Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Mix together:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water

1/3 c brown or white sugar
1/3 cup reduced salt soy sauce
(if you use regular soy sauce, use about ¼ cup soy sauce and the rest water)
¼ cup vinegar
1-2 cloves garlic
¼- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon pepper

Thicken sauce in sauce pan. Pour over 10 chicken thighs and bake at 425 for 1 hour. Brush with sauce every 10 minutes. Turn over after 30 minutes.

(I ended up cooking mine for only 40 minutes.)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


1 lb ground beef
1-2 cans tomato soup
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can chili beans
1 onion chopped
¼ c green pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder (more to taste)

Brown beef and onion; drain. Add soup and spices. Boil; simmer 1 hour. Add beans; simmer ½ hour.

In the slow cooker:
Brown beef and onion; drain. Combine EVERYTHING in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.

If you decide to cook it on low for 12 hours, you will end up with a big, black, charcoaled mess…

Friday, August 21, 2009

Stir Fry

My wonderful friend Michelle invited me over for dinner tonight. We had stir fry and it was delicious! I decided I should share with you my favorite stir fry recipe (which is actually my mom’s).

1 lb sirloin steak*
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 green onions, chopped
1 10 oz can beef broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
4 or 5 cups of whatever vegetables you feel like

Mix green onions, beef broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, and garlic in a bowl.
Cook steak in oil for about 3 minutes.
Remove steak from pan and add vegetables for about 3 minutes.
Put steak back in pan and add the broth mixture.
Cook for about 3 minutes.

I can eat a plateful of this and feel completely satisfied—no rice or noodles needed!

*If you want to use chicken, use chicken broth instead of beef broth and it tastes just as yummy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Orange Delight!

I find it really hard to eat well when I am sick. Usually I just want to eat comfort food, which equals unhealthy food! Last month I was sick and surprised by how much I craved and enjoyed this shake:

½ cup crushed ice
½ cup milk
½ cup water
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
2 scoops vanilla WellnessPro

I love it when I am not sick, as well. It tastes like an Orange Julius and is so delicious!

The Best Shake

My all-time favorite shake:

½ cup crushed ice
1 cup milk
2 scoops chocolate WellnessPro
4 banana slices

Blend and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hot WellnessPro?

What can be better than sitting around a campfire sipping hot cocoa?
Sitting around the campfire sipping hot WellnessPro, of course!

Last week when I went camping I felt a little left out not having any hot cocoa, so I improvised with WellnessPro. It turned out absolutely delicious! I put ½ cup of hot milk with 1 scoop of the chocolate WellnessPro, and it was so satisfying! I didn’t have whip cream with me, but that would have made it even more delectable!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Before and After

For me, it is a lot easier to try a product when someone you know has been successful with it. After I have lost more weight, I will put up my own before and after pictures. Until then you can keep track of my progress by watching the weight tracker to the right. For now, here are pictures of two people I actually know and have seen in real life. They have both been very successful and are continuing to maintain their weight!

Wendy Godenir (Family friend)

Shelley Michalkow (She is actually my sister-in-law's mother!)

You can see more before and after's, as well as ready more testimonials here.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My New Best Friend

The best thing about summer is barbecuing! I have found a few recipes for the bbq that I just love.

This has become my best friend all summer. There is a recipe on the jar for the easiest and yummiest marinade. I have put it on chicken and steak and it always turns out delicious! Add this to a caesar salad and some fresh cucumbers, and you have yourself a scrumptious and nutritious meal!

Picture taken from, where you can find many more recipes.

Now what?

Okay, that was a lot of information. Now you’re probably wondering, ‘what do you actually do?’ To simplify things for you, let me tell you what I use (because I certainly don’t use everything). Basically I have a shake for breakfast and lunch. At dinner I try to make a meal that is mostly foods from phase 1, with a few from phase 2 for variety. I take the block n burn pills prior to breakfast and dinner, and the dfense pills with breakfast and dinner. When I first started I usually had a snack between lunch and dinner and then later in the evening. Now I don’t feel like I need any. Since I officially started in June, I have lost a lot of weight (keep track at the bottom), have more energy, am less hungry during the day, and don’t crave "sweets” as much. I LOVE the shakes. I have tried quite a few brands of health shakes, and these are definitely the best ones by far.

