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Meal Prep Monday

Weekly Meal Prep! Since yโ€™all always want ideas for food, I wanted to keep these coming! It always takes me about an hour and sets me up for success for the week, and remember it doesnโ€™t have to be fancy! I use loads of frozen fruits & veggies, and pre prepped proteins through the week too.
Hereโ€™s what I meal prepped this week:
๐ŸซBreakfasts (gluten free):
โœ”๏ธBroccoli Slaw: Cooked with coconut aminos (tastes like the inside of a spring roll) and Iโ€™ll add eggs in the mornings
โœ”๏ธProtein Oats: Overnight oats with a twist, I promise Iโ€™m sharing the recipe this week.
๐ŸณProteins
โœ”๏ธCrockpot Chicken: So easy just put boneless chicken breast in your crockpot, add spices of your choice, ยผ cup water and cook on low 4-6 hours
โœ”๏ธ93% Lean Ground Turkey: Cooked in a skillet
๐ŸฅฆVegetables
โœ”๏ธGreek Beans
โœ”๏ธCauliflower Rice with Green Beans & Diced Tomatoes: Iโ€™ll add ground turkey to these for dinners
โœ”๏ธSpinach, Arugula, Shredded Carrots, & Tomatoes in the fridge ready for salads
Did you find this helpful? Do you enjoy seeing simple preps like this?
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Life Update

Iโ€™ve gained weight these past few months and Iโ€™m purposely trying to stay here.
Itโ€™s taken me a long time to address this fully because itโ€™s been something Iโ€™ve been fighting hard to accept, but this is my reality right now and Iโ€™ve decided to embrace it.
Iโ€™m not really comfortable in my skin. Iโ€™ve been battling the mess that is my hormones, a move, loads of anxiety, medication induced depression, you name it Iโ€™ve faced it. My hunger ramped up, Iโ€™ve tried to find a healthier relationship with food and in turn have gained a good bit of weight.
And you better believe Iโ€™ve schemed up all the diets, tactics and things to do to get back to where Iโ€™d like to be, but reality is, itโ€™s not time to get there just yet. So instead of continuing to put up a fight Iโ€™m embracing it.
Iโ€™m deciding to prioritize my health and mental health over the way Iโ€™d really like to look right now and that is entirely okay.
This has been a huge life reminder for me that your body will face many different ups and downs and seasons and we can choose to grit our teeth and fight it, potentially prolonging things further or lean in, accept and learn.
So thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m choosing to do right now. Itโ€™s not easy, itโ€™s been messy, uncomfortable, and took me a long time and a lot of stubbornness to get here, but here we are.
My goal with my social media is to forever be honest and transparent so here’s my update for you โค. If youโ€™re in a similar spot or the complete opposite spot, know that Iโ€™m here for you and we can do it together. One day at a time. โœจ
Iโ€™m deciding to choose health first & I hope you do the same ๐Ÿ˜˜
Do you have any health goals youโ€™re focusing on right now?
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Full Day of Eating

๐…๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  (๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ) โฃ
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I always get asked about what I eat in a day, so I love to share these. Not because I want you to eat exactly like me, but because I like to share that itโ€™s important to actually ๐…๐”๐„๐‹ your body and I know I always get such great ideas from seeing what others are munching on so I like to return the favor. โฃ
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๐€ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ: โฃ
1๏ธโƒฃ I like to pre plan my days at least the night before so I go into the day with a game plan. โฃ
2๏ธโƒฃ I typically prep my staples on the weekend (๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜คโ€ฆ) so that I can mix and match during the week. โฃ
3๏ธโƒฃ Vegetables. I eat a ton of them, not only because I know theyโ€™re great for me and my gut, but they also help to keep me full and satisfied. If you can make at least half your meal vegetables for at least two of your meals, Iโ€™d say youโ€™re doing great. โฃ
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๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ? ๐˜๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ’๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ? โฃ
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๐.๐’. Iโ€™m currently going through our newest gut protocol program and feeling amazing. If youโ€™ve been thinking about joining us, this is an example of what a day may look like. Weโ€™ll be starting a second round at the end of April if youโ€™d like to join me for it too! โฃ

