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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Did You Know?

Did you know this? 

That 2/3 of American adults and 1/3 of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. 

The average dieter tries to lose weight four times a year! 

And those who do manage to lose the weight end up gaining it back, all of it and often times even more.

It is one of the leading cause of death and costs business over $73 Billion dollars a year. Like most health issues, obesity is preventable.

If you are still struggling with your weight loss program or haven’t even started yet, we can help you. You can learn more here: Shaklee 180

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wouldn't it be easier if food was labeled like this? My favorite is the "all natural" obesity pop! Haha!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Recommended Products Page

I finally have our recommended products link up! Check out the tabs above and look at the Recommended Products Page
We have split the products into categories:

  • Healthy Nutrition
  • Healthy Weight
  • Healthy Home
  • Healthy Beauty

Under each category are sub-categories taking you to specific products.

If you are looking for a particular ingredient or need help deciding what is best for you, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to work with you. We will help you find what works best for your needs, saving you money and time. 
I hope you will give us a try and let us help you learn To Be Healthy.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Extreme Makeover Star Shares Her Weight Loss Struggle

Jaqui McCoy - How I am Regaining Control of My Life

Shaklee Videos: Shaklee 180: Jacqui

For more information on the Shaklee 180 Program, you can visit our site    To Be Healthy or click on the "Contact Us" tab above and either email us or leave your info and we will get in touch with you.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tips on Staying Healthy During the Winter Months

Join us and our experts for tips on:

Staying Healthy During the Winter Months

Learn tips on how to boost your immune system, the role stress plays and how to combat it, and dietary strategies to help boost your immune system.

No need to register or provide your information. Just click, listen, sit back with your favorite beverage and learn how to stay healthy this winter.

Want more information? Click on the "Contact Us" tab above and let us know how we can help you today!

Can't listen to it all at once? That's OK, just make note where you left off and come back to the link then drag the "Bar" to the time frame where you left off at and continue on!

This is an archived call, so you will not be able to participate in the question and answer.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ugh! Ugly Pictures of Me Before and After!

I have a really hard time looking at pictures of me being fat. I prefer to look at ones say from many years ago when I was fit and healthy and thin.That is why this is so very hard for me to post these pics of me before trying Shaklee 180 and after just a few short weeks. 

My shape is changing faster than the scale, but I love it!

If you want to join me in doing a 180 with your weight, just let me know. Losing weight is oh so much more fun with friends than just doing it alone.

Now keep in mind, I took the after picture without the most flattering of clothes on, the shirt I am wearing is getting baggy on me. This after picture was taken by me in front of a lousy mirror with an even lousier phone camera, so I apologize for the grainy picture.

The before picture just makes me want to get sick. My husband snapped this of me while I was writing in my log book during a race. The only reason I didn't delete this picture was so I could use it as an ugly reminder of how bad I looked then and how I never want to go there again.



As you can see, I still have a ways to go to reach my goal, but if I can look like this in a few weeks, I think my goal is possible.
I'm not starving, I'm not depriving myself. In fact my husband and I just went to an Italian restaurant recently and I ordered what I wanted - seafood alfredo. Not the most lightest dish on the menu!
I am maintaining my muscle and losing just the fat, which is why my shape is changing faster than the number on the scale.

If you are on a weight loss program and are sick of it already or you haven't started yet, I urge you to give Shaklee 180 a try. You can either contact me by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab up top, email us at or you can click here to learn more info online - Shaklee 180

Don't you think it's time?

You're Invited!

Liked what you saw? Want to learn more or want to get started?

Contact us today and we will be happy to send you some more information or you can learn more here: Shaklee 180

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Win While You Lose Weight with Shaklee 180™

From The power of Shaklee

Enter the Healthy Competition today. You could win the Shaklee 180™ 90 Day Grand Prize to Nashville or the 180 Day Grand Prize to Paris!

What’s the Healthy Competition?  It’s a contest that is held every 90 days for Shaklee 180 customers completing the 90 day program and every 180 days for those customers who have completed the 180 day program. 

The 90 day contest and 180 day contest are separate contests and you do not have to enter the 90 day contest to enter the 180 day contest.  You may enter the contests as an individual or as a team.  Judges will select winners based on weight loss, measurements, photos and an original written personal Turnaround™ story. 

How to enter:  To enter the 90 or 180 day competition, you must
  1.  be a Shaklee 180 customer
  2.  purchase a Turnaround™ Kit or Lean & Healthy Kit
  3.  either complete the required fields of entry on the Shaklee 180 website or complete your profile and the required fields of entry on the mobile app (scheduled to be available January 31st). 

To learn more about Shaklee 180 or to get started, please visit our site: To Be Healthy

To enter the Healthy Competition now, visit and click on the My 180 tab.  Then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page for the Healthy Competition link.

