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In the most recent issue of Quick Tips to Get Slim and Healthy Now!, we talk about the benefits of hypnosis for weight loss. Hypnosis provides an easy (and proven) way to use the power of your mind to change habits. The
Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs
are excellent. They were created by a highly-qualified PhD who specializes in weight control. It's the only hypnosis product on the market that we've found whose creator has such solid credentials. Want to learn more about hypnosis for weight loss?
Finding GOOD Products CHEAP on the Internet
Finding the BEST deals on the BEST products is really time-consuming. But we've already done the searching for you! So do yourself--and your wallet--a favor, and follow the links from this page.
Use this page as a jumping-off point to start your shopping. Each link opens in a new window so you can continue to refer to this page.
It's an interactive weight loss shopping list!
We've tried all of these products and can confidently say that these are our highly recommended weight loss products. Note that this page of recommended weight loss products does not include any weight loss fitness products. We'll update the site with our recommended fitness products soon.
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The links will bring you to the specific product page, which means you get your shopping done in half the time. What will you do with all that extra time?
Addressing the Underlying Emotional Causes of Weight Gain
Dr. Joseph Mercola recently said: "Despite the fact that emotional barriers are by far the most common reason why people ultimately fail on their diets, most popular diet programs do nothing to address this issue."
Here are two very effective tools...in fact, they are both highly recommended by Dr. Mercola.
What are these two tools? Hypnosis and EFT. Read on to learn more...
Clinical evidence of the effectiveness of hypnosis is mounting. It's becoming a very "mainstream" therapy. Hypnosis can do amazing things, including helping you stick to your diet and/or exercise goals.
Hypnosis has not only been shown to increase weight loss in the short term (in one study, 17 pounds with hypnosis vs 1/2 a pound without hypnosis), it also increased diet effectiveness in the long term by 146%.
Those results are incredible. And it's something you can do in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.
Click here to see the hypnosis product we recommend.
They offer a ONE YEAR money-back guarantee. That sure seems like a no-brainer. Try it, and if you don't get the results you want, return it with no questions asked. We wish more things in life came with this guarantee.
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a wonderful tool that can help just about any problem, including weight loss. It's gaining in popularity as more people are discovering its--almost magical--benefits.
You can download the basic EFT manual for free at this site.
Note that, although this free manual provides a great introduction to EFT, it does not address weight loss specifically. If you're serious about losing weight, then we recommend investing in this EFT product, which is specific to weight loss:
is a software program that walks you through using the EFT method, and ensures that you use the method correctly to get the best results. It's truly amazing. (And as an extra bonus, you'll experience many other benefits that go far beyond weight loss. That's the beauty of EFT.)
The free EFT manual is certainly the cheapest way to start. But if you want to jump ahead to quick weight loss success, we recommended the Conquer Overeating product. It has a solid money-back guarantee, too.
The "Conquer Overeating" EFT program
offers a money-back guarantee for ONE FULL YEAR! That's how confident they are about its effectiveness.
As the saying goes, "you need the right tool for the job", and that saying couldn't be more right.
In order to do the 7-day detox and juicing, you'll need a good juicer. We've used several different kinds, and have found that we love the Omega 8300. You can probably find a good deal on one at
You can also make fruit sorbets with this model. It's very easy to clean, too--so that means you're more likely to use it.
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The next tool you'll need is a strong blender. The one we use is the Blend-Tec. You could also probably find this on
blender. This workhorse does everything, and we mean everything. It's incredibly strong, and you can whip up delicious, low carb, high nutrition frozen treats in seconds. Then, cleaning is a breeze, too. We're so crazy about it that we even bring it with us on vacation! (Sad, I know...) We just can't use any other blender now--we're spoiled.
MUST-HAVE Products for Cooking and Baking...
You'll need these products to make any of the recipes on our site. You can find most of them in your local health food store, or in some grocery stores. If you'd prefer the convenience of shopping on-line, follow the links that we've provided.By using our links, you'll also save a lot of money.
Natural, Low-calorie Sweeteners:
We've tried all of the stevia products on the market, and most have a bitter aftertaste.
We've found one that doesn't (use code LEN208 to get $5 off).
