The Perfect Diet

It sounds so promising at first.

All I have to do is cut out carbs?  Restrict my calories?  Replace a meal with a smoothie?  Eat like a caveman?  Avoid meat?  Eat raw?  Eat “clean”?

We’re lured in by before and after images, by people who look like they’ve got it all figured out; a solution to all of our problems.

So you buy the book, the supplements, the groceries, and the promise being sold.

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Love Is

The past year has taught me a lot about love.

Love is not about fear, ego, or judgment.

It’s the guy who travels across the world and shows up on your doorstep with the hope that things just might work out.  It’s the friend who makes you feel like she’s the lucky one, even though she gave you her heart, home, and clothes off her back when you needed it.  It’s friends who listen to your crazy rants and make you feel like you have an important place in the world.  It’s family who takes you in without blinking.

Love is patient, kind and unconditional. It knows no distance. It is a reason to wake up in the morning, and the motivation to want to get up and do it all again a little better tomorrow.

Happy love day.  I don’t believe in commercial holidays, but I’ll be damned if I don’t believe in love.

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What I Ate Wednesday

If you’re like me you love seeing what people eat.

In honour of that notion, I’m doing a What I Ate Wednesday post. I haven’t done anything like this since my Grub Street style weekly eats, so thought it might be fun.

I’m constantly tweaking my diet to see what works best for me.  These days I like to eat several small meals throughout the day with a balance of macros to keep me humming.

My meal prep makes this a million times easier!

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