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

Last Call

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

happy mother's day sale

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.

Deozein Natural Deodorant Review and Giveaway

Deozein Natural Deodorant

Deozein Natural Deodorant Actually Works!

I don’t know about you, but I like to use deodorant. Given the fact that I live in NYC, where there are many warm bodies packed into small spaces, body odor is an issue. I figure that if I hate smelling other people’s funk, nobody needs to be smelling mine.

Basically, underarm odor does not come from sweat itself. It comes from bacteria, so if you can manage to stop or slow down the bacteria from growing in the first place, you will not smell. This means that the best time to put on any deodorant is right after you bathe.

Most deodorants either work by masking the body odor with perfume (Old Spice, for example), or by adding an aluminum-based antiperspirant, which closes your sweat glands. Neither of these seems ideal.

Over the past few decades, I have tried many natural deodorant products, none of which has ever worked. I tried crystals, pastes, Tom’s of Maine, and others. So when the folks at Source Vital Apothecary contacted me about reviewing their Deozein Natural Deodorant product, I was hesitant.

“Why bother?,” I thought. “They never work!”

Bdeozein zestut then I read some reviews, and took a look at the product page. Deozein is made from:

  • Mineral Salts – Cleansing, purifying
  • Algae extract – Remineralizing, purifying, cleansing
  • Aloe Vera extract – Soothing, calming
  • Lavandin essential oil – Soothing, light herbal scent
  • Patchouli essential oil – Soothing, calming, earthy smell
  • Sage Spanish essential oil – Deodorant
  • Tea Tree essential oil – Purifying, cleansing
  • Cajeput essential oil – Purifying, cleansing you would
  • Lemon essential oil – Cleansing, softening, deodorant
  • Pine essential oil – Purifying, cleansing

And Deozein Zest has the same basic ingredients, with a minty citrus scent (I prefer Zest).

The mineral salts and algae extract have strong antibacterial properties, as do several of the essential oils. Deozein works so well for me that now hubby, who has used Old Spice deodorant for over 50 years, has switched. I once went 3 days without a shower when I was sick, and even then I didn’t stink!

At only 2 sprays needed per armpit, I have been using Deozein daily for over a month and still have more than half of a 1 oz. bottle left. How economical is that?

 

Source Vital also sells great lip balms, skin care products, and essential oils. Today’s giveaway is for some of my favorites – Deozein, Deozein Zest, Cucumber Eye Cream, and Lip Balms. You may enter daily to win. Good luck!

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6-Week Online Pilates Programs Start May 8

6-week Online Pilates Programs Start May 8, 2017 – Register Now for Bye Bye Back Pain or Restore Your Core Diastasis Repair!

Bye Bye Back Pain!

You do not have to suffer from back pain that limits your activities and your enjoyment of life.

Is back pain dragging you down? Do you have to constantly be careful of how you move and what you do because of your back? Have you been doing ab exercises but still feel like your back is weak? Are you losing sleep, and unable to do what you like?

This program is for you!

Learn how to find a neutral pelvis and strengthen your functional core. Gain more usable strength through proper breathing, correct form, and full body exercises including Pilates and bodyweight training. No equipment needed!

Click here for more information on Bye Bye Back Pain

Here’s how it works:

  • Six-week on line training program starting on May 8.
  • You will be expected to follow a 15-30 minute, 4 day day per week workout plan that may include written workouts and hyperlinked videos.
  • Exercises are appropriate for all levels with modified options for beginners. The workouts include breathing exercises, pilates fundamentals and mat exercises, and bodyweight training.
  • Participants will be required to pay in advance and fill out all health forms and waivers before the program begins.
  • Participants will be required to do daily check-ins with me via email or Facebook group.
  • The training program is payable via cash, check, or PayPal ($199 total).

Please pay and register for the training program using the button below. Just $199.


Restore Your Core Diastasis Repair!

Since Diastasis repair surgery is generally not covered by health insurance, so many women just learn to live with it. But you don’t have to live with a Diastasis!

Learn how to pull your abdominal muscles back together and gain more usable strength through proper breathing, correct form, and full body exercises including Pilates and bodyweight training. No equipment needed!

Click here for more information on Restore Your Core Diastasis Repair

Here’s how it works:

  • Six-week on line training program starting on May 8.
  • You will be expected to follow a 15-30 minutes per day, 4 day per week workout plan that may include written workouts and hyperlinked videos.
  • Exercises are appropriate for all levels with modified options for beginners. The workouts will include breathing exercises, pilates, and bodyweight training.
  • Participants will be required to pay in advance and fill out all health forms and waivers before the program begins.
  • Participants will be required to do daily check-ins with me via email or Facebook group.
  • The training program is payable via PayPal ($199 total).

Use the button below to pay and register. Just $199

 

And here is a bit more about what you can expect:

Happy Spring! I Have Lots of News

Happy Spring! I have lots of news to share…

I don’t know about you, but to me this winter has felt unending and difficult to endure. I am so happy that Spring appears to be here to stay. Happy Spring, everyone!

To celebrate the season, I went for my eye exam and have new glasses on order. I never wear green, but these green tortoiseshell cat’s eyes were the the first pair I tried on and turned out to be the winner!

Transitioning from Pilates Studio to Online

With all this new Spring energy, I decided to take on a few projects that will enable me to work from my laptop and offer my Pilates, Fitness, and Reiki services to more and more people around the world. To that end I joined Amanda Tress’ Business Accelerator Workshop, and am working to increase my online engagement, Skype/Facetime teaching, and online Pilates workshops and groups.

I have some special pricing options on all of this for you that I will announce later today!

FASTer Way To Fat Loss

I have been accepted into and have started the first round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss certification. This program combines science-backed Intermittent Fasting protocols, tracking Macro nutrients based on what your activity levels will be in a given day, and solid, effective workouts into an easy-to-follow and continue 6-week format. Be on the lookout for more information.

Live Videos

Facebook Live is a new medium for me, but I am enjoying connecting with friends and followers in a new way. I try to address topics of interest to both Pilates Teachers and clients, including osteoporosis, back pain, diastasis, and more. Follow me on Facebook to see my Live Videos.

See you later on today with some special spring Pilates options! I look forward to helping you.