What is Rhodiola Rosea Root and why I take it

If you’ve never heard about Rhodiola, let me tell you that is most commonly used for increasing energy, endurance, strength, and mental capacity.  It is also used to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress.

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Rhodiola Rosea Root grows at 10,000 feet in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. The root when cut gives off the aroma of a rose. It’s suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Free, Soy Free & Dairy Free.

I started taking Rhodiola Rosea from Brainpower Nootropics 6 weeks ago as a natural supplement to help me fight common daily stress and I can tell you that I definitely feel the difference.

I’m a very organised person so I tend to accept any tasks coming my way because I can always find time to do them, but what I never do is considering taking time off. Nowadays I’m more conscious about it and I make sure my daily schedule is balanced with work, entertainment and relaxing time off. But for the days that are hard to maintain this balance, taking something natural is great support.

I always take two capsules a day with water, they don’t replace any of my meals and I make sure I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and eating a varied, well-balanced diet.

This is only my personal experience, so if you’re considering using Rhodiola I would recommend you to visit the following link so you’re fully informed:

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So Shape Challenge

And here’s the end of my So Shape challenge! To be honest, I still have a few smart meals left, but I decided to give you an update since I started seeing changes.

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So I took part in the So Shape Challenge for a week, where I had a smart meal per day, usually at breakfast and normal meals the rest of the day.

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I took part in the challenge to get in shape while also improving my health while improving my body’s nutrition and getting my energy levels back up!

So Shape’s low calorie yet complete diet enabled me to keep my muscles while targeting my body to lose fat and not muscle.

During my challenge, I shared on Instagram stories the flavours I was tasting and a few advice to tone up and slim down.

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My favourite thing about these smart meals was that they were quick and easy to use, which is ideal for busy people like me during the week. It’s not always easy to take the time to eat healthily and this is a way of making sure I do.

I hope this post answered all the questions I’ve been receiving on Instagram, but if you still have some, leave a comment below.

Otherwise, if you’re interested in giving this challenge a try, head to So Shape website and use my code TIGERCUSTOM to save £9.50 and double your flavours on 14 & 28 day challenges.

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How to Feed Your Kitten| Olivia Series

Olivia is a very energetic kitten and living indoors we need to make sure she gets, not only enough exercise, but the ideal diet for a kitten her age.

So I had the opportunity to visit Pets At Home for a nutritional consultation where I was able to ask all the questions I had about feeding Olivia. Now I’m able to share with you a few tips.

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Kittens grow rapidly up to around 12 months of age, so the nourishment you give your pet should support this important period of their life.

Dry Food or Wet Food?

Olivia isn’t fussy when it comes to food and she’s happy whether it is wet from a sachet, or dry from a bag. In her eyes, food is food, so it is up to us as her “humans” to give her the best to help with her development and support her immune system.

We decided to give wet and dry food to our kitten since both have great benefits. For example, wet food is much softer than dry food and easier to eat. Olivia finds the smell and texture attractive and it increases the water she ingests. Dry food is easier to measure, has a long shelf-life, keeps Olivia’s teeth healthy since she chews on abrasive foods and they are small and easy to swallow.

When Should I Feed Her?

Olivia has a feeding schedule so that we can monitor what she’s eating and  also her weight.

She eats minimum three meals per day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She has her snack/treat in the middle of the afternoon and I take that opportunity to teach her a few tricks.

Kitten foods usually come with a guide on recommended portion size based on the  kitten’s age. Although this is a great starting point, each kitten is different. If you notice your kitten losing or gaining a little bit of weight, scale their food appropriately.

I was told at Pets At Home that if Olivia doesn’t finish her food that is absolutely fine, we don’t always finish what is on our plates. If it is kitten kibble, feel free to leave it down for your pet to nibble at. If your kitten hasn’t returned to their wet food within 30 minutes, throw it away.

What Treats Can I Give Her?

Treats should be used as a training tool or reward. We tend to go for organic, natural or raw treats and we make sure we don’t give her too many on the same day.

Cat Milk can be used as a treat. It’s not essential to kitten’s diet like I thought it was. Which is a good thing because Olivia is not a big fan of milk!

Just a few last tips:

  • Don’t leave wet food out, as it can quickly go bad.
  • Store food in a cool place.
  • Don’t buy more dry food than you can use in a few weeks.
  • Your kitten should always have access to fresh water.

What your kitten eats in his first year of life helps form the foundation for a lifetime of good nutrition, so be sure to feed a quality kitten diet to help him on his way to healthy adulthood.

If you would like to take your kitten to a nutritional consultation like I did you can book it here – Pets At Home.

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