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How I adjust my diet to handle Adrenal Fatigue Flare ups.

A reminder…the less you eat, the faster you slow down your metabolism.

If I could give past me some advice it would be this. Eat for fuel.

I did quite a bit of damage to my body in the past…not eating will do that to you. Unfortunately that has led to some health struggles of mine. Celiac disease, Adrenal Fatigue, Hormonal Imbalance, and a metabolism as slow as molasses.

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With time I have learned some tricks to get myself back on track but every once in a whole certain things will get in the way.

Some of them….
Time change
Allergies
Changes in seasons

Since all of these seem to flare up my hormones, adrenals, and thyroids, I’ve been making some changes to my diet and routine to help…And no, none of these have ANYTHING to do with restriction.

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* I get in my superfoods (I use Shakeology to be sure my nutrition is on track!)

*I make sure I’m prioritizing sleep AND setting an alarm so I am up in the morning

*I drink ENOUGH water

*I get in my workouts and opt for strength over too much cardio

*I practice nutrient timing around my workouts (I eat my carbs mainly before and after workouts, to avoid excess sugar consumption)

*I cut back on caffeine, cut out alcohol, and limit sugar intake

*I try to base my diet on auto-immune ‘friendly’ foods (think meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, oils)

*I try to eat every 2-3 hours to keep my metabolism and body functioning

*I pay attention to portions using the 21 Day Fix (here’s how you can join me with this)

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If you struggle with hormonal issues as well, what do you find helpful??? Feel free to share your tips below. 

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bites

I am a peanut butter addict and you gotta try these!! Just made these peanut butter bars from the fixate cookbook and I’m obsessed! Even my dog, Sophie loved them.

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The ingredients were simple just peanut butter, honey, eggs, and baking powder! I am a huge fan of the fewer the ingredients the better!

Want the full recipe?! Get the cookbook here! Let me know if you try them :)

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Healthy Valentine’s Treats

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*Strawberry Shaped Hearts * Heart Shaped Apple Slices * Chocolate Filled Strawberries * Chocolate or Strawberry Greek Yogurt

For the Chocolate Dip: Mix together 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1/2 tsp. stevia.

For the Strawberry Dip: Puree 1 cup fresh strawberries and fold into 1 can of refrigerated plain coconut milk.

For the Chocolate Filled Strawberries: Scoop out the inside of a strawberries. Meanwhile over low heat melt together 1/2 tbs. coconut oil and 1/2 cup enjoy life semi sweet chocolate chips. Pour the chocolate mixture into the strawberries and freeze until set.

Weekly Meal Plan

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my weekly meal plan with you, so I wanted to give you a better idea of how I’ve been eating lately! Working on getting in plenty of lean proteins and green veggies, plus I’ve been playing around with my timing of carbohydrate and fat intake! Here is the plan for this week. As always, any questions just ask!! I’m happy to help create a meal plan just for you! Just send me an email to danielle@danielleprestejohn.com

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