Love Your Body, Love Your Life

Ladies, please join us for an amazing presentation by local Life and Wellness Coach Anne Wondra on Wednesday December 14th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Kindred Spirit Center (2312 N Grandview Blvd – Suite 101 Waukesha, WI 53188)


Love Your Body, Love Your Life

Ahhh…women and our bodies, and our weight, and our beauty, and our taboos about

loving our physical selves. And whether or not we perceive ourselves as attractive,

beautiful, amazing,…

and …how about you?


Your BODY is AMAZING. It is the vehicle you EXPERIENCE this LIFE with!

Taste, smell, touch, feel, move, love….

How you take care of THIS body, how you treat it, respect it, and LOVE it,

matters. And we women often have mixed feelings about our bodies…about our

weight, our beauty and attractiveness, our permission to love and nurture and enjoy

our body.

That will be our conversation, because when women gather, we help each other. My

love-your-life tools in this class will be five simple rules to help you love your body

(and your life) more, and also help your body serve you longer and better.

You will also help each other personalize and customize an individual love-yourbody

success plan.

My wish and desire is that you LOVE YOUR LIFE and ENJOY all of WHO you

are; your soul came into this world to BE you… SHINE your Light!

Presenter: Anne Wondra

Soul and Wellness Coach, Community Educator | 262-544-4310

Kindred Spirit Center
2312 N Grandview Blvd – Suite 101 Waukesha, WI 53188

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)


TLS Weight Loss Solutions Class on Wednesday

TLS Weight Loss Solution Classes

Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm @Mrs. Sippy’s at 12862 W Bluemound Rd. Elm Grove.


Transitions Lifestyle System® is a complete weight management system that encompasses low-glycemic eating, maintaining optimal body composition (muscle vs. fat) and behavior modification (creating healthy life-long habits).

TLS Weight Loss Solution Classes offer support for everyone, whether you are new to the program, are well on your way to your goal weight, or if you have reached your goals with TLS and want to continue to maintain.

TLS Classes offer information and training on how to prepare low-glycemic impact meals based on a 40:30:30 ratio of daily calories obtained from carbohydrates, proteins, and favorable fats, respectively. By achieving this balance, the body is able to maintain a hormonal balance promoting stable blood sugar levels, increased energy and weight loss.

Unlike traditional diets, which restrict the intake of many types of food, the TLS System allows you to eat your favorite foods as long as they are prepared with the 40:30:30 ratio.

Classes are held each Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Mrs. Sippy’s at 12862 W Bluemound Rd. Elm Grove, WI. There is no cost to attend. Participants may choose to purchase the supplements to enhance their weight loss, but it is not required to participate.

Come learn from Debbie Pias, RN how you can make simple changes to your diet to manage diabetes, lose weight, and live a healthier lifestyle.

Please RSVP to Debbie at 262-662-9774. Bring along someone you care about and join us next Wednesday.

TLS Weight Loss Orientation Sept 14th

You’re invited to a TLS Weight Loss Solutions Orientation. Held on Wednesday September 14th from noon to 1:00pm and also at 6:00-7:00pm.

Held at Mrs Sippy’s 12862 W Bluemound Rd Elm Grove, WI 53122.

What is the secret to low glycemic eating? Is this something that my whole family can use? Are you sick of counting points and calories?

Come learn from Debbie Pias, RN how you can make simple changes to your diet to manage diabetes, lose weight, and live a healthier lifestyle.

Please RSVP to Debbie at 262-662-9774.

Come See us – Open House Saturday August 20th

Health Support Services will be sponsoring an event at Mrs Sippys  (12862 W Bluemound Rd Elm Grove) this Saturday August 20th from 1-6pm. 

Please come join us for free food, door prizes, product demonstrations, etc.

Health Support Services is giving away a free month of weight loss coaching and a free MochaTonix.

Mrs Sippys front page

Mrs Sippys Back page

Debbie Pias RN WOCN C.Ped.

Health Support Services, LLC

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

Understanding Whey and Casein Protein

Protein has several different functions as related to muscles which include building, growth and repair. Increase in muscle mass assists in fat burning, weight loss and diabetes control.

