Around 12 months ago I did a tea detox and lost over a stone in weight, throughout the detox I was really strict, I stuck with the healthy eating, exercised daily and drank the tea religiously twice a day for four weeks. Over the last 6 months I have slowly slipped back into my old eating habits, I cannot even remember the last time I went to the gym, exercised or even walked anywhere for longer than 10 minutes.
I decided enough was enough and the lovely people at Portal Vitality offered me a helping hand, they recommended the Acai Berry + for me as I was not looking to lose weight or do a full detox again, although they can be used as a supplement whilst detoxing. I was looking to stay healthy, feel good and maybe a mini detox. All of their products are 100% natural and suitable for vegetarians and vegans, perfect due to my halal diet requirements.
I did some online research (a quick google search) I remember hearing about Acai Berry a few years ago when they were the craze of the moment!!! I scrolled through several pages which all gave more or less the same description of the advantages and benefits of Acai berries. According to these sites the berries are quoted as the No1 superfood packed with antioxidants and vitamins. They are rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 “good fats” stating studies have revealed the fruit to:
- Suppress appetite
- Boost energy and stamina
- Increase natural immunity
- Reduce Inflammation and delay aging
- Reduce chances of diabetes and help protect against heart disease
All of the above appealed to me, we would all love to be able to delay aging and reduce the risk of diabetes.
The Portal Vitality website also gave a wide range of information and they even have a live web chat feature which is great, I got carried away on there, they have a solution to everything!!! Which can be found here
Their Acai Berry + were even more appealing as they also include a blend of Green Tea (immunity boosting) and Guarana Seed (slow release of caffeine). The Acai Berry + range includes 60 capsules and advises you to take 2-4 daily before 3pm I presumed the before 3pm statement was due to the slow release of caffeine.
I did in all honesty intend to do a full detox as before the whole shebang!!! Eat clean and exercise daily, however things did not exactly go to plan. I found that with it been the school holidays I struggled to maintain a strict routine. I did manage a good healthy breakfast every morning which generally consisted of porridge, fruit or brown toast with herbal tea (not coffee). Lunch and dinner were a bit hit and miss but I have been drinking plenty of water and taking two capsules every morning.
It has been just over two weeks since I started taking the capsules and I am more than pleased with the results, I have lost about 4lbs in weight and my stomach is noticeably flatter that awful bloated pot belly is shrinking. I am without a doubt feeling more energised and less lethargic, anybody who knows me can confirm I am soooo lazy but my energy levels have definitely had a boost. I did make the mistake of having a coffee one evening when a friend called round which left me tossing and turning well in to the early hours, I have now cut coffee out of my diet completely.
I have got maybe a week of capsules left and I am not looking forward to going back to my old bloated lazy self. I intend to give my body a two week break see how I feel and then start again, maybe do a full detox and cleanse.
Portal Vitality are currently running a "like and share" on their Facebook page to win a diet and detox pack you can Enter Here Good luck!!!!
The capsules were sent to me as a free trial, all research and opinions are my own.