Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water?

The answer to this question isn’t cut & dry. All of these liquids have stupendous merit and definitely do the job of bitch-slapping hunger. Yet as a veteran-slurper off of all three of these, I’ve discovered something quite interesting…

acv apple cider vinegar Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water?

WATER

OMG, plain water is so dang boring. Ya, I do drink it in impressive (forced) amounts, and we all know how important water is, but when drank-en for the purpose of curbing hunger, it gets last place marks. In my personal experience, making a concerted effect to slurp on water to curb hunger has mostly led to bloating and the necessity for me to strap a Porta-Potty to my back. I’m not discouraging you from getting in your hydrationfication through plain water, but for the sole purpose of battling hunger, you have better options.

HOT OR COLD TEA

I get it. Not everyone is a tea drinker. But here’s why it’s better than plain water: Tea is an experience. It gives you that fanciful feeling. And since tea is most times slurped slowly opposed to being gulped profusely, in my own unscientific experience, tea is digested in a way that makes you not have to run to the bathroom in excess. One can argue that you can simply slurp water in the same slow manner to avoid the bathroom problem, but the fact still remains that water can get boring real fast. Tea seems to fill you up in a more slow, controlled fashion, allowing for greater hunger-curbing longevity.

I’m currently in love with The Republic of Tea, Ginseng Peppermint Tea Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water? . It is ahhh-mazing. Each teabag contains a mix of cinnamon, Echinacea, panax ginseng, peppermint, licorice, and other fanciful ingredients.

Tea delivers the waters you need while also pumping your sexy body with other healthy ingredients. If you’re intrigued, check out my easy recipes for Homemade Citrus Sweet Tea and Easy Homemade Detox Tea.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV)

I stumbled upon ACV’s hunger-curbing superpowers by accident. I add 4 teaspoons of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water? to a bottle of plain water (approx 16 ounces). My initial and continued purpose for adding ACV to my water is to promote alkalinity in the body (yes, vinegar does create an alkaline state). I’m greedy for all the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water? , but never thought it might curb my hunger as wonderfully as it does.

Apple Cider Vinegar has a strong reputation as a weight loss aid and natural healing agent. I’ve written about its effectiveness at keeping the stomach flu away. Just be sure to NOT get the basic, crystal clear kind you find in the stores. Get yourself some Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar since it contains the “mother”. Many stores are now carrying this in the natural food aisle.

Tea-slurping has a tiny edge over ACV when used to curb hunger, but Apple Cider Vinegar is still the best choice because of its weight loss benefits. ACV contains acetic acid, which helps breakdown and prevent the accumulation of body fat. Here is additional reading you can do to explore the subject further:

Whatever healthy methods you use to stay hydrated and curb hunger, consider adding apple cider vinegar to your regimen. It’ll do ‘yo body good. Now drink it up!

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Yum Yucky Style Files

Yup. I’ve finally entered into the realm of actually wanting to look sorta sassy when I venture out the house. No more mom jeans for me. This was my 4th of July style…

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And ya, the elastic waist on this outfit made it ohhh-so-easy to transition into and out of my holiday food coma with ease. I laid a blanket on the grass and took a nap in this ensemble. Relaxation to the max.

The romper can be dressed up or down simply by changing out your shoes. The bracelet is also stunning. I love it!

Getting fit can totally boost your confidence. Two years ago I would not have dared to even try on this outfit. I’ll never be a fashionista and don’t put any stock in the superficial to define me, yet it’s still awesome how a new outfit and pretty piece of jewelry can make you feel extra beautiful.

How about you do something nice for yourself sometime soon? — something that’s not of necessity. Get yourself a new outfit or maybe a manicure? Go see a movie or give yourself some “me” time to read a book. Heck, you could even take a much-needed vacation day to slave away in the kitchen to bake me some homemade snacks. Just sayin’.

