losing belly fat
You are thinking..hmmm is there any truth to this toxin nonsense? Doctors have told me that my body detoxifies itself just fine.... but new studies are proving that modern chemicals are changing the way our bodies deal with toxins, showing they cause disease and make us gain weight that cannot be shed with diet and exercise alone!And for those who have been around awhile, its time for me talk hormones again :)I know this has been a huge issue for me, finding out why traditional diet and exercise weren't working for me took me YEARS of researching, finding medical doctors who were on the fringe and trying to look at things a new way because traditional medicine wasn't providing solutions or answers for those of us who were suffering. Even now, many people are denying the fact that we have a huge problem that can't be fixed with the CALORIES IN- CALORIES OUT model that is failing over 90% of people who are trying so desperately to lose weight and feel better. A 90% failure rate is not a successful solution! And the exercise more- eat less prescription will actually make this problem WORSE!If you are 30 pounds or more over weight, you have some degree of leptin resistance, this is what Dr. Jack Krause says, a leading researcher in the field of leptin signaling. Read on to find out what this means and I want to point out that leptin itself is a new discovery to us, this is a topic on which new discoveries are being made all the time.Modern toxins in our food supply cause weight gain, even if you are eating the same amount of calories you did 20 years ago or less, toxins cause havoc in your body now. The average person in the US comes in contact with over 123 toxins daily, and they are more aggressive and pervasive than they used to be! I want to make it clear, there isn't just one way they do damage, there are many!Synthetic toxins build up in our bodies over time if they are not excreted and are stored in our body fat, they are fat soluble and our bodies create a nice storehouse for them causing cellulite and excess water weight to appear on our bodies. They sap our energy and make us age faster, we feel and look older than we actually are because our bodies are working much harder than they should be. Once we've accumulated fat, fat begins to secrete its own hormones which ensures we stay FAT no matter how much we exercise or under eat.Because of their love of fat cells and our body storing them there for our protection, toxins attach themselves to the outer cell membrane of our fat cells, which cause them to continually release Leptin. This causes our Leptin levels to be continually elevated, when that happens our Leptin receptors burn out (similar to what happens with insulin and diabetes- and leptin plays a role in that as well). Leptin is the hormone that tells the brain to burn fat for use by our bodies, when the receptors are burnt out, there's no one there to answer the call, we stop burning fat. When you have weight gain that does not respond to dieting and exercise it's due to leptin resistance and toxins most of the time! Of course there are other conditions that can cause this problem also, so it is good to check with your doctor.What can help?1. Reduce your exposure to toxins immediately, especially in your household and personal products, reduce processed foods and see if you can filter the air in your home with plants or a air filtration machine.2. Drink teas and water. The polyphenols found in tea (and other plants) support the liver in its detoxification efforts, which is crucial to overall health and energy levels. Especially if you regularly drink alcohol, which can hinder the liver's normal day to day detox activity.One of the main polyphenols in Tea is the flavonoid EGCG, a potent anti-oxidant, which helps repair done from free radicals that can attack your body during strenuous exercise, digesting foods or other stressful activities. It also contains L-Theanine which helps your body produce a super important detoxification compound called glutathione, which becomes depleted by things like taking pain relievers, drinking alcohol or dealing with toxins.3. Reduce your non-fibrous carbohydrates to under 50 grams per day, or less if possible, increase your fiber intake by increasing fruits and vegetables. They contain many compounds which will help your body rid itself of toxins as it sheds fat. This is the part that people don't like, you are going to have to give up sugar and starches for awhile, because they are being stored as fat. You know this because you gain weight almost instantly when you eat them.Eat adequate protein to help the liver process toxins, make sure you eat the highest quality protein you can afford, Organic meats and wild caught seafood are best.4. Sweat- do moderate cardio, such as fast walking or sit in a sauna until you are sweating. Dry brushing and salt baths are also a good way to get toxins out through the skin. Strenuous exercise is best left after your hormonal balance is restored.5. Eat probiotic foods and take probiotic supplements, they will help correct the imbalance in your gut flora and assist the body in making the right hormones.6. Get out into the sun light everyday, preferably barefoot, connect with nature and relax, your nervous system will benefit.Here's to your health & happiness!
