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25″ Align Leggings // Scuba 1/2 Zip Hoodie // Bag // Sports Bra

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’d know I loooove my celery juice. I get asked a lot why I drink it every morning and what are the benefits. It has an array of health benefits from gut to bones and full of vitamins K, silicone and calcium. It been even known to strengthen bones. I’m at the point where I crave it every morning if you can believe that!

Today I’m wearing a new hoodie from lululemon, leggings and wrap. The latter is a perfect California warming layer. The latter sold out at press time, but I’m hoping for a restock! In the meantime, you can shop the following:

25″ Align Leggings // Scuba 1/2 Zip Hoodie // Bag

RECIPE:

1 bunch of organic celery (wash and cut off the end)

2 cups water (give or take here, sometimes I add more)

Add both the celery stalks and water into a Vitamix and blend. drain in a strainer, add ice and drink immediately.

Tip: drink immediately or store in a mason jar in the refrigerator. It tastes better consumed right away. To save time in the morning, chop and wash the celery stalks the night before. For my readers who want to go one step further, drink chlorophyll water! Who wants to join in and try it? be sure to let me know you did!

Thank you lululemon for sponsoring this post!

Dear Friends, 

Today is the day!! Modere has very few sales, and this is one of them!

I feel like Oprah when I say, TODAY IS THEIR BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

LIQUID GOLD IS NOW 30% off.

Don’t forget to go the SHOP BLACK FRIDAY SALES tab


 You already know if you follow me on my blog and stories, that I’m a huge fan of liquid collagen. I have had knee discomfort relief within 2 weeks of using it and awesome healthy full hair within 6 weeks.  Although results may vary and it is important to take your vitamins for optimum absorption, I’m seen very positive results in 3 months. The hair fullness has afforded me more gray hairs and more need for coloring my hair. Who knew more hair fullness means more work? I’ll take it. 

It dawned on my one day as I was applying expensive serum, that we are so concerned with applying collagen, HA, and vitamins to our faces that we forget we need to ingest hyaluronic acid and liquid collagen. Within 2 weeks of taking the liquid collagen, my knee discomfort had subsided. That’s saying a lot for a 37 year old mother of 5 children!
 
As promised, I told you all I’d let you know when the collagen sale would go live. Well guess what, they’re having a sale! The sale is good from November 16, to November 28, while supplies last!
 
Today is a perfect time to take advantage of 30% off Liquid Biocell collagen, 5 pack of body butter and cell proof lip complex. I swear by the laundry detergent, they’re debuting a new flavor blackberry trim, my kids love the body butter and I use their eye makeup remover. Honestly, so many favorites.
If you’re new to the site, I’m available for you to shoot me any questions, simply reply to this email, or here: shalice@shalicenoel.com
Can I use your code?
Yes! Use code 3697593, for $10 off for first time customers 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER
 
How do you take it? 
I take 1 tablespoon in the morning and I tablespoon at night of liquid biocell life. 
I take 1 tablespoon of lemon trim in the AM. 
 
Give it at least 3 months of consistency.

What I’ve noticed so far taking the biocell LIFE collagen: 
 
 
My knees feel better
Nails crazy growing 
Hair is fuller, thicker and healthier 
Skin clearing 
Skin is more youthful 
Smoother and tighter skin even on belly 
 

What I’ve noticed with trim but results will vary:

 
Bloating is gone in days 
I’m not craving gummy bears
Not always hungry 
Fluff is gone 
Body composition is leaning out
And while we’re talking about sales, Beauty Counter is having 15% off site wide! I love their lipstick the most, in “B. fearless”
See the Black Friday deals below, good from November 16, to November 28, while supplies last!
 
Shop my cart HERE 
 
Use code 3697593, for $10 off for first time customers. 
 
Want free products? Share your code! For every friend you refer with your own code, the company gives you free product credits toward your monthly order. Pretty cool right?

All I want for Christmas is liquid COLLAGEN! ?


You already know if you follow me on my blog and stories, that I’m a huge fan of liquid collagen. I have had knee joint pain gone within 2 weeks of using it and awesome hair growth within 6 weeks.  Although, the latter has afforded me more gray hairs and more need for coloring my hair. Who knew more hair growth means more work? I’ll take it. 

