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10 tips to control your holiday stress

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The holiday season has officially arrived! And with it, endless opportunities to make memories with the people we love. If you’re ready for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are ten quick tips to keep you stress free when planning your oh-so eventful holiday.

Be honest

One of the most effective ways to manage stress is to be honest with yourself and others. Speak up about the kind of time you have, the budget you can spend, or the number of calories you’re wanting to consume—over-committing to something can end up being hard on your body. Don’t be afraid to say no!

Maintain your health habits

You've worked hard this year to prioritize your health—don't give up because the holidays are here! Care for your rockin’ bod—you deserve the satisfaction of flaunting it. In the end, you’ll feel better, and feeling better leads to better decisions which ultimately helps lower stress levels.

Learn your limits

"No" can be difficult to say—especially in response to things we actually like to do. What you might not realize—is the word can actually be a lifesaver during the holidays.

You know your limits! So, worry less about what people think when you say "no," and more about what happens when we say "yes."

Stick to a budget

There’s no escaping it—this time of year is notorious for deals on deals on deals. It’s the infamous time when practically every shopping center starts offering deals and steals that are "too good to pass up."

Keep in mind—one of the most impactful factors to our stress levels are our finances. Don't let yourself get talked out of your budget—even for that shoe sale.

Keep it simple

Whether you're making a meal, or buying a gift—keeping it simple is the way to go. Simple is the new classy!

No need to impress your guests with herb-crusted halibut, or a shiny new convertible in the driveway bearing a giant red bow. Think of what you hope to receive from those you love during the season and reciprocate.

Plan, plan, plan

One way to stay on track with regard to what we eat, or how we spend our resources during the holiday season is by planning. Keep lists and make menus. Write things down religiously. And, try not to stray from what you've planned.

Pro Tip: When you write things down, it becomes muscle memory—which is notorious when getting all your goals accomplished.

Let it go

If you’re at a gathering or a work party, and encounter a difficult conversation—no need to fret! Try changing up the conversation! Pie anyone?

Manage expectations

No need to make everything perfect, perfect, perfect. Go with the flow! Keep it loosey-goosey and manage your expectations. It’s a safe way to keep the stress level down.

Breathe

Take a deep breath. Walk away. Take a nap. The options for stopping and taking inventory of your feelings are endless and helpful when managing stress. Remember! You’re the only one who can give yourself permission to relax. So, kick your shoes off and cut loose!

Enjoy!

Sharing quality time with friends and family is ultimately what it comes down to, and what makes the spirit of the holidays truly shine. So, remember to be in the moment—take a deep breath when Susan breaks your favorite ornament or when John eats the last piece of pie. It’s those memories that ultimately make the perfect holiday.

The people in your life who matter most would rather have a stress free you during the season, rather than an over-the-top meal or a gift way out of your budget. Putting yourself and your needs at the top of your list this season will ensure a healthier, happier you. So, put on your fancy pants, slap on those pearly whites and show this holiday season who’s boss!


Creating a Stress-Free Holiday

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The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress.  After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds to find the gifts for your loved ones.  All of this, on top of your normal every day life.  It can be overwhelming to say the least.

I wanted to share with you some of my personal favorite ways to navigate this busy, stressful time of year and make this season a lot more enjoyable, less stressful and a time you will remember with fond memories.

These secret weapons of mine include…

Put forth great effort to be present.  It can be difficult, I understand.  It’s almost a reflex to pick up our phones and scroll through Facebook or our email when we have a free moment – do you do the same?  One way I like to dodge this is to leave my electronics in another room.  Don’t even allow yourself the temptation to pick up your phone and disengage from communicating with your gathered love ones.  When I’m feeling particularly scatter-brained, what really helps ground me is focusing on my senses.  What do I smell?  What do I hear?  What do I feel?  Stopping and thinking through what’s going on around you at that very moment really brings you into the present moment unlike anything else.  It’s a wonderful tool to use to dial in and be present – and is a great tool to use year-round, not just during the holidays!

Give up those expectations.  A lot of the stress we put on ourselves this season lies in the notion that we expect things to be perfect.  That’d be lovely, of course – but putting your entire extended family in one house is bound to have something go awry.  Therefore, dropping the expectations of perfection will allow you to be prepared for when something may spring up.  There is joy to be found in each situation, so even when things don’t go exactly as planned – spend your energy finding gratitude in your circumstances and enjoying as much of your time as you possibly can.  Tis the season!

