Skinny Fiber Weight Loss Support w/ Lea

Winners Of The 10,000 Steps & Strength Training Fitness Challenge

Here's a list of the winners from the 10,000 Steps A Day Challenge w/ Strength Training. Several of the participants kept up for the whole challenge and it was fun! Of course the prizes and weight loss goals were awesome incentives to stay on track through the four weeks. I hope that everyone continued to step away throughout the month of June, too. I am planning for another fitness challenge soon, so make sure to subscribe to this blog using the form on the right hand side of the page. Scroll down to see the box and enter your info!

Winners For The 10K Steps A Day Challenge!

As previously mentioned, all of the 10,000 Steps A Day challenge winners were randomly selected as seen in the first blog post w/ our week 1 winner. The prizes were either a bottle of Skinny Fiber, a bottle of Ageless Anti-Aging Serum or a $30 Amazon Gift Card. The members checked in each week by posting their stats in our Weight Loss Group. My toddler helped select a winner each week except for the one where he did not feel cooperative :)

Here are the pictures with the challenge winner's names and prizes selected:

Week 1 winner for the 10,000 Steps A Day Fitness Challenge!
JOAN W was the winner for week 1. She had already ordered her Skinny Fiber, therefore chose to have a bottle of our other product - Ageless Anti-Aging Serum - as her prize! Joan excitedly reached her 10,000 steps a day goal!

Week 2 winner for the 10,000 Steps A Day Challenge
KARLA K won the fitness challenge on week 2 and chose an Amazon gift card as her prize, so that she could buy compression socks for running (great choice, right?) since she had already ordered and taking Skinny Fiber before we started the challenge.

3rd week winner for the strength training and 10k steps challenge.
KRISTY B was our week 3 winner. She has been working on her weight loss for quite a while now and is almost at her goal weight (Very proud of her! She such an inspiration.). Kristy chose the Amazon gift card as her prize to buy a mat or resistant bands to help increase her strength training! FYI: Kristy exceeded 10,000 steps a day consistently throughout the challenge.

Winner for week 4 was Kristy!
KARLA K won again on week 4 - Lucky Girl! She chose the Amazon gift card and mentioned that she was up to an impressive 20,000 steps a day by week 4.

I want to extend a HUGE CONGRATS to everyone who participated in the 10,000 Steps A Day Challenge and did their Strength Training at least 3 times a week. You are all winners to our weight loss support group family! Thank you so much for participating ...

Also, a shout out to my little guy for helping with the challenge! It was a learning experience for him and rewarding to us as a family for him to learn the importance of what I do to help people AND in his striving for at least 10,000 steps a day with me :) He did at least a mile each time and then rode in his stroller while I walked, so I am extremely proud of him.

Why Fitness Challenges Are Important To Us

Although many people take Skinny Fiber and lose weight without working out at all, I ALWAYS ENCOURAGE customers and weight loss support group to exercise at least 3 times a week. Exercise helps with weight loss, muscles, body toning, cardiovascular health, mood, energy, aging and so much more. It really is a necessity in our lives regardless of where we are at in our weight loss and / or health journey. It should become a consistent healthy lifestyle change during and after your weight loss challenge!

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Here's To Your Weight Loss Success!!!

Lea
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10K Steps A Day & Strength Training Challenge - Week 1 Winner

As per the details of the May Fitness Challenge, Friday is our check-in day each week. I post reminders on our Facebook and Google pages, personal profiles and in the weight loss support group for everyone to see. All participants have until Sunday afternoon to let us know how many steps they took each day and how many days of strength training completed (some posted snap shots of their app counters during the week - it was motivational and fun).

Since everyone is at different fitness levels, the winner is based on participation. This is actually a giveaway type contest. This week my youngest son helped select the Week 1 Challenge Winner. We had lot of fun and selected the gift recipient as follows:

Skinny Fiber and 10,000 steps a day challenge!
1st week's 10k steps a day & strength training members are the 6 names here.

Wonder who won the 10,000 steps a day challenge this week?
It was Mother's Day this Sunday, so my toddler helped folded up the names ...

Join our weight loss support group online for health and weight loss tips, exercise routines and fitness challenges!
We put all of the participant names in his favorite sun hat (his choice of course).

Not really a contest more like a giveaway!
I shook the hat to mix up the names, and let my son selected the winner's name.

Everyone is a winner in the Skinny Fiber weight loss challenge and the 10,000 steps a day challenge. Join with Lea Hunt
Here's a picture of him opening the paper with the winning name. He was serious :)

Picture of my sweet toddler helping me on Mother's Day!
He selected JOAN W's name as the winner (holding it upside down - LOL).

The 10k steps a day and weight training challenge winner is ...
*** As you can see, it is more like a "Giveaway" instead of a contest! Still fun!!! ***

Week 1 Winner - 10,000 Steps & Strength Training

Congrats to Joan W for being the winner for this week! WOO HOO!

She had the choice of a bottle of Skinny Fiber, bottle of Ageless Anti-Aging Serum or a gift card that she could use towards something to help in her fitness / weight loss journey. She chose to try the Ageless Anti-Aging Serum :)

One more thing ...