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A Warning About Salad and Why You Should Avoid It

There may have been a rat’s ass buried in my salad. There could be one in yours, too…

rats ass A Warning About Salad and Why You Should Avoid It

Yessir. I made this one myself using bagged salad leaves.

Whatever I bit into was pure nastiness. Probably the very butt-part of the heart of romaine where the aortic valve of this particular vegetable resides. And I’m telling ya’ll, it ain’t tasty.

Straight up rat’s ass. Don’t eat that part of the salad. You’ve been warned.

I was gonna encourage all the peoples everywhere to eat a least one salad during this fine 4th of July weekend. Ya know, to do something healthy.

But nope.

Avoid salad. Run from it. Eat pie instead.

I was promised a crumb cake this weekend. That person better follow through and deliver it to me. Otherwise, a kick in the teeth and throat punch they will receive.

Happy 4th!! XO!

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High School Gym-Style Workout

OH, hayy. Look at me in 11th grade. I still remember sweating out my hair during 1st period gym class when they made us run the track on muggy mornings at 8am. Grrr…

high school workout High School Gym Style Workout

But you know what? In retrospect, those high school workouts were dang effective for conditioning and fat loss. I recently took it old school and incorporated some of our favorite, grueling high school exercise moves into one sweaty workout session of awesomeness. Care to take a whack at it?

HIGH SCHOOL WORKOUT CIRCUIT

After completing a 5-minute warm up of your choice, tackle 3 rounds of this circuit:

  • 30-count wall sit
  • 20 jumping jacks
  • 10 push-ups
  • 3 minutes Suicides — no cheating, make sure you touch the ground!
  • 25 old school sit ups (not crunches)
  • 50 mountain climbers

…now take it from the top and begin the circuit again. For the suicides portion of the workout, use the countdown setting on your phone’s free stopwatch app. And while you’re at it, please pull the wedgie out your gym shorts.

Free Bonus: If you thirst for an extra-truly authentic high school gym experience, I will offer you a dodge ball to the face, hurled at highest velocity. Now get ready for it. My throwing arm is strong.

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Greedy Recipe! Instant Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

OMG. Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal. I licked the bowl clean… while at work. Didn’t care who saw me.

blueberry muffin oatmeal Greedy Recipe! Instant Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

After having salad with chicken breast for lunch, my stomachs demanded additional nourishment. So why not make a “muffin”?  You’ll be muffinated in less than 4 minutes when you try this. It’s sweet, yet low in sugar and screams of decadence.

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, or as much as desired
  • 1/2 cup oats — not the instant kind
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packet or teaspoon of coconut sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients into microwave safe bowl, except for the sugar.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until your “muffin” thickens to desired consistency.
  • Sprinkle coconut sugar on top and let it melt in. Ahhhh!

I cooked my oatmeal a bit thick to garner more of a “muffin” texture. Also added lots of blueberries to totally bling it out with flavor.

Coconut Sugar Notes: I do recommend you use coconut sugar due to its low glycemic index rating. This sugar is derived from the sap of the coconut tree, not the coconut itself. It won’t taste like coconuts but, instead, offers a lovely sweetness that will keep your fitness on track as you enjoy gnawing on your “muffin”.

Coconut sugar is wonderfully sweet, yet with a rating of 35, has a lower GI Index than apples, carrots, and oranges. Refined white sugar has a GI Index of 99. Whoa!

What Does the Glycemic Index Mean?

“The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested and absorbed and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Low-GI foods, by virtue of their slow digestion and absorption, produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, and have proven benefits for health. Low GI diets have been shown to improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). They have benefits for weight control because they help control appetite and delay hunger. Low GI diets also reduce insulin levels and insulin resistance. “~ via University of Sydney

Well how about THAT! Coconut sugar’s nutrient profile will also slap yo’ face off with impressiveness.

Hope your ready to enjoy your sweet blueberry “muffin”. This is a great meal for anytime of day, and especially works well in the evening when you’re feeling extra greedy snacky.

Now open up those hungry jaws wide and CHEW.

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