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How To Deal With A Frightened Child

Today I had to deal with one of the worst things a parent can see their child go through; fear.

Dinky had an ophthalmology appointment today and although this isn’t the first time he has been to have his eyes checked, he was not happy during the whole car journey there. My Dad took us, and normally when he’s around all he can do is talk and blabber on about nothing. But today he was silent, with the odd sigh and whimper. He told us that he was bored, so we kept chatting to him to keep him occupied.

Fast forward thirty minutes into the car journey and he lets out an almighty cry, followed by projectile vomiting and hyperventilating. Luckily we were close to the hospital so we parked up and cleaned everything up. I took Dinky into the ophthalmology department to get him checked in and that’s when he confessed that he was frightened about his appointment.

Now, I could have gone about this statement in one of two ways:

  • Shrug off his fear and take him in knowing there’s nothing to be frightened of
  • Let him explain why he was frightened and then comfort his fears and encourage him that Mummy is with him and that I wouldn’t let anything happen to him

I, of course, opted for the second option. Just because I knew that he would be absolutely fine, it doesn’t mean that the fear in his head was irrelevant or untrue. He felt scared and the last thing he needed was for his fear to be shrugged off or dismissed.

When I’m feeling anxious, nobody can understand why. Not even me and that can be so frustrating for all parties involved. I can honestly say I appreciate the company of someone who doesn’t dismiss me much more than someone saying “you’ll be fine.”

 

 

This made me think about how we sometimes treat children and their fears. Why should their fears be dismissed? They are feeling scared and what they need is someone to explain things to them not just saying “oh stop being silly.”

The next time your child reacts to something unusual compared to normal, consider the fact that they might be frightened. Take the time to listen to their fears and let them know that it’s okay to feel that way sometimes, but you will be there through everything. For example, if they are scared of a monster under the bed, empathise with them, show them nothing is there and also let them know that if they need you, you will be straight in to make everything better.

Every child is different, but today really opened my eyes with Dinky and his fears. I know how he feels because I’ve felt like that before, and even though everyone told me I’d be fine, it would have been nice if I had the chance to explain why I felt so scared.

#SpeakUp #MentalHealthAwareness #NeverAlone #Autism

 

How To Maintain A Positive Outlook On Life

Sometimes, without even realizing it, we can become very negative in terms of the way we think and the way we see things. It’s so easy to become cynical about the world when all we seem to see on the news is constant injustice and tragedy, all while we may be dealing with our own pain and heartache. But negativity will prevent you from being able to truly enjoy your own life, because it will just be that dark cloud that is hanging heavy above your head, and you don’t want that do you?

All you need to do is make small adjustments in your life, and you can turn the environment you’re living in into a happier place for your mind.

Here’s how to do that.

Reframe your challenges.

It’s important to tell yourself that you can never get stuck. There are no dead ends when it comes to challenges that you will face in your life – only redirections. Sometimes there are things that we just can’t control, no matter how much we may try, and the sooner you can accept that the sooner you can let go and be at peace with it. Do not let uncontrollable happenings drive you mad – its life, things happen. Instead, think about the things that we can control, like our smiles, our communication, our social skills, and our relationships with others.

Exercise is the only drug.   

Exercise is a wonderful way to keep a positive mind, even if you don’t feel like it at the time. This is because it triggers the release all of the happy chemicals like endorphins, that generally make you feel good, even euphoric at times. A Pilates workout is a very fun thing to do that not only keeps you nice and fit, but allows your mind to be cleared from any troubles, and focuses on finding your calm and happy place that everyone needs to visit sometimes.

Keep a gratitude journal.

You may think this sounds rather silly, but sometimes an event or experience will happen that can completely ruin your whole day, and this means even if something good happened earlier, the bad is always a lot better at overshadowing. So knowing that our minds tend to hold onto the negative, we can intentionally focus on the positive instead. You can do this by writing down at least three things that you feel truly grateful for every single day. You will soon see how your attitude starts to change because you’re deliberately forcing yourself to focus on the good.

