Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Little Update on the Surrogacy-- 14 Days

If you follow my YouTube channel, I've posted a little more there, but I post in small segments. Little updates don't seem worth a blog post, so I've tried to save a bit up.

I started Lupron on August 10th--
I (pretty much) successfully did my first shot. I pulled the needle out a little crooked unitentionall and bled a bit, but not much. Since then, I've mastered the areas and the stick to where I don't feel the poke or bleed at all after. That's progress right?

I stopped Birth Control Pills on  August 16th-- A few days prior the clinic called me and told me to message them as soon as my period started, and to let them know if it hadn't started by the following Wednesday (the 20th). Wednesday came and no period. I was panicked. Would this throw off the cycle? Would we just transfer a day or two later? What? What? Tell me!

I spoke with a few other surrogates. Some of them had been told they'd be put on a Provera, which would start a period. They also had been told it would be a more "intense" one. Well that sounded just fabulous. Not.

So, I called the clinic, and to make a long story shorter, I found out that it was okay if I DIDN'T have a period. I'd been on active birth control for so long and had expericned several bouts of random spotting in those ten months, they figured there wasn't much of a lining to shed. PHEW. They told me to wait one more day and start the estrogen and decrease Lupron.

On August 21st-- I decreased the amount of Lupron by half, and started estrogen. One tablet a day. 1/2 in the morning, and 1/2 at night. I also started (self-prescribed) some additional vitamins.
  • Prenatal + Folic Acid
  • DHA
  • Potassium (just in case it's twins again, because H&H sapped me of my potassium last time)
  • Vitamin B Complex 
  • L'Arginine
  • Vitamin E
The last three I started because I am wanting to make sure my lining is as thick and cushy as possible. Estrogen helps to thicken the uterine lining, and I'm on half the estrogen I was last time.  I also have about 2 weeks to get the lining as thick as possible before starting progesterone. When we transferred the twins I was at a 14mm lining, which is nice and fluffy, the clinic I transferred with only required a 7. This time around I'm hoping for at LEAST a 10, more would be better.
If you want, you can check out my "Let's Chat Lupron" video on Youtube. I chat about the "side effect" I did/didn't get. 

That day, I also started my period. I stressed about it not coming, and was told it was okay if it didn't come. Then it came. Ironic, really.  It came, (TMI ALERT) but was really light and has just been on an off the past few days. I do wish it would hurry and finish though so my lining can grow! We're on limited time!

That brings us up to date.. to today, August 26th-- I am set to go for my lining check in SEVEN DAYS! I am sooooooo stressed that my lining will not be what it needs to be. If I have been informed correctly, once I start the progesterone injections (scheduled in 8 days), my lining will not grow any more. So I have seven days to create something awesome!

The ultrasound is set for 10am, which means my son and I are heading out around 8ish in the morning to make the drive. I think it'll be pretty basic, a quick vaginal ultrasound to check the lining, and they MAY do a blood check to check the levels of estrogen in my system.

And.... that's that. That's where we are. I've already went a bit nutty and looked up to see when the "due date" would be. May 28th. My first summer delivery. I've always had fall deliveries. I as 3 months and 4 months (ish) in May last time. And I've never been pregnant in November/December.

Funny fact before I go... At time of transfer you are 2 weeks and however old the embryos are. So I will be 2 weeks and 5 days pregnant on the 9th of September. That means that I'm about 5 days....pregnant? lol... right now.

Let the countdown begin.

14 Days. 


REVIEW: Summit Nutritions; Pure Raspberry Ketones

REVIEW: Summit Nutritions; Pure Raspberry Ketones
 Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
I received this product to review for free, in exchange for an unbiased review. If you've followed my blog in the past week, you'll see that awhile back I was given another Raspberry Ketones to try out. It didn't work. When the opportunity came to try this brand, I was still hopeful and requested to be involved.  I thought maybe this company might have something the other didn't.

Myself, and my waistline.....and my scale... wish I could say that it did.

I took it  normally, without changing my normal diet and exercise. I saw no results. In fact, as my pants have gotten a bit tighter, I'll say that I've gained weight. Now, I' not blaming the weight gain on these pills, but I'm saying that I definitely didn't lose weight.

If you're curious about the product, you can check out the Amazon page, here.  There, you can purchase the product (120 capsules) for $28.73.  Ouch. That would hurt my wallet for sure if I had purchased this on my own. The other brand I tried was around $9.00, that at least would be more palatable.

