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!
A friend of mine and I like to hang out a local shopping center, shop for photography props and funky snacks at World Market, browse cute clothes at a little boutique, and check out the gear at REI. Typically during our shopping extravaganzas we start to get a little hungry so we will stop by this little juice and smoothie shop. Continue reading →
I feel like I’ve been a little MIA recently. Probably because I’ve spent the last few weeks with my brain fully engrossed in the land of Rosewood, PA where everyone is beautiful and a liar and you have to watch your back constantly, AKA watching far too much Pretty Little Liars. The good news is I’m all caught up now and OMG we are FINALLY going to find out who “A” is on Tuesday! I’m freaking out guys! I’m not even going to try to speculate at who “A” is because, knowing this show, I’ll be totally wrong. And I swear this better actually be the real deal “A” reveal and not another “it’s A except really they’re just working for A or they’re just another psycho with no relation to A” type of thing. Because I’m tired of that. Got that, Marlene King?!?!
Happy last day of the 21-Day Sugar Detox!!!! I don’t know about you but I’m feeling pretty good. No more sugar cravings over here! I mean, I wouldn’t turn down a ooey gooey cinnamon roll (grain free of course), but I’m not going to go seeking one out either. So I call that a win! Plus, after a week and a half of some serious bloating and digestive discomfort, I am finally feeling bloat free! For those of you who get my email newsletter you know just how bad that bloating was and so I’m sure you can understand my relief.