Showing posts with label Green and Natural Living. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Green and Natural Living. Show all posts

Monday, May 7, 2018

How Shaklee's YOUTH Healed My Skin


Like nearly every growing teen, I have struggled with acne. Although mine is thankfully not severe, it hit a definite peak between the ages of 14 and 16. I had tried different facial cleansers, exfoliators, moisturizers, way too many questionable DIY concoctions (which did more harm than good), and even a medicated cream, to try to tame this bothersome side affect of puberty.

Every night I would exfoliate like crazy, apply at least 3 different products, and every morning I would wake up with the same lack of results. None of them seemed to work, which, of course, drove me to use them even more religiously… 
At that time, it seemed like a wise solution.

It wasn’t.

As my acne worsened, my confidence dwindled, but I eventually discovered the life-changing power of liquid foundation and concealer… only, I lacked the knowhow to use it, and the end result made me look like a cake-faced oompa loompa...


from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Not the best look.

All I was doing, was overwhelming my skin with tons of different ingredients and harsh chemicals, exfoliating my face off, and then clogging my pores even more with the layers of makeup I’d use to try and cover it. It’s a vicious cycle that a lot of people get sucked into. By slathering on layers of acne products and exfoliating daily, they think they’re doing all they can to help their skin, when in reality, they’re just irritating the heck out of it.

Well, I’ve learned my lesson, and my skin and I have finally made amends, thanks to a brand new skincare line by Shaklee!

Ain't it pretty?

After hearing about YOUTH®, I immediately wanted to try it. I knew it was not created specifically to treat acne, but I was sick of wasting time with bad home remedies and overrated facial products, and seeing no results. Shaklee’s vitamins had helped me enormously as a child, while I was sick with stage 3 kidney disease, and almost getting put on dialysis (you can read the full story HERE). I knew Shaklee worked, and I was eager to see how well YOUTH® would too.

I was not disappointed!





I didn't realize how much scarring I had until I compared the pictures. My scars are completely gone now! Due to hormones, my acne hasn't dissapeared totally, but I've learned to accept it. I will usually breakout at that time of the month, but it is so, so much better than it used to be! I'll get a few spots, but they're always gone within a couple days. And, acne aside, you can see how much firmer and healthier my skin is now! I was not expecting such a difference!

The BB Cream, Mineral Moisturizer, and Night Cream in “light” (it also comes in “rich”, which is great for the winter months), are all very smooth and weightless. I forget I’m wearing them most days.

I think the cleanser, toner, and night cream are what helped me the most. The cleanser and toner have natural, gentle exfoliants, of green algae and muscadine grape exracts, which leave your skin soft, clean, and revived. And I love waking up to firm, hydrated skin thanks to their night cream!

Another super great product Shaklee has is their Acne Clarifying Complex. ↓

Acne Clarifying Complex
If I haven’t sold you on YOUTH® yet, this is nearly just as good. I’ve used it morning and night for years, and it has helped out so much in reducing redness, swelling, and speeding up my skin’s natural healing process. It’s affordable, and lasts me a really long time! I’ve bought 2 tubes in the last 4 years, and that’s only because I lost one during vacation earlier this year… never doing that again –I was without it for over a week!


Having acne prone skin is hard, and it really does mess with your confidence. I can't tell you how many times I used to look in the mirror and tell myself horrible things, like "no one would ever want someone like you," "you're pathetic", "you're ugly"... things I would never dream of telling another person, ever. But we so often allow apearances to rule over our better judgement and the true worth of somebody, especially ourselves. My skin is clearer, yes, and some of you (like my parents) might think that it never was that bad to begin with. Compared to a lot of people, it wasn't. You're right. But, regardless, I felt degraded because of it. I'd watched too many ads, flipped through too many magazines, and scrolled through too many Instagram feeds... All those girls seemed perfect: they didn't have acne spots on their faces, or eyebags, or freckles, and if they did, who was I to know? "It must be so great to go without makeup and still look that beautiful," I'd tell myself.

