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10-Day Reboot: Catherine’s Day 1

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Getting my "outside time" in as much as possible -- a great excuse was enjoying the sunset, distraction-free!

Getting my “outside time” in as much as possible — a great excuse was enjoying the sunset, distraction-free!

by Catherine Sanderson

by Catherine Sanderson

Morning lemon water with no phone distractions -- so nice!

Morning lemon water with no phone distractions — so nice!

With my pregnancy, I told myself I was going to eat as clean as possible, not just for me, but of course for the benefit of the little human inside me. Well… I did great during my first trimester, but the second trimester has come with the craziest sweet tooth, and unfortunately I completely fell off the wagon and have been eating sweets like crazy! And with all I know about health and nutrition, I know that just can’t be good.  So, needless to say, I was really excited for the Reboot to start to get back on track and have a fresh start of cleaner eating for my pregnancy and to balance my healthy habits during such an important time in my, and my future baby’s health.

Snack & work time: apples (with the seeds!) and natural, unsweetened, organic peanut butter

Snack & work time: apples (with the seeds!) and natural, unsweetened, organic peanut butter (I made sure to bring this with me b/c I knew I wouldn’t be able to find it in the stores in Port A)

It turned out that day 1 of the Reboot for me was over my family’s long weekend beach trip to Port Aransas.  “Cleansing” on vacation has looked a little different than it would at home, but it’s always good to figure out that you can make it work no matter where you are!

Aspect of the Re-boot I’m enjoying the most:
So far, I’m liking most what the technology turn-off and break from social media are doing for me. Waking up knowing that my only option was to get ready for the day, make my lemon water and sit outside and stare at the ocean for 15 minutes as opposed to checking emails or scanning Instagram on my phone was so freeing! I found myself really soaking in the relaxing moments a lot more than I would have if I knew I could look at my friends’ and family’s pictures any time I’m sitting down.

Breakfast: scrambled eggs, avocado & tomatoes -- all with some olive oil & salt & pepper

Breakfast: scrambled eggs, avocado & tomatoes — all with some olive oil & salt & pepper

Also, it was great at night excusing myself from the TV watching (we were just watching whatever was on) to go read for 30 minutes before falling asleep. It was a great, relaxing way to cap off my night and get ready for bed.

I’ve also found the journaling to be a great system for accountability for mindless snacking, knowing I’ll have to write everything down that I eat. It’s also made me pay more attention and ask myself how I felt all day and how I feel first thing when I wake up. I’m excited to see those things  change over the course of the Reboot!

It was helpful to have the journal out on the table staring at me all day, keeping me accountable

It was really helpful to have the journal out on the table staring at me all day, keeping me accountable

Through the food journaling, I also realized that I naturally reach for and eat a lot more fruit throughout the day, and not so many vegetables. So, I’m going to make it a goal over the 10 days to flip that ratio & make my journal each day filled with more veggies than fruits!

It’s not easy, but I am feeling newly empowered. I’m realizing that getting back on track just takes some willpower and knowing you’re trying hard alongside a group of friends!

My dessert vs. everyone else's: Cranberry ACV "Cocktail" vs. Nestle cookies. The cookie smell was taunting me!

My vacation dessert vs. everyone else’s: Cranberry ACV “Cocktail” vs. Nestle cookies. The fresh-baked cookie smell was taunting me! But the cocktail felt  surprisingly like a treat and curbed the craving

Exercise time: dragged the husband along for a 30-minute beach walk :)

Exercise time: I dragged the husband along for a 30-minute beach walk 🙂 Not a bad way to fit it in, but this will obviously change when I’m back home!

10-Day Reboot: Neissa’s Day 10

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By Neissa Springmann

Day 10:

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Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars by OhSheGlows.com. Very satisfying and filling!