On the page, the company states:
How it Works?
Proven Fat Burner and Appetite Controller. In vivo and In Vitro studies, it shows that it increase the Fatty Acid Oxidation , stimulate Adiponectin, which is a protein which involved in regulating Glucose Level and Fatty Acid Oxidation. It burns the Body Fat and Convert into Energy when Body Need it and That how it helps Body to Control Appetite. So It is Appetite Suppersant. Raspberry Ketones Works as Efficient Weight Loss Supplement when it combined with balanced diet and Exercise. When one does Exercise, it require body extra energy to burn it, and if you taking Raspberry Ketones, which Burn the Existing Body fat and Convert into Energy which is Needed by For Exercise. Not needed extra nutrition to get Energy for exercise.
Clinical Studies/Results Ushiki et al. conducted an acute, single administration study to examine the anti obesity effects of raspberry ketone in healthy adults (N=5) (22). Healthy males aged 24-50 years were included in this study. Following acute administration, raspberry ketone was also shown to significantly reduce arteriosclerosis index score ([total cholesterol - HDL cholesterol] / total cholesterol) compared to control (p<0.05). Limitations of this study included a lack of randomization and blinding
 So, if we take them at their word, they do seem to have had some success, but I guess it just wasn't the product for me.

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REVIEW: Green Tea Life Sciences; The Amazing Miracle Cleanse

Green Tea Life Sciences; The Amazing Miracle Cleanse
 Rating: ★★★★☆
I have to warn you, this post covers an...interesting..subject. I'll try to avoid going into a TMI status, but it might go there. So this product is described as a Natural Detox and Colon Cleanse. I've always been turned off at the idea of a colon cleanse, but after reading the information on it, it was a little more acceptable.

The bottle says:
For occasional use only: One capsule, taken 1 to 2 times a day with 8ozs. of water as a dietary supplement as needed or as directed by a health care professional. 
15-day cleanse: One capsule taken 1 to 2 times a day with 8ozs of water as a dietary supplement for 15 days, or as directed by a health care professional. Do not repeat cleansing cycle for at least 6 to 8 weeks.
I was only able to try it for a few days for several reasons (I'll touch on that later), but in those days it definitely worked. I took my first pill in the morning, and "saw" results later that evening.  While I don't have a scale at my home to measure actual weight loss, I'll guess I lost around a pound, maybe two in that time. I even lost a little bit of "roundness" to my belly.

On their Amazon page, the company states:
  • Do you suffer from constipation, chronic fatigue, acid reflux, gas, bloating, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, low energy, a flabby tummy, or skin problems? WE CAN HELP !!
  • You can flatten your belly without exercise , Get bulge free with our all natural colon cleanse and detox formula
  • Makes the digestive system more effective,Maintains regularity and prevents constipation, Increases energy,Increases the body's absorption of vitamins and nutrients , Improves concentration, Helps lose weight, Increases fertility, and these are just some of the benefits.
  • 2 MONTH SUPPLY - A little goes a long way. Just 2 caps a day for 2 weeks and that's it. Other cheaper cleanses don't work as well and you have to take them contstantly. Our unique colon cleanse is formulated for so that you only take it once very other month.A BETTER CLEANSE FOR LESS MONEY! Why not have a superior cleanse that ends up costing you less than one you have to take very month.
  • The Amazing Miracle Cleanse formula will provide results within 12 to 24 hours in terms of helping rid the intestinal tract of excess waste, reduce bloating, help increase energy and may provide several pounds of weight loss within a few days. Included in the formula are effective natural laxatives, fiber, herbs which help soothe the intestinal lining and Acidophilus to help promote healthy bacteria levels in the intestinal tract. While this product may not be used on a daily basis beyond the 15-day cleanse period, it may be used occasionally for intestinal cleaning with the 15-day cleanse repeated 6 -8 weeks following the initial cleanse.
As for me, I stopped before the 14-day cleanse was over. 1st, I was shortly to be starting around of IVF meds and I didn't know if it would affect it or not. 2nd, and I'll be honest... I couldn't imagine the idea of going 14 days with random rumble-y stomach times and needing to run to the bathroom. It was bit crampy and not very comfortable. So for that, I chickened out. 

