The dreaded scale

Ok, girls, let’s talk about something that might be very real and quite frustrating in a lot of our lives. The scale. 

I gained 60 pounds with Adeline and trying to lose that weight after being thin my whole life and never having to worry about what I ate, was so much harder than I ever imagined. I was depressed & I was self conscious.

I was so so frustrated that it just wasn’t happening faster. I actually had an incredibly unrealistic goal while I was pregnant… I was going to be “back to myself” by Christmas… I was due November 10th. Then, there’s the fact that every where we look on social media, we can find people promoting these magical ways to lose weight. The problem with that is I have yet to find one that’s not from a company that sells toxic, harmful products. So, they’re targeting women who are fed up with their weight and want a quick or easy fix, but it’s NOT healthy. 😡😡😡

I’m sure you’ve all seen them…

The brand where you wear these stickers, take these pills, drink these mixes, and you’re magically skinny! Sadly this brand uses ingredients including but not limited to talc, PEGs, phenoxyethanol, and natural flavors.

Then there’s the brand that promotes Keto Coffee to magically lose your weight uses natural flavors in editable products. In their other products they use toxic ingredients including PEGs, Phenoxyethanol, and EDTA. 

Finally, the brand that has a ton of coaches all of whom are constantly asking you if you’d like to join their fitness challenge. Those shakes have natural flavors in them 🙅‍they’re not as bad as the previous two, but I’d rather have something without natural flavors, with fewer ingredients, and more whole foods!

So, what did I do to lose the baby weight? I cut out things like bread, chips, sugary beverages (juice is just as bad as soda friends), and processed foods. I worked out 5-6 days a week doing things like zumba, running, and yoga. You don’t need the next magic fix or diet trend. Just aim to live a healthy life with whole foods and exercise!

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Let’s talk food 🌷

𝚂𝚗𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚜 and 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚜!

I placed a Thrive order on Saturday and thought it is perfect timing to give a break down of my thrive favorites especially since we’ve all got food on the mind this week.

I am so excited to be able to offer first time shoppers 25% off as well!

We 💚 Thrive Market because it offers:
•Super savings (most prices can’t be beat)
•Lots of our favorites in one spot
•Free shipping directly to our doorstep

𝙐𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙛𝙤𝙧 25% 𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧:

▶ 𝙏𝙞𝙥𝙨:
•Shop the certified organic tab for food items
•Grab your staples here and use your local grocery for produce and parishables
•Please keep in mind, there’s still a large portion of their products that are NOT Raising Clean approved – especially in the personal care tab. Be on the lookout there for blacklisted ingredients and never hesitate to ask for help reading those ingredient labels!
•I personally don’t feel comfortable recommending any Acure brand products due to the current investigation on them utilizing child labor.

▶ 𝙋𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙨:
Organic Coconut Milk
Organic Coconut Aminos
Organic Maple Syrup
Organic Coffee
Organic Rolled Oats
Organic Pasta Sauce
Organic Rice
Organic Lentil Pasta
Pea Protein Powder
Grass Fed Collagen Peptides
Calafia Farms Better Half Creamer
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Couscous Mix
Date Sugar
Organic Coconu Nectar
Color Kitchen Food Coloring
Simples Mills Almond Flour Pancake & Waffle Mix
Organic Raw Coconut Butter
Organic Dried Mango
Almond Flour
Organic Sesame Seeds
Organic Pure Lemon Juice
Organic Pumpkin Puree
Organic Spices
Nutritional Yeast Powder
Brown Rice Pasta
Organic Soup
Turkey Gravy
Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
Be Kind Granola Bars
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic Gluten Free Pancake & Baking Mix
Organic Gluten Free Pasta

▶ 𝙏𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙨:
Organic Toaster Pastries
Simple Mills Cake Mix
Organic Grass Fed Mac & Cheese
Organic Chocolate Syrup
Newman O’s Cookies
Mighty Muffins
Organic Potato Chips
Chocolate Pudding
Cacao Goji Power Snacks
Organic Fruit Strips
Organic Rice Bars

Dog Cookies

For access to my full toxin free master list with all your personal care products 👉