I hope you guys are having a good week. Is it just me or does this week seem to have been SO long! Literally on Tuesday it felt like Friday already, haha. So with Valentines Day fast approaching I wanted to touch on a subject most people are sensitive about. I’m not getting to into I just want to say it’s okay to be single of Valentines Day. You can make it super fun! Get a bunch of friends together, make chocolate, watch sappy movies and have an overall great day. However, what I think a lot of people don’t say is if you do feel sad for one reason or another that is okay too! You don’t have to force yourself with being alone on that day if you’re not okay with it!
Anyway, I wanted to share a SUPER fun recipe for raw chocolate hearts to share on Valentines Day!
Raw Chocolate Hearts:
~1/2c Coconut Oil
~Maple Syrup to Taste
~Dash Sea Salt
Stir Together and then place in small heart shape molds. After they are in the molds place in freezer. Once they are done you should have a bunch of raw heart chocolates~ Enjoy!:) <3
I hope you enjoy these~
Do you eat chocolate on Valentines Day?
So for the next three days I want to go over macronutrients. In a time of the year where people are focused highly on weight loss I want to go over why each macronutrient is important. My goal is to both inspire you to not restrict or eliminate any of the macronutrients because they are necessary and give you some new ideas and ways to incooperate that nutrient. Today I am going to start with protein. Although a lot of people know protein is important some people don’t include enough or include too much. Also, some people get stuck in a box of what protein is so here is a bunch of information that can hopefully inspire you in some way!
Benefits of Protein:
*Most of your hair and nails are made of protein and is an important building block of bones, tissues, skin, blood muscles and cartilage.
*Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues, hormones, enzymes and other body chemicals.
*There is myth that protein builds muscle. Only exercise builds muscle, protein is just one of the nutrients that helps the healing and repair process FROM exercise. To much protein leaches calcium from the bones and increases risk of heart disease and cancer. There is a sweet spot.
*Having a good balance of protein decreases hunger and increases satiety. I personally can attest to this. If you eat to little protein and like all carbs you’re probably going to be a lot more hungry.
So now onto ways to incorporate protein. A lot of people think meat is the only way to get protein but since the recommended amount of protein is about .8 grams per kilogram there are so many foods that have protein. So here are some nutrient dense protein sources, which is what it is all about. Getting protein but just for the sake of protein but to increase your health!
Sources of Protein and How to Use Them:
*Beans: I know means get a bad rap these days but they are really one of the healthiest foods you can eat. All of the longest living cultures ate beans. I did a whole post on the ins and outs of beans: HERE.
*Spirulina: I remember back when I first used spirulina it was this weird food but now it’s more common. A great very green source of protein.
*Fish/Eggs: If you are going to use animal protein fish/eggs are some of the best ways to do it for your body. Try to focus on omega 3 rich fish.
Recipe Idea’s from the Web: Fish Plates (Well combined!)
*Raw Goat Cheese: Delicious, easy to digest and protein rich.
Recipes!: How about goat cheese sushi from Rande Moss.
So now that you have ideas, recipes and the benefits let’s cover protein powders. These are NOT necessary and honestly not the best but for people who get easily bored with a healthy diet and feel they need some variety protein can be a good idea. Also, if you are always working out or always hungry protein powders can be helpful. I will include my favorite tasting and cleanest brands. You can use coupon code RQANXY for some of these below if you want to try them.
Today I am going to share some of my eats from this week. You’ll see I eat what I want and don’t count or restrict anything I just eat healthy so I feel good. I hope you try some of these out and don forget to tag me on Instagram ! 😊
What are y’all eating this week😊?
Today I am coming at you with an amazing recipe, CHOCOLATE POPCORN:D!
I love this recipe. It’s such a treat and so healthy, you can eat it daily.
Chocolate Covered Popcorn:
~ 3 cups Air Popped Popcorn (or Quinn Brand)
~ TBS. Coconut Oil (Preferable Raw)
~ TBS. Cacao (Preferably Raw)
~ Optional Toppings: Sea Salt, Vanilla, Stevia, Maple Syrup
Put the popcorn in a bowl. Mix coconut oil and cacao in a bowl. Top popcorn with chocolate sauce, and then add any toppings of choice. Put on a movie and enjoy!
When you make it tag me on Instagram with all your creations!
Do you love popcorn as much as me?! 🙂
So today’s post is on lifestyle tips for digestive disorders. I’ve talked a lot about food choices, ideas, different disorders, etc.. However, I think lifestyle is just as important if not more important.
Remember everyone is different I get what I post based on research and expirience but always listen to your doctor and body first. ❤️
1. Meditation: This one is really hard to get into. The two best ways to start are either Deepak Chopra’s 21 day meditation or I started by literary going outside for 1 MINUTE and deep breathing. It’s that easy.
2. Atmosphere: How’s your home? This makes a dramatic difference in your digestion and food choices. Most of us can’t get up and move your of bad situations now, but set goals and do the best you can. Buy a diffuser, salt lamp and hang beautiful pictures on the wall. That can make even the worst house better.
3. Self love: This one is really hard. Really hard. It’s a practice. Ever day make it a goal to get a little closer to being at peace with yourself.
4. Stress: Research the mind gut connection. Really try to work on stress levels.
5. Yoga: Having a regular yoga practice (even 5 minutes a day) can really help stress levels therefore digestion.
6. Activities: What do you like to do. Don’t spend all your time focusing on food, bloating, pain, etc. That’ll ruin the precious life you have more than any disorder ever could. Find friends, hobbies and delve into those. This makes a dramatic difference.
7. Exercise: Daily movement. I don’t even mean pounding it out at the gym. However walk, yoga, dance around your kitchen just move that body. 🙂
8. Identity: Honestly ask yourself do you have an identity outside of your disorder. If not, I can’t help you there but I’d highly consider doing some self exploration. Good luck🙏🏼
I sincerely hope these help! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! 💥
Which of these is the greatest struggle for you? (Mine is definitely atmosphere and identity…tbh:) 💕