Are you a
food lover? Do you love food so much sometimes you don’t know when to stop
eating? You just keep your stuffing your mouth and stomach with every delicious
delicacies in front of you! Overeating is normal if you love food so much but
do you know the side effects of overeating or over indulging?
foremost, when overeating – it means you will consume more calories than what
your body actually needs. So those excess calories will be stored as fats! As
food moves through your digestive tract and into the small intestine, where
nutrients are absorbed, the liver and the pancreas begin to secrete enzymes to
digest fats, carbs, and proteins. Cells in the intestinal walls absorb these
macronutrients, along with vitamins and minerals, to be used for energy or
storage. Excess calories that cannot be used for energy are stored as fat. Thus,
you will gain those extra kilos!
you stuff yourself, you stomach will swell from too much food. The stomach
expands itself like a balloon to accommodate the large volume of food, which
will then push against other organs in your body and makes you feel like you
need to loosen your pants to make room to breathe. Furthermore, you will start
feeling bloated and gassy. Why? Because every time you swallow food, air gets
into the digestive track, and that gas expands in the stomach, making it
feel bloated. This sensation is exacerbated if you consume carbonated beverages
with your meal. Burping is a common side effect of eating too much food,
because the build-up of gas needs to be released somehow.
Do you know to digest food, the stomach produces hydrochloric acid to break down food, and, if if there is an overloading of food in your stomach, the acid will lead back up into your esophagus, resulting in a painful heartburn – because the more you eat, the more acids your stomach will need to produce to break down all those food. You may also be more prone to heartburn if you are consuming more food that takes a longer food to breakdown and digest. Following the heartburn, your organs will have to work overtime too! Digesting a massive meal requires the organs to work in overdrive, secreting extra hormones and enzymes to break down the food. When this happens on the regular, issues can start to happen with metabolism and endocrine function, like insulin resistance, increased cortisol, and reduction in growth hormone.
Do you ever experience sleepiness, and drowsiness after a big
lunch? Well, that’s because the pancreas releases the hormone insulin, it sends
off a cascade of hormones to be released. Serotonin and melatonin, the feel
good hormones, are released. This may make you feel tired and content. Other
than feeling sleepy and tired, you will ultimately feel nauseated after a big BIG
meal. Leptin, a hormone that is produced by the fat cells,
tells the brain that you’re no longer hungry and need to stop eating. If you
eat too fast, you may miss this signal and continue eating past the feeling of
fullness, causing the body to produce more leptin. People that have more fat
cells in their bodies may develop leptin resistance, making it even harder to
recognize fullness, and, ultimately, lose weight.
Okey, lets just say it is during the festive season and you
are visiting your friends and family. There will be tons of different spread of
food and you would love to taste each and every one of the food, right? In the
end making you feel all the above. Do not worry, Shaklee has its cure because
Shaklee knows we are just human, and food is life!
After a series of heavy feasting and overeating, the Lecithin
will come in handy, it will help you burn and emulsifies the excess calories
that has turned into fats! Second product would be the Shaklee Herb-Lax, this
will help you cleanse and regulate your bowel and relieve any constipation. The
third product is the infamous Shaklee Alfalfa Complex. The Alfalfa Complex will
help you cleanse your bowel as well as your blood. Finally, to maintain the
health of your liver after screening through all those food for toxins and unwanted
contamination, the Shaklee DTX Complex will help you detox your liver, eliminates
fats and toxins as well.
So there you go, counteract your food coma and revive your body to its neutral state to live a much more healthier and happy life. Your organs will thank you for it, and so will your flat belly.
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a large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of
vertebrates, involved in many metabolic processes.
may accumulate in the liver”
Your liver is your
very own chemical processing plant. It receives 30% of the blood circulating in
your system every minute – performing chemical reactions to remove harmful
toxins and distribute and store essential nutrients. This vital process is
called ‘metabolism’ and cells in the liver, known as hepatocytes, are put to
work to keep your body working at its best. Essentially, your liver loves and
cares for you.
