The best thing about it is that it has tips from Doctors who are also Mothers.
These are the things those women do themselves to lose weight and stay healthy, and feel great.
Since they actually made it through medical school (which isn’t easy), and practiced medicine (which also isn’t easy), and are raising kids (which REALLY isn’t easy), they are probably the absolute best people to be getting health advice and tips from.
This book contains more than 700 tips from those women.
I haven’t read all of them yet. It is going to take me a while. This is a thick book(447 pages).
It also contains some recipes, some sample food logs, and advice on how to figure out what your style is and what looks best on you.
I think every woman could learn quite a bit from this book.
In my case I was eating quite a bit of junky type stuff, and not moving a whole lot. Either of those by themselves would be bad but taken together, what you have is a recipe for a human blimp.
Now I have to confess that I did NOT manage to follow the Shake The Crave program 100%, maybe not even 50%. Part of the problem was the time of year. After all you can’t (or at least I can’t) go to a county fair without eating something that isn’t exactly good for you (BBQ nacho fries, cheeseburgers, funnel cakes), and then of course there are the holiday dinners (yea excuses, I know).
The Shake The Crave mix itself is pretty good. It tastes good, and you can even use it as dessert if you want, because it pretty much tastes like a milkshake.
You can use it in smoothies, or just mix with milk, or almond milk. Any way you drink it is pretty much fine. It does fill you up and keep you feeling full for a while.
But for me, the best thing, was the motivation to get moving. I didn’t always drink the shakes twice a day like the program calls for, and I didn’t always get the healthy snacks it calls for, or the healthy dinner, but so far, I have managed to work my way up to doing 30 minutes or so of stationary bike riding most days.
I did hurt my leg once and could not stand to sit on the bike seat for a day or so because it hurt so bad, and I was away from home a few days, but almost every day for the last few months I have ridden the bike, and some days did some walking as well.
That is a huge improvement for me.
Now if I can just get my eating under control too, everything will be just great.
Trusted Health Products is still offering free samples of the shake mix if you would like to try it. You can get them here. The website also has a lot of information on setting goals, changing how you cook, what to eat, and quite a few recipes.
You used to be able to get plenty of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) in your diet, mostly from diary and eggs. That was because most dairy cows, and even those raised for meat, were grass fed, as were the chickens that provided the eggs (and meat), that we all ate.
These days most of the meat, dairy, and eggs you buy in your local grocery store are NOT grass fed (free range). They are raised in feed lots, or in the case of the chickens, factory farms, where they are only given commercial grains, and may not ever even get to see the outdoors.
That means the amount of CLA and some other nutrients in the foods has gotten a lot lower.
So if you want to replace those nutrients, you need to take a supplement. In the case of CLA this is a good idea if you want to lose weight, build muscle, or raise your metabolism.
CLA Superior is a good choice for that according to the company because:
“CLA Superior is a weight loss supplement with the purest natural source of Safflower available on the market and can be found at Amazon.com.
The CLA Superior is produced applying quality controls at every phase of product development. From the moment the raw material enters the plant, until our finished products enter the store, we ensure every product meets our incredibly high standard of excellence. Our products meet the FDA standards and each ingredient is issued a Certificate of Analysis.”
It is made in the USA by Weight Loss Development Inc. and is backed by a 100% money back guarantee. If you buy on Amazon.com you also get a ticket to use their Personal Trainers and Nutritionists for 30 days. Another bonus is the weight loss guide that has lots of tips for losing weight.
The pills are not huge, so I didn’t have any trouble swallowing them.
I have been taking probiotics for years. You can get a some from foods like yogurt and cheese, but if you don’t really like yogurt, and cheese makes you constipated, then you have to get them somewhere else.
Chances are that if you have ever taken an antibiotic, for anything at all, you probably need a probiotic, to help replenish the good bacteria that are supposed to be in your digestive system. Antibiotics can (and do) kill the good ones at the same time as the bad ones.
Pro-Women contains the 6 strains of probiotics, including L. reuteri, which are most helpful to women. The tablets are made with controlled-release technology, so they don’t release all the the bacteria at once, which means more of them actually make it to your large intestine.
You need the good bacteria in your gut to help digest your food. Without the good bacteria helping to break down the food you won’t be getting all the nutrition out of everything you eat, and you might end up eating more just to make up for it (and getting fat). So probiotics can help you maintain your weight, or even lose some.
This particular probiotic from Hyperbiotics also has some cranberry extract that is really good for your urinary health. I know everyone says that you should be drinking cranberry juice if you have a urinary infection. I would rather prevent the urinary infection if at all possible.
Check out this information sheet (if you can’t read it, click to go to the page, then click twice to enlarge it).
These tablets are not hard to swallow, and they seem to work. I really like having an easy way to get the probiotics.
The Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale is one of those.
I love this scale. It not only tells you how much you weigh, it tells you how much you lost/gained since the last time you weighted yourself, and it tells you your BMI(body mass index).
This is a great scale for someone trying to lose weight. It is very encouraging to see that you lost a tenth of a lb at least.
I know that isn’t much but if you do that ten times you will have lost a whole pound! It all adds up.
Older scales won’t show such small amounts.
Of course the scale will also show if you gained a tenth of a pound, but that is good too because then you know you better watch yourself before it ends up being a lot more.
This is also a really pretty scale. It is black and white and made of some sort of thick glass. It is gorgeous.
