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Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Great Way to Get In Shape...& Have Fun Doing It

At 50 years old, I've decided to change my exercise routine. I actually am ramping it up and have decided to go with cycling as a different way to do more cardio and work those large leg muscles of mine. 

If you work those large muscles, you will lose weight faster!

Though I am used to riding a bike now and then for fun, I've decided to make it more of an everyday routine. And I love it!

We are fortunate to have a nice bike trail close to our home and I kick myself for not using it more.

I don't break any speed or distance records, but for the hour I spend on it and the hills/inclines I tackle, I get a really good workout in.

If you haven't tried cycling I highly encourage you to try it. 
Cycling is much easier on the joints than running and you get to see much more of the beautiful nature along a trail!
It really is a lot of fun!

Don't worry if you aren't the fastest and can only go a short distance because your thighs feel like they are going to explode!
I have cyclists pass me on their fancy road bikes all the time. Wait until you see a team of professionals with their sponsored uniforms pass you! I've felt the wake of their jet stream! 

Don't worry about all that. Just start. 
I promise you - you will get stronger and will be able to go further in a really short time. 

It's amazing at how much the body likes it!

Oh sure, your legs will feel like jelly when you get off the first few times, but if you start off slow and go just a moderate distance, the body will quickly build up strength and you will amaze yourself at what you can do.

That hill that made you breathe like the sound of a freight train will be such an exciting accomplishment in no time! You will be so thrilled you did it and will be looking at the next challenge to go after.

Talk about a rush of joy!

You don't need fancy equipment either. Just a bike that fits you, a helmet, some glasses (because the bugs hurt if they hit you in the eye!) some comfortable clothes and a water bottle. You can find inexpensive water bottle holders for bikes at local stores.

Don't try and do too much or go too far the first week. Go as far as feels comfortable and then turn around and head back.
If you feel it was easy then add to it in small increments the following days.'s OK to stop and rest! If you are new to cycling, it will be hard the first week or so and taking time to rest a few times along the way is just fine and it’s a great time to rehydrate.

Here are a few more tips I have:

  • Make sure your bike fits you well. If you aren't sure if your handlebars and seat are the right height, stop in to your local cycle shop for some advice. They know how to set you up on your current bike to make sure your ride is comfortable. You don't want your knees and back to be hurting because your form is wrong.
  • A cycle shop can also make sure your helmet is a good fit. You want to protect your noggin and it is money well spent to make sure that "skid lid" fits you right.
  • It's recommended to invest in bike shorts for comfort, but if money is tight right now, just wear clothes that fit you, that let your skin breathe and are comfortable. If you find yourself really getting into cycling later, you can always go back to the bike shop and add the accessories you want. 
  • I recommend taking a water bottle with some hydration drink mix in it to help replace the lost electrolytes you lose while sweating. I have a favorite mix I use I will share at the end of this article. At the very least, bring plenty of water.
  • You may also want to take a rag to wipe sweat off during the hot weather. I just tie mine to my handlebar.
  • Find a time that works for you and stick to it. It takes time to build a routine and make things a habit, so promise to give yourself 30 days to settle into a routine.
  • Don't eat a heavy meal before setting out. I try and do my ride before breakfast. I may eat just a few bites of something just so my stomach isn't growling at me. Then when I return I have my protein drink. (see below for what I use)
  • Decide what kind of an exerciser you are. Do you like to be with others? Then join a cycling club or drag, I mean invite, a friend along.
    Though I occasionally love to have some company, this is my personal challenge and I do best when riding solo. I find it easier to stick to my plan and advance when and how I need to and not have to modify it because a buddy isn't at the same level.
    No judgement either way - your buddy may be able to ride faster than you, just that everyone advances at their own pace.
    You may even come to enjoy the alone time, especially if your life is hectic.
  • Be nice. If you are sharing a trail with walkers, announce in a loud enough voice what side you are passing on. For example, I will yell out several yards before reaching them, "Passing on your left!" This allows them time to gather up their dog's leash or pull in their toddler giving you enough space to pass safely. I will also slow down if I see a mom with little ones or a person with a dog who may lunge at a bike. Just in case. Hopefully they will be nice, too in giving you room to pass.
    Just don't fly by someone. I know it startles me when a cyclist blows by me and I didn't hear them coming. Plus, so many people wear earbuds nowadays. Make sure they hear you, slow down and give plenty of room.
  • Speaking of ear buds, I suggest only wearing one of the buds in your ear if you do wear them. I wear just my right one and tuck the other one down in my shirt. I don't always listen to music or webinars, but when I do, I think this is the safest method. You will be able to hear other cyclists who may be passing you and due to safety reasons, any cars or even if some creepy person is coming up behind you while you are stopped and taking a breather.
    Regardless of whether you are walking, jogging or cycling, not being able to hear your surroundings is very dangerous.
  • Practice good road sense and follow all traffic laws. If you ride on the road, then you must follow the same traffic laws as cars do - stopping for stop signs and traffic lights, flowing the same direction as cars and using hand signals to indicate direction changes, etc.
    Stay close to the edge and don't ride on dangerous roads that have a lot of blind curves and hills. It's terrifying to come around a curve with another car in the opposite lane and a cyclist in my lane leaving me nowhere to go.
    I always worry for that splint instant I may be forced to choose - to take out the cyclist or the young family in the other car coming head on if there isn't enough room or if slamming on the brakes doesn’t stop me in time.
    I've had some really close calls in a car with those type of cyclists and it's made me very angry.
    While I believe in sharing the road, I also believe a cyclist should not put themselves and others in harms way. Choose your roads carefully and use good sense with common courtesy.
  • Also, as a horse enthusiast and who has trained horses, be very cautious when approaching horses on a bike. Horses spook easily at cyclists and if you rush up behind one or pass by too closely, you are liable to get kicked to the moon!
    Always slow your approach, ask the rider(s) if it's OK to pass and give them time to get their horse settled if it's getting antsy. It's a polite thing to do and it's the safe thing to do for all involved.

