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Welcome to paradise, sweet angels! I hope you're all feeling as breezy as I am on this sunny Saturday morning. With the start of a new weekend comes the perfect opportunity to refuel your soul through self care, meditation and mindfulness - all while soaking up that dreamy SoCal lifestyle. I've put together my ultimate guide to a completely holistic weekend here in LA so you can stay feeling your radiant best without even trying.


The first step is fueling your body properly so you have the energy for all the fun activities ahead. For breakfast, I like to start my day with a green juice packed with kale, spinach, cucumber, apple and ginger - it's the perfect way to cleanse without depriving yourself. Pair it with avocado toast on sprouted grain bread for some healthy fats. Once you're energized, it's time for a morning yoga flow at the beach. Watching the waves roll in as you move through downward dog and child's pose is seriously surreal - I always feel so present and zen afterwards.


After your yoga sesh, take a dip in the ocean to rinse off the sweat and welcome the day. Nothing makes me feel more alive! The salt water is so healing for both your physical and emotional wellbeing. Once you're fresh again, grab a picnic lunch - I like packing salads with quinoa, roasted veggies and a scrumptious dressing. Enjoy it at the park while soaking up some vitamin D. After fueling up again, spend the afternoon exploring a new neighborhood. Check out local boutiques, galleries and coffee shops to get inspired.


Now it's time to nourish your mind. Head to a bookstore like Skylight Books in Los Feliz and browse for a new read to dive into later. Look for memoirs by influential women or self help books focusing on mindfulness, gratitude, meditation or emotional healing. Fueling your intellect is just as important for your wellbeing as fueling your body. With a new book in hand, head to the beach to watch the sunset. Sitting by the ocean is the perfect way to end the day - you'll feel so at peace.


For dinner, treat yourself to a luxurious meal at one of LA's top plant based or organic restaurants. Oh she glows, Crossroads and Real Food Daily are all delicious options in various neighborhoods around town. Enjoy nutrient packed dishes like mushroom risotto, veggie stir fry or a crisp salad while catching up with good company. Spending quality time with friends is self care in itself.


Once you've filled up on nourishment, it's time to wind down for the evening. Head home, light some candles, put on soothing music and run yourself a hot bath. Add in epsom salts and essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus for maximum relaxation. Soak for as long as you'd like while reading your new book. The magnesium from the salts and aromatherapy from the oils will leave you feeling completely recharged.


After your bath, put on your coziest pajamas and make yourself a calming herbal tea like chamomile. Snuggle up with your book, journal or laptop to continue winding down for the night. I like to do a guided meditation before bed using the Calm app. Setting intentions for restful sleep and the coming week always leaves me feeling so present. Lights out by 10pm - our bodies crave more than just sunlight!


Waking up on Sunday, take your time stretching and enjoying a soothing morning routine. Maybe do some light yoga or qi gong movements while your coffee brews. For a lazy brunch, nothing beats eggs and avocado on toast with fresh fruit and herbal tea. Spend the morning journaling, making vision boards or making plans for self care throughout the week ahead. The key is continuing nourishment and rest even on your day of rest.


In the afternoon, meet up with friends at a relaxing cafe or bookstore to sip lattes and chat about your goals, dreams and personal growth. Surrounding yourself with people focused on wellness keeps your energy flowing positively. Get outside later to walk along the beach, hike in the hills or explore a new park - movement heals the body and mind. Enjoy a home cooked dinner full of love like veggie chili, salad or roasted potatoes.


Wind the weekend down slowly by giving yourself a nourishing at home spa treatment. Exfoliate with a sugar or salt scrub, do a face mask and meditate before bed. Waking up on Monday feeling totally rejuvenated both inside and out is the ultimate goal - you'll be ready to take on the week with grace. Nourish yourself continuously and life just flows, sweet souls. I hope you found some inspiration for self care, mindfulness and luxury living in LA. Wishing you all radiant weeks ahead!

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Health Supplements to Keep Your Gut Feeling Breezy

by Sobreezybabe


Girls, maintaining a healthy gut is so important for both physical and mental wellness. As we all know, what's going on inside can really affect the outside - your skin, your energy levels, even your mood. So it's time to get real about gut health and start supplementing to keep that digestive system feeling breezy! Here are a few supplements I like to add to my routine to support a happy tummy.


