What is this Happy Coffee stuff?

What is this Happy Coffee stuff?

Well today was an interesting day. Sitting on my computer I was looking at my Facebook news feeds and saw something pop up about “happy coffee” or “smart coffee”.  So I did some digging and contacted a girl named Linda and asked her more about the products and company. We got to talking and she told me all about this product and how it can help me see results (especially since I am already eating a mostly low carb/keto diet).  Plus HELLO – IT’S COFFEE!!!!

Now, keep in mind that in the last 7 years I have spent enough money I could probably but a down payment on a house on failed products and plans that promised they were the answer.

I have tried every other product or plan out on the market or the internet. Some include Weight Watcher, Thrive, Visalus aka Body By Vi, ItWorks, TruVision Health, Plexus Slim, FitSticks, HCG Diet, Ace, BodyFX, Advocare, Herbalife, Isagenix, Cabbage Soup Diet, Mediterranean Diet, The Biggest Loser Diet, Shakeology / Beachbody, Abia Health… well the list goes on! Needless to say none of them worked for me and meal replacement plans had me sick to my stomach and dizzy by day 2 or 3. Each of them were a failure in their own ways and I remained, well – FAT!

Needless to say, I am the biggest skeptic she may ever have had the pleasure of speaking with in her life. (although side note, after we got to chatting we discovered we met our husband’s at the exact same bar in Scranton, PA, and even lived and worked in the same small town for a while – talk about a small world – it had to be God getting us together I’m sure of it).

Here I sit with all of my weight to lose (plus some), after 10 years since I was pregnant with my youngest child….

So, what makes this time different? Why won’t I gain it all back again this time? Why will I stick with this when I never have before?

I don’t want to be in this spot anymore. The spot where I avoid getting my picture taken because I am embarrassed with how I look, I do not go clothes shopping because I keep saying “I am going to lose weight so why buy stuff that won’t fit in a month (and of course then I never lose anything, it just the thought of seeing the size of what I will need to buy).

I see myself in the mirror and literally, out loud, call myself fat and disgusting.

I mean look at just my face in that photo up top– THIS IS NOT WHO I AM!

I almost passed out when Karen from Motor Racing Outreach took this picture at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Race when we had our monthly Women’s event at the track (let alone that she posted it on Facebook and tagged me!) Its always so hard to go to the races and sit with the other NASCAR wives and be… well FAT. For me it is embarrassing to go to the races and look the way I do around the other driver and team wives.

I need to find the gal inside of me that I used to be, the one that I actually LIKE.

By the way that beautiful girl next to me, that is my oldest child – one of the lights of my life. One of the reasons I need to take off this weight and get healthy so that I can be around for her and my son and my husband for a LONG time to come.

Can anyone relate?? Why does this consume my life??? Will there ever be a time when it won’t? Will this stuff really be the answer? I guess time will tell….

My name is Sue and I am a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach and the founder of Slender Suzie. I teach people how to quickly turn their bodies into fat burners instead of sugar burners.  I choose to be a Ketogenic Lifestyle Expert because I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness and Pursue Better!

The Truth About Why I Quit Plexus

The Truth About Why I Quit Plexus

There is NO easy way to share this, so here goes….  I QUIT PLEXUS…but hear me out on this one.

I severed my ambassadorship with Plexus….

I was having an awful experience with the sponsors that I was under when I first joined.  My direct sponsor was terminated for being unethical in her business (trying to cross recruit to another company while still earning her Plexus income). Then I reached out for help to my other uplines, Alyssa and Angel (they were Diamonds and I was not so I figured they could help) only to be told I “had to be doing something wrong” or that I was “a negative person” no matter what questions I asked them.  I needed and begged for help.

I hate to admit it but I let other’s people’s negativity into my head and my heart and I quit something I loved to do because of it.

I won’t get into the rest of the nitty gritty details. We don’t need to go there.

I tried going back to Plexus under a new upline in January 2017. The Ease capsules and some magnesium helped me get past a bad case of plantar fasciitis within two weeks.  For that I am grateful. But when it comes to weight loss, the products just didn’t have any effect for me. I was also no longer earning any commissions (some months I did get enough to pay for my own products but that was it) as most people who tried the products were also not seeing results. You will hear most Ambassadors say “it’s a health products and weight loss is a side effect” – but let’s get real here….  most people are looking for a way to lose weight that actually works!!!  (and in reality if you lose weight and get to a healthy number your other health issues can also clear up in the process).

I also took into consideration the amount of money per month I was paying.  When you take the “recommended products” of Plexus Slim, ProBio5, BioCleanse, VitalBiome and XFactorPlus I was paying a total of $184.35 per month at Ambassador cost (which equals $237.75 retail).  But, more importantly PLEXUS IS NOT KETO FRIENDLY!

Their products have ingredients like rice flour, brown rice flour, brown rice syrup, sunflower oil, soy, soy lechithin and fruit juice.  These ingredients can have an effect on blood sugar levels and insulin response.

