CLEAN EATING

My challenge for ‘ME’ is to follow these guidelines and get into an exercise routine ~ I’m going to post my progress… probably not daily but certainly weekly… on how I’m doing.        (keep it real, keep it honest, keep it for me)


FOODS TO ENJOY!!

Meat & Protein without additives:

– Red Meat

– Poultry

– Seafood

– Game Meat

– Pork

– Eggs

Vegetables:

The Greener the better!

– Spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc

– Sweet potato, eggplant, carrots, tomatoes

Fresh or frozen (with no additives!)

– The list of veggies is ENDLESS! There are a ton of options out there!

Fruit:

Vibrant colors – berries are best, but all non-processed fruits are OK!

– Citrus, melon, apples, plums, peaches, etc.

Fats/oils:

Pressed oils

(Olive oil, avocado oil, Coconut oil)

– Avocado

– Bacon (uncured)

– Whole butter

– Nuts & Seeds – (any that can be consumed in a raw state, not peanuts!)

– Almonds

– Cashews

– Walnuts

– Chestnuts

– Pistachios

Brown Rice/Quinoa

Liquids/Beverages:

– WATER!!!

– Natural flavored water (add lemons, apple slices, cinnamon, cucumber, orange, mint, etc.)

– Teas

– Black coffee

– Coconut milk

– Almond milk

In moderation:

– Whole wheat

– Whole grains

– Dairy

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Coconut Oil…have you bought yours yet??

Please check out the posts I’ve found and tested AND LOVE if you have made the investment in this wonderful (expensive) oil ~ some more uses:

1. mix a tiny amount with a drop or two of essential oil and use as a face moisturizer

2. add to hot coffee for a fantastic creamy texture and a slight tropical flavor

3. use for small amounts of medicine (I use ‘Thieves” blend for colds/flu symptoms) mixed with 1-2 drops of EO and rub on the chest / neck area… GOOD STUFF!

…I’m sure there are more ~ but I’m just getting started with all of this!! Have fun experimenting and comment if you find any that work wonders so I can try them too 🙂

Coconut Oil Deodorant

I’m understanding how the long term effects that the ingredients in products I use on a daily basis are more harmful than ever these days… ugh!  SOOO I’ve found a deodorant recipe that I wanted to try ~ did ~ LOVE!!!  Give it a try yourself… remember; it is a DEODORANT, not an antiperspirant.  It  stops the ‘stink’ VERY well and will take a little time for your body to adjust ~ just be patient, it’s worth it! 🙂

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Coconut Oil Deodorant
…free from unwanted and unhealthy chemicals!!!

What to DO –>
4-5 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons baking soda** and 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
4 tablespoons organic cornstarch
5-6 drops of essential oil, such as tea tree oil, lavender, or lemon grass ~ your favorite!

Mix dry ingredients, add coconut oil and mix (will need to ‘smash’ with the back of a tablespoon for best results) until all is combined. Add oil(s) and mix til incorporated well. Store in a jar with a lid in a cool, dry place.  Rub a small amount under arms as usual.
**Baking soda may be a skin irritant to some people.  This usually goes away in a few days as the body get used to the natural ingredients**