First things first, WHAT IS THE DIVA CUP THAT YOU ALL SPEAK OF?
Yesterday’s post on organic tampons had a bunch of comments from you guys about ‘The Diva Cup.’
WTF IS THE DIVA CUP & HOW DO I NOT KNOW ABOUT IT?!
Going to big time inspect the interesting contraption since I just ordered it on Amazon. Hmmmm. Will let you guys know how it goes.
Ok, let’s veer away from periods & talk about ENERGY!
( In fact, the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of periods, LOL energy on periods. Good one ).
Energy is reallllllll important to me. If I don’t have energy, I’m a major grump.
Without energy I’m like mopping around the house, heavily sighing, rolling my eyes, & making grunts while Michael whistles away as he makes breakfast.
Men seem like their energy is endless.
Me? I’m Sensitive Sally.
I need enough sleep, a cinnamon cappuccino, my inbox emptied, something to eat, & a workout…I mean I really don’t require much do I? #HA
I ALSO NEED MY DAILY FIX.
And I’m not talking about crack cocaine, guys.
I’m talking about energy in a spoon, der.
Now, I’ve done a full blog post on energy in a spoon but I’ve switched up exactly how I make my daily spoonful of ZING, so naturally I had to share it on TSC.
Firstly, instead of just bee pollen & coconut oil, I’m using a couple other secret ingreds like raw hemp hearts, flaxseed, & chia seeds ( << I know make fun of me all day long for chia seed habit, sorry not sorry ).
Obviously I’m very specific about this TSC concoction. Here’s why each component matters:
BEE POLLEN: is known to increase energy & help with allergies ( especially if it’s local ).
RAW HEMP HEARTS: protein! FIBER! Plus they regulate the metabolism & make your skin glow, hair grow, & nails become stronger. More deets here.
FLAXSEED: keeps the digestion regular, if ya know what I mean ( winky-wink ).
CHIA SEEDS: Omega 3, calcium, fiber. Plus they swell making you feel full.
EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: because coconut oil is fucking amazing. Trust me. Healthy fats!! More here.
Also note that this little spoonful of energy promotes weight loss. Let’s just say it gets everything flowing. Many supermodels/models have told me their number one trick to weight loss is bee pollen. The amount of vitamins in bee pollen is RIDIC…just check out this list. The superfood has been used for centuries & contains my favorite ever: magnesium ( << best ever…remember this post, guys? ).
This site states that “bee pollen can aid in weight loss. According to Carson Wade, “bee pollen is a natural way to improve metabolism and help control and take weight off.” It is said that bee pollen improves metabolism by correcting a chemical imbalance and by “supplying the missing factors other foods cannot supply.” Bee pollen supposedly speeds the process of converting sugar into energy providing oxygen that fat can use to speed their conversion into energy. 130mg of bee pollen helps digest 3 pounds of food.
Lecithin is another component of bee pollen that supposedly speeds the rate at which calories are burned. It also “aids in the digestive process and assimilation of nutrients. Bee pollen also has diuretic qualities and is said to reduce cravings and hunger. For weight reduction, take pollen 30 minutes before meals with a glass of water.“
Also, I gotta say it: according to this source Taylor Swift recently lost 10 pounds & stated that it had to do with adding an abundant amount of these chia seeds to her diet. Supposedly she love them “because the seeds swell in your stomach, reduce hunger, and fill her up for hours.”
They really do swell GNARLY! Try it yourself at home if ya don’t believe me.
Personally? I really, really think my magic seeds ( aka flax, chia, hemp heart mix ) make a difference. I’ve dropped weight from eating them everyday ( like, everyday, everyday though ). I literally just have them in a huge-ass container on my kitchen counter & add them to everything and anything ( AKA salads, oatmeal ( FAVORITE oatmeal/cereal here ), smoothies, cereal, yogurt, etc. ).
Eating my ‘magic seeds’ are in at least two of my meals, daily.
So basically this mix is energy x weight loss x vitamins in a spoon. Kind of winning in every way, dontcha think?
Ok, these are the EXACT brands I use:
How do you keep your energy levels up?! Anyone else a bee pollen/magic seed fan?
– Lauryn, xx
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