Thirsty Thursday – Clinically Proven

There are a lot of claims out there, but, are they proven? One of many reasons I align with Beachbody is because they are adamant about testing, retesting, researching, and making sure their claims are backed up by credible sources…  They cut no corners on that and personally, that carries a lot of merit with me! I do not have the labs or resources to do that, so knowing the legit and thorough job they do puts my mind at ease, and is one of many reasons I am confident in consuming their products!

I am far from perfect in what I consume and put in (and on) my body, but I have been making it a practice to be more mindful about all of that.

And as someone fighting to get their Diabetes back under control after some rough patches, knowing it has helped me gain control BEFORE, helps me feel confident I am able to do just that again. It is far from THE ONLY tool that will get me back into controlled range. but it IS one of the valuable ones.

What some people simply see as a SHAKE, I see as a crucial piece to my puzzle.

Thirsty Thursday – Pina Colada Sangria!

Today’s entry isn’t the most Diabetic-friendly, but, life is short and we gotta splurge a little!

I modified the original recipe to add some maraschino cherries, and cherry juice to get the gorgeous ombre color effect, and some added flavor too!

SO good, just be careful – it’s a little TOO good! Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

Thirsty Thursday – Karma Water

I first discovered this stuff in Chicago, after being up til 4 am partying for a close friends wedding, and then having to check out from our hotel early the next morning. I don’t typically buy flavored water, or even water from gas stations, but I was dehydrated and desperate, I guess you could say.

So this caught my eye and I decided to give it a try. I noted the ingredients and noted it included sugars, but I suspected it was fairly minimal amounts and so I went with it. All the vitamins are stored in the cap until you are ready to drink it, and then you infuse the water with the vitamins just by pushing the cap in. I LOVED that it stated on the packaging that vitamins deteriorate in water, causing premixed vitamin drinks to lose their strength, because I believe that to be true. I don’t typically drink vitamin drinks, but I liked that it was gonna stay fresh til I needed it.

The name isn't the only thing I liked!
The name isn’t the only thing I liked!

It is low calorie, low sodium, lactose free, gluten free, and it provides 110% of fresh Vitamins A, C, D and essential B Vitamins. They had a variety of flavors, but me being the green tea lover I am, naturally picked this one.

The verdict? Honestly I felt better shortly after drinking it… I was really tired and fatigued, but I felt better on the ride from the hotel to my friends house, and I felt rehydrated (I was also drinking regular water in addition to this, which of course played a role). Good to have when you crave something other than water (I drink a lot of water, at least 80 ounces a day, but every once in a while I want something else.