Weight Control

Weight Control

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How many of you have tried every diet there is and have found a problem with each one?
Well, this is a touchy subject at best and I don't want to offend anyone--however, have you asked yourself how many calories and carbohydrates you take in compared to how much you exercise or how active you are? Then you get your lab work back from the doctor and it is a good indicator where you are of what you take in--besides weighing in, waste measurements, lab work-- scales don't lie.

Do you think heart disease, stroke, and cancer  in your family have something to do with genetics? Yes, and your gender and race too; we can't control those things but  there is one thing we can control and that's our diet. We don't have an excuse for that! How much refined sugar, starches, high carbohydrates, fats and breads all have a factor in all of this? Plenty!!
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My husband has been insulin dependent Type I diabetic for over 30 years and he will tell you that it is all about diet, balanced with exercise, and how much sugar you take in. My husband and I have eliminated a lot of refined sugar because of his diabetes, but have really cut back especially on starches and bread. I heard Dr. William Davis M.D., cardiologist, speak at the 2014 International Young Living Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah; he has done research on wheat.  I read his book Wheat Belly. 
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 I would encourage you to read this book if you can. My husband and I are not over weight; however, we did have a little pudgy beginning over our belt!. We cut back on bread and alas!! No pudgy middle!! Did you know that 2 slices of bread have 1 tablespoon of sugar? Plus, it gives a person a whole host of problems. Read this book--Interesting!!
Always follow your doctor's diet recommendations for your individual needs. 

I have been a critical care/cardiac nurse for many years and it all goes back to exercise, diet, and of course stop smoking and eliminating as much stress as we can. 

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We all need adequate protein in each meal unless of course you have a condition that changes that. We all need certain carbohydrates and fats and of course exercise! 

Protein comes in the form of meat, soy, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds--actually, I drink almond milk, coconut milk or Soy milk.  I like cooking with almond milk and coconut milk. If you can tolerate dairy, it needs to be organic, hormone free milk and raw if you can find it. Many people are intolerant to dairy and have the lack of enzymes to take care of the lactose to digest. There are many ways to get calcium if you don't drink milk by eating spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, salmon, walnuts, almonds, and honeydew melons.
Some can not tolerate cheese either, but get along better with goat cheese.

What kind of meat? 
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Grass fed and natural-raised vs the inorganic, hormone, antibiotic meats. Cold water fish is best such as halibut, mahi-mahi, salmon, sardines and anchovies. Fish is an excellent source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids which is heat healthy. Eggs! Free range/organic, hormone-free/antibiotic free-- Let those chickens out of the cage free!
We take the skin off the chicken after cooking because it has a higher content of saturated fat.
It is important to have some protein at each meal and after you exercise. On an average, men should consume 20 grams of protein and women 15 grams per meal. Did you know going overboard with too much protein, the body turns it to sugar?

Processed meats such a frankfurters, sausage, and luncheon meats and some deli meats contain added sodium. Nitrates in processed meats have also been a concern; ( Sodium Nitrite). Research has shown that when digested, nitrites form cancer-causing nitrosamines. Nitrites have been banned in many countries--source MaximizedLiving by Dr. B.J. Hardick, Kimberly Roberto, and New York Times Best-Selling Author Dr. Ben Lerner
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I have mentioned beans as a good source of protein but it also has carbohydrates so that needs to be moderate. I like to make a black bean salad. One-half cup beans equal 1 ounce of steak and what's great about beans is they contain good fiber.

Carbohydrates come in different forms--simple or complex. What are best for you when you are watching weight? Simple!! Keep it Simple! That means vegetables (low glycemic; the higher the glycemic numbers will only turn to sugar) Eat instead many greens with high-fiber such as bean sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, arugula, cabbage, bell peppers, and many other low glycemic vegetables.
Add fruit that are lower glycemic fruit such as all the berries. Look at the diagram below.
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Your flour laden bread, crackers, rice can turn into sugar! When I use flour, I switch to almond flour and use herb stevia for a substitute for sugar. Stevia is 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Do your research of the various sugar substitutes on the market if they are safe. My research on Stevia has found it to be safer.

