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Does LeanBean Have Any Side Effects?

Women struggle to lose weight; sometimes taking fewer calories and working out does not seem to work. Worse still, most of them are reluctant to use fat burners due to fear of nasty side effects.

Today, we evaluate if LeanBean, the famous female fat burner, has side effects.

The manufacturer states

‘We avoid synthetics so you won’t experience any unwanted side effects…’

Most manufacturers will tell you that their products are safe, but the most significant factor in accessing safety is the ingredients used and their dosages. Some people might be allergic to the components.

In the LeanBean diet pill review, we have provided a brief description of each ingredient and its functions. Now let’s see the possible side effects of some ingredients used.

What are the Leanbean side effects?

Glucomannan

Glucomannan is considered safe among adults up to four months of use.

Side effects are uncommon, but some users may experience

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence

It should be taken with a lot of water to prevent it from expanding before reaching the stomach, which might cause blockage in the oesophagus.

Chromium Picolinate

Chromium is likely safe for adults when used in the right dosage for up to 6 months. However, due to different genetic makeup, some individuals may experience the following effects:

  • Mood changes
  • Impaired judgment and thinking
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

In other cases, chromium has been seen to cause extreme low sugar levels when taken with other diabetes medication. Hence, diabetic patients are advised to avoid LeanBean.

Also, chromium may cause kidney or liver damage, if taken by individuals with existing kidney/liver disease.

Chromium affects brain chemistry, which might make behavioural conditions worse, such as anxiety or depression.

Green Coffee and Green Tea

LeanBean contains both green coffee and green tea, which have caffeine.

Despite the low levels of caffeine in these ingredients, individuals who are allergic to caffeine might experience the following side effects:

  • Headaches
  • Jitteriness
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

But, most individuals tolerate these levels; hence, LeanBean is safe to use.

Garcinia  Cambogia

Individuals who are allergic to garcinia should not use LeanBean. Here are some possible side effects

  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Raspberry Ketones

Raspberry Ketones resemble stimulants; therefore, they have potential side effects such as

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Jitteriness
  • Trouble sleeping

Note:

Generally, LeanBean is well tolerated by most individuals; they use safe dosages of each ingredient. However, some individuals may be allergic to some of the components.

LeanBean may cause side effects if taken by the following individuals

  • Pregnant/breastfeeding women
  • Diabetic patients
  • Under 18 years
  • Have an existing medical condition
  • Taking certain medications such as diabetes medication or antidepressants

Ways To Minimize LeanBean Side Effects

  • Do not exceed the stated dose

LeanBean is only safe when taken in the recommended dosage. Exceeding the daily dosage may result in adverse health risks to the user.

Ingredients are well formulated to fit the daily recommended dose. Mega dosing or overdosing might cause negative allergic reactions.

  • Consult your physician

Always consult your doctor before taking LeanBean to rule out any possible health risks, if taking any family planning pills, other medication or have an existing health condition.

Final Words

LeanBean uses natural ingredients in safe amounts, which makes it well tolerated by most individuals.

However, some ingredients have potential side effects and may interfere with prescription medication. Additionally, LeanBean contains stimulants, which may cause trouble sleeping.

Always check if you are allergic to any of the components and stick to the recommended dosage to reduce the risk of side effects.

Weight Loss

5 Mindful Ways To Substitute Bad Carbs In The Diet

Some carbs are bad for the health and some are good. Our body needs carbohydrates for energy production, nutrition, satisfying hunger and lose weight at the right places too come perdere peso. The best way to incorporate the good carbs in the diet is to go natural and avoid artificial and processed foods. Junk food has empty calories and zero nutritional value and carries the risk of high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and heart ailments.

Let Us See The Various Complex Carbohydrates That Can Replace The Bad Carbs In Our Meals-Use

Oatmeal, High Fiber Grains Instead Of White Flour

Oatmeal and whole grains are high in nutritional value and contains lots of fiber with zero calories. White flour, on the other hand, contains calories and is a highly processed carb which is difficult to digest and ends up adding extra fat in the body. Replace the white bread with whole grain or oatmeal bread and add oatmeal or other fiber grains to your pancakes instead of the white flour to get the better carbs into your system.

Eat More Of Green Leafy Vegetables Instead Of Noodles Or Macaroni

Noodles or macaroni are highly processed foods and take a while to digest. Though their white flour content can be replaced with the whole grain ones, but the best way is to abstain from them for weight loss. Eat sauteed and steamed leafy greens like spinach, kale, broccoli, beans sprouts, tomatoes, and peppers that provide ample nutrition, give energy and fiber and be easily digested. They keep the body healthy as they keep the insulin in check and cholesterol levels are better in people who use less of processed foods in their diet.

