Since it is Friday (Happy Halloween Everyone!) I am going to share a few things that are making me happy this week.
I used to do yoga each and every week when I was in university with my roommate. We would go to hot yoga once a week and it was our time to unwind from a busy week. Before and after the class we were usually rushing around, but during the class was pure peace and relaxation.
I have been reading lots about yoga and I decided to try and get back into it! So far I have done 12-30 minutes each day. I love this YouTube channel, and I enjoy the flow versions, more things focused on strength and flexibility. This one is my favourite so far!
2. Teeccino Herbal Coffee
I just got this and it is so good! I am looking to reduce my coffee intake and I truly love the taste and that is what I have been missing! I have tried other "coffee" teas and was dissatisfied, this herbal coffee is so yummy!!
3. Library Books
I decided a few weeks back that I was going to get a library card and start reading books! As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist there are so many questions, so I began exploring books to offer me some insight and see what the most popular diet related books were telling people. I decided however that I wasn’t going to spend money on a book that was not being used as a life long resource. So far I have read 4 books and I have a massive “to read” list with lots of good things coming.
3. Being Mindful
I have been striving for mindfulness with eating and finally saw some success last night. I have been working hard to truly enjoy my foods, avoid eating with the TV and assessing my hunger on many different levels. The book has been really helpful but I must admit it is a bit overwhelming, so I just read a little bit each day, I don’t want to bite off more then I can chew (ha!). I am really enjoying all of the exercises talked about throughout the book, it gives me a better understanding of how to actually practice mindfulness.
4. Food Scores
The Environmental Working Group released food Scores recently, they are designed to help you “rate your plate.” I am still exploring the site to see how they are assessing things, but it seems like a step in the right direction! I really enjoy Skin Deep by the EWG, so I think this is a great program and filled with lots of information. I love that they rate things on nutrition (questionable in my opinion for far), ingredients (this one is great!) and processing. This way you can put priority where you want, they even mention things associated with cancer and rate organic highly. I like things that out big companies using bad ingredients or processing methods, people have a right to know!
That is all for this week!
What are you loving this week?
Amanda is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist out of Southwest Middlesex, and London ON. She works with clients to help them achieve their health and wellness goals!
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