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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Healthy Tip: Eating Out, Losing Weight & Still Having Fun


We all love to go out with friends or that special someone now and then.

Food sometimes tastes better when you aren't the one having to prepare it, cook it and do the dishes afterwards!

But if you are trying to lose weight and get healthier, the restaurant can feel like a huge, fat pit.

When we’re invited, we want to go, but we can almost feel our willpower shrinking as we imagine ourselves sitting there in the restaurant and wishing that we could just order the fattest entree on the menu instead of just the soup and salad.

Well, I'm here to tell you that you can! No, I'm not lying. You can order what you want as long as you use a little common sense.

You don't need to count calories or whip out the digital scale, all you need to do is outsmart that huge entree and impress your friends at the same time. Don't be surprised if others follow your lead.

Here Are My Tips

1.) If you know you are going out later in the evening, start your day out by exercising really hard for at least 30 minutes. More would be better, but 30 is a good place to start.
Walking briskly is wonderful. And if there is snow on the ground where you live, walk in the snow, not the cleaned off sidewalk. Walking in snow makes your muscles work harder.
Please take into consideration your fitness level and don’t do more than you can comfortably do.

2.) Eat a light breakfast. I recommend one of our Shaklee180 smoothies mixed with fruit. It has the protein you need, plus fiber and Leucine to help you feel full and energized.

3.) For lunch, stay light. Try another smoothie or a Meal-in-a-Bar that tastes more like a cheater snack than a wholesome meal. Yum! You can also eat a salad with a little protein from lean chicken or hard boiled egg.

4.) Drink lots, and lots of water. Since we all need to aim to drink half our body's weight in ounces every day, try to get most of that in before you leave. It will help with hunger and it will help your body flush toxins out so you'll look radiant for the evening!

5.) Eat a light snack or salad before you go. You never know how long it will be before you actually get to dig in and you don't want to be famished. Attacking your entree like a ravished beast will cause you to hate yourself later.

Eating light earlier in the day allows you have those extra calories later.

6.) Once you are seated ask the server to bring you ice water with lemon and drink one full glass before your meal comes. This will help give your stomach that full feeling so you don't over eat.
If you want to drink something else, too, go ahead, just keep drinking water with it and you won't be sipping down the soda pop or whatever, glass after glass.

7) Ask the server when they take your order to bring you a take home box with your meal. Ignore the strange looks for now, they'll understand later.
When your order comes, put approximately half your meal in the box before you start eating. 
We tend to overeat so as not to waste money. This way you'll get more than one meal and you'll stop when full.
You can also do a sampling party with your friends by everyone sharing a bit of their meals with everyone else. Just give a little more away than you take.

8.) Take your time, chat it up, chew slowly and stop when full. Common sense, right? But if we just listen and don't talk or eat like we are going to be thrown out of the joint in under 30 minutes you will overeat and not have near as much fun. You will find yourself feeling fuller faster if you take your time.

9.) Share desert. If your friends are also watching their weight, you can all still have desert, just share. This way everyone gets that satisfying little taste of something sweet, which is all we are really wanting anyway. No harm done.

10.) Enjoy yourself! These are just tips, not hard fast rules.
If you slip up and eat half a cow along with a boat load of shrimp and half of an apple pie, it's OK. We all slip sometimes, we all indulge.
The important thing to remember is to not beat yourself up. The only one expecting perfection from you, is you.
So if you slip, pick yourself up, dust the food crumbs off and try again. I bet you will find yourself getting back on track a lot easier than when you first started.
Just be kind to yourself.

There you go. Ten easy ways to go out, have fun and still not blow your health goals.
Time with those you love is so important. Be sure to have fun while you are taking care of your health.

Wishing you a great time out with the ones that make you laugh.
Laughing burns calories - so pick funny friends.

I want to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday and New Year!
After the holidays if you would like to reset your diet and start on a healthier journey, contact me and I’ll share with you what we’re doing to get a “Fresh Start”.


