• How Insulin is Keeping Your Stomach Fat

    The following is an excerpt from my new book that will be coming out shortly, I thought it was so important that you needed to read it right away. It will solve some mysteries for you about why you are struggling to lose weight.
    The myth that we need carbohydrates to “fuel” our body persists, but carbs are actually the only macronutrient we don’t need to eat in order to survive.  Carbs are made up of sugars and starches. When we eat carbs, it provokes an insulin response from our cells. Insulin is the gatekeeper of your fat cells. When its high, you are storing energy as fat, when its low you can burn your stored fat as energy.
    Without an insulin response, calories can’t get put into our cells for fat storage. When we eat a food that does provoke an insulin response we can measure that response on the Glycemic Index, when we measure how much a typical serving of that food raises our blood sugar we call that the Glycemic Load of the food. The higher the Glycemic Load, the more calories % wise are stored away from that meal as fat. A slice of white bread has a GL of 100, every other food is measured in comparison to that standard.

    I can hear things clicking into place for you…
    Just know, I am purposefully making this explanation extremely simple, because it’s a very complex subject and I don’t want you to get lost in the technicality of it and give up. What you need to know is that one key to control your fat loss is to control your overall dietary Glycemic Load.

    Most diets that succeed in getting you to lose weight do so because they control the Glycemic Load you eat. Most diets cut out processed foods, control sugars and starches and don’t even know that this is what they are doing! The Zone, Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, Raw, and all mainstream diets I can think of use this principle.
    What studies show is that reducing the glycemic load, unlike reducing dietary fat, while trying to lose weight pulls most of the fat that the body uses from the abdominal fat stores instead of the thighs and butt, especially in women. Increases in your glycemic load tend to store calories on your abs.
    When our insulin is low, we unlock and burn our fat stores for energy! When our insulin is high our body is either putting more energy away to burn later or clamping those stores shut. Insulin control is one of the key principles to unlocking your fat stores and burning them instead of them growing!
    If you think about it, this will make a great deal of sense to you! I know you’ve been on a diet, where you are really trying, you are eating very low fat and low calorie only to not lose a pound and maybe you have even gained weight. This is because your insulin is high all the time, or you have some degree of insulin resistance preventing you using your fat stores.
    If you use calories in-calories out model to try to explain it, well it isn’t even mathematically possible. You know you are eating well, you are exercising, SO what the hell happened? There should be a deficit, I should be losing weight....
    This diet tells me to eat X calories subtract Y amount for daily living and exercising and I will have a deficit, then I will lose weight… but you now know that isn’t the way it always works. Yes, if you eat a ton of any type of calories you trigger some fat storage, but X-Y= weight loss model is inaccurate.
    So how is your body getting around math? Insulin! Insulin makes this possible. Insulin is the key, this will make everything you are frustrated about with dieting make instant sense.

    Let’s say you get up and you have a low fat bagel with no butter, but instead you use jam plus orange juice for breakfast. You are being very good, the calorie count and fat count is low, then you go an exercise intensely for an hour. An hour after that you are ravenous, and exhausted feeling, even shaky.
    Your breakfast had a glycemic load over 400, which is very high and it shot your insulin and blood sugar straight up. Your body responded by starting to shuttle extra energy into your fat storage cells and by clamping them shut. When you exercised you were burning off a little bit of your food and any glycogen in your muscle stores left over from yesterday. But basically your exercising didn’t do much, except lead your body further into thinking its starving, because it can’t access any of the stored energy it has, so now it sends signals that its starving and your blood sugar is crashing, leaving you shaky. So what do you reach for? Something that will prop it up, something with some sugar in it, something to make you feel better and the process gets worse.
    I've hear from so many people just like you who just CAN'T lose weight anymore no matter what they try, I know it’s true, because I've experienced it myself. I didn’t know why, but now I do, a big part of it is this insulin response. It’s imperative that you get it under control, learn how to unlock your fat stores and start to burn them for energy. I will be showing you how in this book.  
    1.The first secret to keep your insulin in check is to keep your daily servings of starchy and sugary carbs (potatoes, rice, flour products) to 1 whole serving or 2 half servings. This DOES NOT include vegetables and fruits. It could be half of 1 potato and 1/2 cup of rice. That would be the starch for the day.
    2.The second secret is to eliminate sugary drinks from your diet, stop adding sugar to your coffee and tea as well.
    3. The third step is to exercise when your insulin is low, so first thing in the morning take a walk or at least 2 hours after a low glycemic meal. Our NST system below can also help!

    Our Newport Skinny Tea day and night teas work with your body to heal and rejuvenate your digestive system, to cleanse pounds of waste out of your intestines and to reset your metabolism to its original, pristine condition. In tests, the carcinia cambogia in kokum is shown to help the pancreas reline itself with beta cells to help balance your insulin response. Dandelion and nettle are cleansing agents that help your body rid itself of the excess water that is trapped in the tissues. All the teas in the system help your metabolism to run more smoothly and process food better. Cinnamon helps slow your insulin response and ginger and lemon calm inflammation in your tissues. All ingredients in our teas are purposefully selected to work in harmony to restore your body.

