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The place to be this June 20th is Mapleton, Utah! Come learn about weight loss and weight management, have fun - eat delicious food - and maybe win something for showing up!
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Finding the energy for work and family responsibilities is hard enough. We understand that you want a natural boost to your energy and want to feel good throughout the day. And we know that losing weight and keeping it off can be grueling tasks when you’re tired.
We're excited to say Somae Health has developed its own proprietary energy drink we call: Somae Pure Energy.
Somae Pure Energy comes in small packets, one for each day of an entire month. It’s an easy, no-nonsense way for you to stay bright and alert throughout the day as you live the Somae Way.
Pure Energy is a unique blend of yerba mate and B-vitamins. It has zero sugar and only five calories.
Check it out here: http://www.somaehealth.com/supplements/somae-pure-energy/
You can either purchase through the website or talk to your Somae Mentor.
today to change your life for the better!
Somae Health is all about weight loss and weight management - to get the weight off fast, healthy and for life. If you're looking to learn how to stop stress eating or looking to overcome your emotional eating - you need the help of a Somae Mentor.
You asked for it – you got it:
Somae Health is now mobile!
We’ve built a mobile site compatible with iPhone and Android devices to let you keep your Somae Daily Journal while you’re on the go. Now you can keep track of your weight, meals and accomplishments anywhere, anytime.
Just visit www.mysomaelife.com from your mobile device to use the mobile site.
Log-in the same way you would if you were going online to your Client Portal.
You’ll be able to keep track of:
- Your Weight
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
- Your Supplements
- How you’re feeling, and
- What you accomplished today
Your Somae Daily Journal has never been easier to access!
This should come in handy while you’re out-and-about getting things done in your busy life.
Somae Health is committed to providing the very best in weight-loss and wellness coaching no matter where you live or how you get to the internet.
Go ahead and try the new Mobile Somae Daily Journal today!
To kick off the holiday season this year, Somae is bringing you some healthy holiday delights in the form of 12 Days of Christmas recipes! Throughout the month of December, we will be presenting you with festive holiday recipes that follow the classic Christmas song, "The 12 Days of Christmas".
Day One: Partridge in a Pear Tree. Our Somae take? Crunchy Pear and Celery Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing! Click on the photo to get the recipe!
Happy and healthy cooking!
No one picks up a soda seeking a sugar-rush, an energy crash and a side of depression, but that’s exactly what your body goes through with each can.
But what about diet sodas? Aren’t they harmless? Think again. Here’s a 60 minute time line of what happens in your body after you drink a can of regular or diet soda...
This is what happens to your body every time you drink a can of soda. But what if you had a habit of drinking a can of soda every day? It does a lot more than just give you a daily sugar high. It affects more than just your pleasure-sensors. Over time, here's what you can expect:
- Within 10 minutes – 100% of your recommended daily intake of sugar enters your system.
- 20 minutes – Insulin goes into overdrive as your blood sugar spikes. The liver transforms all sugar that it can into fat.
- 40-45 minutes – Complete caffeine absorption: dilated pupils, risen blood pressure, and full alertness as adenosine receptors in the brain are blocked to prevent drowsiness. Pleasure centers in the brain are stimulated by the dopamine your body is now producing. (Physically the same way heroine works).
- 60 minutes – CRASH! As your body tries to resume normal function, irritability and sluggishness sets in. Also, time for a potty break! You will soon be flushing out all of the water, bonded calcium, magnesium, zinc, and electrolytes (any of the good) which came with your soda, plus more of your body's mineral reserves along with it. One more thing to look forward to: a caffeine crash in just a few hours.
- Super-sized waistline- Diet or regular, both types of soda have been linked to obesity. Soda increases your appetite, causing cravings which lead to overeating.
- Dentist bills – Expect an increase in cavities and tooth decay. The combination of sugar and acid attack tooth enamel.
- Heart Disease – The American Heart Association has published a study stating that women who drink soda daily have a 40% higher risk of heart attacks or death from heart disease than those who rarely drink soda.
