Gluten-Free Traveling Problems

Since becoming gluten-free we have noticed many changes. First up, we all see a difference in my son’s behavior and learning. We also experienced some weight loss and the feeling that we do not need caffeine all day. I remember I used to have so many cravings like chocolate and snacks; this is not the case anymore.

It is hard to find gluten-free products, though. You have to make sure that you identify what’s truly gluten-free. We have put together a list of favorite items that we buy weekly now. Sticking to real goods (meat, fruits, and vegetables) helps when shopping. We still enjoy snacks, so we have to be careful with what we purchase.

More importantly, it is hard to be gluten-free when you are traveling. We try to take trips as often as we can. Throw that diet away when you go places. Let’s see… people aren’t considerate at parties. You also have to find specific restaurants that cater to gluten-free eating and hope that they have good food.

When we came home from a recent visit, we noticed a significant difference. We had stomach aches and were bloated. You know, all the pains. We felt down and super tired. It took me about three full days before I got my food back on track.

What do you do when you go on trips? Do you take a lot of snacks with you and look at restaurants before you travel? We are starting to research more ahead of time since we haven’t had the best of luck. We do not use fast food when traveling and try to pack our own food. We also make sure we have our own kitchen area in the hotel so we can shop/bring gluten free items with us. There is so much more than going gluten free (bread).. so much more than it. 

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Easy Ways to Live a Healthy Life

I don’t know about you, but lately, we have been on a health kick. Meaning, we are trying to live a natural and healthy lifestyle. We have gone gluten-free (read why here). I have always loved the spa, massages, and super girly things. They REALLY do help. I have changed so much over the years since becoming an adult. We evolve and learn what is important.

Here are three easy ways to live a healthy life right now:

-Facial. I use Aveda Cream Cleanser. I do a facial once a month in their location, and then purchase the items that I need to take care of my skin at home. Skincare is just crucial for many different reasons.

Rock Salt Lamp. I got into a rock salt lamp kick last year (insert link), and they have been amazing. I recently went to an in-person rock salt cave. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I felt better both the day of and the day immediately following. You feel so relaxed and improved. It was better than a massage, and I LOVE massages.

-Diet. Your diet is vital; it goes along with the facial. You are what you eat, and if you do not eat healthily, your skin can be affected. I have cut out many foods., read more about our gluten free journey.

Don’t forget to add in some exercise as well. I like to switch it up whenever possible. Sometimes I choose Zumba, sometimes yoga. Changing workouts keeps my interest.

There are so many great ways to live a healthy life, and each person is going to be different. You have to find what you like and want to do.

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EAT BETTER, FEEL BETTER WITH HELLO-FRESH

 

Sticking to your resolution of living a healthier lifestyle this year just got a whole lot easier with fresh, easy to follow recipes from HelloFresh. Eating right doesn’t mean substituting nutrition for flavor; whether it’s Sweet-As-Honey Chicken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos, or Vibrant Veggie Skewers, HelloFresh has easy, delicious, and healthy meals perfect for the individual or family looking to eat better and feel better.

In addition to providing healthy choices, the HelloFresh culinary and sourcing teams search for the most environmentally friendly and sustainable ingredients for each and every one of their recipes. HelloFresh works with some of the best family-owned and operated suppliers in the country, like Del Ray Avocado in California and Sea to Table in New York. Whether it’s seafood, meat, or vegetables, you can rest assured knowing that your meal includes the highest-quality ingredients possible.

Signing up for HelloFresh is as simple as picking a plan that matches your dietary preferences (Veggie, Classic, or Family), selecting your meals (choose from 15 new recipes each week), and scheduling delivery (available 7 days/week). Their flexible subscription model even allows you to skip weeks, modify your plan, and change your weekly menu. Easy-to-follow recipes with clear nutritional info makes cooking for even the most inexperienced chef a breeze. And, because each meal kit contains pre-measured ingredients, you only use what you buy – no more overspending on ingredients at the grocery store that either go bad or wind up in the garbage.

Staying committed to a healthier lifestyle and eating better can be difficult, but HelloFresh is here to help. Say hello to easy, delicious, and healthy home cooking that’s actually fun with HelloFresh. Sign up for HelloFresh today and save $30 on your first box!

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JET.COM: WELLNESS, YOUR WAY

 

With Jet.com’s wide array of personal wellness products spanning from snacks to self-care, committing to a healthy lifestyle just got easier.

Here are a few of our favorite picks for a healthy mind, body, and soul.

Dang Coconut Chips

Sweeten up your yogurt or trail mix with Dang Coconut Chips. With only 3 ingredients and no preservatives, they are a great alternative to the starchy snacks you typically reach for.

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Smarty Pants Adult Complete Multivitamin 

You’ll feel like a kid again with these adult gummy vitamins. They’re packed with 14 essential nutrients, prebiotic fiber, and omega 3 fish oil to keep you feeling your absolute best.

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Better Homes & Gardens Etched Aztec Oil Diffuser & Oils Set

Turn off the outside world when you turn on this soothing oil diffuser. It humidifies the air and enhances your environment with aromatherapy and soothing color-changing lights.

 

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Why taking a Walk Without Your Cell Phone is a Must

Lately I haven’t been on my phone as much at least I don’t think so. It’s hard to get your mind and body away from it. I realized that my phone dies quicker now because I need a new one so this is good for me because I take breaks from it and don’t worry about it as much. 

I have started to take more walks especially with Antonio we love it a lot. So when we take walks I literally leave my phone at home. I don’t want to worry about responding to people or anything. Honestly at first I got major anxiety about this, but as time went on I was happy that I left it at home.

I want to enjoy the little hand holding my hand. I want to talk to Antonio and give him my un divided attention. I want to give him the world. When I take a walk I feel that I give him these things!! I can actually sit there and enjoy the things around me including my son.

No one will need you while you take a walk it will still be there when you get back. Facebook and instagram will be fine too without you… If they do need you they will leave a message and you will call them back. It’s that simple! I remember when I was a kid I didnt have any electronics like ever, and that is how I want Antonio to grow up. Of course he can have some electronics but I want him to be able to enjoy the outdoors like I did when I was little.

You can really enjoy the surroundings and realize how beautiful life and nature is! Try it! Make sure to try a different route when you get bored with your current one; explore the world around you and take note of it!

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