Probiotics are a must for gut health. I love taking Garden of Life's Dr. Formulated Probiotics because they contain 50 billion CFUs from 11 different probiotic strains. Multiple strains means more coverage for a balanced microbiome. Slide these babies into your routine daily and you'll start to notice smoother digestion and fewer tummy troubles.


Prebiotics are also key - they feed the good gut bugs so they can flourish. My current fave is Organic Wholeful Prebiotic Fiber. Made from inulin and oligofructose, it supports the growth of probiotic bacteria for natural gut and immune support. Feel full and fueled with just one scoop blended into water or your morning smoothie.


Last but not least, digestive enzymes are so helpful for proper breakdown and absorption of nutrients. Look for a high-quality, broad-spectrum enzyme supplement. Mine is Designs for Health's Super Enzymes - it contains enzymes from various plant and animal sources to aid in starch, protein and fat breakdown. No more bloating or uncomfortable fullness for this girl!


For those who want a little more clarity, I'll share the main five core gut health supplements I take daily, why I take each one, when I take them, and how they've relieved my stubborn digestive woes. I'll also note the lifestyle habits that complement my supplement routine for maximal gut healing and microbiome balance. If you struggle with digestion or suspect gut issues may be dragging down your health, my personal gut health stack could provide some ideas and inspiration!


My Core 5 Gut Health Supplements


✨️ Probiotic


I take the HyperBiotics PRO-Women Probiotics with a clinically-studied strain called L. reuteri. I chose this probiotic because it contains 30 billion CFU and over 5 rigorously-tested strains ideal for women's microbiome balance. Since I started taking it, my digestion has improved drastically! The strains help me properly break down nutrients, metabolize food energy better, and prevent issues like bloating or constipation. The HyperBiotics probiotic also supports vaginal health and immune function - added bonuses!


✨️Prebiotics


While probiotics contain the live cultures, prebiotics serve as the "food" for those microbes. Without prebiotic fibers that feed our gut bacteria, our probiotics won't flourish. I get my daily prebiotic dose from supplements and foods sources. I take Prebiotin prebiotic supplement which contains insulin, acacia fiber, and other plant-based fibers that support microflora growth. I also try to eat plenty of prebiotic-rich foods like garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus and bananas.


✨️Digestive Enzymes


Since digestive enzymes are so critical for properly breaking down nutrients from food, I supplement with a full-spectrum enzyme complex by Pure Encapsulations. It contains key enzymes to help digest carbohydrates, fats, fiber, lactose, and proteins. For me, this has alleviated post-meal bloating and discomfort significantly! It also reduces occasional gas and diarrhea since my body can now effectively extract nutrients.


✨️L-Glutamine


As an amino acid that helps repair intestinal wall lining, L-glutamine has been a game-changer for healing my leaky gut issues. High stress levels can cause the tight junctions between intestinal cells to weaken, allowing undigested molecules to enter the bloodstream where they don't belong. This can trigger widespread inflammation.


The L-glutamine compound literally helps "glue" intestinal barrier cells back together and stimulates regeneration. I notice less brain fog within an hour of taking it which tells me there's less inflammation. I take a high-potency 5,000 mg L-glutamine supplement twice daily.


✨️Betaine


HCL Even while taking digestive enzymes, I still struggled with that heavy, bloated sensation after eating larger meals. I had a suspicion I wasn't producing enough stomach acid naturally to break down food. Based on symptoms, my nutritionist had me start supplementing with betaine HCL capsules when I eat protein-heavy meals.


Betaine HCL increases the level of hydrochloric acid in my stomach to support protein digestion. Along with the digestive enzymes, this has helped me properly break down and metabolize meals without heaviness or sluggishness after eating. I make sure to cycle it 5 days on, 2 days off.