What aspect are you enjoying the most about the Re-Boot? Over the past ten days I have enjoyed many things, including:  making myself more of a priority, eating a hearty breakfast, taking the time to think about what I’m putting in my mouth, having food boundaries, getting at least seven hours of sleep each night, hydrating, trying new recipes and most importantly, feeling great!  Oh, and in the spirit of self-care, I thoroughly enjoyed my facial and massage last Friday at Mecca and I got short haircut too.  For sure my hair needed a re-boot!

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5-Minute Gluten-Free Oatmeal Power Bowl by OhSheGlows.com. This is very hardy breakfast!

black bean brownies

Black Bean Brownie Recipe by HEB Primo Picks: Gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free and they are DELICIOUS! You would never know they are sooo healthy! The baking powder has corn starch in it but beyond the one tsp, there’s no corn either. Besides the honey and the sprinkle of chocolate chips, there is no added sugar. The kids love them! I made them last night so I could enjoy them today, post re-boot, and I love them too!

What aspect are you finding the most difficult: Skin brushing and taking an Epsom salt bath.  I failed at making the skin brushing a priority and aside from one Epsom Salt bath, I never carved out the time, which is so sad!

Quality of sleep: Aside from randomly waking up every night around 2:30 a.m.,  my sleep has been great and I feel very well rested when I wake up.

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Detox Salad by Whole Foods and OhSheGlows.com The recipe makes a ton and I’ve eaten it throughout the week. I added salmon and avocado for high-quality protein and fat.

Energy level and mood during the day:  Excellent!  Prior to the Re-Boot I was experiencing more stress than normal, was was emotional than normal and feeling blue, but since the Re-Boot I’ve not experience the stress that I was experiencing and I am uplifted and cheery, like my normal self.

Are you having any specific cravings:  Really, I haven’t, which is shocking.  Initially I craved my after-dinner chocolate, but that has subsided.

Other observations related to this experience:  Slowing down, getting good sleep, proper hydration and eating high-quality foods is vitally important and can take care of so many “issues”.  And, not snacking on my kids snacks makes a big difference.

Tips or tricks that are working for you:  Planning, going to the grocery store and having prepared foods throughout the week was the game changer for me.  And, not having any caffeine in the house!

10-Day Reboot: Molly’s Day 9

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by Molly Daniels

by Molly Daniels

What aspect are you enjoying the most and why?
Knowing that I am only putting fresh and pure foods into my body makes me feel clean and clear-minded. I have felt this very same way all three times I’ve done the Re-boot!

What aspect are you finding most difficult?
Being prepared is the hardest part. I do not enjoy going to the grocery store, and I also do not enjoy cooking. I usually throw things together for lunch and dinner (or my husband cooks a lot!), but I know that I need to be more mindful during these ten days. I am proud to say I did cook both Sunday and Monday night — hooray!

I made a big pot of veggie chili on Sunday night to have for the week! It's Emeril's recipe...very easy and delicious! (The recipe calls for corn, but I left it out.)

I made a big pot of veggie chili on Sunday night to have for the week. It’s Emeril’s recipe…very easy and delicious! (The recipe calls for corn, but I left it out.)

Quality of sleep?
GREAT! Sleep is never an issue for me. I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow and sleep through the night until my alarm goes off or my body naturally wakes up. I’ve been that way my whole life.

Energy level and mood during the day?
I am a morning person and always have been. I have great energy from 6am – 1pm, and I usually get very sleepy around 2:00pm. (I am a huge proponent of afternoon naps on the weekends!) I have noticed throughout the last week that as long as I hydrate well during those “sleepy hours,” I can push through my slump.

How has your mood been?
I’ve been in a wonderful mood! I feel healthy and strong, and I get to be around the most amazing women day in and day out….you can’t beat that!

Working out at Mount Bonnell in the rain with these 4 amazing friends!