So why stay away from high refined carbohydrates and sugar? We stay away from refined sugars because it causes heart disease; diabetes Type II, inflammation of arteries, and cancer; premature aging and degenerative diseases. Diabetics have many secondary complications from excess sugar and not controlling their diet.
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Fat--We all need fat but we need is the good fat!! Healthy fats! Fats that are undamaged such as almonds,walnuts, sunflower seeds, pecans, cashews, hemp seed, pine nuts, and sesame seeds and avocados. Stay away from hydrogenated fats and partially hydrogenated fats, and Trans-fats (margarine, synthetic butters, and shortening. Why good fats? Because fats are necessary for hormone development, brain development, cellular healing, fats help absorb our fat soluble vitamins such as A,D, E, and K.

Good oils to include with our fats are extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil, cod liver oil, walnut, flaxseed and avocado oil. There are certain oils that only tolerate low heat. The only fats that tolerate heat that you should cook with are Coconut oil, and grape seed oil. Olive oil tolerates only low to medium heat. 

OK!! This is a good start!! Read all you can about healthy diets! If you are under medical care, check with your physician.

What about exercise? It is very important! Include exercise in your daily routine even if you can't afford going to the gym ; what about walking everyday and increasing your distance as you tolerate? Always consult with your doctor with what is best for you!
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When I visited Europe in 2008, I did not see fat people till I came back to the States. Why is that? Why are we seeing so many heavy children that are also getting diabetes? Why is heart disease still prevalent in the United States? I think we can do better! We need to educate ourselves. I still think prevention is the best medicine in many cases.
According to Mayo Clinic, MyPyramid developed by the Department of Agriculture has been history now which defined what a healthy diet looked like. Some healthy diets are still represented by the pyramids, but the Pyramid is now replaced by MYPlate. It shows that one half of the plate should consist of fruits and vegetables to be your bulk of your meal and smaller quarter sections as grain and protein. The Mayo Clinic states "In addition, most healthy-diet plans emphasize the following:
 Eat more plant food, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Choose lean protein from a variety of sources.
Limit sweets and salt.
Control portion sizes.
Be physically active"

New Products

Gary's True Grit Pancake/Waffle Mix-- Item #5300

Young Living has new products made with Einkorn. I had this served at our 2014 Utah International YL Convention breakfast and it was wonderful! Einkorn wheat is the oldest variety of wheat--"staff of Life."
Most of the wheat today is hybridized. Today's modern wheat has been hybridized to have fuller heads with shorter stalks giving more production per acre. This modern wheat has 42 chromosomes compared to 14 chromosomes that Einkorn wheat has. This lesser amount of chromosomes deems for a better absorption of nutrients for our gut.
Gary's "ancient" Einkorn wheat combines healthful grains with a special blend of ground legumes for an added protein and fiber making a nutritious meal. It has a low gluten level compatible with the human body compared to today's hybridized wheat. The primary benefit of this Einkorn wheat is it contains unbleached, non-GMO ingredients. This pancake/waffle mix can also be used for crepes.
Complementary products with this product are Gary's True Grit NingXia Berry Syrup, Yacon Syrup,  Blue Agave, and Slique Bars.

Gary's True Grit Einkorn Flour--Item #5043

This highly nutritious flour is hybridized, and low in gluten. It is easy to use and can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio with all-purpose or whole-wheat flours.

Gary's True Grit Spaghetti Product-Item #5301

This is made from Gary's Einkorn wheat and is unbleached, non-GMO ingredients; never hybridized and no preservative. This is a delicious pasta.
Complementary products with this is Basil essential oil, Oregano Essential oil, Black Pepper essential oil, Lemon essential oil, Marjoram essential oil, Rosemary essential oi, Sage essential oil,  and Thyme essential oil.

Order at:  https://www.youngliving.org/tjbrand

This Einkorn wheat is grown at Young Living's Mona, Utah farm.

courtesy from Young Living/flickr--Einkorn wheat

Slique Products of Young Living

For weight-management, Young Living has an exclusive line of Slique products that have had many success stories.

