Natural Dietary Supplements Which Are Proven To Work | Giveaway

I’ve overdone it again this Christmas and am now faced with weeks ahead of me to undo the damage. Last year really was bad for me in terms of diet and exercise. I couldn’t stick to any sort of diet and fitness regime. Although I am very happy inside, I do feel I could do things to increase my energy and general confidence. Exercise is vital for physical and mental wellbeing, and I want to get the benefits of this myself in 2018. I don’t even need to point out the benefits of a healthy diet; everyone knows we should all eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables every day.

Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution to eat better and exercise more, I’ve just decided to look long term for a more consistent solution. I’ve vowed that over the next few months I’m going to work harder on my own health, and gain back energy and fitness. That doesn’t mean I don’t want things to happen quickly. It’s just that I am more realistic now than I used to be about quick fixes and lifestyle changes. In the past, I’ve looked for quick fixes in the form of weight loss tablets and fat blockers. They haven’t worked for me; I’ve not researched the ones I used enough and have experienced some bizarre side effects like shakiness and dizzy spells. Not good. I don’t like the thought anymore of jeopardising myself with an unnatural dietary aide or pills that cause more harm than good.

dietary aide

In 2018 I’m taking expert advice, and have been reading with interest the advice of nutritionist Julie Lamble. According to Julie, we can use dietary aides which don’t harm us and which actually are proven to work. Her advice revolves around two main principles:

Stay Natural

Pharmaceutical slimming aids or unnatural stimulants will speed up your metabolism but aren’t good to use on a long term basis. They can sometimes have a counter-active effect as soon as you stop taking them.

What supplements are safe to use? The Lifeplan Botanicals Garcinia Cambogia Complex is all-natural.

Garcinia is a citrus fruit which is rich in HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid). There is evidence that HCA can boost the metabolism, breaking down fat and also prevent it from being laid down into storage in our cells. Some suggest that it can also help to boost serotonin levels, which helps lift our mood and normalises our appetite. Enhanced with Chromium it helps to control blood sugar levels which are usually erratic in people who can’t stop eating or have cravings for unhealthy foods. Taking chromium helps to normalise our blood sugar levels, making our insulin more effective and thereby not making us feel hungry all the time. This products also contains a starch blocker. 

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You take one before a meal to help boost your metabolism and prevent fat storage.

Only Use Clinically Proven Products

Julie recommends only using natural ingredients like Glucomannan. This is a natural fibre which is one of the few ingredients which has been approved by the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) as an effective ingredient for weight loss. Glucomannan is a soluble fibre which swells up in the intestine. It makes us feel full and decreases appetite significantly after 8 weeks of supplementation. There is also evidence that it reduces the absorption of fats and carbohydrates from the stomach and the small intestines.

Lifeplan 5:2 Fasting Diet Support is a new, 100% natural slimming product based upon the popular 5:2 diet regime. I know of many people who swear by this weight loss method. Supplementing with this dietary aide, containing glucomannan, will help on those fasting days as you’ll feel fuller. 

dietary aide

I know that nothing beats the good old ‘calories in vs calories out’ approach to weight loss. However, I do like natural products and am especially interested in them if they’ve been clinically proven to work. It’s really handy to be able to supplement with safe products which will boost metabolism and prevent hunger pangs.

I’m confident that this year will be the one in which I make the lifestyle changes I need, and will end it feeling accomplished and full of energy. I’m going to be eating better and taking care of my skin, and boosting my health naturally.

These products and many more can be purchased directly from the Lifeplan website.

The Giveaway

Lifeplan have kindly offered to send one of my readers a selection of natural energy boosting products to help boost their New Year health goals. Lifeplan make lots of natural and safe products which have different health benefits. If you need a natural boost in energy this January, this will be of great benefit to you. The selection contains Vitamin D tablets, Turmeric Tablets and RelaxOn with 5HTP, totalling over £30.

For a chance to win, all you need to do is enter via the Gleam app below.

The giveaway is open to the UK only and will end at midnight on Sunday 28 January 2018.

Best of luck!

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  1. Katie
    January 4, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    no sunshine and getting ill with colds etc

  2. Ashleigh Allan
    January 4, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    Eating junk and not getting fresh air

    January 4, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    The lack of sunshine and nerve pain caused by neuralgia

  4. Chrissy Harris
    January 4, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Going back to work and it being dark when you get home makes me feel sluggish

  5. Fiona King
    January 4, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    The dark and cold weather

  6. Margaret Gallagher
    January 4, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    To many late nights and a unhealthy diet over CHRISTMAS – im drained!

