Did you know that what phase you are in of your menstrual cycle can affect your drive and motivation? It sureee does! ⠀
The past couple of days I've been feeling more inwards, wanting to move slower, a bit distracted and haven't felt my normal levels of inspiration and motivation. ⠀
Yesterday I did absolutely no work (emails, working on future projects, researching etc) that I normally would do because when you love your job you kinda love working on it everyday! But yesterday I completely relaxed with Lee and shut out the outside world, although in the back of my mind I had that feeling like hmm I really should have ticked at least one thing off my to do list today 🧐⠀
On the drive into work this morning I was thinking why I am feeling like this and that I need to just buckle down and get some shit done whether I feel like it or not 👊 Then I realised.. uhhh duh....I am in day 24 of my cycle today and in my luteal phase, and it is 100% normal and so common to feel this way during your luteal phase. ⠀
Hormonally we are more inclined to feel more energetic, outgoing, driven, and inspired during our follicular phase (from period to ovulation), and a bit more withdrawn, bit homebody, and want to rest more during our luteal phase (from ovulation to next period). I had for a split second forgotten the magic that is our endocrine system and that it is something I can work with and not fight against. So now feel absolutely no guilt in easing back and take it slow and steady for the rest of my luteal phase and enjoy a more dreamy slow place. And once my follicular phase comes back around my to do list can get some attention again 😝⠀
Knowing that your body does work in this cyclical way and that you can use it to your advantage is so empowering and saves a lot of headache! Do you want to learn more about how you can use the different phases of your cycle to your advantage? Lets chat 😍⠀
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11.Ведите дневник питания, в учитывайте всю съеденную пищу и выпитые напитки с указанием количества (в граммах, ложках, кусках, чашках и других единицах измерения). При этом следует охватить не менее двух рабочих и двух выходных дней, еще лучше неделю. В идеале же стоило бы вести такой дневник постоянно, поскольку он помогает оценить пищевые привычки и количество реально съедаемой пищи; сформировать осознанное отношение к изменению питания; понять, почему диета не приносит результатов, и соответствующим образом скорректировать рацион.
How to change eating habits?
11.Keep a food diary, consider all food eaten and a drink with an indication of the amount (in grams, spoons, pieces, cups and other units of measure). This should cover not less than two working and two days off, even better a week. Ideally, you would cost to maintain such a diary all the time, because it helps to assess eating habits and the number of food eaten; to form a conscious attitude to changes in supply; to understand why dieting does not work, and accordingly adjust the diet.
“Know your business inside out, be confident and defend your business, which is something I wish I did more of on the show.” Who's read the Forbes article on Rimi's experience with the Dragons? #FoodJustGotReal
It’s been such a busy week I haven’t had time to share the rapid fire meals I’ve put together. On Sunday I made a big batch of roasted sweet potato, peppers and chorizo that has carried me through breakfast everyday this week. Chewie is a fan. 👅
동생이랑 아침부터 연브웨이❣️ .
어제 스파링하다가 턱 맞아서 입 아픈데 왜 하필 샌드위치냐더니 완전 먹방^^? 이런 빵은 어디서 사냐고 물어본다. 입은 고급이라 비싼건 알아가지곸ㅎㅎ연어+아보카도+양파+올리브+발사믹리덕션은 말할 것 없는 꿀조합😽❤️ .
+아빠 바이어 함마드 아저씨가 일본 다녀오며 사다준 쵸코과자들도 한 입(?) = 음주운전(?)🙏🏻❤️
👉🏻(잡곡류 전처리해서 천연발효로 만든 호밀빵)밀라노브래드+연어+아보카도+양파+올리브+후추+올리브오일+발사믹리덕션+동생빵엔토마토후므스스프레드추가
Summer(ish) gives time for A LOT of cooking 😊
I had to retake an AP test this morning (cuz our scores got canceled 🙄), but i had the afternoon completely free ! I made this tasty 🍕 as a late lunch and it was sooooo good ! I know this doesn’t look like your typical pizza, but it still counts right 🤷🏻♀️ ?
