My friend and I have a term we coined, "Ideal Self" for all those things we would do if we lived up to our Pinterest boards, never had to sleep and won the lottery tomorrow... you know, working out in barely there bra tops everyday on the beach at 6am with our hair and makeup looking on point... yeah... enter real life. Having an amazing assistant/housekeeper/personal shopper that organizes our entire life around each season. Or throwing gorgeous dinner parties every other week like we're in the cast of RHOC... including amazing cat fights, designer dresses and someone crying in the limo outside... (but not us!)Never mind that these events don't happen except on reality TV, this did not stop our constant referencing what ideal self was doing at all times of the day and how we were not living up to that potential.We thought we were so clever with this made-up term, but its seems someone had already thought of this, Sigmund Freud. So, it turns out its a pretty huge source of dissatisfaction for us humans, that we can't really live up to our version of an "ideal self."And advertisers know this, they bank on the knowledge that you long to do more, have more and be more at any given moment. AND there's absolutely nothing wrong with growing, but most people get stuck in the thought that they can't possibly have THAT ideal self life, so why bother... back to Pinterest.So this summer, I learned about a tactic that the elite business people of the world (and apparently Beyoncé) use, its making an ALTER EGO for yourself in order to bypass that "Ideal Self" world conundrum we get stuck in. Our alter ego is part of us, that we don't really accept as our own yet, we fear we cannot become something, yet we long to do it anyway.We long for it because...Its part of OUR story, its a KEY to our growth, It will CHANGE everythingand you know it, deep down.SO big girl pants up, here we go, its time to create an alter ego for yourself.Beyoncé called her alter ego SASHA FIERCE. And she did things shy Beyoncé couldn't yet do, she was fierce and sexy and she owned her stage. And now Beyoncé doesn't need her anymore, Beyoncé owned that part of herself.What three words does a FIT, SKINNY, SEXY YOU need to be?What's your NAME when you embody these words?What does this alter ego do that's different then you, where does she go and who does she go there with? What does she wear? Maybe you can give her a signature item so when you have this item you instantly transform- what is it?
This seems like a weird idea, until you try it, and then it becomes very liberating, because you don't have to be weighted down with the baggage of your own identity.Before you say "That's not me" try it, just try it and see what might happen! I'd love to hear about it!JenniferXOXOPS: Keep drinking your tea, move a bit more before you eat and include green vegetables at each meal. Don't make it a big deal, just do it.
I'm not a therapist, but in therapy there's a question often used to help clients know when they're on the right track, its "What will be happening when you know you are succeeding?"Here's a normal story I hear, Greta has a goal to "look good" again, she decides to really go at it for a month and tries all the things her friends tell her to do and somehow she finds that she looks basically the same when the month is over. She's disappointed that she doesn't look any better, she feels like she's wasted her time and her money on a new gym membership. Regret sets in and she feels worse now than before.She may indeed be living a healthier lifestyle and changes might be taking place that she hasn't even noticed, because she hasn't been LOOKING for them. She has less headaches and pain, she sleeps better and maybe she's eating more vegetables. But those weren't her goals, she wanted to "look better" and she thinks she failed, so she gives up.Here's some examples of things that may be happening when you are on the road to success:
What will be happening for you when you know you are succeeding?Many people make it about the number on the scale, and that can be helpful, but in just as many cases it can be harmful.
- Eating more vegetables and fruits every day.
- Getting some kind of regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day.
- Drinking alcohol only on the weekends.
- Eating low-fat popcorn instead of chips,
- Ordering a side salad instead of fries
- Being able to walk up a flight of stairs without gasping for breath
- Looking forward to drinking tea instead of soda
- Feeling more energetic and hopeful
Your job today is to find out what are those things that will be happening in your life when you are on the right track. Try hard to make these goals things you can control and feel, its nice to get attention, but that is out of your control and if you don't get it maybe it will be something that deters you!Take time to really notice the things that you identify, its something that most people completely overlook and it can be a HUGE factor in your continued success!I'm proud of all of you who are stepping up and beginning this amazing journey of self transformation! It's going to be INCREDIBLE!XOXOJenniferPS: if you no longer want to receive emails, please unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of this email, if you "complain" I cannot see it or do anything to change your subscription, you must do that! Thanks!
- Eating more vegetables and fruits every day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our Mermaid Cove Metabolism tea is back ordered a bit, so expect a few extra days for that to ship out.
The next step in the Tea Challenge after you grasp yesterday's eating guidelines is that before each meal or snack you move your body in some high intensity way for about 1-2 minutes. Yes, I said that... minutes.A great time to do this is when you're getting ready to drink your tea, because you want the timing to be about 30-60 minutes before your meal. Studies have found that when your muscles are ready to receive calories, they are much more likely used or stored in the muscle to be used than stored as fat. (Warning, I'm about to talk about hormones again!)As Tim Ferriss explains in his book The 4 Hour Body:“The more muscular gates we have open before insulin triggers the same GLUT-4 on the surface of fat cells, the more we can put calories in muscle instead of fat”.So what opens these gates? Intense exercise, such as squatting while raising your arms or lunging or burpees. And doing so for about 60-90 seconds closely mimics about 6 hours of low intensity exercise (83% vs 91%). Yes, that means walking leisurely for 6 hours or 60 seconds of all-out squatting.So while you heat up your tea water, do 60-90 seconds worth of squats, then if you remember do them again about 90 minutes after eating, when your glucose is at its highest. This will help bring it down and also help keep you looking young... because, HORMONES!More on that later....MAKE SURE YOU TAKE PHOTOS BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER!! And write down your WHY!!
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.