I am not a doctor. The following post is written with my opinions and the information provided from the Creative Bioscience website. You should discuss any weight loss treatment with your doctor before you start it.
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you have seen the hashtag #thebeautyloser which is actually the detailed account of Beauty Judy's weight loss journey. I told her that I really wanted to join her on her mission and try and lose my own excess weight for my health and well being.
I received a large portion of my Dad's genes... he's a former football player and stands at 6'6" and my whole family has a huge love of food (well, especially me). When I started high school (14 years ago), I hit my last major growth spurt and gained 20 pounds in my 4 years. Then in college, I gained not just a freshman 15 but rather a freshman 35 (in 4 years). I got pregnant in 2006 and my weight went all over the place. First I lost 20 pounds, then I gained 45 pounds, then I lost 25 pounds and then slowly over the next three years I gained 45 pounds. I was at my heaviest... even heavier than being 9 months pregnant. After an icky breakup where I was told I was too fat, I decided to really work on getting rid of the weight. For 10 months, I watched my diet very strictly (but healthy) and went to the gym at least three times a week. By mid 2011, I was feeling great but still had about 30 pounds to lose before my doctor would be happy with me. However, I stopped watching my diet and the gym became less of a priority and now, 14 months later I have gotten back up to my heaviest weight again. I feel sluggish, my hips hurt from sitting too long, nothing fits, and I know that this is not how I want to look or feel about myself.
SO. All that being said, I am accepting the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge from Creative Bioscience who will sponsor my product trial of African Mango 1200TM for 90 days in my effort to lose weight. After carefully looking over the Creative Bioscience website, I chose African Mango 1200TM because I am looking to lose 20+ pounds (uh, closer to 70 but hey, baby steps), it helps reduce LDL cholesterol (at last checking, mine was HIGH - too much bacon), and there aren't any side effects because the product is all natural. You take one capsule 30 minutes before meals twice per day... for me, breakfast and lunch are going to be the easiest.
Am I nervous? Of course. This is not a miracle drug, and Creative Bioscience clearly states:
As with any diet supplement of this nature, you do not need to change your eating habits or exercise. We do not discourage exercise or changing your diet, but they are not required for the weight loss. This will not give you a free pass to eat whatever you want, and expect to have no side effects, as this should be used in coordination with a healthy lifestyle in general.What better way to help me aid my #thebeautyloser journey? I will be keeping updates, weekly is my goal, to let you know how it's going - food, work outs, and the African Mango 1200TM.
Hey Bloggers! Want to kick start your own weight loss challenge with Creative Bioscience to help you? You may apply to their 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge here.
Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration. For more information, please read this post.