Orgain! My Life Saver

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Disclosure: this is opinion, not sponsored.

With my goal being transparency, I wanted to share a brand I swear by, Orgain!

Three years ago I was diagnosed with IBS-B (irritable bowel syndrome – bloating), Dairy intolerance (not just lactose), and wheat intolerance. So I’m suppose to be on a super strict diet. I tend to try and follow the low-FODmap diet, I’ll do another post on this one at a later date, and I attempt to cut out dairy and wheat as much as I can. I can have small amounts of wheat per day, and extremely small amounts of dairy (I try to eliminate it completely).

What happens is basically, if I eat anything I can’t digest, I get extremely bloated and within 24-30 hours I am in extreme pain, it almost feels like an appendicitis. That’s actually how I ended up starting the testing process, I was hospitalized thinking I had an appendicitis but I was just really bloated. 6 months later after annoying testing and elimination diets I was diagnosed with all of the above.

Back on topic: I regularly see a dietitian. Well, less regular now that I have a handle on my diet and restrictions. Nutrients I was lacking are calcium, vitamin D, protein, and fiber. When I post about the low-FODmap diet, I’ll go further into detail.

I needed to find a supplement that was dairy free, gluten free, and soy free. Being dairy intolerant, many alternatives are made from soy, so I wanted to limit the amounts of soy I intake (I don’t do well with it and am at risk of hyper-thyroid).

Most plant based supplements are super Chalky and nasty. After a lot of research I finally decided to give Orgain a try and I was not disappointed!

I’ve been using Orgain for about 3 years now and will never switch. Their plant based protein powder has 21g of protein, 7g of fiber, and no sugar! I usually do some type of smoothie with spinach and almond milk.

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My favorite flavors are Vanilla Almond and Creamy Chocolate Fudge. They also do awesome seasonal flavors too like pumpkin spice and I just got their seasonal flavor this year which is Peppermint Hot Cocoa! I actually made hot cocoa with it, it’s like a healthy version!

I have had a few friends try their meal replacement Powders too and they liked them. I don’t like skipping meals, so I don’t do the meal replacement.

I have included links throughout this post, just click to bring you to the main website, and my favorite powders.

Thanks for reading!

Xoxo

-Tay

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