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.
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 isyerba 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.
Bragg's Aminos are actually real soy sauce. It is fermented over time which means that you can get all of the probiotics that you need without doing any harm to the body. The Amino Acids are really a healing food. The flavor is quite rich also and won't have that any aluminum taste that most soy sauces do. The smoky flavor combines well with sweet vegetables like carrots as well as bitter ones like broccoli.
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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.
To get the weight off after the birth, I doubled up on myyerba. I had it in the morning and then in the afternoons in between breastfeeding. In a couple of months, my body was not just at a normal weight, but actually, I was thinner than my pre-pregnancy weight. I attribute that to the amazing appetite suppressing benefits of the yerba.