Graze Box Review

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Hello world, Jen here!

I wanted to stop in and let you all know that I’ve been hooked on the subscription box service, Graze.  I have never signed up for one of these types of services before because they all run at at least $20 box– that’s not a lot for many people, but I’m a very broke, very money-conscious law student. But! I love getting new things to try out in the mail, and Graze runs only $6 per box (and you can set it to come only once month, or you can totally cancel at any time).  I also had a code to get my first box free so I could see if I liked it.

I loved it! I really just enjoy getting things in the mail, which is probably a part of the reason I enjoyed it so much.  It’s not a lot of food (it lasted me four days– one snack per day), but I genuinely enjoyed trying it out. 

How it works: Before the box is shipped you can head on the Graze and eliminate any boxes you don’t like, or any boxes that don’t fit your diet.  You can either tell Graze to only send you vegan items, or only send you gluten-free items…or you can go through and eliminate based on the ingredients.  I personally just went through and eliminated anything that didn’t appeal to me. 

My box came with an ingredient/nutrition sheet, and four snacks

1. The Cheese Board: cheese cashews, herb bites, and salsa corn sticks.  This one was delicious (but I’m a total cashew…and cheese… fiend). I immediately rated it a “love” online so I’d get it regularly.

2. Cookies and Creammint chocolate cookies, roasted hazels, white chocolate buttons, sunflower seeds. This was pretty good.  I thought that there were maybe too many seeds, making it a little bland.  I rated it a “like” so I’ll get every once in a while.

3. Super Berry Detoxblueberries, green raisins, goji berries, and cranberries.  I didn’t love this one and ended up eliminating it from my potential snacks. I went a little too hard on Craisins when I was in university, and am now pretty averse to dried fruit because of it. 

4. Summer Berry Flapjackrustic rolled oat flapjack with berry-infused cranberries. This one was okay– it was kind of like a really flaky granola bar. I’d probably like the other flapjack flavors better, because, you know, the dried fruit thing.

 

That’s it! I loved my first box and am now signed up for the monthly, just as a little treat to myself.  If you’d like to try it head on over to Graze and get your first box free with the code JENS161MP

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Glowing Lean: Challenge Accepted

I have one more bit to add from the last post.. while I’m still here, awake and slightly immobile..

I spoke a lot of Kimberly Snyder in our last entry and I will start by reassuring you that although she has helped me design a template of my lifestyle – it is not something I have practiced religiously and I do my best to make healthy choices that work for me. Her way is not for everyone and I just want to assure you that I do not intend on pushing any one persons’ ideals of eating habits onto anyone reading. Everyone is different and not one thing works for the majority. Each to his/her own. At the end of a day eating habits are essentially habits and it takes time for our subconscious to adapt to this change. Every single diet out their requires this debunk of old habits.

More on Glowing Lean: This nutritionist I speak of has designed a module called the Glowing Lean System: a beauty detox program that I have purchased to challenge myself with. It’s suggestions are huge changes from the traditional north american eating ideal in which I had mentioned before: eating light to heavy. She provides many delicious recipes to choose from and instead of offering a “time of day” to eat; she presses the fact that it is most important to eat when we actually feel hunger. We have been shown that we must eat small, more often in the day to target our metabolism to become lean however this wears down our digestive system and we essentially lose energy when our body is constantly accepting and breaking down what we eat. This can often hinder us when we eliminate which often results in constipation. I don’t mean to get into the gritty details but doesn’t it make more sense on a natural level that the more we poop, the more our bodies feel light and energetic?

Anyways, having continued on this write-up into the morning, today is day 1 of my Glowing Lean adventure. for the next three months my goal is to either prove this module as a doable, sustainable lifestyle or that if it is just another diet that can make one feel deprived and restricted. This module suggests that it is sustainable, and I believe it is. However, my eating habits fluctuate and like any human being I have days of over-indulgence but because I have a. spent money and b. openly committed myself to Kimberly’s regime I will be in it to win it 100%.

Over this time I will do a weekly check-in of how I feel, how my body feels, changes in my energy, possible changes in my physicality and strength. The idea of this program is to help people tone, become energetic, vibrant and healthier literally from inside out whether it is the health of their finger nails, sheen in their hair, clear skin (although I’ve never had an issue in this department, thankfully) and a even acquire more positivity in their life.

Hopefully in three months this is something I will continue to do and I can enable and empower people to make a great positive change for themselves. A change is always difficult but it is something you must be ready for; well I’m ready!

Anyways, It’s 10am, I’ve been up for two hours and I’m finally hungry. I’ve certainly missed that feeling!

With love,

Nidhi