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Health is a lifestyle

Wouldn’t you agree that most people want to be healthy?

Do you also think that most people aren’t as healthy as they would like to be?

Would you like to be healthier than you are today?

Over the past 40 or more years, I have worked very hard to climb out of what was a very UNHEALHY lifestyle that had me in a deep hole that I did not want to be in. As I studied and applied what I learned, it was very hard to overcome longstanding bad habits that were negatively impacting my wellness. It has been a long journey and I still have a long way to go. But I am so much better today than I was 20 years ago.

One of my passions is to help others by sharing what I have learned in order to make their wellness journey more successful. One thing I learned is that health is a lifestyle. You can’t just slap an oil on your skin or take some supplement and everything is suddenly all better! It just doesn’t work that way. That’s why I dedicate so much energy into to educating about wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

You have to start someplace and I love helping people (you) find your starting point or to help you discover a few missing pieces to aid you in a journey you already are on.  If you would like to visit with me about your healthy lifestyle, whether you want some ideas for improving your journey, or how to change directions to start that journey, I’d love to help. Fill out a request to contact me through my Share Scents website and we will talk!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health professionals of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Management

Healthy Eating for Managing Your Weight

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Making good food choices is the first step toward taking control of your health. But when you want to drop some pounds, what you put in your mouth becomes even more important.

The challenge is to give your body the nutrients it craves without adding empty calories. Fats and sugars are the big offenders most of us have difficulty controlling. Once we have become addicted to them, we crave them even more if we deprive ourselves of them.

One tip is to gradually reduce the portions you eat of those foods that feed your unhealthy cravings. And then at some point you might decide to totally eliminate certain foods for a period of time. For example, avoid deserts six out of seven days of the week. Or stop eating chips and junk foods for a month. After a month, you may discover these foods hold less control over you and you are more motivated by the results you see in the mirror.

Find healthy snacks to substitute for those empty calories. Young Living’s Slique® products were designed to empower you to manage your weight so you can have the vitality you need to live your best life. Young Living’s Slique Bars are a great choice to consider! They are delicious and high in fiber, so that helps you stay full longer!

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Portion control also should spill over to the healthy food choices you are making. For example: Limit the amount of meat you consider a serving. Three ounces of lean meat is equivalent in size to a deck of cards. This would be an appropriate serving size if you are desiring to cut back on portion sizes.

During the past few weeks I have shared other ideas and products that may help you in this journey. you also may want to check out my recent newsletter dedicated to the topic of weight management.

To get a copy of that newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the Slique Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

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Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Management

Proper Hydration for Weight Management

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Proper hydration is critically important when you want to drop some pounds or inches.

One tip is to drink more water instead of sugary drinks. You can make your daily water intake more interesting by flavoring your water! Add essential oils such as Lemon Vitality, Peppermint Vitality, or Slique Essence to your water. You can steep Organic Dried Wolfberries with tea to lend a delicious berry flavor.

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NingXia Zyng is a refreshing low-calorie drink that hydrates and helps boost energy.

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Slique Tea is a great replacement for your morning coffee. It is an all natural, delightful combination of oolong and cacao to offer a slimming spice tea that is sure to please your taste buds while helping you say hydrated. It is great hot or cold.

But I have to admit that for me as I have concentrated on proper hydration, drinking plenty of pure water has become absolutely addicting for me! My body craves water and I believe it has been a key factor in helping my overall wellness journey.

For even more ideas to help you take control of your weight, check out this month’s newsletter that will provide some very helpful information about weight management.

To get a copy of that newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the Slique Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Let’s get moving!

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OK let’s face it. If you are more than a little overweight, exercise is not a topic you even want to hear about. But when it comes to weight management, burning more calories than you consume is paramount. Not only will physical activity help your journey, it also can help you maintain a healthy weight over time and thus help increase your chances of staying healthy and living longer.

Activity improves your overall mood and helps to relieve stress by releasing endorphins.

The key is to find a physical activity you can do and that you enjoy. Don’t feel that you have to prepare to run a marathon. If you have been a couch potato for most of your life, you will simply get discouraged and quit if you are not motivated to keep going. The exact amount of physical activity needed to lose or maintain weight can vary greatly from person to person, so talk to your health care provider about what’s right for you.

For me, I decided I could do two minutes of easy exercises every day and some is better than none. Soon that became a routine that I was successful at and I was pleased with my progress! Over time you can begin to add aerobic exercises that you enjoy. These might include:

  • Brisk walking
  • Biking slower than 10 mph
  • Water aerobics
  • Playing doubles tennis
  • Pushing a lawn mower
  • Gardening
  • Dancing

Next you might add some muscle strengthening activities:

  • Lifting weights
  • Using resistance bands
  • Doing push-ups, sit-ups, etc.
  • Practicing yoga

If you experience any discomfort, check out these great Young Living products to ease your journey toward more physical activity!

