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Food is Fuel | FREE GIVEAWAY!

We always hear people talk about how important what you put into your body is. Living with an auto immune disease, especially one of the digestive tract, it’s hard to really believe that. – At least for me. While I understand food does have an impact on your overall health, there are so many things that are out of our control completely. So many people get diseases like Cancer, Lupus, Cystic Fibrosis, ect., yet live a perfectly healthy lifestyle. Why? This is why for a long time I didn’t stress what I ate.

Over these past few weeks I’ve been trying to live better. No specific reason. I’d like to lose weight. Also, since I’ve had my colon removed I deal with Pouchitis quite a bit. My doctor suggested a low carb / low calorie diet. – I paid it no mind. I just didn’t want to restrict myself. I mean I love food! – But recently I decided to give it a shot. I’ve been tracking my calories and carbs through an app and while I’m not 100% sure if it’s helped with my Pouchitis, I will say I’ve been feeling pretty good.

Everyday I’ve been eating greens, fish, fruits and veggies. – Everyday I go to the gym and have a good workout! A few nights ago I decided to take a break from my diet and get a burger and fries from a fast food restaurant. – To say I felt it the next morning is an understatement! I left for the gym around 6AM, just as I’d done the day before. Things that normally take me minutes seemed to take much longer. I was moving sluggish and just felt lazy to be honest.

Food is Fuel

Food is Fuel , FREE GIVEAWAY

I realize now that while food may not cure chronic illness, it can make you feel good! I’m not saying to go on some crazy diet or even restrict yourself. – Talk with a doctor or a nutritionist about what’s right for you. Since changing my diet I’ve had more energy and even a bit of a better attitude!

What you put into your body greatly impacts what you get out of it. – I want to help you fuel your body with the right things. I’m so excited to partner with DripDrop in giving you A MONTH’S supply of the oral rehydration solution FOR FREE! The giveaway is simple and only has 3 rules!

  1. Follow @ShawnBethea_ on Instagram
  2. Follow @DrinkDripDrop on Instagram
  3. Comment (the Instagram post below) with your favorite flavor of #DripDrop (or what flavor you would like to try) & Tag 3 friends to do the same!

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** FREE GIVEAWAY ** – Follow the 3 rules below to ENTER TO WIN!! . Today I saw just how much of an impact what you put into your body has on your overall health. What you eat / drink is truly fuel to your body. . . Everyday I’ve eaten greens, fish, fruits and veggies – I go to the gym and kill it! Last night I had a huge unhealthy meal & today I felt every bit of it. Things that normally take me minutes to do, seemed to take foreverrr. I want to help you fuel your body with the right things. . FREE #GIVEAWAY : I’m giving away a month’s supply of DripDrop! The rule are simple. 1) Follow @ShawnBethea_ 2) Follow @DrinkDripDrop 3) Comment (on this post) with your favorite flavor of #DripDrop & Tag 3 friends to do the same! . . I’m so excited to partner with @DrinkDripDrop to give you guys a tasty 😋 re/hydration alternative. Enter fast! The giveaway ends October 3rd! #DefeatDehydration #DripDrop

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I really appreciate your support of my blog and journey of navigating chronic illness. This giveaway isn’t just for those with IBD or living with chronic conditions, it’s for any and everyone! BE SURE TO SHARE AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Have you tried DripDrop before? If so, let me know what you think about it in the comments below!

 

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What They're Saying

"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy."

Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017
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"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy." Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017

"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."

 

Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017
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"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."   Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017

"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes."

Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017
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"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes." Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017

" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."

 

Sara R, Sep. 12 2017
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" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."   Sara R, Sep. 12 2017

Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.

 

Collin, Jan. 9, 2019
2019-01-09T22:11:58+00:00
Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.   Collin, Jan. 9, 2019