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First of all, congratulations for being here!!You are taking the time and energy to do something almost no one does, to educate yourself and take steps to reach your goals.You're in the right place at the right time, are you ready to learn a big, but simple, secret?Now, don't dismiss it when you hear it, because I bet you've never really tried to use it, 98 out of 100 people HAVE NOT!The truth is only 2% of people have written goals!So, want to join the elite achievers and change everything in the next 2 minutes, and also nearly doubles your chance of weight loss success?I thought so, let's go, close your eyes and envision your ideal health, energy and body. Whatever your end goal is, see the picture in your mind and feel what it feels like to already have it be true.Now try your best to put that feeling into words, its good to describe it in a number, but our brain has a really hard time with what numbers mean since we don't feel them.Feelings and pictures are best, that's the language our brain speaks, so if you have a picture to look at, that may help... but form a picture in your mind and feel the feeling of achieving at the same time.So here's the BIG step: Write It Down! Exactly what you want, and when you want it.I find the best thing to do is to write my goal on a note on my phone and put it on my lock screen. But where ever you decide it is safe to put it, you must look at it and feel it three times per day.Absolute best times are when you wake up, when you go to sleep and before you decide to eat.Make a commitment now, to yourself and to me, that you will do this for the next 21 days.You do NOT need to make a plan, you do not need to write down 25 steps to achieving your goal or anything else that takes a lot of time or energy.3 times a day 1-2 minutes at a time, "live" in your dream and feel yourself already achieving it. That is all for now.This challenge will be small, easy steps and hopefully won't overwhelm you, trust the process and do the work. You won't change overnight, but if you follow the steps and keep going you will see progress!I KNOW you can do whatever you set your mind to, the first step is deciding what you want and writing it down, then showing your mind this goal a couple times a day in a language it can understand!Step into the 2% and decide to change your life!If you already have your tea, then use it as directed, do your best to eat clean and keep checking in to the daily emails!You have one more day to order the 21 day NST or Mermaid system to use in the challenge!Congratulations!Jennifer XOXO
Drink your tea Daily!If you are using the 21 day Newport Skinny Tea, you should be drinking your daytime tea 30-60 minutes before your breakfast and lunch! Try to limit coffee to one in the morning before your tea, as it can affect your blood sugar levels and cravings.If you are using additional teas, use them when you want to, make sure that you are not having too much caffeine during the day. If you feel shaky or wired, its too much. Remember, you can adjust the strength to suit your individual needs.I find it easiest to set the alarm on my phone for my daytime tea. Make sure you drink enough water as well.Mindset :Changing limiting beliefsThis is one of the MOST difficult psychological exercises to do honestly, very few people will take the time to honestly look at what state they are living in daily, if you do it you take the time you will have a key to changing your life.
Where do you live emotionally on a daily basis? In depression, guilt or sadness? Disappointment? Anger?First step: You must identify the emotional climate you live in now, what you have come to believe is acceptable for you.Second step: Identify what is the antidote to this emotional climate?If you live in fear, courage is the antidote. Right now you are living in an emotional pattern or trying to get to that place that emotionally feels like "home." Whatever you believe is the "right" way to act based on your experience with environmental forces, generally you use that to guide you on a daily basis.If you are not finding the quality of life you want in the emotional state you live in, you can learn to live in a state that will produce the results you want. It requires figuring out your emotions and really being honest with yourself.You need to find the antidote to your unwanted state, and then you need to practice your new chosen emotion until you shift into feeling like that desired state is your new normal state. This is the way you create new patterns, this is the way to changing your life.Emotion is created through motion, remember you are in control of your emotions and motions, the easiest way to change your emotion is to start changing your motions.
