Win A Cibaderm CBD 5-piece Beauty Kit ($199 value)

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I Tried the 5-Piece Cibaderm CBD Beauty Kit and you can too!

Hubby and I are big fans of Cibaderm CBD products, as well as all CBD products. These products are made from hemp and contain little to no THC, so are legal in all 50 states. Applied topically, CBD can help your skin as an anti-inflammatory agent that stops redness and itching, and since topical products do reach your bloodstream, you may see some internal benefits, such as less pain and better sleep.

I have eczema and hubby has psoriasis, so we are always on the lookout for products that keep our skin moisturized and calm, without feeling heavy. Cibaderm CBD delivers!

The scent is a light eucalyptus mint, and the products are thin in consistency and almost a green color. I would be careful with the shampoo and conditioner on bleached or blond hair, as some folks say it left a greenish tinge. I can’t speak to that!

Our experience with these products has been great. They smell nice, work well, and our skin and hair are happy.

Now you can enter to win one of these Cibaderm 5-piece CBD Beauty Kits! Enter below. Winner will be announced 7/4/17!

And if you want to order a kit, or any products from US Hemp, use the code wearehemp and receive 10% off your order.

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I Tried Receptra Prime CBD Oil for Pain – Here’s What Happened

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Receptra Prime CBD Oil Helps with Pain

In the past few years, the use of hemp products for pain and inflammation has greatly increased, due to research and anecdotal evidence showing how well it works. Legal hemp products target CBD, which is one of the many active ingredients of hemp. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t get you high, but does have positive effects on the body.

Important Things to Look For In CBD Products

There are many CBD product lines in the marketplace right now. Not all of them are great quality. When looking at CBD products for pain, Receptra Prime is one of the best.

Receptra Hemp uses only hemp flowers, no stems or seeds. They grow organically on sustainable farms in Colorado. They use a very clean ethanol extraction process, and their carrier oils are clean coconut and sunflower oils.

Review of Receptra Prime CBD Oil

I received a bottle of 750mg Receptra Prime CBD Oil, along with some topical samples. The oil is used sublingually (under the tongue) for best absorption. Each dropper contains 20mg CBD, and the suggested dose is 2-3 times per day.

First impressions – the flavor is Triple Berry, but there is no real smell other than a spicy hemp smell. When I put the oil under my tongue, there is no berry flavor at all (or any flavor, really). When I swallow it 30 seconds later, I just taste oil. I don’t mind this, but if you hate oil in your mouth, this won’t work for you. You may need a capsule or a different kind of tincture.

While the effects of CBD are not immediate, I did notice some interesting good effects after about a week of use. I am sleeping better, my energy is better, and I am taking less pain medication for my chronic joint and nerve pain. Plus, there have been no negative side effects. Just none!

I highly recommend trying the Receptra CBD products, especially if you have chronic pain and inflammation.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Receptra Naturals. The opinions and text are all mine.

Is Your Body Ready for Summer?

Summer is here! Is your body ready?

Summer in NYC is always interesting. We have lots of beaches in Brooklyn and Queens, lots of grass on Governor’s Island and in Central and Battery Parks, and we all walk everywhere!

I have been getting my body ready along with my FASTer Way to Fat Loss ladies, and am rocking new shorts, tank tops, and workout clothes. I buy mostly online, and it is so much easier. I mean, you can order full on band instruments at guitarcenter.com on line, so why not clothing?

Look out for new stuff from me this summer! I am getting a new logo done now, and new website in the next few weeks. I will be adding more online Pilates workshops, group Going More Joe mentorships, and of course more FASTer Way groups!

Are you ready for summer?

Great Gut Prebiotic Fiber Review & Giveaway

Great Gut Works!

Fiber is a crucially important part of our diet. Seriously, fiber is what bulks up our stools so that they pass easily, allowing us to process nutrients and handle waste efficiently. Our contemporary diet contains precious little fiber, especially in the US, where produce consumption is down while fast food consumption is up!

What Is PreBiotic Fiber?

Prebiotics are a special class of functional food ingredients that resist digestion in the stomach and are selectively fermented in the colon. They stimulate the growth of the good bacteria in our gut that have been associated with positive health benefits, particularly in combination with a gut health diet. Note that probiotics are the good bacteria. Great Gut Prebiotics stimulate the growth of probiotics as they add fiber.

