LIFESTYLE SERIES WEEK 5: Top 10 Vitamins + Supplements for Active Women

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Ok, I know you’re probably thinking — WAIT TIFF? 10? SERIOUSLY? Yes, I’m totally seriously. With the various vitamin deficiencies from the lack of whole foods, to environmental stress, to typical aging and hormonal imbalance, we must give our body what it’s lacking in order for it to function properly. I don’t know about you, but I want to stay away from the doctors and prescriptions as I get older. What we do now will determine how we look and feel in 20 years! I want to be strong- mentally and physically- when I’m 65.

Remember, please be mindful and consult your doctor if you have health conditions and are taking medications before starting any new vitamin and supplement routine.

This video is long so you may want to watch it in sections. Get your pen + paper to take notes!  My handsome hubby makes a cameo too.

Enjoy! 

1. Nature’s Way ALIVE Women’s Once Daily Multi-Vitamin
2. Omega 3 EPA + DHA
3. Thyroid Support
4. Rhodiola Rosea
5. Biotin
6. Tumeric
7. Probiotic (I take one with 6 Billion active bacteria)
8. Vitamin D3 Drops
9. Hyaluronic Acid
10. Collagen (powder form I just add to a glass of water. No flavor!)

Did you hear some things you need to start taking?
Are you taking something I listed and it made a huge difference?
Tell me about it.
SHARE. LIKE. COMMENT.

 

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P.S. LYLAS! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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FLUFFY TO FIT AGAIN: Tiff’s Thursday Thrive Tips

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Tiff Before/ June 2014 – After/ Today, October 2, 2014

Ok, this is tough to share, but- HEY, I’ve been working hard over the past 3-4 months and people scoff at me when I say I’ve gotten “fluffy”. It’s all relative and 5-8 lbs on me definitely shows and makes it a challenge to fit into half my wardrobe. I got SICK of hearing myself whine about it and was TIRED of being tired… and did something about it!  With fluctuating hormones, we need to change diet/ supplements/ workouts/ lifestyle to keep our energy levels up and our waistline down. Basically, we have to put in the work! I’m not afraid of a lil hard work and won’t just throw in the towel and give in to my hormones. Plus, I have a closet full of great clothes I would like to wear and I’m fitting back in to most of them. Yay!

WE CAN CONTROL THIS LADIES!

SOS Sista Suanne Rieker of www.riekerfit.com  gave me that advise a few years ago. She said women can control their hormones instead of their hormones controlling them and their life. She is over 55, but looks and acts like she’s 35. She was overweight and exhausted at one point and did something about it! Such an inspiration! Just check out the video on her website homepage and you’ll be inspired too. 

Want to know what I did to go from fluffy to fit again? 

Before I do, I want to give a DISCLAIMER and reminder that everyone’s health & fitness needs are different. Please take in to consideration any blood sugar/diabetic and thyroid issues which alter your metabolism. I am simply giving the tips that worked for me. Here ya go…. 

AMP UP THE WORKOUTS

Working out is a part of my lifestyle, but it’s easy to plateau and get stuck in a rut with your workouts. I’ve been a powerwalker since I was about 14 years old, but as I age I’ve had to amp it up and add light weights to see results. I admit, I tried the appropriately named workout DVD’s called Insanity, but geez, those workouts are just too jarring on my neck & back. 

  • Cardio 4-5’s a week. Combo of power walking, a light jog & sprints. 
  • Hot yoga once or twice a week at Sunstone.
  • Strength training for Legs, abs & arm 2-3 x’s a week by the Tone It Up girls on YouTube.
  • Or various YouTube barre workouts to keep from getting bored. Check out my workout playlist on my YouTube Channel. 

FAT BURNING FOODS & SUPPLEMENTS

If you watched my videos on healthy snacks & meals, you know I try to stick to a lean protein and low carb/sugar/dairy diet. So, to amp up my metabolism I added a few fat burning supplements.

  • Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA, brand name Tonalin) – Increases metabolic rate, decreases abdominal fat, enhances muscle growth, lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, lowers insulin resistance (insulin resistance is a risk for some hypothyroid patients, and lowering it can also help prevent adult-onset diabetes and make it easier to control weight), reduces food-induced allergic reactions, enhances immune system. via About Health
  • Rodiola Rosea–  Amps up your energy, reduces belly fat (calming effect on our body and mental state because of an ability to reduce cortisol- which creates belly fat), helps with mood & depression (many women experience these symptoms with hormone fluctuation).
  • Cayenne– Added it to my protein shakes. Hot peppers cause the body temperature to rise. When the body temperature rises it needs to be cooled and you burn more calories when the body is forced to go through a cooling process. They also act as an appetite suppressant. By simply adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to a meal, studies show you will consume 600-100 less calories at your next meal. 
  • Chia Seeds– Also added to my protein shakes. I introduced you to chia seeds a few years ago with my friends drink called Drink Chia.  Chia seeds expand in the stomach giving you a satisfied and full feeling. They are also packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium and more! 

A few other small tweaks I made were trying not to eat after 6pm and limiting wine to once a week- which I admit is a challenge because I enjoy my Pinot Grigio! I kept up with pizza “cheat night” once a week with my hubby, but cut out my weekly popcorn. (sad face) I actually pop my own popcorn with olive oil or coconut oil and light sea salt, but my problem is that I can eat an entire massive big bowl by myself. A few cups is a great low fat snack, but honestly- I can’t eat just a few cups so I’ve only been eating (gorging on) it about once a month during this 3 month weight loss challenge. Corn is a carb, remember. Also, before I got started on all of this- I actually did a light detox/cleanse with no wine for 3 weeks to shift my body & shake up my metabolism a bit.  

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I am always asked how I stay in shape so I share my experiences & weight fluctuations (that’s what is great about having your own blog)  to show that I battle health/weight issues, too! 

It’s all about feeling strong, energetic & WALKING TALL….not just the jean size, but it sure is nice to be able to wear the clothes I already own. 

What are your thoughts?

Tweet, comment, share.

Love, Tiff

A WIN- WIN! Sane Mind & Beautiful Skin: New Webisode & Giveaway

Hello Gorgeous!

Are you battling hormonal acne? It’s time to win the fight and arm yourself with the best products that attack this issue internally and externally. Since I’ve moved to a new state with a totally different climate, plus the added stress of relocating on top of constant hormonal fluctuations – my skin has gone haywire and is trying to adjust. The researcher in me has found (3) amazing new ways to get things under control.

WATCH THIS:

 

ACAI_BERRY CLASSIC

Find it at WalMart or at Genesis Today. It’s filled with detoxifying antioxidants plus green tea, vitamins & sea minerals. 

Rhodiola

Rhodiola Rosea by NOW. This is a wonder herb! The list of benefits are endless from calming nerves & anxiety, increases stamina, builds immune system, helps SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and depression. Although it is not directly linked to helping hormonal acne, the benefits directly aid in stress levels which helps balance our hormones.  

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Purchase Clearogen at Sephora.com

In honor of June being National Acne Awareness Month, I’m thrilled to give away a full size set of Clearogen to one lucky winner!  To enter, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Must be a subscriber to http://www.sanctuaryofstyle.net and leave a comment on this blog post saying why you love SOS!
  2. Click “LIKE” on the SOS Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle?ref=br_rs
  3. Click “LIKE” on the Clearogen Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle?ref=br_rs

WINNER ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER & FACEBOOK, JULY 4th!

We’re in this battle together and we will win. It’s all about keeping our stress levels low and balancing our hormones. Please take care of YOU! 

Love, Tiff

 

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 P.S. It was an honor to be a guest on the hit iTunes radio show, ReLaunch! with life coaches Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang. I love working in front of the camera, but radio is so fun- from the comfort of my home with no makeup and wearing my workout clothes! Stay tuned for the air date! I share my journey and the pivotal moment when I took a break from my successful career in Hollywood to find out what God’s plan was.

For the record, in the photo above I have NO makeup on except Physicians Formula Tinted Moisturizer and mascara. Six weeks ago I had a few cystic hormonal blemishes on the sides of my chin and under my jawline. This is why I’m thrilled to share Clearogen with you!