As I became more and more serious about what goes into my body and pursuing my ketogenic coaching certification I realized Plexus was not the right choice for me.

So yes, then I quit Plexus a second time.

Some days I still ask myself “What the heck was I thinking letting those negative people influence me that way?!?”  and feel sad that I let them influence me that way. But you know what? I wouldn’t say my time away when I quit Plexus was totally useless and here is why: I needed a wake up call. I needed to learn that I cannot let the attitudes of anyone else effect me and my happiness or get in the way of my goals like I had allowed them to do before. I needed time to grow and mature and learn.

In the end, I have the ketogenic diet and not a bunch of pills and drinks (you can see more by clicking here to join my Facebook info group). I know that I am where I belong – as a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach dedicated to teaching others how to be successful on the ketogenic lifestyle.

I’m feeling like my soul is once again on fire!  I am once again so excited about what I am doing and the progress I am making that people can hear it even through my Facebook posts, and when I talk to them on the phone or in person they all tell me that my excitement is so contagious they have to be part of that.

And now…  the new chapter in my journey begins!

 

My name is Sue and I am a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach and the founder of Slender Suzie. I teach people how to quickly turn their bodies into fat burners instead of sugar burners.  I choose to be a Ketogenic Lifestyle Expert because I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness and Pursue Better!

Love Your Gut: MOVE!

Love Your Gut: MOVE!

Sitting down and being still for long periods of time not only affects your mood, your energy level and your weight in a negative way, but it also has a negative effect on your digestion. If you struggle with digestive distress in any way, then keep reading…
 
It’s time to move your body! Exercise helps to stimulate intestinal contractility and speeds up your digestion process. This means getting up and moving your body (even lightly) for a minimum of 15 minutes a day.
 
For good digestive (and of course, overall) health, try to aim for around 20-30 minutes of light movement such as yoga, walking or swimming. These additional movements in the body can help your digestive system to operate more smoothly.
 
After all, a happy tummy is a happy YOU!

My name is Sue and I am a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach and the founder of Slender Suzie. I teach people how to quickly turn their bodies into fat burners instead of sugar burners.  I choose to be a Ketogenic Lifestyle Expert because I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness and Pursue Better!

Love Your Gut: Eat Fermented Foods

Love Your Gut: Eat Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are a real superfood for your gut and digestion because they are full of beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins and various strains of probiotics. Probiotics are the good bacteria that keep your gut healthy and maintain a healthy body.
 
Natural fermentation breaks the food down to a more digestible form which in turn, supports the good bacteria population. Try to experiment with different fermented foods and include them into your daily diet such as Kimchi, Kefir and Miso!
 
A few others you might want to try:
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Pickles
  • Miso
  • Lassi
  • Tempeh
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Yogurt

My name is Sue and I am a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach and the founder of Slender Suzie. I teach people how to quickly turn their bodies into fat burners instead of sugar burners.  I choose to be a Ketogenic Lifestyle Expert because I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness and Pursue Better!

Love Your Gut: Chew Your Food

Love Your Gut: Chew Your Food

Did you know that digestion begins in your mouth with chewing your food properly? Most people chew each mouthful only 5-10 times resulting in food that isn’t broken down enough. For your body to absorb nutrients and break down enzymes in the food you eat, your mouthful of food should become liquid before it is swallowed.

It is recommended that you chew every mouthful of food a minimum of 20-30 times before swallowing so it becomes liquid and therefor easier to digest. By doing so your body will be able to maximize the nutritional benefits to support your digestive system, get healthier and maybe even lose some weight along the way!

It’s important to remember that when eating, try to avoid distractions such as watching TV, playing a game, answering emails or reading the newspaper so that you can sit and really focus on chewing your food.

Your gut will love you for it!

My name is Sue and I am a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach and the founder of Slender Suzie. I teach people how to quickly turn their bodies into fat burners instead of sugar burners.  I choose to be a Ketogenic Lifestyle Expert because I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness and Pursue Better!

Love Your Gut: Eat Real Food

Love Your Gut: Eat Real Food

The most essential part of loving your gut and getting your digestive health back on track is to eat real food! Try to eliminate processed foods from your diet as much as possible as these burn out the digestive tract and cause bad bacteria to over populate your system.
 
The easiest way to support your digestion is to eat real, fresh whole foods (preferably organic whenever possible) that are packed full of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, enzymes without artificial colors, preservatives and unnatural chemicals.
It is also helpful, even if eating right, to add in a really great multivitamin.
 
Our bodies are not meant to process artificial foods made in a lab that are difficult to digest. We are designed to eat and absorb real food grown from the ground!
Have you had something fresh and nutritious today?

My name is Sue and I am a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach and the founder of Slender Suzie. I teach people how to quickly turn their bodies into fat burners instead of sugar burners.  I choose to be a Ketogenic Lifestyle Expert because I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness and Pursue Better!