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Keto Diet – No More Flu

After two weeks of fatigue, headaches, and muscle aches, I have finally gotten over the dreaded keto “flu.”

I started taking the Pruvit’s Keto//OS 2.1 in Orange Dream, half a package in the morning and early afternoon and the other half in the morning last Monday and it’s been a game changer.

  • It definitely helped me with my cravings and curbed my hunger.  Now instead of wanted snacks all day and 10 snacks at night, I’m able to go between meals without needing something but also I can get by with one snack at night and I’m satisfied.
  • I’ve increased my intake of water by a half a gallon to a gallon a day.  I used to maybe drink 8oz of water a day, if that.  All I’d drink was Dt DrPepper unless we went out to eat and I would then drink water.
  • My energy has returned and so has my focus. I’ve been able to get more work done with my wreath business, like this past weekend, I finished four wreaths and on a busy holiday weekend.  It was great being myself again.
  • My headaches have gone down in number and intensity.  They used to be daily and close to migraine status and now they are maybe 1-3 days a week and more annoying and I can work through them.

I bought them individually from a my friend, just to try them before I signed up for an auto shipment.  I bought 10 days worth, 7 days in and I’ve signed up for the auto ship.  I love this stuff!!!  I’ve used a lot of supplements in the past from Advocare to Thrive and some of the companies work and some, not so much.  This one so far is the best and the easiest.  Some that have worked in the past are timed and there are 3-4 different things to take… this is 1 item (they do have other) you mix in your drink and drink throughout the day.  You can use 1-2 packets a day but I was told to start with splitting one packet twice a day.

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It’s been three weeks and I honestly can’t see myself ending this diet.  It’s hard at first but becomes a lot easier.  You almost don’t miss carbs and sweets.  The first two weeks I wanted a sandwich so badly just for the bread and I nearly cheated, but we didn’t have enough sandwich meat to make a proper sandwich, so I didn’t think it was worth it.  Once you get past the hump, it becomes so much easier to say no, because you feel so much better that its not worth the trouble.

I watched this documentary on Netflix called The Magic Pill that’s about the keto diet and it’s many benefits.  This diet helps with diabetes, dementia, obesity, blood pressure, those affected with mental illnesses and many other ailments.  You should check it out and really look into doing this diet as well.

My dad is now over 40 lbs lost, hubby is at 20 lbs lost, and mom & I are at 8 lbs lost.  I’m looking forward to week 4… hopefully I can add some exercise in this week and add to my weight loss.

 

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Keto Diet – End of Week 2

What a rocky road for me.  Not just with the diet but emotional too.  I ended up getting the dreaded keto “flu” and haven’t had much energy at all, along with daily headaches.  I haven’t had it the whole time but this week for sure.

I’ve talked with a friend who has been on the keto diet for over a year and she has given me tips on how to fix my fatigue.  First step is to drink more water.  I am not a big water drinker.  I like it cold only and I’m a sipper so my ice melts quickly.  Once it’s warm and in a glass with an open top and has sat there awhile, I won’t drink it.  Stuff in the air settles and that grosses me out.  I don’t like the plastic cups with reusable straws because I don’t feel they get clean enough. So to help me with water intake I ordered a custom tumbler from my good friend Whitney with Whitney’s Custom Creations.  Now my water can stay cold for a long time and I don’t have to worry about dust settling in my water.

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Second step is to up my sodium intake with pink himalayan salt.  She told me about a neat trick she does, where she carries a small vial of the salt around with her and periodically eats a small pinch of salt to give her system a boost.  She also does it when she gets muscle cramps.  Doing both of these should help me get past the “flu.”

On top of that my depression has been bad.  Dark thoughts and all.  Charles knew something was wrong… I knew something was wrong.  The supplements I was taking, I had to stop due to the carb count in it.  The second supplement I started taking wasn’t doing anything.  I had a doctor appointment on Monday and asked for a new anti-depressant with anxiety help.  She prescribed me Lexapro and within 30-40 minutes of taking the first one, I was so giddy and happy and for the first time in a year, I felt like I was myself again.  It was amazing… so amazing that I had my grandma’s doctor prescribe it to her too.  She has had a really hard time since grandpa passed away.