Find time to move.  It’s incredibly important to keep movement in your schedule, no matter how busy you may feel.  Even if it’s just a brisk walk after lunch or dinner – make it a habit to bundle up in your favorite scarf and winter coat to go for a walk alone to clear your mind, or with someone you enjoy being around.  Be sure that you are getting your time outside in nature, breathing in fresh air, while burning off some calories and keeping your heart rate up. 

What are your favorite ways to get some movement in during the cold months?  When I'm not walking my dogs in the neighborhood, my favorite way to get some exercise is to do some Zumba in my living room!!!

As we head into the new year, and you begin to think about making resolutions, please consider signing up for my free "30 days to a New You" email or joining my 21 Day Hormone Reset Group which will begin on January 9th.  Join my email list for the free 30 day program and more information on my Hormone Reset Group.  Hope to see you there!

 


Easy as Pie! Sweet Potato Pie Shake Recipe

Appetizers, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, cornbread, and now dessert?! Your fork and tummy go through a lot on Thanksgiving. And, as much as you want to save room for one bite of dessert—sometimes it just doesn’t happen. However, when it comes to this holiday—we can all probably agree on one thing…leftovers!

Who needs pie anyways when you have tons of sweet potatoes leftover waiting for you in the fridge? Use them up with this Plexus 96® sweet potato pie shake recipe! With 15 grams of high-quality whey protein—you get the healthy nutrients you need without any of the guilt!


Calling all sweet potato pie fans, let us present to you the best way to use your scrumptious leftovers. By using it in this new Plexus 96® sweet potato pie shake recipe—made with 15 grams vanilla whey protein!PLEXUS 96® SWEET POTATO PIE PROTEIN SHAKE

Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1 packet of Plexus 96® Vanilla
8 ounces vanilla almond milk (substitute for preferred milk type)
½ cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (or leftover steamed sweet potatoes)
1 medium frozen, sliced banana
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon maple syrup
Pinch salt
Dash nutmeg

Directions

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.


Not just for thanksgiving: 7 Ways to be Grateful Everyday

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Gratitude. It’s one of the most powerful emotions of our lives. Feeling grateful helps us in all areas of our life: physically, mentally, and even financially. Gratitude can help you make friends, enhances empathy, and boosts self-esteem.

Gratitude is all about noticing the good things. A grateful attitude means being aware of life's messes and nevertheless appreciating all the things that work, that are beautiful, and that bring you joy.

If you're not used to noticing the good things in life, however small, it might take some time to get into the right mindset. Here are some ways to help cultivate gratitude in your life.

Thank you isn’t enough

Saying "thank you" or "thanks"—especially when someone does something is only the beginning. And, frankly, just good manners.

Pick one characteristic or train about the people you spend time with and share with them how much you appreciate that attribute. Maybe it's the way they smile, something witty they said, or that they’re always on time. Whether it’s one of your kiddos or the CEO of your company, everyone should know you appreciate what they bring to your life.

Gratitude also tends to be contagious. Maybe the recipients of your gratitude will share their joy and appreciation with others.

Seal it with a kiss

Write—and deliver!—a letter to someone you’ve never properly thanked. Not for a gift or a favor, but for just being them. For all the things they bring to your life. For all the ways in which they’ve inspired you.

Smile…a lot

Nothing says gratitude like a kind smile. A smile—even from a stranger—lets someone know they’re valued.

Pay it forward

Think about something in your life for which you’re grateful. Share that action with others.

Let's say a teacher made a really positive impact on your life when you were in middle school. Pay it forward by taking time out of your life to mentor a foster care youth. Or, pick something even more simple. Did your hubby or wife do the laundry while you were sick in bed with a cold? When you’re feeling better, give them a special break and do something nice for them. Dishes, perhaps?

Nope, not today

Commit to one day a week on which you won’t complain about anything. At all. Start a complaint bank. If you catch yourself complaining, drop in $1 (or $100!). At the end of one year, donate it.

Spend time with people

Enjoy the people in your life—no matter how major or minor a role they play. Whether it's engaging in a short conversation with the checker at your local grocery store, a heartfelt conversation with a family member, or hugging your bestie.

Share what you have

Doing this makes the things in our lives even more special. What do you have a lot of in your life? Do you enjoy an abundance of beautiful clothes and shoes? Donate the items you no longer wear to a battered women's shelter. Are you fortunate in having a loving family? Invite an elderly neighbor over for tea.

When you stop to look around, you’ll recognize so many things in your life to share—whether it’s unique skills, unneeded possessions, or a bit of wisdom gained from life experience.