We've been using this brand for 15 years, and it's consistently the BEST tasting. This site also has the liquid version, which we don't use, but we imagine that it would be convenient for adding to drinks and smoothies. Oh--they also make a travel size that comes in packets. These are great for keeping in your purse, briefcase, or car.
This sounds like a chemical, but it's actually a natural product that's present in many fruits. It's a sugar alcohol, and is granulated like white sugar, but contains no carbs. (Like other sugar alcohols, the body doesn't metabolize the carbs, so there is less impact on blood sugar and insulin.) If you've tried xylitol (another, more popular, sugar alcohol),
you'll like this even better.
Why? Because erythritol doesn't cause the gastric distress (gas, bloating, diarrhea) that the other sugar alcohols can. Don't over-consume any sugar alcohol, though! Stick to one serving a day of anything made with erythritol, and you'll be fine.
You'll see that we use erythritol in most of our sweet treat recipes. But we've found that you need to dissolve it in butter or oil before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. Use our recipes to eliminate the guesswork!
Brown Rice Syrup:
Although we don't use this much (and recommend that you don't until you reach your weight loss goals), it comes in very handy when we make certain sweet treats that need the moisture of a sweet syrup (see our almost-sugar-free
Pecan Pie Recipe).
It has only 1/3 of the original sugar, but tastes just like the original! This recipe is perfect for holiday treats.
Brown rice syrup
is made by fermenting brown rice with special enzymes that break down the starch content of the rice. Its sugars are absorbed much more slowly than white sugar or corn syrup.
If you're at all familiar with sprouting, you know how special sprouts are. When you sprout a grain, it transforms into a much healthier product. (But remember that we're aiming to greatly reduce ALL grains, including sprouted grains. Any grain product is a special occasion treat.)
Sprouted flour can be used just like regular flour. You should throw out all of the regular flours in your kitchen--even "whole wheat"--and replace them with this amazing product. We've found a
Just remember to refrigerate or freeze your flour as soon as you receive it. This ensures maximum levels of vitamins and minerals in this very fresh product.
This low-carb, high-fiber "flour" can be used as a replacement for regular flour in recipes. Although it is high in fat, it is a good replacement for grains in your recipes. It is a great weight loss aid. We've read that you need to use 1 extra egg for each ounce of coconut flour used (which adds up to A LOT of eggs), but we haven't found this to be the case. We've included a recipe for
flax seed muffins
that replaces 1 cup of flour with coconut flour, thereby reducing the carb content significantly (only 6 g of carbs per muffin!) You can make your own coconut "flour" by taking unsweetened coconut and grinding it briefly in a blender or food processor. You can find unsweetened coconut in the bulk section of most health food stores.
Or, you can buy coconut flour ready-made
Snacks and Shake Mixes
Raw Protein--Dairy and Soy Free:
This is a fantastic source of protein for use in smoothies or anyplace else you'd like to boost your protein intake. It's called "raw" because the company sprouts grains and seeds and doesn't heat them, so they retain all their enzymes and maximum nutrition. It packs a real protein wallop at 18 grams per serving, too. It also includes probiotics and vitamins A, D, E, and K...and tastes great to boot!
Here's where you can get the Raw Protein product (use LEN208 to get $5 off).
Goat Milk Protein:
If you'd prefer your protein from an animal source,
is very easy on the stomach. They take goat's milk (which is easier to digest than cow's milk) and culture it (like yogurt). So it includes probiotics. This is a dried powder, and contains 13 g of protein per serving (versus 18 in the Raw Protein product described above). But this product gives smoothies a richer, smoother texture than the Raw Protein product.
What advantage does hemp protein have? Well, with hemp protein, you're getting the added benefit of lots of fiber (and it is a bit gritty because of that), and it has beneficial fatty acids--neither of which the other proteins have.
Here's the hemp protein powder that we recommend.
Hate vegetables? Someone in your family hates vegetables? Certainly, the best way to get your vegetables is to EAT fresh veggies. But that often doesn't happen. So...there are several products that are superb replacements for vegetables in your diet. These products are blue-green algae that are literally perfect foods. They contain all vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and protein that the body needs to survive.