The only problem I had with it was in trying to set it up for two users. The set button on this one was a little finicky. You need to use the flat of your finger instead of the tip to make sure it “sees” your finger.
I contacted the folks at Ozeri about that and they got right back to me about it. They are working with the designers to see if the button can be made more sensitive.
Once set up the scale works really great. It recognizes each user from their weight. I guess that might not be possible if your family has several members that all weigh about the same…but in my house that is NOT a problem.
Me and my husband are both on it and we both like it. It works great.
It comes with batteries included! Ozeri also has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
It comes in chocolate and vanilla. I really expected to like the chocolate best because I really really like chocolate. Any kind of chocolate.
In this case I think the vanilla was better, but not by much. Only a tiny tad.
These shakes are designed to help you Shake The Crave while changing your lifestyle. They are to be taken twice a day along with healthy snacks and one nutritious meal.
I only tried two drinks, one chocolate and one vanilla. So I can’t say yet whether it would really work for that. I think they would help.
The shakes did make me feel full and it was sort of like having desert. They do remind me of milkshakes. I even put ice in one of them so it would be really cold and that was good!
I also felt pretty full for quite some time. I didn’t really get hungry at all till after my usual supper time.
I’m thinking about doing their 90 day challenge. I seriously need to lose some more weight. My doctor says so.
If you think you might like to try them you can get samples too.
“Try Shake the Crave vanilla and chocolate shake mix! For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers 2 FREE sample packets of Shake the Crave vanilla or chocolate shake mix. They said they would love to have our readers try out Shake the Crave and agreed to send the 2 sample packets FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge of $2.95. This is a one-time only offer! Click here to get your 2 FREE sample packets now!
One thing I liked about this product is that it has no fillers or additives and no artificial ingredients.
The product is also manufactured in the US at an FDA Approved cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) facility. Please note that the picture is from the label of the 250 mg bottle and I reviewed the 500 mg ones. The only difference is there is more of the Ketones in the 500 mg.
I’m not sure how much of a difference that would make but it seems safe to assume that a higher dose would be more effective. That isn’t always true however and I am pretty hefty…a smaller person might want to try the lower dose first.
The pills are pretty big and sometimes hard to swallow (for me anyway). Not as big as fish oil tables…so if you can take fish oil you won’t have any problem with these.
The appetite suppressant part definitely works. When you remember to take them. I have had trouble with that. All my other pills are taken either first thing in the morning or at night. These are supposed to be taken twice a day but 30 minutes before a meal.
Lately our meals haven’t been regular and remembering to take the pills was difficult.
The Ketones are also supposed to help burn fat when exercising. All I can say about that is that I have lost weight…and it seems that a lot of it has come off my backside and thighs.
That is a Good Thing because that is where it tends to accumulate most on my body.
So I’m happy. And if the fat keeps going away…I’ll be even happier.
After all you can find Garcinia Cambogia everywhere these days…there are many brands and a whole lot of hype. All claiming that it can help you lose weight.
The problem is that not all of them are actually made with the ingredients that had such good results in the original clinical trials.
And beside that…it doesn’t always have the same effect for every person. Some people absorb it better and have a better reaction to it. So they will of course lose more weight than folks whose bodies do not absorb it well.
This particular product contains a higher dosage(800 mg) than most products(500 mg). The percentage of HCA is also higher (60%) than in most others (50%).
That means there is more of the extract available to be absorbed by the body and is therefore more likely to be effective. It also contains calcium and potassium to help with absorption.
The product is stimulant free and shouldn’t give you the jitters. It has not made me jittery at all. It has given me gas though. The longer the wait before eating the more gas…so don’t wait too long to eat after you take it.
There are also no allergens in it and it uses a vegetable capsule with no fillers or binders.
This product is made in the USA in GMP certified facilities.
The company also offers a 100% money back guarantee.
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
There has been a lot of talk about Yacon Syrup lately because it is supposed to help you lose weight. That is why I wanted to try some.
It is supposed to help boost the metabolism, increase fiber intake, and promote good bowel function.
Yacon Syrup is made from the roots of the Yacon plant. Life & Food brand uses plants that are organically grown in Peru.
This syrup is low on the glycemic scale and is naturally sweet so it makes a great sweetener for diabetics or anyone who has trouble with blood sugar. This is because it contains a lot of oligofructose (inulin), a form of sugar that is not metabolized readily by the human body.
It tastes pretty good. The website says it tastes similar to molasses but the only molasses I ever tasted was nasty stuff and this Premium Yacon syrup was good.
Yacon syrup is a natural prebiotic as well so it is good for your digestive system because it stimulates the good bacteria you need.
The product information page on the Life & Food website also says that Yacon Syrup contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorous, and iron as well as 20 amino acids. The label above shows that it has 13 calories and NO FAT per serving.
I don’t know about all that nutritional stuff. It does taste good and it seems to boost my energy level and I have lost 9 lbs in the past two weeks. It might have been more if I took the full amount the directions say take.
You are supposed to take one teaspoon three times a day. I haven’t been doing that because it might interfere with my sleep. I try not to take or do anything that might keep me from sleeping because I am a really really grouchy person if I don’t get my sleep.
That means that anything that boosts metabolism or gives you energy gets taken in the morning or at least by 2 pm. That way it is pretty much out of my system by bed time.
This products is made in the U.S.A. in an FDA certified GMP facility and contains no gluten, no soy, and no GMO.
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