Two other awesome and ironic details I want to share is that Joan has been doing the 10,000 steps a day challenge since May 1st (Day 1) - AND -  was able to do her first 10k step day within 4.27 miles the 1st week. If you every try the 10k steps challenge, you will see that it's takes quite a bit of efforts especially when you are not used to doing it.

I love when people win at weight loss. Don't you?

Joan may not be where she wants to be yet, but she is sure working at it and getting results one small change at a time. Same with the other members of our weight loss support online group. They are all winners for participating and the changes they are making for weight loss, too.

YOU CAN do this, too! If you would like to follow along in the group or join the fitness challenge, just do one or both of the following:

Read the 10,000 Steps A Day & Strength Training post and do what it says, so that you can join us in getting more fit with the group members.

You can double your efforts by joining the Weight Loss Challenge, too. It is not a requirement of the fitness challenge, but ca help a lot. CLICK HERE for the details!

Add me as a friend and request to join our group!

Thanks for reading along! If you are a member of our group, please make sure to congratulate join and encourage her to keep going in the challenge!

Check back next week for the Week 2 Winner :)

Here's to your weight loss success!


Your Friend,

Lea
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Happy Mother's Day | Biblical Love & Parenting

Happy Mother's Day 2015 from Lea Hunt Skinny Fiber Distributor Florida USA

For all of the moms ...

I don't often have it together enough to get posts out for each holiday. Usually, I do well to share a quick post on Facebook or Google, but I am thinking of you all so much today that I just want to say "Hello" and "Happy Mother's Day".

I just received another lovely hug and kiss from our youngest child. Of course, I became overwhelmed with gratitude again (for the 1000th time today) while thinking that motherhood is such an amazing gift and inspiration to love not just in heart but in action according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
1 John 3:18
1 Timothy 1:5
Deuteronomy 4:9-10
Deuteronomy 6:5
Ephesians 4:29-32
Ephesians 5:1-2
Ephesians 6:1-3
Isaiah 49:15
Isaiah 66:13
Leviticus 19:3
Luke 1:38
Matthew 10:37
Matthew 20:20-21
Proverbs 13:24
Proverbs 19:18
Proverbs 20:20
Proverbs 22:6
Proverbs 22:15
Proverbs 23:22
Proverbs 29:15
Proverbs 31:25-30
Psalm 127:3
Psalms 128:1-6
Psalm 139:13-16
Romans 15:13
Titus 2:4-5

and so on ... I thank God for my children; yours and you, too!

Whether you are spending time with your kids today or by cherished memories of your child(ren) because you can't be together, I hope that you are having a beautiful day.

Happy Mothers Day


Blessings,

Lea

P.S. Don't forget to take your walk today (smile!)

May Fitness Challenge - 10,000 Steps A Day + Strength Training

May Fitness Challenge with Lea Hunt. 10,000 Steps A Day and Tank Top Arms Strength Training @ Skinny Fiber Weight Loss Support.

As promised, we are kicking off the month with a new fitness challenge ...

Our May Fitness Challenge is two fold: The first part embraces a 10,000 Steps A Day goal as discussed in our weight loss support group. Strength Training is the second part of our fitness challenge. Between the cardio from the 10,000 steps a day and the strength training workouts, we are going to to turn our bodies in to toned, fat burning, machines as muscle building goes hand in hand with your weight loss, fitness and health goals.

MAKE SURE TO READ THIS ENTIRE POST TO QUALIFY & SURPRISE!!!

Please check with your doctor before joining in the May Fitness Challenge, and make sure to stretch before and after each workout! Enjoy and Check In each week at our group!

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May Fitness Challenge - How To Get Started!


PART 1 - 10,000 STEPS A DAY

It is said that most people walk 1000 steps (sedentary) to 5000 steps (moderately active) a day with 2000 to 3000 steps a day being the average. That would be a mile or two depending on how brisk you walk, jog or run and how long your walking stride. This would mean that 10,000 steps would equal to about 4 to 5 miles depending on your height, speed and the length of your steps. You can use this info as an estimate for how many steps while exercising until you get a pedometer or fitness tracker (see information below).

Our fitness and health goals:

  • The goal of the May Fitness Challenge is to see how many steps you currently walk, jog or run and improve upon that each day / week until you are at 10,000 steps or more daily. Our group is going to keep track of steps with a pedometer, fitness tracker or mobile app and share the results weekly in our weight loss support group (Click this link and login to Facebook. Click JOIN on the group page) and also add me as a friend at Facebook to follow along there, too.

  • You can record your steps at the end of the day on a calendar (manually) or by using an app that pulls that info from your fitness tracker - or you manual enter it. Check in at our weight loss support group once a week (Fridays are check in days and I will announce random winner on Sunday) to share your steps for the week and any other progress you feel comfortable sharing.

  • We are going to wear fitness shoes to protect our bodies and feet.

  • We are going to wear comfortable clothing each day because ill fitting clothes cause stress to the body.

  • We are going to be consistent in tracking and doing this each day, and completely honest.