Fresh Fruits, Nuts, Fresh Juices For Sugars, Artificial Juices, Chips, And Cookies

Chips, cakes pastries and cookies are junk food which do fill up the stomach and give the body instant energy but are loaded with calories. Canned juices and soda should be replaced by water and fresh juices as they are laced with too much or extra salt and sugar and add up too many calories to the system. Eat fresh fruits and nuts as they contain fiber and complex carbs that are good for the heart, keep cholesterol in check and avoid the sugar levels from going out of control.

Processed And Packaged Cereals Should Be Replaced With Whole Grain Cereals And Fruits

Pack in awesome tasting fruits like strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and bananas into your breakfast and eat a whole grain porridge. Whole grain cereals are nutritious and energy packed and keep us active throughout the day and do not contain artificial flavors like that of packaged cereals and corn flakes. Go for fresh corn cobs and munch nuts like walnuts, almonds, and pine nuts for a slimmer and healthier body.

Replace The Potato With Colored Vegetables

Potatoes are high on carbs and replace them in sauteed veggies, soups, and curries with fibrous vegetables like cauliflower and squash. These are low in calories and great for the body. Go in for baked zucchini, carrot, or beetroot chips instead of the french fries.

Weight Loss

I’m an after!

I woke up yesterday knowing that it was THE DAY. I made sure I looked my best because there would be pictures.

Yesterday at work dragged! I could not wait to get out of there and get to my meeting because I just KNEW I was hitting goal. I knew even though I haven’t being weighing daily. A little doubt would creep up, but I’d tell it to shut its mouth, that I TOTALLY had this.

Finally I was out of work and rushed home to grab Mr. B. Who then kindly informed me that my in-laws would be coming to my meeting too. I already knew my mom was coming, but had no idea that my own personal posse would be there to cheer me on at the scale.

We sat waiting for what seemed like FOREVER, but was in all reality less than 5 minutes. Haha. I corralled everyone into the building and waited for Becky’s scale to be open.

Then I stepped on the scale. And it said 151, then my dress and jewelry came off. Then it said 150.2. So, I did what any woman UTTERLY determined to hit goal would do.

I took off my bra.

So, I stood there on the scale in just a tank top and leggings and the scale read this:

And my reaction was this:

I’m an after!

I woke up yesterday knowing that it was THE DAY. I made sure I looked my best because there would be pictures. ;)

photo-1

Yesterday at work dragged! I could not wait to get out of there and get to my meeting because I just KNEW I was hitting goal. I knew even though I haven’t being weighing daily. A little doubt would creep up, but I’d tell it to shut its mouth, that I TOTALLY had this.

Finally I was out of work and rushed home to grab Mr. B. Who then kindly informed me that my in-laws would be coming to my meeting too. I already knew my mom was coming, but had no idea that my own personal posse would be there to cheer me on at the scale.

photo

We sat waiting for what seemed like FOREVER, but was in all reality less than 5 minutes. Haha. I corralled everyone into the building and waited for Becky’s scale to be open.

Then I stepped on the scale. And it said 151, then my dress and jewelry came off. Then it said 150.2. So, I did what any woman UTTERLY determined to hit goal would do.

I took off my bra.

So, I stood there on the scale in just a tank top and leggings and the scale read this:

scale

And my reaction was this:

excite

I freaking did it!! I hit goal!! I quickly went and put back on my clothing and pictures happened.

Then I made Mr. B hop on the scale with me. I have lost pretty much him in weight. My starting weight was 327.6. I love this picture! I used to be the size of a grown woman AND man!

After pictures, it was time for my meeting to start. I spent time in the front row (where I always sit) and silently cried. I couldn’t believe that I had hit my goal. After 4 years I had finally done it. Becky made me speak and show off my before picture. Then my mom and mother-in-law came up to give me something.

They have been holding on to this for a couple of months now waiting for me to hit my goal. And last night they finally got to give it to me!

My posse left and the meeting continued. After the meeting, Mr. B was waiting in the parking lot with a gift for me. When I was getting closer to goal I told him that all I wanted was a Kate Spade purse. I would hit up Von Maur and just ogle over the purses. Well, last night, he gave me this:

I have literally worked my ass off for this! I cannot wait to carry it and look at it knowing that I earned it! Isn’t it so pretty?

The rest of the night was spent at Mr. B’s dek hockey game which I could hardly pay attention to because my phone was just blowing up with all sorts of love from everyone. When I went to bed last night I had the hardest time falling asleep because I just didn’t want all the excitement to end. But, I woke up this morning and Mr. B promised me that I’m still awesome.

I’m still in shock a bit and have had moments of sporadic crying after an overwhelming feeling of emotion. I’m sure it’ll be that way for today for a bit. This is so awesome.