Get good at being rejected.

Being rejected is horrible, it makes you feel like crap, and you won’t want to put yourself out there ever again. But, little did you know, that rejection is actually a skill. It’s not easy to fail the job that you were going for, or get broken up with on your birthday (yes, it happens!). Only the strong and talented can deal with it, which is you. So rather than letting it put you down – embrace it as an unidentified challenge that will soon come in handy one day in the future.

Birthday Gift Wishlist For A Soon To Be 6 Year Old

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I can’t believe my Dinky is not so small anymore! With his sixth birthday approaching, I have started to think about what to get him for his birthday. It’s not until December, but with Christmas to think about then too, I like to get his birthday gifts in nice and early so I’m not rushing around.

Being a Mum of one, I always struggle to find gifts for Dinky because I’m never sure on what to get for boys, so some of these ideas might be out there. If you’re struggling for ideas for your little one, hopefully, this wishlist will help give you some ideas on birthday gifts for your little ones too (or dare I say it, Christmas!)

  • Marvel always goes down a treat for little boys. The idea of being a superhero is super exciting. Why not consider getting them a fancy dress costume for them to race around in pretending they are their favourite superhero? You can grab one from this link here!

Official Marvel licensed Captain America fancy dress costume 5-6 years with Shield & Mask, Made for George Collection

  • Dinky loves colouring, drawing and writing at the moment. I struggle to get him out of his bedroom because he’s always drawing me something new, or writing an invitation for me to come to his “party.” If your child is the same, or they simply need new pens and pencils, grab them one of these large sets so they can carry on creating!

Artworx 125 Piece Art Studio With Aluminium Case – Purple

  • One thing that I’ve been meaning to get for Dinky for some time, is a sensory light for his bedroom. He absolutely loves the one that me and Mr. Pie have in our bedroom, but unfortunately, it get’s quite warm so I wouldn’t want that in his bedroom. I came across this sensory light and I think it would be perfect for a birthday gift this year!

LED Colour Changing Rocket Light Tube with Remote 100cm By Playlearn

  • Dinky is obsessed with having a “den” at the moment. Everywhere we are he wants me to create a den out of something. I think it provides him with a place to calm down if he is feeling particularly anxious. He also likes to play and pretend it’s his house with a kitchen and makes me food. I think getting him a mid sleeper bed with a den underneath would provide the perfect space for his bedroom for him to tuck himself away and play. Also, he needs a new bed so I’d be killing two birds with one stone here!

Cabin Bed Mid Sleeper Pine Bunk with Tent Blue 5758WG-BLUE

  • Another thing that Dinky loves is cars. He’s at his happiest when talking about, playing with, being driven around, or even playing on our PS4 on Need For Speed. I’ve come across this handy little case full of cars that will provide storage for them too! Not that I expect the cars to go back in the case(!)

CrazySell Plastic Dustproof Toy Cars Parking Storage with Track Plastic Box Divider Organizer – Color Randomly

Some of these gifts I may not buy for him for his birthday, they might have to wait until Christmas! I plan on adding to this list as time goes on! I hope it has given you some inspiration for any gifts you may have to buy in the near future!

Autumn & Winter Fitness: What You Need To Know

Keeping fit during autumn and winter isn’t fun.

 

There’s no point denying it, is there? Winter is the season when we’re all meant to be curled up watching movies while it snows outside. It’s the season of blankets, mugs of tea, and quiet nights spent trying to persuade yourself you don’t need to turn the thermostat up another notch. With all of these activities on your mind, few of us have the motivation to keep up a fitness regime.

 

There’s a good reason for this, too. While humans don’t hibernate, we do have a tendency to want to hide away during autumn and winter. Most people feel more lethargic during these seasons too, which is exacerbated by a lack of natural daylight. We’re also more likely to overeat during the winter months, which means the lack of fitness activity to compensate can be felt even more when it comes to fitting into our December party dresses.