Gratitude has a powerful effect on your own life and the lives of others around you. Turn thankfulness into a daily habit—you won’t regret it!


How Your Microbiome (Gut Health) Affects Your Mood

 

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Happy. Sad. Confused. Calm. Accepted. Accomplished. Excited. Irritated. Mad. Moody. refreshed. Thankful. What’s your current mood?

Moods can fluctuate multiple times during the course of the day—sometimes even just the span of a few hours!

But what exactly is a “mood?” Is it a fleeting emotion or is it a defining element of our own unique personality?

In psychology, mood refers to a broad emotional state (as opposed to a single emotion).

Because the brain houses the limbic system (which plays a key role in our reactions to emotions), it’s common to think that the brain is the sole factor in determining our mood. 

But, new research says otherwise.

As scientists begin to unearth the hidden world of the microbiome, it’s becoming increasing clear that our moods are also linked to our gut health.

Once we learn and understand this, we can use our stomach and its microbiome to help improve our mood.

First things first: what is the microbiome?

The human gut contains anywhere from 10-100 trillion microorganisms.

The term “microbiome” refers to the genes of all of these microorganisms. The microbiome is a living entity; these tiny organisms live in communities and adapt to their ever-changing surroundings.

While some microbes dwell in various parts of our bodies (such as on the skin), the vast majority—95 percent of them in fact—dwell in the gut. As scientists continue to study the human microbiome, they’re focusing specifically on the link between the brain and the gut.

How does the microbiome affect mood?

Microbes secrete neurotransmitters like GABA, dopamine, and serotonin.

How does this boost your mood?

Serotonin, which is a natural mood-booster, is produced in the gut. In fact, the majority (90 percent) of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut. Without a healthy microbiome to secrete serotonin, it makes sense that your mood may dip when the microbiome is compromised.

Ways to boost your gut health

Seeing as your mood and physical health are affected by the gut, it’s a smart decision to strengthen the gut as much as possible.

  • Ask your doctor if antibiotics are really necessary. While antibiotics are proven life-savers, they do also diminish the quantity of microbes in the gut. Remember antibiotics will do nothing to ease the symptoms of a virus, so be prudent when opting to take a course of antibiotics.
  • Eat foods with live cultures such as yogurt and kefir. Look for labels that specifically list strains of bacteria as ingredients.
  • Take probiotics daily. Probiotics replenish the body’s store of good bacteria; it’s especially important to stay consistent with probiotic intake after a round of antibiotics. Probiotics also promote a healthy immune system and digestive health.

More good microbes mean a healthier gut, which means a happier you.

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3203022/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3426293/

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/

http://hmpdacc.org/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792171/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3709439/


Everything and Anything You Need to Know About Plexus Block™

 

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Even when you’re eating healthy, carbohydrates and sugars can make their way in.

For example, one serving of whole grain pasta contains 39 grams of carbohydrates. And, low-fat yogurt with fruit filling? Nine teaspoons of sugar.

So, what if you could make these healthy choices even better? You can! With Plexus Block.

Block helps block the absorption of up to 48 percent of carbs and sugars from your meal—without blocking the absorption of beneficial nutrients.*

To form proper nutrition for your body, it’s important to know which carbs and sugars are bad for you, and which ones are good for you. Consider this your go-to guide and learn all about the different types of sugars and carbs, and how Block can help you make these healthy choices even healthier.

NOT ALL CARBS ARE BAD

Digesting carbohydrates is actually super important for your body. Carbs play a vital role in your everyday food consumption—they’re one of the main reasons you can sustain enough energy to get through the day.

Adding a carb to your morning meal such as oatmeal or a sliced avocado—can quickly transform it into the ultimate breakfast of champions.

There’s most definitely a difference when it comes to picking out your carb choices for the day.

And, yeah—sometimes the temptation of indulgence comes along and can make your food choice the hardest decision you endure for the day.

We’re here to tell you…Put. The pizza. Down. You can do it! You know you can.

Sometimes it’s hard not to dive head-first into the easy-to-heat-up carbs. Instead, take a moment to explore all the other wonderful and colorful groceries you have. More than likely, there’ll be a healthy carbohydrate opportunity in there waiting for you—like a super yummy sweet potato, squash, or grains!

And, of course, mix in some whole fruits like:

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Kiwis—come on, who doesn’t love a fuzzy fruit?

