A Healthy Lifestyle for 2017

Over the last few months I've been frequently talking about switching to a healthy lifestyle. I want to share a bit of my story, maybe you can relate.

I've always struggled with my weight and have always been the "fat" one in the group. After having kids and reaching over 200lb mark during pregnancy, I figured that I really needed to do something about my weight. I tried losing the weight on a few crazy diets, but it'd come right back.

So I figured that if I can switch my lifestyle, focus on the healthy meals and snacks, I can avoid going onto those insane diets.

A few months ago I randomly saw someone mention Whole30 on Facebook, I decided to jump on the opportunity and went out the next day to stock up fridge with the good foods. If you plan on doing Whole30, I recommend making a list of recipes you plan on making. Whole30 requires a lot of meal prep and if you plan things out, it will be easy to follow. I never purchased a book on Whole30, because I just know I will never find time to read it. I used Google, Pinterest and more Google :)

I felt so good overall, my tummy was more flat and the energy level was off-charts. I couldn't imagine going back to eating carbs and candy, but it happened. We travel a lot and while traveling I like to splurge a little, so I went back to dairy, chocolate and pastries. When we got back, I knew we needed to reset.

I use my Blendtec for a lot of the healthy meals, like my famous Whole30 approved bars. We also eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Each week our family goes through so many fruits and veggies!

Kids especially enjoy making up their own smoothies. I love a smoothie bowl as a lighter meal option. It tastes refreshing and feels like a treat.

One of my favorite combos is - berries, banana, orange, flex seeds and a lot of spinach. I have a good stock of frozen berries at home, often I'd freeze ripe bananas and use them in a smoothie. For the toppings I love using chia seeds, coconut and fresh fruits.

I love that my Blendtec makes a perfect creamy smoothie for us every time. It even blends the seeds into a a smoothie, giving it a creamy texture.

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And here's me with the Twister Jar :)

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