Are you literally ALWAYS hungry?

  1. Eat enough greens/minerals: I’ve talked about this a lot but you would be surprised how much volume and how filling veggies can be. Plus, mineral rich foods can be really filling for a low calorie count. Not to mention minerals are SO good for you!:)
  2. Eat enough fiber: Fiber is very filling that’s why oatmeal is going to more filling than snickers or oat bran is more filling than oatmeal. Try increasing your fiber slowly and see how you feel.
  3. Sugar Balance: Eating to much sugary foods (even fruits) can make you crave more sugar but on the other token if you don’t eat enough sugar in your diet it can lead to lots of cravings. So just take a glance at your intake now and evaluate:)
  4. Is your diet working for you?: Sometimes to find a diet that fits with your taste buds and lifestyle choices you have to experiment. Do you like your food? Are you eating too much or too little? So many factors to look at, which is why there are like a million different diets out there.
  5. Intermittent Fasting: If you don’t have a history of food issues you can try intermittent fasting. It’s definitely not for everyone but it shortens your eating time but it allows you to eat more just in a shorter time.
  6. Cravings: Are you really craving certain foods. Maybe you need to just give in. Sometimes having that cookie or whatever it is will satisfy in a way no other food can. On the other hand is there a substitute you can make. Acknowledging your hunger and cravings will really help your satisfaction:)
  7. Not a Good Balance of Macros: If you eat to much or to little of something this can drastically affect your hunger. Try switching around the types of foods you are eating and see if that helps (i.e. more/less protein, more/less carbs, etc.).
  8. Calorie Restricting: If you don’t eat enough or set goals that are to tough right now you really can set yourself up for insatiable hunger or binges later on.
  9. Healthy Weight: If you aren’t at a healthy weight your body may increase your hunger drive to protect you and bring you back into balance. Being at healthy weight, especially as a female, is very important.
Beauty Detox Power by Kimberly Snyder is a great book if this topic interests you!     Beauty Detox
I hope this helps! I know first hand how tough this can be and these tips helped me. I was just coming out of being very sick and underweight and couldn’t get full no matter how much I had.
Emotions can also play a huge roll in this so I will do a follow up post on that:)
Have a GREAT day!
<3: Aubrey
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How to Not Feel Restricted on a Healthy Lifestlye. 

I talked about how to make a diet your own here and today I wanted to follow it up with tips on how to not feel restricted on a healthy lifestyle.

When you follow a specific boring plan it can definitely feel restricting. Some people fall off and now some people go it IIFYM which is okay, but some people don’t want to eat processed foods and then counting macros becomes a lot of work. That is where, hopefully, some of these tips come in to help out:

1. Add Super foods: You’d be amazed at the difference this can make it making your healthy lifestyle more fun. The only thing is only if super foods are in your budget at the moment, you can get good deals though. It can easily transform your berry smoothie into acai bowl or your normal apple at lunch to a handful of delicious mulberries. I love doing this with my diet all the time.

2. Add Toppings: Instead of drinking your green drink put it in a bowl and add coconut flour, coconut shreds, and dried fruit. BOOM! If your doing a “boring” salad every day add toppings or make your dressing. It really makes it all so much better.

3. (Sweet tooth People) Don’t be afraid to make your meals dessert. Instead of having tofu and broccoli, make a tofu chocolate pudding with cucumber slices for dipping or instead of a salad with a tomato based dressing make your salad with greens, dried and fresh fruit with a mango based dressing.

4. (Savory People) Keep spices on hand. Take your steamed veggies add nutritional yeast, garlic, and real salt. Bam, pizza veggies. Instead of fruit based smoothies, make creamy veggie soups like cucumber avocado soup or tomato soup with hemp seeds and chia seeds.

5. Make Subsitutes: You can google and find a substitute for anything. Banana ice cream vs. Regular Ice cream, Mulberry Blueberry vs. Regular cereal, and so on. So many great ideas.

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I hope this helps you stay on your journey!
Be kind to yourselves,

❤ Aubrey

7 Breakfast Ideas with Veggies! (Vegan too!) ❤️

This should be a fun post! 😀

Here are ten ways to get a breakfast that is delicious and has vegetables!

1. Tofu scramble: sauté sprouted tofu of the new hemp tofu with coconut oil and tumeric. Once you get that going add spinach, peppers, tomatoes. Lastly add sea salt, get a side of fruit and bam!

2. Green Smoothie: Use the frozen zucchini trick I use in this post and make a green smoothie. I mean who doesn’t love smoothies?!

3. Breakfast Salad: Yep. It seems weird at first but replicate the flavors you use at breakfast and make a salad. For instance… try sweet potato/spring mix/maple syrup or chopped citrus/avocado/sunflower seeds/spinach.      veggiessss

4. Zoats

5. Breakfast Collard Wraps: Take a de-stemmed collard leaf and put two tablespoons of nut butter. Finally, put a banana with cinnamon and wrap it up. Yum.