  7. Leila Benhamida
    January 4, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Mainly the cold weather

  8. Angela Treadway
    January 4, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    The cold weather..i hate it! X

  9. Pete
    January 4, 2018 / 11:18 pm

    Leaving for work in the dark and returning home in the dark

  10. Amelia Kennedy
    January 4, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    Preparing for Christmas … late nights and early mornings! x

  11. Solange
    January 4, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    The dark and cold weather.

  12. Gilla Abrahams
    January 5, 2018 / 12:22 am

    Dull, damp, dreary weather.

  13. Violet Phillippo
    January 5, 2018 / 12:56 am

    Motivation to revise for exams at this time of year can be really difficult to find.

  14. Graham Ross
    January 5, 2018 / 12:57 am

    The dark and cold weather

  15. Maddy
    January 5, 2018 / 10:56 am


  16. Ruth Harwood
    January 5, 2018 / 11:10 am

    lack of money and chronic pain!

  17. Sheena Batey
    January 5, 2018 / 11:48 am

    The lack of sunlight

  18. jo liddement
    January 5, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Feeling cold and only having a few hours of daylight during the day.

  19. January 5, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    Studying for university exams, especially when the weather is horrible and I’m stuck inside.

  20. claire Glace
    January 5, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I think its the commuting in the dark and damp envoirement….

    January 5, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    For me it has to be this cold weather it drains all my energy

  22. Clem
    January 5, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    The cold and bad wheather

    January 6, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Working long hours in a busy job and the lack of sunshine.

  24. Beky Austerberry
    January 6, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    the dark & cold

  25. Margaret Clarkson
    January 6, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Lack of sun

  26. amy bondoc
    January 6, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    just the weather, i hate the cold and rarely venture outside so i get no exercise

  27. Rachael Sexey
    January 6, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    The cold damp weather

  28. Natalie Newham
    January 6, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Getting back used to early mornings!

  29. Megan Kinsey
    January 7, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Getting back into work after a break!

  30. helen tovell
    January 7, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    The long dark evenings

  31. Jodie A Green
    January 7, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    the cold dreary weather

  32. Natalie Gillham
    January 8, 2018 / 12:41 am

    The cold weather, it gets in my bones

  33. Christina Palmer
    January 9, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    This Australian flu that I have had for 2 weeks, I just can’t shake it off

  34. Carole Nott
    January 10, 2018 / 1:27 am

    the short days and not being able to get out in the sunshine

  35. Isabel O
    January 10, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    The constant glum darkness, grey clouds, lack of sun, cold wintery days. I can’t wait for the summer to come back.

  36. Rachel Atkinson
    January 10, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    The dark and the cold 🙁

  37. Lynda Jones
    January 11, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Its ark in the mornings when you go to work and dark on an evening when you are coming home

  38. Thomas Buchanan
    January 13, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    the lack of sunshine and the cold weather

  39. Sharon Freemantle
    January 13, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Cold, wet weather. It plays hell with my arthritis

  40. Angela Kelly
    January 14, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    Early mornings kill me. Work is fine, it’s just waking up…

  41. Rebecca Gornall
    January 14, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Dark early mornings and dark damp evenings. Also all the extra Christmas weight 😂

  42. Fiona jk42
    January 16, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    the lack of sunshine definitely affect me. I find it very hard to get out of bed when it’s dark outside.

  43. Carly Belsey
    January 17, 2018 / 10:49 am

    The miserable cold weather and the dark evenings – although sometimes to be fair it is nice to come in, wrap up and get cosy on the sofa when it’s dark but I do prefer the sunshine mainly

  44. nicola day
    January 17, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    when it’s freezing cold commuting to work!

    January 17, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    I don’t sleep well, I think I need an MOT

  46. john prendergast
    January 18, 2018 / 12:58 am

    Hate when its cold

  47. Cassandra D.
    January 18, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    When it gets really cold outside.

  48. Deborah Hambleton
    January 18, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    I have ME so i am always tired but this time of year is worse because of the long dark nights!

  49. Samantha R
    January 19, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    The dark mornings and evenings make me feel tired a lot more.

  50. Kim M
    January 19, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    The cold dark mornings x

  51. Simone Griffin
    January 20, 2018 / 9:12 am

    I think the dark mornings and evenings make me feel I have no energy x

  52. Shaun Heathcote
    January 20, 2018 / 11:41 am

    getting up in the dark always makes me feel tired

  53. Christine Lockley
    January 21, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    The lack of sunshine and the cold and dreary weather

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