When I Take My Gut Health Supplements Consistency and timing are essential to maximizing results from my gut health stack. Here is my daily regimen:


Morning:


• Probiotic on empty stomach


• Prebiotic with breakfast


• L-glutamine before breakfast


With meals:


• Digestive enzymes with all meals


• Betaine HCL with larger protein-based meals


Evening:


• Second dose of L-glutamine on empty stomach


Lifestyle Strategies That Complement My Supplements


While probiotics, enzymes and key supplements provide the primary digestive/gut support, I also follow certain lifestyle habits to cultivate maximum microbiome balance and gut health. These include:


• Low inflammatory diet high in prebiotic fruits/veggies


• Managing and reducing stress


• Daily movement and exercise


• Prioritizing high-quality sleep


• Practicing mindfulness and gratitude


The combination of strategic supplements along with these core lifestyle factors has truly allowed my gut — and overall health - to thrive. The days of feeling sluggish and bloated are behind me!


I hope walking through my personal daily stack offers some ideas on how you can craft a tailored regimen based on your unique digestion and gut health needs. Be patient, experiment smartly with strategic supplements, and nurture your overall wellbeing through healthy lifestyle habits. Here's to happy guts and better health!


Nourish that gut, nourish your wellbeing babes. Start supplementing today and feel the breezy benefits!


*Remember to not make any changes to your health without consulting a licensed health practitioner*

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As a lifestyle blogger based in sunny Los Angeles, staying hydrated through the warm summer months is essential. But it's no fun if refreshing beverages don't also deliver delicious flavor. After much experimentation, I've discovered the perfect drink order at Starbucks - one that not only quenches thirst but nourishes both body and soul. Allow me to introduce you to Peach Dragon Paradise, my new favorite way to chill out Cali-style.


You've likely seen the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher on Starbucks menus before. This vibrant base is made from on-trend superfruits mango and dragonfruit, packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Mango imparts a tropical sweetness while dragonfruit lends a subtle tartness. Together they create the ideal foundation for a refreshing thirst-quencher.


Yet sometimes the standard Refresher alone leaves me still feeling a touch peckish. That's where switching out the inclusions for all-natural peach juice takes this drink to new heights. Juicy California peaches are celebrated for their high vitamin C content, making this swap an even healthier choice. Their summery essence melds seamlessly with mango and dragonfruit for extra dimension of flavor.


And we're just getting started! The magic really happens when one pump each of strawberry purée and vanilla syrup enter the picture. Strawberry brings out its bright berry personality, enhancing the tropical profile. Vanilla syrup contributes an elegant creaminess that ties it all together in delicate balance. Their subtle additions elevate what was already delicious into a true masterpiece for the palate.


I first stumbled upon Peach Dragon Paradise while Pinteresting self-care inspo one morning. Taking my first appreciative sip, I immediately knew this drink was a keeper. The vivid colors alone scream "sunshine vibes" in a glass. But more than aesthetics, this beverage's refreshment value truly shines when enjoying the LA lifestyle. Whether lounging poolside, beach days or busy work weeks, it's become my go-to for staying hydrated in style.


As a holistic health advocate, optimum wellness means nourishing mind, body and spirit as one unified whole. While occasional sweet treats have their place, I'm mindful not to overdo added sugars. Rest assured this modified order allows pampering senses without compromising nutrition goals. Using all-natural peach juice in place of artificial mixes keeps things light yet satisfying. One or two pumps of syrup is plenty to indulge cravings without going overboard.


Hydration is key for glowing skin too. Berries and citrus fruits contain antioxidants that may support collagen production when consumed regularly. Refreshers make it easy to sip your way to clearer, brighter complexions even on sweltering summer days. So grab your reusable straw and let's sip into wellness together with this tropical dream in a cup.


Whether seeking lifestyle inspiration, beauty routines or just general SoCal vibes, Sobreezybabe is your destination online and IRL. Be sure to follow across social platforms for daily motivation on mindfulness, self-care, fashion and the LA aesthetic. Now tell me, what do you enjoy sipping on to beat the heat? Share your favorite hot weather drink in the comments below!


Hydration and wellness go hand in hand through seasons hot and sunny. Stay tuned for future articles exploring seasonal recipes, self-care rituals and all things Living Your Best Life in LA. And head over to Amazon to pick up my famous wellness journal, That Girl Guided Journal, to empower you on your wellness journey. Until next time, sending oceans of positive energy your way!

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