The countdown is now 75 days till our wedding, and there are still many things that need to be done. I don't officially start my new job until next Monday, so I will be working like crazy trying to get a lot of the little things done this week. This includes planning the invite design, addressing all of the invite envelopes, meeting with our reception coordinator for decoration and food plans, practicing more with our cake, making the party favors, planning the wedding pictures, and coordinating the wedding weekend itinerary. Wow, that's a lot of things when they're all listed out!
my version explained here) till I find the weight loss results I'm looking for, to continue to work on my food addictions and mental issues with overeating, and to continue to exercise regularly.
I have been having more green smoothies in the mornings in an effort to vamp up my greens intake for each day. Since my parents have a garden in the backyard with abundant kale, I have been mostly using kale for my smoothies along with some fruits we have on hand for sweetening. Here is my favorite combination of greens and fruit in a green smoothie:
- 2-3 cup packed dark greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, etc.)
- 1 cup berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, etc.)
- 1 1/2 cup alternative milk (almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk, etc.)
- 2 large frozen bananas
- 1 T ground flaxseeds
- Place all ingredients into the blender starting with the soft ingredients, and placing the frozen banana in last.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately or store in fridge to consume later that day.
The ingredients I used today for pictures are bolded in parentheses, so I used kale, blueberries, and almond milk. This recipe generally makes enough for me to have a full glass for breakfast and to give a smaller glass like the one pictured above to my mom as a snack. If you feel that this has too strong of "green" taste for you, just add more fruit as you would like to increase the sweetness. Believe me, if I first drank this before being a nutritarian for a while, it would be a bit of a shocking taste to me. Now, however, I love the slight bitter flavor of the greens with the sweet of the fruit. Yum!
I'd love to hear from my readers on a few topics, so feel free to answer one or all of my questions :)
Do you have any tips or reminders for me as we get closer to Kevin and my Wedding day? Is there anything that you enjoyed at your wedding that most people might not think of?
How do you do with overeating and food cravings? What do you do to stay on track?
For those of you who are going through the Eat to Live 6-week plan, how is it going for you? Have you seen great results yet? I'd love to hear some updates!