 But I've learned that with or without acne, I'm still the same person. About halfway through my journey with YOUTH®, I stopped wearing as much makeup. At first, it felt empowering. "This is me, just how I am." I was glad my face was so much better, and I liked feeling more confident in my own skin. But, I still had dark circles under my eyes, I still had random, undefined freckles, and skin imperfections. I still looked the same and acted the same. I was still me. So, what did clearing my acne really change?

My way of thinking.

I've learned to let go of all those negative beliefs I used to tell myself, because, really, it's still me I'm looking at in the mirror. Makeup-free days are relaxing, and a full-face day makes me feel 'put together'. I've accepted that I will never look like a model, I will never have babydoll skin... but anytime I apply makeup now, I do it because I want to, not because I feel like I have to. Because I have learned that I am so much more than my appearance, no matter how good or bad it is. 

Thank you, Shaklee, for helping me realize that.

written by Faith Kindred

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

An Open Letter To My Customers

Dear Customer,

As the owner of SRKindred and an Independant Shaklee Distributor, I want to personally thank you for your continued loyalty to our products and your support of our family business.


Shaklee is so much more than just a nutritional, product, company. Our mission is to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through our exceptional, naturally based products, a fun and rewarding business opportunity, and a culture of family, service, and gratitude. 

Do you realize your support means much more than simply buying vitamins, skincare, weightloss, cleaning products, or Basic H?

You’re supporting small business. You’re supporting our family. You make it possible for me to stay home with my children.

According to Entrepreneur magazine, there are over 25 million small businesses in the U.S., and Forbes reports that 52% of small businesses are home-based. 

We are blessed by your continued patronage…This is life changing for our family.

You’re supporting programs that serve people and communities like yours.

For example, Shaklee Cares has given millions of dollars in cash and product donations, along with thousands of hours of volunteer time have been given to help Shaklee Family Members and their communities rebuild in the aftermath of natural disaster.
 You helped make that possible. Thank you.

Shaklee makes so much possible…
and you are what makes Shaklee possible! 

Thank you for helping us change the lives of so many people… and for supporting our family.

- Rhoda Kindred
Shaklee Independent Distributor

Monday, April 30, 2018

35 Things I've Learned In 35 Years

Today, I turn 35 years old. I'm not one to make a big deal about my birthday, but, the older I get, the more I reflect on my life. So, I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned...



1. Say you’re sorry. Being too proud to apologize is never worth it. Open your heart. Life is amazing if you don’t shut it out. Be willing to take the wounds that come with an open heart, but know when to walk away. Know who your people are and you will experience the best of life.

2. Possessions are worse than worthless — they’re harmful. They add no value to your life, and cost you everything. Not just the money required to buy them, but the time and money spent shopping for them, maintaining them, worrying about them, insuring them, fixing them, etc. Mindless shopping is unhealthy, and useless. Live a clutter free life.

3. Slow down. Rushing is rarely worth it. Life is better enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Savor life. Not just the usual pleasures, but everything and everyone. The stranger you meet on the bus. The sunshine that hits your face as you walk. The quiet of the morning. Time with a loved one. Time alone. Your breath as you meditate.

4. All you need to be happy is within you. Many people seek happiness in food, drugs, alcohol, shopping, partying, sex … because they’re seeking external happiness. They don’t realize the tools for happiness aren’t outside them. They’re right inside you: mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, thoughtfulness, the ability to create and do something meaningful, even in a small way. You need no one else to make you happy or validate you. You don’t need a boss to tell you that you’re great at what you do. You don’t need a boyfriend/girlfriend to tell you that you’re lovable. You don’t need your friends’ approval. Know who you are.

5. The moment is all there is. All our worries and plans about the future, all our replaying of things that happened in the past — it’s all in our heads, and it just distracts us from fully living right now. Let go of all that, and just focus on what you’re doing, right at this moment. In this way, any activity can be meditation. Make a habit asking yourself ‘why’ you do things and make sure you’re happy with the answers. If not, rethink your choices.