  • Deep Relief™ Roll-Oil: Offers a refreshing, cooling sensation
  • Ortho Sport® Massage Oil: Refreshing massage oil
  • PanAway® Essential Oil Blend: Soothing and stimulating scent
  • Cool Azul Sports Gel: Hydrating, cooling gel
  • Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream: Alleviates pain deep in the muscles and joints with natural menthol and methyl salicylate

For even more ideas to help you take control of your weight, check out this month’s newsletter that will provide some very helpful information about weight management.

To get a copy of that newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the Slique Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Successful Weight Management

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Balance is the key to long-term success when you want to stay healthy. Binge eating and binge dieting are not a balanced approach. Trust me. I’ve done that! But how do you get off that roller coaster? For some of us, that is very difficult.

My guess is that often we starve ourselves and punish ourselves for eating too much or the wrong things. This sets us up for a cycle of failure. For years I observed my husband eating ever hour or two. He does not eat a lot. Even at Thanksgiving. I on the other hand, will have a hard time to push aside something I love to eat after a few bites or a small portion. Then I will go hours without eating. That practice is not healthy for my body, nor my metabolism. In fact, this practice is very damaging to the adrenal glands. Just saying!

Many professionals suggest a regimen where you eat three small meals with a small healthy snack between those meals. Here are a few tips for eating healthy:

  • Raw vegetables are your friend. Be sure to watch your caloric intake in your meals and snacks. It is important to have balance in your intake. Raw vegetables will increase your fiber and thus, help you feel full and satisfied longer.
  • Target lean muscle. You want to have higher protein selections, lower carbohydrates, and higher fiber content.
  • Increase metabolism. Your breakfast and snack choices are key to keeping your systems moving. A good rule of thumb is to eat like a king at breakfast, like a queen at lunch and a pauper for your evening meal. Sadly, most of us do the opposite.

It is also very important to involve your family.

  • Set some goals for your family’s health
  • Teach them about nutrition and healthful food choices by cooking together and eating meals together as often as possible.
  • Aim for decreasing sugar intake by 30 percent by preparing filling snacks and replacing dessert with a bowl of fruit.
  • Whatever your goals, focus on the good: good foods, good habits, and good choices.
  • Be a good example! If your family sees you making good, empowered choices, they will want to as well.

Prior to beginning any weight-management program, especially if you are taking medications, or if you have any health concerns be sure to talk to your health care practitioner.

For even more ideas to help you take control of your weight, check out this month’s newsletter that will provide some very helpful information about weight management.

To get a copy of that newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the Slique Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

 

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Empowering Weight Management

It’s no secret that many people (well A LOT of people) struggle to keep their weight “under control” and feel like they are failing at it. More than one third of American adults are classified as obese.

The thing is, most likely their weight management challenges started when they were children.

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My own weight management challenges started when I was a young child, and have continued into my adult life. I believe there are many reasons this is true and over the coming weeks we will explore this topic in more detail.

The Basics!

Most people acknowledge that in order to improve their health and manage their weight, they need to consume fewer calories, burn more calories, and make wiser choices about what goes into their mouth. Easier said than done. Right?

Here are a few short tips to help you transform your life.

  1. Identify where you are. Check in with your health care provider about your fitness level and what it means.
  2. Find out where you should be/want to be. Your provider can help you determine a healthy, realistic goal.
  3. Make better choices. Focus on three areas of empowerment: healthy eating, physical activity, and focused supplementation.
  4. Track your progress along the way. Measure and weigh yourself; write down what you eat; review your progress weekly.

I have just published a special newsletter that will provide some very helpful information about weight management.

To get a copy of that newsletter,
please send your request to
joyce@sharescents.com
and ask for the Slique Newsletter
that was offered in this blog post!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Digestive System, Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Management

Slim down

Trim Down

 

Would you like to slim down a bit before the holidays? Now is a great time to start!

Here are three essential oils that may support you in this journey:

  • Lemon supports the liver and can boost energy.
  • Peppermint can help tone down your appetite.
  • Grapefruit – a natural weight loss appetite suppressant and through a process called lipolysis dissolves fat.
  • Bergamot – stimulates your endocrine system and produces a sense of calm and well being and alleviates stress. Lavender can be combined with bergamot to enhance this calming effect. Bergamot mixes well with many others for a “perfume”.
  • Tangerine – A diuretic and is also used to calm the nervous system.
  • Orange oil – helps overcome feelings of depression and gives emotional support.
  • Ylang ylang – used to clarify thoughts and assist in a feeling of wellness and calm.
  • Patchouli – used as a sedative and relaxation aid.

Two other products that I love for weight management are Slique Essence and Slique Tea. These two products were a big part of my personal weight loss journey a few years ago.

 

What Young Living products have you found useful in trimming down? I would love to know what you have used and how it worked.

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To learn more about how to purchase Young Living products, please visit my website and contact me.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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