I hope you will be getting out on the trail soon with your bike. There’s no time like the present to get started!

Share with us your cycling adventures and tips either below in the comments or on our Facebook page: 

I look forward to reading them! 

Oh, I promised to share with you the hydration drink I use and protein shakes I drink. Here they are:

Happy Trails!


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Test Your Cold/Flu Knowledge - Answer These 7 Questions

There are many misconceptions about the cold and flu.
Take our short quiz and see if you can answer these questions.

Answer true or false for these questions:

1. Getting wet in the rain will make you sick. 


There is no evidence that damp cold weather and the risk of getting a cold are related. 
Modern science does not support a connection between being cold and getting a cold or flu.

However, we've all had that time where we got chilled and whamo! We got sick!

So what gives?

Your immune system was already compromised by being exposed to a virus earlier. 
Then your body had to work hard on keeping your temperature regulated when you got wet and then chilled. 
This took away from the special fighting forces making you vulnerable to the virus taking over.

While getting chilled didn't "make" you sick, it helped to contribute to it by lowering your immune defenses.

So you will want to prevent getting wet and chilled if possible, and if you do get caught out in the elements, take the necessary steps to get dry, get warm and then consume healthy food and supplements that will build up your immune system. 

2. Flu is a virus, cold is a bacteria. 


Both cold and flu are viruses. There are well over 200 different strains of the cold virus (rhinovirus being the most common) and flu viruses mutate and change every year.

However, both the flu and a cold can transform into a bacterial infection. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or last longer than 7-10 days.

3. Antibiotics are no help for cold or flu. 


Both the common cold and flu are the result of a virus, and antibiotics cannot help reduce the severity or duration of a cold. 

Do not go into your doctor's office at the beginning of a cold or flu and demand an antibiotic. It won't help you any. 

Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your gut, including the good guys responsible for helping to defend your body against viruses and bacteria, so taking an antibiotic is counter intuitive. 
Doing so could actually set you up for a worse infection.

Besides, a good doctor knows better than to prescribe an antibiotic for an obvious viral infection and you will have wasted your co-pay for nothing.

Doctors do occasionally prescribe antibiotics to people with colds and flu to help treat secondary bacterial infections such as sinusitis, ear infections, bronchitis, and other infections.

