Let’s talk diet specific goals and shame….

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forward-right-arrow-button_318-76852.jpg No, no they don’t. And they don’t want change. I resisted so many changes for so long. Change means leaving a comfort zone. I retreated back to my comfort zone more than once. But it doesn’t change the facts. Somewhere in my deepest inner being I know that eating animals is wrong, wrong for me, the animals and the environment.  Despite nay-sayers I know that eating animals is contributing to global warming. And I KNOW eating all the junk food consumers eat is horrible for our health and longevity. But despite knowing, we have a hard time with change and accepting something is bad or wrong for us. We will make every excuse in the book to continue eating something that’s so wrong but tastes so good. I made every excuse in the book. But the biggest and truest is that I had a hard time when I tried to go full vegan. I haven’t taken enough time to work with beans and legumes to know how to cook a variety of dishes and I don’t want to use soy and need to limit wheat gluten. Plus my husband was a hard core meat eater when we first got together. 

 

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For a long time I battled a war inside me bouncing between veganism and being a meat eater. Every time I ate meat I felt it was wrong. But I had no clue how to juggle healthy vs compassionate. And I began disliking myself more every bite I took. I was ashamed to stand and say I was an animal rights activist and yet I still ate meat. I lied often, so I could still stand up against animal cruelty and not receive condemnation from vegans. I think a large reason I have had weight issues has been over guilty eating and dislike for myself because of eating meat. Most of the time when I was trying to be meat free, I ate a lot of junk food. I wasn’t healthy. 

And it’s difficult trying to speak with people who go meatless because of animal rights issues when quitting meat was a breeze for them. But nutrition is a complicated jungle and if you have any health issues stacked on top make it even more difficult. And many in the animal rights community (at least who I’ve encountered) meet people with nutritional concerns and questions with disdain and anger. Feeling they are not actual issues when compared to the plight of animals. And although I agree, a life is indeed more important that a pork chop in my belly, my human life and health is also important. 

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So why did I personally struggle so much going vegan? I only knew how to cook your basic meat and potato meals. I was born and raised on meat, potatoes and sweets. Vegetables were not a big part of my Mom’s cooking, but meat was. Beef and pork were like an every other night swap. With a night for chicken, or a pasta night thrown in. I grew up in a turbulent home and sweets were a refuge and an “I’m sorry” for what I did. Into adulthood I loathed the taste of almost all vegetables. My staple veggies on my adult table were, corn, corn and oh yeah, corn. Eventually I branched out into salad with a cucumber thrown on top with mounds of cheese and croutons to cover the taste of the green stuff.

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Fact was, when I first tried to be a non meat eater, my diet may have been kind, but nutritionally it was a major disaster. I ate salad (as in lettuce), processed boxed crap, pastas and, you guessed it, sweets. I lived off coffee cake, muffins, and bread. I was tired allllll the time. And during this time is when I found out how unhealthy all that boxed stuff was that has a list of 30 ingredients with names you can’t pronounce. And was also finding out that many of the vegan brand products (which I already thought tasted like cardboard or too much green vegetation) had the same problem, a lot of unhealthy added ingredients. Plus I was hearing the negative aspects of eating soy and wheat gluten on a daily basis and recently learning that wheat gluten makes me bloat and may have a big part in my stagnant weight loss. And processed sugars are extremely unhealthy period!

But I’ve learned a lot and am ready for the next steps towards a kinder, more environmentally friendly, and healthier nutrition plan. What are my nutritional goals based on all I’ve learned? As we move closer to the end of my 30 Day Challenge and headed towards the New Year, here is what I’m aiming for in our kitchen…

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My husband and I have been moving towards a gradual shift to become meat free. We’ve both been at different stages, and at different times, for different reasons. My husband’s tastes lean vastly more towards a Mediterranean Diet. And I too have found greater health benefits in the Mediterranean Diet, the more I learn about nutrition, and how my body reacts to foods. But I also know that wheat gluten affects me, so now I know that after this cleanse is over I need to lessen the amount of gluten I have in my diet. I won’t be eliminating it, but I do see the reasons to reduce the amount I eat. It’s a filler for the most part, with minimal nutritional value in comparison. And I’m sick of belly bloat!

You can lessen the amount of gluten you eat with some simple changes. Switch from eating regular pasta to a rice pasta, or you can easily make/buy gluten free breads. Also watch labels.  

