OK, you got your ABC Uthing Scores.

Maybe the scores aren’t that good and you decided to do something about it. Maybe you finally decided not to put up with ill-health. Maybe you decided to jump from D to C or from C to B. Great!  Now you have two options: take the easy way (join our program), or DIY. If you are into DIY, read the rest of the page. It will help you survive DIY project. Otherwise click through to Uthing ProPortions

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Do it yourself

DIY considerations

Do it yourself is exciting, but it can be challenging. DIY takes some serious skills. To succeed you need to define a clear goal, decide what and how much to change, write down a plan that works, and remember to fit everything in a day.

The above can be daunting, that’s why less than 3% of Americans dare to even have their goals written down.[i] But without writing down the goals the chances for success slide down by 50%.[ii] No wonder that as many as 92% of people drop their goals within fifteen days.[iii]

Do you know what the most common reasons for dropping out are?[iv]

  1. I don’t have time” is less of a valid reason, and more of an indicator of poor time management. Everyone’s day has 24 hours. If others succeeded, you can too.
  2. I don’t know how” may be a serious dilemma if you don’t have sufficient information to take on the project. If you don’t think you have what it takes, DIY may not be for you.
  3. I am afraid to fail” yet, the biggest failure is not to try at all
  4. I am not sure if the plan is working” doubts the progress. It’s true, lack of experience can stall the progress. Look for mentors before giving up too early.
  5. I am losing motivation” may stem form lack of support from the family and friends as well as unfortunate presence of naysayers. Always surround your self with people who support your goal.

Six DIY Steps that will ensure your success 

If you insist on DIY and want to avoid DIY traps and surprises, study the six points below. These can minimize nasty surprises and increase your chances for success.

1 – Clarify what you want and why

First, what would you like to accomplish while getting healthier: lose weight, reverse T2 diabetes, improve cholesterol numbers, lower blood pressure, or get a flattest of the flat stomachs? The more annoying the problem, the bigger the chances for you being serious about it, so choose your most bothersome spot.

Second, clarify why do you want to do that? To fit into your old pants, to show off at a reunion, to impress your doctor, to get rid of medical bills, to climb Mount Everest, or to have fun with your kids? The more emotional the cause the stronger the chances for you to follow through, so aim at something that is the dearest to your heart, something that would make a huge difference to your life.


2 – Don’t just wish, set a realistic goal

Wanting to lose weight is a wish. Wish is something you want, but not necessarily work towards, like I wish for winning a lottery or I wish for aliens being real.

Wish isn’t the same as a goal. Goal is specific, measurable, and timed. For example, you want to lose 60 lb. Ok, but by when? By tomorrow? In 3 months? In 5 years? Anything is possible. For example, you may be scheduled for a 60-pound weight loss surgery this week, go on a strict diet and lose 20 pounds a month, or just cut add a carrot a day and lose 1 pound every 30 days.  

People who don’t turn their dreams into reality simply fail to convert their wishes to realistic workable goals. Don’t be that! Make your dreams worthwhile and your goals rock!


3 – Work out a plan you can stick to

You heard the word “commitment” before. But committing is the easy part. The more difficult part is to work out a schedule you can adhere to. There’s no point to say you are going to exercise three times a week if you have three jobs, or say you are going to be on a strict diet if your calendar is filled with weddings and parties.

Work out a schedule you can adhere to. It’s better to stick to a small change that is meaningful, rather than have grandiose plans, only to chuck them to the curb three days later. If you made plans before, but you “could not commit”, instead of beating yourself up, make up a plan that fits better in your life circumstances.

69 Pleasures cookbookTo start make upgrades to those 5 health ingredients. If your score is less than a B, for sure at least one of those ingredients is missing. If it turns out your plan calls for better nutrition and focuses on avoidance of junk food, you are in luck. 69 Pleasures is a zero-junk cookbook that does not require kitchen upgrades, exotic ingredients, or a chef’s credentials. 69 Pleasures recipes are extremely simple, use common ingredients, yet end up tasting as if made by a world-famous cook. Give it a try


4 – Focus on the plan

Life is full of distractions. Don’t expect those to go away after you make a “new-you” plan. Kids will continue crying, boss will continue yelling, dishes won’t clean themselves, neither coffee shops will stop selling tempting sweets.

Focus. Regardless of your life circumstances, make your goal a priority. Put a reminder wallpaper on your phone, so you can look at it 20 times a day. Download a habit-forming app or stick a note on the fridge. Repeat an affirmation in your head every hour, or simply tell a friend to keep you on track.

Armed with the reminders, you will be less likely to get distracted by the daily noise and your chances of success will go up exponentially. If your goal is workable, your plan is sound, there is no reason for distractions to ruin it.


5 – Check your progress

Your goal may be far away and you should check periodically if you are on track. For example, you may want to lose 60 lb in three months, but you haven’t lost anything in three weeks. Should you not reassess your plan to see why things aren’t working?

Check your progress in timed intervals. Regular checks are the key to eliminating nasty disappointments at the end. If something is not working, don’t just give up. Instead, look for reasons. Is your goal overly optimistic, does the plan need adjustment, or maybe you need to focus more? Whatever the reason, find it, and fix it. Running away is the last thing you want to do. Succeeding at goals is not a rocket science. It is a skill, just like walking, or skating. Keep working on it and before you know it success is your second nature.


6 – Reassess at the end

If you set your goal for 60 days, great! 60 days is a perfect time to recheck your ABC as well. If your program has been well designed, you should see improvement in many aspects of your health. Go to the Uthing Score page and redo all your tests. Compare them to the scores you got before you started your health journey.

