90 Days to sexy beast!

Hi there, Heather here….

Lots of great progress so far with those of you who are doing my 90 day Muffintop Makeover program. I am seriously so proud of each one of you who are dedicating your lives to living better. You are sacraficing short term for long term health and happiness for yourself, and for your families. You should be proud!

90 days. So much to do, so little time….

Can you really get rid of a muffin top in 90 days, let alone become a sexy beast?

Well, I have helped many people through health transformations and lets just say 90 days is the beginning of a life long process of healthy choices strung together, and somewhere along that string of choices you will meet your ideal body composition, and THAT is when your sexy beast will ROAR…

The amount of time this will take is different for everyone. It depends on your beginning health status and level of dedication to the program. There are also specific areas of potential weight loss resistance to be explored and addressed along the way – stress, sleep, toxic burden, blood sugar regulation, hormones, damaged metabolism from over training and crash dieting to name a few…

Many of these are automatically addressed by making healthier choices in life, and others need specific nutritional intervention strategies to help fix the imbalances.

That said…

The more you make the right choices, the quicker the results will come. The key is knowing what choices to make, and creating a situation for yourself that supports your ability to make those choices on a daily basis. That is where coaching comes in…

“It is not our lack of desire that sabotoges us, it is our lack of infrastructure to support healthy change”…

Think about that. How does your life’s “infrustructure” prevent you from making the right choices you know you need to get healthy? The foods in your house, the people you associate with, your work environment…are they supportive or prohibitive to your making good choices?

The most important 90 days of your life.

This is not an understatement. Your health and vitality is the most important thing you can own/experience in this life. Unfortunately,it does not come at an easy price. The typical American lifestyle does not make it easy to make this transformation, which is why coaching is so effective. Going from muffin top to sexy beast requires support, education, time, dedication, and even money to make the shift.

What does the 90 day Muffintop Makeover program involve?

The MMO90 is a guided program that involves a 30 day liver cleanse program that includes 2 shakes and one meal per day, followed by 60 days of a clean diet, education and supplements to support fat burning hormones and metabolic processes. There is much emphasis on assessment of your current lifestyle habits and potential areas of weight loss resistance, so that after the 90 days you are able to live your life with ease by making the right choices 80% of the time, leaving 20% for enjoyment.

90 days never tasted so good.

Once you get past the 90 days I teach you how to live an 80/20 lifestyle which allows for guilty pleasures in moderation. You’d be surprised how easy 80/20 is once you have “graduated” from my 90 day program.

Sexy beast or muffin top, what’s it ganna be?

For more information of how to get started, email me at heather@muffintopmakeover.com

See y’all soon!

 

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

 

Project MuffinTop

 

Cat and Gina, friends getting healthy together!

Hi there,

This is Cat and Gina.  They have been friends since elementary school, through thick and thin, (literally) and now, at the age of forty, they are both sick and tired of rockin muffintops and they are DETERMINED to get rid of them. They are incredibly inspiring and so much fun to follow!

Join their journey here….

.http://www.popcornypodcast.com/blog/ 

They also have a facebook page…

www.facebook.com/projectmuffintop

Here is a sneak peak at their program:

30 day liver cleanse, 2 shakes a day with a healthy meal and snacks.  No dairy, gluten, corn, soy, processed or fake sugar, alcohol, coffee, processed or packaged food. Water, broth, organic herbal teas to drink.

(primarily organic fruits veggies, lean meats and healthy fats)

Why? Because you can’t lose weight rapidly and keep it off with a sluggish liver and a heavy toxic load.

Days 60-90 will continue the same eating program, removing the cleanse powder from the shake, and adding fat burning supplements.

Along with this will be lots of education about food quality, how to shop, cook, balance macro-nutrients, maximize micro-nutrients, read labels, and more…

We will also be making over their pantries in addition to their muffintops.  You can see this all on video at the above links, so please tune in and cheer these amazing women on!!

More soon!