Unlike psyllium, and other purely bulk producing fiber supplements, prebiotic fiber mixes easily in hot or cold water, without making them slimy and weird. Plus, they promote regularity while balancing out your gut flora, which is always a good idea.

The Great Gut Promise

I found this product during a search for a fiber supplement that was unflavored and wouldn’t turn everything I mixed it with into a gross slimy gel. Great Gut promised easier bowel movements, a healthy gut, no flavor, and easy blending. Plus, you get a good number of servings in the tub.

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The Good:
The dose is small. Just a small scoop (1t).
Blends easily, especially into warm beverages, soups, and warn cereals, so you can have fiber in your coffee or tea!
Very little flavor. What is there is a bit sweet, but unnoticeable in most foods. I have tried it in chili and soup, as well as oatmeal and yogurt, and no noticeable taste.
Bowel movements are definitely better – easier, more formed, more regular.

The Bad:
It doesn’t always dissolve well in colder liquids, but is fine in cold yogurts and puddings. So really, not so bad.

I don’t use Great Gut all of the time, as I have a pretty good whole foods diet with tons of fiber, but I use it as needed and it always works, in a very gentle and efficient way.

The Great Gut Giveaway

Two of my fabulous readers will win a tub of Great Gut! And hey, when you try it, please leave a Great Gut review on Amazon and let folks know your experience. It helps!

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Last Call for May 22 FASTer Way To Fat Loss

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Hello There!

I have been posting a lot lately about my FASTer Way To Fat Loss 6 week online program, and now there are just 9 spots left in the next round that starts prep week tomorrow, May 22.

Why am I so excited about the FWTFL? Because this cutting edge approach to nutrition and exercise is easy to learn, sustainable, and wonderfully effective!

Most of my clients are either under-fed and over-exercised or over-fed and under-exercised. The FASTer Way will help you find balance. You will be well fed and properly exercised, and will discover more energy and better sleep.

This program helped me lose 40# and 16″, balance my insulin and cortisol, and improve my cholesterol ratio and blood pressure. And I still eat cookies!

Join us!

The next round of  FASTer Way to Fat Loss™ begins on Monday, May 22.

More info here.

Happy Mother’s Day Sale

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Happy Mother’s Day To All the Beautiful Moms!

It is a gorgeous and sunny Sunday in NYC, after a full day of cold rain yesterday. I feel so much better with nicer weather! If you are a Mom, to children or to fur babies, I hope you all are having a fabulous Mother’s Day!

My Mom passed in 2013, and every year since I find Mother’s Day to be particularly melancholy. However, as time passes things do get a bit easier. This year, I at least get to teach some Pilates and weight training to my Skype clients! Teaching Pilates always makes me feel better.

Happy Mother’s Day Sale

In honor of all the hardworking Mom’s I know, here are some one day Mother’s day sales for you. Just click the links to purchase:

One Skype/Facetime Pilates Session for just $60 – For folks who cannot into the studio to see me, because you are not in NYC or because I am generally booked in the studio, I can teach you via Skype or Facetime. All you need is a device with a video camera and a streaming internet connection. No code needed.

As my client Sunni Almond says, “I do want to let you know that her vision through the computer is 20/15…she can SEEEEE.” 

And from Laura Lynn Harry, “I would have NEVER believed it was possible to get a good Pilates session  (let alone an AMAZING session!)  by only having you see me from a camera on my laptop!!!  BUT… it IS possible and each session has been absolutely fantastic… and my body is So happy :-).”

40% off Pilates Audios – My Pilates Audios are effective 30 minute workouts that are helpful for a good general workout, as well neck or back pain. There are four audios to choose from (Back Pain, Neck Pain, Basic Mat, and Ring/Roller. Use code momlove at checkout.

Says Bob Hannum, “I recommend this Pilates for Back Pain Pilates Audio highly! It’s really the best back pain relief I’ve found! And even though she guarantees relief after 2-3 weeks of daily use, I found relief after the first time I did it and every time thereafter. I know it sounds too good to be true! Just try it. If you have chronic back pain as I do you have absolutely nothing to lose!”

