This gives me a reason to stay on track! Vacation countdown! My goal isn't to be comfortable in a swimsuit, but to feel comfortable simply walking around in shorts and a tank top. Hopping back on that Keto train full force now!! #keto#eattolivenotlivetoeat
🥧 Indulgent holiday (or anytime) tip! .
😋 Do you ever notice that when you indulge in delish treats, you get so excited that you can practically inhale the whole thing in less than 60 seconds? Or you are too captivated by your phone while eating, that all of a sudden it's gone and you're like "omg I didnt even taste or truly enjoy that! I need more. Right now".
🍨It's the Holidays, we are all going to enjoy indulgent treats. But instead of eating so quickly, slowly savor each bite and taste every flavor mindfully, and be grateful for the food you are able to eat. When I do this, I find I don't need to keep eating more and I'm super satisfied. .
🙌🏻🍭 This way you get to satisfy cravings and not overdo it. This can go for any day, not just the Holidays, but this time of year it's so relevant!
When I was 10, I hit a boy in the face with my patrol belt after he was repeatedly bullying this sweet friend mine. He ran in crying to the principle and I lied and said it was an accident as I turned around quickly because someone called my name.
Yes I lied. Yes I apologized. 🤦♀️
Truth is I’d never been in trouble before and I never hurt anyone before that, except for that one time a boy tried to steal my precious cactus rose banana seat bike🙈Not cool!
Anyone else get into a childhood fight?🤷♀️
The point is we’re all capable of making bad choices, like the perm in this photo.🤣 While violence isn’t the answer, sticking up for yourself and for others without a patrol belt is admirable. Do it with love. Do it with kindness. Forgive yourself when you make the choices you wish you hadn’t. Wether if it was being unkind to someone or eating an entire box of Oreos. Man are those good!
This life will challenge you in ways you could not imagine, so get ready. There will be a time and place when you will need to fight with every fiber of your being.
I hope you win without hurting anyone❤️ .
Getting head start on a week of what normally would be hard for me. NOT this year! I have the tools to stay on track, eat good food and not feel like I am missing anything! I just made a low Carb cucumber/celery salad. It has crunch Creaminess, A bit of twang! YUMO!! Let me know if you would like recipe. #lovebeinghealthy#Eattolivenotlivetoeat
In between loads of laundry and ironing, I am barricading myself in my room so I don’t eat everything in the house!
I am slow cooking pork tenderloins and it’s filling the house with amazing smells! 🤤 I am having a hard time refraining myself from eating every 5mins!
Since Ryan is at work I am sneaking in a little Hallmark Channel! 🤫 Ryan won’t let me watch the Hallmark or Lifetime Movie channels because I cry at every movie!😂 So don’t tell him! 😉
I figure if I find a good Christmas movie to watch maybe it will take my mind off food! 🤤
Today's Revamped dinner staple: BREAD!!!! Change up your bread routine and make this grain-free Cloud Bread recipe. Named for it's airy composition, this bread is both delicious and gluten-free. You can eat it on its own or as part of a sandwich. Plus, you only need four-ingredients or the base and 30 minutes to make it.
Ingredients for the base
3 eggs, separated
3 tbsp full fat cream cheese, softened
1 packate calorie free sweetener
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
For garlic bread:
1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
For Focaccia bread:
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, mix egg yolks, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth.
3. In a medium bowl, combine cream of tartar with egg whites; beat with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy and stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg yolk mixture into egg white mixture until well combined. Spoon mixture into 10 even rounds on baking sheets.
4. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven. Brush tops with either butter or olive oil depending on the type you are making; sprinkle with accompanying seasonings. Return to oven, bake for another 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
My Weight Loss Story
Weight has been an issue ever since I moved away from home and first gained that freshmen 15. I’ve been too thin, I’ve been really heavy and I’ve been somewhere in between. It’s always been the same story, stress, downfall, over eat, make poor choices, gain a ton of weight. Then no clothes fit, can’t look in the mirror, don’t want to take pictures, shame sets in and then DIET, loose weight. Then feel deprived, irritable and trapped with food which lead back to my “F this” I’ll just be fat, repeat. With diets it’s always the same….MISERY! The program was either over complicated and overwhelming, a starvation diet or something that was incredibly expensive that worked but had no long term solution. It has ALWAYS been an INSANE amount of work to even keep the weight from coming on, much less loosing it. There were some days I’d sit on the end of my bed and stare at myself in the mirror and and just feel this utter despair and sadness. It was also so much more then just body size. My knees and hips hurt, I always had heart burn, headaches, foot pain and when I could sleep, it was terrible sleep that left me feeling horrible every morning. I knew where I was headed but I just couldn’t figure out how to stop the cycle. Then I stumbled on this AMAZING program. At first glance it seemed like a fade that would most likely be like everything else I’ve tried, so I waited and waited. I watched person after person after person loose weight, gain control, become new people and yet I sat in the dark and watched them with envy. I was frozen in FEAR. What if I tried and didn’t loose? Would that confirm this was it for me? What if I did loose but then fell off again and gained it all back? Do I want to deal again with that shame that follows? What if I can’t afford it long term? Then I stopped and started asking more positives questions…..”What if it really does teach me lifelong habits so this cycle stops? What if I do actually save money like so many claim? What IF I finally get back to my old healthy self? WHAT DO I REALLY HAVE TO LOOSE? Well…..turns out what I lost was 60 lbs, self doubt, shame, my low self confidence and FEAR.
This may be the most boring food pic out there but when you fuel your body to live and not live to eat food...some meals are plain and crazy!
I didn’t feel like cooking but I needed to get in 4 of my foods groups. So...
• 2 Scrambled Eggs (protein)
• Sweet Potatoes (Carbs)
• Lettuce (veggies)
• Avocado (healthy fats)
Transitioning to a plant-based diet showed me just how much food is deeply ingrained in our social lives.
Think about it. Whenever there is an event or celebration... there’s food. When we’re sad... there’s food to make us feel better. When we’re stressed... there’s food to help us cope. Even a regular meeting... we’re looking for refreshments.
So outside of learning to eat better, I’m also learning to change my relationship with food. I want to have other things and ways of celebrating, coping and passing the time. I want to eat to live, not live to eat. When you are able to do that, you make better decisions about what actually goes in your mouth and when. You realize your emotions and thoughts need to be addressed, not suppressed with distractions like food.
You start to fix your relationship with food, and yourself. And that’s truly healthy.