Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Clean Program


Today I'm sharing my experience with the Clean Program. The Clean Program is a 21 day cleanse off dairy, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, red meat, gluten and processed foods. I actually did the cleanse last July and wanted to do it again because I was feeling extremely sluggish with constant stomach pains from all the holiday eating I did. I also gained back the weight I lost and needed some motivation to get started on eating healthy again. 

The Clean Program believes that the 21 day cleanse is an experience, not just a product or program. if you're not feeling good, their mission is to make you feel better by upgrading your health with what you're consuming daily. In just 21 days you see real transformation and set healthy eating habits for life. Keep reading as I share the process, my experience and results.


The Process:

The main step is to eliminate certain foods that cause inflammation such as dairy and sugar. Instead, focus on clean eating with fruits, vegetables, natural proteins and healthy grains. By doing so, you allow your body to heal itself. The process is quite simple with two shakes a day, morning and night and one clean meal for lunch. The program comes with shake packets in chocolate and/or vanilla flavors, plus supplement packets to take three times a day and probiotics to take once a day. Your day basically looks like this:

Breakfast: Shake + Supplements + Probiotic
Lunch: Clean Meal + Supplements
Dinner: Shake + Supplements


One of the best parts of the program are their delicious smoothie and food recipes. My favorite smoothie to make consisted of almond milk, raspberries, blueberries, spinach, kale, flaxseeds and almond butter. For meals, I'd make homemade guacamole and cauliflower mashed potatoes with almond milk. 

How to prepare for the cleanse: Start eating clean a few days prior to starting, create a shopping list of all the necessary ingredients and read up on what to expect as everyone reacts differently to the program. 

My Experience:

The first week was rough the first time I did the cleanse but even harder the second time around. I suffered from headaches and migraines which I thought was sugar cravings but I realized it was the probiotics helping my body get rid of waste. After a week, the head pains went away and the cleanse became much easier! The question I got from a lot of friends was what if you have dinner plans, what do you do? Honestly, I had to postpone till I was done but if I couldn't because of a huge event, I would replace lunch with a smoothie and eat a clean dinner. 

The Results:

By the second week into the program, my energy levels went up, my digestion improved, and my skin was glowing. After 21 days, I lost a total of 6 lbs which was less than the first time I did the cleanse but I was happy. It truly helped my get on the right track to clean eating habits. It's been a month since I finished, I'm still eating well and have kicked sugar altogether. 

I encourage you all to give this program a try if you need motivation to change bad eating habits. It is truly one of the best tools to help you improve your health! To help you get started, we're offering you all $60 off your first box! Use code: Melanee21 at www.cleanprogram.com until April 5th. Let me know if you have any other questions in the comments below!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

G-Shock S Series Collection

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of G-Shock. The opinions and text are all mine.

 G-Shock S Series in Light Blue available here

I’ve been obsessed with my G-SHOCK S Series watch since I got it in December. I took it with me on my holiday trip to Arizona and not only was it a great watch to track my daily steps while exploring, it offered a comfortable fit that was great for everyday use. If you’re like me and care about fitness but also want to look fashionable, this watch is for you! I now use it every day and also loving it in the light blue color which happens to be one of my favorites.

The G-Shock S Series comes in array of colors, features a three-axis acceleration sensor that has never been utilized in a S Series model before and starts counting steps automatically whenever you begin walking, jogging, or running. The best part is that you can set a goal for number of steps per day and check your progress with just the push of a button. The step counter automatically resets itself to zero when the date changes, and then starts over again. When no movement is detected for a certain period of time, the Step Reminder function uses the watch display and an electronic sound encourages you to get active. Definitely a tool I need!

Check out the entire G-Shock S Series collection here.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Essential Phone

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Essential Phone. The opinions and text are all mine.

 Halo Grey Essential Phone available HERE
360 Camera attachment available HERE

I'm all about new phones, gadgets and anything tech related. I heard so many great things about the new Essential phone, how it pairs with your Alexa at home and takes amazing pictures. So I was super excited when they asked me to partner up with them and test it out for myself.

The Essential Phone has no branding or logos anywhere on it and is available in six different colors specialized to match your style. The colors include the one I have in their newest color Halo gray plus Stellar Gray, Copper Black, Black Moon and Pure White. I love the Halo Grey color because it looks matte black making it super chic like my style. 

The phone also comes with additional accessories like the 360- degree camera. The camera attachment has a magnetic connector that easily snaps onto the phone. With this accessory you don't need a cord attachment and you don't have to aim your phone as it captures everything in one easy shot! I can't wait to take it on my next trip, somewhere with a vast landscape to capture the scenery in full. Oh and the best part about taking it on a trip especially oversees? The phone is unlocked and compatible with all carriers and has 128GB of storage space so you can take as many photos and videos without having to worry about running out of space. 

Lastly, the Essential Phone is crafted out of titanium and ceramic which resists from scratching, denting and bending than most other phones. So if you're clumsy like me and drop your phone often, I definitely recommend checking out the Essential phone HERE 

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