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

heather@muffintopmakeover.com

 

Time to make over your liver!

Helllloooooo Spring!

It’s April, friends, and we have work to do!

So here’s the deal. If you want to make over that muffintop of yours in time for bikini weather, we need to start with making over your liver.

Yep, thats right. Mid-section fat is often created to store excess toxins that that are overwhelming the liver. I have worked in the weight loss and fat burning arena for 10 years, and one thing I can tell you for sure is if you want to lose weight and keep it off you have to have a well functioning liver.

April is the perfect time to love your liver. It is a time when your body is naturally detoxifying in an effort to mobilize fat stores for extra caloric needs during longer day light hours. Physical demands on the body typically increase with increased sunlight, and the body starts cleaning house in preparation for duty. So this is the perfect time to do a liver cleanse and to adopt clean diet in order to clear toxins and get our liver healthy. The end result will be one happy metabolism ready to take on fat burning.

So here is where you need to listen up big time.

There are a million detox and cleansing programs out there. I have tried many of them and researched most. Here is what I know about liver cleanses:

1) You gotta remove all toxic foods and beverages from your diet for several weeks.

2) You gotta get loads of the right kinds of nutrients that support phase II of the liver pathways for safe clearing of the toxins released during the cleanse. This includes sulfur containing amino acids and other nutrients that will upregulate the livers detoxifying ability.  Note: this is why juice fasting isn’t effective when doing a liver cleanse!

3) You gotta give it enough time for the body to shift into action and complete the job. You are looking at 3-4 weeks to get the job done. It took you how long to get this toxic? So expecting your body to clear all toxins in 5 days in not realistic for most people.

4) You need to be good to your self during this time. The body is so friggin smart, it will respond by cleansing all toxic baggage, including emotions.

5) You need to eat! Liquid fasting only stresses the body out and makes you want to store more fat. Consuming a diet of clean, healthy foods, in addition to liver cleansing shakes is the way to go.

6) Liver cleansing should be repeated spring and fall for optimum health, and can also be used as maintenance if needed.

Ready for a liver makeover?

So here is the most effective liver cleanse on the market. It’s the one I prefer to use on myself and with clients.  It involves drinking 2 shakes a day that are loaded with liver supportive nutrients and the right balance of micro and macro nutrients for optimal health and blood sugar regulation. You also eat a clean, healthy meal each day with snacks as needed.

You can order the 2 cleansing products right here on this site. The description, directions, and information for the cleanse will be emailed to you at no cost after you order the two products, which are PALEO CLEANSE and PALEO MEAL DF (the larger size). You can order them both here http://muffintopmakeover.dfhealthestore.com/index.php/cleanse.html  Once you have ordered your products, email me at heather@muffintopmakeover.com so I can give you the directions to the cleanse.

Not only is addressing the liver the best way to lose weight and kickstart fat burning, it helps your health in many other ways too. By reducing your toxic burden, you help prevent cancer, inflammation, and other disease processes. No doubt, toxins in the body contribute to both fat gain and disease.

ALL of my Muffintop Makeover programs begin with a liver cleanse.  This is because we want our bodies to cooperate when it comes to fat burning.  The body is not going to let go of fat if the liver is toxic. Period. End of story.

So join us this month in making over your liver! You will lose weight and look and feel great! Let me know you are on board so I can send you the instructions!

Thanks for stopping by today and see you soon!

Heather

heather@muffintopmakeover.com

Makeover Monday…Diet Coke!

Hello everyone!

It’s Makeover Monday, and this week I am making over …..

DIET COKE!

Yep, we’re going after that nasty can of toxic chemicals once and for all because YOU are WAY TOO SMART to allow the biggest health scam in America to ruin your health, right?!

Remember my motto…

“The most important thing you can do for your family is to be healthy….”

So trust me when I say there ain’t nothin good coming from you sucking down a Diet Coke, or any other diet soda for that matter….. Right? I know you know this to be true, because you are a smart and intuitive person, so why, then, do you (and millions of others) do it?