6. Never stop learning. If you just learn something a little a day, it will add up over time immensely. Teachers are everywhere, if you’re willing to learn. You’re never too old to learn something new or to dream a bit bigger.


7. Live well below your means. Don’t go into debt. That includes credit card debt, student debt, home debt, personal loans, auto loans. We think they’re necessary but they’re not, at all. They cause more headaches than they’re worth, they can ruin lives, and they cost us way more than we get. Debt is serious business. Spend 30% less than you earn. Don’t spend it if you don’t have it. Learn to go without, and be happy with less.

8. You are good enough — learn that and you won’t be afraid of new things, won’t be afraid to fail, won’t need the approval of others. You’ll be pre-approved — by yourself. I'm not cool, and I’m cool with that. I wasted a lot of energy when I was younger worrying about being cool. Just be yourself.

9. The only kind of marketing you need is an amazing product. If it’s good, people will spread the word for you. All other kind of marketing is disingenuous. Thank you Shaklee!

10. Start now. Whatever it is, you will always wish you started earlier. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

11. Quality over quantity. Apply this to your closet, your friends and your groceries. On beauty and style: work with what you have. It’s far easier to work with what nature gave you than to try and change what you don’t like about yourself.

12. If you find yourself swimming with all the other fish, go the other way. They don’t know where they’re going either. If you compromise on your core values you’ll never feel true to yourself.


13. You will miss a ton, but that’s OK. We’re so caught up in trying to do everything, experience all the essential things, not miss out on anything important … that we forget the simple fact that we cannot experience everything. The secret is: life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.

14. Mistakes are the best way to learn. Don’t be afraid to make them. They are some of the best teachers. Instead, learn to be OK with mistakes, and learn to learn from them, and learn to shrug them off so they don’t affect your profound confidence in who you are.

15. Failures are the stepping stones to success. Without failure, we’ll never learn how to succeed. So try to fail, instead of trying to avoid failure through fear. Define your own version of success.

16. Rest is more important than you think. People work too hard, forget to rest, and then begin to hate their jobs. People try to do too much because they don’t know that rest is where their body gets stronger, after the stress.

17. There are few joys that equal a good book, a good walk, a good hug, or a good friend. All are free. 




18. Fitness doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a long process, a learning process, something that happens in little bits over a long period. It’s a great journey. Fitness looks different for different people. Find your own kind of fitness.

19. The destination is just a tiny slice of the journey. We’re so worried about goals, about our future, that we miss all the great things along the way. If you’re fixated on the goal, on the end, you won’t enjoy it when you get there. You’ll be worried about the next goal, the next destination. Goals aren’t as important as we think. Try working without them for a week. Turns out, you can do amazing things without goals. You’re less stressed without goals, and you’re freer to choose paths you couldn’t have foreseen without them.

20. A good walk cures most problems. Want to lose weight and get fit? Walk. Want to enjoy life but spend less? Walk. Want to cure stress and clear your head? Walk. Want to meditate and live in the moment? Walk. Having trouble with a life or work problem? Walk, and your head gets clear.

21. Let go of expectations. When you have expectations of something — a person, an experience, a vacation, a job, a book — you put it in a predetermined box that has little to do with reality. Instead, try to experience reality as it is, appreciate it for what it is, and be happy that it is.

22. Give with no expectation of getting something in return, and it becomes a purer, more beautiful act.

23. Change is the one constant in life. You will suffer by trying to hold onto things. Learn to let go, and learn to have a flexible mind. Don’t get stuck in what you’re comfortable with, don’t shut out what’s new and uncomfortable. The hardest part of changing your life is finding the courage to make the decision.

24. Gratitude is one of the best ways to find contentment. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, be grateful for the amazing gifts you’ve been given: of loved ones and simple pleasures, of health and sight and the gift of music and books, of nature and beauty and the ability to create, and everything in between. Be grateful every day.

