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ACV & its Benefits

So what is ACV? Apple Cider Vinegar, also known as ACV, is made from apple cider that has undergone fermentation to form health-promoting probiotics and enzymes, giving it significantly less sugar and fewer calories than apple cider or apple juice. In fact, it only takes one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to take advantage of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and each tablespoon clocks in at just 3–5 calories and contains minimal sugar.

Apple cider vinegar uses range from soothing sunburns to giving your gut health a boost. Some even suggest that apple cider vinegar cures cold symptoms and seasonal allergies as well as acid reflux.

Apple cider vinegar can help regulate blood sugar levels, enhance weight loss, lowers cholesterol, improves skin health, reduces blood pressure and relieves symptoms of acid reflux.

I am going to concentrate on weight loss here since its one of New Year’s Resolutions.

There is a plethora of research out there confirming the benefits of apple cider vinegar for weight loss. In one study, consuming just two tablespoons per day of apple cider vinegar over 12 weeks resulted in nearly 4 pounds of weight loss with no other modifications to diet or lifestyle.

Studies show that apple cider vinegar may also increase satiety, which can help reduce intake and amp up weight loss. In fact, one study showed that drinking apple cider vinegar actually decreased total caloric intake by up to 275 calories over the course of the day.

So I decided I’m going to put this to the test. Having a recent conversation with a likeminded friend, the subject of yeast overgrowth came up. She mentioned how the difficulty of weight loss could be due to candida overgrowth, which ACV is also good for. So in light of my New Year’s Resolution I am going to do a little experiment with myself. Everyday, I will take 2 to 3 tablespoons of ACV, once in the morning, once mid-day (this is going to be difficult while I’m at work) and once in the evening. I am going to monitor to my weight daily and see if in a week there is any weight loss. Along with that, I will also monitor any changes, for example, changes to my skin, how I feel, sleep etc, without changing anything that I am already doing. I will definitely post my updated results in a week. If things look good and continue to progress well, I might continue to do the ACV.

Have you tried taking ACV for any reasons? How were the results? Any tips, tricks or recommendations? I would love to hear from you.

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End of 2017!

So that’s it! 2017 is coming to an end and soon 2018 will be here before you know it! I’ve already started organizing my planner and my budget worksheet for January so that I’m ready! Have you started your organization yet?

We all know every year most of us have New Year’s Resolutions that we plan to stick to in the new year. Mine, as always (lol), will be losing weight, minimizing and getting organized, paying down debt and hopefully by the end of the year saving more (once all that pesky debt is gone!) Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?

Debt Payoff, personal finance

Debt Payoff Begins….

Accountability.

That is what many of us lack when it comes to our goals. So YOU GUYS are going to be MY accountability partners.

January 1st, 2018 begins the serious pay-down (insert serious face here). I will start fresh from whatever my checkbook is at that day. So drumroll please…..

My total debt to slay in 2018 is $23,968.

This is currently not counting my vehicle, however, it does count all credit cards, student loans, etc. Hopefully I can slay all of this by the end of the year! Watch at the end of each month for debt payoff  check-ins! And please feel free to post your journey as well!

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Uber Eats

So again, we tried a delivery service, well, because quite frankly, after the holiday’s come and go and you’ve been cooking and cleaning nonstop, you want something a bit different for your pallet and you don’t feel like dealing with people or traffic or driving (or the cold). So we figured we would give Uber Eats a try. Firstly, you can save $5 off you’re first order. Then you pick which restaurant you want delivery from (and this varies by location. Not all restaurants are available (bummer!)). You decide what you’re going to eat, put in your payment information and Voila! Your order is on its way! You can choose to get push notifications to see at what stage your order is in, whether the kitchen is prepping it or your driver is driving it to you (which btw you can actually watch the little car drive on your screen so you know when its coming!). Super cool and definitely awesome for those lazy days. Now if only more restaurants become available on the app.

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UPDATE: Instacart

Ok, So I have no complaints regarding Instacart. My orders came quickly straight to my door, my fruit and veggies were picked fresh. (This was a big concern for me, that someone wouldn’t go through the extra effort to pick out good fruit.) But overall I am satisfied and I see myself using this again in the future.

If you’d like to try Instacart, you can sign up here and get $10 off your first order.