Young Living Melbourne Event – Weight Loss Masterclass – 7th October 2012

For those that read my Weight loss post the other day and were interested in learning more about the Slique tea – Young Living is holding an event on Sunday 7th October in Box Hill (Melbourne). The details from their email are below: (I’m having a bit of trouble with the formatting  in this theme – apologies for the size differences in the text)

Did you know that essential oils are able to directly affect our feeling of “satiety” (the feeling of fullness in our stomach, which in turn regulates our appetite)? This is because of the unique way that the aroma of essential oils works on the limbic region of the brain….so through our brain they direct messages to our stomach about what we want to eat, and how much we want to eat. Learn to tap into this wonderful side-benefit of essential oils, in order to achieve your ideal weight. In this workshop you will:

  • Learn which oil to sniff before meals, so that you are not tempted to overeat
  • Discover the amazing supplement that makes you crave healthy food
  • Food lovers anonymous (is that you)? Which essential oil roll-on to use…..
  • Cellulite – learn a simple recipe for everyday use, which is uplifting to the moods as well!!!
  • The “magic” addition…..Grapefruit oil…..I’d never be without it!!!
  • The 10 day Master Cleanse and the 6 day Liver/Gallbladder Cleanse – support for any health regime
  • Slique Tea – the ultimate drink for achieving the slender you – learn all about the science behind it, and how to use it!!!! This is a key part of the presentation, and you will be truly inspired by what you learn.
  • Taste and try…..Slique Tea, and Slique Essence (here’s your chance to see how DELICIOUS these products are)

 

Venue Details (Melbourne):

Bookings Essential to help us with planning

The Tudor, Box Hill  (Henry Room)

1101 Whitehorse Road

Box Hill, Melbourne

In each of these classes, we want to cater to both experienced Young Living oils users, and anyone new to their essential oil journey. For that reason, we’ve chosen the following 2.5 hour format for each class. The cost for these events (whether you attend part of all of the event) is $10 (pay at the door), which contributes towards event coordination, venue costs, and oils and other materials used at the event. Thank you for your contribution.

  • First hour – Discover Young Living Essential Oils. We will have some of our most experienced leaders conducting this first hour each week, so come along, bring (or refer) your friends, and learn something new every time!
  • This hour is the perfect “playshop” for anyone new to the world of Young Living Essential Oils. You will learn about:
  • What makes essential oils a perfect choice for a healthy family
  • How to use the 9 oils in the Everyday Oils kit for numerous home uses
  • What makes the Young Living Essential Oils different to any other brand of essential oils
  • Next half hour – Assistance with Ordering. If you’ve loved what you heard, and found some great products to help yourself and your loved ones, here’s your chance to have assistance with ordering. If you wish to attend only the in-depth training, please arrive during this half hour.
  • Final hour – In depth Training. We will cover a different and fascinating topic each class, to assist you in gaining in-depth understanding of practical uses for the Young Living products. This class will be conducted by Artemis, or a featured guest speaker. It will be perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced, so long as you have attended at least one “Discover Young Living Essential Oils” class so that you understand the basics of Young Living essential oil use.

 

This is one of many classes coming up over the next few months so if you are interested in hearing more about them let me know and I will keep you in the loop.

Bookings are essential so if you would like to attend please email me at peppermintteathyme@live.com.au and I will let them know you are coming! It will be a wonderful and informative afternoon with lots of amazing oils to play with.

For any more details do not hesitate to email me, or comment below.

M xx

Weight loss – uncensored.

One thing I haven’t really touched on in my posts is weight loss.. I am not a calorie counter, I don’t analyse each meal, and I hope that I never do. I believe that a well-rounded diet full of wholesome foods of all colours and types will provide our bodies with the proper nutrition to sustain us, and to assist with energy, detoxification and wellness.

However, I realise that some of us have stubborn fat that won’t budge and would probably like some tips. So other than doing the above here are a few things I have learnt recently.

First and foremost – and this one is going to sound too easy – make sure you’re drinking water. Silly right? Coz we all drink water all day – but are you drinking enough? All metabolic processes in the body, such as energy production, the elimination of toxins, and burning of fats require a water environment to work. So just by having the right amount of water can help you lose weight without moving a muscle.. The amount of water required varies from person to person – it is not the ‘8 glasses a day’ the government recommends but can be easily calculated by multiplying 30mls of water per kilo of body weight. So a person that weighs 60kg will need to consume 1.8L of water (60 x .03 = 1.8)s. And if that sounds too much try calculating it per hour you’re awake, so roughly 16 hours – and you’ll find that per hour you need about 112.5mls. That’s nothing! So up your water intake and let me know the results..

