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Healthy Sugar Free Raspberry Chia Seed Protein Pancakes

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delicious, healthy and sugar free raspberry chia seed protein pancakes

 

After running 13.1 miles yesterday, I was craving a hearty, filling and treat-worthy breakfast. After messing around with some ingredients I had in the kitchen, I whipped up this super easy to make recipe for healthy, raspberry chia seed pancakes that are not only sugar free, they are also PACKED with protein! Woo Hoo! Who says a girl can’t have everything? Enjoy this recipe and feel free to add a little maple syrup or date syrup to sweeten up if you are not “I quit sugar”-ing with me.

healthy sugar free raspberry chia seed protein pancakes

2 tbsp of non fat plain greek yogurt

1/4 cup oat bran

1 organic hormone free egg

2 tsp of flax seed

2 tsp chia seed

a dash of vanilla extract

a dash of cinnamon

6 or 7 raspberries gently broken up (by hand ) into small pieces (and then extra for on top!)

Add everything except the raspberries and mix it up in a small bowl. Heat your pan on low setting and spray with your favorite cooking spray or use a little coconut oil. Add in raspberries last and gently fold them in. Batter should make three 5-6in pancakes (perfect single serving!), feel free to double or triple it when eating with others. I topped mine with some mashed raspberries and a couple whole ones on top!

Great thing about this recipe is that it’s not only easy, quick and contains minimal ingredients but it’s sugar free and has tons of protein thanks to the egg and non fat greek yogurt. Toss in the flaxseed meal and chia seed and we’re also loading up on heart healthy omega-3s while getting a nice dose of fiber with the oat bran! It’s GOOD and good FOR YOU!

Mocha Protein Smoothie

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I’m not a big protein shake girl, it’s never really been my thing. So when I got a sample of body logix’s chocolate vegan protein powder, I just stuck it in my drawer. Fast forward to these past few weeks where I’ve been training for a half marathon and it has been really interesting finding just the right kind of breakfast to get me going before my run. It can’t be too heavy or I won’t feel well and it can’t be too light or I won’t run as long as I need to, so a protein smoothie seemed like it just might be right! I jazzed this one up by adding flaxseed meal and even snuck in some kale, of course.

Mocha Protein Smoothie
1 serving size of chocolate vegan protein powder ( I used bodylogix and it tasted good. It’s also soy free, dairy free, non gmo and has no artificial flavors. They DID NOT pay me to say this! haha)
1 frozen banana (but a regular one will do)
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup coffee
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 cup of kale ( or just two handfuls of kale)
4 ice cubes

Blend it all together and enjoy! You can also add dates to make it a little sweeter but I’m off the sugar right now so that’s why I didn’t.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

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We all have those mornings that are hard to wake up to. The morning after something in our life goes terribly wrong. Maybe it’s just a bad review at work, maybe it’s a break up, maybe it’s something as earth shattering as someone you love passing. Regardless of the degree, at the moment we usually don’t want to eat anything or we want to eat everything just to comfort ourselves. Both paths will leave us empty and feeling horrible. So this morning, when I was having one of those dreadful mornings you never want to wake up for, I decided to treat myself to something delicious and nourishing for my body, my brain and my heart. Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite things in the world and so I decided to make myself a chocolate covered strawberry smoothie! Even though I have no appetite and it would have been super easy to skip breakfast all together, I know that right now my body needs me to take care of it. This smoothie was SUPER yummy and helped brighten my other wise gloomy day – I hope it can do the same for you- or just make your already awesome day even better! xo

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
1 cup of chopped organic strawberries
1/4 cup vegan choc chips
1 tsp of almond butter
6oz container of plain coconut yogurt
1/2 cup of chocolate nut milk
2 pitted dates
5 ice cubes

Blend it all together and enjoy! :)

Louise’s Green Machine Smoothie

For those of you who watched The Taste last night, my #teamludo not only won the group VEGGIE CHALLENGE, but my girl Louise (aka. Weezy) won 2 gold stars for her veggie dish! Woot! Woot! Combine that with my man Lee saying that his gold star was for me and it’s safe to say I felt very happy with my friends stepping up there game and making some killer vegetarian dishes!
Naturally, I wanted to represent my veggie rockstar team mate Louise and asked her for a yummy recipe to share with you and I think you guys are going to LOVE this one!! Louise was kind enough to share this fabulous video with us of her making her “Green Machine Breakfast Shake” Check it out for a delicious and nutritious  way to get your greens in the AM and start your day off right. For those of you who are vegan watching, Louise does add some greek yogurt for protein, feel free to substitute that with a little more almond milk and scoop of almond butter OR if you like the yogurt-like consistency, they make some delicious almond and coconut ‘yogurts’ out there. Enjoy! Go #teamludo!

