IF IT WASN'T EASY...

Hi I'm Shannon! I'm 21 years old and recently graduated from college and moved to Ft Lauderdale, Florida where I live with my boyfriend right on the beach. I'm working on maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle while getting leaner, fitter, and stronger by lifting heavy weights and eating mostly high-protein, lower-carb and averaging 2500-3000 calories per day. 5'8, 142 lbs, 38-25-28, size 2-4. Check out my other blog as well for more health and fitness related posts: http://livingwellthebestrevenge.wordpress.com/
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So as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been working at a kava tea bar in Ft Lauderdale over the past couple weeks. If you’ve never heard of kava tea, don’t worry, neither did I before I started working here. Here is what the owner told me about kava:

  • Kava tea is made from a kava root and is originally from Fiji. 
  • Fijians have been drinking it for thousands of years as a social, ceremonial drink
  • Drinking kava tea reduces anxiety and creates feelings of calmness and relaxation. 
Here is what I learned about kava from Google:
  • Kava tea is also a diuretic and appetite suppressant, so it promotes weight loss
Being a girl and fundamentally interested in this stuff, that was of course the fact I latched onto. “Is that true?” I asked the owner and my coworkers. “Oh yes,” they assured me. They’d seen a number of people lose weight drinking kava; and in fact one coworker had dropped 2 sizes while working there. 
My reaction: Um. Shutthefrontdoor. People spend HUNDREDS of dollars on diet pills and aids that are expensive, dangerous, and don’t even work. And you’re telling me that we are sitting here selling a product that’s natural, healthy, and actually works? Why the heck aren’t we marketing the hell out of this and getting rich?
Answer: The people that work here and come here are the New-Agey/Hippie/Spiritual types that don’t think about these kind of things. Seriously. I was the only one who thought this was a brilliant selling point and marketing opportunity. 
Now I’m trying to find a clever way to advertise the weight-loss and appetite suppressant aspects of kava tea. I’d love to put up before and after pictures in the shop but I’m pretty sure the owner would flip out. So right now I’m going with word of mouth.
Hence why I’m sharing this with you all. Partly because this is a health/nutrition/weight loss blog and therefore I figured it’d be a topic of interest. Partly because it might be beneficial to some of you guys. Buttt mostly selfishly because I’d love if some of you all would try it and report back.
(From my own standpoint—yes, it’s definitely an appetite suppressant. I still eat during my shifts because they’re 9 hours, but I get a lot less hungry than I would normally. However, I make up for it with a lot of discretionary calories—*cough alcohol cough*—and I’m not particularly watching what I eat or making an effort to lose weight. BUT if you were actually trying to lose weight but your problems were a) actual hunger or b) mindless eating/snacking, I think this would be really beneficial.)

Hi guys!! Checking in from my first evening shift at Fiji Kava Bar  in Ft Lauderdale, Florida!

Have you guys heard of kava tea? I never had until I got hired here. When the owner offered me a job at a tea bar, I was picturing tea that you brew and drink with milk and sugar…in actuality, it’s a cold earthy-tasting tea that you drink by itself—we serve it in coconut shells! Here’s what I’ve learned about kava tea:

  • Kava tea is made from a kava root and is originally from Fiji. Fijians have been drinking it for thousands of years as a social, ceremonial drink
  • Drinking kava tea reduces anxiety and creates feelings of calmness and relaxation. It also helps you clear your head and focus, and it makes you sociable and talkative. I describe it to people as a cross between marijuana, adderall, and xanax—but natural, legal, and without negative side effects.
  • Kava tea is also a diuretic and appetite suppressant, so it helps with weight loss.

I work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9am - 6pm, and Saturday and Sundays 6pm - 2am which I think is a good schedule! It’s a small bar, so only one person works per shift. We’re working primarily for tips, so I have the opportunity to build up my client base through marketing and networking and therefore increase my income.

I’m definitely going to be pushing the appetite suppressant/weight loss angle—after all, people pay hundreds of dollars for dangerous and unhealthy diet pills that don’t even work, whereas this is natural and healthy so if it works then it’s definitely worth the money! I’ve only worked 3 shifts so far but I’ve noticed that I am notably less hungry while I’m drinking it at work. In theory I’m not trying to lose weight, but it would be nice to lose a little just for the sake of selling the product—I wouldn’t promote this aspect if it turned out not to work. So I’ll see how it goes with time, and I’ll let you guys know!