Im back :)

Sorry I have been MIA for ohh about a week and a half.
I recently went on the holistic holiday at sea – which was AMAZE!! 🙂 I heard Dr. Colin Campbell ( author of the china study – READ IT and producer of Forks Over Knives – ), Dr. Neal Barnard ( beyond brilliant and is so educated on so many topics – ), Christina Pirello ( Famous Chef and star on Christina Cooks ), along with many many more! We were suppose to be lucky enough to hear Dr. Esselstyn but unfortunately he could not make it ( author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and producer of Forks over Knvies – I learned so incredibly much throughout the week and I cannot wait to share it all with you. I will be starting to make daily post about all of this great info starting … TOMORROW 🙂

Oh .. I have started making some immediate changes in my diet since the cruise. I have completely given up any sugar (why you might ask? this will be included in some of my upcoming post). This includes :
-brown rice syrup
-maple syrup
anything and everything!
You would honestly be amazed how many things include sugar in them, its quite disturbing actually.

I have also have given up any baked goods. Their really is no nutritional value in anything baked and it dries out your intestines to the max!
This includes:
bread ( even ezekiel – by the way if any of you love bread make sure you eat ezekiel its 100% sprouted and is actually made with flours that contain nutrients )
any baked goods ( no cookies 😦 even the healthy vegan oil free ones – wahh).

I started this on Sunday the day after I got back and to be honest it really has not been too bad. I dont know if its just because I ate so healthy before, OR if my body is just so happy I am not feeding it anymore of this crap. Either way im just glad im not super crabby b/c i thought i would be going through sugar withdrawal!

Heres what I ate today :

1 cup of hot water with the juice of 1/4 a lemon ( I have been doing this every morning as soon as I wake up since sunday and I swear its amazing! I feel so good and my skin looks good because of it too! This helps to detoxify your liver)

Brown Rice Oatmeal
1/2 cup of brown rice with almond milk to taste
( I make my own homemade almond milk – so easy! plus it doesnt have any of those gross chemicals or additives. will post soon!)
Warmed it up in on the stove
Then added
1 tbsp flax meal
1 tbsp almonds (chopped)
1 tbsp walnuts ( chopped)
cinnamon to taste

Lunch :
Swiss Chard Wrap ( usually I make these with collard greens but swiss chard was at the market – taste the same to me! )
– 1 swiss chard leaf
– 2 Tbsp hummus
– white onion
– carrots ( chopped)
– sprouts
– avocado
– adzuki beans
– spinach

1/2 a sweet potato

Snack :
10 almonds
10 walnuts
1/2 cucumber and 2 tbsp hummus

Dinner :
1 BIG Portobello mushroom cap ( seasoned with garlic and 2 tsp wheat-free tamari)
1/2 cup mixed greens – bok choy, mustard greens, and kale
1/2 cups mixed beans – adzuki and cannellini
1 cup of veggie soup ( just veggie broth, thyme, carrots, tomato, cannellini beans, white onion, and sweet potato – compliments of my mama!)

Snack :
6 almonds
6 walnuts
1/2 cup almond milk with cocoa powder and maca

So as you can see im compensating the no sugar for more nuts .. i am not thrilled about this but as the month goes on I think I will chill out a little bit on the nuts ( at least I hope lol).

Exercise Routine today :

Resistance Training
•Good Mornings 4×20
•Kickback with Ankle Weights on Stability Ball 5×15
•Barbell Squat with Legs Wide Spread Apart 4×15
•Step-up with Dumbbell or Cables 4×15
•Glute Bridge with Plate 4×20
•Obliques on Cable 4×12
•Hanging leg raises 3×20

•25 Min HIIT on Stair Master

Hope everyone had a great day!


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