I’ve spent a lot of time in my life worrying what others think of me and my choices, and I’m tired of playing this game. I worry what vegans will think, I worry what my friends and family will think. No more. My husband and I have taken the time to learn about nutrition and alternate choices when it comes to meat, dairy and sweets. We are making a hard core commitment now in implementing all we’ve learned along the way and all we will learn as we make changes permanent. The chart below shows the breakdown of  the nutrition plan that my husband and I can both work with as we progress our way to a Vegetarian/Vegan lifestyle. I modified the Mediterranean Diet to rely less heavily on fish, this would be called an to be Ovo-Vegetarian/Pescatarian diet. 

This Is The Basics Of A Mediterranean Diet

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Starting From The Top….

Tier 1 – Sweets, especially those made with processed sugars and animal products will be severely limited. There are enough raw recipes that have no funky ingredients that can be sweet and delicious. It’s just a matter of either taking the time to learn to make them, or finding a good vegan bakery that maybe specializes in raw treats. Here are some examples …. Raw Deserts

Tier 2 – is all about my glass or two of wine I have when we go out to dinner or are at a social event where drinking is available. We don’t buy alcohol for the house unless it’s the holidays usually. In the summer we may get sangria or beer. But it’s an occasional thing. 

Tier 3 – Fish and sea food for now will remain in our meal planning. But over time I want to phase it out and either move it up to the top and one day I will finally be completely meat free and it will no longer be in our kitchen. 

And tier 4 – Eggs are a pretty regular part of our diet and like fish will be phased out too. 

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This right here is the future of protein and could very well one day be our main source of protein. I highly recommend this soy free, gmo free product for your Meatless Monday and beyond!

 

 

I could survive almost completely off of tier 5 through 8 –  I’m a pasta lover but until I discovered and actually used gluten free pastas, it meant I had to live with tummy bloat. Tier 5 through 8 is my rock now and we already have been about 90% dairy free (cheese on pizza mainly),  but are now 100% dairy free. The supplements I use from Arbonne keep it all nutritionally sound. 

Avoiding: 

  • Added sugar: Soda, candies, ice cream, table sugar and many others.
  • Refined grains: White bread, pasta made with refined wheat, etc.
  • Trans fats: Found in margarine and various processed foods.
  • Refined Oils: Soybean oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil and others.
  • Highly processed foods: Everything labelled “low-fat” or “diet” or looks like it was made in a factory. Other than Beyond Meat and a few other similar plant based meatless options. 

One day, I will be completely meat free as I play with more and more recipes and become a better cook in my kitchen. I tried and failed so many times doing it the wrong way so that it would become permanent change. Soy can be unhealthy, as well as gluten can be. I feel very lucky to have come across Arbonne. Because in learning how to be gluten free I’ve learned how I can leap to being meat free without being unhealthy. You just need the right fooducation 😉. To be healthy, you need to cook. And to be a more compassionate consumer you need to cook, and cook the right things to be healthy. We are changing our habits, and you can too. For the animals, for the planet and for YOUR health!

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How To Talk To Friends And Family About A Plant Based Diet

In summary: Just like 3/4 of the rest if the world I’m trying to find healthy. And just like all the other animal advocates out there I’m trying to live kinder, but I also want to be healthy. I know I’m not the only other animal rights person who has had issues with becoming vegan. And I know many vegans don’t understand my dilemma. I know many who had trouble with health and veganism hide in the shadows afraid to admit they just don’t have the skills to live life a healthy vegan. I’m trying to find my way back there, but this time in a healthy way. So don’t bash me if you’re a vegan who just doesn’t get it. Help me, share recipes with me and tell me how you found the balance. And in the meantime, I will continue to move forward towards healthy and ethical sustainable living by learning and experimenting with cooking. And as I learn, I will share what I’ve learned so others can lead a kinder more ethical life with food.

Why Veganism Is The Future

 

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The info below is from PETA. I am personally not a fan of PETA and the way they themselves treat animals and their views on euthanasia and especially their views on the Pit Bull breeds. There are many other animals rights/welfare organizations that are more compassionate and much less egotistical. But they are a wealth of information on veganism and sources for vegan products. Arbonne is PETA certified for the products being vegan and cruelty free!

