So I Started my day as i usually do, I went to the loo.
It wasn’t its usual self, by that i mean, full and weighty, and I didn’t feel like my bowels emptied fully (sorry for the TMI, but I said I would cover everything). Ive been feeling a little bloated too – BUT I’ve also not done any exercise for a little while (#dontjudgeme) so this could also be why?
Now Im not sure if this is linked to Benevita in any way, but I guess the next few days/ weeks will tell.
I had a glass of water (not had lemon water as suggested yet…perhaps tomorrow) and I took 2 of the Benevita Go capsules. Again Followed by half a packed of the shake it mixed with 300ml of Coconut water and 1 Vita+ tablet.
So this morning I felt a little off, mainly because of my not really there number two, but also because I was a little tired.
I had a mid morning snack today, as I was peckish around noon, and I felt like having food food 😐 – snacking is actually allowed on the programme, I had 6 crackers, with some chicken and goats cheese – so healthy-ish? I guess? and this kept me going until about 3pm.
Let me rewind a few hours too, I always have a mid morning/ early afternoon energy crash, and today was pretty bad – I had to have a nap. (now I think it was a combination of – extremely busy weekend, late nights and early mornings). So I fell asleep for about an hour – woke up at 3pm with a tummy ache.
And I guess the blockage was cleared, and with it my hunger returned, I had the rest of my shake – which for some reason I feel my afternoon shake is thicker even though its prepared the same….and my 2nd Vita+ tablet.
My evening was spent wrapping presents (as its almost Christmas! yay) but for dinner today, I had my 2 x Recover tablets, and lentils (daal) as a soup, with some prawns – pretty healthy and varied I think? I had a cheeky cup of tea – because I love tea and nothing can keep this from me.
So feeling pretty full and satisfied. I have had some pangs for sugar – which….I’m hoping will leave me alone soon (or ill just give in and gorge on them on Christmas day) Also no dryness or thirst today. I have been drinking more water, and keeping a water bottle with me at all times, to ensure I am hydrated. (Water is also good for flushing out the system so double yaay)
Now I promised i’d go into detail as to what is in these pills, and I’ll start with the Go tablets for today; so here goes:
Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, D-Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Glucomannan and Caffeine .
So I guess good stuff?
Lets go into more detail.
Vitamin C, we all know its good for you, and sounds good (because you know….its a Vitamin) but what exactly is this good for?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant (which I’m told is good) Which helps the body form and maintain connective tissue including, bones and skin (thank you google). I guess Strong healthy skin and bones?
Next brings all the B’s.
So apparently all B vitamins help the body convert food into fuel, which the body then uses to create energy – Still with me??
The following: Vitamin B1 – helps the body metabolise fats and protein; B6 – helps calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, B2 – is apparently super kick ass (please click the link) Vitamin B12 – helps prevent anaemia. They all work together and each brings something unique to the table (and all of these things are good for you!)
Now for the ones I’ve never really heard of: D-Biotin – apparently helps with hair and skin regeneration. Pantothenic Acid – Aids in breaking down fats. Glucomannan – aids constipation, weight loss in adults and children, type 2 diabetes, blood sugar control, and lowering cholesterol.
So all in all, 2 pills of power in the morning. now, I don’t know if I’ve met the full effect of all these vitamins (but I’m only on day 2), and I know people will say we can get all of these from food food, but really – how much fruit and veg does a normal person eat?
I feel like I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop, but at the moment – the Go tablets seem pretty cool.
Tomorrow I will write about Recover (as these are part of the Shake it package) the Vita+ is in addition to these and again ill have a separate blog post for those.
I think this is information overload anyway – but if you have any questions – please comment and I will reply 🙂
For now, ill leave you with a picture taken this weekend of the products- Oh my Instagram page will be live soon too!! watchthisspace!