Working out at Mount Bonnell in the rain with these 4 amazing friends

Are you having any specific cravings?
YES – Mexican food!! To better explain why, first of all, I do not have a sense of smell (Can I taste? Yes! But probably not as good as you.), so I do not like nor do I crave sweets at all. I LOVE and crave chips and salsa!! I don’t go to Mexican restaurants to eat cheesy foods….it’s honestly the easiest type of food for me to eat because I am a vegetarian. I love black beans, avocado/guacamole, rice and corn tortillas! I’ve been known to only order side dishes and be very happy! I will be honest and say I’ve had a slip-up with the chips (they are so hard for me to resist!), but I’ve said no to the corn tortillas staring me in the face in my pantry.

Other observations related to this experience?
I actually enjoy the 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar in the mornings! I’m not sure why I don’t continue with that once the ten days is over, but I am going to try my best to this time!

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My apple cider vinegar with water every morning

Tips or tricks that are working for you?
I made sure to purchase my crunchy gluten-free snacks (almonds, nut thins with hummus, and vegetable chips) so that they are always on hand and so that I wouldn’t reach for my husband’s corn chips. I’ve also recently found these new lentil crackers with sea salt at Central Market…they are delicious!

10-Day Reboot: Laura’s Day 8

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by Laura Caskey

by Laura Caskey

What aspect of the Re-boot are you enjoying the most and why?
I enjoy trying new foods outside my normal comfort go-to foods. Some of my favorites have been making beet & sweet potato “chips”, almond butter on celery and sliced apples sprinkled with Penzeys cake spice and walnuts. I feel better eating these instead of the normal chips.

Breakfast was gluten-free oatmeal cooked with apple, cake spice, walnuts, a date & blueberries. And the yummy hot lemon water.

Breakfast was gluten-free oatmeal cooked with apple, cake spice, walnuts, a date & blueberries. And the yummy hot lemon water.

What aspect of the Re-boot are you finding the most difficult and why?
Passing up sweets. Also this past week I was out of town most of the week, so planning to have good choices with me took extra time. It was great that each of the cities I was in had a Whole Foods so I was able to pop in to get a few things to make it work for me.

Quality of last night’s sleep/how did you feel when you woke up?
I finally had time to take a lavender Epsom salt bath last night and went to sleep easily. I did wake after 6 hours, but that is actually good for me. I felt rested when I woke up.

My morning snack of apple with Penzeys cake spice & almond butter

My morning snack of apple with Penzeys cake spice & almond butter

Are you having any specific cravings?
My cravings are cheesy Mexican food & a rich gooey dessert and a hot fudge Sunday from Amy’s ice cream. And maybe a chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting or a galaxy bar from Food Food.

How was your energy level throughout the day?
My energy level has been great. All the healthy choices really make me feel better. I think some of the foods we are avoiding really do slow me down and my body feels better without them. If I could just get my brain to buy into that I’d feel better all the time!

Lunch: sliced turkey with horseradish, purple cabbage, red onion, radishes, arugula, cucumber & any other vegetable I have, rolled up

Lunch: sliced turkey with horseradish, purple cabbage, red onion, radishes, arugula, cucumber & any other vegetable I have, rolled up

Any other observations?
When I plan ahead I feel much better making healthy choices. This reboot seems easier probably because I have continued the daily apple cider vinegar and the lemon water since the last reboot. And I already knew several of the foods I had enjoyed in the last reboot. Last time I made the brownie bites from our booklet substituting almond flavoring for the peppermint and really like them.

For dinner I made the Green Turkey Chili from the booklet. It was yummy and Stan liked it too. And I have plenty for dinner tomorrow.

For dinner I made the Green Turkey Chili from the booklet. It was yummy and Stan liked it too. And I have plenty for dinner tomorrow.

Any tips or tricks you’d like to share with other Re-Booters?
Tips that work for me are keeping lots of ready-to-eat crunchy vegetables and fruits on hand. I had not bought much in the way of organic prior to the Fall reboot, and I was surprised how much better organic vegetables & fruits taste. I have snacks in bags and ready to go, even taking them on the plane to avoid the chex mix, peanuts, etc. I also took a sliced lemon to add to hot water to avoid the wine.