 

 

Meatless;  Soy-Free and Gluten-Free 

  • Neat “meat” is a new product made from a mix of nuts and garbanzo beans. It comes in four flavors: Mexican, Italian, Breakfast, and Original.
  • Great Life by Lucinda has a variety of veggie burger mixes.
  • Beyond Meat’s Beyond Beef Crumbles come in both Feisty Crumbles and Beefy Crumbles flavors, and they’re made from pea protein.
  • Beyond Meat’s Beast Burger boasts the fact that it contains more iron and protein than its meaty equivalent, and more omegas than salmon.
  • Cool Foods’ Vegi Bacon are “bacon bits” derived from pinto beans, and are ready to top your baked potato, salad, or soup.
  • Sunshine Burgers are made from a variety of beans, seeds, and brown rice. They come in eight flavors, including Shiitake Mushroom, Loco Chipotle, and Hemp & Sage.
  • Amy’s Sonoma Veggie Burger is made from quinoa, garbanzo beans, nuts, and vegetables.
  • Hilary’s Eat Well Veggie Bites and several types of veggie burgers are made with grains, beans, seeds, and greens and are certified kosher as well.

Meatless; Gluten-Free (*These are not certified gluten-free, but the ingredient labels do not list gluten or wheat.)

  • Gardein offers four gluten-free varieties: Chick’n Scallopini, Chipotle Black Bean Burger, the Ultimate Beefless Ground, and Garden Veggie Burger. These delectable options are made with a soy protein base.
  • Textured vegetable protein (TVP) is a dehydrated soy product that looks like little flaky nuggets and is a great stand-in for ground beef. It can be rehydrated in about a minute and works well in spaghetti sauces, chili, tacos, and veggie burgers.
  • Butler Soy Curls are perfect for grilling or cooking in soups, salads, stir-fries, and fajitas.
  • Simply Balanced Smoky Chipotle Meatless Chickenpacks a lot of protein and is perfect for the summer grilling season.
  • Simply Balanced Korean Barbecue Meatless Chickenis another variety from this brand, which is carried exclusively by Target.
  • Simply Balanced Mushroom Miso Meatless Turkeyis the brand’s third faux-meat flavor. Mushroom miso sounds delicious. It’s time to taste-test these cruelty-free meats!
  • Tempeh is a fermented soy product that comes in the form of a dense cake, perfect sliced or cubed and then steamed or fried and added to stir-fries, pasta dishes, salads, and sandwiches. It’s especially delicious when smoked for a “BLT.”
  • Praeger’s veggie burgers come in both kale and California varieties.
  • Amy’s Veggie Loaf is packaged ready to eat! You can also opt for the low-sodium version.
  • Beyond Meat has delectable chicken tenders that you should stock your freezer with ASAP.

Meatless; Soy-Free

  • Seitan is a delectable meatless option made of wheat gluten. Available from many companies, it’s popular because it soaks up flavors extremely well and the texture is chewy and satisfying. You can also make your own!
  • Field Roast vegan meat products are all wheat- and grain-based. They specialize in links, roasts, and meatless loafs—perfect for the holidays or anytime.
  • Bahama Rice Burgers are rice-based and come in seven flavors.
  • Amy’s California Veggie Burgers come in original and low-sodium varieties.
  • Hot Dang Original Grain Burger is so delicious, but remember that only the original flavor is vegan.

*I found a pretty clear explanation here about my issues with soy, and she lays it out much better than I ever could!  Wellness Mama – Is Soy Healthy

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Day 1/30 – Healthy Living Challenge

So I started the day off yesterday still a wee bit down and out with a pretty rough sinus infection. But as the day progressed I felt better and food was really good! After being sick, eating healthy foods felt pretty awesome actually. My body was really thankful! So all in all day one was a fabulous way to start! I never lost my appetite through being sick thankfully and with all the healthy food I ate I was satisfied all day. I had a bit more fruit than I had planned my menu out for but because I wasn’t feeling so hot all didn’t go quite as planned. I missed having the broccoli we were supposed to have for dinner 🥦 

BREAKFAST: Arbonne Protein Pancakes w/fruit

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MID MORNING SNACK: Coconut Yogurt

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LUNCH:  Arbonne Chocolate Shake with a scoop of Greens Balance 

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SNACK: Arbonne Pomegranate Energy Fizz Stick with water + Hummus w/ raw veggies

EXERCISE: 1 hour walk – easy walk

DINNER: Citrus Cod w/brown rice & fresh fruit

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  • 4 (6-ounce) cod fillets
  • Lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Marinade fresh cod in ingredients listed for about 30 minutes. Spray broiler pan with coconut oil, or other non stick spray. Broil for 15 minutes or until done. Serve with brown rice and fresh fruit or broccoli. 

