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Save Your Waistline

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We are only one week into December and I have already eaten way too much. We have been invited to so many wonderful parties and open houses and practicing self-control is hard. I know most people have this struggle every year. Did you know the average American gains between 7 and 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Crazy right? My Dad, who barely gained an ounce, ever, would drink eggnog every night from Thanksgiving to Christmas. He would gain 10 pounds. December 26th he stopped and within a week he lost his 10 pounds. This really ticked off the girls in the house. It was just not fair.

My guess it that most people are not like my Dad and do not lose their holiday weight that fast. Here are a few tips to help you stay in control at all of your Christmas gatherings.

Save Your waist-2

  • Do not go hungry. I will have a bowl of miso soup before I go. It helps take away hunger but does not fill me up so much that I can’t have a few treats. This is the miso that I love Miso-Cup Japanese Restaurant Style, 2.9-Ounce Pouch(Pack of 6) It is one of the few that I can find that is both gluten-free and vegan.
  • Drink Water. Before you drink a high calorie beverage drink a glass of water. Then between each drink have another glass of water. You can save so many calories by not having as many alcoholic or high sugar beverages. You can also opt for coffee. It gives you something to hold and it can take longer to drink.
  • Stay away from the food table. So often the conversations linger around the food table. While having conversation you can pick up hundreds of calories while not even realizing it. Get what you want and then walk into another room and have your conversations there.
  • Fruit First. Before you have yourself a cookie, cheese or other treat, fill your plate with fruits and veggies. Watch out for high calorie dips. Eat those and then if you are truly hungry go back for that special treat.
  • Don’t deny yourself. I find that when I do not allow myself to have anything I end up eating more and feeling awful later. I feel much better when I know I stayed in control and still had a good time.

I hope you find these tips helpful. If you have any other suggestions I would love to hear them. Post them in the comment section below. 

If you are interested January 4th I will be starting a new accountability to group to start out the new year out right. I will have more details coming soon. If you want to see more on my accountability groups click here. If you think you are interested in joining post in the comments below.


Shakeology – The Healthiest Meal of the Day

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I have now been drinking Shakeology for more than three years. I cannot say enough about how much I love this stuff. My afternoon snack attack is gone and I very rarely have any cravings.

As a vegan I love having it because is has ample amounts of vitamin D and B12.

I now have my husband and son drinking it. Without changing any other aspect of his diet or daily routine, my husband dropped 10 pounds in the first three weeks of replacing breakfast with Shakeology.  For my son, I love knowing that at breakfast he is getting everything he needs for the day.

Did you know that Shakeology has now been clinically proven?

Here are some videos to give you a little more info.

You can go to my shakeology website to read all you would ever want to know about these fabulous flavors, Chocolate, Greenberry, Vanilla, Strawberry, Vegan Chocolate and Vegan Tropical Strawberry.

Want to try each of the different flavors? Get your trial pack here.


If you have already decided you want to make Shakeology a part of your day you can pick your flavor and order here. If you order with the HD behind the flavor this is home direct where they will send you Shakeology once a month. The bonus is you save lots on shipping and you don’t have to think about reordering.


If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to email me,

Here’s to your health,


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