Since having my youngest son nearly 5 years ago now , my body has changed dramatically.
Not only have I curves in all the wrong places (or right if you love a motherly figure), but I have also had a lot of problems with my stomach , my gutt , my digestive system, which ever you want to name it.
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The problem that has occurred is that with every single bite of food , need that be a healthy apply or a slice of pizza (it really doesn't matter) , I seem to have a huge issue of digesting the food properly and the food not breaking down as it should do and it has given me even bigger problems meaning I am often left with stomach cramps and dramatic bloating .
The stomach cramps have been narrowed down in some cases to when I eat white foods such as rice, pasta, bread and such and although I love a good fresh sandwich I have had to try my hardest in avoiding them because just one half of a sandwich could leave me bloated and in pain for up to two days.
There have been times when I have awaken during the night in soaking sweats and excruciating stomach cramps , the need to run to the toilet but sit in absolute pain not being able to do anything but curl up in agony is something I have done on many occasions and I believe my anxiety has had a huge impact on that .
Some studies have been suggested that IBS is also linked to those who suffer with Stress and Anxiety of the everyday lifestyle and also an unhealthy diet and I have to agree with them after trying out my own experiment.
Over Christmas I sat myself like a woman who needed a padded cell and spoke to myself suggesting how I go about making more of my life than I currently was .
I began by admitting my own faults and made a list of the things I felt uncomfortable with or wanted to change, here is my list -
So after trying to better four of my biggest worries and wanting to help the issues of my Stomach cramps and bloating , I also took another step to help me along the way .
The change in Smoking, drinking fizzy drinks, eating and sleeping had helped me immensly and I do see a drastic change in my bloating by the time it had come to my third day but there was also something else I was trying to help speed up the process a little and that was Symprove.
What is Symprove?
Symprove is a Probiotic drink .
Probiotic drinks are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health.
Although some people think of bacteria as a bad thing, our body holds some good bacteria also which is good and helpful to making the body work and get through illness and disease.
Probiotic drinks are used for helping the digestive system and are a quick and easy way of fighting the bad bacteria in the gutt.
I was recently sent two bottles of Symprove .
1 bottle lasts one week and I have just finished my first week dose.
Independent research by University College London (UCL) shows Symprove can Arrive, Survive and Thrive in targeted areas of your gut quickly and effectively.
Every millilitre of Symprove contains about 200 million live, active bacteria.
Symprove are Non Dairy & Gluten free with no added colours and includes the following ingredients -
My thoughts on this product week 1 -
For me , fad dieting, juicing and supplementing or replacing foods with something that is not a complete meal is something I have never ever agreed with .
I am the type of person that believes that if you want to lose a little weight or feel a little healthier , then you should move your lifestyle into a healthier direction such as eating better foods and in smaller proportions and looking at your other parts of your lifestyle such as drinking fizzy pops/alcohol and smoking and exercise can dramatically reduce the negative effects which come with the poor diets and routines that your body has succumbed to.
Over the past week, I have not only lowered my intake of fizzy drinks, caffeine , white foods and also sticking at quitting smoking which I am not on my fifth week but I have also been taking the Symprove Probiotic Drink as instructed .
Symprove comes in two different flavours , original or Mango & Passion fruit which seemed more appealing to me .
Unfortunately that lovely mango and passion fruit does not taste nice but in all respect , I really was not expecting it to (I do think these things would taste nicer hidden inside a nice yogurt instead) .
Sorry , I HAVE TO BE HONEST, it was vile in taste and it was a struggle to drink each day due to its unfortunate flavour.
Having only tried one week I really have not seen much difference although I have had lessened stomach cramps and bloating but I do feel that is also down to my other aspects of lifestyle changes that has happened recently .
Looking for an instant cure will not happen over just one week and I am sure I would have to try this product in their 12 week programme to see any effects .
The only problem I can find is that this programme can be quite pricey.
1 week - £21.95
4 weeks - £79
8 weeks - £158
If you buy a full 8 weeks or 2x 4 weeks worth of Symprove you will then receive your last 4 weeks for completely free .
I will continue for the next week and let you know how I get on .
Have you tried this or do you think it is not worth it, do you prefer to change your lifestyle or reach for a probiotic yogurt at a cheaper cost?
Let me know in the comments below and come back next week to see if the second week made any more of a difference.