BEFORE BED: Arbonne Herbal Detox Tea w/a dash of cinnamon

 

 

Back To Basics With 30 Days To Healthy Living

This Monday I start my 30 Days To Healthy Living journey. I’m super excited about it. This is simply the next step for me in my quest to live healthier. Not only am I doing this for myself, but for my clients and future clients so that I have this wealth of firs hand experience to share. I will be able to help each of you better as you choose to make the decision to eat healthier and live healthier because I will have taken the same steps. For the next 30 days I will try and share things like recipes, tips and tell you exactly how I’m feeling along the way. Today is supposed to be a food prep day but I’ve been sick since Thursday and today I spent most of my day in bed with a super bad sinus cold. So hubby may be doing some of that prep and the rest we’ll just wind it the rest of the week 😉 So now onto a little of what the month will look like….

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Nutrition

My nutrition plan has become very specific over the course of time,  trial, error and education. My nutrition has evolved and changed over the years based on what I’ve learned about food and nutrition.

And with that evolution Arbonne’s 30 Days To Healthy Living was a natural fit. It’s pretty much the direction our nutrition plan at home has been heading towards anyway. It’s not rocket science and it’s not a diet. It’s re-learning or learning how to eat for optimal health, DAILY. Not a diet, no heavy restrictions. We’re all smart enough to know there’s foods that are better for us than others. The science of food and how it affects our health and longevity proves this more and more every day.

The 30 Days To Healthy Living nutrition plan is; gluten free whole grains , fruits, vegetables and healthy fat, along with fish, seafood and eggs (I omit: red meats, pork, and other fowl – conscientious choice) and I will add poultry no more than four times a month (conscientious choice).  As I learn to cook with beans and lentils more I will eventually eliminate chicken from our shopping list all together. 

And the nutrition plan also omits; dairy and processed sugar – both of which I’ve already mostly omitted from our daily menu. We do occasionally have our treats which include processed sugars but as of now I choose to not bake because that just leaves temptation siting around the house. We do allow ourselves to venture to sugary foods and will indulge in good chocolate, and a stop at Starbucks once in a while. But as a treat, not as the norm. We also will allow for celebrations, but my body thanks me for keeping it at a treat. 

Wine I drink in moderation and water water water, teas and occasional sparkling waters or a cup of cappuccino. 

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Arbonne Nutrition and Supplements
I’m all set to go as you can see in the photo above. I made an important investment in my health, one I am super excited about! So what’s in the 30 Days To Healthy Living Kit? Well you can customize it a bit and I already had told you I won’t be incorporating the 7 Day Cleanse as it’s usually done (the week before the 30 Day Challenge begins), but I will be doing it the alternative way. At the end of my first week of my 30-day program, I’ll use one pouch of the 7-Day Cleanse. Then, at the beginning of the second week of my 30-day program, I’ll use 7-Day Body Cleanse on your first and second day of that week. And them repeat this same step for the third and fourth week. So my kit contains:

  • 2 -2lb bags of Protein Shake Mix (chocolate and vanilla)
  • 1 -1lb bag Daily Fiber Booster
  • 2 boxes of Energy Fizz Sticks (citrus and pomegranate)
  • 1 carton Digestion Plus (3- stick packs)
  • 1 Arbonne Essentials Greens Balance
  • 2 boxes of Daily Detox Tea (20 bags each)
  • Support Guide
  • PLUS I will be in a group with others who are at all different stages of their 30 days. I will get tips, recipes, support and have a place for all my questions to be answered.
  • + I added on the 7 Day Cleanse

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Exercise                                                                                                                                         \
Daily exercise is pretty much a given part of my lifestyle now. I’m mixing it up with walking, running, hiking, Les Mills Bodypump and Bodycombat along with Bodyflow and yoga. I get bored super easy and taking it outside or to a gym for drop in classes keeps me from getting bored. I have Les Mills streaming so I can do those at home when I really just want to be close to home. But I found a daily routine of at home fitness caused me to fall into a rut, get bored and eventually just not do it. So I needed lots of flexibility and changes. After all fitness should be part of your lifestyle, not something that limits you to staying indoors alone. 