I do see that they have quite a good life span on them, mine was manufactured this April and is good until April of 2016. 2 years! So I'm hanging onto this bottle and using it once I've healed from birth :) The only reason I gave this product a 4 star rather than a 5 star was because of the price. I know they say that "other cheaper cleanses don't work as well and you have to taken them constantly..." but I have heard several past co-workers talk abuot various colon cleanses they did that seemed to work ad they all lasted about 2 weeks, as well. I can't vouch either way as I don't have anything to compare this too. I'm not sure I would pay 30.00 for this every other month.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Review: XIUM; Raspberry Ketones

XIUM; Raspberry Ketones

Rating: ★

I was so disenchanted with this product, I forgot to write my review for it. Oops. So here it is.

Needless to say, I was unimpressed. I'd tried the Garcinia Cambogia, and had some success with it, so I had high hopes for this product. At the same time I was reviewing this product, I was also reviewing another product by the same company. That product was supposed to aid in weight loss as well, and as you can tell from that review... it didn't either.

The product page on amazon, says:

Important Information

Diet, weight loss and fat burning. Raspberry Ketone is one of the hottest weight-loss products anywhere. Our 100% Pure Raspberry Ketones is a potent and powerful fat burner and weight loss aid.

Raspberry Ketones.

Take two capsules with water up to two times per day.

Legal Disclaimer
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. Please see our full disclaimer below.

Product Description

XIUM Raspberry Ketones are the finest quality Raspberry Ketones on the market. Not all Raspberry Ketone products are created equal. Only high quality raspberry ketones are going to get you the weight loss results you are looking for. And to be more specific, it must be 100% pure (not synthetic) and have at least 500mg's per serving of raspberry ketones with no fillers, binders or added ingredients. (That's 1000mg a day) Why 500mgs? Because 500mgs is the human equivalent to the study mentioned on Dr Oz and found in the journal Life Sciences, named "Anti-obese action of raspberry ketone" where it was concluded that Raspberry Ketone prevents and improves obesity & fatty liver.
There, you can also purchase the product for $9.32. At least the product is inexpensive!

I followed the directions and saw absolutely no weight loss. I do have to say I've seen people say it worked for them, but for me. It just didn't. The company is very fast though and seem like they care! There were also no side effects or anything negative about this supplement, other than-- (for me) it didn't show results.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

(Updated!) Review: igotTech; Magnetic Screen Door

igotTech; Magnetic Screen Door
Was: Rating: ★
Rating: ★★ (update below)

I received this product for review provided I do an honest review. So that's what you are going to get. I was pretty excited about the idea of this product as I live in a rental am not allowed to affix anything permanent to the structure. So, normal screen doors are out for me. 

The day after I got this product, I forced my husband outside and started preparing everything. The company provided a very handy video on YouTube  (below) that explains exactly how to go about putting your screen door in place, so installation should not have been a problem.
My husband held it up to the door to get a better idea of how it would look and fit, and realized something. It wasn't sized to fir our door. So, we tried our back one, thinking maybe our front door was slightly larger. Nope. We even tried a friend's door at their home and it didn't fit. Finally I measured and the product was about two inches smaller than it was advertised. Bum...mer. 

I did want to be able to review the functionality of the door, so I tried it on an inside, smaller door, and it worked fairly well. Which is why I decided to give it a 3-star rating. I feel like if it was sized as advertised we would have loved it!

You can purchase the product on amazon here for $29.95. 

After posting my review on here and on Amazon, the company contacted me immediately and was very appologetic that my screen was sized wrong. They shipped me another one right away that was guaranteed to be sized right, for free. I got it days later! I'm only just updating now because I'm lazy :-p. My hubby and I just installed the door and I love it! So does my toddler! It took maybe 5 mnutes total and we now have a screen door!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Freezer Meals Make Mommy a Happy Lady

I've looked up recipes off and on for several weeks for cheap/fast meals. I LOVE crock pot meals because I makes everything ready, throw it in the pot and it cooks by itself while I run about my day. The I came across freezer meals.. FOR CROCK-POTS and something felt...amazing. Cheap meals that can be frozen and then cooked in the crock pot. 

A little more research today and I found 4 recipes I wanted to try. Well, to be honest, I found more but I wanted to start small. I've seen people post that they made 40+ meals over a day or two.. and I'm exhausted just typing that. 