Slique Tea

Slique Ocotea Oolong Cacao Tea is a delicious premium blend of wholesome and rare ingredients. It offers a natural alternative to sugar-laden fruit drinks from concentrates, sodas, and coffees and can be used as part of a healthy weight-management program. It contains Ecuadorian ocotea leaf (Ootea yuxios), a member of cinnamon family traditionally used by natives for health and wellness. Amazonian cacao is then added, along with pure, proprietary vanilla essential oil.

Slique Tea also contains jade oolong tea leaves, sought after for their rich aroma and powerful antioxidant content. These leaves are handpicked from the high mountain regions of Taiwan, known for producing some of the world's finest teas. All of these ingredients are enhanced with 100% pure therapeutic-grade Arabian frankincense powder, an exclusive ingredient form Young Living's distillery in Salalah, Oman--Young Living

Some of the benefits of Slique tea are as follows:
  • Supports healthy weight combined with a good healthy diet and exercise **
  • A natural energy booster
  • Contains antioxidants and flavonoids
  • Contains inulin fiber for probiotic health benefits

25 Teabags Order Code: #4560

Slique Essence

Slique Essence supports healthy weight-management** with combination of powerful essential oils with stevia extract; especially good combined with other Slique products. The combination of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, spearmint, and oxotea with stevia extract work together to help control hunger. The spearmint helps with digestion; ocotea helping control hunger, an essential oil with a cinnamon-like aroma; and stevia adds an all--natural sweetener that  provides a pleasant taste with no added calories.

How to Use: Shake vigorously before use. Inhale directly,  apply topically, or take internally as a dietary supplement.

Caution: This needs to stay from the reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

15ml Order Code: #4586

Slique Gum
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Ancient travelers throughout the Middle east used raw frankincense resin for its nutritional content and ability to help control hunger. Slique Gum offers those same benefits in a modern delivery system that helps control food cravings and improves oral health.

How to Use: Chew 1 tablet before or after meals to control cravings, induce feelings of fullness, and improve oral health.

1 pk (8 count) Order Code: #4579; 3 pk Order Code #4627; 12 pk Order Code #4628

Slique Slim Caps
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These slim caps combine essential oils, dietary fibers, and other key ingredients into a weight-management supplement** that may induce feelings of satiation, increase metabolic activity, and decrease excessive eating and over indulgence.

How to Use: Take 1 packet 45 minutes before your 2 largest meals of the day with 8-12 oz. for cold water.

30 twin Order Code: #4573

Slique Bars

Slique Bars' dual-targeted satiety approach and medley of exotic fruits, nuts, and science creates the perfect functional, nutritious snack to help you feel fuller, longer. These bars are filled with exotic baru nuts and wholesome almonds and delivers antioxidant and essential nutrients with addition of pure Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Orange essential oils; golden berries and wolfberries; and D.Gary Young's exclusive dehydrated cacao nibs.

How to Use: Consume before or between meals with 12 oz. of water to help control hunger.

As with any weight-management product, this formula is designed and intended for use with a sensible program of diet and exercise. 

My Young Living site: https://www.youngliving.org/tjbrand

**Disclaimer: The information here is for educational purpose. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned here are for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition; consult your physician. Keep products away from children.

Slique Shake



  Slique Shake is a new formulated complete replacement.  It provides a delicious and satisfying quick nutritional drink. It contains new formulated Slique Essence essential oils blend supporting weight management with combined exercise and a balanced diets during the day.*

This Slique Shake is high in protein that helps maintain lean muscle mass and promotes satiety to support your healthy weight management goals*. This vegan-friendly shake contains nutritional dietary fibers with a delicious berry taste. It has an excellent source of Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, and iron; it also helps support a heathy digestion. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
 It is great with Almond milk, fruit, or your favorite Vitality Essential oils.



Slique CitraSlim

Slique CtiraSlim is designed to take alongside other Young Living Slique products as a  new product in the Slique 60 program.  CitraSlim contains a citrus extract blend; including sweet orange, blood orange, and grapefruit, for citral-dense essential oils: Ocotea, Cassia, Peppermint, and Fennel, cinnamon powder, bitter orange extract, fenugreek seed, ocotea leaf extract, and a customized blend of enzymes; helping support the weight management. *



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