Most of us know that drinking water helps flush out sodium – but how much sodium do we need in our diet? The amount is astoundingly minimal. To get our required daily sodium and chloride (the constituents of table salt) we only need 3/4 tsp. That’s it. That’s nothing when you add the salt you put on your eggs in the morning, or dinner at night to all the processed food you eat – it adds up. One of the highest sodium foods is stock powders, as well as processed meats and packaged foods. If you want to lose weight, throw them away.

Also – throw away anything that says ‘fat free’ or ‘sugar free’. It’s not. Would you prefer to eat something that puts weight on through feeding you artificial sugars and syrups that your body has trouble processing, and stores as fat, and that makes you always feel hungry? Or would you prefer to eat real food that tastes good, has metabolism boosting properties and is full of nutrients.. For me it’s an easy decision… you?

Today an article was released stating that 3 more studies have linked soft drinks to obesity. I touched on this in a previous post (if you want to do some more reading) but basically soft drinks are full of High Fructose Corn Syrup (which is also in a lot of processed foods) and this gets converted straight to fat (whilst causing gout and hunger pangs). Stop drinking soda, and stop drinking anything ‘diet’ – diet coke is not better for you, it’s full of artificial sugars that cause the body to be highly acidic which in turn leaches calcium from your bones putting you at risk of osteoporosis.

Am I being too harsh? If so I apologise – I get very worked up about the fact that we are not educated about this enough. This should be taught in High School. It should be available information for everyone considering the obesity epidemic that is sweeping the globe (or at the least the Western part that loves processed food).

Obviously exercise is important – however it is the food you consume ultimately that contributes to either weight loss or gain. It’s just maths really – we all burn a certain amount of calories (or kilojoules for us Aussies) each day without doing anything – it’s the energy we need to keep functioning. On top of that we burn kj’s walking to our cars, getting to work, and doing chores. These two things, minus the kj’s of the food we eat decide whether today is weight loss or weight gain. Now I told you I hate counting this, and obviously it all equals out in the wash – I hate it when someone says they ate pizza yesterday so all they’re eating today is celery – that’s not how it works. And eating less has been shown not to work either. The diets full of whole grains, meats, fish, chicken, vegetables of all colours, fruit, and good fats, with a large healthy breakfast, a sustaining lunch, and a delicious dinner are the ones that work. The ones where you restrict what you are eating to the point that at the end of the day you need to gorge yourself on chocolate, or bread to feel sane are not the answer. If you tell me that a ‘healthy diet’ is boring I will seriously beg to differ… When you drink enough water to rid your body of the toxins, and give it time to heal and not crave crap anymore, you will discover how amazing veggies taste. How satisfying quinoa is. How amazing the chocolate alternative slice is for any sweet cravings..

I have one more secret weapon up my sleeve and it comes in the form of Slique Tea. It is a brand new Young Living product that took 2 years to create and is a weight management supplement. It helps keep cravings at bay, is full of fat burning constituents, is completely natural, and actually tastes delicious… I was lucky enough to attend a Young Living seminar last month headlined by Dr Cole Wooley – the research Chemist and Food Scientist who created this product, where an amazingly brave woman shared her weight loss story. Weighing 90kg at only 5ft tall she was confined to a wheelchair and told she would need 2 knee reconstructions and possibly surgery to staple her stomach. With her last ounce of willpower she signed up for the ‘Slique Challenge’ – a competition run in America leading up to the most recent YL Convention in May. Being quite a few weeks behind other competitors she decided to try her hardest, and possibly lose 1kg a week, or 18kg by Convention. She reached that goal in 14 weeks, and then just for fun lost another 5kgs. Being confined to a wheelchair she couldn’t exercise at first – but understood the necessity to change her diet. She started using YL’s Powermeal – a protein powder infused with essential oils that assist with weight loss, and drank around 5 cups of Slique tea a day along with a strict regimen of good food.

To date Slique tea is only available via the American website, but can be shipped to Australia. It should be available here within the month.

Slique stands for ‘Slim physique’… isn’t that something we all want? Oh and did I mention it has chocolate in it?! Well raw cacao powder, but that’s the best of the best when it comes to chocolate full of nutrients! It also comes in a gum, an essential oil, and capsules!

Other essential oils that are great for weight loss are grapefruit – as it helps dissolve fats from the body, Lemon Myrtle, cinnamon – for its amazing ability to regulate blood sugar, and peppermint – which studies have shown to reduce how much you eat if sniffed before your meal.

But before all this – take the free option! Drink the required amount of water every day and let me know if you see a difference in the first week..

This is by no means a complete list, but the first of what I hope will be some great tips.

Please, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me either through comments or privately via peppermintteathyme@live.com.au

M xx

*Again, for anyone wanting to order any of the Young Living products I’ve spoken about go to this website, decide whether it’s an Australian product or one of the ones I mentioned can only be order at present from the US and click the appropriate site. If you are not already a member you will need the member number of the person that introduced you – if that’s me its 1255595. For more info check out my Essential Oils page.