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Fit In My 40s - This is Hard

I'm dying! It's true! My brain is rebelling!

It's embarrassing to admit it, especially because we are a health and wellness company but I like Dr. Pepper. "Like" might be too mild of a word, I actually love Dr. Pepper. It's bubbly and sweet and yummy.

Blame my husband, it's all his fault. He introduced me to this fizzy goodness back when I was young and impressionable.

I have actually kicked this habit in the past, only to start again a few months later but I have never given up sugar and Dr. Pepper at the same time. Even when I was in good shape 5 years ago, I still indulged in its carbonated tastiness. It was my vice.

And now...I am “Dr. Pepperless”.


I've replaced it with a drink called The Shrinker. The recipe comes from Trim Healthy Mama. It's good, it really is. I've tweaked it a bit to fit my liking.

“The Shrinker”

2 bags Oolong tea steeped and cooled
Cinnamon Bark EO to your liking
Stevia to taste
1 tsp Vanilla Spice Pure Protein Complete
1 tsp Maca powder
A pinch of Himalayan sea salt
4-5 shakes Cayenne Pepper

Mix in blender or with stick blender (important to properly disperse everything)
Add ice and additional water to make 32oz serving.


I've been drinking these for 4 days straight now, 2-3 each day. I've also not eaten anything with sugar or grains. THIS is a big deal! I might not have mentioned it before but I have a love affair with simple carbs. I like bread but cookies are my favorite, followed closely by cakes. No icing though, it's too sweet. Ironic, I know (Snort).


The “no sweets thing” is going fabulously well. I think it's because I've been taking Young Living’s Detoxzyme. I really am not craving sweets. My family had ice cream two nights ago because we were celebrating my daughter getting her learner's permit to drive. Everyone was dishing out ice cream and I was thinking, "Meh, I don't really need ice cream". This is huge, like HUGE!!!!


But I'm wanting to keep it real so I've got to tell you, I'm sure it's a mental and not a physical thing but I really miss Dr. Pepper. 

Until Next Time, May You Be Abundantly Blessed,
Wendy Cameron