Guess what?! Modere is having their pre-sale today, and only open to existing customers


If you’re an existing customer, today is a great time to take advantage of the 30% off Liquid biocell collagen, 5 pack of body butter and many others. I swear by the laundry detergent, they’re debuting a new flavor blackberry, my kids love the body butter and I use their eye makeup remover that’s SO gentle! Honestly, so many favorites. Below are some FAQ:


Can I use your code?


Yes! Use code 3697593, for $10 off for first time customers 


How do you take it? 

I take 1 tablespoon in the morning and I tablespoon at night of liquid biocell life. I take 1 tablespoon of trim in the AM. 

What I’ve noticed so far taking the biocell LIFE collagen: 


Hair growth, less inflammation, pain decreased, no more knee joint discomfort. Nails are crazy growing, hair is thicker and healthier skin. In addition, my skin is looking more youthful, smoother and tighter even on my belly. 


What I’ve noticed with trim:

Bloating is gone in days, cravings gone, not always hungry, fluff is gone, and body composition is leaning out.

See the Black Friday deals below, good from November 16, to November 28, while supplies last!

I’m available for you to shoot me any questions, simply reply to this email, or here: Shalice@shalicenoel.com

Q and A – collagen

by Shalice Noel

Most of you know I’ve been taking liquid collagen. I have been taking vital protein collagen peptides since I was pregnant with Levi, but I recently ran out and decided to try something new. I had a couple followers ask me if I’ve tried liquid collagen since it has a 90% absorption rate versus 30% for a powder. I put it off for months and said not now, until a follower said, my husband co-founded this, can I send you some. WOW. Within 4 weeks, I had less knee joint pain, more hair growth, and my skin looks great. I sent some of my dad’s birthday, and he called me saying wow this has helped his knee joint pain SO much and that he wants a link to share it with his brother in MN! Please forward any additional questions. I love hearing from you!

Here are a sample of the questions I’ve been asked lately.

Can I just take the LIFE and not TRIM?

Yes! Some girls have 2 bottles of LIFE on smart ship, 2 tablespoons of LIFE a day equals 2 bottles a month. Take the LIFE, and you can experience all the benefits of liquid collagen!

When will I start seeing the benefits?

They say to give it 3 months, I saw less joint discomfort within 2 weeks of taking it, and hair growth (hello baby hairs!) at 6 weeks.

Which flavors do I buy?

I tried the chocolate in trim, but I didn’t like the flavor. However, worth noting, the chocolate is gluten free. I like the trim in lemon or mango, its tangy and yummy.

What’s the discount code?

 3697593 for $10 off or select “smart ship” for a discount!

Can I get a link?

HERE is a sample of my cart.

Give me the 411 on Trim . . .

Trim features an innovative first in the world combination of two leading technologies for a body transformation experience CLA to accelerate fat reduction and collagen HA matrix technology to improve muscle tone and restore youthful skin. CLA has been shown to decrease body fat. CLA not only supports fat metabolism, it actually helps block fat transport from the bloodstream into fat cells. Multi-patented award-winning Collagen HA matrix technology replenishes collagen and HA (hyaluronic acid) levels in a highly absorbable form restoring youthful looking skin and supporting joint and muscle fitness. What are you waiting for?

How does Burn work, what’s in it, and when do you take it?

I take one capsule in the AM with breakfast. It has caffeine so it gives me energy (for that afternoon slump) but no jitters.

Burn is a scientifically formulated thermogenic that increases your metabolism with a powerful blend of plant-derived, fat-burning ingredients.*

A potent coastal seaweed extract, fucoxanthin has been shown to promote fat oxidation. Burn contains three times more than leading brands.*

Berberine from the Indian barberry plant and essential chromium complete the trio of key ingredients. Both help to support healthy blood glucose levels within the normal range, to ultimately reduce unwanted cravings.*

Finally, olive fruit extract adds nutritional support while coffee bean and green tea supply natural caffeine. The result? Burn is so effective, we’ve included it in both the M3 weight management system and our Lean Body Sculpting System.*

Why is LIFE liquid collagen different? Give me the science behind it

It’s award-winning multi-patented and Collagen HA (hyaluronic acid) matrix technology is clinically shown to improve joint mobility reduce discomfort and promote healthy cartilage and connective tissue. It gets better . . . Liquid Biocell reduces wrinkles from the inside out and even goes an important step further — it helps reduce the enzyme that can make your skin age. How cool is that?

