Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bliss Go Pack Day 1

Today, I started using the Bliss Go Pack by 1st Phorm.  While this is advertised as a weight loss supplement, that's not the only reason I wanted to try it. It is reported to boost energy, increase thyroid production, and help one sleep.  All of these things sound good to me, so I decided to give it a try.
The Go Pack comes with three different products. The first one is simply called Bliss. The one I am taking is specifically formulated for women, but there is a version for men as well. The bottle says, "Boost metabolism, Avoid cravings, Balance mood and hormones." Since I have been diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance but don't take any medication, I thought this might be a good way to help keep those issues in check. You start off taking one pill twice a day and work up to two pills twice a day. It's five days on, two days off, which is interesting. I've taken a lot of weight loss supplements over the years, and I don't remember ever being told not to take any if them everyday. My plan is to take the supplements during the work week and not on the weekends when my schedule is usually thrown off. But since today is Sunday, I wanted to try them out before I had to drive to work after taking them, so I went ahead and took one Bliss and two Thyro-Drives (more on this in a minute) about three hours ago, just to make sure I wasn't going to have a reaction or get really sick, and so far no side effects. Neither product is supposed to cause jitters or racing heartbeat, which isn't always the case with supplements, and so far I have found this to be true. You are supposed to take them with a full bottle of water (16 ounces) which I did.  I was able to get my complete workout in about an hour after I took them, which is great because lately I've been looking for excuses. While I don't feel jittery, I do feel different, like I have a little more energy than usual, which I think is a sign that it is doing something....
Bliss Go Pack for women by 1st Phorm

The second product I took today, Thyro-Drive, is supposed to, "Stimulate the thyroid, Intensify metabolism, Melt body fat." Am I skeptical? Of course. But I actually came across these products while looking for a non-prescription way of helping my thyroid. I was also diagnosed with a thyroid problem a few years ago, but I haven't taken medication for it in a long time.  So hopefully, this will help with some of those issues.
The last product is called Opti-Core, and I tried this out Friday night. It's purpose is to, "Reduce cortisol levels, Optimize metabolism, Maximize fat loss." This you take before going to bed. The reviews I've read said that it really helps people rest well and wake up refreshed. This is super important to me because I do not sleep well. I know that this is likely due to my thyroid/hormone problems and the fact that I often have Restless Leg Syndrome (or at least symptoms thereof). It usually takes me a couple of hours to fall asleep, and I wake up every few hours. When I took this Friday, it still took me about an hour to fall asleep, and I woke up twice in ten hours (I slept in Saturday!) So, does it work as promised? Not sure yet. Like anything, I'm assuming you have to take it a few times to get the promised results--if it works at all.
I do not expect these products to be magic pills that make me suddenly a size six again; I see them only as helpful tools. Since I tore my ACL four months ago, my mobility is very limited. I still can't exercise like I want to. I can hardly walk at this point. But I need more energy so that I can do the things I need to do. I need as much sleep as I can get so that I can continue to heal properly, and so that I can do my job and still enjoy my family when I get home.  If I feel an increase in energy and can get a better night's sleep, then I will feel like these products are working and are worth the cost. I honestly feel like $99 for all three products for one month, with free shipping, isn't a bad price compared to some of the other products I have tried. It's certainly cheaper than Slim4Life, which was the last program that actually worked for me. I know it might not be in everyone's budget, but it is cheaper than a fast food meal each day.
I am planning on riding my recumbent bike for 30 minutes each day and keeping my diet as clean as possible.  1st Phorm makes menu recommendations, and there is a calculator you can use to determine how many calories, fat grams, carbs, protein grams, etc. you should have each day.  My plan is to stick to these recommendations as much as possible. I have a total of two hours in the car each day and a job where I may or may not get an actual lunchtime, so sometimes food is grab as you go.  I'm hoping that the energy from these supplements will help me completely cut out caffeinated beverages, which will also cut out about 300 calories each day. It will also force me to drink more water, since you have to drink 16 ounces each time you take the pills--which is three times a day. Not super excited about the 16 ounces right before bedtime....
I'm not planning on weighing myself this first month for a couple of reasons. First of all, I'm scared to! And secondly, I couldn't step on the scale right now if I wanted to--too wobbly for my bum knee. Hopefully by the time I'm ready for month two (should there be a month two!) I will be willing and able to weigh myself and will be happy with the results.
Have you tried any of 1st Phorm's products? I'd love to hear from you.  Feel free to leave a comment!

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