Click the link in my bio to get the recipe for this (Gluten Free & Vegan) HIGH PROTEIN PIZZA CRUST 💗 made using chickpea flour for a nutritional boost (+20g of protein). Topped with @thehoneststand cheddar dip, avocado bubbles, peas, and micro-greens 😍
hope everyone had a gucci thursday 👍🏼 (make sure to watch FridaysWithD tmr in my stories! I have something fun in mind)
Colder weather brings about cravings for warm and comforting meals and curry is one of those magical dishes that would do the trick! Not only it is packed full of veggie goodness, the spices used have great health supporting effects as well. For example turmeric and cumin are known to have anti-inflammatory benefits. On the left is a carrot, cauliflower & red lentil curry and on the right is an egg and onion masala.
My minis after school snack was delicious! Smoothie bowl FTW with all the toppings! 😻 Don’t mind the dirt under the nails, farm life can be a little dirty! 🙃 .
Organic coconut milk
Toppings of choice!
Easy Peasy! .
Now off to Jujitsu! 👊🏻
You had me at Chinese Chicken salad! And now, all is right in the world. Day 11 of 40. Tonight's salad components- edamame noodles + butter lettuce + snap peas + green onions + petite cucumbers + roasted chicken + cilantro + spicy peanut vinaigrette (Trader Joe's) 💚✌🏻#chinesechickensalad#gf#highprotein @iamwellandgood
Roasted Red Peppers and “Chicken” Scallopini on a bed of Bulgur and Pearled Barley. .
Bulgur is a fantastic whole grain Bulgur is similar to quinoa but has less calories and more fiber. .
Fiber keeps you fuller longer, helps to regulate blood sugar and balances carbohydrates intake. .
Bulgur has a great texture and is tasty to add to salads, soups or eat on its own. .
Another meal from my nutrition plan —————Post Workout————— 💚💛❤️ Container Colors keep it easy to track which macros I need.
⚡️THE LIVER⚡️ So much to say about this vital organ. Located in the right upper abdomen, mostly protected by your lower rib cage, this organ has a variety of functions including (but not limited to): hormone regulation, filtering blood from the digestive tract and spleen, sugar storage in the form of glycogen, formation of bile salts for fat absorption, fatty acid formation, drug and toxin metabolism.
With both sympathetic (fight/ flight) and parasympathetic (rest/ digest) input, the liver has nervous system influence from cranial nerve X (vagus nerve), cervical nerves C3-C5 (phrenic nerve) and T5-T9. .
Adequate nerve input, hydration and reducing toxins such as those found in pesticides, cosmetics & environmental pollutants are simple ways to help offload the extra load we may be adding to our liver. Oh and stress? Yeah, that increases the amount of stress hormones needing to be filtered also. Finding ways to reduce or better manage stress will be good for your liver!
Referred pain from the liver can present as pain in the region around the lower right rib cage, at the bottom of the right scapula or even in the right side of the neck.
#yyc#yycchiro#drkq#liver#a &p #anatomy#vitality#nutrition#holistichealth#function#performance#eatwellbewell#chiropractic#calgaryhealth#calgary
🐓🐔BBQ Cauliflower "Wings" VRanch Salad🐥🐤🐣🐦
2.Organic Sweet &🌶BBQ
3.Organic Gluten-Free 🌽🍞Corn Bread Crumbs
450F @ 25-45 Depending on how big & soft the pieces you want them💚
Vegan Ranch, hemp seed oil, nutritional yeast
Please nourish me holistically so that I can take care of my shit🌎💚
Curry in the crock, muffins in the oven, Kahlua on my lap, and one more day before the weekend🙌🏻 My life is complete.
Seriously, this crockpot curry is the easiest thing you’ll ever make. I whipped it up yesterday before class and came home to dinner. Not to mention all the leftovers and it’s veggie packed! .
I have clinical bright n early tomorrow and then it’s the weekend 🎉 What are your plans for the holiday?!