Or, move over to the pantry! You’ll probably find some of these lucky winners:

Nuts:

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Peanuts

Seeds:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds

Whole Grains:

  • Pure Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Oatmeal

Legumes:

  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Kidney Beans

If you’re looking at this list and starting to reminisce on some of the uber-fantastic meals you’ve made with these ingredients, great! Go back to the fridge and don’t let the pizza distract you.

LET’S TALK VEGGIES

Yes, vegetables are considered a carb. And—bonus!—they provide the much-needed fiber for your body. Vegetables grown above ground are the best, as they contain the fewest number of carbs.1 Some include:

  • Cauliflower—the number one all-time lowest carb veggie you can get.
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Green, red, and yellow bell peppers

Vegetables growing below ground contain more carbs, and are still as great.1Examples of below ground veggies include:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots

Sorry to say ladies and gents—white bread, pasta, and white rice don't make the super healthy carb list. The process used to create these foods strips away the beneficial fiber your body needs. 

So, if you’re in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, try substituting for whole-grain pasta for a healthier option.

RECOMMENDED CARBOHYDRATE INTAKE

To meet the body's daily nutritional necessities, it’s recommended for adults to get 45 to 65 percent of their calories from carbohydrates. Twenty to 35 percent from fat, and 10 to 35 percent from protein. 2

Now that you’ve indulged in the knowledge of carbohydrates...

LET’S TALK SUGAR

Say it with us, “sugar” isn’t a bad word. What’s bad, is when you consume too much sugar.

Cutting down on refined sugar and processed pre-packaged foods can be tough. It’s super important to keep in mind—there’s always a way to turn a bad decision into a healthy one.

For example—if you’re a lover of cookies and cake, maybe try substituting the birthday celebration goody for sugar-free ice cream or even chilled Greek yogurt with sliced fruit.

Natural sugar versus refined sugar

No matter how many times your mom took away your Halloween candy or your Grandma Betsy told you sugar would rot your teeth, you always knew there was some way to steal a cookie from the cookie jar.

Your body relies on sugar and carbohydrates, so it’s okay—and probably even good—to have a little sugar here and there. Together, sugar and carbs provide so much power for your body.3  It’s important to know which sugars we should be all-in for and which sugars we should skirt-away from. The sugar you find in a candy bar is very different from the sugar you find in an apple.

Natural sugar

These sugars are found naturally. (Solid dictionary description right there.) But really, they are! There are two types of natural sugar—fructose and lactose. Fructose is the kind of sugar you find in fruits, and veggies—whereas lactose is the kind of sugar you find in dairy. When you consume these natural sugars along with other important nutrients they can help prevent you from feeling hungry soon after eating.4

Refined sugar

Also referred to as processed sugars, this is the kind you’ll want to kick to the curb. These are natural sugars that are modified, combined, and processed by us to please our taste buds.3 Refined or processed sugars contain sucrose, which is half glucose and half fructose—combine them together, you get table sugar.

How much is too much added sugar? Welcome to the million-dollar question.

The decision on how much one ought to consume relies on many different factors.

The maximum daily recommended amount of added sugars varies depending on your age and gender.5

  • Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons). 5
  • Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons). 5
  • Kids are sweet enough, they don’t need any more than a woman’s added sugar intake. 5

To get a firmer grasp on how much sugar this actually is—one 12-ounce can of sodacontains 140 calories from sugar, while a regular sized snickers bar contains 120 calories from sugar. 5

LIVE A LITTLE AND WEIGH IN THE PASTABILITIES!

If there’s one thing we’d want you to remember from this—is there’s always a way to make a bad decision into a healthy one, and a healthy decision into an even healthier one.

That’s where Plexus Block comes in. Block contains natural ingredients, clinically-demonstrated to work immediately to help block the absorption of up to 48 percent of carbs and sugars from your meal—without blocking the absorption of beneficial nutrients.You can take Block twice a day, right before your most sugar-iest and carb-iest meals.

What are the benefits of Plexus Block?
  • Helps control carbs and sugars*
  • Reduces the glycemic index of carbs and sugars*
  • Aids in managing your weight when combined with healthy diet & exercise*
  • Assists in maintaining blood sugar levels already in the normal range*
  • Neutralizes enzymes that convert carbohydrates and sugars into glucose*
  • Doesn’t block absorption of any beneficial nutrients*
What are the features of Plexus Block?
  • Contains clinically tested key ingredients: Exclusive Brown Seaweed Blend, White Kidney Bean Extract, and Chromax® Chromium Picolinate.
  • Gluten Free
  • 100% Vegetarian
  • Non-GMO
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can Block help me manage my weight?

