Sometimes, I wish I didn’t own a scale, but I do. I weigh myself almost every morning out of curiosity. How did the food choices I made the day before affect my weight?
Finding a healthy weight balance is a constant experiment in my life. It is not that I overweight, even when I am at the upper end of my mass like I am today. Yet still, there is a weight I feel more comfortable bearing. It makes my spirit feel lighter, my digestion more easeful, my clothes fit better, etc.
As we age, especially if we have had children, our metabolism slows down and our bodies change. We can embrace this change, but we have grown up in a culture that values slenderness. I am all about accepting our bodies, but I am also about living healthy, exercising, and eating well.
If you know me, you would think it silly that I would even try a natural weight loss supplement. Weight has never been an issue for me. I was blessed in my youth with metabolism that allowed me to eat whatever I wanted with no weight gain. In fact, when I became pregnant with my first child, my midwives were concerned I would not gain enough weight and sent me to a nutritionist. I ended up gaining 55 pounds, so this was not a problem, and it all melted away over time since I breastfed. The nutritionist warned I might end up five pounds heavier in the end, but that I could use it.
I still can pretty much eat what I want, but then I have an extra five pounds on my body I do not like. It goes to the mother hips!
Almost a year ago, I wrote a post called 7 Natural Weight Loss Supplements: Do they work? One of the supplements I tried was green coffee.
Green coffee extract is exactly what it sounds like…it is made from coffee beans that have not been roasted. Although, green coffee may not melt away pounds, iIt does provide energy. I have liked this little boost to my day. It is also an antioxidant, which is suppose to slow down aging.
We have been sent a different green coffee bean supplement to try than the one I used in last year’s experiment. This supplement promises four times the svetol than the leading brand!
“Svetol is a special brand of coffee bean extract with up to 50% chlorogenic acid, the concentration used in clinical studies that demonstrated healthy weight loss.”
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Research shows that concentrated green coffee bean extract with at least 45% chlorogenic acid, a dietary polyphenol, promotes healthy weight loss and helps reduce body fat.‡ Chlorogenic acid is the active ingredient in green, unroasted coffee beans. Chlorogenic acid and other antioxidant polyphenols help reduce the absorption of glucose and fat from foods, prompting the body to burn fat for energy.‡ The result, according to clinical studies, is reduced body weight, reduced body fat, and improved lean-to-fat mass ratio (more lean muscle mass, less fat).‡
Premium Green Coffee Bean contains the clinically studied Svetol, which is a premium natural weight-loss ingredient containing 45%-50% chlorogenic acid to promote healthy weight loss and help reduce body fat without jitters.‡ Other weight loss formulas only use a small amount of the widely recommended Svetol green coffee extract. With ReNew Life’s Premium Green Coffee Bean, you can be sure you’re getting 100% premium Svetol.
My BMI is not as high as those in the clinical studies, so I would not expect to see the same results. According the [amazon_link id=”B00AQQCJ66″ target=”_blank” ]Renew Life Green Coffee Bean Capsules[/amazon_link] label, participants with a BMI of 25 or higher lost 10.9 pounds in 60 days using Svetol compared to 5.4 pounds taking a placebo.
In my previous experience with green coffee bean, I do not think I followed the directions fully, and I do not know the quantity of cholorogenic acid or whether it was made with Svetol. The directions for[amazon_link id=”B00AQQCJ66″ target=”_blank” ]Renew Life Green Coffee Bean Capsules[/amazon_link] state one capsule should be taken 30 minutes prior to meals two to three times a day. I will try following the directions more faithfully and update this post with results, should I notice them.
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