Thursday, December 14, 2006

Seven Tips for Fat Burning During the Holidays!

This time of year is such a wonderful time. There is a feeling in the air, people reach out to others more, and there are added socials and events that bring people and family members together.

Is there away to avoid gaining a few pounds, and better yet, a way to actually burn fat during the holidays? Yes! Read on and find out how!

1) DRINK WATER - up to 3-5 quarts daily. This is one of the simplest step, yet one we usually think is hard, or forget. This will help you clease toxins and fat as well as have more energy too!

2) Increase your nutrition throughout the entire day - especially if you know you will be attending a social with food. If your day pervious to the event is high in nutrition - meaning lots of raw vegetables, fruits, raw nuts, whole grain cereals, etc. - you have little to worry about.

3) You don't have to eat all those things that are set before you - at work, at socials, given as a gift - you can say no. Give yourself permission to say No Thanks!

4) Take time each day to exercise. Yes, it's the holidays and you are busy, but still take at least 30 minutes to exercise some way. You will feel better, and not only be able to burn more fat, but you will have a less chance of getting sick.

5) Instead of buying or making the traditional candies, pastries, and goodies, buy or make something that is high in nutrition instead (see recipe below). There are just as many healthy things to eat or make as there are unhealthy, so choose the healthy things instead.

6) For extra fat burning, here are two healthy and safe supplements you may want to take: L-Carnitine is an amino acid that breaks down fat. It's best to open capsules in water and drink before you exercise. Hoodia is an herb that speeds up the metabolism and helps you burn more fat.

7) Lastly, be positive. Set your eye on goals to eat only things high in nutrition, drink all the water you can, exercise, then focus on positively succeeding - and you will!

If you are ready for a permanent change in your weight and life, and have the fit, trim and healthy body you desire, you will want to register for the Women's Health Retreat for next spring. But to receive your discount, you must register before the end of this month, December, 31, 2006!

You may register now at: .

Have a wonderful Christmas!

To your best health,
Erleen Tilton

FRUIT NUT BALLS - one of my favorite Christmas goodies

1 lb. raisins
1 lb. pitted prunes
1 lb. walnuts

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, then process in a food grinder, food chopper or processor, or just chop fine. Form into 1 inch balls, and roll in sesame seeds, finely chopped coconut, raw wheat germ or oat bran. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat. These will keep several months and are really yummy and good for you too!