A: Block is a carb and sugar absorption inhibitor. By taking the recommended amount with a healthy diet and exercise, Block can help neutralize carbohydrate and sugar absorption, improve glucose metabolism, and promote weight management.*

Q: Can I take Block with weight management products?

A: As a beneficial partner to other Plexus products like SlimBoost, and Plexus 96, Block assists with promoting weight management in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise*.

Q: Does Block interfere with the absorption of nutrients?

A: One of the many benefits of Block is it inhibits the absorption of carbs and sugars—up to 48 percent—without blocking the absorption of any beneficial nutrients. So, you get a level of protection against glucose overload while ingesting healthy nutrients. *

Q: Is Block safe for adolescents?

A: Block is formulated for those 18 years of age and older.

Q: What other Plexus products can be paired with Block?

A: Block can be taken with all other Plexus products.

Q: Can I take Block with three meals a day?

A: You can take Block with meals that contain carbs or sugars up to two times per day.

Q: Will Block reduce my risk for diabetes?

A: No. Block is a carb and sugar inhibitor—meaning it temporarily helps neutralize the absorption of carbs and sugars to maintain blood sugar levels already in the normal range. With healthy diet and exercise, Block can provide optimal benefits in the support of wellness. * Always consult with your physician before starting Block or any other nutritional supplement.

Q: If I take more than the recommended dose, can I eat more carbs and sugars?

A: Block is not intended as a means to support the overconsumption of carbs and sugars at mealtime. To experience the optimal benefits of Block, please follow the recommended use with healthy food intake.

Q: Does Block contain shellfish?

A: This product doesn't contain any shellfish.

Q: Does Block contain iodine?

A: The naturally occurring iodine in Plexus Block is iodide, which comes from its brown seaweed blend.

Q: Does Block contain gluten, nuts, soy or dairy products?

A: Block is FREE of gluten, nuts, soy, and dairy.

Q: Is Block Kosher?

A: Block isn’t Kosher.

Q: Does Block contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?

A: Block is non-GMO.

Q: Is Block vegetarian?

A: Yes-sir-ri!

Q: Can Block be taken if I have a thyroid issue or I am on medication?

A: You should consult the physician who is treating you for your thyroid or if you are taking any other medication to determine whether Block is safe for you.

Q: Can I take Block if I have high blood pressure or a heart condition?

A: Block’s mechanism of function has no effect on high blood pressure or heart conditions. Always consult with your physician before starting Block or any other supplementation.

Q: Can Block be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding?

A: If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with your physician before taking any dietary supplements.

Q: Are there any preservatives, artificial colors or flavors in Block?

A: Not at all, not even a little bit.

Q: When should I take Block?

A: Take two capsules of Block with water right before you eat a meal containing carbs and/or sugars.

Q: How many servings of Block can I take per day?

A: You can take Block with meals up to two times per day.

References

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/vegetables

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/carbohydrates#1

https://www.organics.org/natural-vs-processed-sugars/

http://www.thisisinsider.com/fruit-sugar-natural-sugar-health-benefits-2017-4

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/search/searchResults.jsp;jsessionid=CFGfr4SbyVIkA4lPRW5oHY6-.ahawebpa2?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=3683364367644748208&q=sugar+consumption


Top 5 Questions about Plexus!!

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So I am going to answer some questions for you all that are a little curious about Plexus, but afraid to ask? Let me break the ice with answers to the TOP 5 questions people tend to ask:

1. 🍃How much is it?

Of course this is a top question and, rightfully so. You will be happy to know that most of our products are between $20-$40. NO individual product is over $85. There are even combos of the products that save you money and cost you between $3.00-$4.50 a day. These products are life-giving, health-saving and cost you less than a Starbucks coffee. The value FAR outweighs the cost.

2. 🍃WILL I NEED TO BE ON THESE SUPPLEMENTS FOREVER?

Plexus supplements are just that... supplements. They give value and wellness to your body while using them. Because we live in an environment that is FILLED with toxins - water we drink, air we breathe, personal care products, cleaning products, makeup, etc. - our bodies are in constant need of cleansing. We benefit from the nutrients that are absorbed from Plexus products. The amount and type of supplements that your body needs may change over time, but the benefits will only remain during use. So basically, yes - if you want to maintain your health.

3. 🍃How is Plexus different than _______ ?

Plexus is designed for total body health, not just weight loss! Also, we are not simply a nutrition supplement line like many others out there.

