Thursday, 22 December 2016

PandaVita Baobab Powder | Review

pandavita baobab powder review
Hi Lovelies
For me personally this year I have struggled on eating properly and to be honest my body felt so blooming rubbish because of PCOS. I've been making small changes here and there to help me loose weight and not just that but to be healthier and stronger too. At the moment I mostly only eat wholewheat pasta/bread and also tried to include more fruits and vegatables.  

I was kindly sent this baobab powder a month ago to try and to be honest with you all I have never tried a product like this before. Baobab is a superfood fruit that is grown in upper east Ghana. The fruit contains six times more Vitamin C than oranges and more potassium than bananas. This fruit also has twice amount of calcium than milk and also has fibre, so I can see why its got its superfood label from! 

Honestly this Baobab powder is so darn versatile! It can be drank with water, made into a smoothie or even put into a healthy recipes such as a flapjack or protein balls. I am looking forward to making recipes with this in the future so keep a look out for that in future. 

About the Baobob Powder 
  • Vegan/Vegetarian 
  • Organic 
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher 
  • Halal 

My thoughts on it
I loved this powder because you could barely taste it in a strawberry, banana and almond milk smoothie! I love the fact it had give me more benefits than just the two fruits from only one teaspoon on the baobab powder. I personally was not keen on the baobab powder on its own as its quite a strong taste but its a great way to get natural energy. 

After trying it for a week I did feel my energy levels get better and I've been more fitness motivated as late. I look forward to keep having this in my fitness journey.

available online 
PandaVita Baobab Powder from £4.99

Have you tried Baobab Powder before?
Melissa x
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Monday, 12 December 2016

PCOS | My Story

Hi Lovelies
As some of you may remember I had a little bit of a problem with my hormones and I needed a few blood tests to work out what was wrong with me, well it turns out I finally know why my hormones are all over the place and also a reason I have put on so much weight gain over the past two years        (approx 4 stones 👀) I got a phone call off my doctor telling me my results of my blood test and she told me I have PCOS. I must admit I thought it might have been that to begin with but it was still a bit  of shock to actually found out I actually had it myself. 

Now I know everyone who has PCOS is different and symptoms vary for person to person.
I knew something wasn't right with my irregular periods, weight gain and hair loss. The irregular periods they started pretty much after I took out my implant birth control because I thought my body didn't agree with it, after months of waiting for my period to return to normal they never did and my  periods came between 45-55 days which for me was a bit scary and I must admit I took a handful of pregnancy tests all of which were negative. 

The weight gain was a big shock because I have usually always been a size 8 in my late teens/early twenties and as soon as I turned 23-24 the weight kept creeping on quite quickly. I am between size 16-18 now and as much as I love being curvy its quite a bit of weight to have added in a short space of time.

Now the hair loss was another worrying factor for me because all I have to do is put my hands through my hair and lots of my hair comes out in my hands or I could be in the shower and my hair blocks the plug hole, so you can imagine its quite a lot at times. 

Now I know its different for everyone but Il put a list on things that were and are the signs of my PCOS.  They may be more but I am not 100% on them so I will add them to future posts once I know 100%, so keep an eye for them.

My PCOS Symptoms 

  • Irregular periods: Not only are they irregular but once it finally decides to appear my period can be very heavy and only last about 4 days, those days are 3 heavy and 1 light. I usually get them between every 45-55 days at the moment. 
  • Weight Gain: Now this is a one I am struggling to manage at the moment and I know I have to make some changes to make sure I am healthier, it has defiantly been a challenge though so far this year. 
  • Thinning Hair: With my hair being very thick it isn't noticeable but I notice and its something that can be shocking sometimes especially when I brush my hair.
  • Unwanted Hair: This one isn't major for me but it is defiantly their. I have a little bit more hair on my upper lip are and also on my chin.
*Everyone is different with PCOS, these are my main symtoms only*

Things I am going to do to improve symptoms
  • Improve My Diet 
  • Keep a food diary 
  • Exercise More
  • Be positive about it 

This is the first of a series of posts I will be doing about PCOS, I know its not everyones cup of tea but its posts I want to do and I want to document my journey.

*I am not a doctor and these are things I have had and everyone is different, if you have any queries always ask your GP*
If you want to know more about PCOS check out these sites

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