All posts by Lynette Henk

Can Telecommuting, Working From Home Or Working For Yourself Reduce Stress And Improve The Quality Of Your Life?

Years ago I searched out telecommuting jobs so I could work from home when my kids were little.  Sometimes the jobs paid less, sometimes I had to work 24/7.  Telecommuting and working from home is not always as easy as it seems working for an employer.  At the time I was not familiar with network marketing or working for myself and honestly thought my only option was to work for an employer at a reduced pay.  Once I factored in three kids in daycare it just did not make sense.  As the kids became school age, I realized I did not want to miss out on their growing up, the sporting and school events and helping out in the classroom.  There is a value to being home for the kids that I feel you just can’t replace.

Unfortunately many of us are in the situation where we have to earn an income.  So what to do?  I am so thankful I was introduced to a home based network marketing opportunity that let me work on my schedule and at my pace.  In the beginning I started part-time but honestly once the checks start rolling in you get motivated for more.

I love that I work with a company where everyone on my team has lynettemm101the potential to earn a serious income.  In fact the compensation plan is the best I have seen.  The fact that the product we offer is not available anywhere else, is in high demand and truly helps people is what has me grounded and focused.  What better option than one where you get paid to make a difference.

I am so excited about the new wealth bonus added to our comp. plan that will go into effect soon.  This is truly the time to learn about this amazing opportunity.  Call me at (877) 208-8172, email me at lynette@liveforchocolate.com or visit me at LiveForChocolate.com.

Neutralize free radicals By Eating Antioxidants Found In Healthy Dark Xocai Chocolate Says Dr. Gordon Pedersen PHD ND

Dr. Gordon Pedersen, PHD  explains that all antioxidants work to neutralize the free radicals by providing a partner resulting in a harmless pair.  ” Antioxidants are ruling the nutritional world, the cancer world because they are fantastic at removing free radicals.”

All fruits and vegetables and natural products are antioxidants and provde thousands of partners for the free radicals to pair with. … This means that combinations of antioxidants prolong their effect by recharging each other during the recombination process.

Thankfully we can eat the antioxidants we need to stay healthy by photo 1eating Xocai healthy chocolate.  Unlike traditional chocolate, Xocai chocolate is a cold pressed chocolate that is not heated or dutched like the candy chocolate you find in stores.

Eating healthy chocolate at least three times a day is key.   Healthy Chocolate is available at GoColdPressed.com.  You can also call (877) 208-8172 or email lynette@liveforchocolate.com.   Looking for healthy chocolate coaches to share this miracle health food with the world.  Ask me for details.

Will You Live Longer If You Eat Dark Chocolate? Good Question!

 

Since I live in Southwest Florida I would love to think I would live longer simply because of all the beautiful weather we have here.  No canned sunlight here.  But honestly what determines if you will live longer?  One thing that comes into play is diet.  As we get older, most of us are more careful about what we eat.  This is usually because our physicians have noted that we have high blood pressure, high cholesterol,  diabetes, heart disease or a host of other chronic conditions.

Is there something else we can do that can help us to live a longer and healthier life?  What if I told you that something as simple as eating three pieces of dark chocolate a day could help?  What would you think of that?  I know when I heard about this I thought no way could eating chocolate help.  But then I found out it was cold pressed chocolate made from the raw cacao.  Cold pressed chocolate is not heated or dutched like candy.  It has no waxes or fillers or processed sugars,

According to the Natural News article,  Latest research on Cacao shows extraordinary benefits on blood pressure, cholesterol and more  “The effectiveness of cacao for many of its traditional uses can be attributed to its nutrient density. It is a “whole” food with many vital phytonutrients, including essential vitamins and minerals, as well as trace minerals, good fats, fiber, and fuel for the body. The polyphenols, flavonoids, and xanthenes further explain cacao’s health benefits, as well as the interest of researchers.”

So clearly choosing to incorporate cold pressed chocolate which is as close as the raw cacao as possible without trying to chew the cacao nibs matters.  I love that something as simple as eating chocolate three times a day can make a difference.  Check it out and see how amazing you feel.

fmmarketxocaiI am Lynette Henk, Xocai chocolate consultant.  I can be reached at (877) 208-8172, email me at lynette@liveforchocolate.com or visit our website at GoColdPressed.com.