It feels so good to have my hamster back on its wheel running at full steam ahead.  I am full of ideas to add to my business DOORDECORbySieara and I’m soon going to start using Keto//OS to help me with my hunger hurdle and once I get my energy back, I’m going to start exercising at home.

I’m excited.  During my darkest moment last weekend, I thought “What is there to live for?  I don’t have Audrey and once again having a hard time getting pregnant… what do I have to look forward to?”  That thought hurt my soul to think and why I went back to anti-depressants.  With everything I’m thinking of and all that I’m about to do, it gives me something to look forward to again.  I am inspired and so looking forward to continuing this diet and seeing where it leads.

Back to the diet… We steared away from the cookbooks this week.  We has salmon from Costco, salads, burgers with a lettuce bun, a huge breakfast dinner (eggs, bacon, and sausage), and Chipolte bowls.  All really yummy… tonight we had ribs with no sauce, broccoli, and ranch.  The ribs were perfect.  Charles did an amazing job as always.

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I am having a hard time figuring out snacks.. a girl can only eat so many turkey sticks.  So if any of you have any suggestions that doesn’t include avocados, please leave it in the comments!  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Total Weight Loss:

Sieara – 7.4 lbs

Charles – Still not sure – at least 4 lbs

Keto Diet Day 4-6 I’m Now Having a Hard Time

This week really wasn’t the best week to start this diet.  I am always a mess this time of month with the anniversary of Audrey’s dates (24th & 25th) and this week is worse since I had to go off a supplements I used for my depression and wait for a new one to be shipped.  I am an emotional eater and look for carbs and sweets and its all I can do to pull myself away from them.  Yesterday I was starving all day and to add more fats in my diet, I had 2 salads, which because of the dressings, through me over my carb and calorie max.  Salads, though, are not filling and so I just wanted to eat all the time.

Today my depression was high and I really wanted carbs.  I wanted a sandwich with actual bread or a summer berry cheesecake blizzard from Dairy Queen.  I of course didn’t because I need to be on this diet… I know we all go through a rough patch when starting a diet and I’m proud that I haven’t caved… yet.  I’ve started the new supplement so hopefully that will help me to stay on course.

My weight has been moving up and down the past couple of days, I’m sure because of the emotional stress I’ve been having this week.

I am now going to see what I have to eat… possibly going to have turkey sausage bites because they are crazy low on carbs, but I eat them all the time and getting tired of them.

Oh and to end this week, I have a stye that developed and my eye and the area around it is killing me!  It hurts to do nothing and hurts even worse to blink/close my eye. My eye is already swollen a little and I’m nervous how it will progress tomorrow.

Keto Diet Day 3 – What!!!

I lost another 2lbs today! Not sure how I’m losing cause it hasn’t been that long, but hey I’ll take the weight loss.

Today’s diet was uneventful because I didn’t eat breakfast and had a shake for lunch.  I spent the day at grandma’s playing cards and dominoes.  I ate lunch around 1pm and about 4pm my stomach was growling so loud, I could hear it over the music playing.  I realized one shake and nothing else, is not going to cut it.

After grandma’s, I went and picked up mom to go to the store where I stocked up on turkey bites and sticks and then we got stuff for what ended up being a really yummy breakfast dinner.  I had 4 eggs scrambled with cheese, 5 pieces of bacon, 6 sausage links, and 2 pieces of cloud bread.  It sounds like a lot and it was, but I was starving.  All that was 131.5g of protein and only 13.4g of carbs!   It was so filling!!

I also made more maple pecan cookies but added 5 more drops of liquid stevia and one more tablespoon of the sugar-free maple syrup.  They turned out so much better.

I’m really proud of myself.  Today marks 7 months since we lost Audrey.  I am an emotional eater and I came close to giving in, but I stayed strong.  I miss her so much.  Like I say, I am ok with her passing because she would not have had a good quality of life with her health issues, but I wish we had more time with her.  There are a lot of things I wish we could have done with her, but some of those things weren’t physically possible for her.  I know she is in a better place.

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Total weight loss:

Sieara – 3 lbs

Charles – TBD (he did not weigh in today)

 

Keto Diet – Day 2 Meh

Today I planned on eating an egg and ham sandwich for breakfast but really had a small ham sandwich, which was ok… not enough for breakfast.  I had an awful night with a bad asthma attack that really scared me and I ended up waking up with a headache.  After breakfast the headache got a little worse, so I took something for my head and relaxed.