Good Morning Beautiful Smoothie

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You all know I’ve been on a smoothie bender this summer so I thought it only fair to share one of my go-to creations! This Good Morning Beautiful Smoothie was inspired by a concoction my friend got at our gym’s juice bar. Both of us enjoyed it so much that we ended up riffing up on our own late one night! Needless to say its become one of our morning staples! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Good Morning Beautiful Smoothie
1/2 c almond milk
6 or so ice cubes
3 tbsps of gluten free oats
1 banana
1/2 c blueberries
1 tbsp almond butter
3 tsps of chia seeds

Blend till thoroughly mixed! ;)

Sweet Summer Green Smoothie

          I don’t know about you but I’ve been on a HUGE smoothie kick all summer long. Seriously, when we got that crazy heat wave in NY I pretty much lived on smoothies because I couldn’t bare thinking of consuming anything that wasn’t cold and liquid. Smoothies are great for breakfast, I love making one after a workout or yoga sesh in the morning and taking it on the go with me as I start my day! I also confess that I do love smoothie pics on instagram. It’s so fun (for me atleast) to see what other people are concocting up. I mean, I’m sure we all enjoy a little of trial and error with our handy blender but sometimes it’s just nice to make something you KNOW is going to taste good! So when I saw my girl, Sarah, posting crazy yummy looking smoothie pictures and found out that they were made with some of my favorite super foods, well I just had to see if I could share them with all of you! Lucky for you, Sarah is a sweetheart and sent me over recipes and pictures right away! So get excited, this smoothie is total green gloriousness and amazingly good for you! Rev up those blenders…
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Sweet Summer Green Smoothie
- 1 layer of kale leaves
- 1 layer of spinach
- 1 in. chunk of ginger peeled and cut up
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- half of a peach (cut up)
- 1 tsp. flaxseed
- 1 TBS Sunfood Maca Powder
- 1 scoop GNC Lean Shake Key Lime flavor
- 1.5 C almond milk (unsweetened)
And blended along with ice, of course.

Blueberry Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

 

bboatmealpancakes                  Weekends mean one thing to me, BRUNCH! So regardless of where I am or who’s kitchen I have access to, this lady always has some kick ass weekend brunch. This morning was no exception, although I was stuck at my parents with them gone for the weekend and me in total control of the fridge. So after scoping out my options I got a little crafty and whipped up these SUPER EASY to make, crazy delicious and incredibly filling Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes! I think they’re a super fun, hearty brunch treat with all the fiber, flaxseed and protein you are sure to be full till dinner time but they are a healthy alternative to regular breakfast any day of the week.

Blueberry Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

2 packs of Trader Joe’s instant  whole grain blueberry oatmeal with flaxseed + plant sterols

3 cage free organic eggs

4oz of fat free vanilla or plain yogurt (I used Activa because that’s what my mom had in the house but you can use whatever you prefer, greek yogurt might be even better!)

Mix it all together and spoon it on to a non stick frying pan! This recipe should make three pretty large pancakes or six small pancakes! If you’d like to make a smaller version, I’d use one packet of oatmeal, one egg and 2 tbsps of yogurt! Yum!! Enjoy!

 

Dear Coffee, I MISS YOU!

latte                                  It’s five in the morning and I’m in Chicago, lacing up my running sneakers and putting on my fitbit for BlogHer’s 5K. It’s been almost 4 whole weeks since I broke up with my favorite addiction, the latte, and I need to confess, it has not been easy. I attended a pretty amazing panel yesterday for health bloggers and some of the speakers brought up a really interesting point, sometimes were TOO POSITIVE! Whaaaaaat?!! I pride myself on being motivating, positive and a constant source of good vibes for you guys, but they had a point.

LET’S GET REAL.