 

So even though it’s only just autumn, it’s worth thinking about the cold months to come and the knock they might make on your fitness regime and overall health. If you’re going to breeze into spring with a smile on your face, it might be worth making a few adjustments over winter. Adjustments such as…

 

#1 – Take Advantage Of Winter Sports

 

You might think that autumn and winter are killers of outdoor fitness activities and, to an extent, they are. Few of us are going to go out for a hike or run when the freezing temperatures set in.

 

However, there are a few sports and activities that increase in popularity over winter, so it’s worth considering adding these into your regime. Ice skating, for example, is perfect for this time of year and will give you a thorough all-over body workout. You could also consider heading to a snow dome (if the weather doesn’t supply you with the real stuff) and trying out skiing.

 

#2 – Increase Your Activity Levels To Allow For Seasonal Treats

 

You’re likely going to want to eat more over autumn and winter, a problem made all the worse by the delights on offer. It’s a season of sweets for Halloween and sweets for Christmas, not to mention the pumpkin spice lattes that are calling your name.

 

If you do indulge, then make sure you compensate by upping your fitness routine or even trying weight loss pills. Focus more on cardio activity, which will help you burn off the excess calories faster than strength training. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the occasional seasonal treat, so long as you increase your activity levels as a result.

 

 

#3 – Check Your Vitamin D Levels

 

As has been mentioned a few times, people are more likely to feel lethargic over the winter months. Vitamin D deficiency is also a culprit for the seasonal lack of energy. If you’re going to keep your fitness up as described above, then you need energy. If you find yourself struggling, then ask your doctor for a Vitamin D test to see if you might have a deficiency that’s draining your get-up-and-go. This is well worth doing and follows medical advice; it’s recommended that everyone in the UK take Vitamin D supplements, though do speak to a doctor before you supplement.

 

By focusing on these three areas, you should be able to make it through to spring in fine form.

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Improving My Health For A Better Life

Lately I have been struggling with my health, and for once it’s not my mental health. It seems like one thing after another lately. As soon as my mental health started to improve, my physical health seemed to decline and that’s why it’s time for me to make a change once and for all. I’m fed up of always having something to complain about, and I’m also fed up of looking in the mirror and hating what I see. My overall health needs to improve, and soon. I have become lazy with a lot of things, including simple tasks like going to the shops, keeping our home tidy and wanting to walk to and from the school to keep fit. I know that’s not who I usually am so I need to get myself into gear and find some new habits to form.

What’s the plan?

Food

First and foremost, my plan is to find a way of changing my eating habits without feeling like I’m on some sort of diet. The one thing that seems to throw me off is the feeling that I can’t have a certain food because I tend to rebel against myself and eat it anyway.

I think the key here is to not make anything off limits, but to try and have only small amounts of the ‘naughty’ food, just enough to satisfy any cravings. For example, if I fancy some chips with my dinner, rather than not allowing myself to have any, I’ll substitute a large amount of what I’d normally have for a salad or vegetables. Doing that alone should improve my eating habits dramatically; therefore improving my health. This way I have a chance of losing weight without banning all of my favourite foods.

Exercise

Admittedly, the school run is much easier when Mr Pie can take me and Dinky there because he then takes me home to work and heads off to work himself, so walking the route to school each day seems a little redundant. On his days off however, I plan on leaving him to relax in bed and taking Dinky to school myself to make sure that we are both getting a few days a week of exercise.

When I haven’t got Dinky, I’m going to start taking myself off on walks in my free time not just for my body, but for my mind too. I spend countless amounts of hours each day in front of a computer, so taking myself away for a short time each day will help me clear my head. Plus, where we live is so beautiful too so I could also get some pictures for my Insta!

