Apparently, the cosmos are smiling on me as I won 2 giveaways in the past 2 weeks?! I’m waiting for a pair of FILA toning pants from Mizfit’s giveaway and will be sure to review them as soon as I try them out! Today, I found out I won Averie’s giveaway. The thing about Sarris Candy is that it is so nostalgic for me. The candy shoppe was about an hour drive from my childhood home and it was a tradition that our Easter and Christmas candy would come from their store. I’ve sampled many chocolate bunnies and peanut butter meltaways from that place trust me! This box will be a gift to my family as I know they love it very much!
Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the stevia talk. I definitely do not support using an overabundance of one particular food everyday. This even goes for veggies like spinach or beets. Too much of these guys and you’re looking at high levels of oxalic acid which can produce bad gut problems and kidney stones. Moderation and variety are crucial to your body making the most of the energy it gets from food week to week. To give you an example, I’ll post what I bought 2 weeks ago versus what I chose this week in terms of “rotating” Some repeats are fine, just not everything. I like to keep my body guessing Why limit yourself?
-red leaf lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, raw almonds, avocado, almond butter, broccoli, beets, pumpkin, banana, pear, fig, apple cinnamon larabars, mary’s gone raw crackers, sardines, chicken.
List for this week:
-collard greens, celery, carrots, raw cashews, flax seeds, avocado, papaya, butternut squash soup, tahini, turnip, brussel sprouts, sweet potato, banana, still have some figs to finish, tuna, salmon.
Things I already have in my pantry to rotate for morning smoothie or snack:
-chia seeds, hemp protein powder, coconut flour for pancakes
Merry early Christmas to me…I am planning on making my own nut mylk from now on due to the better taste and lack of gut irritating stabilizers from homeade mylk. I got a nut mylk bag from Laury’s open sky store. Can’t wait to use it for juicing as well and uncook some pulp crackers ala Gena!
Now some incentive to eat whole foods with healthy fats! This is a picture from winter 2008 before I started eating this way. I’d say my diet mainly consisted of sugar free/fat free everything with a ton of Kashi products. I never cooked, I just ate cereal, bread or bars haha. Look at the length of my hair…it’s grown 8 inches since then! A very recent photo of the coif is here.
1. Did anyone brave the mall for shopping today? You couldn’t have paid me! I spent my day relaxing, painting my toes a holly berry red and making candy for gifts.
2. Are you finished with work yet? I’m working M,T,W and on holiday Thursday-Tuesday WOOT!