I was so hungry by time lunch came.  I hurried and made Cheesy Tuna Melt out of the keto ebook and decided to eat both portions since I was so hungry and I could afford the carbs since breakfast was so small.  I was quite nervous because it didn’t look super appetizing, but to my surprise it was really good and satisfying.

My headache just got worse as the day went by and nothing was helping. I went to lay down, hoping the dark and quiet would help.  It did not.  Once hubby got home, we laid there and talked for a little bit, then headed downstairs to get dinner going.  After the second round of Excedrin finally kicked in, I realized we didn’t have any bread for the sloppy joes we were about to have.  So I made a batch of cloud bread and then honey made the sloppy joes, which was so good.

Our erythritol came in today so I made avocado chocolate mousse and I had high hopes, since everything so far has been really good, but this recipe…. it was not good at all…  the avocados were perfect so I think it was just the mix of avocado and chocolate.  We dumped it.  I will never make it again.  Luckily I still had cookies left over from last night.

Yesterday I snacked a lot and didn’t really have a meal for breakfast or lunch and today had the meals, but didn’t snack.  I prefer the snacking… it kept me satisfied throughout the day.

Its been 2 days and we are already down in weight.  Come back regularly for more updates!

Keto Diet Day: 2
Charles has lost: 4 lbs
I’ve lost 1.2 lbs

Keto Diet – Day 1 Here We Go

In my third trimester with Audrey, I developed gestational diabetes and tried to go as long as I could without insulin by controlling my diet (the diabetic diet) and trying medications.  I went a bit too far and ended up going into ketosis.  I lost 15 lbs in a little over 2 weeks and got chewed out by my team of doctors for losing that amount of weight.  I was told to eat more carbs and insulin was going to happen.  I bought myself 5 weeks without and only had to be on insulin for a little over a week.  All this said, I essentially did the keto diet for a short time and it wasn’t too bad.  It was awful for pregnancy cravings but it was worth it.

Now, 8 months later and I’ve gained back the weight I worked so hard to lose before getting pregnant with Audrey.  My dad started the keto diet towards the end of January and has done such a great job by losing around 35 lbs already, despite being surrounded by carb eaters.  I know it wasn’t easy because I’ve been in that position.  So after much thought and my chiropractor pushing whole 30 on me (to help with eliminating the inflammation in my body and help me get pregnant again), I’ve decided to give the keto diet another shot.

I am very blessed to have the support of my husband, since he doesn’t need to diet and we are doing the diet together.  I purchased a set of keto diet cookbook ebooks and started planning our meals for the week.  Almost $400 later (food, kitchen appliances, books) and we have hit the beginning… today was day 1.

Last night I made a batch of cloud bread so Charles would have something for breakfast and lunch and today I made a few more batches for dad.  I was in a hurry this morning so I only had 1 piece of cloud bread and was busy this afternoon so I had a protein shake.  We found turkey bites that work so so well with our diet and was able to snack a few times during the day without going overboard.  Charles made Lemon Mustard Salmon on a bed of cauliflower rice tonight and it was the BEST salmon I’ve ever had.  EVER….  I made Maple Pecan Cookies for dessert.  I ate 6 cookies and still came in under my 25g carbs a day maximum.

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Photo is from Dinner in Five ebook. Link to website in paragraph above.

The first day was not so bad. I didn’t feel deprived of anything, nor did I have any cravings for carbs or sweets.  I maybe would have liked more salmon, because it was just so tasty.  Tomorrow I will try a breakfast sandwich and make some kind of tuna or chicken salad for a sandwich.

We shall see how day 2 goes with me eating a bit more than I did today and maybe snacking a little less. I am so looking forward to losing so much weight.  My short term goal is 30 lbs and long term goal is to get down to 200 lbs and then we will see if I should lose more or be happy at 200lbs.

My My How Things Have Changed

It has been two years since my last post.  So much has changed.