10-Day Reboot: Kathy’s Day 3

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by Kathy Huffaker

by Kathy Huffaker

Day 3: Best one yet!

Aspect of the Re-Boot I’m enjoying the most?  I really enjoy the sense of focus that the Re-Boot brings me. I’m focused not only on what I put in my mouth but my exercise, my sleep and general self-care with the body scrubbing and the Epsom salt baths.

The lemon and apple cider vinegar go down easier in a little passion tea!

The lemon and apple cider vinegar go down easier in a little passion tea!

Aspect of the Re-Boot I’m finding the most difficult?  I think the hardest part for me is waking up to the thought of warm lemon water instead of hot coffee with cream!

Quality of last night’s sleep?  My first night’s sleep on the Re-Boot was so short and not very satisfying. However, last night I slept well and woke up refreshed. I think it’s because I made a concerted effort to go to bed earlier and turn off the technology.

Breakfast of Paleo pumpkin muffin and 5 minute Oatmeal Power Bowl (1/2 recipe) with blackberries

Breakfast of Paleo pumpkin muffin and 5 minute Oatmeal Power Bowl (1/2 recipe) with blackberries

Energy level and mood during the day?  Today I felt energized and happy, until I took an Epsom salt bath in the late afternoon. All my energy was gone! Luckily, I was able to just lay down for a few minutes! From now on I will take my baths before bed.

Cravings? As always, I crave sugar! But I have learned from past Re-Boots to be prepared with things like the Peppermint Brownie Bites (from the recipes), dates and flavored dried plums to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Lunch of this wonderful salad from Trader Joes

Lunch of this wonderful salad from Trader Joe’s

Tips that help me: I make a batch of the Detox salad (it makes a ton so share half with a friend!) and Paleo Pumpkin Muffins to have on hand for quick breakfast, snack or lunch when I’m too busy to prepare a whole meal. Both are very satisfying! Being prepared keeps me on track.

Butterflied Herb Chicken Breast, Crispy Mashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli and roasted vegetables for dinner. Even my boys liked these recipes!

Butterflied Herb Chicken Breast, Crispy Mashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli and roasted vegetables for dinner. Even my boys liked these recipes!

10-Day Reboot: Ali’s Day 2

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by Ali Marlin

by Ali Marlin

Breakfast

Breakfast

Aspect of the Re-Boot I’m enjoying the most? I love all the new recipes and feeling good about everything I eat.

Aspect of the Re-Boot I’m finding the most difficult?  I’d have to say the most difficult thing so far is not being able to just grab something and go. I’m having to get used to fixing meals rather than rushing out the door with a Kind Bar.

Quality of previous night’s sleep?  I slept great last night and actually do feel refreshed!

lunch

lunch

Cravings: Well, I always crave Chick-Fil-A, so those haven’t stopped quite yet. Of course, walking on campus where every other person has Chick-Fil-A bags in their hands doesn’t help, but I just take a gulp of our cranberry cocktail and move on. I’ve been surprised with my lack of cravings late at night which I used to have frequently, especially staying up late to study — but I haven’t had any the past couple nights!

Energy level throughout the day? My energy today (Tuesday) has been much better all day, where yesterday by 5:00 I was exhausted.

Smoothie snack

Smoothie snack

Mood? I’ve been in a great mood, but I think that is mostly because I’m excited for the rest of the reboot! I haven’t noticed any mood swings.

bath time!

bath time!

Any other observations? The body scrubbing was a little painful, but I’m sure my body will get used to that! Finding 30 minutes for an Epsom salt bath is definitely a struggle, but I did get to have one today and of course added lots of bubbles — yay!

unnamed-82unnamed-81Tips/Tricks: I tried my Apple Cider Vinegar in my lemon water today and that was much easier for me to drink.  For the cranberry cocktail, I put half in my 32 oz. Nalgene water bottle and try to finish it before lunch (and drink it during lunch) and then refill it to drink the other 32 oz. in the afternoon/evening.

