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03
Sep
2

Excited to start the ITG Diet

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ready-to-dietI’m getting ready to start my ITG Diet next week…and even though I know I’ll be cutting out some of the things I love to eat and drink, I’m so excited to see how well this diet works for me! I was in the restaurant industry for quite some time, and as a manager, we were allowed to eat whatever we wanted, every single day…for free! It sounds like a dream, but in the past 4 years, I have gone from a 32” waist and 175 pounds to the largest size of my life, with a 36” waist and 225 pounds!!

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26
Aug
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My experience with Hot Flashes and the ITG Diet...

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laurel-beatty-itg-diet Several years ago I was on the ITG Diet..  The typical menopausal female..   Hot Flashes during the day, hot and cold sweats at night, irritability, lack of sleep… okay, maybe even a little “bitchy”…    After three weeks of being on the program the hot flashes were basically Gone.. Wow..  That is when Dr. John explained what I was going through..  Fast forward several years…   Now I notice that when I have too many carbs.. i.e… a couple glasses of wine, pizza, pasta or too many sweets.. that night I will have some mild hot flashes…    So in my case what I have learned is that carbs and sugars are directly related to my hot flashes.  For me, this is such a gift to be able to control them..   And yes, I did lose 20 pounds on the program and have maintained my weight.  I do a tune up about twice a year..   As I say, Keep that line in the sand..   if I gain back just a few pounds I get back on Step 1 of the diet..  And it works..   I am happier and healthier..  Even though I’m on the back side of 55, I feel much younger.

Laurel Beatty

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19
Aug
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Weight Loss Controls Hot Flashes

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weight-loss-and-hotflashes     There is, for the most part, a definitive association between less weight, less obesity and lower incidences of hot flashes.  Hot flashes go by the official name of Thermoregulatory Flushing and are associated with feeling very hot, profuse sweating and flushing of the skin, which is part of the body’s natural heat regulating mechanism.  The problem is that this natural heat regulation during menopausal hot flashes is somewhat out of control.   

Studies show that women with higher body mass index, meaning they are overweight or obese have worse hot flashes.  Research shows that weight loss provides an immediate effect by reducing hot flashes.  It’s also been shown that women who lose weight are twice as likely to have a reduction in hot flashes.  In one study, women were 1/3 more likely to have less symptoms for every eleven pounds lost.  A ketonic body diet is designed to help you lose those pounds, safely and very quickly.

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08
Aug
0

Who needs to detox? I Do!

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detox-for-diet       My son was home for 21 days before moving to his first duty station in England.  Needless to say I wanted to make all his favorite dishes before he left.  This was not a good 21 days for my diet but I wouldn’t trade them for anything!  The 5-7 pounds I gained was well worth the good times we had while I gained them….but now that he is gone and getting situated at his new home I need to get back to taking care of me, and that starts with Detox!

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23
Jul
1

Is it too soon to think about Halloween?

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   Old Tina costume                                             New Tina costume

Not if you want a Hot Halloween costume it’s not!

I’ve always had to have costumes that were big to hide my fat.  This year is going to be different!  This year I want to find a hot, tighter fitting costume. LOL! I have been searching online for the perfect costume to order but I just can’t decide.  Any ideas?   I still have 16 pounds to lose to reach my final goal weight of 123.  I can’t believe I am really almost to my ideal body weight, what an amazing feeling it is and I’m not even there yet but I can see the light at the end of this weight loss tunnel.  Join me on this 3 month journey to lose my last 16 pounds which is an average of 1.6 pounds per week.  This is going to be a tough goal for me to reach…I’m going to have to really work at it!  Wish me luck!

 

Already lost a total of 41lbs in 22 weeks!

Tina Sly

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15
Jul
0

HERE THEY COME TO SAVE THE DAY...SUPER SUPPLEMENTS!

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Super Supplements From ITG     Hi Everyone!  It’s Maria again here to do a follow up on our SUPER Supplements! If you have not tried these products yet…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Thermo Tonic and Crave Support are just amazing! To be fair, I’m not very objective about these products because I was one of the people in our office that beta-tested them before we actually added the two supplements to our line. So I can tell you from personal experience that I LOVE THEM!!!!  

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03
Jul
1

Great Ways to Stay Motivated and on Track During Summertime!

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Happy-4th      When you’re packing your gear for the beach, starting up your grill or doing something else fun this summer, you might feel a lack of motivation in sticking to your diet/healthy lifestyle. The good news is summertime is the best season for fresh vegetables and opportunities to exercise outdoors.

These five ideas will help you stick to your healthy lifestyle change and goals:

Enjoy Fresh, Fun Outdoor Meals

Summer is a great time to have a picnic. You can put blankets in your backyard for an al fresco meal. For a picnic in the park, you can pack a wide variety of crunchy vegetables, chilled soups, a big salad, and a protein/cold cut lettuce wrap. 

