A few weeks ago I was thinking about trying some sort of digestive cleanse but I didn’t have money to waste. I was serious about changing my diet and lifestyle and I was told to start with cleaning my digestive system. I did my homework and the words “probiotic” and “digestive system” were linked together.
The past few weeks I’ve started each morning with a 8 oz of glass Goodbelly Probiotic Juice and walking. There are various probiotic juice brands like Lifeway Kefir which is a very popular and established brand within the health industry. Goodbelly is a newer brand and I chose it because it has a 12 day challenge, a Facebook support group and provides a coupon to cover 4 of 12 days. One quart is 4 servings or 4 days.
I knew how to eat healthy but my portions were way too large. For example, grapes are good for you…but if you eat a whole bag of grapes you will increase your daily amount of carbohydrates, fiber and calories. Which can contribute to weight gain. I used to crave sugar, dairy and carbohydrates. I had it bad!
Probiotic can be taken in pill form, juice, probiotic snack bars, yogurt, sauerkraut and other foods. Probiotics thrives on the bad bacteria in your gut. I made a few simple changes in my diet and now I’m on my way to repairing my leaky gut! It’s important to be proactive about what I put into my body. Bad bacteria thrive on sugar, processed foods like cereal, potatoes, bread, dairy etc. Which are all the things I enjoy the most!
Five Benefits of Probiotics
There are MANY more benefits, however, I decided to go with five. You can find it in the Juice/Dairy section of most local grocery stores!
My sugar & dairy addiction has subsided. It’s more mental…if I see it… I want it but I’m satisfied after a couple of bites and then I pitch the rest. I’ve also reduced my portions. Yesterday, I ate a pear and 1 oz of raw almonds for breakfast and I was satisfied. Most importantly I’m not sluggish and drained all the time which allows me to be more active.
Please take a look at the video below. It may be a little lengthy but it has some really good information about probiotic and your digestive system.
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Well I took my own advice from my older blog post Launch Out Into The deep For Love. I registered for POF or Plenty of Fish! Get it… Launch.. Out… Into… The.. Deep…POF…play on words! Ok, you get it! More importantly it’s a free site! A few years ago a co-worker told me about the site and I created an account which lasted about two hours! I met a guy that was attractive. Ok, so far so good. He asked me what I like doing for fun? I answered with something corny and basic (corny & basic is trending) 🙂 I asked him the same question and his response was “I like to play with people”. What? Really? I closed my account right away.
Three years later I’m up late reading and sipping on wine, being a girl and I see a commercial for POF. I decided to give it a second chance. I’m always looking for something fun!
*Disclaimer* I personally know people who have found love of dating sites and I believe that it works. I’m not trying to discourage anyone from using a dating site.
O.k. now the disclaimer is out of the way I have to say that it wasn’t a bad experience overall. For the most part the guys were respectful. To be honest I didn’t take any of the conversations and or contacts seriously. The first red flag is when I saw my friend’s husband, father of her kids, partner, boo or whatever on the site. He has a whole family at home why in the world was he on the site. Then there were a couple guys that sent messages like “I want to worship your body”. Yep, they want worship my body! Thanks…I guess. Then there were other guys who asked things like what do you like to do and they seemed really genuine but lived out of town! That’s not convenient at all but they were the most normal out of the bunch. I I exchanged numbers with them and shared a few phone calls and text messages. I’m really bad about texting. I will put the phone down and forget that I’m texting…which happened a couple times with one of the guys.
I told a couple of guys to take a look at my blog! I don’t want to sound arrogant…like hey google me! LOL but it is a way to get to know someone. I know that it’s a little lazy but it’s convenient. One of the guys who lived out of town was really interesting but I couldn’t get past his location! Which I’m not totally opposed to but realistically it wouldn’t work. He was really nice, intelligent and funny! I think his experiences were more interesting than mine. He said that he was approached several times by individuals who are transgender.
He said that they were very attractive and he was unaware that they were trans. He explained how he was pursued and became somewhat familiar and interested and then BAM he was hit over the head with “I’m trans”. He was introduced to a lot of technical terms pertaining to sex among other things that he couldn’t explain because it was all so new to him. I don’t know how all of that came up in a conversation on POF but I didn’t want to stick around and find out! He felt like he had been catfished.
Dating in 2017…
Dating is different and more difficult. I understand why some cultures arrange marriages. It really takes the hassle out of dating! How can you discuss marriage without God? All you can do is respect others view on dating & marriage without out compromising your beliefs.
Until next time…
I haven’t’ been able to blog lately because I’ve been so engrossed in social media and t.v. and my more recent obsession is reading national and world news articles. Reading my daily articles are one the first things I do in the morning, after prayer. It’s NOT the best way to start your day..well not for me, because you are distracted all day at work thinking about all of things happening around you. I was over an hour late to work because I was reading news articles! I’ve been in twitter wars with people over politics and the Stockley verdict and you know what I got out of it? A bunch of nothing! Blogging is one of the few things I enjoy and I placed it on the back burner. Both social media and t.v. can become a huge distraction. I had to take a break and regroup.
I guess part of the reason I’ve spent so much time distracted is because I’ve been avoiding the “what’s next” question. What are my next set of plans/goals. When you fill your head and spirit with too much of anything you lose focus and your goals become skewed. TV and social media are filled with advertisements designed to entice you, as they should it’s a multi billion dollar industry! Networks and some of the people we “follow” are constantly selling us products and or images of what they want us to buy into. It’s so easy to spend hours throughout the day inhaling it all!
Imagine if that time was spent investing into your future. I know that social media and tv is a form of escape and entertainment. What I find most interesting is people sometimes use social media to “shop” and “lust” after other people’s lives. I don’t know if that makes sense to you or not 🙂 In short, I’m working really hard at fighting distractions and putting my energy into things that that will answer my question of “what’s next”.
Until next time..