In other words, Just Do It. Do the physical thing to change your state. Give your time to a charity, go for a run, clean out your closet or call up that old friend and ask them to lunch.Review your list of goals multiple times daily! Now link the emotional state those goals require you to live in. This isn't easy work, but you can do it! When you identify the state you want to live in, you will see how your current state is holding you hostage!Diet
Breakfast: Leftover Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins, Steamed Spinach, Avocado
Lunch: Leftover Mini Mexi Meatloaf, basic cilantro Cauli-Rice (under the chicken recipe)
Dinner: Broiled Salmon with capers & olives, Mixed greens salad
Snack: Beef or Turkey Jerky and nut mix
Link to weekly diet menuLink to 1 page info sheetsFitness Challenge ScheduleTuesday: Moderate duration aerobic workout plan 20-60 minutes of 55-75% Max heart rate, for most people this is attainable by moderatly paced walkingJenniferXOXOPS: I will be offering some free goodies for reviews with pictures this challenge!
5 TOP SECRET WEIGHT LOSS TRICKS
Below, you will find out the top secret weight loss weapons that are used by expert trainers and nutritionists to get their clients burning more calories in less time, now you can use them, too!
Blood Sugar Regulation
Berries are showing to be responsible for regulating blood sugar levels after meals. Studies have shown that a key antioxidant in berries turns off the activity of an enzyme which is responsible for disintegrating starch into sugar which means fewer simple sugars are released into the bloodstream. This plays a vital role in weight loss because insulin shuttles excess sugar into weight loss. Using berries to replace refined sugar and flour found in desserts and pastries can be especially effective at controlling blood sugar, plus they are high in fiber. Finish each meal with ½ cup of your favorite berry!
Fanning the Flame
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, combining regular exercise with fish oil supplements can increase the activity of your weight burning enzymes. Look for brands with at least 300 grams of the fatty acid EPA and 200 milligrams of fatty acid DHA that are ultra refined and medical food grade. It’s best to eat these capsules before exercise and after 6pm as that’s when your body can best utilize them. As always, you must check with your doctor prior to using new supplements to see how they will affect your unique health.
Sneak In Fiber
As long as you are eating natural foods, you will reap the belly-filling benefits of both soluble and insoluble fibers. Fiber overfills your stomach by making you feel stuffed so you don’t snack. Fiber lets you enjoy a full stomach with minimal calorie intake. It keeps you fuller for longer and when combined with a teatox can significantly help you cut back on calories without feeling deprived. Best bets for fiber: fruits and veggies, plus whole grains if you tolerate them well. Remember 5-10 bites per meal of carbohydrate will keep you from overeating them!
Drink 8 to 10 Glasses of Water and Tea
This is the easiest way to shed those extra pounds. Try to drink 8 to 10 glasses of icy cold water and tea per day as they boost your metabolism to warm them up to body temperature. A glass of water or tea with lemon is a recipe for successful weight loss as pectin in lemons reduces food cravings and so does tea with flavor. Drinking one glass of water or tea daily will help you consume 27,000 fewer calories per year. Drinking liquid prevents muscle cramping and keeps the joints lubricated. If you really want the water and tea to help you lose weight, you should follow the 8 a day regime suggested by most nutritionists.
Antioxidants in food protect cells from damage which can lead to premature aging and disease. New studies from the University of Florida have shown that people who consume more antioxidants weigh less. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that are naturally formed in the body as a byproduct of calories being converted into energy. Foods that are high in antioxidants are low in calories, thus making them ideal for weight loss. They seem to help diminish inflammation which is a root cause of obesity.
These ideas may sound simple, but when you use them together, especially when you are eating clean and moving smart each day, you will see an amazing transformation. If you’re interested in getting started on our best-selling weight signature product Newport Skinny Tea trial size at a limited time intro price: you can find it here: Special Limited Time Intro Price for Newport Skinny Tea 7 day trial.