Home

Lately, home life has been pretty crap, simply because of the amount of work that Myself and Mr Pie have taken on lately. Our plan is to move and buy our own home soon, so working to generate the money has been essential in our minds. We do however, enjoy drink in the evenings which means that things like housework are sometimes neglected. I am going to make time each day to keep up and maintain our home so that when we do come to relax, we don’t have to feel bad about neglecting our home.

Stress

Even though in the last year I’ve come on leaps and bounds with my mental health, I still find myself stressing massively over small things which turns into me feeling awful about myself, or snapping at my loved ones.

I’ve been reading about meditation and I’m going to give it a go so that each evening, I can simply listen to some relaxing music and let my stresses go.

Even though I’ve said this on my blog a thousand times, I’m going to give this new me a good go. I can’t continue hating myself forever because it’s going to end up driving people away that care about me and it’s also not going to help my anxieties in the long run.

Has anyone else felt like this before? How did you get through it? I’d love to know.

Much love xx

 

 

 

 

Autumn Health Habits You Should Be Forming

After a lovely summer of holidays, hanging out with friends and enjoying some quality time outdoors, it’s time to refocus on your health. Autumn is a great time to give your mental and physical health a boost, ready in time for winter. To help you get started, here’s a rundown of some top autumn health habits you should be forming.
Eating a balanced diet

It’s easy to let your diet summer between holidays and days out picnicking in the sun. Autumn is the best time to recover and get back into the habit of making nice, home-cooked meals packed with nutrients. Soups, stews and casseroles make nice hearty dishes that can bulk-prepared and feature plenty of vegetables to help you get those vitamins and antioxidants. Take a look at some tasty autumn recipes and start eating right this season.

Get exercising outdoors

Just because the weather’s chillier, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a bit of outdoor exercise to get your blood pumping and help you stay fit. Walking is a great exercise to enjoy during the autumn months, and you can get some great cross country walking tips to make sure you’ve got all the essentials prepared. Outdoor classes or cycling are other popular ways to get fit, while autumn is a great time of year to take up running as the conditions are optimal for avoiding heatstroke or dehydration.

Give your skin a detox

A summer spent in the sun can cause problems for your skin. Being exposed to UV rays, sunburn and a lack of moisture can all leave your skin looking dull and tired – which is why an autumn detox is essential. You’ll find some great tips for detoxing your skin online, including recommendations for products to use. Make sure that you use a detoxing clay face mask once a week to help your skin recover from damage and restore your skin to glowing health. A good moisturiser will also help to ward off dry skin during the colder weather to make sure it stays hydrated and soft.

Get a good night’s sleep 

Sleep is one of the most important lifestyle elements for you to care about, and you should be aiming to get at least 8 hours a day. It can be tricky to establish a good sleep routine after a summer spent enjoying lie ins and late nights, but it’s important for your health that you try. Try to avoid electronics an hour before bed and if you can, do a bit of yoga before you sleep. This will help to calm your mind and prepare your body to snooze and leave you feeling great. 
While it’s important to take care of your health all year round, autumn can be a good time to get back on track.Taking care of yourself now could help you to ward off pesky colds and viruses and keep your health in check through the winter.A hectic summer can leave you feeling tired and sluggish, but forming some nice healthy habits will help you feel re-energised and ready for the months ahead.

Detox Tea – Te Divinia – Day Five Review

I’m already on day five of my review of Te Devinia’s detox tea! This week has gone so quickly!

So, let me update you on what’s been going on. In my last article, I mentioned about a flush that you should expect when you’re taking the detox tea, which basically flushes all of the horrible toxins and crap out of your colon. I also mentioned that I hadn’t had one yet, and then once my article was published, guess who had a flush?

It doesn’t hurt at all it just kind of happens, and I’ve got to admit I have felt even less bloated since it happened!

What about food?

I have been trying my best to eat as healthy as possible all week. There have been some minor slip ups, but I feel like I’m eating better than I was before, especially since my flush.

I am going to continue eating healthily even after this review has ended because I feel like I’ve been experimenting more in the kitchen, and I’m sure Mr. Pie has loved not having to cook!