And while you're at it, why not prepare a refreshing ITG beverage to enjoy with your meal? While on Step One, serve our Wild Berry Drink Mix or Strawberry Banana Shake. After your meal, play an outdoors game with your family or friends; it's a great way to squeeze in some exercise after a meal, get in touch with nature, and socialize.

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24
Jun
0

GOALS!

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What Are Your Goals?     Last night I saw an old friend that I haven’t seen in a while.  She had heard through mutual friends about my weight loss success, but this is the first time she saw my transformation with her own eyes.  She asked the first question everyone asks, “How did you do it?”  I proceeded to tell her about the program.  She was very interested because, of course, she is on a “program” of her own, to lose weight fast (what woman isn’t?).   And she wanted to see how ITG compared to her “program.”  I get this all of the time, at first I get excited to help someone else feel the way I feel about myself and my success, then they start talking about why they couldn’t succeed on the ITG Diet.  Excuses.  First of all, most people use the cost as a crutch why they couldn’t succeed.  And the other top excuse I get is, I couldn’t stop drinking. 

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21
May
0

Second Hand Health!

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I arrived at my mother’s house about 1:30 to start prep work for our Mother’s Day healthy dinner.  Darel, my step-father jumped up to help.  He was slicing cucumbers for us to have for snacks while we played Chicken Foot, my new favorite domino game.  While we were playing he mentioned that he was experiencing a problem with his vision, it was kind of blurred.  I was very concerned and immediately started drilling him with questions.  Do you need to check your blood sugar?  Blood pressure?  Blurred vision is not something to mess around with, especially with a type 2 diabetic with heart stents.  He checked his blood pressure and it was extremely low 88/45.  He takes high blood pressure medication daily.  We put a call in to his Cardiologist to let him know what was going on and for him to advise us on any further action.  When the doctor called back and spoke to Dad he immediately started asking questions, just like I had.  This is when he told the doctor that he has changed his diet recently.  He quit eating fruit, started eating more veggie and healthy dinners.  The doctor told him this could be the culprit of this low blood pressure.  He advised him to only take one half of his high blood pressure medication the following day and follow up with his primary doctor.

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09
May
2

Shout out to my Mom for Mother's Day!

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mothers day Last week I experienced some great news.  My mother wanted to start ITG Diet!  She has seen 30 pounds fall off of me by just changing my eating habits, and she was ready to give it a try.  After the initial excitement wore off I began to realize I would be her Wellness Coach.  My excitement feeling changed to a bitter sweet feeling when I realized her success depends on me coaching or teaching her the program and her following my instructions (listening to me).  I have no problem coaching strangers and giving them some “tough love”, but my Mom? I know that weight loss will improve her health and will make her feel better.  So I just have to bite the bullet and Coach her as a dieter, not my Mom. (yeah, right)

Some of her first weeks comments about being on ITG Diet and my reply in red. 

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06
May
0

The student became the inspiration…

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fell-off-diet-wagon I recently fell off the wagon because of various social engagements so I wasn’t following Step 3 like I should have been. I realized that I had put on 12lbs! I saw my fellow wellness coach Tina Sly losing weight steadily every week and looking fabulous. I thought to myself what I am doing? “Besides the fact that summer is right around the corner and I want to still look good in my pink and white striped bathing suit.  I need an ITG Diet Tune Up before this gets out of control. So that’s exactly what I did 3 weeks ago.  I started back on Step One so I could reel it in and cut the carbs and start losing these extra LBS!”

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23
Apr
0

When you fall off a horse, you have to get back in the saddle.

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Get Back On The Horse!     I had big plans for my "vacation" eating schedule, see I planned to go off ITG Diet while I was in San Antonio for my sons Graduation from Basic Military Training United States Air Force.  The excuse I gave was that he had been deprived off all of his favorite foods for the past 8 1/2 weeks (just like me) and I wanted to make sure I got him all his favorites while I was in town, and  I decided I would join him.  I came up with this plan months ago, that's what helped me make it through the last 6 weeks on ITG Diet.  I went off of program for 2 weeks, I was only in San Antonio for 5 days but I planned in some time off program while at home.  Plus who can start a diet on a Wednesday, I needed a weekend off of program at home with my friends.  You know what that meant time for some Wine & Spirits.  Oh how I enjoyed eating drinking and being merry!  Until my belly started to hurt because I ate too much, and a hangover comes with fewer drinks than it did before.  My body has changed but my mind had no problem going back to BDT, before diet Tina.  This is what I went off program for? This is what I say I miss?  I'm sluggish, no energy or motivation what so ever.  I think its official...I fell off the horse.

