I’ve been feeling so heavy and sluggish and tired lately. I tracked my intake for a few days last week, and I think my diet is the problem. I’ve been eating SO much, which would be fine, except that I’ve not been listening to my body and my hunger, I’ve been listening to others who keep saying to “smash in the carbs” - which again, would be fine if it made me feel good! I’ve been eating quite high carb which I love, but I think for me and my needs, I’ve been overeating. Not binge eating, just eating too much in general. Eating mindlessly, eating when I’m not hungry, eating when bored etc. I need to make some changes, because I really don’t feel healthy.
I am NOT going to deprive or restrict myself, but I do want to be more conscious and more aware of my body and my hunger cues. Some days I’ll eat more, some days I’ll less and that’s a-okay. I want to listen to my body, eat when I’m hungry, and stop when I’m full. I’m learning to read my body’s signals, and I know that I do not feel my best when I’m stuffing myself full of food, no matter how high carb it is. I LOVE eating high carb, don’t get me wrong, and I’m going to continue eating a high carb, low fat diet, I simply don’t want to keep on with this overeating-to-the-point-of-uncomfortable-fullness rubbish.
I’ve made some goals for the upcoming month which I’m so excited to get into. I love setting new goals and intentions at the start of each month. It keeps me motivated and excited. I’m not going to share them all, but here are a few of them:
learn to listen to my body and eat/exercise accordingly
drink more tea and water
stretch daily (need to improve my flexibility HUGELY before eisteddfods in July!)
read some of my novel every day
practice in pointe shoes 4 x per week
practice more self-care e.g. face mask and scrub every week
get outside and go for a walk most days
draw/paint/crochet/do something creative each day
I’m also going to try and update on how I’m feeling/any improvements on here more often. I can’t wait to see how I feel in a few weeks!
I’m slowly becoming addicted to chia pudding 👅 It’s a nice change from oatmeal! // Chia seeds in coconut milk, almond milk and maple syrup, mixed in strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and a handful of crushed almonds! Topped with more fruits and coconut 🍉🌞
Recipe for the “Royal Golden Pinkness” nicecream from one of my latest posts (find it here): • raw & really rich and creamy in flavor & texture • vegan & without any animal byproducts, so it’s good for the environment & not harming anyone or anything • consists of just natural products coming out of nature • healthy & great as a yummy & fancy - tasting treat/dessert or regular meal (for example breakfast) • no refined sugars/oil • great for everyone, even little children or non-vegans • easy to make, you don’t need to be a total pro in the kitchen • share it with your friends or family (or both), because if you don’t, you will be terrorized for probably a week (that happened to me and they still ask about the recipe…:)) -> decided to post this recipe, because I received quite many asks about it, so I hope you like it! Feel free to give me some feedback, would make me super happy!! :) Ingredients: for the nice cream: • around 3 - 6 frozen & ripe (!) bananas (depends on how hungry you are and if you like the finished product to be a snack or main meal) • around a handful of frozen raspberries • a bit of creamy coconut milk (if you like the added richness of flavor and crunch of frozen coconut cream) • a tiny bit of cinnamon • a splash of maple syrup (optional) toppings: • more frozen raspberries • a piece of dark chocolate (I used “Willies’Cacao - Peruvian Gold” from the mountains of beautiful Peru) • organic coconut sugar (tastes like liquid caramel when melted a bit) • a bit of maple syrup (if you like it really sweet) or homemade caramel syrup
- cut your frozen bananas in small pieces and throw them in your high speed blender/food processor - add the frozen raspberries, coconut milk & syrup - mix everything together on pulse until the texture gets creamy, well mixed together and ice-cream-like - spoon your finished base into a pretty glass or bowl and swirl in the cinnamon - now decorate the beauty with all your lovely toppings and get creative - there are so many different options! - enjoy and share it with friends, family or your regular ice-cream addicts! :) xx Amber :) ( quite new Instagram: littlesunnyday_ )
#tb to this juicy and refreshing fruit platter🍇🍓 Fruits are already so expensive I want summer back 😩 To be honest, I don’t think I will be able to survive another canadian winter… Might have to visit Australia or Hawaii 😏
BANANA BLUEBERRY OAT COOKIES 🍪🍪 Just gobbled down this whole batch because they were too delicious 😭 RECIPE:
👉🏻2 medium mashed bananas
👉🏻1 chia seed egg (1 tablespoon chia seeds+ 2 tablespoons water)
👉🏻11/2 cup rolled oats
👉🏻1 teaspoon cinnamon
❤️ Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, divide the mixture into cookie shapes and pop in the oven at 200 degrees for ~20 minutes!!