* Our Slim (Pink Drink) helps stabilize your blood sugar levels. Even if you’re not diabetic, if you eat food, your blood sugar fluctuates and produces insulin in your body. Unregulated blood sugar can affect your weight, cause headaches, irritablility and moodiness, inability to concentrate, throw off hormone balance, chase inflammation, and more. Balanced blood sugar is vital to health.

* Also, gut health. Very few products can handle yeast overgrowth in the body, but our ProBio 5 helps rid your body of excess bad yeast (another reason to balance sugars - stop feeding yeast)! This yeast is the often the source of many issues that we are told are just “part of every day life” large and small.

*Plexus ingredients are top of the line, superior quality! Our company does not cut corners.

4. 🍃 What are the ingredients?

Plants! Minerals! Vitamins! 
All of our products are gluten-free, NON-GMO, no soy, contain no artificial sweeteners (like Sucralose found in Splenda), no dyes or chemicals.

5. 🍃DO I HAVE TO SELL PLEXUS?

NOPE. No requirements ever. 
You have the CHOICE to share as an Ambassador, OR you can also be an Ambassador JUST for the amazing wholesale prices (25% off), or buy Preferred (10% off). Either way, you get an amazing 60 day money back guarantee with NO inventory!


Take a journey with me...

A journey to better health is starting April 23rd...

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We will be using the book by Dr Sara Gottfried, 

 

I personally did this reset in January and it has improved my health in so many ways, the most noticeable is that my monthly cycle has normalized for the first time in several years. I encourage you to ask me questions or email me at wespiegels@aol.com for more information.


I'm a Certified Health Coach!!!!

So 9 months ago I shared that I became a Plexus Ambassador.  This journey has been such a wonderful one...I've become so passionate about health and I feel like I found my life's calling.  One that takes me all the way back to my college roots.  I graduated college with a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation.  I spent 4 years learning about health and wellness and loved working in the field.  When I became pregnant with our oldest child, I was not allowed to work inpatient and I decided after the birth to go back to school and become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.  I have been working in that field for more than 20 years now.  I loved being part of people's pregnancy, and coaching them through it and the birth was so emotionally fulfilling I never thought I'd ever do anything else. Until Plexus came around.  After two years of learning about how our gut health, blood sugar levels and inflammation levels affect our health, I decided to go back to school yet again and become a Certified Health Coach! 

Certified-Health-Coach_LogoI will be offering one on one coaching either in person or through video workshops, personalized shopping trips and pantry make overs and so much more!  I'm very excited to offer this service to my current and future Plexus customers to help them take their health to the next level!


Is this thing still on??

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So, I inadvertently took a 14 month break from blogging.  As we always say, life happens...and boy...it sure has! Where have I been you ask?  Well, I decided to work my Plexus business.  I said I wouldn't when I started the products, but by the time April rolled around and I had been on them for 6 months....I was a true believer.  I had lost 25 pounds, allergies, restless legs, aches and pains, poor sleep and concentration, 3 sizes in pants, eczema, and so much more...I couldn't believe at first that this little pink drink we call Slim and a few supplements could do this...and I was a believer.  I AM a believer.  This little pink drink has changed my life. 

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This is a comparison of me in the same dress from March 2015 (3 months after I started and had lost 20 pounds) and April 2016...as of today, I am down 37 pounds...4 sizes...and feel better than I have since my 20's.  It's changed Eric's life, too...he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes two weeks before we started Plexus...since then he's lost over 50 pounds, is now off two of the three diabetes meds, high blood pressure meds, and cholesterol meds. To say that our health has changed is quite the understatement.  

Our family life has changed, too...because I am now only teaching Lamaze 1 night a week and working my Plexus business in the nooks and crannies of my life.  I have gone from just buying the products to sharing my love for them, earning a free trip to Washington DC and a very nice monthly income in the process.  I haven't had to have a single "party", stock any products, host any meetings or do anything that any of the other network marketing plans have required I do...and now I can pay for both of my kids to attend out of state college...or make the monthly payment at the Private high school my youngest will be attending, or pay all of our car payments (we have 4 of them) or save a few months and take my family on a week's long cruise to Mexico...the freedom is astounding! 

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and I am so grateful for the opportunity to help my friends and family improve their health as well.  It is an honor and a blessing to help them feel better, live better....Plexus has changed EVERYTHING for me....

and so here I am blogging again.  You will see some updates on each of the kids...and on our pets...and on our health...and I thank you for sticking with me and following me!  Feel free to message me if you have any questions at all about Plexus or anything...I am happy to share all the details! xoxo