Buffalo Chicken Crust Pizza (loved it!) and Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with PB Cup Halo Top ice cream on top. I would say it was "ok". Smelled just like a cookie while baking, but could tell it wasn't your typical cookie when eating. BUT it satisfies that sweet tooth! #lazyketo#eattolivenotlivetoeat
🎁😍My DAILY GIFT TO ME🎁😍 80% of my results are NOT from workouts but from nutrition.
What i put in my body daily has changed so much and boy can I tell and so can my medicine cabinet. In the past 5 months i have been able to come off ALL of my OTC vitamins🙀, my metformin(PCOS)👹 and Linzess(IBS)💩. My hair and nails are growing like CrAZy....💇♀️💅
My skin is clearer.😎 The shake you see me drink daily is not your typical "Protein " shake. This baby is packed with so much more....
*Over 70 Superfoods
*Over 30 servings of veggies
*Reduces Sugar Cravings( i have fun making it different flavors. Even making cakes,cookies and ice cream out of it.
*Improved my digestion
Yall the lost goes on and on. I NO longer LIVE To EAT BUT EAT TO LIVE.
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We get a lot of doctors and nurses on our program because they want to set a good example.
I love it when 'health care providers' actually take their own advice and get healthy. Physician's use our program? YES! They sure do! Now this MD is using our program to help others in his practice. Why? Because our program works!! That's Why? What are YOU waiting for? Let me help you change your life for good! Our program has helped millions of people reach their health goals, even those that seem impossible!
As with any endeavor, planning helps you achieve your goals. I'm going for a 75% fat keto plan. If I didn't plan my meals out ahead of time, there's no way I'd hit my macros. It's wayyyyyy to easy to eat an extra handful of something and throw you out of ketosis. .
Being on the go all the time, with limited access to cooking, I have my go-to meals. At work, like today, I am eating tuna with olive oil and salt, and cheese. And water, lots of water.
I love to cook and try new recipes but I find that when I'm trying to reach my macros, I do better when I keep things simple.
When I was in grad school for my masters degree in acupuncture, we learned a lot about nutrition and how food can be used medicinally. One homework assignment was to list the 10 foods we eat every week. I struggled to find 6. .
Now, I'm ok with that. Keeping a list of foods simple means that you switch from living to eat to eating to live.
While a new pair of Nike Metcons or No Bulls is “worth it” for most where does that leave health? Many of us think that our health is under control because:
🔸Our performance is up
🔸We aren’t overweight
🔸Our nutrition is good. We eat pretty clean, right? We know what clean is for the most part. 🤷🏼♀️
But where is our health exactly? Have we measured it?
I’ll be honest. I haven’t had health insurance for ten years. I don’t get yearly physical’s or blood work. I have always thought that I’m healthy as a horse because of how I live, perform & look. But working with Manta Ray Nutrition members recently has made me curious....
Two of our members have recently came back from their physicals with a staggering change in health markers. Before reading below keep in mind of both of these individuals looked thin to begin with, nowhere near obese, & both had been coming to CrossFit regularly, in fact one was also a marathon runner for years. Both women over 40.
“Ok, SO: I went for my physical today & had labs drawn. I just looked at my results, & I am not anemic anymore, 1st time in many years (I have had this problem most of my adult life), & without taking iron!!! Also, although I never had problems w/cholesterol, my LDL (should be low) went from 82 to 42, and my HDL (should be high) went up to 83 🙂 (highest it’s ever been was 66). 😁 🏋🏽♀️🎉💃🏽”
After struggling to stay off cholesterol medication for years this member saw her bad cholesterol go from 166 👉 124, which quoted was, "phenomenal". Blood pressure & weight also moved in the right direction. From 157kb last year to 142lb currently & all within the last 3 months. Energy & performance ⬆️. Quite noticeable during her weekend marathon training.
Curious? Schedule an intro with our nutrition coach to see what types of tools we implement not just with optimal food choices, amounts & percentages but also with proper supplementation. You never know what a few months could do for YOU.
