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.
I don't know about you, but where live in Baltimore Maryland, it's gray, and it can be gray for months on end. It is depressing!! Then when summer time comes, and the sun is peeking through the clouds, it just lifts everybody’s mood. You can see it and you can feel it.
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.
Turmeric is an incredibly powerful herb, and there have been hundreds of studies done on it. It is so powerful in fact that now the medical community is on board with it and touting its effects. But did you know the most products sold with turmeric are basically useless? That is because not only are they not organic, but they do not contain a substance called pepperine. Pepperine is what activates the herb and makes it bioavailable. That means, the body can not use turmeric in its form unless it also has Pepperine alongside it. Isn't that fascinating? Pepperine is the herb that unlocks the door to Turmeric. So make sure that any kind of turmeric you are buying, also has pepperine with it, like BALANCE blend.