Am I right? Look, it’s not that I don’t care about how I look. I do. I really do. I just don’t care how I look to anyone else. There’s a lot of freedom in that. I can’t count the number of times that people have reached out to me about not losing weight fast enough, or the scale being stalled, or any iteration of that sentiment. To which I always reply with “But how do you feel though?” Wellness is not synonymous with weight loss. Health is not a direct correlation to a number on a scale. There is so much more to the puzzle. Over the last couple of years I have had a real mindset shift. I went from operating from a place where a certain aesthetic was the overall goal, to operating from a place of just wanting to feel good. To a place where vitality and longevity were my goals, and not a pant size. Where feeding my body nutrient dense, real foods is more important than hitting specific macros. I’ve become almost obsessed with figuring out exactly what my body wants and needs to thrive and run optimally. What it needs to feel good! When you continually operate at a 5, you have no idea what it feels like to run at a 10. Sometimes you don’t know how bad you feel, until you get a taste of feeling good. I haven’t weighed myself since July and I have no idea what that number would say if I stepped on the scale. But I can tell you how I feel. I feel good! I can tell you that I know I’m headed in the exact right direction without a number dictating that. I can also tell you that when you start chasing the feeling, the look will follow anyway. It’s just a lot more peaceful process. I used to work out and eat healthy because I hated my body and wanted to change it. Now I do those things because I love my body and want to honor it. The end result will still be the same, so why not approach this whole wellness game from a place of love and feeling good?
Jon and I recently traveled to Temecula wine country and we had such an amazing time. I just posted a full recap of our trip, showing you all the best places to visit and how to keep it Keto while traveling. There is a link in my profile to read the recap and see everything that we did and everything that we ATE! Basically it’s like a love letter to food!
It’s the perfect day for chili!! I’m whipping up a batch of my Slow Cooker Kickin’ Chili on the stovetop today. Check it out in my stories. And if you want to make a batch also, there is a link to the recipe in my profile.
When reality doesn’t need filtering... Geez we are being blessed with amazing weather this week here in the upper left USA. Can we just permanently live with blue skies and fall foliage please? #kthanksbye
Keeping it super simple, but super delicious! Crispy pork belly, avocado with bagel seasoning, and salad with dairy free ranch and pickled red onions. And Prin girl in the background for added sweetness. The recipes for the ranch, bagel seasoning and pickled onions are all on my site. Click the link in my profile and scroll down and you will see them.
🎼 On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... 🎶 I know, I know, before you tell me I am rushing the holidays, hear me out!! I am partnering with @heritagedistilling, a local Washington company to share these fun Spirit Advent Calendars with you. These aren’t the chocolatey treat filled advent calendars of your childhood, these are a fun grown up version. I am sharing about them early because they are limited edition and when they are gone, they are gone. One of the most common questions I get asked is about incorporating alcohol into a low carb lifestyle. In fact, I got asked about it so much that I wrote an entire book dedicated to the subject - Keto Happy Hour. This is such a fun gift idea for the low carb spirit lover in your life. Pair it with my book and you have about 50 new ideas for low carb cocktails. Heritage is offering a $10 OFF discount code to all PLLC readers. There is a link in my profile with the code to check out the advent calendars. CHEERS!!! Also, check out my stories to see this advent calendar in action.
I feel like an avocado this perfect must be good luck! It’s time to buy a lottery ticket.
Breakfast / Lunch of champions! The Buttery Herbed Eggs from @craveableketo, half an avocado with Everything Bagel Seasoning (also in the book), sausage, and spicy garlic kraut from @olykraut. I got it at @fredmeyerstores and it is GOOD! It’s also a local Washington company, so YAY for supporting local companies.