Every time you feed,
your liver feeds you. Once food is digested, nutrients enter the blood, which
are taken straight to your liver for processing. Depending on how low or
plentiful these nutrients are in your body, the liver cells will either release
the goodness to when it’s needed or store it for when your body needs a boost.
We all know that we need some sort of carbohydrates to fuel us throughout the
day, right? But did you know that it’s your liver that does the job of managing
the release of this vital energy source? Once carbs have been broken down into
glucose in your gastrointestinal tract, the glucose enters the blood stream and
is taken straight to your liver to regulate and maintain healthy levels. Remember
that boost we talked about a while ago? Well, your liver also stores excess
glucose in the form of glycogen, ready for converting back into glucose when
levels drop between meals, during exercise or when you’re fasting. And here’s
the really clever thing. Your liver can also convert non-sugars, such as amino
acids, into glucose to keep levels healthy. It does some pretty impressive
things with fats too.
Other than that, your
liver is your fat processing factory – it breaks down fat and compounds such as
lipoproteins, cholesterol and phospholipids. If fat is in excess, the liver
combines fatty acids and glycerol to form a storage molecule and transports it
to your body’s storage depots, such as the subcutaneous tissue (tissue just
under the skin). Then, at times when energy levels are low, between meals and
during exercise, this stored fat is converted back into glycerol and the liver
turns the remaining fatty acids into an alternative energy supply.
Proteins are also
vital for a healthy body, and your liver takes charge of these too. Once
proteins are broken down into amino acids in your intestines, they enter the
blood stream and flow direct to the liver. Here, the liver cells (hepatocytes)
go to work on removing nitrogen from the proteins which rapidly changes into
ammonia – a highly toxic substance. Your liver then acts fast to convert this
into urea to be excreted into the urine and eliminated from your body. With
excess amino acids, your liver converts them into fat for storage or, if your
body needs an energy boost, it will use them to create glucose. As well as
glycogen for energy, many vitamins and minerals are also stored in your liver
for use when your body needs them most. Each individual liver cell will stock
many of your essentials, including vitamins A, B12, D, E and K, as well as
minerals like iron and copper.
Moreover, the liver is like your own personal bodyguard. When harmful toxins and substances enter your blood stream, your liver acts fast to detoxify and destroy them. Some may simply be a by-product of a normal metabolism, others may be ingested or inhaled substances such as drugs and alcohol. How? The liver filters the blood, and removes dead cells and invading bacteria, processes nitrogen and cholesterol and neutralizes harmful hormones. All the unwanted substances and toxins are then quickly transported to your intestine or your kidneys for disposal.
To aid absorption of
fat and fat-soluble vitamins and flush out unwanted substances from your body,
your liver produces bile. It stores the bile in your gall bladder, where it can
be emptied into your intestines when needed. There is a lot your liver does for
you on a daily basis, so it is important to always keep your liver healthy and
Shaklee can help you
care for your liver. One of their many effective products is DTX Complex. DTX
Complex can help detox the liver naturally. It helps improve bile flow to eliminate
compounds in the liver, which includes excessive hormones. Moreover, DTX Complex
repairs and regenerates your liver cell to always keep it healthy and functioning.
For more info on the product, please do not hesitate to contact Mommy J and get your liver the treatment it deserves!
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“You are so sweet” is a great compliment meaning you are
the nicest person and you’d probably blush. But different can be said when your
body is telling you that you are sweet or not so sweet, this is where you
should not take it as a compliment but it does need your attention.
is safe to say that sugar does more damage than good to the body. Other than
being in the line for a series of life-threatening diseases, too much sugar, as
we all know can cause tooth decay. The more often you’re eating sugary foods,
then the more often you give that bacteria in your mouth time to go to work on
of the bat, too much sugar is bad for you because it contains calories. Plus,
if you have diabetes or a diabetes-related condition, then having sugar will
increase your blood sugar and your triglycerides. Triglycerides are a
type of fat. They are the most common type of fat in your body. They come from
foods, especially butter, oils, and other fats you eat. Triglycerides also come
from extra calories. These are the calories that you eat, but your body does
not need right away. Your body changes these extra calories into triglycerides,
and stores them in fat cells. When your body needs energy, it releases the
triglycerides. And having too much triglycerides in your body will lead to risk
of a heart disease!
is so easy to consume a lot of sugar when you are not conscious of the sugar
levels or glucose contain in the food or beverage you take – and most food and beverage
has sugar. We talked about sugar causing obese because sugar are calorie dense.
