Candy Hangover?

The day after Halloween just felt apropos to mention some things you can do to get over that candy hangover and if you’re starting to get concerned about the negative effects all this sugar has on your body a few super easy things I’ve done to cut out sugar so, you know, I don’t end up with diabetes and Alzheimers.  I don’t want to get preachy here, but I think it’s important for you to know that a diet high in sugar has been linked to lowered immune response (meaning more colds and flus), diabetes, Alzheimers, heart disease, liver disease, insulin resistance, hormone imbalances and digestive issues – not to mention obesity, which is what we usually think of first, right?

What’s even more important to consider those same effects on your kids, which is at an unprecedented epidemic level! It seems like we get on the candy train at Halloween and ride it straight through Thanksgiving pie and Christmas fudge to Valentine’s chocolates and candy hearts.  Everyone gains weight and suffers the mood swings and energy dips but it doesn’t ever stop because we get accustomed to the high level of sweetness and it’s really hard to cut it out, especially when manufacturers hide more and more sugar in processed foods to keep us coming back for more!  Even your canister of table salt is laced with dextrose, which is corn sugar, to make it more tasty and addictive!

So, I promised some tips and tricks and you can get it all in my free sugar detox guide: http://www.colleen-bean.com/sugar-detox/ along with a couple handy cheat sheets to help you. (No opt in required) And if you feel overwhelmed by this craziness and would like a super fun, easy and convenient program to help you go into the holidays in control of food instead of whisked away to insulin shock, ask me about Arbonne’s 30 Days To Healthier Living Program.  It’s changed my life and I do believe you’ll love it too (yes, it’s totally affordable!).

Cheers!

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Do You Want To Be The Woman Who Wears Sweat Pants?

First off, never underestimate the power of cute sweat pants!  But, to me, it’s more the sentiment behind this quote from Tonya Leigh…it makes me think about that classic movie “Death Becomes Her” where you see Goldie Hawn in her dirty sweats, watching a murder scene over & over while gulping frosting directly from the tub in her apartment full of cats. Like, nobody wants to hit that bottom, right?
Of course she finds a magic potion and emerges in a fabulous slinky red dress and the movie takes a nasty turn but for a moment she’s exactly the woman she wants to be. Elegant and to die for (pun intended).
I also believe in magic potions bc I actually find them. Sometimes it’s in the form of a book that moves me to tears and positive action, a gut healing cleanse or heart healing mini-vacay 💕
Most importantly, they move me more toward the woman I want to be who doesn’t wear sweatpants on Christmas Day 🎄🎄

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