These Small Changes Changed Everything About the Way I Eat

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At the start of a new year, there is always so much pressure to lose more weight and get healthier. For most women, this turns into a cycle of dieting where we lose weight, gain weight, and feel less than. I’m over it.

Being healthy matters. But eating well and living a life you enjoy matters just as much. If we are not careful, we can develop a negative attitude towards food, which will make life harder and less enjoyable. This is why it is so important to have a positive attitude toward food.

Today, I’m sharing some of the small changes I made regarding the way I view food and dieting. These small changes have made such a big difference in my life. I bet you’ll notice a positive change when you change your attitude about food, too.

Dieting for the Sake of Dieting – No Thank You!

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If you are dieting to get healthy, good for you! If you are dieting simply because everyone around you is dieting, just stop. While it is important to eat healthy, there is no reason to go overboard with juice cleanses and diets.

Let Go of Food Guilt

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Please, once and for all, can we get over food guilt? There is already so much pressure on women to look the right way that we don’t need to feel pressure to eat the right way all the time. If you eat something not on the health menu, don’t beat yourself up. Tomorrow is a new day.

Stop Saying Never – Eat Some Treats!

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Along with the above attitude, stop telling yourself you can “never” eat certain things. This will only make you want them more. It is perfectly fine to indulge in the occasional treats. Many nutritionists recommend following the 80/20 rule – try to eat healthy 80% of the time with a 20% cushion.

Eat When You are Hungry – Not for the Sake of Staying Busy

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Many women fall into the habit of eating just to stay busy. Women get bored, and it feels better to be doing something – even something as simple as snacking. Instead, aim to eat when you are hungry. Before you pull a snack out of the pantry, ask yourself if you are actually hungry.

Enjoy Eating and Engage Your Senses

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The more you enjoy eating, the better your relationship with food will become. For instance, take time to taste your food rather than rushing through a meal. Engage your senses. Notice the aromas and taste the different flavors. Marvel at the beautiful display on the plate before you at the restaurant – isn’t that half the pics on Insta? We love looking at beautiful food. Now, take the time to enjoy eating it!

Be a Positive Food Role Model

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As a mom, it is important that I am a positive food role model for my daughters. Bad food habits can cause big problems like obesity and eating disorders. That’s why I believe it is important to teach them to eat well and enjoy every bite.

Back to School with Zarbee's Natural Elderberry Immune Support Gummies!

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This post is sponsored by Zarbee's Naturals. The content and opinions expressed here are that of Inrachelshoes.

It is almost time for my girls to head back to school and I need to make sure they're healthy to start the school year. I also need to take care of myself so I can keep up with them! It's important to maintain a healthy immune system and that's why me and my family take Zarbee's Naturals Elderberry Immune Support Gummies – for both adults and children.

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For us, it's important when taking immune-supporting products that they are made of wholesome ingredients. What's special about Zarbee's Naturals is their products are packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Specifically, the Elderberry Immune Support Gummies are packed with real elderberry and zinc along with the essential vitamins. Instead of using gelatin, Zarbee's Naturals uses a plant-based alternative called Pectin that gives a soft and chewy fun texture to the gummies. Their products are free of any gluten, artificial flavors, sweeteners, alcohol, and dyes whenever possible so you can feel good about bringing them into your home!

A great way to start our day before we head to school (work for me) is to make sure my girls each have 2 gummies and I have 3 gummies. That way I know I’m getting a little extra support for the rest of the day. Both me and my daughters have a little bit of fun taking our gummies so they don't think of it as a chore. When they see mommy eating the same thing as them and know mommy is being healthy, they want to also!

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Start your day with Zarbee's Naturals Elderberry Immune Support Gummies and make it part of your routine so you and your family will always get that much needed extra support in staying healthy and getting through the day! You can check this out to learn even more about what makes Zarbee's Naturals products so special and where you can easily get them!

Lets make some delicious avocado popsicles!

The summer is coming and you always want think up something creative and fun for your kids to cool off and enjoy.  You also want to give them something that is healthy and tasty too.  I'm parterning with Avocados from Mexico in thinking up a fun treat to make with their fresh avocados that would be great for my daughters.  What better way then make some delicious avocado popsicles!

 

 

3 fresh avocados

2 cups of coconut milk

3 teaspoons of honey

1 fresh lime

 

We took turns scooping out the avocados and mashing it and mixing it in a bowl.  After that, we poured the coconut milk and and honey and squeezed lime and thew it all in a blender and let it work its magic.  Afterwards we poured the blended juice into a popsicle trays and put it in the freezer for about 4 hours.

 

After the 4 hours, they're good to eat!  The perfect treat for the hot summer!  Check out guacit.com for more fun facts about avocados and different recipes you can use to make with them!

Truly exquisite Omakase @ Ginza Onodera

Had the pleasure of eating at Ginza Onodera and experiencing one of NYC's most exclusive and private dinners ever.  The Omakase was like tasting different parts of Japan and experiencing the serenity of the islands.  An amazing dinner and truly one of a kind.

Gelso and Grand... a great Italian Restaurant in Little Italy

Had the pleasure of eating at Gelso and Grand.  A wonderful location with indoor and outdoor seating in a great location with amazing Italian food.  Favorites include the Tomahawk steak for two and the mozzarella and tomato appetizers.  Will be checking in again very soon.