I’m human. I have bad days, too. GASP. To be honest, because of my meditation practice and dedication to treating my body well, they are a lot less frequent than they used to be. I do still want to be that source of positivity and encouragement for all of you but I think I’m going to start incorporating some of my struggles in here too. I want you to know your not alone. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is the most AMAZING, kick ass mind set or wonderful SUPER healthy eating habits! We are all a work in progress, myself included and the most important thing we can do is show up for our assignments and give it all we got!

On to coffee, I miss coffee. If you haven’t gathered from my instagram, twitter and facebook feeds, I am a crazy busy person. I am always on the go and sometimes I  don’t get nearly as much sleep as I really need. This wasn’t news to me but I guess it hit me like a ton of bricks once I gave up my “life juice”. I used to joke around that I was running solely on green juice and coffee, my miracle combination. Well my Sonny has lost it’s Cher and it’s a little rainy over here in paradise. I have stayed true to my guns, I’ve been replacing my java with some english breakfast tea when times are hard and getting through it. However, I did want to come clean to you and let you know it hasn’t been a walk in the clouds.

Of course, the fact that I’ve barely gotten 6 hours of sleep any given night this week, is not helping. So learn from me and please, if your ready to take the plunge, be prepared! Treat yourself really well! Make sure you can get enough sleep and maybe even plan on sleeping a little more than normal to be safe. Resisting coffee is not half as bad when you are fully rested, I promise. I’ve also been weening myself down slowly and drinking a lot of black teas with nut milk. For me, a nice english breakfast or oolong tea with coconut almond milk really fills the void that coffees left. In general, any tea is good, especially green and white teas, which are extremely healthy for you!  A lot of the time we are missing our “clutch”, we miss having that in between meals hold-me-over cup or just the oral fixation of constantly drinking something during the day or to get through a really long meeting. A little unsweetened cocoa powder and nut milk heated up can do that trick as well.

Well stay strong my loves! If you have begun your coffee-less journey, please tweet, comment, facebook and instagram me so I can keep up with you! I’d love to hear what kinda things your drinking in place of coffee and what struggles you having! Just #gosweetandskinny on instagram or twitter so I can see them!

Vegan CRACK Bars

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And by CRACK, I mean protein but these little suckers are so tasty that they should be considered crack! I literally had to hide them so that I would stop eating them. So bake these in a cookie sheet and then as soon as they cool immediately cut them and put them out of reach or give some to the neighbors, they’re that dangerous.

Okay, now that I’ve got your scared and excited, here’s the recipe!

VEGAN CRACK BARS
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and get your non stick cookie sheet ready on the stove. In a large bowl combine the following ingredients and then mix gently till they are all solidly stuck together and evenly distributed.

2 cups of oats
1 cup of goji berries
2 tbsp of cashews
3/4 cup all natural peanut butter
3 tbsp of hemp seed
1 tbsp of chia oil
4 tbsp of vanilla hemp protein powder
3 tbsp of maple syrup
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup mini vegan choc chips (I Love ENJOYLIFE! brand)

Next spread the whole mixture the size of the pan so it covers all corners. It should be relatively thin, maybe a 1/2 inch – an inch thick. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until the edges get toasty brown. Let cool, and you’ve been warned what to do once they’re all cooled. ;)

Vegan Mac + Cheese

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In reality this dish is quinoa + cheese, but it really scratches the itch for it’s naughty alter ego mac and cheese! This stuff came out creamy and amazing, it’s SUPER easy to make and a definite MUST TRY!

VEGAN “MAC” and CHEESE
1 cup of water
1/2 cup quinoa
4 slices of Daiya cheese
1 tbsp of vegetable oil spread

Boil your quinoa in the water, and stir it around until most of the water has evaporated. Now add in your vegetable oil spread, tear up the slices of daiya cheese into your saucepan and mix everything together. I even added some chopped avocado after this picture was taken to kick it up a notch but it’s pretty delicious either way!

Raspberry Key Lime Protein Smoothie

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It’s a scorching 90 degrees in New York City today and I was itching for something light and cold for lunch after running around to meetings all morning so I whipped up this delicious and refreshing protein and fiber packed concoction! Give it a whirl this summer!

