FOOD IS YOUR FUEL

As someone who has always been up and down in weight it wasn’t until a few years ago that I began eating the right foods and just not the right portions. I finally realized that I needed to eat certain foods as they were actual fuel for my body. Giving me the nutrients and energy that I needed for the day. This is when I really started to listen to my body! My past story was always making sure to prep my meals and eat in portions but it was what I was putting in those meals that was all wrong. Too many bad carbs, sodium, gluten and sugar! These are definite no no’s in my book especially with having an autoimmune disease. There are certain things that just do not agree with me. Wheat and Soy are two of them. Now I know why I always looked swollen and bloated in pics. It wasn’t the alcohol it was the food! I’m not kidding…

I decided to go (almost) dairy free about four years ago. The reason behind this was I found out I could not have my iced coffee with milk in the hour after I took my thyroid medication in the am. So obviously, I had to find a resolution for that because I cannot go that long without my iced coffee in the morning. That is when I discovered my sugar-free vanilla almond milk. Which I still use every morning. Side Note: After a week my skin was clearer and all of my bloating went away. I was in shock when I realized it was dairy that was actually causing that.

I do cheat and have dairy every now and then. Sometimes (monthly) I am in need of a soft-serve cone and on Friday night I need pizza. I am still searching for a dairy free cheese without soy that I love. So if you have any names please send them my way. I grew up on pizza every Friday night. I have to have the mozzarella and that is that! I am such a high maintenance East Coaster. Pizza and Iced Coffee! Hello! I cannot live without them. Cannot!

Over the last few months I’ve been creating vegan and vegetarian meals! Lentil Vegan Falafel, Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes, Detox Soups, Vegan Ice Cream, Fresh Juices, Hummus and my favorite so far are to make homemade Veggie Burgers. I have about five different variations now. Cooking is also a huge stress reliever for me so spending hours in the kitchen just puts me at ease. Using random ingredients and leftovers in my meals is usually one of the ways I end up making the most unique but delicious meals.

Throughout the process of cooking my meals I usually post on my Instagram Stories. And then the final result is posted on my Pinterest. I honestly just love to share my recipes. And find new ones that I attempt to create as well! I definitely need to up my baking skills. I will not deny that but at least I am trying right? lol

If you have been reading my How To Series all month long you may have read a few times about a Facebook group I am a part of that has literally changed the way I think, speak and live. The best way to describe it is that I got an attitude makeover. It was created by Cara Alwill Leyba aka creator of the blog The Champagne Diet and the book Girl Code as well as many others. This group is filled with the most inspirational, motivational and empowered women from all around the world. Yes! That actually exists. If you would like to see what The Slay Baby Collective is all about just click here...

I hope that you enjoyed today’s post. If you would like to get caught up on the rest of the How To Series posts click here. I cannot believe tomorrow is the last day! 30 straight days of blogs. Wow! Almost there and then it’s CHALLENGE COMPLETE for me!!! I am so proud of myself and thankful for everyone who was a part of the How to Series. As I could not have made it as good as it is without you…

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KNOWLEDGE PLUS POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Every Sunday (before I schedule out my week) I block a few hours of my day to listen to podcasts, read up on the hundreds of articles I’ve saved throughout the week and watch informational/educational videos.

No matter what business you are in there is ALWAYS an area you will need to learn more in or a department you are looking to grow in. Maybe even a new business to start!

Educating yourself will help you in more ways than ever expected! For your business and your well being.

I wanted to share a few names of the woman I prefer to watch and learn from. I’ve taken part in their online schools. I’ve read their books. Watched their podcasts, TED Talks and YouTube Series. I named dropped them below!

Everyone has preferences and particular ways of learning. To be honest with you mine changes all the time. It really just depends on my mood. There have been weekends where I am glued to books and others where I binge watch TED Talks. No matter how you get information it is yours for the taking. Everything is available online so definitely take advantage of what is available to you.

Are you are looking to grow as a person? Your social media? Your business? Your mind? If you answered YES to one of these questions then research these must-know names below. You’ve probably heard of most of them. If not, find them online to see what amazing info they all have to share…

NAME DROPS BELOW

Kelly Cutrone

Barbara Corcoran

Bethenny Frankel

Cara Alwill Leyba

Amy Young

Mel Robbins

Marie Forleo

Gabby Bernstein

Sara Blakely

Aliza Licht

Tabitha Coffey

Look these powerful, full of knowledge and all around bad ass ladies up today!

They are so dam good at what they do and so inspirational! Let me know how many you already knew about, listened to and followed in the comments below…

Until tomorrow…

KAG