Along with it, was meal planing. Something we don't do in this house, or at least something we didn't do.  My goal was to go shop for 2 weeks worth of dinner (and breakfast and lunch). My main focus was dinner. So I sat down with my 4 recipes and decided how many meals they should make. I came to the number "11". Close to two weeks already! Wow! I considered finding another one or two recipes to fill in the gap, but then I reminded myself to start small.  I didn't want to hate it the first time I did. Then I KNEW I wouldn't do it again. So I thought about cheap fast meals. I called them my cheater meals. I came up with two meatless one, and three ones that required a pound each of ground beef. That made 16! Over two weeks worth of food!

After I printed off the recipes. (I'll post those below), I came up with my grocery list (I added a few things to it at the store, but mostly stuck to the list). I picked our favorite go-to lunches and breakfast. Check. That was easy. Then I added anything I didn't already have for my five "cheater" meals. Done.

Finally, I went through each recipe and wrote down everything I needed. Luckily I have a fairly stocked spice cupboard so I didn't have to worry about that. I did need some more brown sugar, having recently ran out, and some extra virgin olive oil. It raised my bill a bit, but now I won't have to buy those items for awhile. 

I shopped two stores. Picking out the better deals to make sure my cost stayed low.  In total, I spent about 160.00 for two weeks worth of lunches, breakfast and dinners for myself, husband and toddler son. I also had some misc things in there, like a box to return some school books and a bowl to make some pudding for Cody (by request).

I got home and set straight to it. It took 3.5 hours. My feet were killing me and I was tired and exhausted, but I did it, and seeing my full fridge of lazy dinners for 2 weeks, makes me HAPPY. Pre-tax, the total for my dinners came to just under $100.00. This makes each meal only an average of six dollars (and one penny) to make and eat. I could probably get it a bit lower if I tried, but I'm fairly content with that.

I made 3- 2 BBQ Chicken and Veggies. (probably could have stretched it to three, but I figure lunch left overs :) ) 
4- Minestrone Soups, 2 Tortilla Chicken Stews, and 3 Chicken Taco Chilies. Add in my 5 cheat meals and I have 16 dinners and 16 nights of laziness. 100.00 and 3.5 hours of work, makes it definitely worth it. You chop up/mix/measure/cut all the ingredients, throw them into a bag and freeze. So easy!

Recipes:  I nabbed these ones from here.

Tortilla Chicken Stew

·      1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts

·      1 (12 oz) jar of salsa

·      1 lb frozen corn

·      1 lb mixed bell peppers

·      6 corn tortillas, ripped or shredded by hand
Cook in slow cooker for low for 8-10 hours.
 Chicken Taco Chili
·      1 onion, chopped

·      1 16 oz. can black beans

·      1 16 oz. can kidney beans

·      1 8 oz. can tomato sauce

·      10 oz. frozen corn

·      2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes

·      1 packet taco seasoning

·      1 tbsp. cumin

·      1 tbsp. chili powder

·                                                                                                                     3 chicken breasts

·                                                                                                                     Chopped cilantro

·                                                                                                                      Chili peppers (optional)

                                                                     Cook in slow cooker on low for 10 
                                                                      hours or high for 6 hours.

BBQ Chicken and Veggies
·      2 green peppers, chopped

·      1 red pepper, chopped

·      1 zucchini, chopped

·      3 onions chopped

·      6 red potatoes, chopped

·      4 garlic cloves, chopped

·      4 chicken breasts

·      1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce

·      1 tbsp. brown sugar

·      1 bottle of BBQ sauce

Cook in slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours

Minestrone Soup
·      1 red onion

·      4 cloves of garlic

·      1 small bunch of chives

·      1 medium bunch of basil

·      3 15 oz. cans of tomato sauce

·      1 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes

·      2 32 oz. cartons of vegetable broth

·      6 large carrots

·      1 lb. zucchini

·      1 small eggplant

·      2 15 oz. cans of kidney beans

·      1 lb. frozen peas

·      1 lb. frozen corn

·      ½ lbs. mushrooms

·      5 stocks of celery

·      2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil

Chop vegetables and herbs. Add all ingredients into bag.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add dry pasta noodles during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Vitamin C Serum by Mystelic Beauty (8/14-8/20)

GIVEAWAY! Vitamin C Serum by Mystelic Beauty
I am so excited to announce another give away of a product that I love. I am giving two of these products away! One to a YouTube viewer, and another to a reader of THIS blog! If you want to check out the original review of this product, you can do so by clicking here.  I've since tried several other products and can say this one definitely is better than the competitors!  Right now, the product is selling on Amazon for $17.95, so this a HUGE deal. 