  • All daily activities and workout types will count, but WALKING is the basic / standard for tracking, so don't stress yourself out if just getting started in working out again. You don't have to do advanced workouts - or - if you are more experienced, log in more than 10k steps a day!

  • You will need hand weights. One, two, three, four or five pound weights are plenty. You don't want them too heavy unless you have exceeded these weights. Just start low and work your way up because our focus is on more REPS not more weight. You can actually use food cans or water bottles if you don't have hand weights.

  • Most importantly, we need to eat healthy and drink water (1/2 our weight in ounces of water) each day to achieve weight loss, too!

PART 2 - STRENGTH TRAINING

The second part of this challenge is to include strength training - at least 3 times a week - to build muscle, tone and become a fat burning babe. You will get your cardiovascular workout from walking, running or other activities you do. You can do the strength training with the free videos I share with you --- you can weight train at the gym / class --- you can strength train or do yoga through a DVD at home --- Just as long as you include this as part of your May Fitness Challenge. Here are a few that I found for tank top arms and done standing (Make sure to stretch your muscles for a few minutes before starting your upper body workout).

TANK TOP ARMS - PART 1 - 10 MINUTE WORKOUT


TANK TOP ARMS - PART 2 - 10 MINUTE WORKOUT


What Do I Need For The 10,000 Steps A Day Challenge?


Comfortable Pair of Shoes - Preferably New & Specific

Two things you may not know is that fitness shoes break down every couple of months (even if they still look new) and fitness shoes should be specific to workouts. If you wear your shoes often, then you should invest in a new pair every 3 to 4 months. You should buy the type of shoes appropriate for the type of exercise(s) you do and your gym shoes should be worn for workouts only. For example, if you take Zumba, the shoes you wear for Zumba should not be the shoes you wear all day every day. The shoes you wear for Spinning class should be specific to that class; you take them off when you are done and put on your daily walking shoes.  In the case of 10,000 STEPS A DAY, you are going to wear your shoes all day long unless you are at a more advanced fitness level where you are going to run 5 miles or more at one time. With this in mind, you need to invest in a new pair of walking shoes, running shoes or cross trainers.  I know this can become expensive to buy a new pair of fitness shoes every couple of months, but is best because the fitness shoes should provide proper support and do not after a couple of months of continual usage because they break down inside. If this poses a strain on your budget, go to Payless, Walmart, shop sales or frequent your favorite discount outlet to find the best deal on a well fitted pair of walking shoes, running or cross trainers.  *** The alternative is to buy knitted ankle supports and / or new supportive shoe inserts until you can buy the shoes you want! ***

Clothing - Wear More Comfortable Clothing

Whether for work or workout, you need to be super conscious of the comfort of your clothing. Ill-fitting clothes actually cause stress that can affect weight loss and sleep. Keep it cute, light weight and fashionable for work, travel and daily activities, but COMFORT is key!

Pedometer , Fitness Tracker or Phone App

You are going to need to track your steps by using a pedometer, fitness tracker or phone app. Since you will need to track steps throughout the day, it is recommended not to use the phone app unless you are able to have your phone in hand or strapped to you all day, and it is an app that tracks accurately. It is easier to use a wearable pedometer or fitness tracker. *** If you don't have a pedometer or fitness tracker TODAY, just use your phone app or estimate how many steps you've taken based on the chart below until you get one, but keep in mind the chart is on average size so if you are overweight you may take less steps per minutes. On the other hand and on a more positive note, if you are overweight and walk briskly, you may burn more calories per active time than someone that is at ideal weight. Still, it is best to have a pedometer or fitness device that tracks heart rate, steps, miles, calories ...

Just keep these details in mind while choosing a fitness tracker, pedometer or app:

Check the Official Company Websites as well as Review Sites:
- Accuracy is one of the most important details when buying a pedometer, fitness tracker or using a phone app to track fitness. Look at the reviews to determine how accurate the pedometer, phone appp or fitness tracker is because that is most important. Use sites like Amazon, Walmart or Google searches to find the reviews (looking at the lowest as well as the highest), to determine the effectiveness of the tool. Do this even if you are comparing the pedometer, fitness tracker or app on their "official" sites.

Battery Type and Life
- Does it need recharged or does it use a battery? How long does it last. This is extremely important when choosing which fitness tracker is best for you especially since you are tracking all day.

Does it track heart rate, calories, distance, steps. etc.
- The more it does, the better you are going to learn how active you are and how to improve, as well as to keep yourself in a healthy heart range. Since interval walking can be highly effective for weight loss, having a heart tracker can help with achieving balance while interval walking.

Is it water resistant, waterproof or just splash safe?
- This would make a difference for those who will walk / run in the rain - or - just in daily activity where you may not have time to take a wrist tracker off like washing hands, doing dishes, getting caught in the rain, etc. Water Resistant would work in the shower, washing hands, etc. Being completely waterproof is extremely important if you like to swim or plan to do some water fitness to break up the walking, though still want to accurately track while in the water. Splash Resistant provides less protection on a daily basis.

