Lent is here and many people make a decision to give unhealthy habits up, or take new things up. Here’s some tips to help you.
If you are giving up sugar then Chromium can be a really helpful supplement to support you. Studies have found it may help to reduce hunger, cravings and binge eating.
Some people give up alcohol for lent. Removing alcohol from your diet for four weeks can help to improve your liver function as your liver will start to shed excess fat. If your liver function is not too badly affected by alcohol, it can recover within 4-8 weeks. You will also see improvements in your skin, your sleep, your energy, your weight and your blood pressure. It can be helpful to take milk thistle to support your liver repair and vitamin B complex, especially B1, can help reduce fatigue and brain fog.
People who are quitting smoking for lent might like to try rhodiola. Rhodiola supplements have been found in studies to relieve nicotine cravings* and boost willpower and may help to get you over that first difficult month.
If you are giving up meat or dairy products for lent then you should make sure to supplement your vitamin B12. We get a lot of our B12 from those foods and if we don’t get enough B12 we lack energy and feel tired.
Making a commitment to get more exercise during lent can be a great thing to do, and it can set you off on a new health journey. Try Revive Active to boost your energy levels and help you get started.
One of the best things to give up during lent is negative thinking. Be grateful for what you have in your life; the people, animals and surroundings. Don’t be overthinking and self-critical. Love yourself.