Posts tagged with "vegetarian cooking"

Dairy-Free Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Posted October 26, 2016 in vegetarian cooking, dairy-free cooking, vegetarian and 6 more

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I've been eating dairy-free since August 17!

My functional medicine doctor, Dr. Allison Blessing, recommended that I cut out dairy to balance out my hormones. I also went off my birth control because there's no way I could balance my hormones while on birth control. (read more about it here)

So far, I've felt amazing. Within the first couple of weeks, I noticed that I looked a bit slimmer. I was most likely experiencing some bloating from the inflammation that dairy was causing. Best of all, I haven't had any hormonal migraines! 

I'm feeling really optimistic about my journey so far. Later, I'll share more about how a hormone imbalance can impact your health, but today I wanted to share what I've been eating. 

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Health Coach Eats {What I Eat in a Day - May 9, 2017}

Posted May 10, 2017 in What I Eat in a Day, Health Coach Eats, vegetarian cooking and 4 more

What's a typical day of eats look like for a health coach? I'm giving you a special look at all of my real life meals!

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One of the questions I get asked the most is what I eat on a day-to-day basis or what diet I prescribe to. 

If you've been hanging out here at Sweet Success for awhile, then you probably know that I don't diet. I don't follow a diet and I don't think diets work for the long term. 

I eat based on what I feel my body needs in the moment. How exactly does that work? 

When I'm in the kitchen eyeing the tortilla chips and guacamole (happens frequently), I take a moment to think about how that will serve me, why I'm craving it, and whether I actually need something more nourishing. Sometimes I go for the chips and guac, and other times I make something that will make me feel more satisfied.

It took me awhile to learn how to eat intuitively, and I'm not perfect. But I like the freedom of eating without counting calories or macronutrients, and it allows me to pay attention to what my body needs from day to day. 

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