Aloe Vera serves as an excellent addition to a regular plus size diet. There are so many ways to prepare Aloe Vera for ingestion. I prefer the old country method my granddaddy taught me.
Honestly, as soon as the Aloe hits the water the gooey oozes into the water but you can let it sit or a few minutes or you can sip it everyday. I pour water back into the jar as I sip.
If you didn't understand my method, then here's another method below that I also found useful.
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I was introduced to Aloe when I was about 11 years old. My grandad grew Aloe plants on the side of his house. One day my mom took around the side after I had a scratch. She plucked a leaf and then applied all this gooey stuff to my wound. I thought that was the coolest thing, that this plant could help my wound heal faster. But it wasn’t until my adult years that I saw my grandaddy ingest his homemade Aloe juice from a mason jar he kept in the fridge. I was like... I didn’t know you could drink it!! And he had always done it. We so country. Descendants of sharecroppers. But I love it.
3 HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA
So speed up to now, I just ran across a video of a woman who is about 83 years old, but appears to be closer to 30. Two of her secrets was a vegan lifestyle AND sipping Aloe water from a mason jar. My mouth hit the floor. Here was this fountain of youth cure and I had already been exposed to it. So the next time I went to Publix I grabbed a leaf and brought it home. I ended up cutting it up and placing it in a glass jar and poured water over it. It didn't take long before the Aloe oozed out and became one with the water.
The only drawback to this healthy plant is its bitter taste. OMG this stuff is so bitter. I've never tasted anything quite like it. But if you can get around the tart taste, you can definitely move closer towards a healthier plus size lifestyle. My granddad would sip maybe a few ounces per day and leave it in the fridge to ooze and make more. And so that's what I have been doing. Just a sip here and there everyday. So far I've noticed my appetite has been suppressed and I feel healthy inside.
DIY: HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE ALOE VERA WATER
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After receiving the results from the blood tests my doctor ordered, there were three critical deficiencies that I had no idea I had incurred. All I know is that it became increasingly easy for me to gain weight. I realized that no matter how hard I was exercising, my body was fatigued, I was sleepy all the time. My bones started popping whenever I got up, walked, or exercised. My eyes became increasingly sensitive to light. Driving at night became scary, and during the day I would find myself squinting to adjust to the light around me. I'm like... WTF!?!?! I'm breaking down... I'm dying!!!
When I told my doctor these symptoms she brushed it off and said it was nothing. As a matter of fact she told me that she just read a report that stated popping joints were due to extra air between the joints. (I'm gonna fire her as soon as I find a tip top replacement). The next day the nurse's assistant called me with the report, she warned me of the Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and Iron deficiency that was upon me. She stressed that my Vitamin D levels were a 6, when the normal should be 40. My levels were so low they had to prescribe me Vitamin D. Then she suggested an over-the-counter supplement to get my iron and Vitamin B12 levels up.
As soon as I got out of there I started researching the signs and symptoms of each of these deficiencies. So amazing how I found a research study that linked Vitamin D deficiencies with light sensitivity by taking it to google.
So how did I get here? How long had I been here? I don't know. I've had blood tests, but this is the first time anything was said. So now I have questions for my doctor. And I'm taking copies of the report so she can educate herself. I expect the persons who care for me to really care for me. But until then, the only person who can make sure I get the best care and the best education is myself. Soooo... let's work on this plan to get my levels up!
So I'm on this weight loss journey too. I have to say one thing. Never in my life have I been more clearer of the role that nutrition plays than now. 4 years ago I lost weight and it was easy. Now my body is different. Age changes things.
I figured if I ate plenty of salads the weight would drop off. If I stayed away from meat, then I would be healthier... And I could not have been more wrong. Let me tell you what happened.
So I started back throwing in my intense cardio interval routines, about 4 times a week. My body eventually felt like it was falling apart. My energy was low. I was always tired. I was tired before, during, and after my workout. I lost ABSOLUTELY NO WEIGHT! I would wake up with anxiety in the middle of the night thinking I needed to call an ambulance due to a heart attack or something. I would feel shooting pains in my arms. OMG I thought my body was about to clunk out on me. And I thought was doing everything right. But I wasn't. It was totally my diet. I never fully understood nutrition. And it was slowly dragging me down.
I don't know what led me to do a search on protein deficiency but I did. And the site I fell on describes ALL of the symptoms I was having was due to not eating enough protein. So immediately I started looking for ways to turn it around. I love me some of me and I'd like to be sure I treat my body right. The first thing I found was whey protein. It's a by product of yogurt but doesn't contain much lactose. It was an easy change. I drink it in my smoothies. I've actually reduced the amount of fruit I put in there to half since it gets me full quicker. I am definitely a work in progress and the results I'm getting are absolutely amazing... I'm so awed at what proper nutrition will do for you.