Have you checked in with your SHMEC?

SHMEC…SLEEP HUNGER MOOD ENERGY CRAVINGS

Day 20 of no gluten, sugar or alcohol. My SHMEC is great!!!

You are in balance when your SHMEC is in balance. I have been off gluten, sugar and alcohol for 20 days. I feel so much better. I am sleeping, the hot flashes have lessen and have lost the stomach bloat.

Still a slight agitation in the evening when I like a glass of wine at dinner. Rehab is 28 days so it is okay. It is getting better. I have found some good substitutions…. Golden milk, kombucha, a nice cup of tea.

How is your SHMEC?

Do you struggle with hot flashes, not sleeping, weight gain, cravings, and extra belly fat? Are you tired in the afternoon and searching for a treat?Are you tired of it? Do you feel like you can’t do anything about it? I am here to tell you that you can start to feel a difference your first week.

I am putting together a 7 day program of No grains, sugar and alcohol with my friend Chef Ivone of Healthy Sage. You will be amazed at how much better you can feel in a short period of time. Are you ready to look and feel your best?

It is so much easier to do it in a group and with a friend.

Ivone and I are doing the 30 day program together. We text every day to keep on track. Accountability and humor is key!

We are getting together at my house to kick off the 7 days on February 25th.

We will give you recipes and tips to support you during the week. Delicious coffee will be served and maybe even a no grains, no sugar yet scrumptious treat!

We will have a secret facebook group. We will be providing daily support, guidance, recipes and tips. You will have lifetime access to the group.

I hope you will join us.  More fun with friends! Your hormones will thank you. Happy Healthy Hormones!!

This is an online program so you can join without coming in person.

The Investment in You is $35.00!

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Love,

Mary

George the Dog wanted to make the post!

George the Dog wanted to make the post!

Love The Ghee!

I started making ghee a few months ago when I decided to increase the fat in my diet. I LOVE IT! I blend it in my morning coffee with coconut oil. I sauteed apple and nuts in ghee to add to my breakfast. I sauteed tofu, cashews and rosemary in it for an afternoon snack. It makes everything delicious!

Adding more fat to your diet, helps your hormones stay in balance.

  • Ghee has a high smoke point. It is excellent to cook with.
  • Ghee is rich in Vitamin A, D and E.
  • Ghee can be used by people with dairy sensitivity. The lactose and casein is removed during the straining process.
  • Ghee made from happy grass fed cows contain CLA, Conjugated linoleic acid. CLA may actually reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and tumors. It has also been helpful in weight loss, reducing inflammation and body fat.
  • Ghee contains Butyrate which may improve colon health and digestion.

The best part, it is DELICIOUS and you can keep it on your counter in a pretty Ball jar!

Embrace The Ghee

Embrace The Ghee

It is easy to make ghee. Take a pound of organic unsalted butter, (grass fed butter is even better) and put it in a pot on a low temperature. I let it cook for about 15 minutes and strain it through cheese cloth to remove all of the toxins from the butter. My friend Dr. Deb Kern has a great video on making ghee. She loves to chant and send out goodness while the ghee is simmering. It is a spiritual practice for her.

"In Ireland cows graze on the green pastures of small family farms."

“In Ireland cows graze on the green pastures of small family farms.”

 

Happy Healthy Hormones Day 18

Day 18! I am feeling so much better about all of this. Thank God!

The past 8 months, I have increased the healthy fat in my diet. FYI, I had a physical last week and blood work. My numbers are better than they were last year! My total cholesterol  is about the same. My HDL and LDL ratio is below average risk! I am proud to say my Vitamin D level is 60!

What I am doing works for me and I think it will work for you as well. More about that later on. Launching an exciting new program.

I wanted to write about portion control and my new love of wide mouth BALL jars! Increasing the fat in your diet also increases the calories if you are not careful. Yes, calories do count! I have started to divide my food into the jars. It is perfect when you want to grab a quick snack or a meal for that matter.

This morning, I made coconut banana pumpkin puree and sent it with Thomas for a healthy snack. I divided the rest into perfect portion control jars. It just makes me happy to open up my refrigerator to see all of those jars filled with nutritious delicious food!

Love the Ball Jars!

Love the Ball Jars!

Exciting news !

I know facing 30 days of no gluten, sugar and alcohol can be overwhelming and seems impossible. I have created a 7 day program with my friend Chef Ivone Ventura of Healthy Sage. She is a graduate of Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. We are having a kick off at my house on February 25th at 10:30 AM. The cost of the program is $35. Reply to this post if you would like more info. Tons of support, guidance, tips, and recipes included. Call a friend and do it together!

Not Local?  It will be an online program so you can still join in!  #morefunwithfriends

Love,

Mary

I almost quit!

I almost quit a few times! 30 Days of NO gluten, sugar, alcohol!  I like my life to be easy. I like having a glass of wine every night. I have been feeling very agitated!  I am doing this because I wanted to balance my hormones, I wanted to sleep better and I wanted to get rid of my burning mouth. Guess what? I am sleeping so much better and my mouth stopped burning!

Why am I so agitated???

There is a part of me that wants to have a glass of wine. It is amazing the power it has over me. I am sure I am not the only one out there. The sugar and gluten is not such a big deal.

I have to thank my accountability partner Ivone. I sent her a text yesterday that I was done! The plan was to have a daily glass of wine and stay away from sugar and gluten. I was driving to the store to buy a nice bottle of Chardonnay  when my phone rings and Ivone talks me out of it. AAAAHHH!

SO Super Bowl Sunday and I am back on track. I laid down on the floor for 30 minutes this afternoon and that really helps.

Tonight, I am making Curry Girls Kitchen Chicken Chili and Sweet Potato Nachos! I am excited that I found the Curry Girls on Instagram. It looks like they have lots of good easy recipes! More to come!

Delicious!

Delicious!

Have a fun evening!

Love,

Mary

Balance Your Hormones Day 11

Happy Health Hormones Day 11!

The NO sugar, gluten , alcohol 30 day program reduces the inflammation in your body. I have noticed  that I don’t have aches and pains that come and go for me in the past. Do you have issues with aches and pains?

Many people think this program is too hard.

What is the price of waking up achy every morning? Or not sleeping well?

I am eating really clean but I know I can’t possible get everything I need from my diet. It is so important to take a high quality pharmaceutical grade supplement to fill in any of the gaps in your diet. I am also including a liver support during the 30 days. Everything goes through the liver. I want mine to be supported, happy and working well!

Here are the  links to the supplements.

Multi vitamin

Liver Support

It is an investment in your health! You are worth it!

Love,

Mary