- Bone Weakening – Displaces calcium which lowers bone density and increases the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
- Diabetes – Excessive sugar and calories lead to weight gain and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. A Nurse’s Health Study found that women drinking one or more servings daily of sugary drinks or soft drinks were twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
One 20 oz bottle of soda contains roughly the same calories and double the sugar of a candy bar milkshake, and the same amount of sugar and calories 15 cups of buttered popcorn! Why drink calories and sugar? Stick to water and herbal teas, and save your calories for what counts. If you must have a sweet pick-me-up, enjoy a dessert made of whole foods instead.
Happy Post-Thanksgiving! Today is the day to get right back on your weight loss goals for the New Year! Staying active in some way will give you energy, help lessen holiday tension and, of course, help mitigate some of the extra calories you ate last night!
Try this workout routine today.
Warm up (5 min)
Warm up exercises are needed regardless of the type of workout you choose. The warm up exercises will help to prevent any injuries. To stretch your upper body, place your hands on your hips and move your upper body from left to right, then from right to left. You can also try marching or jogging in place for 3-5 minutes, this will get your heart rate going for the workout.
Upper Body (10 min)
Try to do 10-15 repetitions of an upper body exercise and repeat 2-3 times. Upper body exercises can be push-ups, chair dips or bicep curls. If you do not have any weights for bicep curls, don’t worry! You can use water bottles as your weights, especially if you are just starting out. If you want a more difficult weight, you can fill water bottles with sand. For squats, make sure your knees do not extend over your toes.
Lower Body (10 min)
Try to do 10-20 repetitions of a lower body exercise and repeat 2-3 times. Lower body exercises are squats, lunges, or calf raises. For a great calf exercise, stand with the balls of your feet on the edge of a step. Slowly lower your body so your heels pass the step, and then lift yourself up again. If it’s your first time trying the calf raises, try it on a flat surface. You can even do calf raises while you are washing the dishes!
Cool down (5 min)
All workout sessions should be followed by a cool-down that gradually decreases your heart rate and stretches all the muscles that you have worked. Remember to stretch slowly and gently because stretching too fast can lead to muscle and tendon injuries. Do not stretch to a point of pain. Stretching should be to a point of slight tension.
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but it's also a time of stress – especially when shopping. Stress doesn’t help much with weight loss or maintenance. Much of this stress comes from trying to create the picture perfect holiday.
With Black Friday this week, holiday shopping stress can go into overdrive. The more you pre-plan, the better you will maintain your budget and also your sanity! Check out these tips to help you keep your stress in check and stay on track for your weight loss and maintenance goals.
An organized holiday season runs much more smoothly and will help you stay focused! Make a plan, write it down and stick with it. Check in with it regularly! It’s best to read the store listings ahead of time and make a list of the things that you want to buy.
Make a List
Just thinking about all the people you want to buy gifts for can be overwhelming. So sit down and write a plan. Write down everyone you plan to buy a gift for, no matter how small the gift may be. Include ideas of what to give each person. Make decisions like limiting presents to children under 18 only, or draw names. Organize a gift exchange for all to participate and set a dollar limit.
Set a Budget
Once you have made a list of the people you want to buy gifts for, now set the maximum amount you’re willing to spend. The most important thing is to make a budget and, even more importantly, stick to the budget! Give yourself a dollar amount and do not go over it, even if you see something on a really good sale.
Black Friday can be a surefire way to undo all your dieting progress. Little sleep, stressful crowds and buying decisions, standing in lines, and your shopping buddies wanting to go out to eat create a perfect storm that can make you vulnerable to old eating habits and impulses. Instead of Black Friday, try Cyber Monday. The Monday after Black Friday, November 26, is said to be the biggest online shopping day of the holiday season. Many online retailers will offer special discounts on their products. Are you stressing out on Holiday Shipping Fees? Get No-Cost Holiday Shipping. On December 17, 2012, more than 1,000 online merchants will offer free shipping.
Remember to have fun! We at Somae hope you have a wonderful holiday and stress-free shopping experience!