Detox Diaries v 2.0 – Wild Rose Recap, Part 2

WIld Rose Detox Recap

Here’s the recap of days five through eight of my second round of the Wild Rose D-Tox, a 12-day cleanse focused on ultra-clean eating and a team of herbal supplements. To see the other posts in this series, click HERE

Day 5: 7/15/16

I woke up down another pound! Though I got good sleep, I didn’t get enough of it. I woke up because SOMEONE’S alarm went off at the literal break of dawn and my body and brain were like lol, nope, you’re awake now. I felt tired for at least the first three hours of my day. I didn’t eat dinner until later last night, and I think that letting myself get hungry was a definite mistake. One of the perks of the Wild Rose diet is that I can eat virtually whenever I want, and I don’t have to limit myself in terms of portion size. When I wait until I’m HUNGRY to grab food, not only do I tend to over-eat, but I feel like it makes a serious dent in my motivation. (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. Entrepreneur introduced me to a new tool for goal setting this week, thanks to this piece on Google Goals. Love it.
  2. Oooh! Galore is exposing the truth about some popular healthy-but-not foods and they’re actually naming names. Scandalous!
  3. Feeling frazzled? CHAARG has some quick tips for improving your morning experience and making things feel less hectic!
  4. Shape and Happify joined forces for this feature on science-backed ways to boost your body confidence. A little extra body positivity never hurts!
  5. Finally, 11 women share their splurge-worthy purchases for their ‘problem skin’ in this The Financial Diet story.

xx,

Liza

Good Morning, Good Life: My Ideal Morning Routine

Ideal Morning Routine Recipe

This weekend, I received an email from Lauren of Lauren Lives Healthy that contained a blog post outlining her ideal morning routine, and I loved it! Getting a peek into bloggers’ day-to-day lives is always something I enjoy, and Lauren’s post didn’t disappoint. (Check it out HERE!) Her commentary on the topic not only served as inspiration for this post, but it also got me thinking about my own daily cadence, especially when it came to mornings. Our mornings have the power to the tone for the entire day. Seriously, starting things off on the right foot has a massive impact on how your day feels and goes, so creating a morning routine that really works for you is essential. It’s self-care, personal development, and just healthy, balanced living. While I can’t wake up to crashing waves, a giant platter of fresh-cut tropical fruit, and do yoga on a beach every morning, there are things that I’d like to do that would allow me to have a reasonably awesome daily experience. This is what my ideal morning would look like on an ideal day…the kind of day where I don’t need to work and also don’t  necessarily have anything specific planned, but I still want to feel productive and on track. These things definitely don’t happen each and every day, but I always feel better when they DO happen. It’s a routine that’s practical, but still indulgent. Completely ideal. Here’s my dreamy morning routine! (more…)

Detox Diaries v 2.0 – Wild Rose Recap, Part 1

Wild Rose Recap Pt 1

Here’s the recap of my first four days of my second round of the Wild Rose D-Tox, a 12-day cleanse focused on ultra-clean eating and a team of herbal supplements. To see the other posts in this series, click HERE

Day 1: 7/11/16

The daily protocol for the Wild Rose D-Tox includes a regimen of supplements–four pills + 40 liquid drops– that are taken twice daily, a recommended 1.5 – 2L of water, and a strict set of dietary guidelines that govern your food choices. Wild Rose suggests that 80% of your daily intake come from alkaline foods, and excludes the consumption of  dairy (except for butter!), white flour, and sugar, as well as some other items including vinegar, sweet and dried fruit/melons, peanuts, and all sweeteners.  (more…)

Cool Projects I Would TOTALLY Do If “I Had The Time” (aka if I were any good at DIY)

DIY Projects I would do if I were actually good at DIY

It’s weird…I like the idea of DIY more than I actually like doing projects. Like, I truly enjoy scrolling through Pinterest boards, reading tutorials, and watching DIY YouTube videos, but when it comes to putting things together, for the most part I am just nottt down. Aside from materials and a natural talent for crafting, these kinds of endeavors also require a lot something that I consider incredibly precious: time. So yeah–combine my total lack of skill for most things crafty and my obsession with good time management and you get an ever-growing bucket list of “someday” projects that I’ll probably never complete. BUT, if I DID have the time and skill, these are five DIYs I’d totally be doing.  (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. Refinery29 has a list of 30 tips for saving money at some of your favorite storesWhole Foods, Sephora, and Starbucks included.
  2. I just started following Hustle + Grind on Twitter after binge reading a bunch of their articles…especially into this piece that breaks down a critical method for forging your personal path to success.
  3. Are these mermaid-inspired scale tights  super cool or disgusting? Unclear.
  4. More fashion: Fast Company covers the death of the traditional bra and the rise of the sports bra/bralette. Turns out, millennials value comfort over everything! (Well, comfort, functionality, and perfect styling, but still.)
  5. Finally, if you’re from the midwest, you should totally plan a road trip to visit a local pizza farm this summer. (And yeah–you read that right: PIZZA FARM.)

xx,

Liza