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One of my biggest problems that I face when I want to drop a pound or two is my craving for sugar. If I had better self control, then I wouldn't give in to my cravings for sweets. I have tried appetite suppressants before, but they always contain harmful chemicals and additives.
My daughter is getting married in five months and my goal is to lose ten pounds before the big day. (Which will be in Hawaii, so that gives me extra incentive to drop those stubborn pounds.)
I am excited that I was given the opportunity to review Skinny Greens Superfood drink mix, because it gives me the chance to lose weight in a healthful and natural manner.
Description of Skinny Greens: (taken from their website)
No time to make a green smoothie or juice vegetables? No Problem. You’ll love this convenient replacement. No blender, no chopping, or clean up! This drink mix is a nutritional powerhouse with wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella, and 25 additional nutrient-dense plant foods.
Skinny Greens ™ also contains a unique 100% natural compound derived from spinach called Appethyl ® is shown to extend digestion, producing a feeling of satiety. It stimulates the release of the cholecystokinin (CCK) satiety hormone, which signals the brain that you are full. In addition, thylakoids help reduce hedonic hunger, the desire to eat for pleasure rather than to replenish the body’s energy needs.
Skinny Greens Key Ingredients: (taken from their website)
Appethyl® is pure spinach carefully treated to free the thylakoids hidden inside, providing a patented, clinically-effective, all-natural and literally green product with profound health benefits. Clinical studies have shown that thylakoids reduce hunger and cravings by slowing down digestion so that the body’s own systems get time to signal to the brain that we are satisfied. They thereby help us stay satisfied longer, since the digestion process takes longer.
Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and reversing disease. It has so many healing properties that currently there have been 6,235 peer-reviewed articles published proving the benefits of turmeric and one of its renowned healing compounds curcumin.
Two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of this incredible vegetables. Wheatgrass is a complete source of protein, has twice the amount of Vitamin A as carrots and is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It also contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium in a balanced ratio.
In India, aswagandha is known as the “strength of the stallion” since it has traditionally been used to strengthen the immune system after illness. Ashwagandha, is an adaptogenic herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine that has shown incredible results for lowering cortisol and balancing thyroid hormones.
Digestive enzymes provide the necessary metabolites to help take the food that we eat and turn it into energy. Digestive enzymes are critical to your metabolism, your GI function, and every part of your overall health. When we are born we are given a specific number of enzymes, and as we consume cooked foods we use enzymes. As we age our body’s ability to produce enzymes diminishes.
Skinny Greens also includes the powerful combination of coconut water, pomegranate, spirulina, and milk thistle.
My thoughts: I was honestly afraid to give Skinny Greens a try because I usually do not do well with drink mixes that look like swamp water when I mix them into my bottled water. (See the photo below.)
I mixed in one scoop (which was enclosed) of the Skinny Greens powdered drink mix into my 16 ounce bottle of water. It did look rather intimidating! I shook it up until it was blended. After my first sip, I realized that this drink (although not pretty) actually tasted pretty decent. I was surprised. The taste is pleasant and seems to have a touch of mint to it.
I have been drinking a bottle of Skinny Greens Superfood Drink every day for a little over a week now. I am just amazed at how much energy I have had. It definitely keeps my appetite under control. I have not craved any sugar, and I actually have to remind myself to eat! I always feel full and satisfied. I love the knowledge that I am giving my body the extra nutrients it needs. I do not eat nearly enough greens in my diet, so I am happy that Skinny Greens is providing those benefits as well as suppressing my appetite and cravings. I have lost three pounds so far, and I believe that I am finally on the road to achieving my weight loss goal!
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Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
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As I get older, I find myself getting more and more concerned about nutrition. Am I getting enough of the nutrients that my body requires? I know that I do not eat a fully balanced diet. For me, it is just too hard to keep track of that. As for vitamins and minerals, is every supplement the same? How do I know which vitamin supplement is the best on for me?
My questions have been answered. Thankfully, I have discovered Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems. I found it interesting to read about Rainbow Light. It opened my eyes and made me realize that the vitamins I was taking probably lacked some essentials that my body needs. I never seemed to have any energy, nor did I ever feel as well as I could have until I started taking the following supplements.
Women's One™ Multivitamins (taken from their website)
Women's One is the #1 selling natural women's multivitamin, with potent vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, superfoods and herbs to nourish, protect and support major systems of a woman's body, and promote natural energy, in just one tablet each day.*
Added calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 support bone and breast health while specially blended herbs promote natural stress and hormone balance.* Live plant-source enzymes and probiotics (healthy bacteria) promote easy, gentle digestion without stomach upset.* Women's One™ is gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, dairy-free, wheat free and yeast-free, and contains no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or additives.
After taking Women's One Multivitamins, I feel that I can rest assured that my body is getting what it needs to perform at my best, and that I am covering all of my nutritional requirements. I also feel so much more energy than I have ever felt before. I truly feel much younger than I am. Plus there is zero aftertaste, which is something I have experienced with other multivitamins.
Omega Skin and Mood (taken from their website)
Omega Skin and Mood Today's environments are often rough on the skin and other body systems. Rainbow Light's Omega Skin & Mood™ delivers potent levels of pure Omega 3 fatty acids, along with research-based designer ingredients, that provide comprehensive nutritional support for a healthy heart, skin and a balanced mood.
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About Rainbow Light (Taken from their website)
Rainbow Light was founded in 1981 in beautiful Santa Cruz, California by a team with a passion for providing healthynutritional supplements grounded in the power of nature. From the beginning, Rainbow Light has created natural supplements that make a difference in the health and well-being of our customers while promoting sustainable practices for planetary health and contributing to the fight against global malnutrition.
Disclaimer: I received samples of the products mentioned above. The opinions are my own.