How do you take it?

1 tablespoon of LIFE and TRIM in the AM and 1 tablespoon of LIFE in the PM.

How do I get free liquid collagen? LOL Is that possible?

Funny you ask, YES! Use your referral code, add it to your Christmas card even, and tell your friends and family to use that code when they purchase. They get $10 off and you get product credits FOR FREE LIQUID GOLD.

Have additional questions?

Email me, shalice@shalicenoel.com. Thanks for reading!

Things change but I wanted to give you an update of what I eat regularly. I tend to go in cycles. Just ask Reid, as he rolls his eyes. Ha! Sometimes I omit the toast and go for a fab4 smoothie. Lunch is basically a soup and salad and dinner is chicken and rice. As a general rule, I try and stay away from refined sugars and bread simply because I don’t feel great when I eat them. I also believe “everything in moderation,” so an occasional sweet treat is totally game! Additionally I try to drink 8 glasses of water.

Getting personal

I hesitated sharing this story here, but here it is! I hope it can serve as an encouragement to a reader who may have suffered similarly.

I had an eating disorder in college. I felt pressure to be “perfect.” Perfect grades, perfect body. While I was only an average student, I felt pressured to control what I ate. I deprived myself and deep down wasn’t happy. While I’m grateful this disorder didn’t last long for me, I learned a lot about myself and what real health looks like. It isn’t the seemingly happy skinny 4.0 GPA sophomore but accepting oneself as you are, as God intended you to be. I did a lot of research at the library (before laptops were everywhere!) and studied how our body works with food and how it can affect how you look and feel. From there, I started a healthy relationship with food and I discovered how much I enjoyed researching food and diet. I never shied away from a healthy food just because it didn’t taste good. If it was good for me, I’d learn to like it. I’m here to report that deprivation doesn’t work. When I feed my body healthy food, am active, giving myself grace in my imperfection and being grateful for the body God has given me, I FEEL MY BEST.

“Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God’s strength in you.”
― Joni Eareckson Tada (the kids and I studied more about Joni’s journey with quadraplegia and I encourage you too!)

A note about fats which is contrary to what you’ve believed or been told. And the opposite of the food pyramid.

Healthy fats (i.e. avocado oil, almond butter, organic peanut butter, avocados)

1. These fats keep you fuller, for a longer period of time. Studies have found that healthy unsaturated fats (like monounsaturated or polyunsaturated omega-3 or omega-6 fats) have a positive effect on satiety and help to regulate your appetite by controlling the release of appetite hormones. More on this discussion HERE.

With that in mind, I try and sneak good fats into my diet. Like breakfast! Many of you AREN’T getting the amount of fat you need in your diet. I know I wasn’t, and it left me craving more SWEETS and SNACKS.

Breakfast

16oz or more of celery juice. Here is the recipe for the celery juice. Our juicer broke, so I’ve been using my Vitamix. I let the celery juice settle for 30min to 1 hr.

coffee – almond milk latte –

Ezekial bread toasted with almond butter or coconut oil or gr8nola with almond milk

OR

Fab4 smoothie


#FAB4Smoothie: Protein (20g minimum) + Fiber (10g minimum) + 1 Tbsp. Fat + Handful Greens + 1/4 Cup Fruit + Superfoods + Liquid

1 TB almond butter// 1 frozen banana // 1 cup frozen pineapple // 2 cups frozen organic spinach // 1 TB chia seeds // unsweetened almond milk // 2 meyer lemons (add at the end) //

Directions: blend till smooth in a vitamix or blender. I add the lemons at the end and drink immediately.

I explain more in this post about how I am changing the way our family eats.

Lunch

Protein salad – whatever veggies I have on hand blended with butter lettuce, sunflower seeds, feta cheese, olives. Coupled with 2 almond flour blueberry muffins, or a (no corn) veggie burger.

Also, for lunch, I usually have bean chips and a smashed avocado. Depending on how busy I am!

