A hack for leading a healthy lifestyle is finding healthier but enjoyable alternatives to your favorite junk foods.
I used to always treat myself to a Shamrock Shake from McDonalds each spring, but I now realize how the artificial junk (some of which are banned in Norway, Finland, Austria and France), and massive amounts of sugar is so opposite of whats important to me. Rather than focusing on deprivation, I focus on my desire to building a healthy body I am proud of, one that combats PCOS, creates an optimum environment for increasing fertility (since I'm currently TTC), and that feels well
A large, 22-ounce McDonald’s Shamrock Shake contains:
22 grams of fat
14 grams of saturated fat
131 grams of total carbohydrates
115 grams of sugar, thats 28.75 TEASPOONS!
Many of the ingredients in this drink have been linked to various health issues and behavioral traits including:
People hear dairy free and vegan and may think tasteless and plain, but this soup is far from it. It's not just super creamy and flavorful but really healthy yet simple ingredients make it not just doable but enjoyable to prepare and serve.
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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Serving size: 4-6 servings
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 medium sized yellow onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
3 tbsp chopped fresh ginger*
1 lb carrots peeled and chopped (baby carrots are also fine)
32 oz vegetable stock
1 14 oz can of coconut cream or coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt + more to taste
Begin be heating up a large skillet to medium high heat. Melt the coconut oil.
Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook until fragrant and onion is almost clear, about 5 minutes.
I felt called to document the process of my husbands reverse vasectomy surgery as I was doing research for it and realized not many couples had done so, at least on youtube. So part of my trying to conceive video series started out with the consultation and surgery day videos of Clarks surgery.
We got married 3/3/15 but spoke long before that about how we both wanted children together despite our 24 year age difference. He has 4 children from his previous marriage and had his vasectomy after his youngest was born, 19 years ago.
We have always agreed that our relationship comes first, with or with out our own kids together. Our faith in God and His plans for us relieved a lot of fear that would have been expected with our unique situation.
Around our two year wedding anniversary we felt God working on our hearts to pursue growing our family. I personally...
You are cycling seeds thorough out your hormonal cycle.
Whether you experience cramps, pain, bloating, and moodiness (dysmenorrhea), have PCOS, or are trying to conceive, integrating seed cycling into your diet is a very easy but impactful thing to do for your hormonal health.
My goal is always to deliver info that will make the most impact in the easiest way, so in this brief article I am going to cover not just the basics but the most important things you need to know to get started and find success. I will cover a little bit of the science behind what seed cycling is, what seeds to consume when, and a buying guide for the best quality, lowest investment, with options to fit your taste preferences.
As you may be starting to understand, food is medicine. Each clean whole food and plant has properties to support the body and its function in one way or another.
So while "seed cycling" may sound a little far fetched, it simply makes sense...
So much stuff, so little money and space. Why fill your home with more clutter and things to collect dust. It's just going to cause feelings of guilt, stress and overwhelm. So when it comes to shopping this season, make healthy choices for sanity sake.
Anything I am recommending is sure to be useful and impactful. Here are my top must haves from a BALANCED REALISTIC MINIMALIST health coach!!!
minutes, hard boiled eggs with out boiling water, slow cook, fast cook, the possibilities are endless. I choose this no name brand to save on cost BUT also because you can choose either the 6, 10, or 12 liter size! Look up "instapot" on pinterest and you'll see that everyone and their mother is using these, and like a crock pot, they won't go out of fashion.
We totally anticipate and expect feeling terrible after eating a holiday meal!! Why is that?!?
1. It's often not because we over ate, it's because of WHAT we ate.
Decide to make some healthy swaps in your recipes to lighten not just the calories and fat gaining repercussions, but to also feel good and guilt free when its all said and done.
Perhaps you're thinking well what fun is that!? Just consider that you can have all the food items and as much as you want, if you follow these few simple substitutes.
Yes you CAN have butter, salt, and all the other flavorful things you're afraid will make our plate taste like cardboard otherwise. The trick is to serve them on the side that people can add as they wish. This way those ingredients hit your tongue and a little goes a long way, vs being saturated throughout, requiring heaps more to be incorporated to taste them! This is what we call a "#HealthHack"!
Broth/ stock: Use this to moisten your stuffing instead of butter. Also sub...