Whey protein is the byproduct of cheese production and is the highest quality type protein available.  Whey also aids in the increased level of concentration, and attention as well as promotes a healthy immune system.  The proper consumption of whey can reduce blood sugar levels, lower food cravings, increase energy and help with weight loss which is a key component in the management of diabetes. 

Casein protein assists in muscle maintenance.  Muscle breakdown occurs on a regular basis which results in decreased strength and increased fat storage, weight gain and struggles with diabetes.  Casein protein is slowly released as amino acids into the blood stream for up to seven hours, until completely digested and assists in the decrease of muscle breakdown and soreness following exercise. 

Using protein supplements following exercise can assist with the replacement of protein loss and better management of muscle growth and repair. 

Food consumption of protein generally focuses on lean meat, poultry or fish and as related to diabetes and weight loss can be instrumental in the management of carbohydrate breakdown and fat storage.

Debbie Pias RN WOCN C.Ped.

Health Support Services, LLC

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

lean chicken on a stick

Lean Chicken on a Stick


Leptin’s Relationship to Weight Loss & Diabetes

Leptin is a protein produced by cells.  When leptin levels are within a normal range the brain sends signals to the body to stop eating and prevents storage of extra calories as fat. 

Overweight people tend to have higher than normal levels of leptin known as leptin resistance causing the brain to become desensitized and preventing the body to stop eating beyond levels of feeling full, which may lead to obesity and diabetes.  These increased leptin levels can also make the brain believe it is in a constant state of starvation.  This process results in food cravings and weight gain and fat storage.

So consuming lower carbohydrate foods such as fruits and vegetables instead of high carbohydrate foods such as white potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and flour based sauces, soups and gravy’s we can reduce an overabundance of sugar that becomes stored as fat. 

As weight reduction occurs energy levels tend to increase and fatigue lessens and the next important step to weight loss can more easily be achieved, which is exercise.  

Exercise will help in the reduction of sugar levels and fat storage.  Explore different options for exercise by starting out slow and increasing at your own pace.  Parking in the farthest part of the lot when shopping to add a quick 10 minute walk to your day.  When watching your favorite TV show, take the time between programming to do a set of pushups or sit ups.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator.   

Research in Leptin is still in its infancy.  I recommend asking your doctor about testing your leptin levels and what possible supplements and therapies are available in your battle with obesity and diabetes.


Debbie Pias RN WOCN C.Ped.

Health Support Services, LLC

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

Things Diabetics Should Know about Neuropathy

Of the 17 million Americans with Diabetes it has been estimated that 25% will develop foot problems related to the disease.  Diabetic foot conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation.  Neuropathy impairs the feelings in the foot. Those suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters or pressure sores that they may not be aware of due to lack of feeling.  If these minor injuries are left untreated complications may result and lead to ulceration and possibly even amputation.

Do’s and Don’ts for Healthy Diabetic Feet

Do’s: Inspect both feet daily looking for cuts, scratches, blisters, cracks in the skin and redness, remembering to check between the toes.

Do’s: Wash and dry your feet daily and avoid using towel in rubbing motion between toes.

Do’s: Avoid extreme temperatures both hot and cold.

Do’s: Test bath water with elbow or thermometer for appropriate temperature.

Do’s: Inspect the inside of your shoes daily for foreign objects and/or rough areas.

Do’s: Use moisturizing cream daily following bathing to prevent dryness of feet.

Do’s: Have shoes measured and fitted properly by a certified foot care specialist.

Do’s: See your physician regularly and have your feet examined at each visit.

Don’ts: No smoking.

Don’ts: Avoid soaking feet in hot water.

Don’ts: Never walk on hot surfaces barefoot like sandy beaches and cement around pools.

Don’ts: Avoid using chemical agents or razor blades for removal of corns and/or calluses.

Don’ts: Moisturizing creams and lotions should not be used between toes.

Don’ts: Throng style sandals should not be worn to prevent injury between toes.