In the past, whenever I would get stressed or sad or overcome with essentially any sort of emotion, my inclination was to eat. So it was a totally foreign feeling for me when I completely lost my appetite after the loss of our child.
The problem was that I had already lost quite a bit of weight prior to getting pregnant once we got my thyroid medication dialed in, and then I lost about 10 pounds while I was pregnant and a few more when I miscarried, so I couldn’t afford to lose more weight. Plus I knew I needed to make sure I was getting in a lot of nutrient-dense calories to help my body heal. But that’s not easy to do when you have zero desire to eat.
That’s why I am so thankful for Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’s Collagen Veggie Blend from Vital Proteins. This protein powder, if you can even call it that (it’s SO much more), packs in three servings of nutrient-dense veggies and one serving of fruit, along with 20 grams of protein from collagen peptides per serving.
When I lacked an appetite and couldn’t fathom eating an actual meal, I would make this smoothie using the Collagen Veggie Blend and feel confident that I was still nourishing my body. Nourishing my soul through the grief process unfortunately hasn’t been as easy. So I’m still working on that part, but don’t worry…. I do at least have my appetite back now!
“You know, a lot of people go to therapy to deal with stuff, but I say a good root beer float can fix just about anybody” -Peyton Sawyer
I’ve been watching One Tree Hill on Netflix lately. It’s my current binge-watch-show of choice (along with Parenthood, but I’m only allowed to watch that when my mom is around so she can watch too). It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster all over again. Of course I’ve seen it all before, but I forgot how soap opera-esque this show was. It kills me. But I tend to agree with Peyton, that a good root beer float can fix just about anybody. Continue reading →
This recipe has been in the works for several weeks. Several sticky, tapioca flour everywhere, filled weeks. After a few mishaps, messes and tapioca all over our kitchens, all over us and all over the dogs (yes that happened!), it is here to share with the world. Maybe not the whole world because not that many people read our posts, but they should, obviously. Tell your friends! Share the good times that happen here and over at A Nourished Appetite. If anything the whole world can laugh with us….or at us. I feel like you all may be laughing at us, but we can take it. We are both brilliant in the kitchen and both have an amazing sense of humor so, you’re welcome. Continue reading →
Since moving back to Huntington Beach, one of my favorite places to eat is at True Food Kitchen in Newport. They use fresh, seasonal ingredients and everything I’ve eaten there has been really delicious. Plus I’ve got a few friends who work there so it’s always fun to go visit them. Continue reading →