Smoothies are often forgotten about during the colder months. Your body usually begins to crave those warm, grounding foods such as soups, stews, and root vegetables. This can often mean putting off your green smoothies until the weather warms up again, but you don’t have to! You can still enjoy the fall flavors in your green smoothie as a quick breakfast or a filling snack.
For most of us, this summer is a strange time. We likely dreamed up our summer vacation while we were cooped up in the cold winter months. Instead, there’s a pandemic causing many far-and-away vacations and cruises to be canceled. That doesn’t mean you can’t go exploring somewhere a little closer to home though — like somewhere in your own town or state.
If you’re worried about staying healthy when you leave your house, here are 7 hacks to keep up good health while you have a socially-distanced outing.
A big part of healthy living is what you put into your body — and another important aspect is what you take out of it. While your body has systems in place to remove toxins, it’s a good idea to help it whenever possible, so you function at your best. When you have too many toxins bogging you down, you’ll feel sluggish and off. Here are a few simple things you can do each day that doesn’t require restrictive juice cleanses or unusual activities.
There’s no shortage of diets out there, and most of them have a lot of “no’s.” If we’re being honest here, who likes to be told no? These restrictions are often the cause of an abort mission — ditching the plans and returning to what you’re used to. This is precisely why I don’t teach about the diet fads that cause this yo-yo effect.
Depending on where you live, things are opening back up again. And in some places, they’re tightening back down. Even if your favorite places are up and running, you might not feel compelled to dine out like you usually would on a date night. It’s ok to admit, I have done only take -out so far. Even if we aren’t free to roam as we like, it’s still entirely possible to have fun date nights at home.
Hello – I have talked about this for years, but soda habit is hard to kick. If they’re still a part of your life, they’ve probably been a part of your life for a very long time. Any habit can be challenging to give up, but soda can be especially tricky, given its addictive nature.
I was an RC drinker (Pepsi if RC was not available), maybe only a case a month. My hubby was Dr Pepper, a case a week! It was a hard thing to give up and to be honest…sometimes I walk past that aisle in the store and am tempted.
If giving up soda has been on your mind lately, I want to assure you there’s a slow way to do it. If you’re worried about caffeine withdrawal headaches, missing it too much, or just feeling nervous about a significant shift in your life — let’s work on it slowly. Baby steps often get us to our destination in a far more lasting way than trying it cold turkey.
I promise you’ll feel so much better when you start getting these artificial sweeteners and other ingredients out of your system — you’ll wonder what took you so long to ditch the soda habit.