Have the holidays messed up your routines?
Just like in nature we go through seasons in our lives. Through periods of change it can be hard to hold on to what makes you feel good. You lose focus on yourself and draw your attention to the change in your life. Yourself often seems like the easiest thing to shift your priorities away from.
When your routine fades and your busy keeping up, start with baby steps to get back on track.
Carry around a water bottle, sip on it all through the day. This is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Hydrate! There’s nothing more important and where you will feel the biggest difference. Never get into the car without a water bottle.
Rest. Sorry to say it, because you might be thinking “yeah right!?” who has time for that. Make time, go to bed early, don’t worry about your messy house, have a bath. You can’t give from an empty cup. What self care practices recharge your battery? Do it.
Eat Breakfast. Whatever you can manage. Something with protein in it to start your day is best. Eggs, nuts and seeds, peanut butter, almond butter, or greek yoghurt. Oats have a little protein in them and you can add lots of things that do.
If you don’t eat breakfast your body goes into survival mode and will use as little energy as it can get by with and store the rest. This storage becomes fat. Your body gets concerned when you don’t eat and enters the survival mode not knowing when you will eat next and when you do it will continue to store energy instead of use it. Humans are capable of living without food for three weeks. To get your body out of survival mode you need to eat consistently, especially breakfast.
Here a couple of recipes to help.
Don’t use quick oats, they have been stripped of fibre and nutrients in the processing. Regular oats or steel cut oats are best. 1/2 cup per person works well and double the amount of water. (1 cup of oats add 2 cups of water) Let simmer on medium heat until it becomes the consistency you like best.
Ingredients you could add:
any nuts and seeds (I really like walnuts in my oats)
fruit of any kind
Get creative try new things.
frozen mixed berries
kale or any leafy green
unsweetened coconut milk
unsweetened almond milk
Most Important Ingredients contain protein:
soft tofu (non GMO)
any nuts or nut butter
plant based protein powder
Strawberry Almond Smoothie
2 tablespoons unsalted almond butter
3/4 cup light unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries
2 tablespoon help hearts
2 tablespoon chia seeds
Blend together until smooth. Enjoy.
Strawberry Green Smoothie
1 cup of Kale
1/2 cup of strawberries
1/2 lime wedge (peeled)
1 cup almond milk
small hand full of walnuts
Do you want to feel better than you do now? More energy, less fatigue, and more vibrant.