Prizes for the Healthy Competition:

90 Day Prize:  winners will receive a 2 night/3 day trip for 2 to Nashville this August for our Global Conference that includes airfare, hotel, meals, a $500 shopping spree and a video and photo shoot.  After Nashville, contest winners will receive a 2 night/3 day trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

180 Day Prize:  winners will receive a 6 night/7 day trip for 2 to Paris, France that includes airfare, hotel, meals, a $2000 shopping spree with a stylist, a full fashion makeover and a video and photo shoot.

For full contest rules and eligibility, visit

To learn more about Shaklee 180 or to get started, please visit our site: To Be Healthy

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chiropractor Loses Weight to Set Example to Patients

Dr. Lori Johnson, WA, a chiropractic physician wanted to set an example for her patients to become healthier. And, she wanted to fit into new swimsuits for a trip to Hawaii. 

So, Dr. Lori decided to get to a healthier weight herself and got serious and committed to the Shaklee 180 program. And it worked! 

Watch Dr. Lori's inspirational story and share today.

Dr. Lori Johnson

To learn more about Shaklee 180 or to try the products yourself, check out Shaklee 180  or you can fill out our contact form and we will get back with you - Contact Form

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lose Weight While Still Living in the Real World

Trying to lose weight, but finding it hard to do with your hectic schedule?

Do you just want to lose the weight without having to commit to endless meetings and classes?

Are you ready to do it in a fun way and laugh while you lose?

Then come to our free “Turnaround Party!”

If you are ready to do a 180 turnaround with your weight we can help! At our Turnaround Party we will learn how to get healthy, lose weight and still have fun doing it. All while still living in the real world.

We will share ideas, find what works for you and share some laughs along the way.

Here’s what we will do:

·               Learn how to lose weight safely and keep it off!
·         Learn tips and tricks to feel fuller faster!       
·         Survive eating out and still order off the regular menu!
·         How to get your family healthier without creating a mutiny!

Come and taste test some products, meet others just like you and have a good time hanging out with friends.

Here’s what we WON’T do:
·         NO Weigh In’s!                       
·         NO Fat Measuring!
·         NO Hip/Waist Measurements!
·         NO Embarrassing Before Photos! (unless you want to bring one)

The cost is FREE!  We do ask that you make reservations so we know to bring enough materials.

Sponsored by your local Shaklee Distributing.

There is one requirement - you must bring your sense of humor. Laughing burns calories, so bring some funny friends with you!    

Reserve your spot today!

Who knew getting healthy could be so much fun!

Where: Fairfield Child Development Center – 140 Donald Dr. Fairfield, OH 45014
When: Tuesdays 6:30 PM 

Contact Julie  at for reservations.

Live out of town? Can't make it? That's OK, we can send you the info for free and help you remotely! Just contact us today. Don't put it off another day!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

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 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.

2.) Eat a light breakfast. I recommend one of our Shaklee 180 smoothies mixed with fruit. It has the protein you need, plus fiber and our 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! 

Eating light the first two meals and having a light snack in-between allows you have those extra calories later.

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

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 impresses no one and you'll hate yourself 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. Then when it comes, put approximately half your meal in the box before you start eating. 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! Theses 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 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 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 that when you first started. Just be kind to yourself.

Need help? Have questions? Want to try us, the # 1 Natural Nutrition Company in the U.S.? Then contact us via the ways listed below and we will be happy to help. You don't have to do this alone, let us join with you in your quest for a healthier you!

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


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Saturday, January 5, 2013

How Fast Are You Losing Weight?

If you are losing more than 2-3 pounds a week, you are losing too fast and may not be able to keep the weight off once you reach your goal weight.

If you are losing large amounts of weight, you are losing muscle, not just fat. A huge mistake if you want to keep your metabolism revved up!

With conventional diets, up to 40% of the weight you lose could be muscle. Yikes!!

Burn Fat, Not Muscle

What makes Shaklee 180™ different from every other weight loss program is that our products are Powered by Leucine™, an amino acid that signals your body to retain muscle, so you lose the right kind of weight.

The program is designed so that nearly every pound you shed is fat*. That’s why people lose weight and keep it off, so you metabolism can power on as the inches come off.

Remember, you put it on a pound or two at a time and that’s exactly how you need to take it off and keep it off!

Want to learn more about Shaklee's Shaklee 180™? Please follow the links or you can contact me for a personal, no obligation consultation - Contact Form

Find us Online at:

Product Info & Ordering Website: To Be Healthy

Our Health & Wellness Blog:

Like us on Facebook: To Be Healthy

Pinterest: YouToBeHealthy

Always Safe, Always Works, Always Green - See why we work when others don’t – The Shaklee Difference

*Based on a 12 week preliminary clinical study and skin fold caliper measurements to estimate lean body mass and fat mass.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Energy Shot’s ‘No Crash’ Claim Is Disputed

I’m not surprised that an energy drink has been found to be not only unhealthy, but that it’s manufacturer is now in trouble for false advertising.