Again, see your doctor if symptoms worsen or last longer than 7-10 days. 
At that point the virus may be gone, but a bacterial infection may have developed and you will want to be sure to get proper treatment for that.

4. Once you have the flu, you won't have it again that season. 

The answer to this one is both false and true.

You won't get the same cold or flu strain once you have had it, but that doesn't mean you cannot get another strain. 

There are often multiple types of cold and flu circulating at the same time; it is very possible to have one and then have another. 

This is also the reason why the flu shot is not 100 percent effective: the flu shot is effective against one strain and there is always the possibility of another strain infecting you. 

Plus the flu strain is constantly evolving, mutating into a different strain than the original flu shot was developed for.

Your best bet is to build up your immune system so it can be ready to defend you no matter the strain of viruses invading.

5. The flu is harmless. 


The flu is far from harmless. According to the CDC, in a normal year somewhere between 3,000 and 49,000 people die from the flu (depending on the severity, the spread, and the type of flu virus). 
In 1918, approximately 675,000 people died in the United States from the Spanish flu. 

On the other hand, the common cold is rarely harmful—unless it leads to other infections.

This is why it is so important to make sure your immune system is healthy - by exercising, eating healthy foods and supplementing with extra immune boosting supplements, especially during the cold & flu season.

6. You are only contagious when you have symptoms. 


You can actually be contagious before you even feel any symptoms. This is why colds and flu can spread so quickly. 
We can be in close contact with people who aren't even showing any signs of sickness. 

You are most likely to spread the flu five to seven days from when you first feel bad. 

When you have a cold, you are the most contagious during the first three days of getting that cold (during that sore throat phase). 

You can transmit either virus to other people by touching your nose or mouth and then touching another surface they touch (doorknobs, phones, etc.) or by coughing or sneezing.

That is why washing your hands often and avoiding touching your face is clearly one of the most effective ways to prevent getting sick.

7. Kids get more colds and flu. 


According to the CDC, adults have an average of 2 to 3 colds per year, and young children may get as many as 8 to 10 each year before the age of two.

Children's immune systems, especially the very young are still developing. This makes them more susceptible to what's going around - their immune systems are still learning and identifying the bad guys.

Help the kiddos stay healthy by limiting sugar filled foods and drinks, keeping them hydrated with mostly water, feeding them healthy foods with lots of clean fruits and vegetables, and providing them with immune boosting supplements as well. 

Another tip is to have them play outside often. Staying cooped up indoors is not healthy for anyone. 
Kids need outdoor time for both a healthy mind and body. 
Dress them in layers appropriate for the weather and let them run around and be kids. 
It will do you good to join them, too!

Did you notice a theme on how to boost your immune system?

It was exercise, eat healthy foods and add good immune boosting supplements.

What are healthy foods? Try fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein and plenty of filtered water. Avoid high sugar, processed foods and drinks.

Some immune boosting supplements would be a complete & balanced Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin C, Garlic, Zinc, Probiotics, etc.

So how did you do? Did you get most of them right?

It's OK if you didn't. Knowledge is power and the more you know, the better you can be at protecting yourself and your family from the battles that are coming - the cold & flu battles.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

End of Summer & Back to School Tips

Ah August. The sun is shining, the grass is burning, the flowers are blooming (or wilting) and we all feel the winds of change off in the distance.

It will be back to school time soon for many students.

I can hear the collective moaning from kids and the rhythm of the happy dance the parents are doing all at the same time.

I had an older lady stop me in the store as I wearily exited the school supplies aisle and exclaim how grateful she was that she didn’t have to buy school supplies anymore! Bittersweet memories, I guess.

August is a month that is still hot enough to remind us it’s still summer time and it is also the month that bedtimes are reset as school schedules loom in the near future.

So we have compiled a short list of helpful tips to combine the two lifestyles as we enjoy the last month of summer.

Even if you don’t have kids, we still have some great info and offers for “you big kids.”

For surviving the heat, remember these tips:

Reduce Sun Exposure During Peak Hours

UV rays are the strongest and do the most damage between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so the less time you spend outdoors during these hours, the better. 

That doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun though. 

Just hit the pool or the beach later in the day when the sun is lower. 

You will still have plenty of time for fun and you won’t melt as quickly or risk sunburn as easily.

Apply Sunscreen Generously

Apply a liberal amount of sunscreen evenly on all areas of the skin—and don't forget your lips, nose, ears, neck, hands, and tops of feet. 

Apply at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and remember to re-apply every two hours, especially after swimming. 

It’s easier to apply the sunscreen before you get dressed, too. This way you will be sure not to miss any areas like under sleeves or under collars.

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Keep Hydrated

Dehydration can occur very quickly when we perspire. Babies and the elderly are especially vulnerable. 
Water is the best way to re-hydrate and the optimal amount to drink is ½ oz for every pound of body weight.
If you are exercising or working hard outside, you will want to add an electrolyte drink like Shaklee’s Hydrate or Hydrate+

The benefits of staying hydrated are:

Weight loss – the more you drink the less you will weigh. It helps our stomachs feel fuller longer and often times when we think we’re hungry we are really just a little dehydrated.

You look younger – the more hydrated you are the more youthful your skin looks. Fine lines, blemishes and dark circles are less noticeable.

You have more energy – when you feel yourself lagging especially in the afternoon, remember to re-hydrate with some water or a good sports drink that isn’t loaded with sugar.

Tips for saving money on back to school shopping:

Don’t Feel the Need to Buy Everything Right Now

Retailers will prey on you feeling the need to get all your shopping done right now and in their crafty ways have raised prices on fall clothes. 

They may lure you in with 25¢ notebooks and free glue, but they’re hoping to make it up on the higher prices you’ll pay for clothes. 

Wait for sales, and try to buy at end of season clothes for next year to score the best prices.

Learn to Buy Off the Rack

Your kid may be screaming for those private label jeans, but don’t give in, stay strong. 

We all know fashion is fickle and what’s in this week will be out before school even starts. 

So stick with the basics – pants, tops and shoes in color schemes and designs that all complement each other.

Try and reuse clothes from last year that still fit combined with just a few newer pieces to mix and match, thereby expanding their wardrobe. 

Again, buy next year’s clothes at the larger size at the end of this season when you can get them at 50% off or more.

Does your school require uniforms? 
Ask your school to start a uniform exchange closet. 
This is where parents bring in gently used, but outgrown uniforms and exchange them with other parents. 
It’s a great way to save money.

Wish your school required uniforms? 
Put together a short proposal to present at the next parent/school board meeting showing all the benefits to having uniforms. 
Other parents will love you for it!

Get the Kids Involved

Sit down with your children and show them the lists you have made for what they need now and in the future.

Let them have a say in what they want and have them make up their own lists. 

Have them write down both what they think they need and what they just want. 

Then do a little online “window shopping” at some of your favorite stores.

Tally up what your child’s list says and also tally up what’s on your list.

This will give you both a glimpse of what it’s all going to cost. (Just remember though you will be waiting for things to go on sale).

For the extras, have your child help pay for them.

If your child doesn’t already have a summer job to help pay for things, then you can “hire” them yourself. 

There are plenty of what I call “extra” chores that are always needing done.

When they have to work for it, your kids may come to find it’s not really worth all that extra effort for those overpriced and often really weird looking clothes. 

And the lesson we teach our children about working for and finding ways to pay for the things we need and want, will be one of the more important things they learn this year.

Our favorite tips though, would be to do little things to improve your health like cut back on soda pop, keep yourself hydrated, choose healthier foods more often and take time to enjoy this time with your family.

Like summer, life is short. 
Be sure to enjoy it while it lasts.

This month we will be introducing some great new products - so keep an eye out for updates from me.

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Have a safe and happy rest of your summer!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

How Do I Know If A Detox Or A Cleanse Is Right For Me?

Many people ask the question, “How do I know if a detox or a cleanse is right for me?

They usually start with the questions of, 

“What is a detox?” 

Why should I do a detox?”  

“Can I safely do a detox?”