1-2 cans coconut milk (full fat and half both work)
1 cup chicken broth
2-3 chicken breasts
3T curry powder
1T curry paste
Chop any veggies you want and throw them in (I like broccoli, green beans, onion, peppers, sweet potato). Cool on low 6-8 hours. Serve with rice and fresh herbs 🌿
Okay 2 salmon posts in a row...it’s like I’m obsessed or something 🤷🏻♀️ on my stories tonight I gave a tutorial on how I whip up a delicious salmon salad (yes there’s lettuce somewhere under there) as a quick weeknight meal. This is one of our go-to’s and always leaves me feeling so good! I also show how I make my homemade dairy free ranch, so you don’t want to miss it! ☺️
Things are happening!! In the kitchen that is.. Roasted veggie feast on the roster to follow my fast n'furious hot yoga session @oxygenyogasouthsurrey 😀
As most of us are focused on that "summer bod" don't forget thow shall not fear the potato! Unless you're carefully tracking macros, some good pototoey carbohydrates have a welcome place on your plate, they are a decent source of vegan protein (3g per 4 tiny potatoes), very high in trace minerals, high in potassium which will help with recovery from your workout and is a source of iron. Pair it with some phytonutrient rich greens and you're set!
Use a small amount of EVOO for a source of healthy fat (not to mention antioxidant rich if you're using a high quality olive oil), squeeze of lemon to help out with iron absorption from the cabbage and asparagus for even more nutrition gains 💪🌱🍋 #nutrition#holisticnutrition#vegan#vegangains#healthandfitness#cleaneating#eatforhealth#plantbased#plantbaseddiet#veggiesfordays#veggiefeast#plantprotein#eatwellbewell#yoga#postworkoutmeal
If you’re craving for something spicy 🌶🔥 then this GARLIC CRUSHED RED PEPPER CHICKEN STIR FRY from @whole30recipes is just for you!
Get the recipe below:
Sautéed chicken, plenty of fresh green beans, and big flavors like garlic and crushed red pepper. I’m pretty sure that’s my love language. This is a spicy 🔥 dish. If that’s your thing (it’s definitely mine) then you’re going to love this easy recipe.
Garlic Crushed Red Pepper Chicken Stir Fry
- 1 tbsp cooking fat of choice (I prefer olive oil, ghee, or coconut oil.)
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 16 oz fresh green beans
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced (1 to 2 cloves)
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Optional: sesame seeds
1. ADD 1 tablespoon cooking fat of choice (I prefer ghee or olive oil) to a large saute pan or cast iron skillet. Heat on medium high.
2. DICE your chicken breasts into chunks.
3. ADD your chicken to the pan once it’s hot.
4. SPRINKLE salt, pepper, and dried basil on top of chicken.
5. STIR. Brown chicken on both sides.
6. ADD ghee, coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes to the pan once chicken is browned. (Chicken does not need to be completely cooked through at this point.) Stir.
7. CHOP your green beans into halves or thirds and add to the pan. Stir.
8. COVER and cook on medium to medium low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
9. SPRINKLE sesame seeds (optional) and serve!
Sharing our dinner last night but, once again, I can’t take credit for this because it was was my husband’s idea and creation! Zucchini boats stuffed with grass-fed beef, grilled corn🌽, tomatoes and black beans. I slathered on some guac🥑after the picture was taken. Such a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal! So happy the holiday weekend is almost here!!!🕺🏼💃 #eathealthy#poweredbyplants#instahealthy#whatsonmyplate#gf#goodeats#healthydinner#fitfam
YOU GUYS. This cookie. This cookie right here. It's the best cookie that has entered my mouth. I'm not exaggerating! It's my new fave. My Paleo Double Chocolate Coconut Cookie recipe has hit the blog! There's a temporary link to it in my profile. 👌🏻👌🏻 ps they're grain-free, dairy-free & honey-sweetened.