Natural News, Latest research on Cacao shows extraordinary benefits on blood pressure, cholesterol and more  http://www.naturalnews.com/041916_cacao_scientific_research_health_benefits.html##ixzz3UlRYGqUg

Carnival Glory Virginia Tech Engineering College Student Man Overboard On Way To Half Moon Cay Bahamas Cruise Date 3/7/15 3/14/15

In the middle of the night on our first night of our Spring Break 2015  7 day Carnival Glory Eastern Carribbean cruise voyage, we started hearing announcements piped in on the loudspeaker to our balcony cabin.  It was during the wee hours of Sunday March 8th, 2015 when these messages would begin calling for certain people to dial 7777.   I was not completely awake so I don’t recall all the names but I believe they asked for two separate names on two different messages and then the last one was asking for parties from a cabin number.   We would later find out from the captain of the ship that a young man went overboard on the way to our stop at Half Moon Cay, the private island for Carnival Cruise Lines in the Bahamas very early in the morning on Sunday, March 8th.

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We received notification from the captain that they had verified a man did go overboard via a balcony cabin on deck 6.  We would later find out once we were off the ship on March 14th, 2015  that his name was Cameron Smook, a senior at Virginia Tech with a  mining and minerals engineering major.  The Carnival Glory returned approximately 200 nautical miles to the area where they determined the man went overboard.  Our ship then began circling in a search and rescue mission pattern for many hours.   Eventually the Coast Guard would release us to return to our itinerary.  We would miss the first stop at Half Moon Cay and have a two hour delay arrival time to St. Thomas on Tuesday.

Over the years I have been on many cruises, but this is the first cruise I can remember being on that I could not wait to get off the ship.  The captain tried to keep us notified of the situation but we would not learn the whole story until we returned to the port in Miami on March 14th, 2015.  We understand that Cameron’s parents were not with him on the cruise and that Carnival had to notify them that he went overboard.  As a mom of three boys I can only imagine the horror of hearing what happened.  In the back of my mind I believed his going overboard must have been accidental because the storm we were going through was quite substantial.  It was stronger than what I would normally expect traveling in October during hurricane season.  We do know that the FBI did board the ship as there was an onboard message from our captain.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said in a statement, “Today, as our thoughts and prayers with the family and friends of Cameron Smook, the stark tragic fact is that readily available life-saving technology could have spared him.”  I was shocked to find out that the Glory ship I had entrusted with my family’s care and safety did not have the capability to know as it happens that someone went overboard.  This explains why we had to travel back so far to start searching for Cameron.

On a selfish note, we booked our cruise to visit Half Moon Cay so we xocaislimwere very disappointed that we were unable to go there.  It also was quite a boring day on Sunday as the entire ship was pretty much just sitting around with nothing to do.  There were no activities planned and much later in the afternoon  the cruise line scrambled to attempt to find something for everyone to do.  We did not make it to a port until Tuesday in St. Thomas.  It seemed we did not have enough food either as one day we would have salmon offered, another day salmon cakes and two days in a row we would have very similar main dishes offered from one day to the next and certainly not what you would expect on a normal Carnival Cruise.  I always have a Xocai high antioxidant protein shake for breakfast and bring it with me on the cruise.  I like to make my shakes with a banana and some peanut butter.  Normally that is not an issue on any cruise however on this cruse it became difficult to find a banana or even peanut butter during the last two days of the cruise and I ended up searching the ship so I could have my breakfast.  Obviously they planned for us to eat at Half Moon Key in port and perhaps they were supposed to bring more food on the ship at that time.

Either way, it is going to be a long time before I spend that much money on a cruise for my family while there are ongoing safety concerns.  At this point we are just thankful to be off the ship safely and home.  Our prayers are with the family of Cameron Smook and his girlfriend.

I am Lynette Henk, Xocai healthy chocolate co. Consultant who just happened to be on the Carnival Glory during the man overboard incident on the morning hours of March 8th, 2015.  I can be reached at (877) 208-8172, at lynette@liveforchocolate.com or at LiveForChocolate.com.

 

Senator:  Va. Tech student who fell from cruise ship didn’t have to die– The Washington Post Article, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/03/12/senator-va-tech-student-who-fell-from-cruise-ship-didnt-have-to-die/

How To Stay True To Your Diet Or Weight Loss Plan During Your Spring Break Vacation

Spring Break vacation will be here shortly.  For some colleges, spring break is actually going on this week.  Many grade school, middle school and high school students will be enjoying a well deserved vacation.  It is a great time to enjoy the family and spend some quality time together.  In addition to travel tips, you may struggle with staying on a healthy diet.  If you are like me and dieting, what in the world do you do so you don’t blow your diet out of the water.

