Check out the ABS!

Full disclosure...not mine:)

Full disclosure…not mine:)

Menopausal belly, flatter stomach, less bloat…  I have been working on feeling my best.  My abs don’t quite look like the photo BUT there are times when I feel like that. Strong abs are very empowering!!!

I have reduced my grains, I am not totally grain free, because I don’t want strict rules for myself. It doesn’t work. It  increases my cortisol levels causes gas, bloat and weight gain. I am so happy I have figured that one out! It doesn’t pay to be mean to myself! I do so much better when I go easy.  If I do have grains, I have a small portion and I am okay with that.

I am drinking a gallon of water a day. I have a cute mason jar and I drink four of them a day. That alone makes me feel  and look better.

I have great workout classes three times a week. I have a wonderful community #fitandfabulous, we have an effective workout, laugh and and it becomes an occasional therapy session. All included in the price of the program! That is how you make exercise work for you! It needs to be fun!

 Do everything you can to bring pleasure into your life right now!!!

Hula hoops…great ab workout!

How are you feeling?   Are you feeling stuck? Are you tired of not fitting into your clothes? Constipated? Hot flashes? Do you need some support with all of this? Are you  ready to get rid of the bloat and have a flatter stomach? I am here to support you. We are all in this together!

From a happy client. “I am going through menopause and struggling with hot flashes and waking up at night.  I have had  constipation issues all of my life. After three days on the Healthy Gut program I feel so much better from a constipation stand point and bonus round, no hot flashes and sleeping great.!” Elizabeth

Are you  ready to get rid of the bloat and have a flatter stomach?

Grain Free

A month ago, I posted about menopausal belly.  (This was the most popular post.) I went almost completely grain free for two weeks. I did feel better and my belly  flatter.  For me, I think it works better if I am easy on myself. I have been eating smaller portions and eating slower . Yesterday morning, I had 2 organic eggs, half a piece of Niman Ranch bacon and a half of a gluten free waffle with grass fed butter. I split everything with my son Thomas. It was completely satisfying. I didn’t feel bad about eating the waffle.  It works better for me.

I do think it is great advise to cut back on grains, legumes, and obviously sugar. It all goes back to keeping your blood sugar balanced.

Today, I made flourless almond butter bread. “Paleo Sandwich Bread” Really great ingredients, but it is important not to over due it either.  This is what happens to me when I start baking.  I want a big thick slice with grass fed butter. I do have it on hand so I will choose the bread instead of gluten free waffles. A better choice.

Fancy paleo sandwich bread!

Fancy paleo sandwich bread!

I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets and threw out all of my bread pans. I did save my  tube pan and now I can make Fancy Paleo bread! I was surprised at how well it came out.

Try the recipe and let me know how you like it. I am sure I will come up with different versions. Stay tuned…