I’ve now got two days left of the review, and I think I might even have some tea leftover as well so I will keep using it after the weigh in day.

Check back on Monday for my results!

 

Don’t Let Good Habits Die Hard In A New Relationship

Entering a new relationship is always an exciting time. You wake up thinking about them and go to sleep with a smile on your face. Every text gives you butterflies and the time you spend together seems to go too quickly. It is, however, too easy to slip into bad routines as you become more comfortable with one another, and you can soon begin to slip into bad routines that can be bad for your money, mind, and health. In this article are going to be some ways that you can ensure none of these things happen.

Money

Even though going out on dates to restaurants, bars, and other exciting places is brilliant, make sure that you’re budgeting all of this cost into your regular income. Not wanting to have to say no is totally understandable, but you should simply just explain that you can’t afford it at the moment. It’s easy to think to yourself that you will be fine, but when it comes to the crunch you can’t pay your bills.

 

Instead of going out and spending lots of money, you could offer to cook for your new partner. There’s nothing better than eating a home cooked meal, renting a movie and snuggling on the sofa. It will also give you both a chance to get to know each other a little bit more without the distractions of the outside world.

 

Time

Even though you probably want to spend every waking second with them, having time away from each other is good for both of you. One mistake that many people make is being together all of the time and forgetting who they were when they were single. Make sure that you’re still creating time to spend with your friends. Neglecting them could be a bad idea, especially if your new relationship doesn’t work out. Being with your new partner all of the time will make you rely on them, and keeping your independence is important especially for those times where you are out with your friends separately. You want to be able to enjoy the time you have alone with your friends without worrying what your partner is up to. Trust is key in any relationship, new or old.

 

Spending time alone will also give you the chance to make sure that you’re looking after yourself properly. Taking a long hot bath, making a meal and catching up on your favorite TV shows will get you back to yourself in no time. Plus, you’ve heard the saying distance makes the heart grow fonder right?

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Health

As mentioned earlier, you might be going out on many dates and eating amazing meals, but have you thought about how this will have an effect on your health? It’s easy to gain some weight as you become content with your new partner, but be careful not to let yourself slip too much because it could massively decline your health.

 

Instead of opting for the plush meals that are on offer at the restaurant, why not ask if they could substitute the fries out for a salad, or even opting for a meal with fewer calories in? Most menus these days display the nutritional value. Try to go for something that’s going to be kinder to your waistline.

 

Making sure that you don’t neglect your skin care is also important too. We all have our own routines of washing and moisturizing our skin and when you enter a new relationship it’s easy to forget about. Keep up with your usual routine will keep your skin looking and feeling at it’s best. Try using organic essential oils with your skin care routine. They can also work wonders around the home and give off great health benefits like easier breathing and sleeping.

 

If you have an exercise routine (which if you don’t, you should) make sure that you keep that up as much as possible too. It’s as easy to gain weight through not exercising just as easy as it is through eating more than you’re used to. If your new partner has a routine too, maybe you could do it together to encourage each other not to quit on yourselves.

Home

It’s likely that you won’t be spending as much time at home because you will be out and about with your partner, and possibly staying over for the night at their home once in awhile too. One thing that many people admit to when they get into a new relationship is their home becomes neglected and forgotten about while they’re off having fun. They admit to becoming lazy when it comes to household chores and DIY tasks. Make sure that you take time to keep your home up to scratch. There’s nothing worse than having to try and quickly wash and dry an outfit for a date. If you keep up with all of your chores you shouldn’t have any problems. Also, imagine your new partner coming over to your home and it was in a mess? You’d be mortified.

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Progressing in the relationship

It comes to a stage in most relationships where both parties are ready to move in together, and take things forward. If you’re at this stage then make sure that again, you don’t neglect your money, health, friends and home. Wherever you will both be living, make sure that you set up chores for the both of you to be doing. Many relationships suffer when the couple decides to move in together because one of them doesn’t do their housework; therefore arguments arise.

