Let's talk sugar, I mentioned last night in my post that I no longer consider myself to have a sweet tooth. I've always loved cookies, cake, ice cream etc etc. What I've come to realize is that I never inherently had a sweet tooth, I just consumed a lot of sugar which fed my cravings for it. Cutting my sugar intake has been the single most important step to becoming more in tune with what my body really needs. I used to have a raging appetite almost all the time which usually led me to eat way too much of the wrong things. As I started to reduce my sugar intake (especially in the morning) and incorporate more fat into my diet my appetite started to normalize and the binge/restrict cycle started to come to an end. That's not to say I don't still love a good dessert. Now I reach for options low in sugar and rich in healthy fats that leave me feeling satisfied after one. If you find yourself struggling to find balance in your diet try becoming more conscious of your sugar consumption. It's a tough transition but so worth it in the end👌🏼 The recipe for these low sugar Superfood cookie dough bars is a few posts back. Happy hump day everyone! ...
I might have to make this rich and decadent smoothie bowl a regular staple in my breakfast rotation👌🏼It’s low in sugar and packed with antioxidants and healthy fats. I like to keep things low in sugar for the first half of the day, I find doing this helps to keep my energy levels, mood and appetite really stable. Before drastically cutting my sugar intake (and before completing the @whole 30) I had what felt like a never ending appetite. No matter how much I ate I still felt hungry, even when my belly was uncomfortably full. This greatly effected my mood and left me with no energy by the end of the day. It was a viscous cycle. I can honestly say that I believe the single most impactful thing I’ve done for my health is cut my sugar intake. That doesn’t mean I’ve banned fruits or desserts from my diet, instead I choose wisely when and how much I eat them. I’ve been able to find the perfect balance with food and it feels SO good. Doing the Whole30 was a huge help in getting me there. I don’t believe it’s for everyone but it changed my life, and Nate’s too🙏🏼 For the smoothie I used a handful of frozen zucchini, coconut yogurt, almond butter, 1 1/5 tbsp cacao powder, coconut milk and cinnamon. Then topped with hemp seeds, cacao nibs, organic strawberries and more almond butter. ...
Not a huge fan of the phrase, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”(...Just from my own unhealthy past/triggers).But I will say being able to fit into practically anything DOES feel amazing.
I remember wanting to buy overalls at my highest and could barely fit comfortably in an XL overall.
... I still love to live in leggings and lounge/workout clothing but it does feel pretty awesome to pick anything off a shelf and throw it on and oddly enough takes a lot of stress off!
Size isn’t everything as we all have different body types, wear different brands, but these overalls are a size small 🙌🏼
How’s your health right now?
How’s your business going?
How’s your relationships going?
How’s your general outlook on life?
Our health and what we do day by day have a very strong connection.
If I’m fueling my body with garbage, typically everything else around me feels glass half empty.
If I’m filling my mind with trash, my outlook on life & people is usually trash
It all connects.
Need some breakfast inspiration this morning? A tutorial for this mint chocolate chip smoothie is on the blog today. Spoiler alert: it is GOOD (like I made it 3 days in a row last week good). Check it out 👉🏼 #linkinbio .