I haven't done many personal posts in a while, so I thought, "hey, today's a good as time as any." I'm still floating on cloud 9 since our Universal deal announcement and I'm loving school. As always, I have many irons in the fire, mainly because it's my nature and a little because my heart and soul is wanting a little one and I want, ok, I need to keep myself as busy as possible while we continue trying.
Summer has been a blur so far, but exciting. Between putting out the Summer issue of Runway, class, the new record deal and freelancing, it hasn't left much time for a social life, but we try to make it a priority. We went and saw Pitch Perfect 2 on opening night which was insanely fun and a big personal accomplishment, as in previous years, my anxiety wouldn't have let me attend a crowded movie. YAY for healthier living!
My diet has looked a little different as of late. While I strive to live as close to Paleo as possible, ensuring many vegetables, lean meats and fruit fibers get into my diet, sometimes it doesn't always work best for what my body is needing. That's a process I'm learning not only for myself, but for my future clients. I believe in the power that food has to heal, and that for some of my former issues/current issues, grains can cause more damage than good, but right now my body is telling me in moderation, it's what I need.
I'm mixing in a little gluten free oatmeal once a week and some high quality, organic rice or rice products as it's actually improved my digestion in the last couple of weeks, and sorry for the information, made me more regular than when I'm just on plants and meats. I also noticed, especially when I was pregnant, that my ketone levels were getting quite high, and healthy carbs, even in the form of sweet potato or starchy vegetables will help prevent that.
But sugar, aside from fruit and honey, sugar is still a non-negotiable. In all it's refined forms, sugar is toxic. Which is why I've added a link to my Honest Girls Guide To A Sugar Cleanse from my guest post over at Around My Family Table. It gives an in-depth look on what it's REALLY like to cut sugar from your diet. Teaser: IT GETS EASIER. You'll have more ENERGY. Less illness. Better skin. I mean, why not give it a shot?
As a bonus, you'll also get access to my 5 Tips For A Successful Detox.