 

Make sure that you still make time for your friends too. You could host dinner parties at home and invite both yours and your partners friends to mingle. This way, you can spend time with your friends and your loved one. It’s likely that if you’ve moved in together that you can see some sort of future, so it’s understandable that you’d want to spend a little more time together than before. Although, many couples admit to struggling when they move in together because of how much more time they have to spend together. It can be hard when you’re used to your own space to then suddenly have to share it with your partner.

 

Money can also be a big issue when you move in with a partner, especially if one of you earns a considerable amount more than the other. Before moving in, sit down together and estimate how much your property will need for utility bills, rent/mortgage, food and any luxuries you both want. Once you have a figure, work out who will be paying which bills but make sure you’re keeping it fair to both parties. You will also need to work out how you’re going to keep all of your spare money. You might choose to keep your spare money separate. If this is the case, then you can each save for separate things that you want. Many couples though, choose to combine their spare money to save for something for their future. This might be saving for a deposit on a property, a new car, or even a holiday for the pair of you. Whichever you decide to go for, make sure you plan all of this before moving in together.

 

Moving in together often poses a threat on the relationship because of the decision to unite and live together. It’s likely that in your spare time away from work you will both be doing things together, and because some people are used to being alone it might be hard for them to adapt to living with someone. It’s true that you never really know someone until you move in with them. Moving in can also bring out bad habits that you might not have seen before.

 

Another thing that you should both establish if you’re choosing to move in together is what you both see from your future together. Many couples rush to move in together because they’re loved up and don’t truly know each other and their plans in life. Relationships often break down because one party wants children, whereas the other half doesn’t. Make sure you’re both in it for the long haul, and with a similar outcome.

 

It seems like there are a lot of things to think about, and a lot of rules to follow when you get into a new relationship. In the reality of it all though, trusting your common sense and following your heart will land you with someone that you can see a future with. There’s no rules when it comes to love. It just happens. If you find yourself falling in love then run with it, because it’s the most amazing thing in this world!

Detox Tea – Te Divinia – Day Three Review

This week I have been reviewing Te Divinia for a good friend of mine. Even though today is day four, I’m giving you my day three review today. I was meant to do it yesterday but another good friend of mine went into early stages of labour so I had her children for the day so she could try and sort herself out – still no appearance from baby though!

Anyway, I’ve been doing the detox tea for three days now. I’m refusing to weigh myself until a week has passed but I’m hoping to have lost a few pounds by then! I definitely feel less bloated, which has been lovely!

Also, normally I suffer from severe heartburn and indigestion and I have to take omeprazole. I ran out a few days ago and while waiting for my prescription to be renewed I haven’t suffered at all which has been a refreshing change to normal.

Before I started the detox tea, my friend told me that I should expect a “flush”, which is basically me being sat on the toilet while my body clears out all of the nasty crap from my colon. This hasn’t happened yet but saying that I missed two of my teas yesterday. I have, however, felt sensations is my stomach like things are moving about so I think that might be soon!

I’ll give you all another update on day five or six and let you all know on my progress!

Detox Tea – Te Divina – Day One Review

I have had one of my lovely friends of over ten years approach me with her amazing new business. She has asked me to review their detox tea, which is meant to cleanse the body and rid it of any toxins; therefore helping you lose weight. Here is some of the information that she has given me to explain exactly what the detox tea is about and what it can do for you.

In contrast to white, green, oolong and black teas, herbal teas are not actually made from tea leaves. Te Divina Detox Tea is an herbal tea blend of 13 different organic herbs and natural plant extracts PLUS Ganoderma & Chaga mushrooms. These 2 powerful ingredients sets Te Divina Detox Tea apart from any other detox tea on the market today.

Does Te Divina Detox Tea contain caffeine?

No, Te Divina Detox Tea is naturally caffeine free but as a result of its cleansing effect, many people to feel more energised.