 

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Snacking

🌿🥑🍓🍋Whether on the 30 Days to Healthy Living Program, or off, this is a wonderful guide to lean, clean snacks. There’s nothing wrong with snacking, quite the opposite as it helps maintain consistent metabolic function in our bodies. Some cultures recommend 5-6 small meals throughout the day for optimal metabolism and digestive function. Enjoy!!
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  • Seasonal fruit with organic whole milk or plain yogurt and freshly ground flaxseed.
  • Whole-grain, high fiber crackers with cheese or smoked salmon.
  • A small handful of raw or lightly toasted nuts.
  • Cucumber or carrot slices and hummus.
  • A hardboiled egg (look for omega-3-enriched eggs for added nutritional value) sprinkled with smoked paprika.
  • Fresh vegetables with organic plain yogurt – add fresh herbs and seasonings for more flavor.

Traveling Tips The Arbonne Way!

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🌳 Remember your shaker cup and protein shake mix. Either a ziploc of protein/fiber with the scooper thrown in. Or I prefer individual packets, it’s just easier and less potential for mess. Mix with bottled water or coconut water since it’s super easy to find these days, even at your local gas station.
🌳 Travel with Protein Shake ready to drinks,  as they don’t need to be refrigerated and they taste amazing. Great for kids at school too for clean, powerful dose of vegan complete amino acid profile protein, vitamins and minerals.
🌳 Keep a stash of Fizz Sticks in your purse/jacket to mix with your bottled water or coconut water for a great non caffeinated pick me up. Also great if you are out with others who are drinking and just want something tasty and bubbly that’s not alcohol.
🌳 Pre-events like movies, games, BBQs, I will often grab a to go salad at Chipotle, Moe’s, or other healthy spots and bring in with me in a tote. Also love brown rice/quinoa avo/cucumber rolls at Whole Foods (no soy sauce), or a container of hummus and small containers of raw chopped veggies.
🌳 I keep a stash of Arbonne protein snack bars with me always. They are the yummiest bars on the market, and certainly the cleanest and most nutrient-dense.
🌳 I like taking a ziploc of organic nuts and/or dried fruit with me – almonds with or without a dash of sea salt, cashews, dried unsweetened blueberries/cranberries.
🌳 I like taking a ziploc of Marys Gone Crackers or Simple Mills Rosemary & Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers with me for salty crunchy satisfaction. They have some protein also. Great to whip out at restaurants when the bread basket comes around so you can feel a part of the action.
🌳 Apples and carrot sticks always a great thing to have on the go.
🌳 If you’re traveling and don’t have that quick nutritious shake to have for breakfast, gluten-free oatmeal with almond/rice/coconut milk is a good breakfast choice, as are eggs served LA style with a salad of organic leafy greens, on a bed of sautéed spinach, or with sliced avocado.

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My 30 Day Journey

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Follow me or join me as I do the 30 Days To Healthy Living Challenge! While I use or have sampled most of the products already, I’ve never used them in a focused pro-active way like this. The 30 Days To Healthy Living Challenge is program developed to give your body a mild, natural detox from all the junk foods we eat while showing exactly how to eat for optimal health and a strong body.
 
I want to not only share my journey with you, but answer any questions you may have along the way. Especially if you decide to join me and get our bodies feeling fabulous before all the holiday foods and goodies start showing up everywhere! The 30 Days To Healthy Living Challenge will give me all the knowledge, and food choice confidence I need to get me through the holidays and beyond!
 
I’ve placed my order and have my shopping list ready, hopefully (it should), my products will all be delivered before the 15th! Here is a list of the products I will be incorporating into mine (and my hubby’s) lifestyle:
🌱 Daily Fiber Boost
🌱 Digestion Plus
🌱 Herbal Detox Tea
🌱 Protein Shake Mix
🌱 Energy Fizz Sticks
🌱 Greens Balance
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I skipped the 7 Day Detox this time around (which is usually done prior to starting the 30 days, simply because of timing and wanting to be finished before I the holidays were starting. So my results may not be as good for weight loss as it could be, but I will still be able to stay super focused on getting nutrition on point!
 
If you’d like to join me and do the 30 Days To Healthy Living
contact me and/or shop here: http://susanhalloran.arbonne.com/
 
If you just have a question or two or want more info email me here:
 
If you just want to follow me on my journey, stop by my page or this blog daily!
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Why I Evolved Back To Arbonne

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🌱The last few years I’ve felt a lot like a seedling, or a caterpillar🐛 . I keep learning, I keep growing and finding my footing on my road to healthy living. There are so many quick schemes to getting healthy out there and I will admit I was duped more than once by promotional campaigns and ideal images put in front of my face. But I knew it shouldn’t be that complicated, nor sound so easy. Just do this and aha…you will be fabulous.