I want you all to know that I cannot thank you guys enough for all your support throughout my journey over the years. You’ve been with me for ups, downs, and all sorts of amazing things. If I could give each and every one of you a hug, I would. You all deserve it!

I freaking love you guys!!

I’m a fucking AFTER!!!! AHHHH!!

Weight Loss

Ripped In 30 Results!

Thanks for checking out my Ripped in 30 results! Be sure to also check out my 30 Day Shred results and Turbo Fire results! Have a fitness DVD you would like me to give a try? Then shoot me a message via my contact tab!

Here they are, the results you have all been waiting for since I started my Ripped in 30 Challenge a month ago. People love seeing results, my 30 Day Shred results post is still one of my most popular. I don’t blame them, I’m a sucker for the same thing!

So without further ado, here’s before and after!

Before

before

After

after

My beginning measurements:

Weight: 181.0lbs
Hips: 42.5″
L. Thigh: 22.5″
Waist: 33.5″
L. Calf: 16″
Bust: 38.5″
L. Arm: 13.5″

After:

Weight: 177.4lbs
Hips: 42″
L. Thigh: 20.5″
Waist: 32″
Calf: 16″
Bust: 37″ (I had to go bra shopping for a smaller size…AGAIN. Ugh)
L. Arm: 13.5″

Total Pounds Lost: 3.6lbs
Total Inches Lost: 7.5 inches (includes both arms and legs)

I’m rather happy with the results I had! Sure it isn’t super noticeable in pictures, but I can feel it. My pants are more loose, even though I just got them. My girls shrunk another cup size, my biceps are great, and I’m starting to form muscles in my back.

It’s amazing to see the changes in my body. Hard to believe I never knew what muscles were or what my hip bones felt like. Love this journey and all it has done for me!

What results are you seeing lately that are non-weight related?

Weight Loss

Weight Watchers Back to Basics: Improving Spaces

Getting Back to Basics is the theme around these parts lately. Which is what prompted the challenge to come into play. Throughout September, I will be focusing on different important Weight Watchers* basics. Every Monday I will post about one of the topics and some challenges you can do to work on.

*note: these basics also work for those not following the WW plan. 

This week we are focusing on the spaces in your life and how to make them better equipped to help you stay on track.

First we will start in the home, where I’m assuming you spend most of your time. And we will start in the most important space to change to get started you set on track….

The kitchen!

The places you store food can either hurt or help you in your journey. If those places are filled with healthy foods, than you are more likely to consume those foods. Just like if they were filled with not so healthy foods. But it isn’t just about food in the kitchen, it’s also doing other simple things to set yourself up for success.

Get rid of or hide trigger foods

Obviously the best option is just to get rid of the foods that can sabotage your journey (for me it’s tortilla chips), but sometimes you live with people who love certain foods and can eat them with no issue. For that, try putting the trigger foods in a different place where you cannot see them. Either on a different shelf than where you keep your plan friendly foods or in a completely different area than that. For me, I put all of the things I don’t want to snack on daily in our kitchen island. Out of sight, out of mind!

Place fruit and other plan friendly foods in a basket/bowl

Now that you’ve gotten those trigger foods out of sight, it’s time to put your stuff in sight. If possible, put your fruit or other plan friendly foods in a pretty basket on your counter. Do this so when you go in the kitchen looking for a snack, it is the first things you see. Then there’s not need to open the cupboards where less friendly foods may be!

Put food scale and measuring cups on the counter

Just like having fruit on your counter, if you have these items out and within sight, you are more likely to use them. In addition to my food scale, I also keep my Weight Watchers calculator on my counter. Now that they are out on the counter, use them!

Mark foods with PointPlus values

This is great to make things easier for you. The first time you figure out the PointsPlus values of a food, write it on the outside with a permanent marker. Then next time you grab that food, you don’t have to go looking for your calculator to figure it out again. Some people in my Weight Watchers meeting actually do this while at the store grocery shopping. Just make sure you’re marking the foods you are actually going to buy.

While the kitchen is one of the most important space to get in order, there are also other things you can do around your home to stay on track!

Create a space to workout at home

If you can make it to the gym to workout, then great! For those who don’t have the time (or money) to make it to the gym, then doing it at home is your other option. If possible, dedicate a room in your house (or the garage like Emily is doing) to all your exercising endeavors. Set up a treadmill, bike, and weights to create a home gym. If a room isn’t possible, then just create a little area where you will be most likely working out. For me it is in our living room, where I have dedicated a couple of spots for my exercising needs. Underneath the entertainment center, I store my hand weights (making sure to put them away so I don’t break a toe…again) and next to the couch I have my yoga mat, foam roller, and resistance bands. You could also just throw all the items in a basket next to the TV. Whatever is going to work for you and get you moving!

