GF, DF, Paleo, GMO, DTF? What the heck does this all mean?! I find myself asking this a lot. Life is already hard enough so why make it more difficult when it comes to food? We can’t control everything but we can control how we fuel our bodies. Here are my three must have foods that keep me healthy and strong:
1. Golden Ratio Protein Powder – I have this every morning for breakfast and feel refueled for the rest of the day! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and was created by BUTI Founder, Bizzie Gold. Anything BUTI makes you feel like a sexy tribal goddess and this shake is no different. My hair has magically grown super fast (rare for curls) and it has actually become thicker, which I didn’t think was possible! I add bananas to the vanilla flavor because they are full of fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients. I look forward to waking up just so I can “drink the juice”.
2. Almond Butter - I switched over from peanut butter to almond butter a few months ago and I feel much less bloated. Almond butter and an apple is my go to snack. I’m obsessed (ALL DAY.EVERYDAY). I love Crunchy Barney Butter. It keeps me full/satisfied for hours! That is key for me. I love to eat and think about food 99% of the day so if I can focus on anything other than food for just a little bit, I’m a happy camper. I’m a firm believer that if you don't recognize the ingredients, you shouldn't eat it.
3. Chicken, Chicken, and more Chicken – This is my absolute favorite way to get protein! I’m talking grilled, baked, roasted, chicken sausage, and my new love AKA GF nuggets and chicken meatballs. Make sure to ask me for the recipes! With chicken, you can add anything and it will taste delish! I am gluten free and it’s F-ing hard but it’s been such a healthy journey for me. Not being able to eat gluten has really opened my eyes to label reading. I've realized that I don't crave bread and pasta anymore! If there's dessert and it’s not GF, I’ll survive…hardly. Although, if you’re craving a treat, Twist Bakery in Millis is where it’s at. I keep Kind Bars or RXBAR in my purse, car, or boyfriend’s pocket incase of emergencies. Because my diet is limited, my body has completely transformed (with the help of barre too). I’ve never felt better and I finally don’t focus on the scale. I’ve discovered you are what you eat BUT you’ve got to live your life to the fullest. Balance is EVERYTHING.
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