Is it because you’re addicted?

Perhaps.

It would be hard to drink it on a regular basis and not get addicted, just sayin…

Here’s the facts about Diet Soda addiction:

Diet Coke has caffeine, which we all know is addictive in itself. It also has other chemical sweeteners that have been in the spot light as of late for their neuro toxic and addictive effects on humans. Aspartame, being the most common…

Trust me when I tell you ASPARTAME has NO BUSINESS being inside your body. It is neuro toxic, and has been linked to seizures, migraines, and other neurological conditions. It has also been linked to weight gain…go figure, literally.

Nor does Neotame, which is made by combining Aspartame with 3-dimethylbutyraldehyd, a highly flammable irritant that carries risk statements warning that it’s irritating to skin, eyes, and respiratory system….Nice.

Hmmmm, think maybe that’s why Diet Coke has been said to actually be able to clean your toilet?

There are also many other chemicals in Diet Coke for you to be aware of…and thousands of studies siting the dangers of these chemicals. If you drink Diet Coke, you MUST spend some time reviewing the studies on these chemicals, including the carmel coloring additive, which Diet Coke manufactures have just agreed to change because of the dangers on human health. I bet you a Diet Coke they replace it with something toxic….#donttrustemanounce

OK, I could go on here loading you up with big words and facts about the addictive and harmful effects of Diet Coke on your health, or I can just make a PLEA to you to USE YOUR COMMON SENSE. To love yourself and your family enough to do what is right for your health. You are stronger than that chemical crap, and don’t need it to keep you going. Every time you open a can and suck it down you are poisoning your body and choosing addiction over your health.

Say it with me…

“The best thing you can do for your family is to be healthy!”

Now, for the MAKEOVER part….

WHAT is a healthy alternative to Diet Coke that is satisfying? Well, if you are addicted to Diet Coke, probably nothing will be satisfying in the beginning. If you actually like the taste of diet coke, your tastes buds are off. Way off.  The taste buds of someone who does not consume fake chemicals would find diet coke repulsive and not recognizable as something to be consumed.  So, you are going to have to suck it up (literally) and drink healthier alternatives until your taste buds adjust to more natural flavors. Sorry. As you can see, I don’t “sugar coat” things, not even my words… :)

BUT, if you are READY to MAKEOVER your Diet Coke addiction, here is what I suggest you do:

1. Learn to read labels and to understand the various names of chemical sweetener additives. Basically, if you can’t pronounce it, don’t consume it. Natural cane sugar, stevia, honey, agave, are about the only natural sweeteners I recommend, and these should be consumed in moderation.

2. Don’t consume ANY other sweeteners besides the ones listed above…. I know I will still get questions about splenda and a few others and the answer is no! If it was manufactured in a lab, it’s a no. Unfortunately, many of the artificial sweeteners are marketed as healthy and natural, which is confusing to the consumer, so you have to be your own detective, and learn the truth about chemicals in your diet. If not for you, do it for your kids, so we can break the cycle of destructive eating in this country.

3. Consume these instead: clean filtered water, spring water from a clean source (you can add fresh fruit or cucumbers to the water for flavor), organic herbal or green iced teas with little or no sweetener, and only the sweeteners above (no more than 10g per serving), lemonade (organic and natural), and if you are on the go and need to buy bottled drinks, buy HINT, which tastes delicious and has no sugar, or raw, organic, unsweetened coconut water. I like Natures Harvest the best. But remember, anything other than water should be consumed as a treat, in moderation.  Water should be 80% of your liquid consumption. And, ok, if you really want a cola once in a blue moon, go for the old fashioned kind. The ones made with natural ingredients and no fake chemicals….I, too, love a good ole fashioned root beer every once in a while. :)

Hmmmmm, I didn’t give you a whole lot of choices, did I? So not the American way, sorry.  I didn’t suggest fruit juice, nor did I suggest Crystal Light or any of those other ridiculous fake chemical cocktails in a can. But I do promise you that as you continue to MAKEOVER your diet, your taste buds will shift to not wanting sweet, toxic tastes. So stick with me and I will be making over more products each week to help you along your diet makeover journey, which will eventually lead to making over your muffintop!

