New habits for healthy weight loss

Living gluten-free has been a first step for me.  Actually doing a ton of research, getting referrals as to what the top brand of products to use was my first step in starting new habits.  When I  switched to the Shaklee food supplements the inches and pounds that had been stuck to me began to disappear. Quickly!  My moods shifted from mostly depressed to being energetic and feeling happy.  My hormones began to balance. (my husband was very thankful for that)

All that made creating new habits so much easier. I was now running downhill instead of feeling like I was always hiking uphill towards happiness and my ideal weight.  I was motivated to continue taking my new set of vitamins because they were working.  I loved feeling happy and fitting into my old jeans that had been collecting dust in the closet. 

I need payoff to change my behavior. Whether it is how I eat or being in the habit of not feeling good.  16 years ago I got that payoff  all because Susan, the owner of Ridgefield Athletic Club introduced me to the full line of Shaklee products and guided me with a personalized program with the weight loss products, skin care and getting the non-toxic biodegradable products in-house as well.       I had no idea that toxins from household cleaners could block weight loss. According to Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton by reducing the amount of  “Chemical Calories”  in my home it would help prevent further damage to my slimming system. Go to The Body Restoration Plan if you want to learn more about the slimming system.

Once I was feeling better, had more energy and had some success under my belt with losing weight I was ready to change my behavior.  When I was tempted to watch TV in the kitchen I would catch myself and go for a walk or go outside and read.  TV in the kitchen was big eating spot for me. 

Check out Habit 1 from Stephen Covey’s book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

We must take responsibility.

What will you do today to be proactive with living gluten-free and reaching or maintaining your ideal weight?

Join us for our Gluten & wheat free – first steps webinar

Wednesday, May 4th

8:00-9:00 pm EST

For audio: 605-475-4875     121118#


Live presentation

“Living gluten & wheat free- first steps” was presented at Nutrition S’Mart in Pt. St. Lucie, Fl on Saturday. I began the presentation with asking everyone to state  in a few words why they came to this presentation.  All the areas of concern were addressed in my Powerpoint, it was so cool.  Inflammation, weight gain, bad stomach pains, lack of energy, and cravings for gluten and wheat products. There were more but those were some of the most common.

It was so rewarding to be able to have  information for people who have been struggling with irritating to life threatening symptoms with no answers as to what the cause may be. The group supported each other because they could identify with each other and their symptoms. There was a sense of relief that by taking gluten & wheat out of their diets they may be able to lose weight, bring down the inflammation, have symptoms disappear without taking medication just getting creative with their eating choices and taking high quality supplements to heal their bodies. 

The links and books I recommended with recipes and information were greatly appreciated. 

The group understood that if they were ready to give up instant gratification they may be free long-term of annoying aches and pains. They also grasped that healing their bodies was a necessity.  Explaining that I had done years of research before I decided on a high quality brand of vitamins that are gluten & wheat free, and manufactured by  a research and science company that has been a leader in the industry for over 54 years,   gave them reassurance that they did not have to spend time doing the research. They also loved the support and guidance I offer. 

We had a great time. After my presentation we moved to the other end of the store for a gluten & wheat free cooking class. We learned 2 simple recipes: Teff Banana Pancakes and Gluten free tabouli. Go to for the recipes. 

Suzie Presenting "Living gluten & wheat free -First Steps"