Hey guys! Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on my post this morning. I don’t know why some days are better than others, but it makes a HUGE difference 1) having the sweetest husband in the world and 2) being part of such a supportive community! I’ve said it a million times, but this is a journey, and that doesn’t mean I arrive at the destination just because I was on my best behavior for a little bit! My hope is that one day I can help someone just like me to see their true beauty and learn to love themselves!
Lunch today was some leftover crockpot chili from Friday:
I think I might be boring and eat the rest of the chili for dinner tonight…otherwise I’d have to throw it away. When I was in school I was told that you really shouldn’t keep anything past 3 days old, and I’ve stuck with that ever since! How long do you keep leftovers around to eat afterwards?
Mid-afternoon I made an oats-on-oats snacker:
That’s 1 packet of plain instant oats, 1 smashed banana, 3/4 cup of water, 1 Tbsp peanut butter, and a sprinkling of Dylan’s Chia Granola. So good! This bad boy’s likely going to tide me over for a while now!
So, this morning I had another snack, but I wanted to talk about it down here so all the info could be together. A couple weeks ago I was contacted by Attune Foods to test some of their chocolate wellness bars. Of course I said yes! This morning I dug into the fridge at work and pulled out the Dark Chocolate bar:
Probiotics—good for life! Probiotics are trusted by millions of people around the world to help support healthy digestion, provide a natural defense, and maintain optimal health and wellness.
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially defines probiotics as live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.
The probiotics story begins with intestinal bacteria, which are a community of good and bad bacteria that live in the digestive system. We all have naturally occurring bacterial communities in our digestive systems. They help:
- Protect the body from harmful bacteria.
- Exercise the immune system to ensure it is ready to react to harmful bacteria.
- Strengthen the intestinal wall so it acts as a defensive barrier.
- Digest fiber in the diet, so we can absorb the nutrients from the foods we eat.
These digestive bacteria are essential to overall wellbeing. Probiotics act as a helper to these friendly bacteria, and that help can keep the digestive system functioning well. As an additional resource on probiotics, read this informative guide published by the American Gastroenterological Association.
A prebiotic is a form of fiber that remains undigested in the small intestine and acts as food for the naturally-occurring friendly bacteria in your digestive system. Attune is formulated with the prebiotic inulin, which is a natural dietary fiber that supports healthy digestive function and works in harmony with probiotics.
Attune probiotic wellness bars are a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits probiotics can provide. Each Attune wellness bar is packed with probiotics that help rebalance your digestive system, so your whole body can work better.
- Attune probiotics are proven to survive in the digestive tract, where they can provide optimal health benefits.
- The probiotics in Attune have been clinically tested to support a healthy digestive system and a strong immune system.*
- Attune wellness bars also include prebiotics, which support healthy digestive function and work in harmony with probiotics.
Attune uses a blend of three different Kosher and GRAS certified probiotic strains selected specifically for their superior clinical efficacy and safety as well as demonstrated stability. These include Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, Lactobacillus casei Lc-11 and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019.
Why wouldn’t you want all of those health benefits? And with chocolate? Yes please! I would highly HIGHLY recommend the dark chocolate bar to anyone who likes dark chocolate. I still have the mint chocolate and the chocolate crisp to try, but if they’re anywhere near the dark bar, I know I’ll love them! Thanks for the fabulous samples Attune!
Tonight is going to be full of menu planning, workout planning, and chores, but I’m so excited to just get out of the office and spend some time with my sweetie 🙂 We are going to be cooking up some awesome plans for future things on the blog (yes, you should get excited!) and tackle all the rest of the stuff together as well!
Would you ever go into business with your significant other? Why or why not? Someday Nate and I plan to take over the world…no, really…and work from home. It’s gonna happen! I would be so excited to work with him, too. We work for the same company now, but doing a lot of different things, and I would love to dominate some sort of business with him that’s our very own!