🌱No, living a life of health shouldn’t be a gimmick, or an elite society that says if others don’t agree boot them out of your life. People who don’t eat for a life of health need to be shown how, how it can be enjoyable and how to do it in everyday life. They are smart enough to know they need to exercise, but they may need to have some encouragement but they don’t need to feel trapped in a daily routine. Fitness should be fun and frankly all over the place. Outside, in the gym, at home, on the courts, on a track, in a pool, etc…

🌱I have been round and round with weighloss this, weightloss that. Heard all the spiels and road tested all the different methods and brands out there that are customized, packaged and sold to you to lose weight and get fit. Some I’ve done multiple times. I am the first to say I need and enjoy the motivation a group of people all focused on healthy living can give. It’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in everything I’ve done. If you yo-yo weight loss you need support and you need a solution that’s LIVABLE. One that works with your life, one that eases into life, not one that becomes an extension of you like an extra arm hanging on your side. So in all my experimentation what have I learned? Well first let me say I am not here to bash any method, any coach, or any company. They all have their merits. They all have a downside. So that being said, I feel I’ve found the right path for me now. And the path that is the most sustainable and normal, in my opinion.

🌱And that’s the best way I can put it. Arbonne is a natural fit to life. The 30 Days To Living Challenge is one that teaches you how to eat in a way that covers so many of the different nutritional road blocks so many people face today. We eat too many things that are processed (including sugar) and eat too much wheat gluten, things that do not lead to living healthy, in fact they cause harm from bloated bellies to potential death for those suffering celiacs disease. For some, or many these ingredients can be addictive even. As our society has become busier we rely more and more on boxed meals, bread products and sugar coated sweets to fuel us and our children. And now we are an obese, unhealthy society.

🌱In October, just in time before the holidays I will be doing the 30 Days To Healthy Living Challenge, along with my husband. I will share that journey with you. I’ve already come a long way with nutrition and I see this as me evolving to the right place, as a sustainable move. Nutrition is HUGE when it comes to healthy living. Your nutrition is accountable for 80% of maintaining healthy weight, exercise is 20%.

🌱As far as exercise goes. I’m still run training for sure, especially with the cooler weather. But I get really bored doing the same workout program over and over again. Being bored will make me fat. I will get lazy. I like to mix it up. Sure I like to do some in home workouts still. I LOVE Les Mills programs, they have enough variety and release new programs every week. But I also love doing drop in classes at the gym to do the Les Mills workouts, I am a yoga lover and attend drop in yoga events locally, I plan to do crossfit with team RWB, and free classes around town for general fitness. But do you know what the single best thing is you can do? Walk, yeah, walk, and walk daily for at least 30 minutes and then throw in some kind of strength training 3-4 times a week. Most importantly is DON’T GET BORED!!!

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🌱Soooo Why Arbonne?

The entire time I was doing that other thing that was supposed to give me a beachy kind of body,  I was buying more and more from Arbonne.

  1. Their skincare line is nothing short of AMAZING (I will post more in another blog post about my skincare routine). I used the RE9 Advanced line and my skin feels nourished and new.
  2. I will use most of the makeup line now. Their mascara, It’s A Long Story, is the bomb! My lashes are full and thick, but best of all they feel healthier and not brittle at all. And the Sheer Glow Highlight Stick gives me a beautiful and natural look. The best part is that their makeup is something I can trust on my skin. The ingredients are pure, gentle and cruelty free
  3. I love and use the entire Rescue and Renew Line and now that the Pure Essential Oils have come out, my bath time is total spa time now!!
  4. This past summer I tried Liquid Sunshine for my trips to the beach and oh my goodness, I loved the line!’
  5. The PhytoSport line is something both me and my husband use and love. I really don’t want to do a workout or run without it.
  6. And as far as protein shakes go. Yes, I loved that other shake I drank, mainly because it was thick and, well, milkshake like. But you know what, it made me bloated every time I drank it. And that is not how healthy feels. That is how I felt when I drank an actual milkshake. And milkshakes had milk in them, I was drinking Vegan shakes and they still made me feel like I was drinking milk. Booooooo. The Arbonne Protein Shake is delicious! No I still haven’t found a way to make it thick like a milkshake, but you know what? I don’t get bloated now. I just feel good, which is what good nutrition should make you feel.