How much should I drink?

For best results, drink 8 ounces of Te divina Tea with lunch, 8 ounces with dinner and an optional 4 ounces with a snack . As with all herbal teas, do not drink it in excess; not more than three cups a day unless recommended by a health care professional.

For how long can I drink the tea?

You can drink Te Divina Detox Tea as long as you desire. Many people enjoy the tea every day with meals and snacks. Some drink it as needed to maintain their health and regularity and as a healing tonic for various ailments.

How much will each tea bag make?

Each packet contains one Te Divina Detox Tea bag, which will make a gallon of tea (one week supply).

How do I prepare the herbal tea?

Purchase a gallon of water. Pour 32 oz or 4 cups of water from the gallon and bring to a full boil. Remove from heat. Place one tea bag in water and cover. After the Te Divina Detox Tea has steeped for 4 to 8 hours take out the tea bag. Pour the tea into a one gallon container. Add the additional water from the gallon bottle to make the 1 gallon of tea. Add the tea bag back into the container. Store in fridge.

Can I drink the tea cold or hot?

Yes, you can consume Te Divina Detox Tea hot, warm, or cold. Some people feel that it works best for them when warm. To heat the prepared tea that has been refrigerated, use the stove top as the microwave will destroy the tea’s beneficial properties.

What does it taste like?

Te Divina Detox Tea has a mild herb flavor and is a rich, dark amber colour.

Are there any side effects?

Te Divina Detox Tea is a safe, gentle cleansing tea. So if you do not already have regular bowel movements, the initial cathartic effect of the tea may cause bloating, mild stomach upset, loose stools. However, once you have achieved bowel regularity, these conditions will lessen or go away completely.

What are cathartic herbs?

Te Divina Detox Tea contains cathartic herbs, which help restore a sluggish bowel to its normal operation and can gently act as a natural laxative and constipation remedy. The use of cathartic herbs is the crucial first step in a natural colon cleanse or detox as they directly stimulate the colon to produce a bowel movement and flush out the buildup of waste and toxins.

How does Te Divina Detox Tea help you to lose weight?

When your body is overloaded with toxins it is being robbed of essential nutrients which leads to health problems including weight gain and difficultly losing and maintaining weight loss. This cycle leads to feeling hungry, cravings, poor food choices, and overeating high calorie and high fat foods and drinks. In turn, these habits rob you of your energy and willpower to make healthy choices and to exercise. Also, excess weight around the abdomen or belly can be caused by impacted waste stuck to the inside wall of the colon and small intestine. From time to time, it is a good idea to rid your body of this buildup of toxins with a natural colon cleanse. By cleansing and detoxing, you can restore proper nutrient absorption, increase your metabolism and energy, and strengthen your commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

As some of you may know I’ve been trying to lose weight for years, I’m a serial yo-yo dieter that does really well the first few weeks and then as soon as something doesn’t go my way I give in. So here I am, giving it another try. Alongside the tea I am also eating healthily and drinking plenty of water.

I prepared the tea last night as instructed on the packet which was super easy and then left the tea to sit in the pot overnight. This morning I started my day off with a warm cup (you can choose to drink it hot, warm, or cold) of detox tea. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised on how lovely it tastes. It’s such a mild flavour, unlike many other diets I have tried where you have to eat or drink something disgusting, I can see myself drinking this out of choice, not just for the detoxing properties.

So I’ve just completed day one of my detox tea. I was expecting headaches from not having my usual amount of caffeine but I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how great I’ve felt, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of the week brings. I’ll be doing updates to keep you informed on the way.

If you like the sound of the tea already, head over to my friend Jacqui Saxelby-Smith‘s Facebook to find out even more information, see some fabulous results and of course order yourself some tea. I have a fantastic offer for all of my readers with a discount off your first order from Jacqui. If you message her with the code mppdetoxtea, she will give you a discount!

Keep checking back for progress and more information on how my detox goes!