I Think I Got Carried Away…

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend (I know I did!). 🙂

Usually, Mondays are super rough for me. I typically have the hardest time coming off of a weekend, but today really surprised me. Instead of moping around with the Monday blues, I’ve had TONS of energy. Thank you, new diet.

In addition to feeling really good about starting a brand new week, I felt particularly inspired to try something new. What better way to experiment in life than in the kitchen?

Recently, I purchased a bag of frozen butternut squash. I wanted to turn it into a nice, velvety soup to accompany whatever protein I end up having for dinner this week. However, that isn’t exactly what ended up happening…

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Saying Hello To My New Diet

In the great words of Shakespeare’s Juliet, “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”

This week, I’ve said goodbye to many foods and drinks. Some were old favorites that I will surely miss, but most were items that I’ve been meaning to eliminate from my diet for quite awhile. 

As much as I’ve tried to avoid giving certain foods their pink slips, I have finally come to the conclusion that their dismissal is a critical, unavoidable step to creating the body I desire.

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Spilling The Tea: Will Ginger Tea Really Help Me Lose Weight?

While I actually love iced tea in all of its different flavors, hot tea has never been my favorite. Perhaps this is due to all of the times my mother thrust it upon me as a kid. 😝

Anytime I so much as sniffled or sneezed, here she’d come with a piping hot mug of black or green tea. Sometimes it’d have honey in it and other times it’d have lemon, but each and every time I was presented with hot tea, I wouldn’t want to drink it. 

As an adult, I’ve tried to expand my horizons and explore ways to enjoy tea more regularly. Upon investigating new and unique teas from around the world, I learned that many of them not only have interesting flavors, but are said to provide distinct health benefits as well. 

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