    It's on sale right now for $26 instead of $35.
    Please note: This is not medical advice, you should always consult your doctor about your specific medical issues and you should never stop taking medication without a doctors consent. We are not doctors and cannot treat you, your disease through this article. We do not assume any responsibility for your medical issues or disease.

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  • Speed Up Weight Loss with California Citrus Detox Bath Salts

    First of all, congrats for showing up!
    I always want to recognize you!
    And let you know that you're doing a great job!
    This month I want to bring you ways to enhance your health through changes made in your beauty routine and enhance your beauty made through changes in what you eat, drink and how you exercise and relax.
    If any of this feels overwhelming, just do what you can. Detoxing and weight loss are both cumulative and geometric. (Yes I did have some extra caffeine this morning!)
    This means that that if you do 1 thing you're going to get a direct result, but if you do two things, you are going to get 3, 4 or possibly more results from the combined effect that the two things have together.
    Unfortunately, the same is true for toxic substances, for example when you take pain reliever after you have had too much alcohol, together they're much worse for your liver than they would be separately.
    Adding Epsom salts to your bath once a week is an easy thing to do, if you combined it with more efforts, you'll see results faster.
    These are the Epsom Salts I recommend: Epsoak Epsom Salts
    How are Epsom Salts different than sea salt?
    Epsom salts are named after a spring in Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom salts are a naturally occurring mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Epsom Salts enhance the natural detoxification of our bodies through our skin, plus they add greatly needed magnesium.

    How do they draw out toxins?

    Magnesium and sulfate are both quickly absorbed through the skin and into our blood. The skin is a highly porous membrane that both takes in minerals and eliminates toxins every day. Using a powerful mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bathwater creates a process called reverse osmosis, which pulls excess salt and harmful toxins out of the body and allows the magnesium and sulfates in through the skin. Orange and Lemon peels are also highly detoxifying, essential oils contain concentrated oil from the citrus peel as well.
    As we know, toxins stored in the body fat are a major reason why weight loss can be halted or slow.

    What else does it do?

    Magnesium plays a role in over 325 enzymes, helps to improve muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Sulfates are necessary building blocks for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue. Epsom salts replenish the body's magnesium levels and sulfates. The combination helps to flush toxins from the body and helps build protein molecules in the brain tissues and joints.

    The use of Epsom Salt has been shown to improve the symptoms of many health conditions including athlete's foot, gout, toenail fungus, sprains, bruises and muscle soreness. It is also good for anyone dealing with chronic disease or chronic pain to do regular Epsom baths to help detoxify and reduce inflammation while improving mineral and sulfur content in the body.
    Sulfur is known as the beauty mineral and will make your skin, hair and nails stronger and more beautiful. Magnesium will help you feel relaxed, help tense muscles relax and help you sleep better.

    California Citrus Detox Bath Salts
    1/4 cup lemon peel, shaved with a micro planer
    1-2 cups orange peel, shaved with a micro planer
    essential oils
    2 pounds Epsom salts
    Mix all ingredients together, make sure you dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil, put 1 pound in your bath and relax 20-40 minutes.

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  • [BC] How to Make Banana Nice Cream

    Don't you just love ice cream in the summer?
    If you haven't yet jumped on the banana nice cream trend,
    now is the time to do it!
    What's nice cream?
    Its basically frozen bananas blended

    until they're smooth and creamy like ice cream!
    Here's the basic recipe for
    Banana Blueberry Nice Cream:
    2 1/2 frozen bananas
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1-2 tbsp. water
    Mix all and blend until ice creamy
    (Add more or less water for desired consistency) you may have to scrape the sides of your container a couple times
    There's a thousand and one ways to change it up-
    add any fruit, nut or mix in you can think of
    add nutritional items like flax, chia, bee pollen, protein powder, or even nut butters, avocado or cocoa powder
    Make your frozen bananas into a smoothie, smoothie bowl, ice cream sandwich, popsicle or serve it in a fruit bowl for breakfast!
    Replacing high fat dairy with nutritious banana is a great step for your skin, too! You should see a reduction in inflammation, redness and puffiness.
    Bananas are high in potassium, which is great for your nerves, relaxation and muscle tension.
    Hope you enjoy, would love to see what you create on Insta! Tag me!
    Jennifer XOXO

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  • How Your Life Goals are Destroyed By Lack of Sleep & Worry

    Six important goal areas of life that are destroyed by chronic worry and not getting enough sleep, if you want to be healthy, beautiful, slim and full of energy you'd better start by sleeping more:
    1. Exercise seems much harder when you are tired, which means you are more prone to skip working out or make your workout less intense. In a "circle of life" type moment, when you exercise at a high level, sleep quality and overall stress levels generally improve. So if consistently exercising is one of your goals, you can start improving this cycle with sleeping more, you're welcome!
    2. Hunger Hormones become disrupted and you find yourself much hungrier than when you are well-rested. Usually we don't really notice that these two things are linked, but researchers assure us they are! Again, sticking to a diet becomes much easier when you are getting over 7 hours of sleep per night, remember sleeping in a totally dark room has significant health benefits.
    3. Headaches, especially migraines, are more common when you are chronically stressed, sleep-deprived and fatigued, which affects the quality of your life.
    4. Your risk for colds and infections shoots up, it seems if you don't make time for adequate rest your body will demand it of you, because your immune system can't defend yourself as well.

