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Top 7 Reasons Why We Feel Tired and Sleepy After a Great Meal: Jen from Blogondirt.com

Hey Friends!!

I'm letting Jen from Blogondirt.com take over the blog today as our guest blogger! Jenny Duvon is a huge Marvel fan. If you are going to a Comic-Con this year, you may find here there. Besides her hobby, she has a great taste for food. During the weekends she love's to explore and try new dining places. 

You’ve just indulged in the meal of a lifetime, and a short while later you feel sleepy. Your eyelids dip, and the fact that you are checking out mattresses on random websites is not helping either. Does that ring a bell?

Our next round of The Fast Metabolism Diet: Day 1: Phase 1

Yesterday was the start of our next round of the Fast Metabolism Diet. I weighed myself in the morning... 204.2 Yikes!

I'm kind of dreading it but at the same time hopeful because I saw results the last time I tried this plan. I don't want to call this thing a diet because those words automatically make me want to turn and run! It's a lifestyle change. The changes I'm making today will be permanent and not reincorporated when the two months are up, with the exception of coffee.. maybe.

Here is a picture of me last night. I'm kinda cringing right now. I made this small for a reason:) I'm actually very shocked that I've even allowed myself to put this up but it's time to be honest.

The way The Fast Metabolism diet works is in 3 phases. There is the list of things you cant eat at all and then each phase has it's own set of requirements. It's actually pretty easy and I love that I don't have to limit calorie or food intake.

Phase one

 (usually starts on Monday) lasts two days and consists of good carbs and fruits. You can't just eat any ol' carbs and fruit though. It has to be on the list. I recommend buying the

The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight

 or purchasing the app. Since the entire diet is to cut out wheat, flour and pretty much anything with gluten, you might be wonder what is left on the carbs list? Brown and wild rice which comes in all sorts of forms including pastas and tortillas.

This plan is not something that you can just start. It takes research and preparation.

Sunday we did our preparation for Phase 1. It's helpful to shop 2-3 times a week according to which phase you are in. At first, this may seem like extra work but to only shop for one phase at a times is actually way less stressful and more focused. You also spend less because you're not buying too much food and wasting on stuff that goes bad. It's always fresh!

Today's Menu

Breakfast

Rolled oats oatmeal with frozen mango chunks

Lunch

Wild Rice w/ lemon and cilantro and chipotle seasoned grilled chicken

Dinner

Brown rice pasta with marinara sauce (you need to read the labels on the sauce and make sure there is not added sugar or sweetener or any oils).

Snacks

Watermelon, homemade spicy pickles and pineapple.

Tonight I have a date with my stationary bike. Should be a good time!

This diet is intense but it's "go big or go home". Small changes don't really work because we are so tempted to just go back to our old ways. I've been doing small changes for the past 10 years and I'm currently at my heaviest.

What about you? Are you currently on a journey to get healthy and make some lifestyle changes? Tell me what is working for you or what is not. Let's connect!

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Changes and a Juicing Recipe

Fitness and weight loss is never something I really wanted to write about. Living healthy, yes, but not weight loss. It's a difficult part of me to share. The fact is, I'm embarrassed of my weight and try to hid it. Why would I want to publish it? I'm laughing to myself now. I'm hoping that maybe if I do publish it then it will start to be a lifestyle change I really need.

I do this all the time. I say I will go on this plan or workout more. I set a goal for myself and I get some good momentum going. Then something falls apart and I'm throwing in the towel. This time, it was my period. Yeah that thing that comes regularly once a month and last several days. I didn't remember it being this bad before I had children but it really sucks. I feel like my whole body is drained, my joints ache all over and I feel like I gained ten pounds. It's enough to knock me off track and then I'm back where I started.

It's really time to make the change. The lifestyle change. The hubby and I really want to try for another child but with the complications from the last, It's important that I make some changes. You might be reading a lot more of these posts because I need to start consuming myself with it otherwise this will never happen.

Obsessing is what I do best!

About two months ago I started the Fast Metabolism diet. It actually worked pretty well and I did drop some decent weight. Then the four weeks was up and I thought "I'll just have a cheat week and get back at it". Right, like I needed a whole week to cheat. I never did get back at it. The problem with these "cheats" is that they always throw me back into my food addiction and I literally take a month to work myself out of it.

Moderation never works out for me.

Last month I had surgery on my hand and it's not really back to where it should be. I'm bummed that I still can't do yoga. It just hurts too much. I was told recovery would only be a couple weeks because it was non-invasive but looks like I have a couple more to go.

NO MORE CHEATING!!

So... It's time to

  • Pull out the old trusty Breville and get juicing
  • Get moving on my stationary bike
  • Work in those weights
  • Menu plan and The Fast Metabolism Diet

Try some of these.....

This recipe is really simple and is a great morning pick me up! Pineapple is one of my favorite things to juice!

Ingredients...

2 oranges peeled

2 cucumbers

2 cups of fresh pineapple

Juice on!

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