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Your Gluten Free Guide

So you want to go gluten free?! ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅฏ๐Ÿ 
I know making any sort of changes to your diet can be overwhelming. If youโ€™re experiencing bloating, gas, tummy issues, etcโ€ฆ and find itโ€™s often linked to the timing of carb heavy foods (think breads, pastas, etcโ€ฆ) it might make sense to temporarily eliminate it to see if it clears up.
Now I know, easier said than done, right?
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 10 years ago after growing up eating ALL the wheat and it was certainly a lifestyle overhaul in the beginning but I promise it gets easier. As Iโ€™m walking our ladies through our newest gut protocol program, Iโ€™m starting to remember some of the things that helped me when getting started.
Here are some of my favorite tips:
1๏ธโƒฃ Become an ingredient investigator. Start to get REALLY comfortable reading the ingredient label. If thereโ€™s anything in question google it and be sure it doesnโ€™t contain gluten. You can also check the allergen statement which should indicate if it contains wheat or any traces of it.
2๏ธโƒฃ Get familiar with the many hidden names for gluten. Itโ€™s not just wheat. It can show up as anything from barley, rye, malt, farina, bulgur, couscous, kamut, etcโ€ฆ (I posted a cheat sheet over on my IG to help with this!)
3๏ธโƒฃ Be mindful of crosscontaimination. Oats are typically crosscontaiminated with wheat so we want to look for certified gluten free oats. Same thing goes for lentils (rather random). Another thing to think about is cross contamination at home and at restaurants. If youโ€™re toasting your gluten free bread after your childโ€™s whole wheat toast, you might be getting some gluten in your system.
4๏ธโƒฃ Focus on whole foods. When youโ€™re consuming things like fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins, and gluten free whole grains it becomes really easy to navigate and stick to naturally gluten free foods. Plus, when we focus on what weโ€™re adding in vs. taking out, itโ€™s always helpful for our mindset.
5๏ธโƒฃ Remember that just because something is gluten free doesnโ€™t mean itโ€™s healthy. A lot of gluten free forms of our favorite foods are heavily processed, high in sugar, and low in fiber. Read your labels, pay attention to how your foods make you feel, and aim to stick to naturally gluten free whole foods as much as possible.
Are you gluten free? Any questions for me on going gluten free? Or are you looking for a gluten free swap for your favorite? Fill me in, Iโ€™m always happy to help!
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Win Today Only

Confession: this past month Iโ€™ve been a trainwreck. ๐Ÿš‚
I always have a hard time admitting it, but reality is I struggle too and this time was bad.
Missing workouts, diet off the rails, anxiety as my new best friend, weight gain, and uprooting my life has pulled me a bit off track.
But right now, Iโ€™m using one of my favorite strategies to get myself back on track.
Win today only. ๐Ÿ™Œ
Iโ€™m not stressing over the week, Iโ€™m not stressing over what Iโ€™ll do in two weeks when I move again, Iโ€™m not even focusing on what the number on the scale will be tomorrow. Iโ€™m just prioritizing today.
Iโ€™m pushing myself to exercise even & especially when I donโ€™t feel like it.
Iโ€™m getting in my steps.
Iโ€™m pre logging my food and literally focusing on winning one meal at a time.
And most importantly Iโ€™m giving myself grace. I canโ€™t undo whatโ€™s done and reality is I simply had other priorities for a bit, but now is a chance to get back to me and Iโ€™m embracing it. Iโ€™m not doing anything drastic, crazy restrictive, and am still prioritizing rest & recovery.
One day at a time. Win today only. ๐Ÿ™Œ
Anyone else recommitting with me?
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