6.Cauliflower porridge: This sounds weird too, but it’s like a breakfast take on cauliflower mash. Take a head of cauliflower and steam it. Then, add it to a food processor. When it is all nice and mashed up and hot add raisins, sweetener of choice, nut milk, and pecans. SOO good.

7. Avocado Toast: Take two slices of ezekiel bread and toast it. Add avocado and romaine or kale leaves to the toast. Finally, drizzle in a olive oil/stevia/sea salt dressing. Serve with a side of fruit to balance out the flavors. SO good!

I hope this gave you some great breakfast ideas!

Share this so people can see how to get their breakfast veggies in and comment below when you did. If I get 50 likes on this post I’ll do a giveaway:D 

<3~ Aubrey

10 Tips for IBS

Someone on my instagram was talking about their struggle with IBS and I wanted to give my top ten tips to help. 

There is two types IBS-D(diarrhea) and IBS-C (constipation). So I will be making those differences for each point. This post will be similar to my post on gastropersis but I wanted to give it its own post. 

1. Watch your stress levels around food! IBS is largely triggered by stress, so stressing over what/how/when you should eat will make it largely worse. Practice praying before a meal, light a candle, listen to music, if you’re eating a food you think is “off plan” “unhealthy” or “to high calorie” then find the benefits of that food and use it as an affirmation of sorts. 

2. Avoid dairy best you can. If you can’t for any which reason, try using Bulgarian yogurt or Kiefer (both have a lot of probiotics). 

3. Take a probiotic. This is honestly the best thing. You can add raw sauerkraut too. The best one is a strain know as Saccharonyces Boullardii which goes straight to our small intestine which is where 95% of digestion takes place.  

4. For IBS-D try adding carob to your diet. It helps regulate digestion. 

5. For IBS-C try adding health force movement formula. It works.  Follow the instructions. This is great at all times but especially during a flare.  

6. Avoid artificial sweetners!!! Eat the real food. 

7. Try add raw honey/apple cider vinegar/dash cayenne tonics to your day. 

8. This comes from Chinese medicine, try chewing fennel seeds before your meals. I know this tastes bad but it helps. 

9. Drink enough water throughout the day! Don’t chug but make sure your getting enough. Set goals and add a little more everyday. If you hate water try flavoring it.  

10. Lastly see a GI specialist and make sure it’s not something more severe. This is so important and worth the money.  They can give you more tips too based on your unique situation.  

I sincerely hope these help. 

❤️~Aubrey

Top 5 Protein Powders in my book. 📙

Here are my favorite protein powders. I’ve touched on this but I wanted to make a post that had it all laid out:)! Also, I added some non-vegan one’s for my people who aren’t on their plant based journey:) 

1. My favorite is Garden of Life. Most people hate this brand though because of the texture but I Loveee the texture. It’s gritty and is very filling. It’s hard for me to get full so using their protien or raw meal has been immensely helpful. Also, the flavor a are very strong. Bonus. 

2.  Health force Elite Green Protein. This protein does not taste good I’m warning you now. It would have to be in a smoothie, but it’s made strictly from vegetables and has a tonnnn of health benefits outside of the protein. It features chlorella, spirualina, milk thistle and more. No pea, hemp, whey or anything like that. It’s fantastic!

3. Vega One. I love this one because it is filled with superfoods! 

4. Sproutein. It is raw, filled with unique ingridients and tastes AMAZING!

5. Neo Cell. This one is not vegan so I have not tried it. However, it ha collagen and is filled with natural whey. Collagen is really good for the skin and I like the ingridients . 

You can get any of these on pureformulas and get a discount and free shipping with code RQANXY. 

What are your favorites? 🍍✌🏼️

❤️~Aubrey 

Superbowl Snacks

Hey guys, today I heard someone talking about how bad they are going to cheat today because they “can’t” not eat fun foods at the superbowl.                                             superbowl

So I thought I’d post some fun and healthy snack ideas!

1. Veggies and Guacamole: Full on healthy monounsaturated fats and alkaline veggies. Let’s be real, who doesn’t LOVE guacamole. This snack is all raw too!

2. Dates stuffed with coconut oil. Such a fun sweet treat!

3. Cauliflower Popcorn: Chop cauliflower coat with cold pressed olive oil and nutritional yeast. Tastes just like popcorn.

4. Nori rolls. Stuff nori with avocado, sprouts, and sliced carrots. Cut for people to munch on.

5. Lucy’s cookies. Not exactly healthy, but who doesn’t want clean cookies at their party:)

6. Chopped vegan protein bars with toothpicks on the top.

7. GIANT salad with almonds, dried cranberries, and avocado. Have a side of serving bowls.

I hope this gives you guys some great ideas, and enjoy yourselves today!!!