Best wishes,
Julie


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Youth Holiday Gift Set


Finding the right shade of makeup for your skin can be really tough!

Our skin color is constantly changing based on seasons, temperature, sunlight and even our state of health at the time.


Trying to find just the right shade of makeup that won't make us look like we're wearing makeup seems impossible!


Then we learn that many of these makeups are toxic to the skin, either burn or make us breakout in pimples just in time for that party we're looking forward to going to.


UGH!


Then Shaklee comes out with Youth BB Cream.


Shaklee has come up with a unique way to provide just the right shades for your ever changing skin tones and they use ingredients that are not toxic. 


In fact they even have a list of over 2500 chemicals they do NOT use! (this list of what is NOT in Shaklee's Youth products is available free of charge upon request)

The way they do it is provide you with 4 blendable shades that you easily can blend for that day's skin color. 


Plus they provide you with the tools and even short tutorials with tips from expert makeup artists so you have the skills to always look your best.

Order this gift pack before Dec. 31 and get $35 worth of free accessories.


This makes a wonderful gift for you & for others!


Click here to learn more: 
YOUTH® Activating BB Cream Holiday Glam Kit


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ShakleeKids Power Pack at $10 off Member Price



ShakleekidsPower Pack - Use Item #89423 


What you get:

SAVE $10 off Member price through November 30 ONLY. Savings reflected at checkout.
Create a healthy foundation for your kids to learn, play and grow. 
The Shakleekids Power Pack contains a trio of products to help keep your little superhero strong. 
Also includes the Shakleekids Superhero's Guide, a special color fold-out that has great nutrition information for you and fun things for the kids to do.

Here's what's in it: 

* Incredivites: Comprehensive multivitamin for optimal kids' health*
  • Loaded with 23 essential vitamins and minerals for healthy development
  • 100% of the Daily Value of all eight B vitamins
  • Provides calcium and vitamin D, crucial bone-building nutrients
  • All natural (and yummy) flavors of tropical punch, grape and berry

* Mighty Smart Choice: Natural, ultra-pure DHA
  • 100% natural, ultra-pure DHA to help support brain and vision development*
  • No yucky fishy taste

* Chewable Vita-C: Additional kid-friendly immune support

  • Powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system
  • Great citrus flavor

Be sure and keep your little Superhero healthy this winter with good nutrition, plenty of rest, lots of exercise and supplements to fill in nutritional gaps in their diets.
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Dishwasher Tips - Making Your Dishwasher Perform Better



We love our dishwashers, don’t we?

I love being able to throw the dishes in, slam the door, hit a couple buttons and walk away.

And happiness is when all the dirty dishes fit in the dishwasher. Yay!

After a while though, our favorite appliance can begin to let us down. 
Dishes aren’t getting as clean as they used to, glasses are spotted and it can begin to smell.

So what are we to do? 
The thought of a new dishwasher sounds delightful, but don’t throw out your old friend quite yet.

To keep your kitchen buddy working at his best, he does need some TLC. 
Yes, that’s right – you need to do a bit of regular maintenance.

Now before you start to say, “Ugh! I’d rather just buy a new one!” the maintenance really isn’t that hard – if you do it on a regular basis.

The first thing to do is dig out the owner’s manual. The manual will tell you what parts you can take apart to clean.
Can't find the manual? That's OK, most are pretty easy to disassemble and clean.

Tip: 
Buy a big binder and large pocket sleeve protectors, then put all your household appliance manuals in there and file it on a bookshelf. 
This makes the manuals easy to find and take up less space. 
Plus, if you ever go to sell your house, leave that book out on the counter and the new potential buyers will love you for it and may look at your house more eagerly.

All those food particles and debris gets trapped in the filters built into the dishwasher and they need to be cleaned out every so often. 
But don’t worry it’s not hard.

Most dishwashers are very similar in the bottom. 
Remove the bottom rack, and proceed to one-by-one remove the sprayer arm, strainer and filters per your manual. 
I have like 5 pieces that remove for cleaning in mine.