Calories are calories, and sugar packs a lot. The bottom line is that sugar
does one of two things. It either displaces more nutritious foods in your diet,
which means you’re screening out nutritious-dense foods, or it adds calories to
your diet. So if you’re adding calories on top of an already nutritious diet
that puts you at risk of being obese – which also leads to high blood pressure.
Though it gets a bad
reputation, glucose is the body’s major fuel and is broken down from
carbohydrates, a combination of sugar molecules, in the foods we eat. Simple
sugars such as sucrose (table sugar) and juice (fructose) are composed of only
one or two sugar molecules and are converted to blood glucose faster than more
complex carbohydrates like whole grains and vegetables.
sweet fruits and dairy or dairy substitutes (i.e. soy milk) can also satisfy
sweet cravings as well as take the place of simple sugar treats.
So to recap – too much
sugar in the body causes:
High blood pressure
We all know keeping
sugar out of our diet is impossible to do, right? 90% of the people in the
world has a sweet tooth, and saying no to dessert after a delicious savoury
meal is painful! But it is possible to substitute unhealthy sweets with a much
more nutritious ones. For example, Shaklee ESP is a soy protein based and great
for dessert. Other than being super-duper delicious and fast to make, ESP can
stabilise glucose level in the body! Killing two birds with one stone – satisfies
your sweets craving and stabilises your glucose level at the same time.
To start you off, here is two wonderful ideas for ESP Dessert!
ESP Chia Seeds Pudding
2-3 teaspoon chia seeds – soak in water for 15 minutes until plump
600 ml low-fat milk
1-2 teaspoon ESP powder
Dilute and shake the ESP powder in with the milk in your Shaklee Shaker in Laguna Blue.
Pour the ESP milk into a glass, slowly add the plumped chia seeds and garnish with fresh fruits. Enjoy!
2. ESP 5 Minute Fudge
1 cup of ESP Powder (sifted)
1 cup good quality cocoa powder (sifted)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
½ cup milk
11/2 cups chopped nuts of your choice
Line a baking sheet or casserole dish with foil. In a large bowl, combine ESP Powder and cocoa powder and stir until well mixed. Microwave milk and butter on high power 3-4 minutes until the butter has almost completely melted.
Quickly remove from the microwave and add the ESP cocoa mixture into the melted butter. Once chocolate mixture is thoroughly mixed, stir in walnuts and vanilla.
Immediately pour warm fudge into prepared dish and spread to desired thickness. 10×10 square pan should be a great size and serving.
Allow to fully set at room temperature.
Lift foil out of dish and transfer fudge to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut squares.
For more recipes or more info about the infamous Shaklee ESP, contact Mommy J for a free consultation and best deals for Shaklee products!
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Everybody yearns for a clear, beautiful and ageless skin.
But what is it that gives us the ability to fulfill those desires? Like all
things we do, what we age does reflect who we are. For beautiful and youthful looking
skin – here are some foods with beauty super powers that you can incorporate into
your diet that is sure to give a healthy and glowing complexion.
Strawberries, citrus fruits, red peppers, and
Beauty super power: smoothens skin texture
Eat-right evidence:Vitamin C, plentiful in this produce, is
vital for the production and formation of collagen, skin’s support structure. A
strong support layer underneath helps smooth what’s on top and prevent wrinkles.
Daily goal: two 1-cup servings of fruit and 1 cup
of red peppers and/or broccoli a day.
Sunflower seeds and almonds.
Beauty super power: sun protection
Eat-right evidence: These seeds and nuts are loaded with
vitamin E. Collectively, antioxidants act together like an army, protecting
skin from free radicals, damaging agents introduced by things like UV rays and pollution. But E is on the
front lines: Your skin’s top layers contain high levels that guard cells’ outer
membrane so cells stay protected and healthy. Plus, strong membranes hold water
in, keeping skin hydrated.
