Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about the best time to lose weight.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about the best time to lose weight.

  • -Right after New Year’s Day
  • -Spring time
  • -The dead of Summer

When do you think is the best time to lose weight?  Many people have preconceived ideas about when as well as how to reduce their waist line.  These ideas are often rooted in external elements that we have come to believe and adhere to.

The best time to lose weight is when someone gets disgusted with the extra 5, 10 or 15 or more pounds they are carrying around.  Until we get in touch with the physical discomfort and emotional pain of being overweight, we generally will not do anything about it.  It is futile to jump on the New Year’s weight loss band wagon if you are not adequately motivated to move away from the pain or to move toward the health and vitality that comes with being at your proper weight.   Even now in the heat of summer can be a good time to lose weight if you are sufficiently motivated.

Get in touch with your why when you consider losing weight.  When your why is strong enough, you will take the proper steps to do it right.

Contact us when your “why” gets strong enough to take action.  Click here to learn more about our weight loss program.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.252.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, asks “Where do you get your exercise?”

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, asks “Where do you get your exercise?”

It is common knowledge that we need to move our bodies and get plenty of exercise.  To a lot of people this is only viewed as buying expensive workout clothes and gear, paying a large gym membership fee or taking a lot of time out of their day.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  With a little creativity and forethought, one can realize that more of his daily, hum-drum activities can and already do include exercise.

Many people don’t drink enough water because it may require extra trips to the restroom.  Think of it this way:  That 5 minute break from your desk to the toilet involves standing (weight bearing), stretching (range of motion) and walking (circulation).

I had a friend state that she didn’t want glass shower doors because she didn’t want to have to squeegie them each time the shower is used.  That arm lifting and squatting is great exercise.

There is also the “use the stairs” and “park further away” ideas to help increase your movement during the day.  The bottom line is to reverse your thinking about those boring daily chores and turn them into “micro workouts“.

So take good care of your body and your mental state. Give yourself credit for all the “moving and shaking” that you do without realizing it.

Be well.Perform well. Stay well.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214   252   9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas explores calorie restriction.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas explores calorie restriction.

During the holiday season, you may ask someone to lunch.  The reply may well be that “I am not having lunch today.  I am saving my calories for the party tonight.”  This is not a good plan.  It affects the metabolism, mood and mental  functions.  If the body is in a famine mode, things slow down to preserve energy.  This includes our thinking and physical functioning.  And we all know of someone who gets really testy when they are hungry.

Think of alternatives to starving yourself in preparation for a big onslaught of calories.  Keeping your nutrition levels up during the day will have you in a better mood for the party or dinner and you will be more enjoyable to be around.  Start off with a good healthy breakfast.  After all, you hopefully did not do any sleep eating, so it has been a few hours since you ate last.  Make sure that breakfast includes some low fat protein.  Remember that you don’t need to load up for five hours of energy.  Plan for a snack mid morning.  Again, keep the calories coming in at a low, but steady pace through the day. 

A smart lunch is also in order. The tendency to skip lunch has the same effects as skipping breakfast.  We weren’t meant to eat only one meal per day. So keep the nutrition coming. Don’t forget the afternoon snack as well.  Snack does not mean something from the vending machine wrapped in cellophane.

Eating moderately throughout the day will keep you from being the ravenous guest at the party who can’t seem to move away from the food table.  Take some time to mingle with other guests.  You’ll never know what connections you may make.

My recommendations for breakfast or lunch substitutions are Shaklee Cinch Shakes or Shaklee Meal Bars. They are very convenient and pack a wallop of nutrition in less than 280 calories.

Dallas Health Helpers is a Shaklee Distributor in Dallas that places emphasis on whole health without the use of drugs and synthetics.  For more information, email us at TIM at DALLASHEALTHHELPERS dot COM.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers warns of the very low calorie diet.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers warns of the very low calorie diet.

Many Americans want to loose weight so they go on a diet. It’s no wonder they are with the statics pointing out that two thirds of Americans being overweight. Half of that number falls into the obese category. Being overweight effects many aspects of one’s health. In fact, carrying around extra weight is in the top ten health risks.