This is a FRESH product that is shipped frozen, and must be kept refrigerated. Although the two other algae products that we recommend (spirulina and chlorella) are also excellent, they are not nearly as fresh as this product. We've been taking spirulina and chlorella for years, and they do wonderful things, but nothing compared to
We just started taking this a few WEEKS ago, and our energy levels have gone through the roof. We've also read of incredible weight loss from this product. Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman (author of The Fat Flush Diet) also recommends E3Live for weight loss.
The links we've provided to the spirulina and chlorella are at a site that's offering $5 off your first order. Just use the following coupon code: LEN208.
These are the other nutrient-dense algae that we take on a daily basis. They help to keep our blood sugar stable, and keep us from eating unhealthy, fattening foods. These are also "perfect foods", containing all essential nutrients. In fact, spirulina contains 12 times the digestible protein of beef! They come in a tablet form, which makes them very easy to take. We keep a bottle of tablets in my purse and take them when we're on the road and can't find any quality, whole food.
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We've been using a product called Emerald Balance, and have been adding it to smoothies along with the protein powder. It contains lots of greens, yet does NOT taste "green." It has a lovely mint flavor. Its ingredients are very impressive, and it's quite affordable. Although we still take the other greens products, you could get away with just using this on a daily basis.
Click here to learn more about this great-tasting, healthy product.
Research published in July '06 showed that fish oil, when combined with moderate exercise, created weight loss with no dietary change. This just gives you another reason to take fish oil! It's vital that the fish oil be molecularly distilled to ensure no contaminants like heavy metals and PCBs. However, we've been doing a lot of research on the best way to obtain your Omega 3 fatty acids, and it's actually through a specific type of fish oil--KRILL oil. Krill oil has the added benefit of an amazing amount of antioxidants.
Here's a high quality krill oil (capsule) that is also a great price.
Although this fat is very high in saturated fat, it is an extremely healthy oil that ignites weight loss. It only has 1% of Omega 6 fatty acids (which is the type that we all need to reduce in our diets).
We cook with it because its smoke point is so high, and the oil won't turn rancid under high temps like other oils. We also bake with it, and you'll see it in the recipes on this site. There are quite a few brands out there now. Some brands are very expensive, though.
We've found a brand that offers a very high quality product and processing method, for a great price.
Macadamia Nut Oil:
This very flavorful oil
has a similarly high smoke point to coconut oil, so it's safe to use it for cooking. It is very low in saturated fats (especially as compared to coconut oil), low in the Omega-6 fatty acids, and it has even more of monounsaturated fats than olive oil! It has a luxurious, decadent texture, and an exotic flavor. Yum.
Do you live in an area where natural and organic foods are difficult to find? We do! It's an hour's drive for us to get to a health food store, so we've tried a lot of on-line sources. We've found a place that provides not only good prices and selection, but also good service.
Click here to check it out.
High Quality and SAFE Fish
We'd almost given up buying fish. It seems you hear about the dangers of store-bought and farmed fish almost every day. But we found a great source that's lab-tested for contaminants like heavy metals and PCBs. And they're reasonably priced (c'mon--we shopped around!) We've had their wild Alaskan salmon, tuna, and halibut, and they're all wonderful. The sockeye salmon is very lean, though, so be sure to not overcook it. They include recipes and cooking instructions with your order. UPDATE: Our new favorite is the sablefish (known elsewhere as black cod).
Check their site out here.
The Best Skin Care Products
We recently found a company that's making some terrific skin care products. We purchased a sample kit, and WOW. After only 1 week of using it, I see a noticeable difference. The company seems to have high integrity and the best ingredients I've ever seen. And the smell is heavenly. I highly recommend trying one of their sample kits for only $10.
Looking for salad recipes and ideas?
Then we have just the site for you: www.EasySaladRecipes.com. There are tons of different salad recipes that you can use, or for inspiration. When it comes to making salads, the only limit is your imagination. But be sure to use high-quality oils such as extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil, or macadamia nut oil for your dressings.
Wellness Products for Your Home
Isabella at Solay has a beautiful selection of natural salt lamps, which negate harmful energy from electrical equipment like computers and microwaves. They are also said to "clear the air", and provide a healthier environment inside your home (after all, the air in our homes has been shown to be worse than outside). And a less toxic environment means a less toxic body = easier weight loss! We have them in our office and our kitchen. But beyond the health benefits, they emit a mesmerizing glow and add a beautiful touch to your home.
So check out Isabella's natural salt lamps.
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