25. Create. The world is full of distractions, but very few are as important as creating. In my life, creating is one of the few things that has given me meaning. When it’s time to work, clear away all else and create. You don’t have to be an ‘artist’ to create art. You don’t have to be a ‘runner’ to run. You don’t have to be a ‘writer’ to write. Forget labels and do what you love. 


26. Get some perspective. Usually when we’re worried or upset, it’s because we’ve lost perspective. In the larger picture, this one problem means almost nothing. This fight we’re having with someone else — it’s over something that matters little. Let it go, and move on.

27. Don’t sit too much. It kills you. Move, dance, run, play. Have fun being active. Sure, there’s lots of fun to be had online, and in eating sweets and fried food, and in watching TV and movies and playing video games. But going outside and playing with friends, tossing a ball around, swimming, climbing something, challenging each other … that’s even more fun. And it leads to a healthy life, healthy heart, more focused and energetic mind.

28. Use the magic of compound interest. Invest early, and it will grow as if by alchemy. Live on little, don’t get into debt, save all you can, and invest it in mutual funds. Watch your money grow.

29. All we are taught in schools, and all we see in the media (news, films, books, magazines, Internet) has a worldview that we’re meant to conform to. Figure out what that worldview is, and question it. More often than nought, you'll find the worldview is wrong.

30. Learn compassion. Learn the art of empathy. Too often we judge people on too little information. We must try to understand what they do instead, put ourselves in their shoes, start with the assumption that what others do has a good reason if we understand what they’re going through. Life becomes much better if you learn this art. You can disagree with someone’s opinions, but still love and respect them as a person. Agree to disagree.

31. Do less. Most people try to do too much. They fill life with checklists, and try to crank out tasks as if they were widget machines. Throw out the checklists and just figure out what’s important. Stop being a machine and focus on what you love. Do it lovingly. 


32. No one knows what they’re doing as parents. We’re all faking it, and hoping we’re getting it right. Some people obsess about the details, and miss out on the fun. I just try not to mess them up too much, to show them they’re loved, to enjoy the moments I can with them, to show them life is fun, and stay out of the way of them becoming the amazing people they’re going to become. That they already are.

33. Love comes in many flavors. I love my husband and children, completely and more than I can ever fully understand. I love them each in a different way, and know that each is perfect in his or her own way. Don't be afraid to love in your own way.

34. Life is exceedingly brief. You might feel like there’s a huge mass of time ahead of you, but it passes much faster than you think. Your kids grow up so fast you get whiplash. You get gray hairs before you’re done getting your bearings on life. Appreciate every damn moment.

35. Never be ashamed of who you are and how you choose to live your life. Don't apologize for how you live. Learn to say no. Follow your fear and leave your comfort zone.


*this blog post was adapted and edited from Zen Habits to reflect my own thoughts and ideas.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

How To Window Box Book Review


This is such a cute little book full of lots of information! I liked everything about it.... but then I like everything about plants and flowers, so I guess it' only right to like this book!

The author did a great job. There is lots of info on anything from personalizing your window box, adding grow lights, to pruning the plants and watering.


I liked all the different kind of examples given:  - the sand box
- the rain forest
- the herb garden
- the woodlands
- the salad bar
- the window bog
and more....

The pictures are beautiful. I loved that the title is stamped into the front of the book and that the cover pages look like this:

If you love flowers, plants, or gardening - you will love this little book!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through a book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Getting Healthy - Part 2

Continued from Getting Healthy - Part 1....

..... So, last year, hubby and I really started searching for options. We knew that to make a lifestyle change as big as I needed - I would need the best tools to help me succeed. In October 2016, I attended a health seminar and started meeting with a dietitian monthly.

Over the next few months, I continued meeting with my dietitian, but with Thanksgiving and Christmas we didn't do awholelotta changing. I did manage to lose 10 lb. through - the monthly visits with the dietitian helped to keep me accountable. We decided to start 2017 out fresh with a lifestyle change, not just for me but for our whole family!