Here are some sources for you to learn more about diet soda addiction and aspartame.

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/diet-soda-addictive

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/21/are-diet-sodas-making-you-fat.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/16/new-report-shows-how-you-get-addicted-to-diet-soda.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXWTqlMTgpI&feature=relmfu

Thanks for checking out our Monday Makeover this week.

If you have a product you’d like to see “made-over”, let me know either by email or on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/muffintopmakeover

Making your health over,

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

heather@muffintopmakeover.com

…and the winner of the Muffintop Makeover is…

Hello everyone!

Heather here, with a great big THANK YOU to all who participated in our Muffintop Makeover contest!

You are all AWESOME and I hope you will continue to follow and participate in our Muffintop community because I have so many great things planned for us!

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming in March…

In addition to our healthy living book club,  we will also have a Muffintop Makeover facebook group called “The Girdle”… a different kind of muffintop support… A great way to connect with others who are following the Muffintop Makeover program.

You will also be able to access my “What Kind of Muffin are You” Quiz and  muffintop program which is made up of “lessen” plans which will be up next week for ALL of us to use!

Wednesdays will be dedicated to helping YOU.

“What kind of muffin are you Wednesdays” will focus on the seven ingredients that make up your muffintop. You will learn how sleep, stress, diet, exercise, toxins, hormones, and blood sugar all contribute to that wonderful muffin of yours and tips and advice will be given in these posts to help you along your program.

Makeover Mondays

Beginning in March, Makeover Monday’s will be dedicated to stories shared by our Makeover followers. If you like to write, and feel inspired to share your journey, this is your chance to help others by being one of our Makeover Guest Bloggers!

By reading our Makeover Monday posts, you will be inspired and motivated by others to keep going throughout the week. The Girdle, will also be a valuable daily support tool for you….

Fashion Fridays

I also have a fashion contributor, Albie Edwards, who will be joining us next week! She is a fashion designer and has designed clothing for Levi’s and other big names.  We are so lucky to have her joining the team to keep us looking fun and hip while we work off our muffintops!

She is incredibly inspiring and will be here to satisfy our clothing sweet tooths…and just wait till you see the delicious fashion eye candy she has in store for us! (hint: the cutest muffintop tees you’ve ever seen… to die for!!)

Makeover Monday’s, What Kind of Muffin Are You Wednesday’s, and Fashion Friday’s……from shapewear to tabatas, we’ve got ya covered!! So stay tuned!!

NOW,  lets all give a big congrats to our Muffintop Makeover contest winner Rachael Loverage! We also have a runner up prize of a 30 day Muffintop Makeover going to Pamela Bennett Arnett! Congratulations to you both and I look forward to working along side both of you over the next few months!!

And to the rest of the amazing women who joined the contest, YOU HAD ME AT MUFFINTOP…..I hope to hear from you and see you right here as we continue making over our muffintops!

All good things,

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

<3 Heather

Muffintop Product Pick of the Week!

CarniClear Liquid

It’s Here!!!

My cart is finally here, and I’m so excited to finally be able to bring the Muffintop Makeover program to life!

Meet CarniClear….your new best friend, and mine. This is a super high quality minty tasting metabolic enhancing liquid. Just add it to your bottled water and sip on it for increased fat burning, brain support, and so much more….The maker, Designs for Health, is a top professional only brand. It can’t be found in stores, only through professionals. The quality and effectiveness of this company is among the top in the country.  I have used it for 10 years, among other brands, and they continue to surpass all with their science first philosophy, research, and education.  My muffintop protocols will be using these high quality supplements, because they get results!

