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The things I Did to Get Healthy That Weren’t Right For Me:

The me 4 years ago did this over a span of 5 years


  • HIIT workouts 

  • High impact cardio

  • Hiring a trainer

  • 16 hour fasts

  • Going vegan 

  • Going keto 

  • Going paleo 

  • Teaching cardio at 7am

  • Pre-workout mixes 

  • 5am workouts

  • Expensive shakes

  • Processed “healthy” food

  • Pushing my body beyond its limits 


None of it was right for my body. It crashed my metabolism, imbalanced my hormones, activated EBV, and the stress of it all caused SIBO.


Now let me just say that there is nothing wrong with any of it. There is science to back all of it. You will find loads of sources, books and testimonials to support it all. You will even find my own testimonial on some paid platforms.


I will even give you aources that support some of those habits:


Keto Diet

  1. Health Benefits: The ketogenic diet has been shown to help with weight loss, diabetes management, and seizure control in epilepsy. It can improve lipid profiles by lowering LDL and triglycerides while increasing HDL​ (BioMed Central)​​ (Frontiers)​​ (MDPI)​.

  2. Risks and Considerations: However, the diet can be low in essential nutrients and fiber, potentially leading to deficiencies and adverse gut health effects​ (Frontiers)​.

Vegan Diet

  1. Health Benefits: Vegan diets are associated with lower risks of heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers due to their high content of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants​ (BioMed Central)​.

  2. Nutritional Considerations: It's important to ensure adequate intake of nutrients like B12, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are less abundant in a vegan diet​ (Frontiers)​.

Paleo Diet

  1. Health Benefits: The paleo diet may improve glucose tolerance, reduce blood pressure, and help with weight loss by focusing on whole foods and excluding processed ones​ (Frontiers)​.

  2. Considerations: Critics argue that it may exclude some healthy food groups and could be expensive or difficult to maintain​ (Frontiers)​.

Intermittent Fasting

  1. Health Benefits: Intermittent fasting can aid in weight loss, improve metabolic health, and enhance brain function. It also promotes autophagy, the body's way of cleaning out damaged cells​ (Frontiers)​.

  2. Considerations: It's important to ensure nutritional adequacy during eating periods and to consult a healthcare provider before starting, especially for those with underlying health conditions​ (Frontiers)​.

HIIT Workouts

  1. Health Benefits: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is effective for improving cardiovascular fitness, insulin sensitivity, and burning fat. It's also time-efficient, providing significant benefits in short workout durations​ (BioMed Central)​​ (Frontiers)​.

  2. Considerations: Proper form and gradual progression are essential to prevent injury due to the high intensity of these workouts​ (Frontiers)​.

Cardio Workouts

  1. Health Benefits: Regular cardio exercise strengthens the heart, improves lung capacity, and helps maintain a healthy weight. It can also reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes​ (Frontiers)​​ (MDPI)​.

  2. Considerations: Mixing different forms of cardio (e.g., running, cycling, swimming) can prevent boredom and reduce the risk of overuse injuries​ (Frontiers)​.

Pre-Workout Drinks

  1. Benefits: Pre-workout drinks can enhance performance by increasing energy, focus, and endurance. Common ingredients like caffeine and creatine are well-supported by research for these effects​ (MDPI)​.

  2. Considerations: It's important to choose pre-workout drinks carefully, considering possible side effects like jitters from caffeine or digestive issues from certain additives​ (MDPI)​.

For more detailed information, you can check out the studies and reviews from sources such as BMC Medicine, Frontiers in Nutrition, and MDPI Nutrients.

Things I do that are right for my body:


But, my body is not a science experiment.


And those things were not right for ME. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what science says. It doesn’t matter what your favorite influencer does. You have to find what works for YOU!


And this is what I find works for me:



At the end of the day, it's all about turning inward.


What matters is YOU.

My advice for all of my girlies out there is to begin to turn inward, experiment with your body, tune into your emotions. Find what creates an expansion of health for YOU!


Here are some great questions to get started:


  • What is right for your body?

  • What is aligned with your frequency?

  • What nourishes you?





You get to be YOU!

It’s ok to listen to your body and do what it needs.


Because we are besties, I will share some resources I have been using on this journey that I love!


First, here is my favorite oatmeal recipe:





Supergut Fiber, Dark Chocolate, and Super Seeds Anti-Inflammatory Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 2 cups almond milk (or any milk of choice)

  • 1 packet Supergut fiber

  • 1 tbsp flax seeds

  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips or a small piece of dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher)

  • 1 banana, sliced

  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • A pinch of sea salt

  • Honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)


Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the oats, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats are cooked and the mixture is creamy.

  3. Stir in the Supergut fiber packet until well combined.

  4. Add the flax seeds and hemp seeds, mixing thoroughly.

  5. Stir in the dark chocolate chips until melted and evenly distributed.

  6. Remove from heat and transfer the oatmeal to a bowl.

  7. Top with sliced banana, mixed berries, and additional flax and hemp seeds if desired.

  8. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness, if desired.


Enjoy your nutritious, fiber-packed, and anti-inflammatory breakfast!


Also, Amazon has some great high protein snack options that I keep in my car and purse and in the pantry for quick fuel source! You can check them out HERE!


I am loving these body movement videos recently! So gentle and soothing! (Remember health doesn't = pain and grind)









So, tell me in the comments! What has created expansion in your health?




My goal is to always help you live in Divine health with a prosperous soul.



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