Tip: Place them in order from left to right how you took them out. 
This way you will remember which order they go when you go to put them back in. 
They only fit one way, kind of like a puzzle.

Take a toothbrush and some gentle cleaner. I like to use -
and scrub all the pieces thoroughly and rinse. 

Then spray with a good disinfectant all over the pieces and down in the sprayer arm holes. I like to use - 


as a good disinfectant. 
Do NOT use bleach or any other harsh cleanser.

If the sprayer arms have clogged holes, use a pipe cleaner or small straw brush to gently clean the holes. 
Do NOT use a toothpick because the tip could break off inside the arm, clogging the holes and later molding inside.

You will notice when you pull out the pieces at the bottom to clean there is still a puddle of water there and wonder why it doesn’t drain all the way. I wondered the same thing.

I learned it’s because you don’t want the pump or the seals to be dry. 
If the seals become brittle, you will end up with messy leaks and pumps are expensive to replace.

If you notice when you start your dishwasher, it will drain the water that’s in it first before filling with new water. So it doesn’t use that old water that had been sitting there in the wash cycle.

Tip: Run water at the faucet till hot before starting the dishwasher. This will shorten the time it takes for the dishwasher to heat the water, saving time and electricity.

I will clean this underwater area too, so as to prevent molding and to inspect. 
You can take an old towel to soak up the water and then use a rag to wipe out.

You will also want to gently clean the seal where the bottom of the door meets the bottom of the tub. The moisture can make it start to mold there. 
Mold is something you do not want to get ahead of you, so attack it before it starts with a good disinfectant.

Clean up any stains and rust areas. Inspect your racks for breakage and tips missing so your dishes do not get damaged.

Inspect your seals for cracks and leakage. Get them fixed right away or you will be fixing your nice floor after a major water leak springs.

If you haven’t cleaned your dishwasher’s parts in a while you are in for a real treat. 
It can be nasty, so carve out some time. 
After that if you keep up with the cleaning, it will only take a few minutes and won’t be so yucky. 
I try and clean mine about once a month.

Like anything else, if you keep up with it it’s not so much work, but if you let the cleaning part get away from you then you will be spending more time cleaning it and doing the dishes more often since they aren’t getting as clean as they used to.

So there you go. An easy way to make your dishwasher act like new again without spending money. 
Think about all your dishwasher does for you and repay it with a little love and a little cleaning now and then. 
Just like any relationship – it needs some attention.

Dishwashing detergent can be very toxic and deadly to children and animals. 
Please protect the ones you love by using a safe, natural alternative.


It works as well as the toxic brands, but is much safer and cheaper to use because you actually use less of it due to it being so concentrated. 
It is also great for cleaning other stubborn messes.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Free Defend & Resist


Buy NutriFeron® and Vitalized Immunity™ and Get a Free Defend & Resist Complex - (Must use item code #89490)

What you get:

Get a FREE Defend & Resist when you purchase NutriFeron and Vitalized Immunity through November 30 ONLY.($20 value at suggested retail price) 
Special item code #89490
Savings reflected at checkout.

FUEL YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH THIS 
POWERFUL TRIO!

~NutriFeron: Ideal for daily use

  • Powerful breakthrough in immune system science
  • Exclusive, patented blend of four plant extracts designed to provide immune support at the cellular level
  • Helps keep your body primed and ready to defend.