Dinner

Sample dinner: Stir Fried Veggies, bok choy soup (always use this chicken broth)

I had coffee ice cream as dessert yesterday and I had the worst stomach ache. The night before that, Reid made me a glass of celery juice after dinner and I slept amazing, no stomach aches. I think it’s important to listen to your body, see what agrees with it and go from there. I eat healthy because I want to feel good. After so many years of trial and error, I’ve figured out what foods make me feel horrible. It’s not worth it to me to not feel great after enjoying 10min of consuming sugar.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Hippocrates

Dessert

Here’s a recipe for Vegan Coconut ice cream I’m trying today. It has two cans of full-fat coconut milk in it. We ate it right out of the container last night. AMAZING. Making it again today.

  • 2 14-ounce cans coconut cream* or full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar (sub up to half with agave nectar or maple syrup)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 vanilla bean pod (split and scraped // or 1/4 – 1/2 tsp vanilla powder per 1 pod)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • The day or night before, place your ice cream churning bowl in the freezer to properly chill (see notes if you don’t have an ice cream maker).
  • The following day, add coconut milk, organic cane sugar (sub up to half with natural sweetener), sea salt, scraped vanilla bean and vanilla extract to a high-speed blender and blend on high until completely creamy and smooth for 1-2 minutes to fully dissolve the sugar. Add more cane sugar or agave if it needs more sweetness, or more vanilla if it needs more vanilla flavor.
  • Add mixture directly to chilled ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions – about 45 minutes. It should look like soft serve.
  • Once churned, transfer the ice cream to a large freezer-safe container (such as a loaf pan) and use a spoon to smooth the top.
  • Cover securely and freeze for at least 4-6 hours or until firm. Set out for 5-10 minutes before serving to soften – a hot ice cream scoop also eases scooping.
  • Will keep in the freezer for up to 10 days, though best when fresh.

Thank you for reading and coming to my blog!

For more food items that we buy, see what our family buys from Amazon HERE

One thing is for sure, during this time of uncertainty, CBD has been helping me cope with stress and anxiety. I’ve been using Equilibria CBD since January and thought I needed it with 5 kids, a business etc. After this virus, I feel like I need it just as much if not more so. If you agree, read on, and if I don’t answer your question below, feel free to comment below or email me, shalice@shalicenoel.com. More information is on THIS BLOGPOST, so don’t miss it as I explain more of the science behind the CBD.

It’s a new site and I’m lost. What do you order?

I order the “Balance Box.” I get it monthly, can cancel at any time. Use code shalicenoel for 15% off!

If I take too much, will I get sleepy?

You will be matched with a dosage specialist who will help you determine what is your exact. I really enjoyed the phone call with my dosage specialist.

When did you start noticing benefits?

Right away! Some people are different so they say it can take up to 3 months to feel the full benefits. You should take it every day for optimum results.

I can’t do both, oils or gels?

Gels! They’re slow release and give me awesome sleep.

Do you take both, the drops and the gels?

Yes! I take a gel at breakfast, 1 full dropper at lunch, and 1 gel with dinner. The gels are slow release and the dropper is fast acting. You need both for great results.

What has been the biggest change since you’ve taken it?

Two things! Really good sleep and I don’t have the pit in my stomach anxiety I get occasionally.

What time do you take the gel, and how long does it last?

The soft gels absorb more slowly since they need to pass through the digestive system. But that means they also last longer in your system: between 5-12 hours.

Any more questions? Comment below!

Use code shalicenoel for 15% off!

Confession: my jeans are tight. I’ve been living in joggers and pj’s till 12 noon. Or later. However, I have started, by day 25 of quarantine, to get dressed, make my bed, and get some blog posts on here! I’m not a dietician, or doctor, but I have included some of my personal tips for avoiding gaining weight during this time at home.

DRINK LOTS OF H20

We need to train ourselves to drink water. We go through our days drinking coffee, smoothies, more coffee, and then we wonder why we have an afternoon headache. We are dehydrated! Here’s a tip: Drink 3 glasses of water before 12 noon. This helps a lot. You should drink a total of 8 glasses a day, and if that feels like too much, lemon water helps. Also, when I get a hankering for a peanut butter cup (more on this later) I make a (calorie-free) lemonade.

Calorie Free Lemonade

8 oz filtered water

1 lemon, squeezed

1 full dropper of stevia

5 cubes of ice

Mix all ingredients and enjoy!

