I knew I had to figure this critical piece out for myself. Without having something sweet to eat that was also satisfying and healthy, I would not be able to sustain a healthy eating program. White knuckling only worked a few days for me.
Getting off soda and coffee is huge. That's because both of these are sort of "gateway" drugs and get you into trouble. Both of them can alter blood sugar levels, sleep and hormones. They throw your plan off in subtle or big ways. The aftereffects aren't worth it. Try yerba instead. Stabilize your cravings, energize and lower inflammation all at once.
I did a ton of experimenting on this. I wanted to be consistent no matter what was happening and where I was. I tried and failed a million times. After a while though, I came up with some tricks that really helped me. I want to share these with you in the hopes that you can either use them or, tweak them a bit to suit your lifestyle.
My favorite ritual of all time is yerba mate. If you don't get a yerba mate set from us, get it from somewhere. This is an amazingly easy ritual that can help with stress. The yerba mate ritual is one of self-care that promotes wellness.
I decided to put our tea blends into a comprehensive list so you can see which tea does what. I have also created links so you can see for yourself what ingredients they contain.
The Secret South American Superfood that South American Women have sworn by for centuries.
Yerba Mate is not new to the scene. It has a rich history and dozens of research studies have been done to discover all the health benefits it has. The most magical thing about yerba mate is how it can be enjoyed. While you can use tea bags, an even better way is to do the ritual itself with a gourd and bombilla. Taking those extra two minutes to do this will add mindfulness, stillness and clarity to your day.