Place motivational quotes/pictures around to see daily

Find some word of inspiration or pictures that are going to motivate you on your journey. Place to put them would be on your fridge, bathroom mirror, or even as a computer or phone background. Just somewhere you can see them daily or when you’re having a hard time. There are some great ones out there, especially if you search Pinterest!

Lay out workout clothes the night before

When you have a plan to get up in the morning and workout, it’s great to have those things all ready to go so you’re not fumbling around to find them. If you workout at a gym, then make sure you have your bag packed and ready to go! Taking this small step and being prepared, you’re more likely to follow through with activity.

Just as I assume you spend most of your time at home, I’m also going to assume that you leave the house for work. This space can be challenging too, with sweets in the break room and eating out for lunch.

Store healthy choice in/on your desk

To avoid the temptation of hitting up the break room for donuts or the vending machine for chips, have some healthy choices available right at your desk. Wether it be a granola bar or some hard candies (sugar-free of course!), you’ll be more apt to choose those over the plan wrecking things found in other spaces.

Set up a reminder to get up and move

Sitting at a desk for a long period of time is bad for your body. Make it a habit to get up once an hour and go for a short walk. This will not only help break up the day, but help you earn some activity PointsPlus! Set up an alarm on your phone or a timer on your desk to help you remember to move your butt!

Pack a healthy lunch and snack

This is probably the most simple thing you can do to improve your work space! If you plan out a healthy lunch and bring it, you are less likely to go out and order something that can wreck your hard work. Then take that lunch and eat it outside on a beautiful day. Doesn’t that sound more lovely than going to some fast food joint?

There you have it, ways to change some of the spaces in your life! All pretty simple tasks, but ones that are super important in setting yourself up for success.

This week’s challenge is to take 2-3 of the things listed above and do them!

Take a picture, send a tweet, or post in the Facebook group about the things you do to change your spaces this week! Be sure to tag #wwbtb when you do!

How are you going to improve the spaces in your life?

Weight Loss

Back to Basics (a challenge)

Summer is always a crazy time and it is super easy to get out of the routine we are so accustomed to the rest of the year. Kids are out of school, family vacations, and a cookout every time you turn around. All things to throw a wrench into your beloved routine.

I’m sure each and every one of you has experienced this once or a hundred times this year. So, to get us back into a routine, I figured a challenge focusing on just the basics would be great for us all. My girl, Emily helped me come up with the challenge since she’s struggling getting back at it, as am I who is trying to get back to goal!

The challenge will be more Weight Watchers centered in talking about the basics that are essential to the program. But with that being said, this is also GREAT for those who are not following the Weight Watchers program because all the things I will be focusing on will be great for you guys to work on too! So, don’t be turned off by the Weight Watcher factor!

The things we’ll be working on are tracking, getting in our good health guidelines, exercising, and cleaning up some spaces in our life to make this journey more easy!

The challenge will run the entire month of September. Each week (on Mondays) I will be focusing on one of the topics more in detail as to why it’s essential, how to be better at accomplishing them, and with a mini challenge for you to do. By the end of September, I’m hoping that each of us will be back into a routine and feeling more in control.

And maybe we will have shed a few pounds in the process!

There’s a facebook group for us all to chat about the challenge and anything we’re struggling with. I love having support when I’m struggling and to also cheer me along when I’m doing great.

If you’re a Twitter or Instagram user, then feel free to use the hashtag #wwbtb to accompany any posts about the challenge. This will also be a great way to connect with others throughout the month on those social media sites.

There’s also a nifty button for you to share on your sidebar if you’re a blogger! Also, feel free to post about the challenge on your blog to get others involved! The more the merrier!

To be a part of the challenge is really simple, all you have to do is leave a comment saying you want in, then head on over to the Facebook group and join! (It’s a closed group, so I will have to approve your request)

Oh, there will also be a fun WW goodie prize to one lucky participant. It’ll be for anyone who actively participates in the challenge throughout the month. Yay prizes!

Are you ready to get back to basics?

If so, this week I want you to think of a goal for yourself to accomplish this coming month and a reward for when you hit that goal.

Remember to make the goal attainable. None of that ‘I will lose 15 pounds this month!’ rubbish. A more realistic goal would be to lose 5 pounds or to be able to run a mile. Or maybe you want to track for the entire month. Whatever the goal is, make it be something you know you can accomplish.

As for the reward, make it whatever you want it to be. Just not food, because darn it, you’re not a dog! Maybe a new workout top or some new fingernail polish. Rewards are fun!

My goal for the month is to lower my body fat percentage at least 2%. Right now it is at 25% and have complete confidence I can lower it to 23% before the month is done. My reward for hitting my goal will be a $25 iTunes gift card. I am in need of some new music!

Go join the Facebook group and tell me about your goal and reward! Then get ready to get back to basics and back on track!