A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.

~ Irish Proverb

I love this quote because I often feel that a good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures to life’s ailments. I find things to laugh about in order to correct my mood and sleep in order correct illnesses.

Did you know, that according to the sleep foundation almost all people need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night? This amount of sleep is recommended to stay healthy and to maintain normal brain function. In addition, according to the National Heart and Lung foundation, proper sleep helps decrease the chance of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure and much more. Ultimately, sleep is the most important aspect of a healthy and happy lifestyle.

LeVel Thrive

Healthy Living!

If you have read my bio, you know that I have suffered a lot from lack of proper vitamins in my body. I have talked a lot about the Thrive morning meal shake but not about the company behind the shake. LeVel Thrive is an amazing company who stands behind healthy and happy living. They have a whole line of products that help with many different things such as vitamin levels, weight management, exhaustion, and much more. See the link below for a few success stories from this program and see for yourself the success that so many have obtained. If you are interested in learning more, just click on “my website”.

Success Stories

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Peppermint Mocha

Are you craving a peppermint mocha but don’t want all those calories? Try this instead!! This morning I decided to try something new with my morning shake. I combined 10oz Almond Milk, 5oz heavy cream, Lifestyle Cafe Mix, Lifestyle vanilla shake mix and several drops of peppermint flavored stevia extract. If you are interested, follow the link below and you will be able to purchase these mixes to make this drink.

LifeStyle Mixes

Spaghetti Squash

I love spaghetti squash because it is so versatile and will take on any flavor you choose to cook it with. Today I had spaghetti squash pizza and it was by far my favorite low carb meal yet. For vegetarians, just leave off the pepperoni pieces and add your favorite veggie. See the following link for the recipe. Enjoy!!

Your Health

Your Health is very important! When you set goals to become more healthy, how do you approach it? Do you research what would work best for you or do you just wing it? I used to wing it but I wasn’t getting any results. So I began to research! Research is very important because you need to find what works for your body style.

The first thing I researched was my exercise program. What did I need to be sure I was improving my strength and health but didn’t stress out my tender knees? I found Vshred. They build the exercise program to your body style and weight loss goals. Incidentally they also provide a meal and supplement program. I chose to only go with the exercise program because the meal plan seemed to be too strict and missing certain nutritional items I felt my body needed. In fact, I would NOT suggest their supplements or meal plan as many have had some serious side effects associated with the supplements and have had health issues associated with lack of proper nutrition using the meal plan.

The next thing I researched was what meal plan would work best for me. I asked myself, what nutrients do I need, and what diet gives me those nutrients? My husband decided he wanted to try Keto. Basically, Keto promotes a healthy lifestyle through low carbs and NO sugar. While researching it I found that by adjusting it some I could get the nutrients I needed and continue my vegetarian diet. So I decided to give it a try. Checkout Pinterest for many wonderful recipes that support this diet.

The important thing to remember on the Keto diet is that you must continue to eat plenty of vegetables. Often people go on Keto because it is a high meat diet and they want to justify eating a lot of meat. If you do Keto this way you will have cholesterol problems and end up going to the doctor often. Make sure your Keto diet is very well rounded in vegetables and meats.

Next, while discussing my diet and exercise habits with my doctor, I decided that I needed to supplement my daily vitamins as my B12 was dangerously low, as was my Iron. I decided to see what supplement I could find that provided all the supplements one needs on a daily basis as well as provides a meal replacement option. That is when I found Thrive.

Thrive provides many nutrient rich supplement items for everyone’s needs. They have meal replacement shakes, digestion regulation supplements, energy drinks and much more. Currently, I am using the vanilla Lifestyle Shake mix and I love it. Not only does it give me the energy I need every morning but it brought my vitamin levels up to the normal range in less than a month. Are you struggling with taking that hand full of pills every night? I was too. Now, with the breakfast shake, I no longer have to take so many vitamins, in pill form, every night.

There are many people out there promoting different supplements, meal plans and exercise programs and I would highly encourage each of you to research what is best for you. I hope that through my experiences you can also research and find what works best for you. It’s never too late to get on the path of bettering your health.