Food and Drink

Platinum Labs Optiburn vs. EHP OxyShred: The Facts

In the recent past, there has been as a result of technological advancement more, and more people are getting stuck in their homes glued to their phones, computers, and televisions. As a result, we have a generation that is getting less and less active

There are lots of people that are struggling with their weight and obesity. The situation is so bad that even those that might not be suffering from obesity may still need to cut some fats to be at a safe, healthy level. Research has linked obesity to a lot of chronic ailments such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. Without intervention, numerous people run the risk of getting otherwise preventable conditions.

All is not lost, though, because through exercise, all that can change. Combined with proper nutrition, exercise will get you into shape and back on the healthy track. The same technology that is blamed for contributing to obesity has also given us products that help us in the burning of fat. Fat burners are increasingly getting popular as more people realise the benefits of using them. A combination of pre-workout supplements and fat burners produces fantastic results.

Today we are going to have a look at two popular fat burners, compare them, and then give the verdict on which one we think wins amongst them.

Why go for fat burners?

They are a massive deal in the fitness and bodybuilding world. They are great for shredding fat and giving users lean bodies. Optiburn and oxyshred are the two names you are likely to find in any serious fitness enthusiast’s cupboard.

EHP OxyShred

EHP OxyShred has been in the market for a considerable amount of time, becoming a household name in fitness circles. According to its makers, this is an ultra thermogenic product that has its flavours being 100% natural.

There are six flavours that users can choose from, ranging from guava, mango, passion, mild melon, kiwi strawberry, and pink grapefruit. A double scoop, users get to enjoy an increase in their metabolism.

Which ingredients are in it 

This supplement contains the regular list of vitamins and minerals ranging from Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, B12, Riboflavin as well as niacin.

Also included are other elements such as green coffee bean extracts, conjugated linoleic acid, and grapefruit seed extract.

Effects

Users have given varying feedback, with some indicating that they did not experience any effects while others report undergoing not such good effects.

There is, however, one thing that consumers agree on, the fact that the product tastes great. This is no surprise, of course, with over six different flavours, one is bound to find something that they like.

Platinum Labs Optiburn

This is oxyshred’s biggest competitor. It claims to offer its users five key benefits. These are; fat transport, mood enhancement, water flushing, burning fat as well as thermogenesis.

As opposed to oxy shred, Optiburn does not include proprietary blends meaning that you will be sure exactly what you are consuming. Its ingredients include; green tea extracts, raspberry ketones, taurine, conjugated linoleic acid, carnitine as well as dandelion root extract.

As mentioned earlier, it is ranked as one of the best fat-burners with users citing that it is especially effective at suppressing hunger, something that is important for people trying to lose weight.

Who wins?

These are two great products that have almost similar ingredients making it difficult to choose a winner. We promised to pick a winner and kept a promise. We chose Optiburn because you know what you are taking in. Supplements that have proprietary blends make it hard to tell what one is taking in.

My SodaStream Review

Recently SodaStream got in touch to see if I would like to review one of their new SodaStream machines, of course I would!

ice blue sodastream I remember as a child my Dad going out and buying us one, we didn’t have many fizzy drinks in our house, so for Dad to get us on of these was a real treat for me and my sister. I remember Dad being as excited as us about it. It was a great boxy looking machine with glass bottles. I’m sure now it would be classed as a retro item, who knows what happened to it.

sodastream canister

Now I can share this excitement with my little ones who are only allowed fizzy drinks on our treat days or if we are eating out.

ice blue sodastream

SodaStream Review

SodaStreams for those who don’t know about them are little magical items that make your tap water into a delicious fizzy drink. You then have the option to add flavour to your carbonated drink.

sodastream bottle

I choose the icy blue, which looks almost minty green on line but is a real icy blue shade that I love. Although maybe I should have gone for the pale pink, which is super cute.

sodastream bottle water line

The SodaStream is very easy to use, your only a couple of simple steps away from your drink. Fill up your SodaStream re-useable bottle with tap water or filtered water to the fill line on the bottle. Ensure your gas bottle is attached correctly, attach the bottle and push the button on top of the machine. Give it a couple of short blasts and you are done!

soda stream

I love that it’s so simple to use, just make sure the bottle is in correctly, it doesn’t sit on the bottom of the machine, there will be a little gap. So don’t think that it’s not in correctly.

The children love it too, I make sure the bottle is in correctly and they can add their bottle and then push the button to generate the bubbles. It’s great because they love to get involved and its also sugar free, as it’s just tap water. The children now have it in their bottles or we will tip it into glasses for them to enjoy. My advise is to keep a bottle of water in your fridge so you can always have a cold fizzy water, for me I like my water to be cold.

I love my SodaStream

I do love fizzy drinks, I know I really shouldn’t drink them as much as I do. However it’s my plan to use our SodaStream Spirit as much as possible to cut down on the amount of diet coke that I drink. I’m able to take a bottle of the fizzy water with me wherever I go, so I don’t feel the need to buy diet coke on the go.

We try to take our own bottles with us places, we normally all have our drinks bottles with us but this will help cut down the amount of tins and plastic bottles we put into the recycling bin each week.

sodastream bottle with bubbles

Not only do SodaStream give you delicious fizzy water, you can buy a selection of flavourings to enhance your experience. Fruit drops, that are only £2.99 each, zero calorie and make 80 servings and they come a range of different fruity flavours. Not only do they sell Fruit Drops but also Soda Press Co retro looking bottles that have a range of retro flavours including cola, lemonade and tonic. I haven’t actually bought any of these yet, but I’m going to order the cola and the tonic. So it will mean I never run out of tonic for my gin………. Yummy!

I really love my SodaStream and I am so grateful to SodaStream for helping me to relive my childhood memories with my little ones.

Living more sustainably………food!

Becoming more eco friendly isn’t just about changing your energy supplier or recycling. There is so much more that you can do and that include with your food. So here are some ways you can live more sustainably by make some changes to the food you buy and eat.

freshly dug up home grown carrots

Living more sustainably

Of course grow your own. Its something that has been around for a long time, right back hundred or even thousands of years. People would only eat what they could grow. Now people might not have the space or the time to grow everything, however you could start with something small. Maybe a single plant and see how they get on. We have gone from growing strawberries to having a large vegetable patch growing a lot of our own veg.

Sounds simple but don’t waste food. I know that I’m terrible for doing the food shopping and not planning out meals out properly. Which often leads to us having excess food in the house, but with careful meal planning I will be able to reduce our food waste and also our food bills.

Eat less meat, my hubby will hate me for saying it but from the research I’ve been doing it shows that cutting down on the amount of meat you eat is on way to be more environmentally friendly.

When it comes to having food waste, instead of putting it in your bin then compost it. It is great for the gardens but also helps the environment but not having extra going into landfill.

Take food with you from home each day, make sure you use re-useable containers. This was you save money on ready made items and also on the packaging.

Ensure you take water bottles with you everywhere, it again saves on plastic bottle and save your bank account.

If you would like some more ideas on how to live simply then Yaya at My Dreamality has a lovely post for you to read.

Let me know how your family is planning to become more stainable.