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Energy Boosting Tips That Target Stubborn Midlife Middle

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Hello, Have You Seen My Waist?

There are multitudes of midlife women searching frantically for their waists. Are you one of them??

What is it about reaching midlife that makes our waists go missing? Hormones? Advancing years? Lack of exercise? Krispy Kreme donuts?

Whatever the cause, it’s an issue we care about and talk about – at lunch, at the gym and during Happy Hour with our fav bottle of wine.

Research tells us that as we gain in years, our metabolism starts getting lazy. Think of the co-worker who turns a 15 minute break into an hour.  In addition, we start losing muscle mass and our body fat ratio begins rising like a loaf of homemade bread.

Excess weight now sticks to our middle, instead of the thighs and hips. That little treat you used to enjoy, and easily burn off, now hangs around your middle tattling on you all day long.

Yikes!  Losing muscle, slowing metabolism, and a dessert menu to die for.  What’s a fun loving gal to do?

Help! We Need Some Good News!

What if there was something easy you could do to ensure that your internal fat burning machine was working like Brittney Spears on a Vegas stage?

Hot, sassy and constantly kickin’ it.

Enter the ninja masters of melting midlife middle!

The ever fabulous Mother Nature offers several ways for you to uncover that long forgotten waist and lighten up your life. You can start today taking advantage of some of natures little miracles to help you rev up metabolism, increase your energy (hello rockin’ it at the gym!) and balance that ever important blood sugar.

The Super Star Fat Burner – Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains a boatload of amazing properties that will help you kick fat to the curb. Let’s take a closer look.

  • Apple cider vinegar has organic acids and enzymes that increase your metabolism, enabling your body to burn fat faster. Woo hoo!
  • With loads of potassium and fiber it keeps your blood sugar low — minimizing cravings.
  • It crushes your appetite, helping you to eat less.
  • It contains essential vitamins and minerals, powerful enzymes, potash, pectin, acetic acid, amino acids, alcoholic acids, propionic acid, and many other beneficial acids, all of which help to speed up your metabolism and turn you into a hot, fat burning machine.
  • Drinking apple cider vinegar before meals helps slow the release of glucose into your bloodstream, which, in turn, slows the digestive process, making you feel fuller longer.
  • Apple cider vinegar hydrates and refreshes your body and reduces water retention.
  • It also aids in proper digestion, flushing out toxins and helping to combat annoying midlife belly bloat.

To use this wonder food, swallow 2 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar first thing every morning.

If you can’t quite start your day that way, no worries!  We’ve been working hard in the kitchen crafting delicious recipes for this wonder food!

Here’s a favourite recipe that I enjoy almost daily:

Hot Apple Mama

  • 2 TB Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp local honey
  • Hot water

Mix all ingredients in hot water until the honey is melted. Sip and enjoy.

I love this treat and find myself craving it — you will too!

The Metabolism Booster – Green Tea

Match Tea is a winner for an energy boost!

Time to hop on the Matcha Tea train! This tasty refresher is a big hitter for weight loss.

Thank the compounds in green tea called catechins, flat belly crusaders that blast adipose tissue by triggering the release of fat from fat cells (particularly in the belly), and then speeding up the liver’s capacity for turning that fat into energy.

  • A 1999 study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that green tea extract rich in catechins has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by the tea’s caffeine content.
  • It was found that consuming green tea increased thermogenesis (the body’s rate of burning calories) from 8-10% to 35-43% of daily energy expenditure.
  • Another study demonstrated that exercising immediately after drinking matcha green tea resulted in 25% more fat burning during exercise.
  • Both studies suggest matcha green tea can enhance both resting metabolic rate and fat burning.

Can I get an Amen?!

Fat Burning Super Food – Oolong Tea

The Fat Burning Drink to Melt Midlife Middle!

Oolong tea (wu-long tea or brown tea) is made from the camellia sinensis plant. Oolong tea is a super star weight loss tea that decreases body fat, revs up metabolism and blocks fat building enzymes (why should there even be such a thing??).

It also helps to keep those pesky pounds off once you lost them. Not only that, but the tea helps to build a healthy immune system so you can be your rockstar self!

  • It is full of anti-oxidants that helps to boost up your metabolism by 10% or more for up to 2 hours after drinking oolong.
  • These anti-oxidants help to burn the fat more effectively and quickly (especially tummy and upper arm fat) that helps to lose weight and to have healthy immune system.
  • It naturally contains caffeine, which combined with the EGCGs in the tea will work together to raise the fat oxidation.
  • It helps to regulate the blood sugar levels and lowers your cravings for sugary treats.
  • It’s yummy!
  • It contains polymerized polyphenols which helps to increase the body’s energy expenditure.
  • Polyphenols in the tea blocks the absorption of dietary fat and cholesterol by over 50% when taken 3 times a day.
  • It also helps to prevent obesity even while eating a high-fat diet. It reduces the abdominal fat and LDL cholesterol safely without any side effects.

What’s not to love??

Join Us in Making a Healthy Lifestyle Change!

Let’s make Midlife Matter and Melt Midlife Middle together!

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Psychic Nest

Wednesday 4th of May 2016

Hi Kimberly & Elena,

Thank you for this amazing post! I love apple vinegar and green tea. Well better safe than sorry, so I will try those recipes! I will introduce them to my mom as well!


A Well Styled Life

Friday 22nd of April 2016

I've got a giant bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar in my kitchen. Now I have an idea what to do with it!

Kimberly Montgomery

Friday 22nd of April 2016

Jennifer, I really like the Belly Melter warm. I crave it now! Kimberly XO


Thursday 21st of April 2016

I was drinking acv in the morning and its not that bad with a little honey and lemon. I need to get back on that!

Kimberly Montgomery

Friday 22nd of April 2016

Our grandmother's had the right idea! My stomach is so much happier since I started on this! Kimberly XO

Kimberly Montgomery

Thursday 21st of April 2016

Rosemond, I drink the Belly Melter warm and really love it so much that now I crave it. Something about the tangy/sweet combo has me hooked!


Thursday 21st of April 2016

I didn't know about the tea, but I knew about the vinegar. My grandma took a shot every morning for her digestive issues. I used it for a few months when I was having digestive issues and it helped a lot. I know it sounds gross, but you do get used to it. Be sure to buy the apple cider vinegar with the "mother" still in it - a cloudy substance - Braggs is easy to find. I'm going to pick up all three recommendations today!

Kimberly Montgomery

Friday 22nd of April 2016

Kelly, I've been so pleased with my progress and with how my body is craving the drinks and not craving as much sugar. My blood sugar seems much more stable as well. Keep us posted, we'd love to hear about your experience -- we're all doing this together!

Candace Pilk Karu

Thursday 21st of April 2016

I drink a lot of green tea. Now it looks like I'll be adding your apple cider vinegar concoction. I wouldn't mind seeing my waist again!

Kimberly Montgomery

Thursday 21st of April 2016

Candace, try the Belly Melter warm. I love it and now find myself craving it. Kimberly XO (the recipe is in the FREEBIE download)

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