Are you showing your body the respect it deserves?

Happy Friday!

Over the past few years I have lost 40 pounds (aside from pregnancies), had two beautiful and incredibly healthy children children, learned to be an athlete, balanced my hormones, and enriched my relationships with people around me. All these things I have done without a single dose of medication or major supplementation.

Food is medicine, you’ve heard the adage. But when people truly experience what that means, it’s totally life changing.

I played around with trends in clean eating, paleo, and Mediterranean diets in my quest to find peace in my body. But not until going completely plant based have I felt truly in tune with what my body needs both emotionally and physically.

I’m not going to give you a list of all the food you need to avoid. Although we could go there! Instead, I want to encourage you to love your body and appreciate what it does for you. Show it the respect it deserves. It’s your temporary dwelling yes, but your time living in it here on earth matters a great deal. I nourish my body with foods that truly love me back. I’ve never felt the difference more in my life. 

Fruits and vegetables make me happy. I mean REALLY happy. And it’s not just in my head. I haven’t  always felt like this. Physically, I feel more spirited the more fresh food I eat. Our bodies were designed to function from these micro-nutrients found in plants.

If I encourage just one person to shop the produce section today instead of the processed isles that will be a huge win in my mind. If you already do great in this area, keep it up! We have to spread the love! 

More to come on this topic! What questions do you have? Would you like to hear more of my story? What’s your story? 

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you Susan for this inspiration!!! There are many times my body feels sluggish and tired and I know right away the cause of it; what I had been eating. When I come across these times I see them as reminders for me to get back into what I call clean eating. I have been searching online for recipes that encourage clean eating, not the processed eating. I love my fruit smoothies with spinach. I tend to make them much more during the summer months, but I am hoping to be better about them in the winter months. Do you have any favorite smoothies that include more than the vegetable spinach? Any favorite veggie based smoothies? I am always looking for recipes from people I know. Also, I find myself eating eggs and GF toast for breakfast for most of my morning breakfasts, but I am wanting to change it up. Do you have any breakfast meal suggestions?

  2. Thank you Susan for this inspiration!!! There are many times my body feels sluggish and tired and I know right away the cause of it; what I had been eating. When I come across these times I see them as reminders for me to get back into what I call clean eating. I have been searching online for some recipes that encourage clean eating, not the processed eating. I love my fruit smoothies with spinach. I tend to make them much more during the summer months, but I am hoping to be better about them in the winter months. Do you have any favorite smoothies that include more than the vegetable spinach? Any favorite veggie based smoothies? I am always looking for recipes from people I know. Also, I find myself eating eggs and GF toast for most of my morning breakfasts, but I am wanting to change it up. Do you have any breakfast meal suggestions?

    1. Jill, thank you for commenting!! Oh, I’m so overjoyed that you were inspired to keep up the good work.
      Adding veggies to smoothies is so rewarding – spinach has a great mild flavor and blends so well into smoothies so it’s a fave. Kale is a powerful green that I LOVE to put in smoothies as well. But any green will do! I also love to add beets and even sweet potatoes or squash! Avocado is amazing in a smoothie as well.
      Right now I’m really loving a gigantic smoothie swirled with peaches, berries, bananas, and a rich swirl of kale and spinach in the largest jar I own. Haha.
      If you’re in a time constraint, an excellent go to for me is a greens powder. I go for an organic raw greens powder, Garden of Life brand has an excellent one. Vega also has good options for greens powders. So if it’s easier for you some days to just throw a scoop of that into a smoothie, it’s a wonderful way to skip some prep and produce washing and get straight to the good stuff.