Well, that was the plan.... life had other ideas. 

You see, I have multiple autoimmune disorders. The last couple months I had been seeing a different specialist for other ongoing health problems. That Doctor set a surgery date for March. The surgery, although it was out patient, set me back quite a bit.


During this time, I had lots of testing done regarding other health issues and another doctor set yet another surgery date for May. My plan was altered. I was still seeing my dietitian and during that time lost another 10 lbs. But was kinda in limbo waiting for the next surgery, which would be a big one.

The day before my scheduled surgery - it was cancelled - partly because of a paper work mix up and partly because of another auto immune disease that they found in my pre-opt testing blood work. They wanted me to see yet another specialist and more testing before they would go through with my scheduled surgery.....  this actually turned into a blessing, because 3 days later, my son was emitted to the hospital for emergency brain surgery.... He was in the hospital for 5 weeks.... and home with transfusions for another 3 weeks.

During that time, I saw a new specialist and another doctor who (although I do have yet another auto immune disease), she signed off on me going ahead with my original surgery....

My surgery was on August 2nd. I was in the hospital for 4 days - ended up having complications and a second emergency surgery 12 hours after the first one, on a liquid diet and didn't have strength to exercise, so I just mainly walked.

 The surgery was hard, both mentally and physically, and it did set my lifestyle change back by about 8 extra months, but it was actually a blessing. As a result, I lost another 20#'s and also started eating healthier! 


The best part about having the last major surgery was that it was a success and many of my health problems are no longer a problem!

So, in August, I really hit my lifestyle change hard! 

The main changes have been: 

  • Portion control - instead of eating 5 cookies, I eat and enjoy one and no more. 
  • Eating high protein foods first. I supplement with Shaklee protein when I need extra.
  • Eating low-carb. I still eat carbs - I just try to be aware of how many I eat.
  • Taking high quality whole food supplements - believe me, I've done the research, there is nothing better out there with the science to back it up! I've taken Shaklee supplements off and on for over 7 years. But I now am consistent with taking my food supplements and have noticed a big difference.
  •  I do regular activities with my hubby and kids - like riding bike, playing 4 square, and walks. 
  • And I continue seeing my dietitian...not as much as I did previously, but it helps keep me accountable, and she helps me find ways to change my negative eating habits into healthy ones.
Since I started seeing my dietitian and consistently taking my Shaklee, eating a high protein diet and exercising, I have lost a total of 54 lbs since October 2016. I started at 240 lb. and a size 22/24, and a BMI of 45.9. I am now 186 lbs. and wear a size 16/18.



I've still got a long way to go - but with Gods help, this is a lifestyle journey that I want to continue... not just for me but for my family as well. 
My goal is not to be skinny or to be a certain size. My goal is to be healthy, happy!

To be continued......

Read Getting Healthy - Part 1 here

Note: We have chosen NOT to discuss or to explain my surgeries with anyone, as in the past, discussing my health has caused unnecessary drama. I, Rhoda do suffer from multiple auto-immune disorders, cancer, and chronic stress. The doctor said without this surgery, I would only have a 3% chance at going on to live a healthier life style, so for me and my family's sake, this has been the right thing to do. We will not apologize for not explaining!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Favorite Kitchen Products

A few months ago, I shared some of my favorite house hold hacks, and it got me thinking about some of my favorite kitchen gadgets and products....
USA Pans - cupcake, loaf pans, cake pans, 1/2 sheet pan, etc. USA Pan is a professional grade bake ware. It has perfected the nonstick coating process so that food won't stick to the pan. It is warp resistant, heavy-duty, reliable, and very easy to clean.


Pampered Chef Products I love are the Pampered Chef Round Stone,
Executive Nonstick Cookware pan set (I have both the 7 piece and the 5 piece set), mix & chop - meat chopper, glass batter bowls, spice rack, tool turn about, mini serving spatula, pan scraper. coated Knife set, Chefs silicone basting brush
Tupperware thatsa bowl set, store and lock containers, snack cups and mini cups, cookie containers 8x8 and 9x13


Kitchen Aid Mixer - I use mine multiple times a week... mixing bread dough, cookie dough, icing, puddings, etc.


