February 20, 2005


Good day to all of you!

I hope our newsletter finds you and your family well.

Spring is nearly here which means Summer will be just around the corner. Here are a few tips I compiled to help you get on or stay on course to look good when hitting the beach or walking in the park for that matter.

As I have stressed before, eat a real breakfast. Work up to a whole-grain cereal like oatmeal with low-fat milk. Breakfast boosts metabolism so you burn more calories all day. When eating out, get half to go. Ask for a doggie bag when you order a meal. Pack up half the temptation before it grabs hold of you. Pick up a pen instead of a fork. Keep a journal or diary to help ease stress that leads to emotional eating. When under stress, walk or run. Take a break with walking, swimming, bicycling. Physical activity counteracts the effects of stress and quashes the urge to overeat. Pick the perfect plate. Use a salad plate; it holds about 40% less than a dinner plate.

Hopefully at least some of the tips will help you reach your desired goals. However... I can not stress enough the importance of water. Drinking copious amounts of water flushes fats out of you system as well as increasing you metabolism. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.

Thank you for your patronage.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
President
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Steviva Brands, Inc.


Think Before Acting
by: Brian Tracy

Develop a New Habit
In a fast past constantly changing world, an important habit that you can develop is the habit of thinking before acting. Often, when we are pressured from all sides with decisions that have to be made, we leap to conclusions and make decisions without carefully considering all the possible ramifications of those decisions. Instead, develop the habit of buying time between the pressure to make a decision, and the actual decision itself.

There is a rule that says, “If the decision does not have to be made now, it has to not be made now.”

Allow Information to Settle
Your mind is incredibly powerful, and never more so than when you give it time to reflect upon a decision before you make the decision in the first place. Make it a habit of asking for a day, or a weekend, or even a week or a month, before you make a final decision. Put it off as long as possible. The very act of allowing the various pieces of information to settle in your brain will enable you to make a much better decision later on than you might have made if you decided too quickly.

Delay Decisions
It is amazing how many people say, “If I had just thought about that for a little while, I would have made a completely different decision.” This is almost always the case. Make it a habit to delay and defer decisions as long as you possibly can. They will invariably be better decisions when you finally come around to making them.

Action Exercises
Think on paper! Sit down and plan out every detail of your decision. Leave nothing to chance. Never trust to luck.

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5 Good Pieces Of Advice

“There are lots of ways to be physically active and it all counts.”

1. "Always remember that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. Newton was right all along - inertia is tough to overcome for any object, most especially a human body. You get into a groove to exercise, both physically and psychologically, and the momentum can be so strong and so effective."

2. "After you exercise, take a few minutes and close your eyes, and really think about how good your body feels, how clear your mind is of stress and confusion. You may not like the time when you're exercising, although hopefully you will learn to enjoy it, but that after-exercise buzz always feels great."

3. "Don't overlook the physical activity you get in your everyday active life, like doing housework, gardening, walking the dog, or playing with the kids. There are lots of ways to be physically active and it all counts, so you may be exercising more than you give yourself credit for."

4. "Think of it this way: There are 168 hours in every week. If you exercise for just four of those you'll feel really good and accomplished the other 164. It's really just a small investment, isn't it?"

5. "There is no inherently bad food on the planet - it's often a question of how much you're eating. I don't like the word 'diet,' which is often about denial and the elimination of food. Instead, sit down with a registered dietician and get your eating patterns analyzed. Just as you should start an exercise routine and gradually increase the intensity, so you should gradually introduce a healthier pattern of eating."

Keep yourself hydrated! Don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.


Labels Limit Us

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

-- Lao Tzu

How do you label yourself? How do you label others?

Be aware that any label is limiting. Labels stick us in a box where there’s no room to move. Today, experience how it feels to let go of the labels to rest in ‘I am.’ Feel the freedom, the spaciousness, the infinite potential of simply being.

"As long as I am this or that, I am not all things."

-- Meister Eckhart

"Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you."

-- Og Mandino


All Natural Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding
(makes 8 servings)
Skill Level: Easy

Ingredients:
1 quart soy, rice or almond milk
2 scoops of Vanilla flavored protein powder (you can use any flavor you like for variety)
a dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder or a 1/4 of Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1/2 tablespoon of guar gum powder
1/2 tablespoon of xanthan gum powder

Directions:
Pour a quart of soy, rice or almond milk into a blender.
Add two scoops of vanilla protein powder. Add Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and blend.
While blender is running, add 1/2 tablespoon of guar gum powder and 1/2 tablespoon of xanthan gum powder, both of which are thickeners.
Let stand in the refrigerator for 15 minutes and serve.

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