Here is a quote below:

“Major producers like 5-Hour Energy, Red Bull, Monster Energy and Rockstar Energy all say their products contain proprietary blends of ingredients that provide a range of mental and physical benefits. But the companies have conducted few studies to show that the costly products provide anything more than a blast of caffeine, a stimulant found in beverages like coffee, tea or cola-flavored sodas.

I’m shocked.

OK, not really. 

But what I do find shocking are the number of people who still drink these toxic drinks and then wonder why they feel so bad, they have body aches, are sick more often and are surprised to find they lack, you guessed

Hmmm, could there be a connection? You bet!

There are some safe and natural ways to get the energy boost you need.

Adequate rest, exercise and proper nutrition are just plain common sense. We all know that we need to take care of ourselves to have the energy we need to do not only the everyday things we have to, but the extra energy needed to do the things we want to.

Since it is virtually impossible to get all the nutrients we need from diet alone, adding good supplements are crucial to having that extra energy that puts a bounce in our step, a smile on our face and become the envy of all our energy drink addicted friends.

Wouldn't you love to be the person you co-workers despise because you have energy to spare, you’re happy and healthy?

The best way to do that is follow common sense.
Get more sleep; drink more water; exercise a minimum of 30 minutes 5X a week; eat healthier; and supplement with good vitamins and minerals and Presto!  You are now the “health nut” at the office who has lost weight, has energy, looks great and best of all, feels great!

If you are ready to be that person, check out the following recommendations listed below. 

Remember, we are here to answer your questions, help you pick what’s right for you and even help you find ways to save money! All you have to do is ask!

Foundation– Vitalizer or Vita-Lea – Always, always start here. You build your foundation and only add something extra if you need it. A good multi or combination of essential vitamins like our Vitalizer is what fills in your gaps. Only then do you add customized nutrients depending on your specific needs and only if you need them.

Vitamin D - Vitamin D is crucial to add to most everyone’s diet. Most people are deficient in Vitamin D and if they only added it, they would notice a big improvement in overall health.
It’s inexpensive and it provides many benefits such as, it helps support healthy, heart function; helps promote immune health; it facilitates healthy cell development; it aids in calcium absorption for maintaining strong bones and teeth; plus our Vita-D3 is subjected to over 300 tests to guarantee product purity.

B-Complex I absolutely love this vitamin! I cannot live without my B-Complex. It is what sold me on Shaklee and has literally allowed me to get off all my pain medication. You can read more about why I was so physically messed up in “My ShakleeStory” and how I got better.

B-Complex provides all eight essential B vitamins necessary for converting the food we eat into energy. It also provides many other benefits too lengthy to go into here, but let me tell you, you will absolutely feel a huge difference in your energy level if you take them.

It is very important though, that you take the right B vitamins in the right ratio. Yes, you can buy cheaper versions at the drug store, but they will not give you the same benefits our B-Complex will because the cheap stuff is missing critical, more expense B vitamins and they are not in the correct ratio.

Take too much of one B vitamin and you throw off the balance of the other B’s. You must take B vitamins together as a family. No taking one type by itself! This is where the benefit of Shaklee’s science comes in. You truly get what you pay for in vitamins.

CorEnergy – Enhances stamina and re-energizes you! With ginseng, green tea extract and a bunch of nutrients I cannot pronounce helps the body maintain energy and resist fatigue.

EnergyChews -  Each chew contains a scientific blend of caffeine from natural green tea extract, plus L-tyrosine, L-theanine, B vitamins and vitamin D. And there are no artificial flavors, sweeteners or added preservatives you'll find in other energy products. They taste great, too!

There you go. Some great ways to add energy to your day, without harmful stimulants, sugar and the “crash” that always comes with consuming “toxic “brews” like the so-called energy drinks.

Remember, all of our products come with a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

You can also take our 30 Day Health Challenge! We guarantee you will feel better in 30 days or your money back! Try us, you will not be disappointed!

Want more information? You can fill out our Contact Form and receive a quick reply from a real, live person happy to help!

Find us Online at:

Product Info & Ordering Website: To Be Healthy

Our Health & Wellness Blog:

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Healthy Tip: Try Water Before You Eat

Hungry? Want to curb a craving? Heading for the sweet or salty snacks?

Stop and think - when was the last time you drank some water? 

Your body may just be dehydrated, a feeling often confused as hunger. 

Try drinking a big, cold glass of water and wait 20 minutes. 

Often times the craving will disappear, you won't feel hungry and the cold water burns a few more calories than tepid water. 

If you must flavor your water, stay away from water additives - they may be low in calories, but often have additives and colorings that can actually add weight to you - they are tricky!

Instead try a little lemon or lime, or a slice of orange, strawberries or cherries. 
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