Coming To You Live From My Sofa
I just want to say a huge big thank you to you all I have received so many messages and it has really touched me so thank you. Fibromyalgia and other chronic health conditions can be hugely isolating and I think it has been exacerbated because the car is currently out of action and my daughter is currently at a festival so it has just been me and Harvey Houdini.
For those of you who don’t know who Harvey Houdini is he is my trusty canine sidekick. Why Houdini? That is because he was a right sod for escaping he still would now giving the chance. He is a right randy devil and would shag anything that moves given the chance.
I have been lost without the car (Tallulah Love Rocket to those in the know). I am seriously stressing about whether it has died permanently or if it’s just going to cost me more money than I have. I’m hoping it’s fixable so can all of you send healing thoughts to it for me lol. Come on Tallulah you can do it.
Online Supermarket Shopping
I’ve had to order my shopping online the first time I’ve done that in a while although it won’t be here until 7.30pm ish. It is mainly berries and household items as I am still using the Exante diet meal replacement products. One good thing about this diet you don’t usually need to get much from the supermarket unless you have kids etc. My daughter Jean is currently at a music festival so I have been on my own since Thursday night. Fortunately for me, she doesn’t like berries as it would cost me a bloody fortune.
I can’t believe the difference in price with supermarkets. I just tend to go to the local co-op as it is more convenient than the big supermarkets but what a difference. Raspberries and blackberries and strawberries at the Co-Op are £2 a punnet and that is a small punnet. Morrisons who I have ordered from for today’s delivery is 2 punnets for £3. They also sell a punnet of wonky strawberries for £1 and that is a huge difference especially with how many I eat.
It occurred to me that I am spending £6 a day roughly on berries using Morrisons I could save £2 a day when you are on a low income that is a huge difference.
A Cancelled Photo Shoot
Today I was supposed to be travelling to Exante for a photo shoot with my fellow housemates. Unfortunately, I have not been able to make it due to illness. So when you see the photos on the website and wonder where I am now you know why. Unfortunately Luke couldn’t make it either. As you know I love Steve and Luke to bits.
If you had seen more of the footage then you would too. We were like the 3 Musketeers; all for one and one for all! Living together in the way we were made us bond very quickly and the support between us towards each other I will never forget. We had an incredible life-changing experience together and I couldn’t have wished for 2 better people to do it with.
Steve Has Written A Novel
Talking of Steve he publishes his first novel tomorrow and I can’t wait to read it. When he gets back from the photo shoot I will do a blog post about it for you. But I know he is pretty busy over the next 3 days so I’m just waiting for him to get some free time and I will do the post. So watch this space for that one.
Things You Can Add To Exante
I get asked a lot about what you can do to the Exante diet meal replacement shakes and meals to make them taste better. Now I am happy with the taste of mine but I sampled a lot to find the ones I like. I absolutely adore the pink ones and those are the only ones I drink. People ask if I get fed up of them and hand on heart I truly don’t. I actually look forward to them and think they are delicious. However, you may not like those ones.
As I said in a recent post don’t buy 50 of one flavour without trying them first. Otherwise, you could be stuck with shakes you don’t like. If you have done this depending on the flavour you have bought you could pop over to My Protein website as they sell flavourings that you can add to them.
There are a lot to choose from too in fact 17 different flavours.
My Protein Flav Drops
FlavDrops: Big Taste, Favourite Flavours
Cutting fat and sugar from your diet shouldn’t mean your meals are bland and boring. My Protein’s unique FlavDrops allow you to naturally flavour a huge range of food and drinks.
They’ve created something that’ll work wonders on unflavoured powders and bring them to life – all without the calories. Flavdrops make your shakes taste great and make pushing towards your goals that bit sweeter.
What are the benefits of FlavDrops?
FlavDrops are the perfect way to keep what you eat interesting, which we know can be hard while you’re dieting –whether your goals are weight-loss, mass-gain, or simply staying healthy.
They come in a huge variety of sweet flavours and contain zero calories, making them ideal for satisfying your sweet-tooth cravings, without the extra sugar, fat, or carbohydrates.
The easy to use one-by-one droplet system also lets you control exactly how much of your favourite flavour you add to smoothies, powders, coffees and everything in-between.
When should you use FlavDrops?
Anytime! FlavDrops can flavour a variety of foods, drinks and supplements whenever and wherever you want. They’re great for at home, in the office, or even in the gym changing rooms.
Please note, the product comes with either pipette dropper or squeezable top.
Upgrade your gains: how to maximise results
FlavDrops are the zero-calorie taste enhancer that makes smoothies, shakes, porridge, and drinks taste delicious. Coming in a range of flavours, there’s always something to match your mood. So if you have any Exante diet meal replacement shakes you don’t like then have a look at these flavourings as it might make a difference to you.
They cost £4.89 and they come in the following flavours:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter
- Apple – Stevia
- Banana – Stevia
- Chocolate – Stevia
- Strawberry – Stevia
- Raspberry – Stevia
- White Chocolate
The only one missing to me is Almond I think that mixed with a raspberry would be near enough a Cherry Bakewell in my eyes. So guys at My Protein if you are listening; please can you do an almond?
How to use
Add between 7-10 drops of FlavDrops to your desired food or beverage. Adjust serving size to taste. 10 drops are equivalent of 0.5ml. Each 50ml bottle provides a minimum of 100 servings.
Note: All flavour variants, except ‘Strawberry’ and ‘Raspberry’, are Vegan. If you click here it will take you to the product on My Protein to save you looking.
Exante Diet Meal Replacement Meals
For all the new guys Exante made the products that we used during ITV’s The Fast Fix Clinic. Using their shakes so far I have lost over 37lbs and 58″ which is amazing in itself but on top of that, I managed to put my type 2 diabetes into remission. It is the best thing I have every done believe me. If you click the link here it will take you to my page dedicated to ITV’s The Fast Fix.
If you want to be taken straight to Exante’s website please click on the link below. By doing this it will also entitle you to my exclusive money off code TRACEY35 which entitles you to a massive 35% off your shop.
I know they are currently low in stock of some of the shake flavours due to popularity but I know they are on the way. Also, the bars are excellent and if you want to read a recent post about my top five flavours please click here.
I just want to finish with a lovely message I received from someone who recently started the diet after watching The Fast Fix. Her name is Jackie (Hello Jackie) now she started on 17 June 2018 and she weighed herself last Friday. She has lost a staggering 2 st and 2 lbs which is bloody fantastic well done Jackie. But not only has she done that but she has managed to reduce her blood sugars from a regularly consistent 11.7 to an amazing 5.6! So just goes to show you what a difference this diet makes to your life.
So stop making excuses and get on it and just do it – get your life back – get your mojo back – and live your life to the full. If you need a bit more motivation you will find links to my books on my blog which can help you and are available on Amazon.co.uk.
A Big Thank You To You All
So once again a big thank you to you all and I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend whatever it is you may be doing.