Ninja Professional Blender - This is well worth the money! I use it to make my Shaklee Protein drink with crushed ice!
Dish Drying Mat - I haven't had a bulky dish drainer for over 10 years! These work great!

 

Speaking of dishes, the best dish soap ever, both automatic dish washer and hand dish soap.


Scour off- caning pots and pans with burnt on food, cleaning the glass stove top or oven, getting rust off of dishes, etc.


Corelle Dishes - I love my chutney correlle dish set. I have canisters, colander, baking dishes etc to match. Most people save their good dishes for company, but at our house the most important people in my life is my family, so we use the good dishes at every meal!



Ikea cups, plates, and bowls.... great alternative to paper products. Perfect for kids or for controlling adult serving sizes.


Glass Darhma Straws - Glass straws are the BEST!
All American pressure cooker. Best pressure canner for canning produce, meat, fruits, etc.
Basic H (all natural)- use it to wash fruits and veggies and use it as all purpose cleaner.
Vitamin holder/ turn table. - high quality vitamins are very important in our home. They have literally changed our life! 


               

Other kitchen items I wouldn't be with out are : Waffle maker, crock pot, electric skillet, and toaster.


What are some of your favorite kitchen products? leave a comment and let me know!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Around our place 2017 - meet our goats

We've had Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats for over 6 years now and I still love them as much now as I did when we first got them. 



Some of the reasons I love Nigerian dwarf goats are:

  • They are small - only weighing in around 30 - 45 lbs. full grown - I can pick them up myself.
  • They are not overly rambunctious. They are not hard on pasture or fences.
  • They get along well with most animals and humans.
  • Their manure is great in flower beds and gardens.
  • They don't need a lot of space.
  • They do not eat nearly as much as a full sized goat. We only need approximately 25 bales of good high quality hay for 4-5 full size goats for all winter.
  • Their milk is mild and creamy... I love using it in baking and cooking with it. The kids love to drink it.
  • They have a great temperament! They are great with people of all ages. They are super friendly and love human interaction.
  • The baby's are so little and so much fun to watch.

Our small herd has changed over the years.... so I thought I'd do an update. Last year, we took out our big pasture fence and fenced in a smaller pasture which meant selling more of our goats. 

We are trying to downsize somewhat and make things more manageable around here.

We have had 11 babies born since we first started. We only breed our goats every 2 years, as we want them to have a break in between babies and milking.

Right now, we have Jelly Bean (10 yrs.) She throws some of the pettiest baby's, but so far most of them have been boys, so I'm hoping for a beautiful girl from her this next spring!



Flipper (4 yrs.) is a great milker. PS. If you have goats - give them a toy to play with - they love this spool!



Baby (3yrs.) Is the most friendly one out of the bunch and her first baby Pixie was beautiful....



Pixie (2 yrs.) - this year will be our first year breeding her.



And our newest little guy Buckle (6 mo.) Who we will be breeding all the girls too this fall.



My oldest daughter does all the milking these days. We only milk once a day and then let the baby's back with the moms - you can read more here.

We love the fresh taste of the Nigerians milk. We milk on ice and do not keep bucks while we are milking, as bucks can taint the taste of the milk. 

I am still using the awesome goat stand my hubby built for me back in 2008 - it's also great for trimming the goats hooves and for brushing the goats out.

We still use Shaklee Basic H Classic to worm our goats and have never had a problem.

We only feed our goats grain/feed when they are pregnant, nursing, or we are milking them. All other times, they have pasture and hay, mineral block and clean water available to them. 

When it comes to feed, our goats get only the best - I like to mix my own goat feed. We use cleaned oats, 12% sweet feed, black sunflower seeds, and sometimes I will sprinkle Shaklee protein on top for them. 