~Vitalized Immunity: For a blast of immune support whenever you need it

  • Nutritional support to help your immune system stay strong
  • Unique blend of vitamins, minerals and a proprietary herbal formula
  • Naturally sweetened with monk fruit and contains as much vitamin C as 16 oranges
  • Delicious effervescent formula

~Defend & Resist Complex: When you feel that first tickle

  • Help your body respond to challenges with unique combination of herbs and zinc
  • Help your body maintain a healthy immune response


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Offer rules:
  • This offer is available in the U.S. and Canada between 12:00 a.m. (PT), November 1, and 9:00 p.m. (PT), November 30, 2017.
  • Free product available to Members, Preferred Members, Distributors, Qualified Distributors and Associates. 
  • Eligible orders must be placed online -- through MyShaklee.com, Shaklee.com, Shaklee Connect®, mobile or Shaklee PWS – or at the Shaklee Los Angeles Sales and Training Center.
  • You can only get the discount when you use #89490 to purchase and the product is being shipped to Primary Shipping Address.
  • One free Defend & Resist per eligible order.
  • There is no point value (PV) on the free product and it cannot be returned for cash or product credit, or exchanged for another product.
  • Offer good while supplies last.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Basic-G vs. Chlorine Bleach





Why I choose Basic-G as our disinfectant over bleach.

Bleach is highly toxic, can be dangerous if it comes into contact with other chemicals like ammonia, is very harmful to the environment and does not do a good job at disinfecting.

Those bleach wipes you use are even worse. For some reason, people think they are safe to use on their skin – they are certainly not!

Let’s look at a few comparisons of Basic-G and Chlorine Bleach:

EPA Registered as a Disinfectant?
Basic-G –Yes 
Bleach – not always, it can depend on the brand

This is good to know if your school or business requires state approval on disinfectants. Bleach does not always meet those standards.

Residual Effectiveness? 
Basic-G - Up to 3 days 
Bleach - No more than 1 hour after application*

*In undisturbed lab conditions using E. Coli (one of the more resistant organisms in fecal material) on linoleum.

This can mean that once you clean, the effectiveness wears off very quickly. 
Not good if you have surfaces being touched quite often, like handrails, toys, counters, etc.

Shelf Life?
Basic-G -Over 3 years
Bleach - Variable, up to 1 year

Do you know when your bleach was bottled? Plus Basic-G is so concentrated, a bottle can last over a year and still be effective.

Scent?
Basic-G - Fresh & Clean 
Bleach - Pungent, noxious fumes

The smell of bleach is not only harmful, it’s downright awful. Basic-G just has a very light scent of clean.

Concentration?
Basic-G - 1 quart makes 65 gallons
Bleach - 1 quart makes 7 ½ gallons

Saving money is so important. At fraction of the cost of bleach, 3/8 of a teaspoon of 
Basic-G concentrate in a spray bottle of water costs less than 30 cents.
What did your toxic Clorox spray cost?


Safety?
Basic-G - No additives necessary; no harmful gases 
Bleach - Mixing with other cleaning compounds can create harmful gases

Disinfecting your home or business doesn’t have to be dangerous. You can still get clean without poisoning yourself or polluting the environment.

Corrosive? 
Basic-G - Not corrosive in solution
Bleach - May cause corrosion

You can use Basic-G on most any surface you can clean and it does not cause corrosion or staining. Bleach can permanently ruin surfaces



Basic-G is a fantastic cleaner as well as a disinfectant. It is also very affordable, safer to use around your family and is very effective.

Basic-G also comes in handy wipes. Use them to wipe down germy surfaces in your home, your car and even shopping cart handles.

Do some research on your current disinfectant and read about all the dangers those chemicals can cause.

Disinfectants can be dangerous, but you can lessen your risks by using a product that disinfects as well and often even better than the toxic brands.

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It comes with a full money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.

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Be well my friends,


Julie

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jacqui McCoy's Inspiring Weight Loss Story

Jacqui McCoy, record-setting contestant on Extreme Weight Loss, learned that it was important to lose weight the right way. Shaklee 180 helped her find the right approach and, along the way, happiness.
Watch Jacqui's inspiring story:



To learn more about what Jacqui is using or to set up an appointment for a free consultation you can visit our website - ToBeHealthy.MyShaklee.com or you can click the "Contact Us" tab up top to tell us you want to set up a time to talk.

Be well,
Julie


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Monday, August 28, 2017

"I Get To Work From Home With Dogs Under My Desk And Cats In My Inbox"


After 40 years, my Shaklee story is quite a story.