Add Fab4 smoothie to your breakfast routine

I feel more fueled and focused when I have my Fab4 smoothie, originally published HERE.

#FAB4Smoothie: Protein (20g minimum) + Fiber (10g minimum) + 1 Tbsp. Fat + Handful Greens + 1/4 Cup Fruit + Superfoods + Liquid

2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen powder // 1 TB almond butter// 1 frozen banana // 1 cup frozen pineapple // 2 cups frozen organic spinach // 1 TB chia seeds // unsweetened almond milk // 2 meyer lemons (add at the end) //

Directions: blend till smooth in a vitamix or blender. I add the lemons at the end and drink immediately.

I explain more in this post about how I am changing the way our family eats.

Add a pilates ring to your routine

I place it in between my thighs while I sit for a thigh workout. Try doing it 100x!

Drink ACV

Add 2 tablespoons to water and ice and drink before a meal. Reid and I have one after dinner. Whenever it makes sense, just add this to your regimen.

American Eagle

MANGO

Nordstrom

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but Nordstrom is having a HUGE sale. I rounded up some favorites including my shoes on sale!

SkinCeuticals take 15% off!

As always, my shop page is open 24/7, ask any questions and let me know how you are staying fit and healthy during these times. What are your plans this weekend? Reid and I will take the kids to our friends’ pool to swim. Don’t worry, we will still be practicing social distancing. And thanks to the high temps, we will try our hand at margaritas! Will let you know how they go!

Why I Take Collagen

by Shalice Noel

Sandals // Skirt wearing a 4 // Square Neck top worn in xs // Faux Shearling Coat


Why I Take Collagen


If you follow along on Instagram, you see me adding collagen to my morning coffee every day. Because of this, collagen is something I get asked about a lot in my DMs, so I thought I’d put together a post on why I take collagen and what it’s benefits can be as a reference for when I get asked. I hope this answers any questions you have!

First things first, it’s important to understand that collagen powder and protein does not equate to collagen in your skin, or on your face. What it does do is line the gut and help to support your gut health. Almost every skin issue and inflammatory issue humans have is linked to our gut health. Crazy, right? So, a healthy gut equals less inflammation. And, it just so happens that inflammation is the number one factor when it comes to aging. Therefore, a healthy gut = healthy skin.

In addition, healthy skin is more hydrated and strong, and can even result in fewer instances of rosacea and acne breakouts. Then, of course, consistent hydration and less inflammation mean fewer wrinkles. 

For me personally, I’ve seen a dramatic change in my hair and nails since adding collagen to my daily routine. I’ve always struggled with thin hair, so taking 2 scoops a day for over a year has given me fuller, thicker hair. Even my makeup artist noticed and asked what I’m doing different! My nails have also gotten stronger, which is a relief after a couple years of weak, breaking nails.

So, this is what motivated me to start taking collagen. Like I said, it doesn’t directly put more collagen in your skin, but it can play a huge role in how your skin ages, along with other benefits like stronger/thicker nails and hair.

Have you used collagen before? Tell me about your experience with it – I’m kind of passionate about it at this point!

Forward me any questions. Click HERE for my smoothie recipe using two scoops of collagen powder!

Cloudscape jacket in sz 8 in sunset orange // Align pants in polar shift emboss sz 6// Run times bra // Boyfriend tee in sz 4// Water bottle (this really keeps beverages cold and hot!)

  1. Drink water! Add lemon, ice or vitamin c packets if water bores you. The benefits to drinking water for your health are many! It lubricates your joints, flushes body waste, helps maintain blood pressure, and boosts skin health and beauty to name a few. Try THIS HOT/COLD THERMOS to keep your drinks yummy!
  2. Add veggies to your diet. We like kale chips! Turn off your favorite show and get active. You can average 8 calories burned a minute of doing sets of mountain climbers. Go!
  3. Eat fewer snacks and healthier ones. Throw out the pop and potato chips and swap them for the following: almonds, kale chips, hummus and pita chips, and kind bars (5 grams of sugar). I promise you you will feel better after doing these things!
  4. Try a facial spray to calm skin with natural botanicals and hydration throughout the day.

Now, it’s your turn, what are some of your tips?

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