Treat Yourself Thursday – Turtle Popcorn

… when one of your best girls sends you gourmet popcorn from an awesome store in Michigan (that you didn’t have time to visit when you were there!), and it takes all. your. willpower not to empty the bag for breakfast 😇

Can’t wait for a snack later, thank you Sara (the popcorn addict herself!)

 

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Wellness Wednesday – Chocolate Rehab

The truth is, the pull for chocolate was never an issue for me. I had no desire for it, so I had no trouble resisting it.

My sister once won a 5lb bar of chocolate when we were kids, and I remember thinking ‘that’s one of the worst prizes!’

Amongst my peers, I was definitely in the minority. People always told me they wished they didn’t love and crave chocolate the way they did, that they wish they had such ‘self control’.

It wasn’t self control though – I just didn’t want the stuff!

But then things changed. Boy, did. things. change.

When I was diagnosed as a Diabetic, suddenly chocolate (and all the other stuff like cookies, cakes, ice cream, etc) had a LOT more appeal; suddenly the desires I never really had, I was having a little too easily and a little too often. And these desires were freakin’ INTENSE.

“Mmmm chocolate! How could I not have loved you all my life?!”

And it was like my body wanted to make up for lost time!

I battle these desires basically all day, every day now. The struggle is sometimes a little too real. It is what it is, and I do my best… but I am also grateful to have this little savior here – I can satisfy many of my chocolate cravings without spiking my blood sugars, without the sugar crash, without the empty calories.

I’m grateful to have such an option that can help me reclaim my health, because if we’re keeping it real here, the candy aisle is NOT gonna do that 😉

Sunday Shakeology – Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Chocolate? Strawberries? Chocolate covered strawberries?! Those are  my fave… can I eat them every day?

No. I can’t. BUT… I can mimic the flavor in a healthy way!

Also, if you are feeling adventurous, you can melt 1 tsp of coconut oil and mix in 1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology, let it firm a touch, and then dip your strawberries in that – same taste but way healthier!

Note: do not heat Shakeology – melt the coconut oil and then mix it with the Shakeology powder!