Career: Mom and I changed our company, Opeys Home, from making custom pillows (although we do take custom orders for them), but now we make and sell pet clothing and accessories.  We have had partial success with it and have had our product in a vets clinic and soon will have it in a Pet club.  I also started selling Agnes & Dora, womens clothing, but after selling it for several months, I ended up leaving that company for many reasons I wont go into.  I then started selling LimeLight by Alcone, professional makeup and love love love this company. They have the only skin care and foundation that I have ever been able to use, that did not affect my seborrheic dermatitis. It will be my last company to join and sale.

Weight Loss/Health: When I last posted I had talked about my weight loss experience and eating healthier.  Well several months later, our finances had changed and I could not longer afford personal training so I had to give it up. I tried to stay healthy, but I let old bad habits of not eating and going out to eat set back in.  I gained about 2o ish lbs back and had to go back to my old jeans and clothes, but was able to keep it at that weight.  Then about 6-7 months ago, we started NutriSystem and it really gave me great results!  I lost the weight I had gained back and was doing really great!  After 2 months of being on the System, I ended up ordering nothing but pasta with marinara  for almost all of my meals…. I am only human and that really got old.  I ended up talking my husband into us cheating here and there and that ended up ending the System.  Once again, we fell back into old habits.  Mom and I started going to the personal trainer again (I was kidding myself thinking I could financially handle it) just before Christmas.

Side Note: For the past 7 years we have tried for babies and sadly were not able to have   any viable babies.  We went through the heartache of 3 miscarriages and monthly disappointments.  We have tried so many natural remedies and really wanted to stay away from conventional medicine.  We found this fertility tracking bracelet that you only wear at night, called Ava, last June and ordered it without hesitation.  It tracks your body temperature, resting heart rate, sleep patterns, and other data points.  Its all analyzed and gives you your best times to conceive. We didn’t actually get it until the end of October, as it was brand new technology and still in the beginning stages of production.

Pregnancy: Two weeks before Christmas, I wasn’t feeling well but didnt think much about it.  I figured any day I start and it never came… again with PCOS, I didn’t think much about it as I am not regular.  Christmas morning I was sitting there and thought… I should test.  Don’t know what made me think of it but I went ahead and actually forgot that I tested.  I happened to look down and saw a Positive Test!!!  I was in shock so I took 2 more tests.  All were positive.  I was in utter shock!  No way I was pregnant… no way.  I immediately went downstairs with this onesie we had been saving and told my husband we had another gift to wrap for my parents… I showed him the onesie and he didn’t understand at first.  Once it set in what was going on he stood up and we hugged as I bawled.

Back to the gym that following Tuesday (since going back to the gym, we had only been able to do one session before Christmas)… I was so excited to tell our trainer.  She was super excited too but then this meant adjusting our workouts for baby.  We were only able to go for maybe 2 months before baby bills started to pile up. We also had to move into a bigger place so there was an added cost there too. So once again I had to cut out the trainer.  I did loose more inches but the weight stayed the same.

Fast forward through the first trimester…  The first trimester was rough.  It was full of constant nausea, constant fatigue, constant emotions (weepy and not so nice), bouts of being hangry, tons of food aversions, wonderful Dr apts with amazing sonograms of our little miracle, getting poked and blood drawn.  It was a roller coaster of a trimester.  It also shed light on how much true pregnancy is not talked about.  No one really tells you what is actually going to happen during pregnancy.  We had a spotting scare and a major dizziness scare that through me for a loop, but the baby has a really strong heart beat and the Dr said our pregnancy is really low risk which is a blessing in itself.

We are now in our second trimester… This one is a little better.  The nausea, emotions, bouts of hangry, and food aversions are all mostly gone but they have been replaced with heartburn/indigestion, and headaches.  Not horrible but still no fun.  Something to look forward to this trimester is getting to know what we are having!  I’m hoping to maybe find out sooner… I’m looking into it.

Our New Place: On top of now being pregnant, we have now moved and trying to settle in.  I’m getting tired quickly so unpacking is taking me a little bit.  We have several boxes that need to go to Goodwill and I am sure I will add more to them. We moved to a 2 bedroom town home with the same floor plan as our last place. It is upgraded with new hardwood floors, new kitchen, new bathroom vanities, and a wonderful color scheme.  It isn’t built as well as the last place and there are things that set off my OCD.  Lines that aren’t straight, paint jobs that aren’t within the lines, blinds that don’t match. Nothing that hinders us living here but definitely bothers me. Hubby tells me not to look at the crooked lines.