Chicken Alfredo from @peaceloveandlowcarb - I'm learning that I 💜 boneless skinless chicken thighs more so than breasts. They don't dry out when cooking. Oh and the homemade alfredo sauce? Super easy and super delicious! Also made my favorite baked asparagus with house seasoning (equal parts garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper). 😋🤗 #lazyketo#eattolivenotlivetoeat#eatyourgreens
Hear what Bethany has to say... We were thriving in ministry, but not in our health. Feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, and frustrated we finally reached a point where we needed help. In 2013, we found the habits and support to become and STAY healthy! Together we’ve lost 120 pounds and kept it off since then! We feel in control, empowered, and energized! Now our physical health inspires others and has helped us live our best life!
Today is the day! TWO YEARS AGO, I decided to take a leap and become a coach through Optavia. It was scary, but it turned out to be anything other then that. In celebration of this day, I'm sharing my own story. I'll try to make it as brief as possible
Oct 2015: My sisters wedding. In fear I'd look fat in all my pics, I stressed about gaining weight. It backfired and I ended up stress eating and gained 15lbs, making my dress tight and uncomfortable. The pictures from this wedding lead me to call my now coach Sophia and ask for help.
I admit, I haven't always had weight problems. It really started with the freshman 15 and it's gone up and down from there. With every diet I did, I add a bit more on every time. I got to a point where I'd only wear clothes I felt covered it and heavier makeup so I could feel somewhat pretty, but it didn't work.
I know what some of you are thinking? Most of her pics look fine.....cause I edited ALLL of them. Those in person probably either noticed and said nothing or didn't notice because I had become a master at hiding my body. It didn't matter how many times I was told I was beautiful, curvy, sexy, fun.....it didn't matter. I felt embarrassed and ashamed I couldn't get it together and control my eating habits.
Before the program, my day basically went like this.....eat healthy amazing all day, but feel deprived and then later afternoon/evenbing hit and BOOM.....binge eact everything. Then I'd feel shame and I'd cry and swear tomorrow would be better and try again. I went on like this for years with bouts of doing really well and then bouts of "this is too hard, I'd rather be fat" and then all control went out the window. I was at a point where I felt doomed to be trapped in this circle forever.
Jan 2016, I started with the program. I was all in, ready to go. I was gonna lose weight and feel great. I put all my faith in the program and my coach.
Then things came up. Emotions, bad habits, struggle, LIFE, but this time I had resources and a REAL person to turn to. Sophia would ask me questions, guide my emotions and help me chose better behavior and instead of down falling, I slowly became climbing up st
I’ve been playing with #intermittentfasting and remembered I own all of @joelfuhrmanmd nutrition books. I loved his work many years ago, but reading it today, #livingketoish I was shocked at how much he restricts fats. Certainly not applicable for me today as a #highfatlowcarb enthusiast. He’s amazing & has helped so many. But high fat has changed my life. Anyone have an excellent resource to read especially regarding working out hard in a fasted state. Best ways to refuel etc. thanks #keto#family#eattolivenotlivetoeat
On April 22, I began my journey. It’s been 4.5 months and I am down 50lbs. I no longer have inflammation in my knees. I am sleeping through the night. I have more energy then ever. I enjoy playing with my kids again. I am happy. I am confident. I am comfortable in my skin. Over the past 4 months, I have gained an entirely new perspective on both myself and my life. I am a wife and a mom. I am a daughter of the King. I am a friend. I am a teacher. I am an athlete. I am learning to make healthy choices every day. I am learning to put myself - and my health - first. I am learning to give myself grace. I am learning to take one day at a time. I am learning to create margin in my life. I am learning to love yoga. It hasn't always been easy. And I haven’t always been perfect. But isn’t that true of life? And for the first time in a long time, I am learning to love MY life.
8 weeks ago at 2.07am I gave birth to my princess. Since than I have I slowly been easing back into lifting weights. I have listened to my body and gave it plenty of rest and nourishment. I haven't pushed my self to diet and count calories, weigh food etc still just enjoying my vegan lifestyle. I'm not pushing myself to train everyday and throw around heavy weights like I use to. I have finally learnt to fit training into my lifestyle not my lifestyle to fit training.
Being pregnant and now a mum has changed my perspective on life so much in the best way and I'm so grateful for it.
