What’s the key to a healthy lifestyle? The most important thing that you need to really bring everything together? Is it a healthy diet? Tons of exercise? A good night’s sleep? Heck no! (Even though those are all pretty freaking important.) It’s all about the self love baby! And self acceptance is a pretty big part of that.
Learning to love yourself wholeheartedly and accept yourself as the incredible, unique snowflake you are is a big deal. And if that doesn’t sit at the foundation of your healthy lifestyle everything kind of falls apart.
Let’s talk about why self acceptance is so important and how you can work on getting there:
If you’ve taken a spin around mshealthesteem.com you can probably tell that I believe in feeding our bodies with kindness. We all deserve a nourishing, healthy diet that we adore. But what you may not know is that I’m also a huge advocate for feeding our pets a healthy, nourishing diet as well. Something that isn’t as easy as it seems.
With a multi-billion dollar industry that often sacrifices nutrition for the sake of cost and convenience and a dizzying plethora of options, how do you pick a healthy pet food?
Here’s what you need to know:
We love superfoods! These healthy food options are everywhere. Google the word superfoods and you will find tons of lists boasting nutritionally dense foodie superstars and how to add them to your diet.
But what if some of them aren’t as super as they seem? What if a few of the most popular superfoods out there come with some downsides that aren’t as well known? Sometimes if it sounds too good to be true… well, you know how that saying goes.
So, at the risk of bursting your bubble (sorry)…
Here are 3 superfoods that might not be as super as you think.
This time five years ago I was trying to absorb the fact that I have Graves Disease, an incurable, but thankfully treatable, autoimmune disease.
Like many diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, my life drastically changed after my diagnosis. Initially I was devastated and angry. But five years later I can honestly say that Graves Disease has changed my life for the better.
Really, I changed myself for the better. But knowing I would be spending a lifetime with Graves Disease truly motivated me to examine my life and foster changes that would allow me to thrive in my circumstances. And there are so many ways that you can too! Even if you don’t have a chronic illness.
Don’t wait for a disease to make yourself a priority. Let’s talk about how to truly make yourself feel fantastic, inside and out.
Now that you know how to make your healthy diet work for you it’s time to talk about another super important step in creating your outrageously awesome diet: Loading up on tons of healthy greens! Let’s talk about how to make that happen (without feeling like you’re stuck on a sad salad conveyor belt with no means of escape).
Healthy eating marvelous – I mean, who doesn’t want a diet that supports their well-being and makes them feel awesome? But it can be really difficult to create a lasting and fulfilling healthy diet. If you’re struggling to make a healthy diet work for you, here are 6 Reasons why your healthy diet might not be working and how to fix it.
Changing your diet can seem incredibly daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start. The overwhelming idea of revamping the way we eat everyday can leave us feeling like a deer caught in headlights; we know that we should make a move, but we’re so intimidated that we simply stay where we are. But in all honesty, eating a diet made up of healthy food is not only one of the best things that you can possible do for your general well being, it’s actually not as complicated as it seems. Sometimes it can be as simply as making some healthy food swaps. Making healthy swaps over time can truly make a huge difference.
Exciting news! I bought a donut pan! Seriously… if you don’t have one, I highly encourage you to go get one. Go pick one up right now if you can. I’ll wait…
I have no idea what I’ve been waiting for. It turns out that donuts are pretty easy to throw together. It took me a couple of tries, but I came up with a donut recipe I may be a little obsessed with (healthy donuts 3 times this week isn’t a bad thing, right?) Super bonus? They cook in 10 minutes! Say what?! This is seriously an exciting development in the Health-Esteemie House. I can’t wait until you try them.
Now that you know all about your Thyroid you may be wondering how you can keep that gorgeous organ healthy. Does it matter if you have an illness that causes hyper or hypothyroidism? What if you don’t have a thyroid disease at all? Is there a Thyroid Diet that you should consider?
I’m going through a buckwheat pancake phase and I am so excited to share! After finally inventing Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes I’m excited about (recipe here) I continued to create and I came up with these adorable, delicious Mini Buckwheat Pancakes. They’re vegetarian (with a simple switch if vegan), gluten free, paleo and refined sugar free… I know that sounds like a lot of “free” but these babies refused to be anything but delicious. So go ahead and treat yourself to these healthy, guilt-free breaky delights.