I’ve discovered a whole different angle of nutrition based on nourishing, healing and nurturing your body. It supports healthy hormones, regulates your blood sugar, encourages repair and rejuvenation and is basically everything you need for a super healthy body, fast metabolism and easy weight loss/maintenance.
Not sure what it is about December but as soon as it hits, the panic sets in!
I always feel like I have more time than I do to get things organised and it freaks me out when I realise I don’t! How about you?
One year, I’d love to go away for all of December and January and just skip it. Bask on a beach maybe?
As you can imagine, I haven’t been adding to the stress by trying to create new treats – the imagination is still running wild with new options I want to try, but I’m being kind to myself.
So I thought I would leave you with a few suggestions on nibbles and sweets from my past recipe pursuits, that may work for our hot weather Chrissy and keep everyone healthy at the same time.
And even better, at the end of my list, Sonia from Natural New Age Mum has compiled a fantastic resource of Christmas wholefood recipes from other healthy writers – lots of great ideas there. Totally saved me the work and more stress! Cheers Sonia!
Starters & Snacks
Slices & sweet treats
A great wholefood Christmas resource:
I think I’ll be trying a few of these myself!
Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday break where ever you venture.
Wishing you fun, love, laughter and, of course – amazing health.
(Thanks to www.adrianalfordphotography.com for the images!)
Do you know what your resting temperature is?
How about 30 mins after you eat food?
Why does it matter anyway?
Well turns out your body temperature and heart rate are like a little window into your metabolic system and gives a good indication if it’s cranking properly or spluttering to a halt. Health professionals are using these measures along with blood work and checking a list of symptoms, to give a true picture of what’s working, what’s not and if your hormones and thyroid may be out of whack.
Nearly all women who have had children encounter this. So does anyone who has lost weight and also the rest of us who may have trashed our skin by alcohol, smoking, junk food, lack of nutrients and many more reasons.
So that probably is about 80% of the population who has this issue!
A new friend in my life was quizzing me about what I eat.
We were exchanging recipes and explaining briefly the why, what and hows of our respective eating habits and at one point I said, “I do eat cheese because I like it and it suits my weight loss goals but I am aware of the gumming up effect it sometimes has on me if I eat it too much. As well as the fact that all dairy food is supposed to cause inflammation in your body, much like grains do. But I eat it anyway.”
You are probably thinking, “what’s she on about now!!”
Well it’s just amazing to me how these things are totally around out there, but they don’t sink into my brain until I am ready to listen to it.
It is interesting reading, tripping through other people’s blogs and everyone’s responses when it comes to food, eating and bodies.
There are unrealistic ideals in terms of thinness, eating disorders, people who believe one thing bagging anyone else who has a different view, a myriad of ways to eat – paleo, vegetarian, vegan, high protein, fruitarian, bananas only, raw food only, low carb, junk food only, low carb high fat, a combination of the above, eat some things but leave other things out and the whole ‘a little bit of everything in moderation’ camp.
So really to find your way through the murky depths of the many views, concepts, programs and guidelines, there is only one true shining light of guidance for you. And that is…
This is a step up from the White Chocolate Fudge recipe and is even more creamy and tastes even more like those chewy Milk Shake lollies of my youth. (I was sure my teeth were going to come out chewing those lollies.)