There are actually some simple things that you can do to limit the damage a Spring Break or Easter break vacation can cause.

 

1)  Drink water.  Replace water with other beverages.  Limit alcohol consumption and fancy coffee drinks.  Pay attention to the calories in what you drink.

2)  Bring healthy treats and snacks on your trip so you have low calorie healthy options for you and your family.  Not only is it smart, it can save you some cash as well if you have snacks in the car or the hotel.

3)  Get your exercise in.  Okay, so you are enjoying life and eating a little more than normal.  Increasing your exercise, even walking can help burn those extra calories.

4)  Eat healthy dark chocolate 20-30 minutes to curb cravings. dis11-210x300 Healthy chocolate is not the candy you find in stores, but is a high antioxidant superfood filled with antioxidants and flavonoids which help reduce inflammation.  By enjoying a piece of this healthy chocolate with a glass of water, you will curb cravings naturally and not even realize it.  Power squares are just 33 calories each and perfect for snacks for the kiddos as well.  Order at GoColdPressed.com.

5) Limit unhealthy treats to a minimum and make smart choices. Instead of a triple scoop ice cream cone with a waffle cone, opt for a single scoop in a bowl.  You still enjoy, you just enjoy in moderation.

6)  Focus on making memories instead of on food and enjoy your time with the people that matter and mean the world to you!

lynette877Enjoy your vacation.  You work hard all year and if you gain a few pounds, you can quickly lose the extra weight when you return to reality.  I for one have been on the healthy chocolate diet and I have lost 16 pounds in just 4 weeks.  I will be employing these tips especially the healthy chocolate before a meal.  I am also doing a protein shake every morning for breakfast.  My go to shake:  The Xocai wellness protein shake.  Not only does it keep me focused on my diet goals, it also gives me energy and less pain.  Definitely a plus for traveling.

I am Lynette Henk, Xocai healthy chocolate consultant and mom of three boys.  Contact me with questions at (877) 208-8172, email lynette@liveforchocolate.com or visit MyChocolateVitamins.com.

Periodontal Gum Disease Recovery And Dark Chocolate? Dentist Dr. Stephen J. Smith Of Salt Lake City Shares Dental Study Results.

Periodontal disease can be serious.  According to Web MD, “Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end — if not properly treated — with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.”  

People used to think that bacteria in the mouth could not affect the rest of the body.  Recent studies show that is not the case.  In fact, other systemic problems including an increase in heart disease or stroke can be affected.  Women with advanced gum disease can even have pre-term labor.  Keeping your mouth and gums healthy!

Periodontal study of patients who ate Xocai healthy chocolate experienced improved periodontal disease symptoms.  Not only can high

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antioxidant cold pressed Xocai chocolate be good for your health, it is also good for your dental health.  Order the same Xocai Healthy Chocolate that was used in this dental study here.  You can visit us direct at MyChocolateVitamins.com, email lynette@liveforchocolate.com or call (877) 208-8172.  We would be happy to help you find the best product for you.  Many of our customers appreciate the variety pack which includes the Xocai power squares, omega squares, Nuggets and Xobiotic so they can sample all the favorites.

Ask about our Buy 2, Get 1 Free wholesale deal. cropped-Chocopieces1.jpg Those who order monthly are rewarded.  Every third month for the first year you can receive a free product!  Now that’s a deal!

 

 

 

 

Webmd.com, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/gingivitis-periodontal-disease

I Lost 16 Pounds in 4 Weeks Eating Chocolate And So Can You! Easiest Weight Loss Plan On The Planet!

jeanettelynettebrandedWhen someone told me I could lose weight eating chocolate, I honestly thought they were crazy.  I mean honestly chocolate?  Chocolate has to be my absolute favorite food on the planet.  And don’t even get me started about women craving chocolate during that time of the month.  For over 20 years I avoided chocolate even though I loved it.  I was told it was high in calories and bad for me.  What they failed to tell me is that cold pressed chocolate, chocolate not cooked like candy is actually REALLY good for you.  So good that raw cacao is the highest antioxidant product on the planet.  So trust me when I found out that there was a healthy chocolate company making a cold pressed chocolate that keeps in all the antioxidants of flavonoids from the raw cacao, you know I was all over that bandwagon.

