Food that really makes you feel sexy. Like - for real!
There is a very famous TED talk that suggests that stress is only bad for you if you believe it to be so. Now that is a very empowering idea.
And when my kids are nervous about a swim meet or an upcoming spelling test; or when I'm getting ready to speak in front of an audience, I think about this talk and I tell my kids and myself that the butterflies in our stomach, and our heart beating faster -- this is our amazing body getting ready to perform. And that we have to trust that it will perform brilliantly because we've prepared for that moment.
When I was little I loved watching Sesame Street and my favourite character was Cookie Monster. Years later, my infatuation for chocolate chip cookies fully matured, I often felt like it was only shame that kept me from demolishing a bag of Chips Ahoy with the same destructive flare as Cookie Monster.
It struck me this morning that children have hangovers too....
Yesterday was my daughter's birthday party. And whilst the menu was about as grain-free, refined sugar free as could possibly be, we all still had a healthy sugar overdose from the birthday cake, almond-meal chocolate chip cookies, popcorn and delicious date-sweetened pomegranate-lime juice.
Today is my birthday. And I feel better than I have in years! Why? Because last summer I killed my Sugar Beast. And the sweet freedom I have experienced since then has been life changing.
Now that you're committed to rewarding yourself for the good foods you eat, you are ready to build a list of Sugar Beast-busting foods. These foods are all equally important and should be incorporated into your daily diet, in what I call the:
SUGAR BEAST BUSTING FORMULA
It depends. Are you looking for a healthy alternative for baking or for your smoothies? Are you a family with someone struggling with constipation, type 2 diabetes or iron deficiency? What hidden sugars are you struggling to cut out?