Let’s address the question, “What is a detox?”

A detox is where a person restricts their diet for a period of 5-7 days to eating either only certain food groups, such as fruits & vegetables, adding in special cleansing supplements or they can do a radical (& sometimes dangerous) detox restricted to just juice, water and/or herbs. 

There are many variations of these detoxes, ranging from healthy to the very dangerous, especially if the person has an underlying health condition or takes medications.

Let’s talk about the question, “Why should I do a detox?”

A few years ago, if you suggested to someone that they detoxify their digestive system by doing a short term, 7 day detox diet, they probably thought you’d gone off the deep end.
Today, detoxing is all the rage… and with good reason.
  • According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than 2 in 3 adults and about one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are overweight or obese.
  • One in three American adults are pre-diabetic… and only 10% are aware that they’re at risk.
  • Fatigue is the number one complaint doctors hear from their patients. (Does this describe you?)
  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease affect up to 50 million Americans. Because there is no curative therapy at this time, treatment for autoimmune diseases focuses on relieving symptoms.
  • More than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia and approximately 10 million people in the U.S. use prescription sleep aids. People who suffer from sleep deprivation are 27% more likely to become overweight or obese.
  • More studies are showing our bodies have far too many toxins built up in the cells.
    Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., in Raising Children Toxic Free, stated,
    "Since1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been tested for human toxicity. We are, by default, conducting a massive clinical toxicology trial, and [we], our children and their children are the experimental animals.”

So… what do all of these dire statistics have to do with detoxing? Everything!

When you go on a short term cleansing regimen, you reduce the amount of toxins going into your body, help your digestive system absorb the nutrients your body needs, and more efficiently get rid of everything that it doesn’t need.

A good detox will help to flush out everything that your body has been trying to get rid of.

Here is a short list of health symptoms that may be caused by too many toxins built up in the body:

  • Feeling sluggish
  • Fatigued throughout the day
  • Trouble sleeping at night
  • Not thinking clearly/brain fog
  • Cranky, irritable for no reason
  • Sick often
  • Skin blemishes, roughness
A good detox cleanse can often help relieve these common problems.

This detoxification process has many health benefits, including…

  1. Increased energy. When you “lighten the load” on your cells, your body no longer has to struggle to flush out both stored and incoming toxins. A healthier cell means a healthier body, which means increased energy.
  2. Sleep issues become a thing of the past. Detox participants report falling asleep easier and staying asleep longer.
  3. Improved mental focus. Toxins and free radicals that accumulate in the body can severely affect brain function. Participants report clearer thinking and better memory retention.
  4. Supercharged immunity. A detox measurably strengthens your immune system and lowers your risk of certain diseases. A healthier cell means a healthier immune system, which means you avoid getting every germ being passed around. Participants also a noticed a decrease in allergy symptoms. Allergies can be associated with a poor immune system.
  5. Your skin, hair and nails will improve. When you clean out your system, your skin quickly forms new cells, giving you a healthy glow again. Your hair will take on a new luster and problem nails will become strong and healthy again.
  6. If you want to lose weight, a good detox… followed by a healthy, mostly plant-based diet… is one of the best ways to do it. Combined with regular exercise, you’ll soon see the pounds start dropping away.
  7. Slows down aging. Oxidative stress, caused by free radical formation, results in cellular deterioration, making your skin look old and tired, your hair rough and lifeless, and your muscles and bones weak. A healthy cleanse or detox can help the body slow down the aging process by helping to slow the damage caused by free radicals.
  8. Helps you to break the sugar & carbs addiction. A healthy detox helps you to resist eating things like fast food and drinking soda and helps you re-learn ways to replace them with a healthier lifestyle. During the detox you do not eat fat or sugar laden foods, allowing your body to flush out the toxins those foods build up. This causes the body to stop craving sugar and carbs that so many people find hard to give up.
  9. It helps to give your digestive system a “rest”. This rest from toxic and damaging foods helps the digestive system to begin healing and rebalancing itself. Detox participants who had been suffering with digestive issues saw great improvement. 
  10. You simply feel better. Participants report that a better sense of well-being takes over.
While there are many health benefits that can result from detoxing, there are warnings, too. 