Raspberry Key Lime Protein Smoothie
1 cup coconut milk
6 ice cubes
1 lime, chopped and skinned
1/2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
4 scoops of Adonia Key Lime Pie fat free frozen yogurt
4 tbsps of vanilla hemp protein powder (Manitoba Harvest)

Blend it all together and top it off with a lime for a little added festiveness! This delicious smoothie has 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber!

Chocolate Raspberry Vegan Protein Shake

After my morning workout today I was really craving something cold and fruity! So I decided why not use some of the great products I sampled last night at NYC’s food fete and whip up something yummy! Combining So Delicious’s chocolate coconut milk and Manitoba Harvest’s hemp protein powder for a protein packed, craving satisfying, sweet breakfast treat! And the best part is that it takes only minutes to make!

Chocolate Raspberry Protein Shake

4 tbsp of Manitoba Harvest hemp powder
1 cup So Delicious chocolate coconut milk
1 cup frozen raspberries
Half a tray of ice cubes

Blend and enjoy! You can add bananas, strawberries or whatever you’d like as long as your base is the hemp protein and coconut milk, you’ll still get a wonderful animal product free dose of protein!

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SKINNY VEGAN PARFAIT


Watch me make a delicious vegan breakfast parfait in just minutes! A great way to incorporate a little low fat, healthy vegan eating into your day right from the start! Enjoy and share with your friends! :)

 

 

 

 

Thanks for watching! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

Skinny Spot: Sacred Chow

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There’s not much I love more than a nice New York brunch, except maybe a nice NY vegan brunch! I can not believe I’ve lived in New York for almost four years and hadn’t stumbled upon this adorable vegan spot earlier! Located right by Washington Square Park “Sacred Chow” is your typical adorable hole in the wall little vegan joint. I had a lovely little brunch date with my girlfriend there and we both loved our food and giant mimosas, hehe. She got the Sardinian omelet and I indulged in their belgian waffles with coconut whipped cream and fresh fruit! Yummy! We both agreed we’ll definitely have to go back and try out their dinner menu. I’d highly recommend brunch here if your just going vegan and want to treat yourself. It’s a cute place with delicious food in one of my favorite nyc neighborhoods!

Visit their website to view their whole menu!

 

 
 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

STRAWBERRY CHIA PANCAKES

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These quick and easy to make strawberry chia seed protein pancakes are delicious! I literally ate four before stopping to take a picture for you guys! Loaded with good for you chia seeds and sweet strawberries, I can’t think of a sweeter and skinnier way to start your day! These protein packed pancakes are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a great low fat snack to help fight that late afternoon hunger. Low fat, low cal and easy to make. Your diet’s already saying thank you!!

STRAWBERRY CHIA PANCAKES

4 or 5 chopped strawberries
1 egg
1 1/2 tbsp of fat free plain greek yogurt
1 heaping tbsp of chia seeds
a dash of agave nectar (optional)
4 tbsp of oat bran

Mix all the ingredients together, adding your strawberries last and then proceed as you would with a normal pancake! Spray some pam or cooking spray into your frying pan and pour some of the batter in and flip when ready. Super easy! Super sweet! These little pancakes taste so good you don’t even need any syrup or butter! FYI, this recipe is for an individual portion so multiply as necessary when eating with others. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

Detox Oats and Blueberries

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One of the best things about this past week’s detox was learning to incorporate new ingredients in my everyday meals and actually quite enjoying them!! To make my special “Detox Oats and Blueberries” I added a tsp of chia seeds in to the normal oatmeal recipe to spice things up and pump up all the heath benefits. We all know oatmeal is already high in fiber and low in fat and calories making it a diet super star but with a little sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of chia seeds this simple staple is unstoppable. First, cinnamon is great at curbing sugar cravings (I love adding it to my soy lattes!) plus it tastes pretty good to boot! Then the tsp of chia seeds comes in and provides essential fatty acids that you need to keep your energy up all day. This was especially important during the detox to keep my energy up but hey, I know you have a killer day ahead too so I’m sure you could use that first class energy! Did I mention that chia seeds don’t even taste like anything?! There a little pricey but you only need a sprinkle a day and chia seeds are the richest source of essential fatty acids from plant protein, so vegetarians and vegans especially, go nuts! Here’s my rendition on oats but have fun, use your favorite fruit (or whatever you have in the kitchen) and make it your own!