Some other features that you might find important:
- Does it measure your sleep time and quality of sleep?
- Is it as light or heavy as you feel comfortable?
- Does it come in your preferred color?
- Which tracking app / software does it integrate with? Some us their own and some use myfitnesspal or other common services.
Accurate Pedometers & Best Fitness Trackers
Instead of cluttering this post with all of the options available, please click the links below to research which type of fitness tracker is best for your budget and needs.

Best Pedometers & Trackers by Customer Reviews

2015 Top Fitness Trackers Reviews & Suggestion

Best Waterproof Fitness Trackers For Swimmers
Ready To Get Started? 3 More Important Details!
Here are 3 more tips before you commit to get more fit:

Some people struggle with their weight because they are not active enough, others struggle with overeating, health issues, etc. If you struggle with your weight because of overeating or health issues, please feel free to JOIN US in the 90 DAY CHALLENGE, too.

It is is a weight loss program using All Natural Skinny Fiber, Tracking & Weekly Support. You can use any diet plan or exercise choice!

Some of the fitness tracking devices have their own software and / or integrate with free online services. You are welcome to track there instead of using a calendar or notebook for recording your daily steps and whether you did strength training.

I will include weekly prizes for group member that participate in the challenge and check in each week (selected at random). You can put it towards a new pair of exercise shoes, pedometer, fitness tracker, bottle of Skinny Fiber, bottle of Ageless or whatever you choose. All current group members can participate or not because is it not mandatory. I do reserve the right to approve or disapprove new members because this open to my customers, followers and personal distributors, but no one with conflicting business interests. I do hope you understand. If not, contact me with questions.

OK, that's it. You have the challenge info to get started.

Please make sure to click the share buttons to give this article to people you care about, so they can learn some other ways to manage their stress, too!

I am looking forward to enjoying this May Fitness Challenge with you.


Your Friend,

Lea

Special Testimonial - Lost 40 Pounds In 3 Months / 73 Pounds Total

She lost 40 pounds in 3 months with Skinny Fiber!

Here's another special weight loss testimonial ... WOO HOO!!!

Here are pictures of Tiffany's AMAZING Skinny Fiber results.

She's super excited to share and inspire you! Here is what she had to say:

"Love this product! Down 40 pounds in 3 months! And down 73 pounds in the course of 7 months.... stopped for 2 months! Went from a size 26-28 to a 16! I love this product! I have referred it to many friends as well! Exercise pays off and water aerobics is a great workout too!! I have been doing a lot of water aerobics! Was walking 5 miles a day and now 2 miles and 30-2 hours in the pool!"

Trying to lose weight this summer? Try this pool exercise routine for weight loss and muscle toning.

Tiffany shared her super cute pool workout chart, so I asked if someone made it for her or if she created it herself. Her reply:

"No I did haha I researched a lot I was 350 pounds now 277 so I want to do everything right! I am only 27 so I still have time to take back my life!"

She Lost 40 Pounds w/ Skinny Fiber & Exercise

This is pool workout routine comes at a perfect time since summer is right around the corner! Many thanks to Tiffany for sharing this with us, as well as her before and after pictures below.

Before & After Skinny Fiber - Tiffany's Weight Loss Pictures - Beautiful!!!
Tiffany's before and after weight loss with Skinny Fiber results are amazing!
She says: "The left was a year ago and the right was 1 month after I started."

After & Before Skinny Fiber (she has them reversed, so the 1st one is the after pic)
Special testimonial for Skinny Fiber weight loss results.
She says: "The right was 5 yrs ago on my wedding and the left was 2 weeks ago!"

Congrats to Tiffany For Her Weight Loss

Tiffany plans to add some strength training to her cardio workouts, so that she can become a fat burning machine --- SMILES! Regardless, there is no doubt that she's done such an incredibel job so far, so make sure to give her a HUGE CONGRATS by commenting and sharing her special testimonial with friends.

She is a weight loss success and proof that exercise w/ Skinny Fiber can bring AMAZING results. Soooooo proud of her!!!.

CLICK HERE to see more customer pictures and for the links to the read Skinny Fiber testimonials on my Facebook page!

LEARN MORE about the ingredients in Skinny Fiber and how they help with weight loss.

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Here's To YOUR Weight Loss Success,

Lea


Week 4 - How To Lose Weight w/ Skinny Fiber - Make Or Break Time?

Skinny Fiber is a tool to help you lose weight! How fast or how slow is up to you and this atricles shares why as well as how to lose weight with Skinny Fiber!

WEEK 4 of the weight loss challenge - We're fired up!

By now, you should be taking Skinny Fiber consistently, drinking 1/2 your weight in ounces of water each day, walking at least 20 minutes a day and starting to make any other necessary changes to get the ball rolling. I know that some of you doing all of this and are starting to lose weight and / or inches lost. I am extremely excited for you. Congrats!

If you have been struggling and confused by exactly How Skinny Fiber Works, please make sure to read everything I am sharing in this blog post for you! You can click on one of the share buttons below if you want to save this post to read to later. If you are receiving this message by email, then you already have it to read - Please feel free to contact me, too (info below).

Since we're about a month into the challenge, and this is a "make-or-break" time for you, I am reaching out with some information on how to lose weight with Skinny Fiber.

