Posts tagged with "vegan"

Friday Faves {February 26, 2016}

Posted February 26, 2016 in Friday Faves, Life's Abundance, smoothies and 7 more

Happy Friday!

I hope you have fun plans for the weekend! I'm getting together with my book club ladies for brunch and shopping. I'm super excited. 

I'll also be running, of course. I'm on the fifth week of my half-marathon training (read about my training so far here). 

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite things! Please share some of your faves in the comments below. I love getting ideas from you!

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You had me at guacamole

Posted September 16, 2016 in National Guacamole Day, avocado, healthy eating and 7 more

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Happy National Guacamole Day!

Since eliminating dairy from my diet nearly a month ago, I've basically replaced cheese with guacamole. The amount of guacamole and avocados that I've eaten in the past four weeks is a little obscene. 

I can't even tell you how many times I've eaten sprouted grain bread toasted and topped with guacamole and eggs. But I have no shame!

Which is why I feel like this is a (internet) holiday worth celebrating.

Here are some amazing guac recipes and fun guac goodies...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 28-30, 2016}

Posted October 31, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Omaha and 4 more

Happy Halloween! 

The BF and I don't have any Halloween plans this year. He'll be working late, so I'll be at home giving out candy to the seven kids who stop by our house. 

We had a much-needed weekend out of town. We've both still been feeling like the house is overwhelmingly empty since we put our dog, Coda, down a couple of weeks ago. So we decided to take a road trip for the weekend. 

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How to give up dairy without feeling deprived

Posted January 10, 2017 in How to go dairy-free, dairy-free, vegan and 5 more

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I stopped eating dairy last August and, honestly, it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be.

My functional medicine doctor recommended that I eliminate dairy from my diet to balance my hormones to alleviate my hormonal headaches and because my blood work showed a sensitivity to casein. 

Many people eliminate dairy because of an allergy, to see if they have a food sensitivity or just to see if they feel better without dairy in their diet. 

How could giving up dairy improve your health?

Eliminating dairy may be your solution to clearer skin, it could decrease your risk of developing cancer, it can aid in weight loss and it could help alleviate digestive issues. It may be worth eliminating, even for a short time, to see if you notice a difference in the way you feel and/or look. 

You're probably thinking, 'Umm, no Sara. Cheese is amazing." I get it, cheese is pretty much the best thing on earth, and it's also addictive. Scientists have found that dairy products can trigger the brain's opioid receptors, which are responsible for addiction. 

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I stopped eating dairy a year ago. Here's what changed.

Posted July 27, 2017 in dairy-free, giving up dairy, vegan and 2 more

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It's been nearly a year since I stopped eating dairy! 

Honestly, when I first gave up dairy products, I didn't think it would be a longterm lifestyle change. 

I stopped eating dairy products after consulting with a functional medicine doctor about my frequent headaches and hormonal migraines. A full blood panel showed that I had a sensitivity to casein, a protein in milk. 

In addition to giving up dairy, I also went off of synthetic birth control. My functional medicine doctor and I have been working together to balance my hormones over the past year. While I do have a food sensitivity to casein, dairy products also contain hormones. 

Before I tell you about what's changed since I stopped eating dairy, I want to be totally transparent...I've eaten dairy probably 10 times over the past year. 

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