January 2019

Dieting myths to ditch!

by Michelle on January 23, 2019

With the “new year new you” craze in full swing there are a lot of things you’re going to be hearing about what you “should” be doing, eating, thinking, etc. but here are some things that aren’t worth much when it comes to dropping pounds, getting healthy, and just feeling better in general.

Myth #1

You can eat whatever you want if you workout

Weight loss requires fewer calories eaten than burned…that’s it!  You must work out AND eat smart/healthy to see results.

Myth #2

You’ll burn more calories/fat if you don’t eat before a workout

You have to properly fuel your body in order for it to garner the benefits of a workout.  Also, if you’re overly hungry afterwards you run the high risk of eating more calories than you just burned…undoing everything!

Myth #3

All calories are created equally

Eating 300 calories of chicken is NOT the same as eating 300 calories of cake!  The body uses and stores calories differently depending on the nutrients that each food is comprised of.

Myth #4

You can’t eat at night if you want to lose weight

Eating too many calories all day long is what causes weight issues…not just at night.  Although, eating too late at night can interrupt quality sleep and/or cause digestive problems.

Myth #5

You can eat as much as you want as long as it’s healthy

While healthy food options contain very beneficial elements they also contain calories…some more than others.  Be sure to keep track of not only the portion size of healthy fare but ALSO the calories!

Slow and steady wins the race is the best approach to permanent weight loss!  Eat better, eat less, and move more…that’s what works every time!


BOGO Special!!!

by Michelle on January 10, 2019

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Sleep…Quantity or Quality?

by Michelle on January 9, 2019

These days a good night’s sleep is a rare thing.  With hectic schedules, screens in your face most of the day, and poor diets we all seem to be ignoring the importance of proper rest.  The body benefits from sleep in many ways:

Stress Reduction                     Memory Improvement                        Lowered Blood Pressure

Improved Mood                      Weight Maintenance                            Improved Immune System

Heart Health                            Better Mental Function                       Reduced Diabetes Risk

When people think about sleep, however, they often only focus on their time spent asleep and not the actual quality or “restfulness” of that time.  The average adult needs about 8 hours of sleep nightly while the average child needs more like 9-10 hours (more for preschoolers).  However, when it comes to good sleep habits we all could use some improvement.  Here are some suggestions for fostering a good night’s sleep:

Allow enough time for sleep:  review your schedule and go to bed early enough to get your time in

Have consistent bed time habits:  develop a routine and stick to it each night to signal your brain that it’s time to sleep

Create a comfortable sleep environment:  cool is key for where you sleep as well as a quiet and comfortable location; choose a comfortable mattress, pillows, and bedding as well

Turn off all electronics:  TV, phone, tablet, etc…all contribute to a more active brain that will disrupt sleep.  Even a light on in the room (no matter how dim) can inhibit quality sleep

Utilize sleep technology:  there are several white noise machines out there that can help you fall asleep, and even your phone can be used for this (away from you on the nightstand, of course)

 All of these techniques work wonders to help you develop better sleep habits and get the rest you need.  There is also the option of taking a mild sleep aid as well, but be careful with those that are too strong…they can make it difficult to fully wake up in the morning and might even be habit-forming. 

We have a great product that not only provides great gentle sleep but also some weight loss and management qualities…30 Night Diet.  This product contains 50mg of 5-HTP to help you relax and fall asleep (5-HTP helps boost serotonin levels which regulate mood, appetite, sleep, and other body functions).  Along with other natural ingredients our 30 Night Diet can help you in many areas including a good night’s sleep without dependency.

The benefits of restful sleep are plentiful as is the research to support its necessity.  However you choose to strive for improvement in this important area you will only benefit from it.  Our 30 Night Diet is a gentle yet effective way to help you start to improve this important lifestyle element.


It’s that time of year again…when we all start to think more about getting healthy and making positive changes in our lives.  These changes don’t have to be major adjustments to see the positive results you’re looking for.  Sometimes just making a few key “tweaks” to our routine and focusing on health is the simple way to secure lasting change.

Here are some simple ideas to help you detox from your previous unhealthy habits and start on a new path with a bit of help from a few supplements shown to provide positive results:

  1. Stop Eating Processed Foods: items like packaged meals, “easy-prep starters”, canned or bagged foods, etc.  These need to be gone from your options list.  Eat whole foods…like they appear in nature.  I realize this isn’t always possible but it will provide you with the best nutrition and aid in your healthy journey.  Frozen whole foods are fine since they’re frozen at their peak of freshness but canned alternatives usually contain too much sodium and/or sugar to make them a healthy option.
  2. Meal-Prep & Planning Ahead is Key: If you plan ahead and fix all you can ahead of needing it you’re much more likely to be successful.  It’s when we are hungry and want something simple RIGHT NOW that we all get into trouble.  Shop for the week and prepare cooked items during the weekend and all week lunch and dinner will be an easier time to control what you eat.
  3. Avoid Most Carbohydrates: If you can avoid “the whites” of the carb world you will be doing yourself a favor.  Items like white rice, white flour, white potatoes, white sugar…these are all stumbling blocks to not only weight loss but good health.
  4. Drink Plenty of Water: Keeping well hydrated helps you not only stay full but aids your body in functioning properly and keeps you feeling well.  Plain water is best, but tea can be beneficial as well.  Watch out for too much caffeine though, avoid all soda (even diet), limit coffee to one cup a day, and don’t substitute sparkling water or “enhanced” water (vitamin water, sports drinks, etc.) for the plain stuff.
  5. Be Mindful of How & What You’re Eating: Sometimes we’re in a hurry and just shovel food down or don’t even pay attention to how much we actually consume.  Try eating slowly and maybe even writing down what you ate and the portion size…even what time you felt hungry and actually ate something.  Patterns begin to emerge when you do this so you can see if you need more to eat at certain times so you’re not absolutely starving later on.  Also, protein keeps us full and provides energy so look at how much you’re actually getting and make any adjustments to keep an even energy level all day long and not get so ravenous later on.

Here are some supplements that might give you that little bit of extra willpower and possibly fill in the gaps of your diet to get you the results you’re looking for:

1234 Diet Drops Extreme:  This formula helps support appetite control and metabolism to assist with weight management as well as work together to provide beneficial elements that are known to support natural body functions related to weight loss and management beyond dieting.     

 Garcinia Cambogia 1234:  This formula can be beneficial for weight loss by assisting with appetite suppression and increased thermogenesis (fat oxidation). It may also control cravings by boosting serotonin levels in your brain, which may make you feel less hungry.

eAC (Energy Appetite Control):  This product aids in boosting energy levels and metabolism while assisting in appetite control.