How are you doing at eating mindfully?? I’m loving the awareness my #eatingconsciously_challenge has given me to not just WHAT I eat, but HOW.
I talked about how I realized I was inhaling my meals and needed to be more conscious of that.
How have I worked on that? A few practical steps I’ve done that you can use to be more mindful in your meals:
• Set a timer. Literally. This is mine from lunch today. If you remember, I was averaging 5-6 minute meals. So this is HUGE progress for me 😃🎉
• Take two deep breaths before you eat. Sounds lame and “woo-woo”, but it seriously has made a big difference. I come to meals often stressed and rushed from preparing the food and my day. This is a simple but effective way to get more present and slow down. Thanks @tlastle for this tip!
• Putting my fork down between bites. This is a classic suggestion, but it works! I realized I was stabbing the next bite of food before I even finished chewing the last 😳🤦♀️.
I dare, I mean CHALLENGE you to try one of the above and report how it goes and what you learned below!
After basically a whole month of staying the same I'm happy to see my plateau finally let up and loose a pound. The craziest part is that this weekend I drank a bit too much & Wednesday had a few drinks with delicious Indian food! One thing we pulled out of all of this at my meeting today was that I was very mindful of all the water I tried to drink to keep hydrated and keep down the bloat.... It worked! 🥂
Have been really into smoothies again latelyyyyy.. I didn’t really measure but if i had to guess 👇🏻
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen butternut squash
1/2 cup frozen coconut meat (found at @traderjoes 👍🏻)
1/4 frozen avocado
1.5 tbsp hemp seeds
1-2 cups of almond milk depending upon desired thickness
Topped with @georgiagrinders almond butter & @paleopassionfoods chocolate granola 🍫 .
Leftover avocado? Pesto it!🥑
I blended mine with olive oil, a heaping handful of parsley tops, a few walnuts and had it with wholewheat rice pasta. No cheese inside.
Remember not to use too much nut-related oils - omega6 oils are pro-inflammatory if used in excess! Omega9 found in olive oil and avocado are the safest oils whereas omega3 (best assimilable sources: fatty marine fish) have anti-inflammatory properties. The best balanced ratio between omega6 and omega3 should be 3:1, instead, a typical modern diet results in a 15:1 ratio.
Eat mindfully and keep your balance 🙂☯️
#weighinfriday : I skipped my weigh in post last week because I was feeling a little frustrated by the weight. I was down -.04 pounds but I didn’t feel like enough, so I just chose not to dwell on the feelings, whether good or bad. I decided to just put my head down and keep moving forward. I promised I’d be better during this journey about accepting the small victories. So, here I am! Celebrating this victory and my victory from last week. Reminding myself that I’m moving in the right direction and I should feel great about that. #HappyFriday
Oh my GOODNESS. This dinner REALLY hit the spot. Tasted like it was straight out of a restaurant. Pork tenderloin medallions with a shallot & mushroom gravy. Yum! Adding this into the regular rotation, for sure! Best part? Only took 15 minutes to make! Also, yes that is TJ’s lite mozzarella sprinkled on top of TJs guiltless mac and cheese. Because why not?! 8 points for this dinner and I’m ready for my weigh-in tomorrow morning. ☺️
🍵In need of an energy booster to keep you focused all day long? Try this super powerful creamy #matchalatte , packed with antioxidants known to protect against heart disease, cancer, may aid in weight loss, boost metabolism, anti-aging and much more!
🌱1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder @republicoftea
🌱½ cup almond milk (recipe in #ssfthecookbook )
🌱2 tablespoons hot water
Place matcha in a cup, gently pour hot water and whisk using a bamboo whisk (or a regular if you don’t have one) until well combined and tea is bright green. Using a frother blend almond milk for a minute to form a nice foam. Pour hot almond milk, sweeten with stevia as desired, mix well and enjoy!
Balllllls for the rest of the week 🏀 the original recipe has walnuts & cacao nibs (last ball recipe posted if you scroll through my feed) but I made a few swaps based upon what I had in my pantry & fridge
-1 cup macadamia nuts
-1 cup dried figs
-1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
-1/2 cup coconut flour
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 cup cashew milk
-1/4 cup chopped @eatingevolved midnight coconut bar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp @organiclivingsuperfoods bee pollen powder
Everything goes into the food processor. Process until combined and a sticky dought forms. You may have to scrape the sides down every once in awhile. Add a little more cashew milk if dough is dry. Roll them up and store in the fridge.
I Woke up Feeling slightly sniffly so I pray a cold stays at bay- in that in mind I grabbed one of these! (Totally forgot how much I love Pink grapefruits)
This is a nutrient-dense superfood, especially rich in vitamin C. There are roughly only 100 calories in a grapefruit, and it provides more than 100 percent of daily vitamin C requirements. I opt for half as a whole one is abit too much! #pinkgrapefruit#healthylifestyle#detoxfoods#loveyourbody#eatmindfully 🌼