I just completed week 4 of my healthy chocolate xocaislimchallenge and I am now down 16 pounds!  This past week I lost 4.1 pounds eating chocolate.  Can it get any better than this?

So how did I do this?  Here is what I did.  I have been replacing two meals a day with the Xocai protein meal shake.  My favorite recipe always includes some form of frozen banana because that makes my shake taste like ice cream and I love that.  I also have a 600 calorie meal, up to two healthy snacks and Xocai chocolate nuggets or Xobiotic chocolates for cravings.  I am drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day and walking at least 20 minutes–not all at once.

I have health problems like many of you and I found out that this shake is actually helping me have more energy, less pain and I am sleeping better.  Not bad considering I am losing weight too.  In fact I am enjoying a piece of yummy dark chocolate right now.  Hardly feels like a diet at all.

Are you ready to join me yet?

chocolatediet11You know you want to get healthy and lose the weight, might as well do it eating chocolate.  Before you think I have lost my mind, check this out.  This Xocai cacao based diet was featured on the cover of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine, the Bariatrician along with the study that verifies the average weight loss of over 31 pounds and losing 5 inches around the waist.  If they can do it, and I can do it, you most certainly can do it as well.

Contact me today to order the Associate pack which gives you a buy 2 get 1 free deal or order direct at ChocolateDreamDiet.com.  You get the best price going wholesale.  And guess what, when your friends find out you are losing weight eating chocolate, they are going to want to do this too.  So earn some money getting paid to share the healthy chocolate and lose the weight.

Call me with questions and to get the information on our weekly Monday motivational weight loss calls at (877) 208-8172, email me at lynette@liveforchocolate.com or visit us direct at ChocolateDreamDiet.com.  Every diet has a dark side, ours is CHOCOLATE!

Jeanette Brooks Healthy Chocolate Company Owner Shares Her Story Of Diet Success, Insulin Sensitivity Improvement and Diabetes

Here is a message from Jeanette Brooks, Owner and Founder of The Healthy Chocolate Company, Xocai chocolate.  

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Jeanette Brooks is the owner of Xocai, The Healthy Chocolate Company and she is a product of the product.  At the top left is Jeanette after her 125 weight loss and teh picture below is her before.  According to Jeanette, she consumes the Xocai High Antioxidant Protein Meal Shake once or even twice a day. “Since adding this to my everyday diet, I have been able to lose 125 pounds and maintain my weight loss!”

The Xocai Healthy Chocolate Company Dark Chocolate Protein Shake has 21 grams of protein and a total ORAC6 score of over 104,000 and 1,700 flavonoids per serving. This is the first and only high-antioxidant shake geared to enhance weight loss efforts, supports weight loss by suppressing appetite, reduces cravings, boosts metabolism, supports mood and provides a powerful source of antioxidants.

Recent research has revealed that eating an antioxidant-rich diet can help trigger weight loss, such as the recent study done in the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine where 50 participants consumed our Xocai Protein Shake. The results were amazing and I want you to experience this life altering product to help you not only look and feel better, but to live longer!

 

Why should you drink Xocai’s Protein Shake? Not only does our Protein Shake taste great, but it contains the finest ingredients to help you lose weight and maintain your overall health.

Losing as little as 10 pounds can help you reduce jeanettelynettebrandedyour blood pressure and reduce the strain on your heart? The American Heart Association has shown that“maintaining a healthy weight provides many health benefits. If you are overweight, losing as little as five to ten pounds may help lower your blood pressure.”

Weight loss and blood pressure are just two of the many health benefits when consuming a high-quality dark chocolate. Italian researchers discovered that dark chocolate significantly improves markers of insulin sensitivity. It can also decrease fasting insulin and glucose levels, as well as insulin and glucose responses to the glucose tolerance test”
-Living with Diabetes? Enjoy Dark Chocolate, Dr. Julian Whitacker.

I want you to be successful in your weight loss journey and help boost your overall health. I am living proof that our Xocai products can help you achieve your weight loss goal and maintain a long healthy life! Xocai isn’t just a chocolate, it is a lifestyle change that will continue to make you feel better, look younger and live longer!

Health Tip of the week:

Eating a 50,000 Total ORAC diet every day is easy. You can do it by following the suggestions for our high-antioxidant foods and especially by incorporating the X Protein Meal Shake into your daily diet. It’s super high in antioxidants and is proven to help lose pounds, boost energy and make you feel great.