Daily goal: 2 tablespoons hulled seeds or 23 almonds daily.
Veggies that are dark orange and red, and leafy greens.
Beauty super power: a fresh complexion
is a type of carotenoid (a group of plant pigments) that gives orange and red
veggies—like squash and sweet potato—their color. It also has antioxidant
powers. Your body converts beta-carotene to vitamin A, which regulates cell
production and turnover (the process by which old cells are shed and replaced
by new ones) so skin’s surface is smooth. Beta-carotene, and other carotenoids
like lutein and lycopene, may also protect against and repair the damage sun
does to the skin. Despite their color, dark leafy greens like spinach and kale
are also excellent sources of beta-carotene.
Daily goal: three 1-cup servings a day.
Fortified cereal, lean meat, pork, poultry, and oysters.
Beauty super power: a youthful glow
evidence: You’ll get zinc
and iron, minerals key to healthy skin functioning. Zinc contributes to cell
production, plus natural cell sloughing, which keeps dullness at bay. Red blood cells need iron to carry oxygen to skin, helping
give you a glow.
Daily goal: 1 serving of cereal (a cup), 1
palm-sized serving of meat or poultry, or 3 oysters per day.
Daily goal: 6 cups a day. It’s a good starting
point, Keri Gans, R.D., a NYC-based dietitian.
Wild salmon, Atlantic mackerel, walnuts.
Beauty super power: fewer wrinkles
evidence: These fish and
nuts, plus fortified eggs, are bursting with omega-3 fatty acids, which fight
inflammation in the body caused by sun and stress. Omega-3s are also important
to the heart and brain health, too, so you should be eating them anyway.
Daily goal: two 5-ounce servings of fish per
week; on other days, 1 oz of walnuts or 2 omega-3-fortified eggs.
Although there might be some truth to
the claims that sugar-laden chocolate contributes to acne (and wrinkles), the
high-quality, dark variety—70 percent or more cocoa—may actually be good for
your skin. Studies have found that cocoa’s flavonols
(a potent type of antioxidant) may ward off wrinkles, improve skin elasticity,
and even protect skin from UV damage.
Daily goal: Chocolate is high in calories, so
treat yourself to about 1 oz a day.
Reds are rich in polyphenols,
antioxidants that help fight skin-damaging free radicals. But sip no more than
one glass a day, says Katherine Brooking, R.D., an NYC-based
dietitian. Alcohol works as a diuretic, which means your body releases water. Heavy
alcohol use may even decrease vitamin A levels, which
is an important nutrient for healthy skin. One drink a day can also have some other health benefits, from heart health to bone health,
so enjoy wine in moderation
Daily goal: One glass or fewer a day.
Speaking of vitamin C, Es and polyphenols,
these reminds a lot of Shaklee’s Two Cs and Shaklee Vivix, doesn’t it? Shaklee’s
Two Cs consists of the SR Vita C Plus and Collagen Powder when taken together
can increase skin health and youthfulness! While Vivix contributes to your overall
health, other than being a superb daily supplement that reverses aging and repair
cells that are damaged due to aging!
Wanna know more about the products Shaklee that eases your way to a much healthy skin? Contact Mommy J for a free consultation and for the best deals in town!
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heard of detox tea by now and how it is all a big hype! If you Google detox tea
right now, it’ll show hundreds of detox tea brands. Despite of the different
brands and promises, most tea
recommended for detox contains
herbs that nourish the liver, an organ responsible for clearing toxins from
your body. Tea for detox assist your body to get rid of
toxic waste which helps to improve digestive system, detoxify and cleanse the
body, help you to reach your health/weight loss goals.
We would advise you to be wary of any trend that involves
detoxing with just a drink. By now, we’re all pretty aware that liquid diets
can’t sustain our active bodies for very long, and most of the drinks
celebrities swear by have little actual detoxifying effects. But a tea tox, or
tea detox or tea cleanse, is a gentler approach to the whole idea, namely
because it involves adding a few herbal cups to your existing, healthy diet—instead
of replacing meals entirely.
