How FLO living saves you money and time while ensuring your hormone health!
Many women come to me believing that eating right and eating well is too expensive for their budget and way too time-consuming. We have been seduced into thinking stocking up on pre-packaged foods and frozen dinners or eating fast food actually saves us money as well as time.
But here at FLO Living we cook once on Sunday and maybe once if needed on Thursday.
And what we cook can cut your grocery bill in half.
How does that work?
I KEEP IT SIMPLE.
I would LOVE to get all cheffy in the kitchen more often – I’m a great cook, BUT, I’ve got a 3 month old, a business to run, and a body to care for – so for me, I don’t go nuts with recipes.
I just boil, bake, or saute and that’s that! I find that taking the pressure of perfection off makes it much more enjoyable for me to cook and ensures that I do in fact get the cooking handled for the week.
Here’s what fed me and my family this week (well, the baby got breastmilk, and that’s free!):
Quinoa – I cooked enough (2 cups dry) at the weekend to last through the week.
Tuscan kale, swiss chard, cilantro saute – two heads of the kale and chard and one of cilanto lasted us the whole week.
Salmon fillets with sweet potatoes – I roasted these together and made several meals at once.
I always keep a dozen eggs in the fridge for making scramble for breakfast.
I also always have oatmeal on hand, which I mix with cinnamon, sunflower seeds and apple sauce.
Plus avocados and Garden of Life Black Rice Bread for my favorite Avo Toast snack.
And OF COURSE, dark chocolate – my favorite (and though it’s probably not true, it feels like I’ve sampled ALL the chocolate brands out there) is Endangered Species 72% dark chocolate.
Invest in you
The dollars invested in my weekly diet are a deductible against my long term health costs.
Think back to last year and how many days you had to take off for doctor’s visits and cramps due on your hormone imbalances. Not to mention the decreased immunity that comes with adrenal fatigue creating regular sick days.
Having spent a long time suffering with poor health myself, I know this all too well.
You might now be seeing your mother struggling with health issues, medical bills piling up – health issues that are rooted in a lifetime of unhealthy eating and unresolved hormone imbalances.
Thanks to the findings of the BioCycle Study from the NIH, we know that unresolved PMS and other period issues in your 20s and 30s, increase your risk for serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer post-menopausally.
Or we’re spending money on products that promise to cure or hide our acne and expensive monthly facials.
We’re hoarding products we hope will make our hair thicker and glossier or shelling out on waxing treatments to get rid of the excess hair we don’t want.
We’re shelling out thousands of dollars to make our cramps go away, get our sex drive back, lose weight, or get pregnant.
And then chronic colds and flu are keeping us out of work and making us fall behind with our career plan.
I know all this because I’ve been there, done that.
If I’d continued another decade that way, there is no way I could have hoped to give birth at 38 without the help of IVF, which is extremely expensive and entirely unhealthy.
How do I do it?
I’m not only a functional nutritionist, I’m also a coach and I can tell you that the secret to staying in the FLO comes from a key mindset shift.
In fact, this shift has been researched by major universities and they have found that this is the one key to having your life turn out optimally.
Here’s the secret shift:
If you can overcome your tendency to focus on present, immediate pleasures (like having those cupcakes) and instead delay your gratification and in fact find pleasure in new healthy behaviors (like eating dark chocolate squares instead), you will be setting yourself up, ironically enough, for more short term AND long term good health!
Once you make this change and concentrate on overall quality of life, your whole future will be better for it, as will your family’s.
It will save you money, save you time AND save your present and future health and that of everyone that you care for – budgeting for hormonal health never looked so good!
And, good things come in threes, so:
I want to hear from you!
First: Tell me what you’re going to try from my prescription above and why.
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Need more Hormone Help?
If you’re needing some health upgrading, it’s time you started you looking into what’s going on with your hormones.
I’ve designed a quiz to help you understand exactly what’s out of whack and how you can start getting back to balance so that your hormones no longer have to suffer.