Balance Your Hormones Day 10!

I am thinking of changing the name of the program to Happy Healthy Hormones! I am feeling so much better. I am sleeping well which is SO KEY to all of this. I have tons of energy which I usually do but I feel more grounded and less agitated.

I did give up on the green tea in the morning instead of coffee. It felt too depressing to me. I LOVE my coffee blended in the morning with coconut oil and ghee. I am going with it.

This week end I made grain free granola. The recipe is from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain cookbook. I didn’t use a dehydrator. I baked it in the oven at 250 for 2 hours. The recipe called for 3/4 maple syrup. I reduced to 1/2 cup. (Not sugar free) I did portion it into small jars. A treat for the weekend.against-all-grain

I like to portion things out to prevent overeating.

I still miss my glass of wine but it is getting easier.

It is not too late to join in …  Gluten, sugar and alcohol free for 30 days! So much easier with friends! Dr. Northrup says we will feel changes quickly. Balanced hormones are key to fabulous health!

All you need to do is follow me on facebook or instagram. I will be posting and I hope you will be too!

“Feeling great!!! I’ve spent 3.5 years trying to figure out what was causing all of my stomach issues.-100% gluten free has been life changing.” Julia

Balance Your Hormones Day 9!

Day 8 was a bit rough. Sunday is usually a day off where I enjoy a treat at coffee hour at church and have ice cream for dessert. Yesterday, Ivone saved the day! She invited me over with her friend Susie who was a pastry chef to try out some of Danielle Walker’s grain free baked goods.

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Full disclosure there is some sweetener in the baked goods. We had a good time and I went home with Paleo sandwich cashew butter bread and rosemary bread sticks! It was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thanks Ivone!

Balance Your Hormones Day 8!

I always feel better after a workout especially one of my outdoor workouts with other people.

Do you want Happy Healthy Hormones? Hang out with happy healthy people! Do more than hangout, workout together. THE BEST!

This video is from our Saturday Morning workout. I wasn’t holding the camera horizontally. Sorry.

It was a wonderful early morning workout with friends… Cold and sunny too!

“Made the whole day better,more focused and more energy.” Gail

Click here to learn more about my outdoor workouts.

Love,

Mary

Balance Your Hormones Day 7!

7 days in…

I enjoy a glass of wine when I go to cook dinner.  Now that I am off alcohol, dinner time feels stressful to me. I am looking for ways to make this process easy.

My friend Ivone gave me her crock pot. (She updated her crock pot. A nice ALL-ClAD.) I am thrilled to have her old one. Ivone is an amazing cook. It is great karma to have her crock pot!

10 o’clock this morning I made slow-cooker beef chuck chili. Danielle Walker’s recipe from Against All Grains. (Page 96) It is a nice easy recipe. Our dinner will be all set! against-all-grain

I have also been blending up “GOOD GIRL MOONSHINE”.  I found it on Pinterest last year when I was looking for a wine replacement.

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(Google good girl moonshine. I am not sure where the original recipe came from.)

Planning and Preparation are important component to Balance.

Happy Planning.

Love,

Mary

Balance Your Hormones Day 6

The weekend! Time when you would like to indulge a bit. I am staying with it. No Sugar,  Gluten, Alcohol for 30 Days.  I will slow down and take care of myself.

Here is a treat idea! I love to saute organic apples or pears in ghee and add chopped pecans at the end. Sprinkle with cinnamon of course! It only takes a few minutes. #guiltfreeapplepie It makes your house smell cozy.   apples

The ghee and nuts lower the glycemic load of the fruit. The key is to keep your blood sugar balanced.

Happy Healthy Hormones!

Enjoy your weekend!

Love,

Mary

PS. I have lost 2 pounds. I hope I don’t find them again.

Balance Your Hormones Day 5!

 

I have noticed that I am sleeping better now that I am 5 days in.  No gluten, sugar or alcohol.

Sleep tips!

Try to get in bed at the same time every night. 10 o’clock is good.

Avoid alcohol.

Easy on the caffeine.

Exercise but not at bedtime.

Don’t watch the news before bed time.

Take an Epsom salt bath.

Here is my bedtime affirmation. “I am calm. I sleep peacefully through the night.” Try it out tonight and let me know how it works.

Sweet dreams.

Love,

Mary

 

Balance Your Hormones Day 4!

Exercise! Some people love it and some people hate it! It has always been an important part of my life. It brings me joy and happiness. I have met some many of my friends through exercise. I met Christa, my OutdoorFit business partner at a gym years ago. I have such a great community of women that come to my classes. They have become friends with me and with each other.

Resistance band training with Christa!

Resistance band training with Christa!

I am off track of the subject or maybe not. Joy , happiness and a supportive community are an important component of hormonal balance as is exercise.

Exercise is vital for health and may reduce some of the problems associated with hormonal imbalance. Issues like not being to sleep, weight gain, mood swings, and overall irritability.

Find an exercise that you love and do it. If you can get outside, even better! Are you local? Come try a workout.

Here is to Day 4!

Love,

Mary

Balance Your Hormones Day 3!

For now during the 30 days of No gluten, sugar, alcohol it is important to eat 4-5 times a day to keep your blood sugar balanced and your hormones. After the 30 days, I will see how it feels to take it down to three meals a day. I want to keep everything steady especially in the afternoon. My meals are higher in protein and healthy fats so I think the transition to 3 meals will be fine. Just not right now. The point is pay attention to how you are feeling. Everyone is different.

The difficult time for me is when I go to make dinner and I am not having a glass of wine. The afternoon snack helps and I try and lay down on the floor for 20 minutes in the afternoon. Balance is the key.

Here is my recipe for Nut Fudge. It is so easy to make. Nut Fudge is a wonderful go to snack. It is very dense and lots of calories so please consider portion size.

Enjoy!

It is not too late to join in …  Gluten, sugar and alcohol free for 30 days! So much easier with friends! Dr. Northrup says we will feel changes quickly. Balanced hormones are key to fabulous health!

All you need to do is follow me on facebook or instagram. I will be posting and I hope you will be too!

Love,

Mary

I had a delicious lunch today at Kitch Organic in Red Bank, NJ!

The Super Salad!

The Super Salad!

Boom! My makeup video!

I created this video in 2015 about makeup. It is my most watched video! I create videos about diet, exercise, a healthy lifestyle and I still get new comments on this video. Me… makeup of all things:) A few things have changed in the past two years. I have gone grey and my hair is longer!  I still use my Boom products everyday and I love them. Thank you Cindy Joseph!

Day 2 Breakfast!

Day 2 Balance Your Hormones.

Today’s tip is to have protein and healthy fat for breakfast. This morning I had organic cottage cheese, flax oil, ground flax seed,  topped with pumpkin seeds roasted in ghee, turmeric and black pepper! It is so important to keep your blood sugar balanced especially first thing in the morning. It sets you up for the whole day! budwig-diet_3x2

Tonight, I am making hamburgers and mashed cauliflower. I love making the hamburgers with grass fed beef, pumpkin seeds and spinach mixed it. The mashed cauliflower is another Danielle Walker recipe. Against All Grains.against-all-grain

Have you noticed any differences yet? Last night I slept better and not so many hot flashes!

Carry on!

Would you like to join me?  Gluten, sugar and alcohol free for 30 days! So much easier with friends! Dr. Northrup says we will feel changes quickly. Balanced hormones are key to fabulous health!

Follow me on facebook or instagram. I will be posting and I hope you will be too!