Weight Loss Challenge Videos

I hope that you have been checking your emails weekly because the owner of the company has been sending out videos with motivational messages and weight loss tips for you. These are brand new and specially made for the current Weight Loss Challenge. He is addressing everything that I have been sharing with you on Facebook. You can watch the first four videos here if you've missed them, but make sure to look for them each Wednesday, so that you can stay on pace. The videos are in order from left to right:

     

     

Not Losing Weight Yet? Skinny Fiber Tips To Help

If things have been kind of slow for you and you're wondering why, just keep a positive mind and remain consistent in taking Skinny Fiber and the other tips in the challenge videos. Just keep in mind what Skinny Fiber was created to do; it helps with appetite control and helping your body get healthier so that you can lose weight.

A while back I wrote a blog post on everything you need to know about how to lose weight with Skinny Fiber. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS ARTICLE and contact me w/ questions.
Friend Me at Facebook & Join Our Support Group
Please make sure to Add Me as a Friend on Facebook (it is better to friend me so that I will see your messages faster). It is completely safe to add me as a friend as I DO NOT post anything about Skinny Fiber on your page. It just keeps us connected to chat, learn and share with one another!

Please make sure to join our Weight Loss Support Group and stay connected. This is a private group and a safe place to learn, share, get recipes, tips, motivation, We post progress and set backs each week. We keep a positive place, but venting is permitted to get out some of those stressful thoughts that are holding you back from true happiness and results. Don't miss out on this support resource with people doing the challenge just like you!
Wednesday Starts Week 5 - Wonder What's Next?
Week 1 Recap
- Getting Started and Developing the habit of consistently taking your Skinny Fiber and Drinking Water (it should be AT LEAST 1/2 Your Weight In Water with the understanding that the Glucomannan in Skinny Fiber does suck up water.

Week 2 Recap
- Start cutting sugar out of you body. This means white starches like refined sugar, noodles and bread that turn in to insulin spiking carbs in the body. This also means pop /soda, store bought juices and juice drinks, Starbucks Frappachinos, etc. etc. etc. Stick to low sugar fruits like berries and melons. Start looking at labels and if it says sugar, corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup, then you need to reconsider whether that food is worth your weight loss progress.

Week 3 Recap
- Start Exercising: Walk at least 20 minutes a day or more. If you're further along then do more, but if you struggle to walk at least 20 minutes a day because of your weight, then you really need to commit to this weeks challenge. Start with 5 minutes and work your way up to 20 minutes. This new habit to exercise is something that you will not stop during the 90 day challenge and after.

Week 4 Recap
- Give up bread! This is probably one of the most difficult changes for most people, but bread has no true nutritional value in comparison to real, whole, foods. It has gluten, is hard on the joins and keeps you fat because it is one of the most dangerous insulin spiking foods.

There you have it! Skinny Fiber is just a tool that helps with appetite, metabolism, fat blocking and digestion - it gets your body healthy to lose weight, but learning how to get healthy is key.

Yes, you can take Skinny Fiber for longer and wait for it to eventually happen, or you can gey the ball rolling by making healthy lifestyle changes, too.

This concludes how to lose weight with Skinny Fiber post. Please make sure to either comment below, contact me personally on Facebook or pop into our group with how you're doing so far.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

Praying for all of you daily, too!


Your Friend,

Lea

12 Ways To Manage Stress For Weight Loss, Sleep & Health

12 ways to lose weight, sleep better and be stress free! By Lea Hunt Skinny Fiber Weight Loss Support.

Stress is the #1 enemy of millions of people today. This is due to our hectic lifestyles, as well as the demanding reoccurring responsibilities at work and home. The problem is that many of us don't realize how stressed we are in “normal” daily life. Unfortunately, increased health and wellness issues prove just how much stress affects us as a society. If you are struggling with obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, insomnia, depression or other chronic health issue, these are all directly related to stress. In addition to those specific health problems, stress can also create rifts in personal relationships, cause you to function poorly at your job and bring financial hardships at any point in time. Stress isn't something that you can’t simply ignore – it builds up and does not go away on its own.

Here are 12 ways to manage stress, so that you can start losing weight, sleep better and achieve a healthier way of life! Please SHARE this post to save and give friends!

Connection Between Stress, Sleep & Weight Loss

Sleep and stress go hand in hand for weight loss. If you struggle to get a full 7 to 8 hours of sleep, it is more than likely that stress is causing the sleep issues, and vice versa because lack of sleep causes stress on your body. Both sleep issues and stress affect hormones in your body (cortisol being a major one); both can cause chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression. The following suggestions can help you:

Exercise to manage stress.

How to Manage Stress for Weight Loss & Sleep

Exercise Stress Away

Regular exercise has HUGE benefits for reducing stress that affects weight loss, sleep and health. Two of the most popular methods are meditation and yoga. These remedies not only address the mental and emotional symptoms of stress, but can also alleviate the physical manifestations of stress depending on the style of yoga and routines. If you want to completely manage stress, you can take a more aggressive physical stand against it by adding even more activity. Running, Swimming, Tennis, Biking, Basketball or other type of cardiovascular exercise will help ease stress and contribute to better sleep, too.