I offer baking powder free-choice to my goats. Baking soda keeps the PH level in the rumen consistent. It has also been stated that baking soda can help with stabilizing a goat’s urine acidity.

When we clean out the barn (we use the goat manure in our flower beds and garden.) - we always put DE down and then put down wood chips. I clean out the water buckets with Shaklee Basic H and Basic G (here's a great post about Basic G and how it works better than bleach) at the same time. I love the smell of a clean barn! 

We also have chickens and run them in the same pasture as the goats.


So, yes, I still love my Nigerian dwarf dairy goats.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Foundation For A Healthier Life

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*Take advantage yourself and tell a friend (or ten)! Get the $10 Shake coupon by placing Life-Strip (#21294/#21293) or Vivix + Vitalizer (#89090) on AutoShip. Then each time Life-Strip or Vivix + Vitalizer ships on your AutoShip order you’ll get a coupon for a $10 Shake – a savings of $40 off SRP. And you can use the coupon on your very next AutoShip order. You have three months to use your $10 Shake coupon before it expires.

To use the coupon, go to your Manage AutoShip page.  Once there, you’ll have the option to select the Life Energizing Shake of your choice. The shake you select will be added to your AutoShip order as long as you schedule it for before the coupon expires.

There is no minimum AutoShip order required and multiple coupons can be redeemed on the same order. AutoShip orders are flexible! You can set them up to ship monthly, every 60 days or every 90 days. You can cancel Autoship at anytime!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Starting The New Year Off Right

Happy New Year!

Here's to starting the new year off right!
So many people make a new years resolution to loose weight, but quit after only a few days or weeks. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you owe it to yourself to try Shaklee's 180 program!



We know losing weight can be as simple as it is difficult. That’s why Shaklee scientists, who are thankfully also human, designed the Shaklee 180 program to help you break the yo-yo dieting cycle to get healthier and fit for life.



This customizable two-meals-a-day kit contains all you need for your first 2 weeks of the program including:

* Two canisters of delicious Life Energizing Shakes packed with protein to curb hunger and increase energy. (16 grams of proprietary, ultra-pure, plant-based non-GMO protein. Added leucine to help preserve lean muscle and keep metabolism strong. A powerful patent-pending combination of prebiotics andone billion CFU of patented probiotics, and Omega-3 ALA to support heart health).
* One box of tasty Shaklee 180 Snack Bars loaded with protein and fiber.
* A Shaklee 180 Metabolic Boost* supplement to help burn calories naturally and keep your metabolism going strong.
* One Vita-Lea® high potency multivitamin/multimineral supplement – bonus 30 day supply.
* Program support including a step-by-step program guide and online access to tools, tips, healthy recipes, meal plans, exercise programs and lifestyle information to help you lose the weight and learn how to keep it off.

How?  Burn fat, not muscle with leucine.

For weight loss that lasts, it isn’t just about food and exercise alone—you need the right nutrition and the right support tools. Powered by Leucine®, our clinically tested products help you keep muscle you have, burn fat you don’t need and lose inches you don’t want. Real science with real results.

Why leucine works:
  • Supports lean muscle. Leucine is an essential amino acid that helps with protein synthesis to build lean muscle.
  • Muscle = Metabolism. Leucine-enriched protein helps your body preserve muscle mass so you lose the right kind of weight and keep metabolism strong.
  • More is better. More muscle means a stronger, leaner looking you.


 Clinically-tested Life Energizing Shake and Shaklee 180 products:
  • Are Powered by Leucine® to help your body retain lean muscle while you slim down
  • Use ultra-pure non-GMO protein
  • Have absolutely no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives added
  • Gluten free, lactose free and kosher
  • Are low glycemic. Lower GI correlates to a slower rate of digestion and gradual release of glucose, contributing to better weight control


This is the beginning of a new you. 
You'll see and feel the difference.


 SPECIAL DISCOUNTED OFFER through January 31, 2017.  Save over $50 off full retail value ($206.90) at Member price of $150. Free Shaklee Membership with purchase.


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