As with my last giveaway, if you follow both my blog and my vlog, you can receive two entries! Doubling your chance to win!

Giveaway Entry Rules!

This Blog: (One Entry)
1.) Must follow this blog either via Google+ or the Blogger Option on the right hand side of the screen!
2.) Leave a Comment on THIS post, saying you'd like to win!

YouTube: (One Entry)
1.) Subscribe to My YouTube Channel.
2.) Comment on This Video and say you want to win!

The contest will close on August 20th at 10pm! good Luck!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review: Ebook; Terry Treetop & The Lost Egg By Tali Carmi

Ebook; Terry Treetop & The Lost Egg By Tali Carmi

Rating: ★
Love it. Love it. Love it. What's even better is that you can get it for FREE on your kindle right now. Do it! Go here!

Okay, now I'll get to the review. If you've been paying attention to my vlog lately, I reviewed another Terry Treetop book the other day. You can check out that review by clicking here. I was in love with that one, and I'm in love with this one. It is a favorite pick when it is story time in our house. My son, three in October, loves it and can be easily engaged in the pictures. It's a fairly simple story line which makes it easy for him to follow. We've read it enough times now, he knows some of the names and things that are happening just by the picture. I love the illustrations as well. 

The story line follows Terry Treetop as he finds and egg and goes in search of the egg's mother. He asks various animals and find out what sort of eggs they lay, etc. Eventually, he finds the egg's mother and the story ends. It's such a cute little adventure. I want more Terry Treetop!

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Review: XIUM; Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract

XIUM; Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract

Rating: ★

So. Not. Impressed. Before I get into my reasoning though, I do want to tell you a little bit about the product. It is a product that has been seen on the Dr. Oz tv show. I've provided the clip of it below.
On their Amazon product page, regarding the product description, the company states: 

XIUM Green Coffee Bean Extract is Pure and 100% free of any artificial ingredients. Why not trust the brand doctors recommend the most? Green Coffee Bean Extract 800 with GCA provides safe and effective weight loss for all body types. Not a stimulant. Our product won't make you jittery or raise your heart rate like other products that may contain roasted coffee or ephedra.

And under important information:
Diet, weight loss and fat burning. Green Coffee is one of the hottest weight-loss products anywhere. Our 100% Pure Green Coffee Extract is a potent and powerful fat burner and weight loss aid.

Green Coffee Bean Extract with Min 50% GCA Chlorogenic Acid.

Take 3 capsules with water up to two times per day.

Legal Disclaimer
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product.

I am not a fan of the Dr.Oz show, and by that I mean that I have never watched it. When I heard about this product, I was intrigued. Aren't most women? The idea of achieving sought after weight loss with the help of just one little pill.  So, when I had the chance to try the product out for free, in exchange for a review on here, I jumped on it. 

I was disappointed. I'd had some luck in the "natural" weight loss category before. Garcinia cambogia effectively reduced my appetite cravings. In turn, I ate less and lost weight.  This product made me hopeful for similar results. 

I actually tried TWO products from this company. There are complementary to each other in supposedly achieving weight loss. I tried them both, as instructed, and received no results for my efforts. I was so disappointed. 

A bottle of 90 capsules is sold for $9.32 on the site I linked above. If taken as recommended, this is less than a one month supply. Another disappointing factor.  Purchasing two bottles a month for something that didn't work it out of the question, and I can only be thankful I didn't waste a perfectly good ten dollar bill on this bottle. 

So why the one star? I had to give this product at least one star, because there is definitely more people on Amazon saying that it worked for them, then those saying that it didn't. For me it didn't. I don't know if it will work for you, or not. 
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Review: Life & Food; Pure Premium Raw Organic Yacon Root Syrup

 Life & Food; Pure Premium Raw Organic Yacon Root Syrup
Rating: ★★
Yacon syrup recently became popular as a weight loss aid, with help I believe from the show Dr. Oz. I'm not a Oz viewer, so I had never heard of it. Still, it intrigued as both a weight loss aid and a natural sweetener. I was curious if if I could use Yacon in place of other sweeteners in my meal. 
The company, Life & Food, states this:

