Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wanda's Success Story

My name is Wanda Johnson. I'm 63 years old and I'm so excited to share with you the progress I've made by following the Body by Lu program. I met Georgia Palmer and began the program in September 2010. To date (January 2011) I've lost 35 pounds and 6 1/2 % body fat. I love the Melaleuca products, particularly the Attain shakes, Access pre- workout bars and the Proflex products. It is great having a day off each week which allows flexibility and really makes this program "doable". Because this program is working so well for me, it keeps me motivated because I'm seeing success. I have more energy now than I have had in years. I'm truly "building a body to last a lifetime." Being 35 pounds lighter feels awesome! Feels great! Looking good!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Steel Cut Oats

I have never been a fan of sticky, gooey oatmeal, so when I discovered Steel Cut Oats, and it's nutty chewy consistency I was thrilled. As far as I can tell it has all the reasons to eat oatmeal once a day, and more. Because the oats are chopped instead of heated and rolled, some believe it retains a bit more of it's nutritional value. Best of all, I like it, and look forward to a bowl, either at breakfast, or as one of my daily snacks. Because of their minimal processing Steel Cut Oats take a bit longer to prepare. I boil 1 part oats to 3 parts water with a dash of sea salt, for 20 mins. I save time by cooking a pot once a week, and storing it in an air tight container in the fridge. I buy the oats in bulk at the health food store. Pre-packaged at the grocery store seemed expensive.

1/4 c. cooked oats
1/4 c. frozen blueberries

Place in a bowl, cover and microwave for 1-2 min.

Steel Cut Oats 1/4 c. cooked = about 150 calories; 5g. protein; 27g. carbs; 5g. fiber (remember to subtract fiber from carb to give you 22 g. of usable carbs).

I recommend eating your oatmeal with with protein, such as 3 egg whites, vanilla proflex shake, or CARBmaster yogurt