Tuesday, January 2, 2018

How I got my energy back

Happy New Year from our ZERO degree temps today. Don't mind my hat hair for the next 9 - 12 weeks.

I don't know about you, but I start the new year with a handful of goals. This year I'm hoping to do more of the same; you know, right after I detox from all those cookies. You see, last fall, I decided I couldn't continue to live how I had been living. I was exhausted. I went to a doctor convinced it was a thyroid issue or something that would result in a quick fix. Nope, not the case.

I needed a drastic change. I throughly stalked Dr. Junger's Clean Program and spoke with a representative who suggested I incorporate some of the program's clean eating ideals, but because I was (and still am) a breastfeeding mom, I hold off on doing any kind of formal cleanse or strict regime. They sent me a packet of recipes and information and I went to town on our pantry and fridge, donating about one million boxes of unopened crackers.
That handful of cereal on the way out the door, the cookies after dinner, the crackers and cheese for lunch have been replaced by roasted vegetables and a handful of nuts or a hard-boiled egg. By default, I am probably eating less, but only because what I am consuming is nutrient-dense foods and protein. Adding exercise would also be beneficial, but sleep is still a bigger priority for me. Ha.

Now I am not a doctor or medical professional, but I am shouting from the rooftops that cutting out dairy, sugar and gluten worked for me. I'm alive!

What gives you energy? I'm always looking for new suggestions. Are you interested in our favorite (and family-friendly) clean recipes?

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