Eat Fruit!

 

I have cut back on fruit the past couple of years because of the sugar content. No longer! The key in all of this is to enjoy moderation.

I was on Instagram and came across Anthony William the Medical Medium’s post about grapes. Amazing how good there are for you! “Grapes have been called the “queen of fruits” due to being one of the most nutritious and medicinal foods available since ancient times.”

This morning I made a Mango Smoothie.

According to The Medical Medium, ‘Mangos are one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits in the world and are often referred to as “The King of the Fruits”. Mangos are an amazing source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex as well as health promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Mangos are a powerful anti-cancer food and are specifically known to help prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate, blood, and oral cancers. ”

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Medical Medium and Mango.  

Let’s Be Healthy together. Would you like to join me in a 14 Day shake or two a Day along with taking high quality Pharmaceutical Grade Antioxidants and Minerals? You will feel a difference. Small Steps can make BIG changes.

Next group starts June 12th. Click here for more information and to sign up!

 

Fit and Fabulous Lovely Elaine!

Elaine Milner, 79 came to my outdoor workouts about 3 months ago. She felt she was beginning to lose her balance and flexibility. Her daughter Jennifer encouraged Elaine to try my program. The first day I was concerned because her balance was off. Elaine kept at it and within 2 weeks she was so much better!

You don’t want to move like an old person. WORK ON YOUR BALANCE!

Here is LOVELY ELAINE…

She also joined my 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Program. I designed the program to help get your hormones in balance so you feel your best. You lose your sugar cravings, sleep through the night and you might just lose the nagging aches and pains.  “I felt so much better within a couple of days. The gas and bloat were gone. ”

It is time to Lighten up in so many ways. It is springtime. Fit and Fabulous Lovely Elaine shows that it is possible and FUN at any age! I am so grateful that she is part of my Program.

Love,

Mary

Wine, Ice Cream, Hot Flash!

It is in your control.

I have been doing well since I started the No gluten, No sugar, No alcohol in January. Full Disclosure…I now have small amounts of grain during the week and it doesn’t effect me. I have a small glass of wine with my dinner.  I am off the sugar most of the time.

Sunday was our Pastor’s 60 the birthday. My Fit and Fabulous friend Ivone and I organized coffee hour. We kept it mainly grain free. Ivone made her delicious grain free rosemary raisin crackers topped with goat cheese and fig butter. She also topped them with goat cheese and smoked salmon. The crackers are from AGAINST ALL GRAINS, Danielle Walker’s cookbook.

I made Andouille Chicken Sausage and sweet potato hash from Dr. Nicole Rivera’s EAT FOR YOUR GUT COOKBOOK.

Grain free Coffee Hour

Rosanne the minister’s wife made an amazing cheesecake with low sugar and a delicious crust which wasn’t gluten free. A very impressive healthy coffee birthday celebration for a bunch of Presbyterians that like their goodies!

On to the wine, ice cream and hot flash…

Before I did my program in January every Sunday was a cheat day and always an ice cream sundae for dessert. I have found healthy alternatives for ice cream . I have been blending canned coconut milk with frozen fruit with a little stevia. It hits the spot! This Sunday, I had a little extra wine, a bowl of organic chocolate chip ice cream topped with caramel sauce. I am sitting on the sofa and I had a HOT FLASH.

My hot flashes had gone away. I am sleeping really soundly. All signs that my hormones are in balance.

It is possible and I am back on track!

Do you need help getting off the sugar, grains and alcohol? Are you tired of sleepless nights? Night Sweats? Tired all of the time?

Let me help jump start you with my 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Program.

Love,

Mary

HAPPY CLIENTS…

“So true Mary!!! Helped me in so many ways!! Bloating, hot flashes and very disturbed sleep…. Gone! Thank you so much!”

“I feel really good. I haven’t eaten so many vegetables in a long time. Your jump start is exactly what I needed. I feel so much better!”

” I feel great. I lost two pounds and the bloat!”

“The Program has been amazing. My aches and pains are gone!”

Amy is Feeling Fabulous and Highlights!

First off it is always about HAIR!. 2 years ago I decided to stop highlighting my hair and go grey. I blogged about it. I joined a silver hair group. I interview others about going grey. My hair is dark with out much grey. Yesterday, I decided that I needed a little sunshine on my head and had my hair highlighted. I will need to resign from my silver hair group.

On to Amy Feeling Fabulous. Amy joined our 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Program. She was our A student. It began as A+ but she had a run in with a Justin’s Chocolate peanut butter treat and caved. Only, for the moment. She was back at it the next day!

She said that SHMEC is a great gift. She checks in daily to see if something is off. What did she do the day before?

Meet Amy Grossman…

 

Our next group is starting March 27th! How is your SHMEC? Is it time to Feel Fabulous? Do you have 7 days?

Click here for more info and to sign up!

Food Tracking and a SHMEC check in.

 

Let’s start with the SHMEC check in. SLEEP, HUNGER, MOOD, ENERGY, CRAVINGS. My SHMEC is really pretty fabulous. My mood is off but I don’t think that is food related. I completed 30 days of NO GLUTEN, SUGAR or ALCOHOL. Since then, I have been very mindful not to have sugar or gluten. I am having one glass of red wine with my dinner.

Sounds great, Right?

