If you don’t know me, you may not know 3 years ago I lost about 70 pounds the course of about 6 months.
I’m so grateful to have lost the weight, but thing is, when you start losing weight at that rate, sometimes your body can’t quite keep up with all the changes and your starts hair falling out… #bummersville
Mine started falling out within a month of losing weight and kept on falling out over the next 2.5 years. Add to that I’m in my 40’s and there is a natural decline in my body’s production of Collagen...and dun dun dunnnnn….it was falling out like the Shenade O’Conner was gonna be my inevitable fate!
I tried adding Biotin, B-Complex, and A WHOLE BUNCH of other vitamins, but nothing had a real impact. That is...until CB Supplements entered my life. More about that in just a second….but here are some more fun facts about weight loss and hair loss.
According to Beth Warren, R.D.N., founder of Beth Warren Nutrition and author of Living a Real Life with Real Food, “the more weight you lose, the more likely you are to experience some form of hair loss.”.
Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., M.P.H., an obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, says “It all comes down to nutrients. People often don’t take in enough protein when they lose weight”, she explains. “And, when you don’t get enough protein, your body has to decide where to send the protein it does have. Given that your hair isn’t crucial to your survival, it gets the leftovers, and that can lead to hair loss.” Dr. Anthony Gustin, DC, MS suggests, “COLLAGEN is the most abundant protein in your body and it’s essential for skin strength and elasticity, hair growth, muscle growth, proper organ function, and more….Type II collagen, is only found in bones and connective tissue.”
Enter in our friend at CB Supplements Collagen. They’ve formulated a Collagen that contains Type, I, II, III, V & X!!! (talk about overachievers!!! )
I started taking 1-2 scoops of Collagen Daily. Within 3 months I noticed a significant difference in the texture and heft of my hair. But it wasn’t until I saw my long-time hair stylist, Ruthie Phaneuf at Mikah Salon, that it was confirmed the changes weren’t just in my head. She had noticed the thinning early on, and each time I’d go for an appointment, she would suggest that I take a few supplements because she was noticing a significant reduction in how many hairs were on my head, and the frailty of the the ones that remained.
It was 4 months in things really changed. I sat in her chair, she felt my hair, asking the normal ‘what would you like done today’ questions, when started to run her hand through my hair and just stopped. She put her hands down and looked at me in the mirror and said, ”okay...what are you doing?” I looked at her puzzled when she followed up with, “your hair is SIGNIFICANTLY thicker.” I told her the major change was that I had added Collagen into my daily regimine. She just looked at my hair and said, ‘Wow’. Its been almost 3 years since you started losing your hair. I was so concerned for you. And now it’s ...wow…its SO MUCH THICKER, and there is SO MUCH MORE there.”
Even more exciting is I’ve been to her two more times since the initial breakthrough appointment, and each time she’s commented on how it's now not just thicker, but shinier, healthier, its growing longer without breaking, and its able to withstand more processing! #WINNING!!!
So, my dear friends, if you are struggling with thinning hair due to weight loss or age, FEAR NOT!! CB Supplements is here to rescue your sweet scalp!!!
And you dont just have to relegate your daily collagen intake to your morning shake! Since upping my scoops from 1 to 3, I’ve started adding it to errrryyyy thang!
Here’s a recipe for gloriously delicious Collagen-Coated-Airfried Chicken Wings!!!!! Its a fun way to incorporate your and your family’s Collagen intake!
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AIR-FRIED CHICKEN WINGS with Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds
Makes 2 Serving
- 12-16 Cage-Free Chicken Wings
- 1-2 Scoops CB Supplements Collagen Powder
- 2 TBSP Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- Gallon sized Ziploc
- 1 Tablespoons Grassfed Butter
- 3-4 Tablespoons Hot Sauce (just make sure there are no additional Oils)
- 1 One Sweet Potato
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Combine all Chicken, Garlic Powder, and Collagen in Ziplock Bag, close and shake to coat.
- Coat the bottom of the air-fryer with Coconut Oil.
- Drop all chicken wings into Airfryer on 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Pull out Toss, and set for 5 more minutes. Repeat that process until Wings' skin is super crispy.
- When wings are close to done, place
- Pre-heat on BROIL
- Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper for easy clean up
- Peel Sweet Potato and slice thin (about 1/8-1/4 inch thick)
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