I could go on, yes, there are more products I buy from Arbonne; like deodorant, vitamins and hand cream but this is EXACTLY my point. I was loving, buying and living day to day with so many fantastic products from Arbonne, I was dopey not to become a consultant. I get a discount off of products I buy all the time (and would anyway). It’s a win win situation.

Bottom line? Trust. 100% trust in the company, the business, and the products.

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🌱Now The Technical/Professional Reasons Why Arbonne…

Arbonne is a premium brand skincare company founded by Petter Morck in Switzerland in 1975. Expansion occurred to the U.S. in the 80’s and now throughout the world. All Arbonne products are based on botanical principles, simply put they are pure, safe and beneficial. An article was printed in 2009 stating that women put 515 chemicals on their faces everyday. Not only are these chemicals harmful to humans but they are harmful to our planet. I am proud to say that Arbonne has been green for more than 35 years. The Arbonne state of the art Research and Development Lab, located in Irvine, CA is governed by two words, Transparency and Honesty, along with a Scientific Advisory Board of knowledgeable and esteemed leading professionals in science, medicine, health, wellness and nutrition. There combined efforts supports and assures that botanical based principles will always govern, direct and shape Arbonne’s vision and voice. With much success comes greater responsibility through Philanthropy, Arbonne’s Charitable Foundation helps teenage girls and boys realize their true potential. And we just wrapped up a HUGE campaign to send Arbonne nutrition donations to areas that were hit hardest by the recent hurricanes. Just one more valid reason that answers the question, Why Arbonne?

Arbonne is a real, viable business opportunity for everyone. No matter your age, race, sexual orientation or level of education, the Arbonne Family is here to support and encourage you. Take the first step and experience Industry Leading Commission Structures up to 35% as an Independent Consultant, Unsurpassed incentives/bonuses and commission increases as you elevate from Consultant to Regional or National V.P. Earn FREE fabulous exotic trips and even an opportunity to drive a brand new white Mercedes Benz while Arbonne  with family and friends.

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If you’d like more info on the product line, 30 Days To Healthy Living, or the business itself. Don’t hesitate to…

CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL

Or just leave a message on the form below!

http://susanhalloran.arbonne.com/

Arbonne is presently in these countries; USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Poland and New Zealand, with more countries to be added soon! We are a growing thriving brand of pure, safe, beneficial, cruelty free products. 

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30 Days To Healthy Living

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Watch this short video with Dr. Tanda Cook to Learn More About
​Arbonne’s 30 Days To Healthy Living Program!


Do I Need To Reset My Body?

Why Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living Program Works

Arbonne’s Vegan Protein Comparison

Arbonne Testimonials

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7 Day Body Cleanse

Vegan Protein Shake Mix

Fiber Boost

Fizz Sticks

Detox Tea

Digestion Plus

Greens Balance

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How much is all this gonna cost?

AS A PREFERRED CUSTOMER, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE 30 DAYS TO HEALTHY LIVING & BEYOND CHALLENGE PACK, THE PC FEE ($20), PLUS A $50 GIFT FOR ABOUT $267. THAT’S 40% OFF!!

A few notes:

  • If you place a minimum order of $250 (minus your PC discount), your application fee is waived!
  • As a Preferred Customer, you receive a 20% discount on all orders, 40% of Special Value Packs (the Challenge kit is an example) as well as reward points/credit throughout the year.
    • For example, a new client that purchased the Challenge kit received a $30 reward on their next order. This could mean ordering $150 worth of product and only paying $90! The rewards add up!
  • Signing up as a PC is the best way to order the Challenge kit and will continue to reward you in the future!

30 Day Cost Breakdown USA

30 Day Cost Breakdown Canada

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Next Steps:
Contact me with questions and to purchase your customizable Nutrition Special Value Pack at 40% off!
I will provide you with:

Support Guide
 30 days of recipes and shopping guide.
Private Facebook page with other participants going through the program.

Fill out the contact form below with all your information. I will respond within 48 hours to chat a bit and get your order placed.

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DISCLAIMER: I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant. I am not a licensed medical doctor, nutritionist, or dietician. The detox is merely a suggestion and is not intended as a substitute for medication or medical care. Please consult with your doctor before beginning this program, especially if taking prescription medication.