If you are already walking or doing lighter workouts, though are still experiencing sleep and stress issues, then you may need to increase how much you workout (exercise for an hour instead of 30 minutes) or how often you work out (increase to 5 days a week instead of just 3 days). You will most certainly see improvement for weight loss by exercising more. It also helps to switch up the types of exercise you’re doing (day one = walk or run, day 2 = yoga or weight training, day 3 = cycle or stair climb, etc.). That variety doesn't let the body get too comfortable with any certain form of exercise, thus keeping it a challenge and helping the body manage stress.

Drink More Water

You will notice that I constantly recommend drinking at least 1/2 your weight in ounces of water each day. It is more than a simple case of not feeling thirsty; water and stress go together just like sleep and stress are connected. This is because dehydration causes stress on the body. Water is essential for your brain and other organs to function properly. It can help maintain your heart rate, cortisol level and flushes harmful toxins from your body. Staying hydrated means that you should never feel thirsty and is essential for weight loss, stress reduction and good health in general.

Start Eating Healthier 

Yes, food and stress are connected, too. A healthy diet is less stressful on the body. Some stress
relieving foods include vegetables, fruits, fish, soups, yogurt and herbal products. Some stress increasing foods include caffeinated coffee, tea, cocoa and energy drinks. Additionally, fast food, alcohol, soda / pop, sugar / foods with sugar, dairy, nuts and meats. I am not saying that you have to give up all of those foods, but if you may want to test certain ones through an elimination process if you are dealing with health complications due to stress. Food is another culprit for stress, weight gain and health issues.

Massage Stress Away

I know this may sound crazy, but body massage can also become an important part of distressing and weight loss. Stress causes the muscles in the body to tense up, slowing down blood circulation and leading the way to more serious health complications. You can avoid these problems by getting a massage once a week or once a month, depending on your budget and how much stress you are exposed to in your daily life. Certain massage also detoxes the body. Detoxing is directly related to relieving you of stress and toxins for weight loss, sleep, and mental health.

If your sleep problem does not improve with proper diet, water and exercise, then you should consult with your doctor for help. He or she may recommend something natural like melatonin, chamomile or other natural remedy. There are prescription sleep aids, too. If weight loss does not improve, try Skinny Fiber to increase your dietary fiber, stamina and enzymes.

Learning how to manage anxiety helps you lose weight and remain healthy for longer!
Why You Are Stressed & How To Manage
You're Relationship w/ God | Prayer & Meditation

Unnecessary distance from God can create a tremendous amount of stress in your life. You can avoid this through sincere prayer and taking time to study your bible daily. Most importantly the scriptures are filled with what to do and what not to do when stressed, anxious and unhappy. "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:6-7 - All we have to do is come to Him. "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 and so on. Read your bible and open your heart to the Lord; his lessons, love and comfort can help you conquer aything!

Your Clothes Don’t Fit Right

Wear properly fitting clothes. Did you know that many people are stressed out not because of their environment but because of their clothes? Stress can be the offshoot of wearing clothes or shoes that are too tight, thus constricting blood circulation.

Your Purse, Backpack or Case Is Too Heavy

Reduce the contents of your purse, backpack, computer or briefcase. Carrying heavy bags, especially when you have a long commute wherein you have to stand in the subway, for instance, can cause a lot of stress on your body. You'll be amazed at how much better you feel if you get rid of all the unnecessary items from your purse. Your shoulders and back muscles will thank you.

Smoking For Stress Adds More Stress On The Body

Quit smoking! Smoking is bad for the health and causes a multitude of illnesses and diseases. Stress is just one of the many nasty consequences you can avoid if you quit smoking as soon as possible.

Holding In What Bothers You

"Getting it off your chest" is an important quote to remember. Expressing your feelings and concerns is one of the best ways to manage stress. Holding in what bothers you can cause even more physical and mental stress. If you do not have someone that you feel comfortable sharing with or are at fear for stressing others out with your problems, then you can talk with your doctor, find an anonymous hotline, support group or a therapist. They can help you verbalize and release what is bothering you; plus, offer suggestions for how to manage stress better, too. Please do not forget that YOU CAN ALWAYS turn to God in prayer and the scriptures to help deal with stress.

Alone Time (Pray, Enjoy Nature, Read, Bathe, Nap, Movies, Etc.)

Constant interaction with other people can take a toll on you for sure. We all need a little alone time to think, pamper and rest. For some people, exercising or driving provides that time. Some people need different activities to fulfill that need for alone time and to manage stress. For example, leaving the kid(s) with your spouse or a sitter so that you can go to the park to pray, meditate, read, think, etc. Other examples include reading, going to the beach, fishing, playing golf, taking a bubble bath, going to the movies, napping, computer games, etc. There is nothing wrong with taking the time alone to do things that make you happy. It is also a way to manage stress overload.