It has truly been a busy and blessed two years! So much has happened and so much has changed.

 

 

The Struggles of Dieting

Dieting is never easy.  For anyone.

Back in the day, my diet was very poor.  I gained weight like crazy and it wasn’t because I ate all the time.  Ugh it would get so annoying when talking about losing weight, I was told by different people to not eat so much or make my portions smaller…. Listen…. I may have been bigger most of my life but it’s not because of how much I ate!  I’m sure you have heard of the show My Big Fat Fabulous Life with Whitney Thore?

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I love this show and I love this chick!!!  I can connect with her in many ways.  She has PCOS which is one of the causes of her gaining weight, I also have PCOS that causes me to gain weight easily and it’s so hard to lose it.   The other thing we have in common is that our diets were the same.  We don’t sit there and stuff our faces, a common disbelief of heavier people. Instead we did the opposite and we never ate, but once a day.  We did not know at the time that doing so did the opposite of what we thought it would do.

Here is the thing.  When you don’t eat all day and then just eat dinner your body holds on to every little bit that you eat because it knows you won’t be eating for awhile and this in turn makes you gain weight.  Add that to PCOS and not only do you gain weight but you gain more of it and fast.  You can be active all day long, it doesn’t always help.

Once I decided to loose weight, I knew it was time to get my eating habits on point.  That means working my way up to eating at least 3 meals a day and then adding some snacks in there.  Once I was able to do that, it would then be time to make what we were eating healthy.  So we started buying organic food from Sprouts.  That was working really well, so recently we stepped that up to having salads for dinner.  That worked really well until all I was having was salads.  lol  Salad for lunch and salad for dinner.  You get tired of the same thing all the time.  So the past 2 weeks, I’ve been cheating.  I found these amazing cookies from Sprouts and we started having cookies every night and then I would suggest us go out to eat instead of salads.

Well I didn’t gain any weight or go up in inches which was good cause I was actually pretty nervous about weigh in.  So it was nice to know that even when I mess up on my diet, I can still manage to not gain.

My grandmother would say “The good thing about diets is you can always start again tomorrow.”  Well I would say that’s true.  We can all make mistakes and dieting is not easy, but even when we mess up, we can always start again tomorrow.  Which is what I plan to do, but this time I’m going to mix it up with a protein and a side.

Don’t give up on yourself.

Eye Opening Results!!!

When I started this journey technically 2 years ago, I weighed in over 300 lbs for the 2nd time in my life.  The first time I lost weight but my body wasn’t ready and my back went out on me and I gained the weight back.  The second time around I did a few 5k’s but again my body started fighting back at me, but that time i was able to keep off the weight I lost.  Then while moving to Kansas I gained back 10 lbs and we really upset.

So mom and I joined the gym and started seeing a trainer.  We started out once a week and went up to twice a week and now we are going 3 times a week, plus we do water aerobics a couple of times a week.

I knew I was seeing results but not much until I started taking It Works supplements and made even better eating choices and now I am all in weight loss mode.  It is paying off!!!!

Our trainer took some videos of us working hard and I was so bummed seeing how big my stomach still looked and was feeling defeated.  Even though I saw the numbers come down on the scale and on the measuring tape but I couldn’t see it in pictures.  Well tonight I did a before and after picture and it finally opened my eyes to how far I have come in this journey.  So here we go….

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Here is before the weight loss journey at 305 lbs and here is now at 269 lbs!!!

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I am so proud of myself and will never question my results again!!!

FYI if interested, the products I am using/taking are all from It Works.  I am currently taking the Greens daily in either water or post workout smoothies, ProFit Protein Shakes in my smoothies, and It’s Vital Core Nutrition.  Let me know if you are interested in trying any of these at my cost!!!  Email me at sandrewsitworks@gmail.com!

Getting Healthy…. Inside and Out!