I use to think I had to weigh everything that went into my mouth and count every calorie and I was to scared to eat important nourishing foods if they weren't on my meal plan. Going vegan was so hard to get my head around, and learning that nourishing my body with an abundance of what ever whole foods I want was better for my body than the traditional bodybuilding lifestyle.
For the first time I don't have any digestion issues, bloating, bad pimple breakouts, fatigue, fluctuating weight, water retention and all the rest that goes with it but most important is my mental state, I don't stress out about how much food I eat in a day and how many meals I eat in a day, I have learned to eat to live not live to eat and I'm just over the moon with how my body looks and feels.
I'm taking to people particularly in the fitness industry, if you suffer from any of the things I have mentioned and often think why can I eat everything on my diet plan and still not feel satisfied and crave crap all the time, and have highs and lows all the time than I tell you now your body is telling you these things for a reason. I'm not saying going vegan suits everyone but NOURISH YOUR BODY!!! Don't restrict yourself with whole foods your body needs them more than you know and will love you for it! #healthandfitness#vegan#veganfitness#mumswholift#8weekspostpartum#healthylifestyle#nourishyourbody#loveyourbody#fitnessmotivation#fitnessmodel#mumbod#healthandwellbeing#eattolivenotlivetoeat
What are you passionate about?
I love music. Listening, playing, teaching, I love it all. Probably why I devoted 8 years to music school. .
I had dreams of traveling, hearing my songs on the radio, making an impact through music. Even though I’m not in that world anymore (story for another day) I still find true joy in music. .
I love having a business that allows me to still pursue my passions and still impact others through music, even if it’s on a much smaller scale now! 🎶 .
I am a huge #veggielover . When I first went into #ketosis I was moderately afraid of #veggies . I mean their carb content adds up. It didn’t matter that I’ve spent my life working in nutrition. I was worried that if I exceeded my net carbs with veggies all the weight I had lost would come racing back. But it hasn’t. I consume 40-50 net carbs a day, loads of healthy fat & decent protein (around 100g a day). This meal is a #keto mock “chicken” salad made with @beyondmeat (1 carb, 20g protein per seriving). On top of broccoli, zucchini, English cucumber, and roasted cauliflower. Topped with walnuts, because healthy fat y’all! And served with a pickle & a bunch of celery for dipping or just crunchy fun. Eat the rainbow y’all. And don’t be afraid of veggies. They are soooooo good for you, I think your body practically omits the carbs from green ones as a Thank you! 🙏✨
I love build your own salad places that allow you to pick your ingredients. At @madgreenseatbetter I added walnuts, piri piri tofu, avocado, Kalamata olives, and red onions to a bed of romaine. Their port wine vinaigrette is soooooo good!
For 3 years, my daughter has been on ADHD meds. She was diagnosed with it and sensory/impulsive as well. On her meds, she could focus. She would color a picture in great detail, she would pay attention... but she wasn’t my kid. She was a zombie. She had no energy to run and play. So, throughout the summer, We had decided, enough was enough! It’s time to get my kid back. The kid that loves to run, play, laugh, have fun! But it still didn’t change the fact that this girl is having trouble focusing and controlling her impulses. .
The medicine wasn’t “fixing” the root of the problem. It was masking it. “Putting a bandaid on it.” So what is causing it?
A lot of what I teach is how food affects our bodies, negatively or positively, and over time, can create problems for us if we don’t pay attention to what our bodies need. .
I went through a 30 day challenge and eliminated certain foods and added in certain things my body needed. MY Adhd got under control in 2 weeks. It was unbelievable, because honestly, I did the challenge to lose weight and feel better in my health. I had no clue it’d help my focus. .
So 💡 lightbulb moment!! If it helped me, it might help my daughter, right?!
So we put her on it. Eliminated certain things from her diet, added in the things I added in..... 4 days and this kid is concentrating... and still having fun as a kid! .
Emery, my daughter, will continue this in hopes we can control some other sensory things she has going on, but we are beyond impressed that we are seeing results so quickly!! .
If you’ve been down this road with your kid, I’d love to hear some things that have worked for you! .