DETOX OATS AND BLUEBERRIES

1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp of coconut almond milk (or any non dairy milk)
a bunch of blueberries (i used the whole baby package!)
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of chia seeds

Pretty simple. Boil your oats in water as per normal oatmeal, then once it’s at the right consistency lower your burner to simmer and add your almond milk, blueberries, cinnamon and chia seeds! voila! Healthy, energy packed and low fat breakfast for you!

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

DO JUICE FASTS REALLY WORK?

In yet another response video, I answer the popular questions of “Do Juice Fasts really work?”. That’s right Juice cleanses, Juice fasts, Juice detoxes, there all basically the same thing and everyone wants to know if it will help them lose a ton of weight fast, will it make them feel better/healthier or is it a good way to kick start new healthy eating habits? Well watch the video for my take on the situation and don’t forget to subscribe to GoSweetandSkinny’s YouTube channel for more tips and answers! Have a great day!
 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you! :)

Gummy Bear Green Tea

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Now, I don’t usually do specific product recommendations and I promise you Lipton is not paying me for this lovely promotion but after being sick for the past couple days and going through boxes of different green teas, I really felt I had to give this one a shout out. I’m tea addict, I could go on and on about the different loose leave teas I keep in the house but I love that I picked up this Lipton’s Green Tea with acai, dragon fruit and melon in duane reade along with my other ‘get well’ supplies because that means you can too! This tea tastes so delicious that I feel like I’m drinking a gummy bear! It’s so light and fruity that it was easy to drink cup after cup of it.

So I just had to share it with all you amateur tea drinkers trying to get your four cups a day in, Lipton’s Green Tea with super fruits can be a great way to help ween yourself on to the green stuff! Drinking green tea everyday is so much healthier for you than coffee and with yummy green tea as accessible as your local duane reade or super market there are no excuses to not start incorporating it into your diet today!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you! :)

HOW TO BE SOCIAL AND SKINNY

Here’s my first ever “comment back” tip clip about how to be skinny and social! I get some many questions from lovely sweet and skinny-ers like yourself that I decided to make some response youtube videos to some of the most frequently asked questions. Living in a big city like NYC, temptation is everywhere and a lot of jobs require you to super social and attend tons of events so here’s how to keep up appearances and still not sabotage all that good work you put in eating healthy all day and sweating at the gym! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you! :)

Thoughts on a Sick Day

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Nothing like a sick day or two to leave you overwhelmed with ‘To Dos’! It’s certainly not as fun as it used to be in middle school when sick days were synonymous with Mom waiting on you hand and foot, no school and endless TV watching. Being sick as a grown up is downright stressful and being stressed does not help the healing process! So let me get my apology out of the way, I’m sorry I’ve neglected to post the last few days but I’m back in action now and promise to be back on the horse for your healthy living needs. I did have some interesting sick day revelations that I wanted to share with you and perhaps during this crazy flu season you may have noticed the same and can relate. Feel free to post a comment or email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail with your sick stories!

First, I’d like to point out that when your sick your body only craves what it NEEDS. I’ve been avoiding sugar for the past few days and as soon as I got sick I lost all desire for it. I genuinely could not imagine eating a brownie! Hmmph, could this be because our body inherently knows that sugar is NOT good for us? With my body on high alert all I wanted to ingest was clear liquids – tea,seltzer,water and broth based soups – I could not get enough! Well I think it’s a great a way to realize you should be ingesting more fluids like tea and water on a daily basis, even when your healthy! Our bodies need it and when our system is down for the count it clearly sends important signals to our brains that steer us to more and more liquid medicine.

Secondly, have you ever noticed how after a couple days of laying in bed sick your skin actually looks amazing? I know I tend to get frustrated cause here my skin is looking all great and I still don’t feel quite up to going out and showing it off. Well, in addition to the obvious fact that you’ve been sleeping a lot more than usual and not wearing any make up, the high consumption of tea and water is to thank for this post-illness glow. Can you imagine if you actually consumed that on a regular basis instead of waiting to get sick?

I don’t know about you but my cravings for coffee, diet coke and any other milky or sugary concoction completely disappear when I’m not feeling well and I think that says a lot! Our bodies know what they want, so why don’t we start giving it to them?

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you! :)