40% off Pilates for Back Pain eCourse – This a comprehensive Pilates eCourse that breaks down the entire Pilates Mat series with modifications for Back Pain. Great for anyone with back pain who wants to try Pilates or is trying Pilates, Pilates teachers, fitness trainers, yoga teachers. eCourse includes: 100+ page manual with photos, audios, and videos. Use code momlove at checkout.

From Pilates Glossy“This is so easy to follow and understand, that it as good for the Pilates professional with clients they are stymied by, as well as the layman who just wants to feel better, understand why they hurt, and still want to get a workout. Living life on the couch (or Lazy Boy chair) isn’t good for anyone, so get this eCourse, get moving and feel better.”

40% off Usui Reiki I eCourse – In this Usui Reiki I Ebook class you will learn the history of Reiki, receive a traditional attunement to Reiki (we will set a date and time for this after you purchase), and learn to treat yourself and others. Use code momlove at checkout.

From Kerri Frey, “I had a wonderful experience with Lynda Lippin and the distance Reiki attunement.  Not only was I able to pick up the attunement clearly, it was as if she was directly in front of me.  The Reiki training was thorough. Lynda provided ample opportunities to practice and was easily accessible when needed.  If you are skeptical as to whether distance Reiki works, I encourage you to contact Lynda for more information.”

FASTer Way To Fat Loss™ Testimonials

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I have news! I recently passed a new certification, and am now a FASTer Way To Fat Loss™ Coach!

What is FASTer Way To Fat Loss™?

FASTer Way is an online, 6 week, cutting edge program that combines intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and effective workouts into an extraordinarily effective fat loss program.

Intermittent fasting is known to be the easiest plan to stick with, showing the greatest adherence over time. That’s because when you give your body a chance to fully digest food, and eat in a defined time window, you are not as hungry and are better able to burn fat for energy. It’s a win-win!

Carb cycling is the intentional manipulation of carbs, since a low carb diet is not sustainable long-term. In the FWTFL, we balance out low carb days with higher carb days, depending on what workouts we are doing and how much energy we will need. This also makes the plan easy to stay with.

The next round of  FASTer Way to Fat Loss™ begins on Monday, May 22.

FASTer Way To Fat Loss™ Testimonials

Amanda Tress, who developed the FASTer Way To Fat Loss™<strong>The next round of  FASTer Way to Fat Loss™ begins on Monday, May 22.</strong> program, has hundreds of testimonials. And the program I teach is this exact one!

I wanted to teach this because it worked, and continues to work, for me. After spending years fighting to keep my calories and carbs low, while grazing all day, and doing HIIT constantly, and still not losing weight, I was tired. My thyroid function dropped, my cholesterol and blood pressure went up, and my cortisol levels went through the roof.

Then I decided to try FWTFL. Whole foods and plenty of them, sane amounts of exercise, and an easy to follow eating window (I eat from 2-10pm) that allows me a late dinner without feeling gross. Now I am down 40#, my numbers are better, and my energy level is up! Plus, I am not hungry!

Here are some more testimonials:

“This program has been single handily the best thing I’ve ever done for my health and fitness. The support and encouragement from the group is amazing and really keeps you engaged! In just seven days I can wear what I call my skinny girl pants and I can’t wait to see what 6 weeks will do!” – Lauren Bell

“When I first signed up for this bootcamp my main goal was to be able to see my ab muscles by the end of the bootcamp. Little did I know that I would get SO much more out of it! I now have the knowledge on how to fuel my body on a daily basis. This is knowledge that I will be able to use long-term. No crash diet or 21 day fixes here! My skin has completely cleared up. Like completely. I have spent A LOT of money on facial cleaners and moisturizers over the past year so I never expected my skin to clear up the way it has…especially since it has only been a week and a half!

And ya know all those clothes that you squeeze into because you refuse to go up a size? Yeah, those fit me now! So thankful I refused to go up a size 😉My waist is significantly smaller and I can tell by the way my clothes fit and by the way I look. I love that I’m only a week and a half into this and already having such fantastic results!” –Hannah Simpkins

Read more FWTFL testimonials here.

The next round of  FASTer Way to Fat Loss™ begins on Monday, May 22.