2 Years ago I weighed in over 300 lbs for the 2nd time in my life.  I started walking and lost 40 lbs, but do to health (body issues), I had to stop walking for a little bit.  I was able to keep the weight off until April of this year where I left my comfort zone and gained 10+ lbs (diet changes).  New weight loss journey began a week after we moved to Kansas.  So I mentioned that mom and I joined the gym….  Well this week we decided to add a 3rd trainer session every week.  So now our gym schedule looks like this:

Monday – Trainer AM, Water Aerobics PM

Tuesday – Water Aerobics AM for 1.5-2 hrs

Wednesday – Trainer AM, Water Aerobics PM

Thursday – Off

Friday – Trainer AM, Water Aerobics PM

Saturday – Water Aerobics AM for 1.5-2 hrs

That gives us 9-11 hours of exercise a week!  We have been doing this for 4 weeks now as far as the amount of exercise so I know we can do it.

Now that I am getting myself together on the outside, it’s time to get myself together on the inside.  I mentioned that I sell doTerra Essential Oils but now I also sell IT Works!

On top of the exercise, I decided to look at what I can take that is all natural and would help me to loose weight from the inside, as well as, make sure that I am getting the vital nutrients that I am missing from my diet.  I also want to make sure that I am mentally and internally healthy.

So here are the products I will be using…

From doTerra:

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Alpha CRS+

“dōTERRA® Alpha CRS®+ Cellular Vitality Complex is a proprietary formula combining potent levels of natural botanical extracts that support healthy cell proliferation and lifespan with important metabolic factors of cellular energy to help you live younger, longer. Alpha CRS+ is formulated to be used daily with xEO Mega and Microplex VMz® as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness.”

MicroPlex VMz

“dōTERRA®’s Microplex VMz® Food Nutrient Complex is an all-natural, whole-food formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals that are deficient in our modern diets. The formula includes a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B vitamins presented in a patented glycoprotein matrix. It also contains food-derived minerals of calcium, magnesium, and zinc and trace minerals for optimal bone and metabolic health. Microplex VMz contains dōTERRA’s Tummy Tamer botanical blend of peppermint, ginger, and caraway to calm the the stomach for those who may have experienced stomach upset with other vitamin and mineral products. Microplex VMz is encapsulated using sodium lauryl sulfate-free vegetable capsules, does not contain wheat or dairy products, and does not include any animal products.”

Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex

“A nutritional supplement which contains powerful polyphenols to aid occasional aches and pains and support joint comfort and function.”

Womens Phytoestrogen Complex

“dōTERRA® Women Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex is a blend of natural plant extracts that support hormone balance throughout the different phases of a woman’s life. Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex includes a standardized soy extract with genistein, a powerful phytoestrogen that binds with estrogen receptors in cells, and the natural phytoestrogens in pomegranate. It also includes and concentrated extract of flaxseed lignans to help manage potentially harmful metabolites that are produced when estrogen is metabolized in the liver. Balancing hormones and managing harmful metabolites by eating a healthy diet rich in phytoestrogens and other essential nutrients, exercising, and managing weight can help reduce uncomfortable symptoms associated with PMS and the transition through menopause and supports healthy bones, heart, breast tissue, and other body structures and functions as a woman ages.”

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Deep Blue Rub and Deep Blue Oil 10ml Roller Bottle

Essential Oil mix that works wonders on aches and pains

AromaTouch Essential Oil

Essential Oil mix that also works wonders on aches and pains

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ClaryCalm, Clary Sage, and Geranium Essential Oils

All good for female issues such as PCOS, Infertility, and Irregular Periods

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Balance, Elevation, Serenity, and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils

I will be using these to help with my depression and anxiety.

From IT Works:

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New You

“Turn back the hands of time from the inside out with New You! This one-of-a-kind longevity formula is designed to stimulate and support the production and release of the body’s own human growth hormone.

  • Stimulates natural production and release of HGH (human growth hormone)
  • Aids in building lean muscle mass
  • Enhances exercise endurance
  • Helps improve sleep quality and memory

New enhanced formula now includes natural polyphenols that help improve blood supply to the muscles and help to reduce the harmful effects of free radicals for better post-workout recovery.*”

It’s Vital

“Boost heart health, fight minor inflammation, keep those joints moving, and reclaim that youthful glow with the triple strength blend of DHA and EPA fatty acids of It’s Vital Omega-3. Along with superior strength, fish oil-derived fatty acids, It’s Vital Omega-3 also adds a purifying rosemary-based antioxidant blend to fight the effects of free radicals—all in an easy-to-swallow softgel with a hint of lemon flavor.”