SO, you can check out the cart, which is to the right of this post, just click on the Designs for Health button(or click here). It has products that support fat burning, hormones, blood sugar regulation, daily maintenance, stress, sleep, and anything else that affects muffintop. I also have a section called MTshakeology, which has loads of yummy items that go into shakes for maximum nutritional support. I will be uploading lots of shake recipes that will explain how to use the various products for fat burning, etc…

We are almost there! I will be uploading the quiz very soon, so you can learn what kind of muffin you are. :)

I am also available to do email and phone consults to help you to determine the best products for you. Just email me at heather@muffintopmakeover.com

Thanks for being here and for being part of my Muffintop Makeover community. I am so glad to be of help and to know you.

Healthy regards,

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

….and the Muffintop Makeover contest candidates are…..

So Proud of you all!!

 

Phew!!  That was REALLY REALLY hard!

30+ AMAZING women sharing their stories of inspiration and hope….what’s a woman to do?

Well, being the crafty minded muffintista that I am, I decided to choose more than 5 candidates, for starters, and here they are….(come back here after you check them out)

Our Candidates

"I" think U R AMAZING!

Call me crazy, but I had no idea how MOVED I would be by this experience of having to choose….. Seriously, ALL 30 we’re amazing, and I felt awful having to choose!

But there is some good news! Beginning next week, I will have this blog operating as a fully (well almost fully) functioning site. I will have the Muffintop Makeover program available online, for those who are ready to make the change. I’m so excited!

So stop back next week and check out our muffintop makeover program, and  see who the lucky winner of our Muffintop Makeover is! Meanwhile, support these amazing women by casting your vote by clicking on the link above.

All good things,

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

Heather <3

heather@muffintopmakeover.com

Muffintop Sweetie <3

Love Handles

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, eat this salad, and your muffin will thank you!

mixed greens, candied pecans, goats cheese, beets

 Roses are red, gardenias are white, make this for your husband, and he will surely treat you right!

cook the egg in the cutter then cut the bread with it!

Roses are red, muffintops are horrible, check out these figs, aren’t they adorable?!

I heart figs!

Roses are red, violets are bright, it takes two minutes to make this bowl of delight!

lobster, avocado, grapefruit compote, Martha Stewart

 Roses are red, lemonheads are tart, I hope you’ve enjoyed this, from the bottom of my heart <3

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

Thanks for stopping by Muffintop Makeover. Check back next week, my muffintop makeover program will be here! Check out last weeks post below to see how you can win a 90 day muffintop makeover!

 All good things,

Heather <3

 

Win a Muffintop Makeover 90 day weight loss program!!!

Welcome to Muffintop Makeover!

How would you like to be the lucky winner of a 90 Day Muffintop Makeover?!

Yipee!! Cuz we’re giving one away!

Just tell us why you want a Muffintop Makeover and you could receive a full assessment of your metabolism, including potential areas of fat loss resistance, all necessary nutritional supplements from Designs for Health, a high quality line of professional brand supplements, nutrition and fitness guidance for 90 days, and a $100 gift certificate from Yummie Tummie, the coolest shapewear on the planet!

Here’s what  you need to do:

1) subscribe to this blog by entering your email into the subscribe box in the top right corner of this site.

2) Go to our facebook fan page, “like” it, and tell us why you want to get rid of your muffintop…..www.facebook.com/muffintopmakeover

Feel free to post a video!  Creativity goes a long way, but it’s your COMMITMENT that will win you the makeover!!

I will read all of your comments, along with my MM fitness and fashion contributors, and we will announce the top 5 candidates next Friday, February 17th.

Candidates will be chosen based on their desire and readiness for change,  level of commitment, and uniqueness of story….

Once the top five candidates are established, we will then ask our followers to vote for 1 of the 5 candidates. All votes will be tallied the following Friday, and the winner will be announced on Friday, February 24th!

Thanks for joining in, muffin friends, I look forward to hearing your story and hopefully making over your muffintop with you!

Good Luck!!

Heather Morgan, MS, NLC

Nutrition Coach

heather@muffintopmakeover.com