What started out as a gloomy day, turned into the most BEAUTUFUL sunny🌞 aka - cue the smoothie💜 cravings 🙆♀️ •
Steamed then frozen cauliflower + frozen celery, banana, and wild blueberries + collagen + vanilla protein + lions mane + cordecyps + kefir + hemp milk
Topped with👉 coconut probiotic yog swirl + superfood granola + blueberries + cacao nibs🍫 + and bee pollen
I've had a super busy day with classes and work, and had my FIRST neurofeedback appointment. I've already heard from some of you and your experiences from stories, and would love to hear any more! If its helped you, your experience (positive or negative), etc.
A nauturopatu that I've been seeing here in Portland recommended it for me, so I'm excited to see if it works!
Also, let me know if any of you would be interested in a post about it 🙂
I hope you all had a wonderful Thursday!😊💗
These meatballs were super juicy, bursting with flavors, and an all around tasty meal! The secret ingredient to help them lock in the moisture was Nutpods!!! Who would’ve thunk it?! Seriously makes a difference, don’t believe me? Just try the recipe, I dare you! ✨
Dukkah Lamb Meatballs
1 lb. Ground Lamb
2-3 Tbsp. Dukkah @traderjoes
3-4 Small Spring Onions (caramelized in ghee)
1 Tbsp. Original @nutpods
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (mix will be super wet that’s OK!) 2. Pre-Heat oven to 350 Degrees
3. Form into 12 meatballs
4. In a large cast iron pan, melt ghee over medium high heat.
5. Brown meatballs 1-2 minutes, flip and cook another 1-2 minutes.
6. Transfer cast iron pan with meatballs into oven and cook for an additional 10-13 minutes or until done. The meatballs will be slightly firm, with not a lot of give when you poke them :)
Okay if my man was in any other house besides Slytherin I would give him 100 points for making me this amazing dinner. Butternut squash, broccoli/cauliflower medley and strawberries for the win. We made dinners like these all last summer and it's time to get back to it! #butternutsquash#nutrition#harrypotter#registereddietitian
THIS MEAL ok so first of all my parents have turned me into their personal chef and I just third wheel all their meals. Learning to cook for 3 (one being a 56 year old man who eats a lot) is a tough transition after only cooking for 1 for 4 years. It’s hard to gauge how much you need at the store and there’s still never any leftovers 🤷🏻♀️ I’ll figure it out! I made baked lemon garlic salmon, healthy fried rice, avocado and sesame oil sautéed bok choi, and sesame and soy sauce sautéed farmers market green beans. 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥
#How I made my healthy fried rice —> 1.5 cups brown rice, 0.5 cups of white rice, 3 cups of water, 0.75 cups of vegetable broth cooked until soft, then added in 1 tablespoon of ghee, salt, pepper, and lots of garlic. Then sautéed 0.5 cup diced cauliflower, 0.25 cup scallions, 0.5 cup diced broccoli , and 0.5 cup diced carrots with sesame oil until tender. Added in the rice mixer, mixed well, added in a bit more sesame oil and 0.25 cup soy sauce. Added more salt, pepper, black sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, and garlic to taste and steamed with the top on for 1 min before serving! Enjoy! Happy almost weekend!
Day off from work = making time to be in the kitchen cooking a healthy meal and lunch prepping for the next day 🙃 .
I made my teriyaki seitan recipe, sauteed some baby bellos and bok choy, chopped up a handful of cilantro and one tomato, and plated those components with some cooked tri- colored quinoa. Sesame seeds completed the dish 🙄 really good. Not shown but I added a drizzle of sriracha as well 🍜 Hank isn't vegan but he thinks the teriyaki seitan has a good flavor and texture 💏 I have the recipe for my teriyaki Seitan recipe up on my blog. The link is on my bio. 🌱
I don't know about you guys, but I love snacks! Especially post or during a long hike💜
Snack 1- @gtskombucha Synergy Kombucha & a Cranberry Crunch @perfectbar ...featuring my hiking buddy Cosmo🐶💕
Snack 2- Marionberry @ellenosyogurt @dangfoods coconut chips half a 🍌 and @maranathanutbutters .
Snack 3- @daveskillerbread toast with whipped cream cheese & smoked salmon
Snack 4- @organicgirl super greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, & Tobys feta dressing