Hi, guys! How’s it going?
It’s been quite the whirlwind summer for us. We had three back-to-back vacations, which, obviously, were a blast, but, whoa, we need a vacation from our vacations! If you have little kids, I feel like you totally know what I mean – staying up late, having a few cocktails, lots of laughs, but then waking up with the sun! Oy. Let’s just say, we had some FULL DAYS on vacation. Anywayyyyyyy, it’s time for the next edition of What I’m Loving Lately! I’ve missed a few weeks, so I have quite the round-up for you this morning!
My Instant Pot – Omggggg, best purchase ever! I’m a little late to the Instant Pot craze, but it’s truly life-changing. It’s basically a fast crock-pot that works like magic. I made shredded chicken in 15 minutes and potatoes in 11! In fact, I love my instant pot so much, I actually rearranged all of our kitchen cabinets the other day to give it its own home since I’m going to need easy access to it all the time now. Best toy ever!
Bra shopping on Zappos.com – Shopping for bras is the worst, right? I had some leftover credit to Zappos and desperately needed new bras, so I ordered a few. They arrived right to my front door, and I tried them on in the comfort of my own home. I ultimately kept one awesome (convertible) bra and sent back two, but the whole process couldn’t have been easier. I mean, hello, free shipping both ways! Related: The Glycerin 15 is available on Zappos!
Blueberry Cashew Perfect Foods Bar – Holy yum! I’m usually not a fruit person when it comes to bars, but I love the combination of blueberry + cashew and can’t get enough of this flavor. I also love that it’s a legit snack with 12g of protein, 25g of carbs, and 21g of fat, which means it keeps you satisfied for quite a long time – unlike a lot of bars out there!
Stop Undereating: The Case for Tracking Macros – I absolutely loved this article! Undereating is so common when trying to lose weight. I actually had a client who was eating around 1,000 calories per day before finding DTFN. Now she eats nearly twice that amount and has lost 32 pounds to date! Her story will actually be on our blog in the coming weeks, so I’ll be sure to let you guys know!
Boxed – I’ve written about Boxed a lot over the years, but I just wanted to give it another shout out because it’s truly the best. When we got home from Maine, we were just about out of diapers and seltzer, so I placed an order online with Boxed. The next day, it was on our front door step! Love that. Never tried Boxed? Here’s a little incentive: Use code JULY17 for 17% off your first order with free shipping through 7/31 (max discount of $40).
Polar Foot Roller – I feel like I can’t catch a break with my injuries lately. First, it was my hip and now it’s Plantar Fasciitis. Whomp whomp. I was rolling my foot with a baseball, which worked okay, but this Polar Foot Roller is the bomb because it’s nice and cold, so it feels good and helps with inflammation – and it really does work! I noticed a difference almost immediately, and I managed to run nearly 5 miles the other day with no pain! Woohoo!
Female Hormones with Dr. Jolene Brighten on the Balanced Bites Podcast – So much great info! And now I’m all freaked out by the pill.
SFH Churro Protein Powder (aka my favorite flavor) on Amazon – It’s the same price as the SFH website, but it couldn’t be easier to order – one-click shopping right to your front door! Woohoo!
Cellceutix’s Brilacidin Demonstrates Promise in Treating Ulcerative Colitis – This new drug is still years away, but it sounds promising!
Food Additive Titanium Dioxide Can Exacerbate Bowel Disease – Interesting! Titanium Dioxide is found in chewing gum and marshmallows. I’m a gum-hater, but I do love marshmallows (see below)!
Nutty S’more Flourless Cookies – Heyyyyy, s’mores lovers – these look so delicious and they’re FODMAPS-approved!
Question of the Day
Do you like s’mores? <—- Mal doesn’t like them!!?!?!
Are you a gum-lover or gum hater?
Are your hormones messed up? What have you done to fix them?