But first, lets talk tea benefits for your overall health. Tea
can be beneficial to your whole body because naturally, tea contains
antioxidants which can help slow down aging and help your cells quickly regenerate
and repair itself. Most tea types contains high levels of polyphenols and
antioxidants that can help to keep your body healthier and some research suggests
that it could ward off some cancers!
If you’d like to reduce the amount of your caffeine intake,
you can start off by ditching that morning cup-o-Joe and replace it with a hot
cup of tea to get your morning going! Tea has less caffeine than coffee which
is great for your heart and other organs. Tea can provide you the same energy
as coffee without the high levels of caffeine that’ll eventually causes jitters
and make it hard for you to sleep at night.
Unlike coffee (no hate here, just the truth) tea keeps you hydrated.
Caffeinated beverages actually dehydrated you more than they hydrated you.
Recent research has shown, however, that caffeine doesn’t make a difference
unless you consume more than 5 to 6 cups at a time. Tea has been shown to
actually be more healthy for you than water alone in some cases because it hydrates
you while supplying your body with antioxidants.
What about detox tea? Are they any different from normal tea
drink? Well, detox teas are herbal teas or tisanes – beverages made from the
infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant material in hot water.
They do not usually contain caffeine (Wikipedia). Most detox tea blends are based
on traditional medicines; Chinese, Ayurveda and other forms of herbalism.
prime use of detox teas are for eliminating or detoxing the organs like liver, or
the body of of unwanted toxins and potentially harmful substances; such as alcohol
or even drugs. In short, it is to cleanse your body and probably lose a few kilos!
Bear in mind though, detox tea aren’t miracle workers, they do not cure-all and
it is so incredibly important to choose wisely while shopping for one. Especially
now that detox tea are sort of a trend, especially to the women community, you
can find them anywhere and everywhere on Instagram online business and Facebook!
Some products claim amazing benefits or spectacular results and these
statements should be taken with a grain of salt for the marketing pitch that
they often are. Do your research before purchasing.
for one, love the all new Shaklee Cinch Energy Tea Mix! It has its own special
benefits not only because it is caffeine-free; this Cinch tea has an exotic taste
of 4 types of tea blended together. It is also known for its benefit of energy
boosting while cleansing and detoxing your body. This tea mix are made from all
natural ingredients and serves different purpose to help you feel healthy,
inside and out.
Matcha Green teas – The metabolism booster
a powdered, stone mill to achieve fine texture of green tea from japan that
deliver more health benefit. It also contains high concentration of catechin
polyphenols that is responsible to boost metabolism rate which has
significant effect on fat oxidation. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
found that green tea extract increases the metabolism rate by 4% over a 24
hours period that related to the reduction of BMI by speed up fat oxidation.
Fats are stored in large molecules and when fat oxidation happen, the body
breaks down these large molecules into smaller molecules to be use as energy.
White tea extract – The fat blocker
made from the new young buds and very young leaves of the plant with minimal
processing of steaming it so has high retail price. Body creates fatty tissue
increasing the size of
existing fat cells
creating new fat cells
found out that when fat cells exposed to white tea extract, the main component
called triglycerides broke down. When fewer triglycerides cells
become smaller, it can reduce she overall size of fatty mass. Fat breakdown
within your body leading to naturally to a slimmer you with a toned and tight
Rooibos tea – The hunger halter
drink in Southern Africa for generations, growing only in a small area in
Western Cape Province, well known as caffeine-free and lower in calories. Contains
a powerful flavanoid, aspalathinhelps to
control your appetite by regulating glucose metabolism that trigger hunger. It
manage and control your fat-storage hormones by helping the body to process
foods right away and utilize it as energy instead of storing it as fats. An
effective detox tea that helps fight off toxins, the anti-spasmodic properties
encourages healthy digestion by relieve constipation and digestive stress
with antioxidants that helps to restore your skin from wrinkle resulting to the
Red tea – The fat burning
by activating the liver’s metabolism that play important roles in burning and
discard excess fat. Helps to reduce fats and cholesterol. Simulating breakdown
and absorption, facilitating the digestion of fatty foods
Taurine – The endurance booster
Normally added in the ingredient for sports beverage and energy drinks. Well known to boost your energy. Widely studied for enhanced alertness. Improve endurance by maintaining the amino acid levels in the muscles.