In the late '60s when I went to college, John F. Kennedy was someone we quoted all the time. He said, all your life you're going to have to make choices; you're going to be part of the problem, or you're going to be part of the solution. 
That stuck when I was a teenager, and it became a model for my life. And then I found Shaklee ­– a company with a conscience that made biodegradable cleaners.
Through Shaklee, I discovered the whole idea of supplementation and building health and teaching others how to do the same. My health improved so dramatically that I looked around for other people to practice on. First there was my husband, then my family, and then my circle of friends. And every time I shared the products with more people, they got results, too.
I fell into the business accidentally, but I found that I loved it. I loved every piece of it. Building a Shaklee business is an exciting and rewarding way to live your life.
Every day is rewarding because you get to use your brain. You get to look for solutions, ideas and new ways to meet new people. And you look for problems that only you can find a solution to.
My last bonus check was for $15,000. I get to work from home with dogs under my desk and cats in my inbox, and I can go see my grandkids whenever I like. 
I have freedom, and I have purpose. I have a wonderful life and I'm very grateful for it.
I’m only sorry I never got to meet Dr. Shaklee in person.

– Barbara L.

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*The average annual income in 2014 for the Business Leader ranks ranged from $10,357 for Directors, $13,317 for Senior Directors, $20,859 for Coordinators,  $48,419 for Executive Coordinators, $89,422 for Key Coordinators, $204,168 for Master Coordinators, to $626,265 for Presidential Master Coordinators. Average annual income is based on the monthly amounts reported on Form 1099-MISC for all Business Leaders at that rank.  The sum of these monthly averages is the figure reported in the income disclosure statement. Results will vary with effort. Shaklee Corporation does not guarantee that any particular income level will be achieved.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Accidental Entrepreneur


"I’m an accidental entrepreneur with a recipe for awesome success." 

"I was working multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet. Now I have one career, and it’s Shaklee"

Shaklee has changed my life in so many ways it’s crazy! I was an actor, living the life of the starving artist, and working multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet. I had just come off a national tour, which, as exciting as that was, had really run my health into the ground. One of my jobs was working a health fair, and I happened across Shaklee by chance.

Now I have one career, and it’s Shaklee. I work with incredible, creative, artistic individuals who are able to work on their art or craft and also earn a steady living, and even make a positive difference in other people’s lives. I feel like all creative people want to leave their mark on the world, and Shaklee is the ideal vehicle for that.

Of course I love the flexibility; everyone with Shaklee appreciates that. But there are so many other benefits! I can help other people attain that freedom. I feel a real responsibility to educate and empower people to take better control of their health and make better choices about what to put into their bodies. I feel the same responsibility for the health of our planet.

For me, it’s about the community. We live in such an age of texting, social media, and emails that we have become disconnected. Sometimes you can brighten someone’s day just by smiling and asking how they’re doing. You’d be amazed where these conversations can take you! When you learn more about people’s lives, you can think of ways to help them.

If every corporation practiced the Golden Rule, so many problems would be solved. I can do my piece by being part of a company that practices what it preaches. We all work together instead of competing against each other; it’s a community of people coming together to make a positive change in the world.

With Shaklee, I succeed only by helping others succeed. That’s why I love this industry and partner with Shaklee! I’m an accidental entrepreneur with a recipe for awesome success.

— Jen M.

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*The average annual income in 2014 for the Business Leader ranks ranged from $10,357 for Directors, $13,317 for Senior Directors, $20,859 for Coordinators,  $48,419 for Executive Coordinators, $89,422 for Key Coordinators, $204,168 for Master Coordinators, to $626,265 for Presidential Master Coordinators. Average annual income is based on the monthly amounts reported on Form 1099-MISC for all Business Leaders at that rank.  The sum of these monthly averages is the figure reported in the income disclosure statement. Results will vary with effort. Shaklee Corporation does not guarantee that any particular income level will be achieved.
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