Are you there yet? Are you your ideal self, or you have to go further? If yes, set another goal, make another plan, focus, and go for another round. Keep on going till your dream becomes a reality.

Your DIY worksheet

Do you need a worksheet to help you achieve your goals? If yes, read the intro and press “NEXT” button. 

Welcome to Uthing Symptomatics.

You will be asked to answer 49 questions (multiple choice); This will take you 5-10 min.

The results will be emailed to you after completion.

Name Email
Do you have: anxieties/obsessions/cravings/or addictions?
Do you have: fatigue/burnout/lack of stamina/weakness?
Do you suffer from irritability/moodiness/weepiness/PMS?
Do you suffer from: lack of motivation/lack of concentration?
Do you: have problem sleeping, nap during the day or have daytime sleepiness?
Do you use non-drug methods to deal with your hormonal/nervous system problems e.g. calming teas, hormone boosting supplements, energy drinks, sleeping pills, etc?
Have you received a diagnosis of diabetes/depression/hypothyroid/Parkinson's/MS/or other major disease?
Do you have poor stamina/easy fatigue/exhaustion/difficulty exercising?
Do you have palpitations/fluttering heart/fast heart rate?
Have you been told hat you have high cholesterol or thick blood?
Are you suffering from low blood pressure/dizziness/spaciness/buzzing in ears/ or lightheadedness on getting up?
Do you suffer from cold extremities/paleness/sensitivity to cold/sensitivity to heat?
Do you use non-drug methods to deal with your heart problems e.g. blood pressure teas, artery supporting supplements , diuretics, herbs for circulation, etc?
Have you received a diagnosis of hypertension/atherosclerosis/arrhythmia/angina/aneurism/or other serious heart disease?
Do you have allergies/environmental sensitivities or sneezing bouts?
Do you have nose congestion/sinusitis/runny nose/nosebleeds?
Do you have recurrent infections/recurrent bronchitis or tendency to "catch" pneumonia?
Do you have recurrent throat infections/tonsillitis/swollen nodes/sore throat?
Do you experience shortness of breath/fatigue or feel better with open windows/fresh air/air breeze?
Do you use non-drug methods to deal with your lung/immune system problems e.g. sore throat teas, immuno-boosting supplements, syrups, herbs for cough, etc?
Have you received diagnosis of asthma/COPD/tuberculosis/lung fibrosis/or lung effusion (water in lungs)?
Do you have eczema/psoriasis or other chronic skin patches?
Do you have itch/hives/acne/sensitivity/fungal infection of skin/rosacea/excessive sweating/dry skin/skin cracking/or dandruff?
Do you have eye strain/floaters/nearsightedness/sensitivity to light?
Do you have ringing in ears/chronic excess wax or recurrent ear infections?
Do you have brittle/distorted nails/fungus/thinning hair/prematurely graying hair?
Do you use non-drug methods to deal with your skin/hair/ear/eye problems e.g. acne teas, eye drops, skin supplements, moisturizing creams, herbs for hair growth, etc?
Have you been diagnosed with vitilago/Lupus/glaucoma/cataract/macular degeneration/hearing loss/shingles/or alopecia?
Are you overweight or underweight?
Do you experience bloating/heartburn/reflux/indigestion/food sensitivities/stomach discomfort or pain/nausea?
Do you have undigested food in stool/mucus/ hemorrhoids/constipation/diarrhea/irregular bowel movement/or anal fissure?
Do you have bleeding gums/sensitive teeth/coated tongue/cold sores/hiccups/difficulty swallowing/ or bad breath?
Do you have root canals or missing teeth?
Do you use non-drug methods to deal with your stomach/bowel problems e.g. haemorrhoidal creams, antacids, laxatives, colon cleansers, slimming supplements, etc?
Have you been diagnosed with IBD/ulcers/hernia/pancreatitis/hepatitis/cirrhosis/or periodontal disease?
Have you been told that you have fibroids/PCOD/ovarian cysts/prostate enlargement?
Do you experience frequent urination/urination at night/bladder infections/or incontinence?
Do you have irregular menstruation/heavy menstruation?
Do you experience loss of sex drive/erectile dysfunction/painful intercourse?
Do you have swollen ankles/varicose veins/spider veins on legs?
Do you use non-drug methods to deal with your genito-urinary system problems e.g. diuretic teas, water pills, erectile helpers, compression stockings, incontinence pads , etc?
Have you been diagnosed with kidney disease/prostate disease/blood or lymph disease?
Do you experience headaches/migraines?
Do you have stiffness/loss of flexibility/or muscle weakness?
Do you have chronic pain in back/shoulder/hip/knee/neck, etc?
Do your legs/arms fall asleep/or feel numb/tingling/or heavy?
Do you suffer from joint cracking/easy dislocation/muscle cramps?
Do you use non-drug methods to deal with your joint/muscles problems e.g. over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, painkillers, physiotherapy, special shoes, etc?
Have you been diagnosed with arthritis/nerve damage/gout/osteoporosis/herniated disk?

You are done!

Please click the submit button to get your results.

[i] https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/success-through-goal-setting-part-1-of-3/

[ii] http://www.goalband.co.uk/goal-achievement-facts.html

[iii] https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/science-says-only-8-percent-of-people-actually-achieve-their-goals-here-are-7-things-they-do-differently.html

[iv] https://stunningmotivation.com/why-fail-to-achieve-goals/