For more info on this wonderful detox tea by Shaklee, do contact Mommy J for a free consultation and for the best price and deals!
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It’s a brand
new year and usually at the beginning of the year we have New Year’s resolution
(NYR) that some may last and will be achieved by the year ends. The key to a
successful and fulfilled New Year’s resolution is to do it for yourself and not
for others. One of the many common NYR are; breaking old habit, save more
money, fall in love, make more friends and hate less, travel more and
procrastinate less, and the ultimate one that always starts off with a bright
burning spirit and becomes a ghost from the past by June; lose weight, eat
healthier and be healthier. Am I right? No worries, we’ve all been there. There
is nothing to be ashamed about because the journey to being healthy is a tough
one and requires discipline and you have to be strong will. This NYR is not
intangible; it is achievable but you gotta do it right, with the right reasons and
you will need help and support. Let’s get started, shall we.
first is always; research. In this age, everything is accessible through the
internet. Research the types of food that provides the right nutrition for your
body. Some articles online might suggest you to eat according to your blood
type; what to eat, what to avoid and what to take in moderation. Some may also
suggest that you eat according to your body type. So, ten minutes into your
healthy diet research, you’d end up confused. Better way would be just follow
the following common sense and general rule to a healthier option of doing
things; but if you are one of those people who are so particular and want to
seek professional advices and consultation, it is best to set an appointment
with your healthcare provider or nutritionist. If you are like the rest of us
who would just want to balance things up by following the general rule of thumb
to living a healthier life, here is your cheat sheet;
Cut back on sugar & starch or carbs. When your sugar
level is low to begin with, your hunger levels go down and you will eat less
calories. When you eat lower calories, instead of burning carbs for energy,
your body will make energy and burn stored fat instead. Another awesome reason
why you should cut back on sugary foods and food with high sugar content is it
will help lower your insulin level which soon causes your kidneys to remove
excess sodium and water out of your body. This reduces bloating and water
Incorporate protein, fats & vegetable into every meal;
balance and correct proportion is key!
Protein can boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day. High-protein
diets can also reduce cravings and obsessive thoughts about food by 60%, reduce
the desire for late-night snacking by half, and make you so full that you
automatically eat 441 fewer calories per day.
Load your plate with these low-carb vegetables. You can eat
massive amounts of them without going over 20–50 net carbs per day. A diet
based mostly on meat and vegetables contains all the fiber, vitamins and
minerals you need to be healthy.
Don’t be afraid of eating fat, as trying to do both low-carb
AND low-fat at the same time is a recipe for failure. It will make you feel
miserable and abandon the plan. These are some healthy fats and please
everything in moderation: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Butter.
don’t need to exercise to lose weight on this plan, but remember? To
be healthy is to practice; BALANCE. To burn more during a workout, is to do
weight lifting. Do it 3-4 times accompanied by a 30 minute cardio like walking,
jogging, sprinting, cycling, swimming. If you are a newbie at the gym, do ask
for a trainer’s advice. By lifting, you’ll burn more calories and prevent your
metabolism from slowing down, which is a very common effect when trying to lose
weight. And don’t worry, you won’t end up bulky ladiessss!
you see, the main key is always balance. Eat healthy and exercise at least an
hour a day, 3-5 times a week. Switch up your exercising routine, don’t stick to
the same routine, spruce it up and enjoy working out. Most importantly, eating
healthy doesn’t have to be boring and bland, just keep everything in moderation
and to the right proportion. Make the time to invest into your health and
well-being. Eating right makes your body healthy, and exercising elevates your
mood and de-stresses you.
If you need help, the right supplement can help you through it. Shaklee has some great detox, weight loss and weight management sets. Best of all, these available sets are tailored to your needs and budget by Mommy J! If in doubt, call up Mommy J for a free consultation and best deals on Shaklee supplements.
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