Recognizing / Admitting What Stresses You & Dealing With It

This is probably the hardest of all. It is pinpointing what is stressing you and dealing with it. I know this seems impossible in some cases, but try to keep an open mind. If driving to and from work stresses you out to the point of physical or anxiety issues, then you either have to find a closer job, move closer to your job or work from home. If dealing with certain people is damaging to your health and wellness, then you need to deal with it. If you can't do it on your own, then relationship therapy can help if the other person is willing to do this with you. On the other hand, sometimes, certain relationships have to go. They are far more toxic than talking, exercise, food, drink or alone time can resolve for you. Whatever or whoever is contributing to making you sick, fat, stressed and / or unhappy ... You have to deal with it because you deserve a better quality of life.
De-Stress To Age Gradually, Sleep Better, Live Longer & Healthy
Some other affects of stress include aging more quickly, chronic muscle pains (back, neck, etc), GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease), IBS (irritable bowl syndrome), asthma and DYING younger than you should --- STRESS CAN KILL YOU!

The consequences of stress are so vast that I have been motivated to share these 12 ways to manage stress for your weight loss, sleep and health. I hope that you will try your very best to put into action these simple but effective strategies and also realize that there are many other ways to deal with stress like counting, breathing techniques, music, crafts, taking vitamins and magnesium, etc. I have just shared those I know work from experiences.

Please make sure to click the share buttons to give this article to people you care about, so they can learn some other ways to manage their stress, too!

GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS!


Your Friend,

Lea
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Can I Do Weight Watchers, Atkins, Paleo or Diet w/ Skinny Fiber?

Skinny Fiber Diet Plan. Can I do Atkins, Weight Watchers or other diet plan while taking Skinny Fiber?

Have you been wondering if you can do any type of diet while taking Skinny Fiber? In short, the answer is YES. You can use Skinny Fiber with Weight Watchers, Atkins (Low Carb), Paleo, South Beach, Mediterranean, Low Fat, Low Calorie or any other diet plan that you choose to do. There is no special diet for Skinny Fiber.

Here are the reasons why:

Skinny Fiber Is A Supplement

Although it was voted one of the top "diet plans" in 2014, Skinny Fiber is a dietary supplement that comes with an optional 90 Day Challenge (weight loss program). I guess together it is considered a total diet plan to customers, but there is no special "diet" involved. The Skinny Fiber product is a supplement like Zinc, B, D, C, CoQ10, Probiotics, Whey or any other  that you take daily. The individual ingredients in Skinny Fiber each have their own health benefits, but in all practicality it is a weight loss supplement with fiber and digestive enzymes.

* The point being that you can take Skinny Fiber just as you do any other supplement and in addition to whatever foods you eat. It helps you feel full, so that you eat less.

Skinny Fiber Helps Control Your Appetite

There are three fibers (Caralluma Fimbrita, Cha De Bugre, Glucomannan) and 7 digestive enzymes in Skinny Fiber.  All 3 of the fibers help with appetite control, but the most popular fiber in Skinny Fiber is glucomannan. You may have heard about it online or seen glucomannan recommended on the Dr Oz show. It is called "Natures Skinny Sponge" because it swells to help create a full feeling. You take 2 capsules twice a day at least 30 minutes before your two largest meals of the day and with 8 to 16 ounces of water. The glucomannan sucks up water to help it swell and make you feel full. It is best to drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water for that purpose, as well as to properly hydrate and flush toxins from your body. There have been studies on Glucomannan that show other health benefits for those with diabetes and cholesterol issues. You can read about it and the other ingredients on the ON THIS PAGE.

* Skinny Fiber is a weight loss product that you can take with any diet plan you choose; most people just eat what they normally do but less food when the product starts working for them.
Skinny Fiber Is Low Carb, Gluten Free & More
One of the most common questions I get is whether Skinny Fiber is low carb, gluten free, has calories, fillers or caffeine. It is relative to diet, so I am including it here. The answer is YES it is low carb; YES it is gluten free; NO calories, NO fillers or NO harmful ingredients. Some say that Skinny Fiber has no caffeine at all because it is such a SMALL / LOW / TRACE amount that is not considered to have any in it. This is why people with heart disease and high blood pressure have taken Skinny Fiber successfully. if you are unsure, please ask your doctor first before buying.
You Can Take Skinny Fiber w/ Atkins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Paleo, South Beach, Mediterranean, Low Fat or Low Calorie Diet
I hope this quick post validates why you can take Skinny Fiber with any diet; it does not conflict and can help you get better results while your body is adjusting to a new way of eating; especially if snacking and overeating is an issue for you. Please do not hesitate to Contact Me with any other questions that you might have about taking Skinny Fiber with a certain diet plan.

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Here's To Your Success!


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Lea
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Special Testimonial - How Detox w/ Skinny Fiber Helped Her

Sharing weight loss testimonials is one of the most rewarding and important part of what we do as a Skinny Fiber Distributors. They help inspire people to want to lose weight, and since staying on track is such a difficult part of weight loss, those personal weight loss stories also help you stay motivated while doing the 90 day challenge. You can find these Skinny Fiber Testimonials on my Facebook page and other social sites, as well as in periodic posts on this blog (the links are below). If you have one to share, please feel free to send them to me.