    5. Blood Sugar regulation is compromised to a startling degree. One study recently published showed when young, healthy men went for only 3 nights without adequate sleep they developed pre-diabetic conditions in their blood sugar!
    6. Your metabolism may be hindered by not enough rest, this is of course influenced by other factors we have already discussed, as your body works as a system, its constantly adjusting metabolism. Children are affected by lack of sleep as well, there are studies linking childhood obesity to lack of sleep as one factor.
    These important factors are why I'm dedicating this next challenge to relaxation and sleep! Join in, you will find it rewarding to take your relaxation habits to the next level and see great benefits quickly.
    Our next Challenge will start April 24th and run through May 6th. It will only be 14 days.
    So get ready!!! 
    If you want to use the Newport Skinny Tea original system for the Challenge you can buy it now for $1 per day, yes its on sale for $14
    You may also use the Newport Skinny Tea & Corona del Mar Lean Tea bundle, which is a fantastic relaxing tea for night! On Sale for $22

    Jennifer XOXO

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  • My Secret Tool No One Uses!!

    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!
    Jennifer XOXO

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  • Essential Tips to Fight Food Cravings

    Newport Skinny Tea is designed to help you with your food cravings, but sometimes cravings persist... generally when I dig deeper, its because someone is trying to drink NST and keep eating a really poor diet that does not support their body at all, which creates what I call an awful CRAVINGS CYCLE...

    If you think that your food cravings are only a result of your emotions, urging you to eat foods that are not good for your health then you need to think again. Nutritionists suggest that there is a lot more to food cravings than just emotional urges. According to nutritionists your cravings can also be the result of fatigue and stress that tend to lower the blood sugar and nutrient levels in your body. Your body is crying out for NUTRIENTS to balance itself.

    This, in turn, causes your hormones to go haywire and you end up eating foods that contain high amounts of sugar to try to feel better. While, these foods can satisfy your cravings at the time, your body won’t be getting the essential nutrients that boost energy levels and repair itself. And when your energy is zero, you just end up eating more junk food. However, there are ways you can tackle your junk food cravings and get out of the negative craving cycle you may be stuck in:

    Distract Yourself

    Nutritionists suggest that food cravings usually last for only fifteen minutes and if you can convince yourself to wait for these fifteen minutes, the craving is likely to pass away. You can distract yourself by going out for a walk, reading a book or doing some light exercises that might compel you to eat something healthy after. Worst distraction: TV, which may have commercials designed to entice you to eat more. Best distraction: journaling about what is bugging you!

    Knowing the Trigger

    Before you start eating unhealthy foods it is important understand factors that trigger your appetite in the first place. For example, if you feel like eating 2 bags of chips, gulping it down with 3 cans of coke after work then you might be under a lot of job stress. Poor consumption of water can also trigger your thirst for carbonated drinks. You may also be skipping meals, to tackle your triggers it is important to have your meals on time along with eating natural fruit sugar to calm your cravings. It is also important that you deal with your stress rather than suppressing it, deep breathing, meditation, exercise and our Sunset Beach Relaxing Tea can help get your stress levels under control.

    Keep Track

    Keep a track of when your food cravings hit you if you notice that these have become a regular occurrence with you. If you notice that these occur after dinner around 8 pm at night then probably you owe these to an emotional factor. Figure out why you have been under stress lately, it takes some honesty but in the end you will become free of your emotional stress eating. Ultimately, you need to put yourself first, making sure that you are getting what you need from the people around you to feel supported.

    However, if these occur somewhere around 3 pm then it may be a sign that your body’s nutritional needs are not being fulfilled. Look into your diet and try to figure out what is lacking, are you consuming the right amount of protein? Are eating fruits and vegetables? It is important to find the right balance in your diet, remember the hormonal influence of each meal lasts a maximum of 5 hours, then you have another chance to get it right. Don’t waste one minute feeling bad about what you have eaten, this will only lead to more stress, just plan to get it right the next time.

    Allow Yourself to Indulge Occasionally

    Telling yourself that you will never eat another Dorito or Krispy Kreme as long as you live will probably backfire on you, if you truly love eating a particular junk food, the best way to keep it under control is to plan to eat it occasionally, which means once a week or less. If you know that you are completely helpless when certain foods are in the house, only buy it when you go out, and do not bring it into the house. At holiday celebrations, make sure you fill up on the healthiest options first, then let yourself have whatever treat you want. One meal is not going to ruin you so enjoy your family’s celebration, just don’t let the indulging become consistent for you.

    Sincerest wishes that this helps you during the holiday season!


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