Weight Loss

The Weight Loss program has three phases.

Phase 1 (14 Days)
You will increase your metabolic rate and fat-burning ability, while detoxifying your body from addictive carbohydrates. During this phase, cut caffeine and “bad” carbs from your diet, such as: fruit, bread, pasta, potatoes, and sugar. etc. This will change your body's metabolism from carbohydrate- burning to fat-burning. Read food labels! Stay away from high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils. These are ingredients that are added when the fat is taken out.

-Replace 2 meals a day with delicious WellnessPro Shake.
-Eat only food recommeded in phase 1 in your diet.
-Eat 3 - 5 small meals a day. Don’t over eat!
-Drink 8 or more glasses of water a day.
-Exercise. If you don't have time for a gym, simply walk at least for 1 mile every day.
-Weigh yourself once a week to track your progress.

Phase 2 (Until you get down to your “goal” weight)
This stage is designed to help you maintain the maximum level of your fat-burning metabolism. There are fewer restrictions during this stage of the program (yes!). During this phase, consume the maximum amount of the right types of foods necessary to feel great and stay in top physical form (this also means consuming a minimum amount of “bad carbs”). You'll be amazed how good you feel, and — your weight will continue to drop—with a minimum of effort.

-Replace 2 meals with Wellness Pro Shake
-Eat only food recommended in phase 2 in your diet
-To speed up the weight loss and to control your carb intake, take one tablet of Block n Burn one hour before your meals
-Drink 8 or more glasses of water each day
-Exercise. You will have more energy now — use it! If you're continuing your walking program — increase your distance to 2 miles a day.
-Pay attention to the size of your portions

Phase 3 (The Finish Line)
Continue to enjoy the healthy food choices you’ve made. (They’ll be your good friends for life). In the future, if you gain a few pounds? You can always go back to phase 2 for a few weeks. The principles you’ve learned will make it simple and easy to drop that weight and maintain the weight loss.

-For great health benefits, make the WellnessPro shakes part of your everyday lifestyle.
-Drink a lot of water.
-Exercise. Keep an active lifestyle.
-Minimize bad carbs, such as bread, sugars, pastas, potatoes, rice and maximize nutritional foods. (Still recommending the foods from phase 2)

Saturday, August 1, 2009


The pill for men...

Get the hint?

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Multivitamins: Nutrients to go

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-Take multivitamins with a meal and a full glass of water for better absorption.

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No dairy. No genetically modified ingredients. No yeast.

I found out these are in replacement of the shakes. So if you are doing the weight loss program—drinking two shakes a day—you don’t need the pills. When you go to the weight maintenance program—drinking one shake a day—you take one pill. And when you no longer have the shakes at all, you take two pills a day. Basically, one shake and one pill have the same amount of nutritional value for you.

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Key Benefits:
-Increases daily energy levels and metabolism
-Supports the body's natural ability to maintain physical balance for your active lifestyle
-Relieves sluggishness and fatigue
-Comes from all natural fruit sources
-Diabetic friendly

-Pour one packet of Infrusion in at least 8 ounces of cold water.
(I haven’t tried this yet, but my sister-in-law said it wasn’t very good in plain water. She likes to mix it with the vanilla shake instead. But it does give her more energy to chase after her two little ones all day!)
-Do not use more than one packet at a time

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Whether your goal is to be fit, tough or sharp as a tack, this shake is for you. Packed with PentaChrom™ and other exclusive, patented ingredients, this is a man's drink designed to regulate blood glucose, increase muscle mass and energy, and support prostate health.

Key Benefits of both:
-Weight loss
-Healthier skin, hair, nails, and joints to keep you looking younger
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-Improved memory
-Stronger cardiovascular and immune systems
-Regulated cholesterol
-Decrease sense of hunger
-Regulate levels of sugar and insulin

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