Our Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) Syrup is sourced from naturally grown organic Yacon fields in the country of Peru. We use the HIGHEST quality Yacon plant to make a premium pure syrup formula.
Yacon syrup has shown to remains low in calories and low on the glycemic index scale. This is due to the fact that the sugar contains high levels of oligofructose (inulin), a form of sugar that is not metabolized readily by the human body. For this reason, Yacon is ideal for diabetics and acts as a great alternative to conventional low calorie sweeteners.
  • 100% pure Yacon syrup has shown to assist in weight management, increase fiber intake and promotes good bowel function.
    Other benefits include: Lowers blood sugar. Prevents and controls hyperglycemia (over activity). Restores renal activity. Is a powerful Antioxidant.
    High in prebiotics and probiotics, this syrup contains up to 50% of FOS (fructooligosacharides). It has been found that consumption of FOS does not increase blood glucose, and helps boost your bodies metabolism.
    Naturally grown and sourced from the fields in Peru. Organic certified by our manufacturing specialists.
    100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added preservatives. Bottled and tested in a FDA certified GMP facility in the USA.
I didn't notice any notable weight change, but I've seen others that have said they did. I can say that it does act as a decently flavored sweetener. I placed it in my morning oatmeal, and felt better doing that that my usual alternative, white sugar.   I did taste a bit of a...after taste? Which made me not to want to take it straight. It did have a bit of an unappealing consistency.  I cannot mark it down points for the weight gain as I was more interested in the sweetener aspect and didn't follow the directions to take some every day.

My main problem is the price point. I'm not sure of what it costs the company to obtain and manufacturer this product, but right now it is selling on amazon for $20.27. If you'd like to view the product, you can do so by clicking, here. That is WAY out of my price range for sweetener and even as a weight loss aid, the amount you receive (8 ounces) just doesn't seem worth it to me.

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Review: E-book Vegetarian Weight Loss by Jonathan Vine

Vegetarian Weight Loss by Jonathan Vine
Rating: ★★
My family is not strictly Vegetarian, but we have been doing  a LOT of meatless meals and my husband and I are trying to lose weight by changing our diet into a more healthy version of itself. So, when I was given the opportunity to get this book for free to review, I jumped on it. 
Here's the description from the author:

Want to lose those extra pounds and live a healthy lifestyle?
The best new vegetarian weight loss diet. Start today and lose weight instantly!
Vegetarian Weight Loss is written for anyone who wants to lose weight fast while following one of the healthiest and easiest ways to eat! Not only will you start to feel great but you will be shedding all those unwanted pounds too!
Most people, when they start to look at becoming a vegetarian can be slightly overwhelmed at all of the different information out there. Especially when it comes to losing weight and staying healthy at the same time! That is why I wrote this book. I wanted to clear up a lot of that confusion and give you a very simple, quick to read guide to losing weight from eating like a vegetarian.
In “Vegetarian Weight Loss” you will discover:
How being vegetarian helps you lose weight - the scientific proof is all there, being vegetarian will make you lose weight!

  • The health benefits of the vegetarian diet - all the great things you can expect to experience with this fantastic way of eating
    Vegetarian Sources Of Vitamins And Protein - this chapter is crucial if you are going to remain healthy whilst being a vegetarian!
    Foods To Eat And Foods To Avoid - an easy to read guide of all the great foods you can eat, but also the ones that you should avoid!
    Tips For Weight Loss Success - use my special tips to boost and accelerate your weight loss and good health!
    50 delicious, mind blowing Vegetarian Weight Loss Recipes - all my very best vegetarian recipes to help you lose weight!
    And much more…
The Vegetarian Weight Loss diet is really simple and fun to follow, whether you go vegan or vegetarian your body will experience a complete transformation!
This book is pure cutting-edge content from someone who has spent the past 3 years and thousands of hours of research testing and refining 

I was so happy to find SEVERAL recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, AND Dinner, that offered alternatives to what we already  ate, and was healthier! The meals all have a great nutritional value and I can see they were well planned out.  Some of them were meals I had never before considered, but never-the-less sounded amazing and they were soon on my list to try. 

I love, love, love this book and I hope there are more to come! The only fault I found was that there wasn't MORE recipes! If you want to check out this book, you can purchase it on Amazon for your Kindle or Kindle App for any device. You can view it here, and purchase it for only $3.49! That's a book I can afford!

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