 

There are many diet programs out there and many of them are very good. Some of them are downright dangerous.  One problem I find is that many people just decide to loose weight and go about a program they put together in their own mind or they will follow a program that they heard about but have not done enough research to find if it is a viable program for them.

One of the first steps is to cut calories.  This is a good place to start, but many people see this as the one solution to being over weight.  Some dieters go to the extreme and reduce their daily caloric intake to a dangerously low level.

There are serious consequences to maintaining a very low intake of food.  First of all the nutrients one would normally get from eating a proper amount of food will be low if not missing altogether.  We know that vitamins and minerals are what make our bodies function properly and without trouble.

Second, a low amount of calories means less of the macronutrients-proteins, carbohydrates and fats.  Fiber is not considered a macronutrient, but it is very important. These sources of energy and nutrients are required to, once again, allow our bodies’ many functions to occur properly.

Third, when calories are highly restricted, the body goes into survival mode.  Just like a cactus in the desert hoards water to sustain itself during periods of drought, the human body makes changes to accommodate a “drought” that comes when there is an inadequate supply of the aforementioned micro and macro nutrients.

The first adaptation is to slow the body’s processes to extend the period of time the food that is taken in so that it will last longer.  You may know this by its much-used name metabolism.   At the same time the body becomes very efficient at storing energy for later use.  This energy is commonly known as fat.  So, when the body is in a starvation mode, many negative repercussions come about because of the inadequate food supply.

We should always make certain that our eating habits are healthy and that they supply the number of calories needed to sustain us through out each day without causing those “malfunctions” to begin, causing more fat weight gain and a slowing of the natural processing of food.

A good weight reduction plan I have found is the Cinch Inch Reduction Plan from the Shaklee Corporation.  This plan comes with a computer program that will allow you to determine the proper amount of calories you need to reduce weight, keep track of those calories and learn what foods are best for health and weight reduction.  Check it out in order to get healthy and stay healthy while you get down to a smaller, more appropriate size.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics.   Call 214.871.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

 

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers points out the dangers of skipping breakfast.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers points out the dangers of skipping breakfast.

Today’s lifestyle leaves us in a rush much of the time.There are appointments to make, deadlines to meet and more things on our lists than can humanly be done in a day.One of the fallouts of this hectic pace is the most important meal of the day-breakfast.

As we wake from what is now too few hours of sleep, we are in a rush to get ourselves psyched up for the day and get out the door and to our first task.Often this means a less than healthful selection of food to just get something in our stomachs rather than a wise choice of nutritional sustenance.That is if we even eat anything at all.

There are consequences to missing breakfast.If you think about it, your last meal was several hours ago.If you ate at 7 p.m. last night, breakfast at 7 a.m. is 12 hours away.During this time your body has processed the dinner and is now awaiting breakfast.

Denying your body breakfast causes it to go into a preservation mode.The body will do all it can to preserve what energy it has available so it can last until more food is taken in.One of these preservation methods is to slow the metabolism down.A slower metabolism burns up fewer calories, thus making a less than optimum intake of calories last longer.This chronic slowed metabolism leads to an increase in fat levels of the body composition.

This increase in fat levels is another preservation mode of the body.Because it is not getting enough to sustain normal daily activities, the body adapts by increasing its ability to store energy for later use. This energy is stored in the form of fat.

A good healthy breakfast is important to keep the systems of the body working at their optimal levels.One should include protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats in the breakfast meal.This can be easily done with the proper selection and can be accomplished in a way to fit into that frantic morning routine we often find ourselvesdoing.

Because supplementation is, in my opinion, mandatory these days, a good breakfast drink is Caffe Latte Cinch, from the Shaklee Corporation.This meal replacement, which also comes in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavors, contains protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats as well as fiber to give you a healthy break to your fast.It is rated as a very low glycemic food.Give it a try for 2 weeks.You will notice a more alert, even keeled energy through out your morning.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics.Call 214.871.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.