Me at 270lbs

Me at 270lbs

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breakfast Smoothies

I have long been against the so called "breakfast replacement shakes". The so called meal replacement shakes, lack nutriton, and substance to replace a real meal. I would rather have a very filling and nutritous breakfast of oatmeal, fruit, eggs for breakfast then something that comes out of a can only fills me up for about an hour and a half. Let alone the sugar, or chemicals that are typically in them.

For the last 5 days I have been experiment with "breakfast smoothies". These smoothies are concoctions of my own and I know what EVERY ingredent is that I put in. So far ingredents included bananas, berries - strawberry, blueberry, raspberry-, almond milk, hemp, spinich, cinnamon, chia seed, flax meal, spiralina, hyaluroni acid, and probiotics. So far I have noticed, my need to snack has decreased, I dont WANT for something sweet, I have tons more energy, and seem to be more full.

I think I will continue with these green energy smoothies for breakfast. And continue to experiment with blends to find just the right one for me.

I encourage you to experiment with your own breakfast smoothie and discover one for your needs.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Important things

Food is the foundation to our health. We eat food to provide the nutrition our body needs for energy and to keep us healthy but what about the external nutrition? The things we do to keep our mind, spirit, and body healthy. These things also contribute to our physical health as well.

Here are a few things we can do to feed our mind, body and spirit

Have a distinguished prayer time
Take a relaxing stroll
Bubble bath
Play in the sprinkler (this is for the child inside)
Buy or pick some colorful flowers and put them in a vase
Write in a journal
Get a pedicure
Get a message
Sit on a park benc with a favorite book

What are somethings you can do over the next 10 days that will help you renew?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back in the saddle

Well after vacation, which was wonderful by the way, things took a while to get back on track. I also started my first year at the Institute for Intergrative Nutrition. I am in their Holistic Health Coach program and will be able to start seeing clients in Nov. I hope that you will find this blog informational and incouraging. I will begin posting on this blogg at least  twice a week to let you know how my studies are going and to give you nutritional and healthful information. I hope everyone her has a blessed day!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Been a little busy.

I have been very busy preparing family and dairy to go on vacation so excuse the neglect in bloging. I vow that when we get back I will update my blog at least twice a week. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and all of next week. Also be safe this 4th of July

Friday, June 17, 2011

Moment meditation lesson

I used to meditate everyday. I have gotten away from it due to schedule and life getting busy. This video I feel everyone can learn from meditation doesnt have to be a huge ordeal or even time consuming. It only takes a moment to make your day better

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fruits and Veggies,

For the folks who live in a small town finding organic fruits and vegetables are either hard to find, non exsistant or very expensive. Don't stress over what to eat and what not to eat. Although organic is the healthiest way to go for some it is the most stressful way to go. The first thing I tell people is pick your battles, if you are limited in what you can find or afford go the next step, buy fresh, local fresh is better then canned. If you still are struggling go frozen, frozen is better then canned, and last if all else fails go canned but NOT processed. Always, Always, read the labels. Look for ingredents that you dont know, google them, know what it is that you are eating.
     But please dont stress over it. When you start to stress, you set yourself up to fail. Dont give up because your store only carries organic broccoli and carrots. Get what you can buy as fresh as you can. Remember just because the box says organic does not mean it is good for you. Organic packaged foods may still be processed. Read, Read, Read and then READ somemore.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One thing I have always said is nutrition should not be a battle. Make it a simple as you can and don't stress over it. Make small steps. Pick one item to remove from your diet and then replace it with something comparable.  example: remove white flour and replace with wheat. Dont forget to add soul renewing activities to your over all diet as well. Such as a walk, a good book or even start a graditude journal. Health includes all aspects - mind, body AND soul.