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16
Apr
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I didn't reach my first goal but I got very close!

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tina-before-and-after-picture    My goal weight was 150 lbs for my son’s graduation from Basic Military Training, United States Air Force,  April 4, 2014, an 8 1/2 week program that I think every young American should attend but that's another story.  My starting weight was 180.8 on January 6, 2014.  That’s a goal of 30.8 pounds in 13 weeks.  I didn't reach my goal but I did get very close.   My weight April 3, 2014 was 152.4 pounds, total loss 28.4 pounds, 2.4 pounds off from my first goal weight.  Did I fail?  Not at all, I proved to myself and you, that ITG Diet works and I can succeed at it.  And if I can succeed on this diet, anyone can succeed on it, including you.  Go ahead give it a try.

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21
Mar
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This is what 11 weeks on ITG Diet looks like!

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December 13, 2013                March 21, 2014
I wasn’t going to post any photos until my goal date picture of me and Travis at his Graduation April 4th.  But I couldn’t resist when I stumbled onto this photo that was taken December 12, 2013 for a FB post announcing my employment with ITG Diet.  The other picture was taken this morning March 21, 2014. 

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18
Mar
0

10 Pounds In 28 Days? (Update)

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over-the-diet-humpThis week’s loss 2 pounds…. I know as a wellness coach that the average woman loses 2-3 pounds a week on ITG Diet, a 2 pound loss is a good week.  But, (everyone’s got one) the dieter in me still seems to get a bit discouraged with the same 2 pound weekly loss.  My Wellness Coach, Maria, could tell I wasn’t as pleased with my weekly 2 pound loss, that’s when she suggested we update my measurements. 

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07
Mar
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10 Pounds in 28 Days – Can I do it?

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weight-loss-goal I received my first letter from my son at Basic Military Training, he said he is going to try his best to make Honor Graduate to make me proud of him.  I replied to him (by mail) that I was going to try to reach my goal weight prior to graduation to make him proud of me.  If this doesn’t motivate me to lose this last 10 pounds nothing will.  Graduation is April 4, exactly 4 weeks from today.  I have lost a total of 20.8 pounds since January 6 which is 9 weeks on ITG Diet.  These great results didn’t include any exercising.  Time to step it up and add exercise into the mix of this diet. 

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28
Feb
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Doctors are also ITG Dieters!

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esta-konberg-MDI have tried every kind of food and diet plan. I have had to watch my weight my entire life. I have always meticulously watched what I eat and have done many things such as Weight Watchers, HCG, etc. This last year I even tried going Vegan and gained 15 pounds, then tried juicing and gained 10 more pounds. It seemed whatever I did my weight kept going up. I did HCG but gained it back…been on weight watchers…with extremely slow weight loss. I became Vegan trying to be healthier (Forks over Knives theory) and it did the exact opposite for me. I gained 15 pounds and my blood sugar and cholesterol went up. I had become borderline diabetic.

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25
Feb
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2014 Promises to be a Healthy One for My Patients

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dr-john-decosmo 2014 promises to be a healthy one for my patients.  I feel positive about the future because we keep moving toward factual medicine and we’re discarding many of the misunderstandings that persist in mainstream America today. 

While just about everyone knows that being overweight can lead to health problems there seems to be a disconnect on how best to get control of our weight in a healthy way.  This is where our weight loss program  comes into play.  You’ll often here ITG refer to the science behind the plan.  This science  is lacking in many other plans.  It turns out that just about every diet can make you lose weight, yet the questions become, “What weight did you lose?  Just fat?  Fat and muscle?”  Is it science based or is it a ploy to get you to buy their products?

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21
Feb
0

Staying on Track in Step 3!

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staying-on-track  Hi it’s me again, Maria one of the wellness coaches here at ITG Diet. I am just doing a follow up to my earlier testimonial blog about my journey with the ITG Diet Plan. I have been successful on step 3 maintenance with proper eating and exercise. One thing I notice is that it is always a thinking game…the maintenance part of a healthy lifestyle. If you’re really going to eat right and be conscious of everything you put in your mouth then you got to always think. Is this good for me? Does it have enough protein?  How much sugar is in it?

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18
Feb
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This is my story and I'm sticking to it!

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Laurel-Beatty   My husband, Mike, wrote a blog recently that explained how we entered the weight loss business and referred to my personal experience with the program.  Surprisingly, Mike’s account of how we got into this market is accurate.  It’s a bit personal for me so I was sensitive to what he was saying.  Yet, he’s right… I did lose weight fast, I did notice remarkable improvements in my menopausal symptoms and I was amazed with the results I experienced when I started the ketonic body program to lose weight based on science instead of emotion.

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