I am Lynette Henk and I am currently losing weight on the Xocai chocolate diet protein shake.  Join me and let’s lose this weight once and for all just like Jeanette.  I have lost nearly 12 pounds in the last 3 weeks.  We CAN do this!

You can reach Lynette Henk at (877) 208-8172, at my email address lynette@liveforchocolate.com or at my website MyChocolateVitamins.com.  Ask me about the buy 2, get 1 free wholesale special.  You also receive FREE SHIPPING!  (no coupon or discount code is required)  Get started with the protein shake and nuggets or power squares for cravings.  To replace one meal a day, you will need 2 bags of shake for a month.  To replace two meals a day, you will need 4 bags of shake.   I would be happy to email you yummy healthy chocolate shake recipes including creamy peanut butter banana, my favorite.

 

Secret Weight Loss Diet Ingredient Success Results For Week 3 Down Nearly 12 Pounds

I just completed my 3rd week of my 12 week weight loss challenge and I am happy to share I am now down 11.8 pounds.  On my Monday morning weigh in, I was able to confirm my weekly weight loss was 4.8 pounds.  I am pretty happy that I have finally found a diet plan that I can live with.  It is hard to believe that I am losing weight eating chocolate but that is exactly what I am doing.  I am replacing two meals a day with the Xocai healthy chocolate protein shake, and enjoying a normal 600 calorie dinner.  I can also have up to two snacks a day and I drink lots of water.  My goal is to exercise by walking 10,000 dietsteps a day but really any exercise of 20 minutes a day will do.  I also have healthy chocolate nuggets for cravings which is fantastic.

How many diets have you been on where you eat CHOCOLATE for cravings?

Now is your time.  Lose the weight and do it the healthy way.  This shake and chocolate are diabetic friendly and gluten free.  Each shake has 56,000 ORACfn which is the amount of antioxidants like what you find in your fruits and vegetables.  It also has 21 grams of protein.

You can do this.  Join me and let’s lose the weight.  Watch the video above to hear more about the secret weight loss ingredient you don’t want to be without.  Order direct at ChocolateDreamDiet.com for FREE SHIPPING on your entire order.  No coupon code is needed.

kennedyFeel free to email me at lynette@liveforchocolate.com.  I can send you the information on our weekly weight loss calls.  These are calls held morning and evening every monday after your weigh in to keep us all focused and on task.  I find it is a great resource.  You will also hear from others regarding their struggles or success with the Xocai Healthy Chocolate Company weight loss diet.

There are even people on this call that were in the original Fab 50 weight loss study that was featured on the cover of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine-The Bariatrician.  I would be happy to send you a copy of this as well, just message me.  You can do this!  Order your X-protein meal shakes & Chocolate Nuggets today.

 

Natural Ways To Reduce And Relieve Arthritis Pain In Hand and Arm

If you have difficulty with the pain of arthritis in your hand or arm like I have had, then you know how debilitating and discouraging it can be.  The pain of arthritis can be overwhelming and is not limited to the elderly.  Anyone at any age can experience the pain of arthritis.  Reducing inflammation is key to reducing arthritis.  Ashley Koff, RD Nutrition and Dietetics had this to say about inflammation and antioxidants, “Anything that reduces oxidation reduces inflammation, and anything that reduces inflammation reduces oxidation. That’s partly why antioxidants are so important.”

One great way to increase the antioxidants you

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eat is to eat cold pressed dark chocolate.  Xocai healthy chocolate is the only company that makes cold pressed chocolate.  The key is not to heat the cocoa like traditional chocolate by dutching it at high temperatures.  Xocai the Healthy Chocolate Company uses a patented cold press technology to make sure you get all the antioxidants and the flavonoids in their dark chocolate.

Check out the video above with Michael Stern of Fort Myers, Florida as he shares how he was pain free from suffering from arthritis for nine years after eating Xocai Chocolate for six weeks.  Here his story in the video above and see the results he experienced eating just three pieces of Xocai chocolate a day.  The key is to eat it in the morning, middle of the day and evening to make sure you are constantly giving your body antioxidants as they only stay in your system 4-6 hours.

Order your Xocai healthy chocolate here to get free shipping on your entire order.  Any questions, email lynette@liveforchocolate.com or visit our site at LiveForChocolate.com.

Sharecare, Ashley Koff RD http://www.sharecare.com/health/antioxidants/how-antioxidants-reduce-inflammation