Lunch inspo! Might start calling these Wellness Bowls from now on 😄 and btw these bowls are soooo filling! If you find you’re hungry not long after eating your lunch (and this can lead to binge eating later in the day) you’re most likely not eating enough! My tips are make sure you’re adding some decent complex carbs, healthy fats (can you see the guac 🥑) and proteins as well!
“People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food”.
You are what you eat (and absorb, assimilate, and excrete).
We are constantly learning more and more about the impact nutrition as when it comes to regulating genes for promoting health and/or disease.
The standard western diet (SAD) is devoid of whole foods, fiber and phytonutrients, and laden with refined sugar & alternative sweeteners, processed and fried foods (synthetic chemicals, neurotoxic food dyes, oxidized vegetable oils), salt, and heavy meat consumption.
Your body is an extraordinary vessel that carries you through life and uses the food we eat to make energy. But how are the aforementioned "food-like substances" even remotely nourishing?
Not only are we depriving our body of the raw materials it needs to create energy, but we are creating an environment of chronic inflammation and imbalances that overtime, manifest in chronic disease progression.
This current medical dogma of "turning off" these symptom through pharmaceutical drugs and isolating the physical components of the body from the "being" belittles the fact that the body is interconnected and has the capacity of self healing.
There is a time and place for drugs. But when over 60% of all mortality stems from chronic disease complications you can see there is a lot larger issue at hand.
Give the body what it needs in the form of high quality, whole food nutrition, not processed edible food-like substances.
If you pick something up at the grocery store, ask yourself: “Was this made from nature or by humans?” If you answer “humans”, this is not real food.
The food we eat creates the foundation for life. By making this simple shift, you can make a profound impact on your health and vitality.
Essentials for the week ✔️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍴Pre chopped fruits to save time in the morning⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍴Cold pressed green juice; I used for each : 3 celery sticks, 2 handful of kale, 1/2 cup of pineapple, 1 small green apple, and 1 cucumber ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍴Hard broiled eggs ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍴Ready-to-go salads with as many different veggies as possible to not make it boring ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍴Snacks on the go: portioned almonds, @perfectbar pumpkin pie , and @rxbar chocolate chip ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍴Spaghetti squash: cut squash in half, take out all the seeds & “stuff” inside, rub with olive oil, a little bit of salt and black pepper-bake for 30-40 minute supside down on 400
Never thought I’d be a smoothie bowl-loving kinda gal but here I am craving a green smoothie bowl // Here’s one I prepared earlier! I used @tropeaka Lean Vanilla Protein, Alkaline Greens and Maca Powder 🤤 Think tropical coconut with a sweet treat on top 🙌🏼🍃 What’s your tips for a good smoothie bowl?
Physically you can be as fit as possible but if your mental game isn't strong and healthy, it doesn't matter. Let me repeat that. 👉🏻IT. DOESN'T. MATTER!👈🏻 I've been thin for quite some time. Fit, no, but thin, yes. And yet when I looked in the mirror, what did I see? BIG THIGHS.😫 CHUBBY STOMACH.😫 And the self criticism list goes on and on and on. Honestly, looking in the mirror was more damaging to my mind and what I thought I saw was in the mirror was ALL WRONG!!! Body Dysmorphia is no fun!😳 I finally realized that no matter how fit I was, no matter how many miles I ran, it wasn't worth a damn unless I changed my mental game! 〰️INSERT MY HEALTH AND WELLNESS WORKSHOPS〰️ Little did I know joining a virtual health and wellness workshop would change my mind for the better! I knew that the 30 minute workouts were changing my body, but again, that meant nothing if my mentality didn't improve. After one month I found I spoke kinder words to myself. I felt positive about my progress and my self deprecating thoughts were dwindling! Who knew this little ol' Facebook group of women supporting women would change my world in so many ways.
AND I WANT IT TO CHANGE YOURS TOO!!! I want you to strengthen your muscles AND your mindset! Trust that if I can do it, YOU CAN TOO and your opportunity begins NOW! Let today be your first step in getting yourself healthy, happy, and fit. Decide. Commit. Succeed.
DM me to reserve your spot and let’s crush this whole self love, living life happily thing together!!!
Happy Monday friends!! Rain on a Monday definitely doesn’t make waking up any easier! However, the rain didn’t stop me from getting my butt up and to the gym!!✨I’ve said it before that killing your Monday’s is such a good way to set you up for a great week! Finished my day with my favorite meal🧡
dEATS: Grilled rosemary salmon, spicy sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli and delicata squash!
About to go to town on this Meatless Monday bowl 🤤
Monday’s always drain me — no matter how hard to try to stay positive — so my brain and my body was craving this nourish bowl tonight. 🥗 The best part? It only took 5 minutes to make, because everything was prepped this weekend! 🤩 And no, my veggies weren’t soggy; reheating them in a skillet is key 😏
dEATS: sautéed spinach + previously prepped tri-color quinoa + prepped carrots 🥕 reheated in skillet (originally roasted at 400 for 30 mins with garlic season and EVOO, flipping halfway) + prepped steamed broc 🥦 (made the whole bag Saturday and just reheat in skillet) + purple cabbage (previously cut up) that I sautéed for 5 mins with s&p + previously roasted chickpeas (rinse, peel, dry roast at 400 for 15 mins then pull them out and add seasoning, like EVOO and garlic powder here and roast for 10-15 more mins till nice and crispy). Drizzled with lime = EASY perfection 😍 #healthbyshortstack
Playing around with our cauli taco bowl. What do you guys think? Corn chips (baked, oil free, GF) addition of some Mexican black beans and fresh guacamole. No compromise to flavour just not as messy 🙈 👍🏼 or 👎🏼?
A new study just came out 3 days ago regarding a whole foods nutrition education course among adults with prediabetes!
Twelve weekly 90-minute sessions were conducted, teaching a whole foods diet approach, free of artificial preservatives, sweeteners, and emulsifiers commonly found in packaged products.
By the end of the intervention, decreases were seen in blood glucose, C-reactive protein, triglycerides, LDL, VLDL, total cholesterol, and HbA1c. Simply by taking the time to TEACH individuals what a whole foods diet looks like, huge strides were made in patient health 🙌
What do you think of this study? Are health care practitioners taking enough time to teach patients nowadays?
dEATS: steamed bell pepper, broccoli, red cabbage blend with balsamic zucchini and lemon salmon 😋