I haven’t lost any weight and the goal was to feel better which I do. I am so grateful! I sleep through the night most nights which is truly amazing. My hot flashes are just about gone and no more burning mouth. My stomach is so much better. So long bloat! All the  symptoms I wanted to eliminate with my 30 days.

During that time and since, I have been trying new grain free recipes. A lot of nuts and coconut oil which are great for you but high in calories. I know it was important at the time to try a different way of eating.

Blender Bread

Now is the time to start tracking my food again. I know when I track my food I do better and I don’t overeat. I think twice about popping leftovers into my mouth. I won’t do it forever. I will see where it takes me. My goal is to lose 6 pounds by Easter. I have 6 weeks or so. I use My Fitness Pal app on my phone.

I am so grateful for my 7 DAY…Feel Fabulous group. The community helps me stay on track as well. It is not to late to join in. Click here for more information. Get Your Shmec in check.

“Keeper of the Keys.”

(Thomas likes to eat from the top down.)

I am in charge of the food in my house. I shop, cook and serve the food. There is a lot of power in that. As you know, I have basically gone no gluten, no sugar and now one glass of wine.  My family is mostly gluten and sugar free.

This morning I made Thomas his shake along with smoked salmon, goat cheese, ghee on the rosemary blender bread. He ate the whole thing. I could give him a bowl of cereal and he would eat that too. The smoked salmon is a much better choice for him.  Thomas has had so many medical issues in his life. His health and well being is very important to me. He takes the best supplements on the planet as well.

Smoked salmon , goat cheese, grain free bread! Great way to start your day!

Smoked salmon , goat cheese, grain free bread! Great way to start your day!

I have put together a 7 days…Feel Fabulous program with Holistic Chef Ivone. We have lots of great tips and recipes to share. We are creating a wonderful supportive community. Wouldn’t you like tons of energy and to be feeling fabulous?  It is not too late to join us. Click here for more info.

Sleep through the night!

I slept through the night last night. What a blessing!

Yesterday, I went out to lunch with my sisters, Mom and Dad. We are celebrating Mom’s birthday which is Saturday. We are having a dinner then. Yesterday was just a sneak preview. Coming off my 30 Days of no gluten, sugar, alcohol I have decided to be very mindful of what I am eating and drinking.

My family all had wine with lunch and dessert. I  had a wonderful time.  I had a club soda with lemon and lime and coffee with no dessert. It didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. It feels like a HUGE Break through!

Last night with dinner, I enjoyed my glass of wine. AND I slept through the night. I know keeping in Balance is Key!

Remember SHMEC, your medical markers?

Sleep, Hunger, Mood, Energy, Cravings

 Do you feel off? Not sleeping, Cravings? Tired?

I have put together a 7 Day Jumpstart to feeling fabulous. NOW is the perfect time to start. You can change things around in a short period of time. I am here to help you along with Holistic Chef Ivone who will make sure you are eating delicious foods. It is So much more than Chicken breast and broccoli.

Are you ready to invest in you? Click here.

Coziness

A few years ago, I would tell friends that I have lost the feeling of coziness in my life. I really wasn’t sure what that meant or what  to do about it. I had lost the joy of doing simple things.

During my 30 Day Happiness Challenge with Little Bites of Joy, Andreea posted a photo of a book called The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg. “Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things through the Danish Concept of Hygge. /HOO-gah/

“…the art of creating warmth, comfort, and well being through connection, treasuring the moment, and surrounding yourself with things you love.”

I love the book. There was one paragraph that really popped out at me.

A wonderful Book by Pia Edberg.

A wonderful Book by Pia Edberg.

“The joy in the simple things, such as making a home-cooked meal, cleaning the house, planting our own herbs, or inviting someone over for tea has been removed because we perceive them as difficult and time-consuming. We need to pause once in a while, embrace the calm, and find joy in the small details, even the task that seem so mundane.”

I started to read the book at the end of my 30 days no gluten, no sugar, no alcohol. Perfect timing. I figured out my next step.

Mindfulness.

My goal now is to slow down, be mindful and enjoy! Embrace the Hygge!

I had a break through!

Yesterday on Day 22 of no gluten, sugar or alcohol I had a break through. I have been fighting the program just about the whole time. I don’t especially like rules even my own rules.

I have been agitated and stuffing myself. I am stuffing myself with good things, blueberries, red peppers, carrots… Whenever I go to cook I start eating. I decided yesterday to stop it. I feel so much calmer since then. I love to chew gum as well. It is the same kind of habit. Yesterday, I slowed down, sat down and ate my meal or snack. I enjoyed my meals so much more. Mindfulness.

I also spent 15 minutes sitting on my cushion in my bedroom. I say I am going to meditate on a daily basis but I don’t. It is so very helpful.

These past 22 days have not been super easy. You know what? I do feel so much better. Why do I fight it???My sleep, my  body , my energy is fabulous! I want to tell everyone. Do you suffer from aches and pains, insomnia, lack of energy? Get off the grains, sugar and alcohol and see how you feel. I am telling you it is so worth it!

I have put 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?

I am here to tell you that you can start to feel a difference your first week.

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

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.

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • A few drops of liquid stevia
  • Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption)
  •  ¼ tsp ginger powder
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in small sauce pan blend with a blender stick.
  2. Heat on med heat for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Drink it! SO SOOTHING!

 

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