ThermoFit

“Fire up your metabolism with this naturally based, thermogenic weight loss formula! Powered by the antioxidant superfood acai berry and the metabolism-boosting properties of Capsimax® (red hot pepper blend), Ultimate ThermoFit helps to:

  • Thermogenic weight loss formula
  • Antioxidant benefits of acai berry
  • Promotes increased calorie burning
  • Helps boost metabolic rate
  • Reduces appetite
  • Provides energy”

 It’s Essential

“The new It’s Essential weight loss energy bar pairs delicious flavor with powerful ancient grains to supercharge your weight loss results! Its dark chocolate raspberry taste is truly a flavor to crave, and the addition of a new, cutting-edge ingredient, SolaGrain, packs It’s Essential with dietary fiber to promote digestive health.”

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Fight Fighters

“Have a sweet tooth? A carb craving? It’s okay to indulge every once in a while when you have Advanced Formula Fat Fighter with Carb Inhibitors!

Simply take Fat Fighter up to an hour after eating, and it will absorb some of the fat and carbohydrates from your food so that your body doesn’t. Powered by NeOpuntia™ (a naturally based ingredient made from the “prickly pear” cactus) and the It Works! proprietary blend, Advanced Formula Fat Fighter delivers dynamic, clinically tested results for both men and women.

  • Blocks some of the fat & carbs from meals
  • Helps balance healthy blood glucose level and reduce cravings
  • Designed to be taken up to an hour after meals
  • Cactus-based formula
  • Does not contain shellfish”

Greens

“Not eating all of the fruits and veggies that you should? Feeling sluggish and off balance? Want more energy to get through your day? Help detoxify, alkalize and energize your body with every glass of Greens, now with an even better pH-balancing blend that includes an acidity-fighting combination of magnesium and potassium for even more alkalizing properties. New added probiotic support helps you better maintain that healthy balance by keeping your digestive system regular and toxins flowing out.

With multiple servings of fruits and vegetables and a blend of 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods, Greens provides naturally occurring, bioavailable vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes to give your already well-balanced diet a nutritional boost. It’s maximum support for your best health.

  • Detoxify, alkalize, and promote pH balance within the body
  • Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend
  • Cutting-edge probiotic support for digestive health
  • 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods
  • Multiple servings of fruits and vegetables in every scoop
  • Free radical-fighting antioxidants”

Soon to be using…

Wraps

“Expect “ultimate” results with this amazing 45-minute body Applicator! The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin.

  • Tightens, tones, & firms
  • Minimizes cellulite appearance
  • Improves skin texture & tightness
  • Mess-free and simple to use
  • Results in as little as 45 minutes
  • Progressive results over 72 hours
  • Made with natural ingredients”

Defining Gel

“Luxurious hydration meets contouring results with this favorite It Works! product.

Defining Gel is an intensive skin care gel that deeply hydrates while firming areas such as the abdomen, back, legs, and upper arms. When used regularly, Defining Gel minimizes the appearance of cellulite and varicose veins. It’s the perfect companion to our Ultimate Body Applicator.

  • Minimizes cellulite appearance
  • Diminishes appearance of varicose veins
  • Improves skin texture & tightness
  • Softens and hydrates
  • Made with natural ingredients”

Hair, Nail, and Skin

“Be a more radiant, youthful looking you with support for stronger nails, softer and smoother skin, and shine-worthy hair!  With essential vitamins, minerals, and plant-based nutrients, Hair Skin Nails enhances your own natural collagen and keratin production, supports healthy cell growth, and boosts your body’s free radical fighting defenses.  It’s optimal nourishment to look your beautiful best from the inside out!

  • Boosts your natural collagen and keratin production
  • Supports the body’s defenses against free radical damage
  • Moisturizes while enhancing skin’s elasticity and flexibility
  • Promotes healthy cell growth, strength, and shine”

I hope that you follow me in this journey and I really hope that I can be an inspiration for you, whether its for weight loss or just getting healthier.  If you see something you would like more information about or would like to try, let me know!  I am happy to help you on your own journey.

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.

IT Works: Individual results can and will vary. These descriptions are not intended to make claims that these products can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. These claims have not been clinically proven or evaluated by the FDA or any regulatory or governmental agency. Supplements in Canada have been approved by Health Canada and have been assigned an NPN.