Archive for January, 2011

Are you a flip-flopper when it comes to wellness?

You know them. They are the ones that go from doctor to doctor searching for wellness answers. They get the next great advice, they share this with you and you wonder if they’ll ever be committed to wellness.
Could they enjoy this roller coaster ride of illness and wellness? Then I looked in the mirror and it hit me, I’m a flip-flopper when it comes to wellness. Do you know what I mean?

Here’s some examples….

Committed to Wellness Flip- I exercise at least 45 minutes a day 6 days a week. . This includes running, jogging, weight lifting, golfing, walking, stretching and hiking.

Uncommitted to Wellness Flop? A week or two of extra work, family matters, holidays, vacation, etc.. hits me and I don’t do any exercising. My body is so tense and aches the more I don’t and then I go back to it. All that progress I made now has to be regained. Oh I hate that part! Does this sound familiar.

I do this with my nutrition, too!

Flip- I’m on the Sunrider Nourish, Balance and Cleanse program for life. I eat two- three Sunrider NuPlus a day. I take Quinary and Bella twice a day and drink Calli and Fortune throughout the day.
Snacks are veggies and fruits, plus the wonderful Ezekiel bread. WOW, I feel and look great.

Flop-I go to a party and eat potatoe chips, cake, enchiladas, pizza, drink wine. Or.. I am too busy to make dinner so I order a pizza, chicken wings, tacos. Oh yes and cookies are around the house for me to grab. YIKES! Recently I can tell that what I am eating either makes me feel great or not so great and eating junk food I definetley feel awful. Sometimes I feel horibble even while I munching on this food.

Flip- But I don’t want to be deprived of the foods I so enjoyed in the past. That brownie really gave me a lift. These awful and unnutritous foods gave me such joy, and they tasted so good.

Flop- I gain weight, I ache from the bad nutrition, my mental attitude is low. How’s that for short time joy.

Flip-
I forgive myself for not being perfect and learn how to reward myself with foods that make me well.

So you have it, I’m a confessed flip-flopper. Does it sound familiar to you? I hope not, but if so remember don’t diet, LIVE. Diets don’t work, it’s a proven fact. None of us are perfect. Some of us will be more committed than others. It’s a wellness journey.  I’m learning how to get better at it every day. Thank goodness Sunrider foods have showed me what makes me feel good and what’s good for me. Not to mention they are so affordable and convenient. Now it’s up to me to stay committed to a lifetime of living the best life possible.

Good luck with yours and remember I’m here and so is Sunrider when you need to get back to flipping on the wellnes side of of life!

Yours in support,

Christine Marek
Sunrider and Wellness Consultant
p. 480.491.9551/ 888-988-4882 toll free

Steel Cut Oats and NuPlus

This morning I took my friends advice and tried eating steel cut oats.
What an amazing whole food this is.

I added one packet of NuPlus Simply Herbs to it after I cooked the Bob Mills steel cut oats in a low simmer for 15 minutes. Then I added green apple bits, raisins, some cinammon, a little almond milk and a bit of honey.

YUM! It is wonderful and so good for me.
Enjoy-

Christine Marek- Sunrider

Be Well Naturally- Everything Else Will Fall into Place!

You understand how taking care of yourself naturally is what our bodies need. Point blank, it’s that plain and simple. I know you know these things because you found this website, you found this article.

This knowledge is our common bound. We both know that we need to consistently rest up to 7 hours a day, exercise and stretch daily, stay away from toxic environments and high stress and lastly eat reasonably with a 70% living food diet. Again it’s that simple but then our commonalities differ at this point.

We don’t do all those things our bodies need. We are not perfect. DARN!

For me I do pretty good at rest, exercise, lowering stress but the foods I consume aren’t always perfect for me. A year ago, my eating habits were worse, five years ago they were awful, but then ignorance is bliss. Don’t you agree?

Today I know that if I nourish, balance and cleanse daily with whole foods then I am incredibly well.
I naturally take care of myself and everything else falls into place- weight, headaches, chronic joint pain, fatique, anxiety, depression, etc…

I have found the easiest and least expensive way to do this is by enjoying Sunrider foods.

Sunrider herbal foods (the best in the world) help me nourish my body with NuPlus that contains a plethora of fruits and vegetables. I don’t have to go and buy at an organic farmer’s market. Then chop, combine and/ or juice. Sunrider makes it so easy for me to eat, enjoy and go. Each day I’m adding ways to enjoy them even more in my other whole foods, like my steel cut oats, my juice, my tea, my fruit smoothies, salads and as I do that I can feel how GREAT it makes me feel.

I also balance my body; weight, hormones, mental attitude with the Sunrider foods. And Quinary helps me do this so perfectly by feeding my body’s five systems 47 fruits and vegetables in one serving.

And I also cleanse my body all day long with the Surnider herbal teas- Calli and Fortune Delight. This natural nourish, balance, clease program is not a fad, not a diet, it’s a wellness lifestyle. Cultures from different lands have enjoyed this lifestyle for centuries and more. My culture doesn’t know much about it. That’s why so many of us are sick.

I’m not perfect. I eat a donut now and then, a slice of pizza, even a juicy steak and a beautiful glass of wine. And what happens when I do? What I find when I do eat and enjoy food that does not serve my wellness purpose is that they are becoming less enjoyable, less fulfilling to me. It’s amazing how my body is now communicating with me about how it appreciates me taking care of it naturally. And it wants me to continue!

If you are wondering how to incorporate Sunrider whole and herbal foods in your wellness lifestyle, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am there in your support. It’s not a race it’s a journey to a long life intended for great health and joy.

Yours in wellness,
Christine Marek
p. 480.491.9551/ 888-988-4882 toll free