Let’s discuss the question, “Can I safely do a detox?

There are a plethora of detoxification programs available… from extreme water and juice fasting, to a raw fruit and vegetable diet.

Many health practitioners caution against radical detoxing that can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

Some radical and dangerous detox diets can also negatively impact those being treated for a medical condition.

Some use harsh and dangerous herbs that can have dire consequences, especially if medications are involved.

So can you do a detox safely?

Yes you can.

The best detox diet is one that uses good, nutritious food, mostly fruits and vegetables along with lean protein.

A healthy detox diet will use only safe cleansing supplements shown not to interfere with most medications.

A safe detox diet will have been created by an experienced nutritionist and used by many health professionals.

A safe detox diet will provide you an experienced person who will be your guide throughout the process, who will ask the right questions and answer yours.

Does such a detox diet exist and how does it work?

There is a healthy way to detox that is safe to do even if you are taking medications and are being treated for a current health condition. (Anyone with existing health issues should, of course, consult their health practitioner before embarking on a detox program.)

It incorporates the 4-R Steps: Remove, Replace, Restore, Rebuild

It’s called the Fresh Start Cleansing Program

Fresh Start is a 7 day, safe, simple and successful protocol for better health, using the “4-R” steps:

  • A safe system which Removes those foods and lifestyle practices that have contribute to diminishing your body’s ability to function at its highest level.
  • A simple process to Replace nutrient poor foods with nutrient dense ones.
  • A successful step in beginning to Restore your sense of well-being.
  • Over time, and with the adoption of the principles of Fresh Start, you can move to Rebuild your body’s health from survive to thrive.

Here are a few things you can expect from the Fresh Start Cleansing Program:
  • A boost in energy
  • Better focus & clarity
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduced cravings
  • Healthier immune system
  • A kick start in weight loss, if desired
  • Improved sleep quality
  • An experienced guide who will be available    to coach you and answer any questions you might have.

So how do I know if a detox cleansing program is right for me?

Contact us to set up a quick interview. We will ask you a few questions and answer any questions you may have. It’s easy to find out if it’s right for you or not.

To set up a time for an interview, please fill out the above form (top right of page or click the "Contact Us" tab up top to bring up the form) and tell us you would like to set up a time to see if Fresh Start is right for you.

Please provide your contact info of name, email and phone number. We will then provide you a list of available time slots.

You can then pick the time slot that works best for you and we will schedule an interview to be done via phone or email if you prefer.
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We hope this article helped to answer some questions you may have had about a detox diet and that you'll consider doing a healthy detox/cleanse and take advantage of all the benefits it has to offer.

It’s never too late for a Fresh Start

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sometimes A Girl Just Needs Chocolate

Sometimes you just want some chocolate.
And that's OK, I do, too.
As long as you indulge with awareness.

If you are wanting a little taste of chocolate, but worry you'll slip off the wagon of healthy eating and end up head first in a vat of chocolate ice cream or a box of cookies, try pairing your chocolate with something healthy.

A good example would be strawberries and a little chocolate syrup.
I like the Hershey's Simply 5. While it does have sugar in it of course, it doesn't list any artificial ingredients, preservatives, etc.
And it's surprisingly low in calories.

After washing your organic strawberries - you did buy organic, right? Strawberries are very high in toxic chemicals, so you will always want to go organic with them.

After washing them, with leaves still on, cut the leaves off after washing, and drain.

Squeeze a little puddle of the Simply 5 chocolate syrup on a small plate and just dip the strawberries in it. 


After all, what you really want is just the taste and you don't need a giant amount to satisfy your craving, especially if you've been eating healthy lately - it takes less to satisfy.

So go ahead and indulge a little and enjoy your sweet treat. Pair it with healthy fruit, use less than most other people would and choose organic and simple ingredients that will allow you to feel special without feeling guilty.

Happy snacking!

I love Shaklee's Chocolate Energizing Life Shake mixed with a banana and strawberry to make it seem like I'm getting a sundae! It's a meal replacement, protein drink that really satisfies and makes you feel great!

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