Special Skinny Fiber Testimonial

How Skinny Fiber Detox helped Lisa with anxiety and weight loss; her results are not typical though wonderful!
I received a special testimonial from Lisa S last week. Her excitement really touched my heart because her first two weeks on Skinny Fiber has resulted in more than just a change in weight or body composition ...

Hers is a story about how detox helped with a certain health issue which is not a typical results testimony.

Plus, she's losing weight, too!

This is what she had to say on 4/14/2015:

Skinny Fiber Results After 2 Weeks - Lisa S

"Hello. I just wanted you to know how much I love my skinny fiber. It makes me feel really good. One thing I that I find so crazy is, that I suffer from really bad anxiety and can never take anything. I started mixing it with applesauce and then drinking a couple glasses of water with it. Now I can just take them with water. Since I have started taking them my anxiety has almost disappeared. I'm not sure how that can be. The only thing I can think is that it helps cleanse your body. Maybe I just had a lot of bad toxins in my body and it helped clean them out. Whatever the reason, I'm a customer for life! If you ever have anyone concerned because of anxiety issues tell them you sold it to someone that has severe anxiety and it changed her life. I couldn't even take anxiety medication because I had anxiety over that! This product is amazing."

So, I asked her what type of other results she was having ...

Have you noticed any of the following?

- Energy
- Weight Loss
- Inches Lost
- Decreased Appetite
- Decreased Cravings
- Tummy Smaller (well, less bloated since it it has just been 2 weeks)

This was Lisa's reply:

"I have noticed all of those things! I never really had an appetite to start with. That was my big problem. I was never hungry. I just always ate to eat. But with skinny fiber it actual helps me control not wanting to just eat for "fun." I have been exercising a lot and drinking lots of water and have gone down a pants size. I haven't weighed myself only due to the fact that that usually hinders my progress. I'm trying to wait a bit. Especially since it's so soon."

She ends by saying:

"Thank you. Thanks for all your help when I first started. I'll be excited to share my future results."

Skinny Fiber Detox & Weight Loss

I'm looking forward to sharing Lisa's weight loss pictures after the 90 day challenge! Congrats to her for keeping in touch during her challenge and doing what she needs to start losing weight. Also, in feeling brave enough to share her experience to help other people. Her results and caring spirit are inspiring.

CLICK HERE to see customer pictures and for the links to the read Skinny Fiber testimonials on my Facebook page!

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Here's To YOUR Weight Loss Success,

Lea

Easter / Resurrection Day & Reply To Your Messages (Binge Eating)

Happy Easter, Happy Resurrection Day, Skinny Fiber Distributor

Sending you a belated Happy Easter or Resurrection Day as we say in my family. It has been bugging me all week that I did not get this message to you and I apologize for being so late. I took a few days off of work for prayer and reflection last weekend. Plus, our family was together ... Easter is always a time of overwhelming gratitude for the blessing of reborn life!

I hope that your Easter was a day of gratitude, prayer, peace and love!

On another note, I also want to acknowledge that I received your messages about having a hard time staying on track over the holiday break. Thank you for being honest and also feeling comfortable confiding in me.

Reply To Your Messages- Holiday Binge Eating

Please don't feel bad about "slip ups" because they happen to all of us at one time or another. What matters is what you do after the fact ... Will you get back on track quickly or will you continue bad habits until you "burn and crash" again?

I went through the very same thing ...

I managed to stay away from the candy, but turned into a carb addicted HOG when the mashed potatoes hit the table. I knew what was happening when I scooped out that first spoonful and totally ignored the fact that I have not eaten white potatoes in about a year ... Needless to say, I FELT DEFEATED the next day. I had to pull it back together the very next day. I took my Skinny Fiber, drank lots of water, ate low carb and did not touch those leftover potatoes again (smile).

Typically, I would have just shared this in our weight loss support group and moved on, but I want to make sure that I reply to this issue here in case you are not in our group, yet.

If your eating has been off since Easter or throughout the Spring Break weeks or if you have stopped exercising since our last challenge, it is time for you to get back on track. If you are struggling to get yourself back on track. STOP IT!!! You are more than capable of making that choice for yourself. *** Take your Skinny Fiber RIGHT NOW, drink your water, take a walk ... start working on your weight loss and health goals, again. ***

Don't let cheat days turn into a long binge eating cycle! Take your Skinny Fiber, drink 1/2 your weight in water, eat healthy and exercise!

REMEMBER ... None of us are perfect! 

It takes a lot of discipline to live a totally clean and healthy life; with the reality that most of us do as well as we can with staying on track with newly established habits and maintaining weight loss. SLIP UPS and BINGE EATING HAPPEN, but it's never an excuse to give up completely.

One weekend is no big deal in comparison to a month or even a year of being off track again, so please take this post to heart and get yourself back on track with your weight loss goals!!! 

You can add me as a friend at http://www.facebook.com/flwahm so we can chat there and you can ask me to add you to our weight loss support group. We do weekly check ins, stay motivated with new recipes and tips that help!

The alternative is to getting back on track now --- feeling great again --- is to continue GIVING UP on your weight loss and health goals. REMEMBER HOW THAT MAKES YOU FEEL?

DON'T GIVE UP!!!!


Here's To YOUR Success,

Lea