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You might be wondering why I titled this post “Why I Need Low Calorie Drinks For My Health” so let me explain. A couple of weeks ago I had a routine doctors appointment. You know, the kind where they check to make sure everything is good and you aren’t going to keel over and die anytime soon. Well as luck would have it, my blood pressure was a little high. And by a little high, I mean she wants to put me on blood pressure medication. WHAT?!?! I am *only* 31 and there is no way that can be a good sign of things to come. So, when I asked what I could do to lower my blood pressure without medicine she came back with two of my least favorite words. Diet and exercise.
It’s not that I don’t like eating healthy, because I do, and I’m familiar with the weight loss journey (check out my before and after faces above), but lately it seems like grabbing a quick snack so often includes something salty and carby (because those are the best kinds of snacks) and a soda for energy. Unfortunately those things are now off the list of things I should be eating and drinking so I am having to make adjustments. I was at Walmart the other day grabbing some school supplies and decided to hit up the drink mix aisle in search of some inspiration. I haven’t been a Crystal Light drinker in the past, but now that I am trying to up my water intake I am on the lookout for ways to make it more fun and interesting.
What caught my eye most about this (besides the fact that there are about a billion different flavors) was the fact that with my purchase of one Crystal Light product at Walmart stores, I get an EXCLUSIVE Miranda Lambert song download, and YOU can too! Crystal Light has partnered up with Miranda Lambert to bring you a fantastic way to earn rewards when you buy your favorite Crystal Light products: Platinum Points! The program is simple. Create an account with Platinum Points, buy participating Crystal Light products at Walmart stores, scan your receipt, and earn rewards points!*
So I decided to pick up a couple different flavors and try it out. I tried mixing the peach tea with the lemonade and it was good, so good in fact, that my husband went back to the kitchen and mixed up an entire pitcher of it. Seriously this will make drinking my daily water that much easier. Then I had a brainstorm. One of the things I like most about soda is the fizzies. So I grabbed a couple of bottles of plain seltzer water (the same kind I used here) and mixed my raspberry lemonade Crystal Light in with them. Holy yum, Batman. It tasted just like a lemonade Italian soda. So yeah, drinking my daily water just got a whole lot easier, and that exercise part…well I’m still working on it.
Have you ever had to deal with high blood pressure? What did/do you do to control it?
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