I just wanted to congratulate you for finishing the August Tea Challenge, I know you're feeling fantastic!! What an AMAZING step for you to take towards better health & feeling great!! I hope you're so proud of yourself! Amazing!
September is a month to wipe the slate clean, many people are going back to school or have kids who are, life gets back to normal and you have a bit more freedom to do things we want for ourselves.
So I want to continue on the last email I sent, about loving yourself enough and give you this little gem, when you love yourself you actually are giving others permission to love you, too.
When you take care of yourself you are showing that you are valuable and worth caring about, to yourself and to others.
People look to others in relationships to find out if they are valuable and worth caring for, no one can give a sense of internal worth to you, you must find it inside by sharing your purpose with the world.
This is a very deep, personal topic for many of you, I know I've received some letters and comments lately about how many of you are dealing with these issues. Thank you for being so brave to share your journey with me, and thank you for listening to me give my advice, I truly do feel like helping others is my purpose!
Please keep sharing your story!!
You help others when you do!
More on this later,
PS: A couple reminders:
THANK YOU so much for everyone who took our short 5 question survey, I was blown away with all that you had to say! It's still open if you want to take it.
Also, I'd like to remind you to submit your review of your tea challenge experience by September 10th!
Remember if you submit a written review you get 1 free tea, if you submit photos with it you get 2 free teas and if you submit both of those plus a short video file you get 3 free bags of tea!
Woo Hoo!! Please send everything to email@example.com
A word about subscription orders, we offer a discount on subscription orders for those who want to receive an automated order each month, when you set up your account you are the ONLY one who has access to it, and you are the only one who can turn it on and off. These purchases are final and will not be refunded, as its extremely difficult to do.
Our Mermaid Cove Metabolism tea is back ordered a bit, so expect a few extra days for that to ship out.
The basic steps in the August Tea Challenge:
1. Drink 3-5 cups of tea daily, especially when you're craving carbs or sugar. If you are using the Newport Skinny Tea, drink the daytime tea 1 hour before breakfast and one hour before lunch. At night drink the night time tea, or other decaffeinated tea meant to help you sleep peacefully. Use tea to help you manage cravings.2. Eat every 3-5 hours. At your 3 meals and 2 snacks, fill 30% of your plate with low fat protein, it doesn't matter what kind right now. Use an app like My Fitness Pal to track your calories and macronutrients, we are aiming for between 1200-1500 calories per day.3. Fill the rest of your plate with low glycemic carbohydrates... this means vegetables + a dash of fat. Right now we're going for GOOD ENOUGH. Increase your vegetable intake, each day. If you need some inspiration you can check out our Clean Eating board on Pinterest. You can include fruit as well, but don't go overboard on it, especially if you know that your metabolism has been damaged.4. Decrease all consumption of white carbohydrates and what I call white fats, which include refined sugar, flour, rice, potatoes and bread and vegetable oils that aren't olive oil. This means fast foods, packaged foods and baked goods. Does this mean you can never have them? No, it means you're cutting back on them and increasing vegetables and fruits. Here's my warning, these types of foods are incredibly addictive, and you will have some withdrawal symptoms when you stop eating them, you may feel ill, nauseous and even have some sort of physical reaction like a headache when you give them up. There's no prize for going super fast, so take your time, these changes are for the long haul.Here's the GREAT NEWS, we are taking these steps to help increase your good hormones and decrease your bad hormones (yes, I will be writing about this more). Each meal affects your hormonal state for about 3-5 hours after you eat it, so each meal is another chance to get it right.There is no point of giving up on your plan because you went out and had pizza one night, because the next meal is just the next opportunity to get yourself back in hormonal balance.I really want to stress how important it is that you give yourself a reason for changing these habits and that you know that it is a process and sometimes you will not achieve each step above. It doesn't matter- DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP ABOUT IT, that is only reinforcing the negative image you have in your mind.As always, with all supplements and eating plans, its essential that you are talking with your physician before making changes, they are the only one who can give you personalized recommendations based on your medical history.