Meals:

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dinner

  • I made the avocado and egg bowl for breakfast this morning for my roommate and myself. it wasn’t as pretty as planned, but it tasted delicious! I couldn’t bare to throw away the extra avocado so I put that and an egg in a muffin tin!
  • For lunch I had baked chicken, brown rice and strawberries.
  • For dinner I had the Thai beef stew from our cookbook, YUM!
  • And for snacks I had almonds, as well as a berry, almond milk and spinach smoothie!

I’m going to get the ingredients for stuffed sweet potatoes tomorrow, can’t wait to try them!

~ Ali

10-Day Body Re-boot: Neissa’s Day 1

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by Neissa

by Neissa

On Sunday, I made a big pot of brown beans, brown rice and purchased a few rotisserie chickens. This has made it really easy to create a Chipotle style bowl. I throw some avocado and hot sauce on it and it’s very satisfying and filling. If I had salsa I’d put that on it as well.

I also love our “Wanna Be Wondershozen” smoothie recipe in our Re-boot Booklet.  It’s delicious and extremely filling. It’s great as a meal replacement for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it allows me to get plenty of protein, two whole cups of spinach and great omegas and fiber (I get my hemp protein powder from Whole Foods).IMG_0824

As for a snack, I love plain goats milk yogurt with walnuts and berries. The goats milk yogurt is thick and creamy, like the Greek yogurt, but isn’t dairy. I don’t need to sweeten mine but it can be sweetened by adding a few drops of vanilla Stevia to it (I get all of my stevia from Whole Foods).IMG_0822

  • Aspect of the Re-Boot I’m finding most difficult: Grabbing my usual snacks/chocolate.
  • Aspects of the Re-Boot I’m enjoying most: There are a few: I am enjoying the focusing on getting more rest. I gave up caffeine over the weekend and started getting 7-9 hours of sleep then, and I haven’t missed a day of good sleep yet. I was not expecting to feel this good so early in the Re-Boot. I am also enjoying not having so many food options to choose from. Last night when I wanted my ususal chocolate/evening snack, I was forced to go with food that was healthy as well as cranberry water and my hot lemon water. My cravings were satisfied. I feel really good!
  • How was your energy level throughout the day?  Surprisingly, my energy has been great so far. I didn’t think tis was possible without caffeine!
  • Are you having any specific cravings? Yes, chocolate in the evening.
  • Other observations: I’m just really enjoying being more conscious about my hydration, the food I am eating and sleep — self-care in general.
  • Tips/tricks: Hydration is my trick to my cravings, especially when my cravings aren’t “justified” and I’ve eaten plenty. I also keep hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator so I can have a quick protein snack on the go.

How to Listen to Your Body to Discover Your Food Sensitivities

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Brianne Williams, RD, LD

Is your body trying to tell you something?

Many of us have been living with food sensitivities unknowingly and suffering the uncomfortable or damaging effects.  Food challenges are a great way to determine if a specific food is contributing to any of your symptoms or holding you back from optimal health.  In our practice, we encourage all of our patients to get in tune with their bodies and restore health through eliminating and reintroducing common inflammatory foods, while incorporating healing foods packed with nutrition.  Examples of these common inflammatory foods include: gluten, dairy, eggs, corn and soy.

Then, after 10-14 days of elimination, it’s time to experiment!  After you have eliminated a food for at least 10 days, I recommend ‘bombarding your system’ with it so you have the best chance to see what it may be doing to your body.  Sometimes foods can be causing inflammation in the body, but not enough to see an obvious symptom. Eating that food three times a day for three days after a 10+ day elimination will give your body an opportunity to show you how that food is really affecting you.

It’s important to note that reactions to foods aren’t always immediate. You may get a headache from a food you ate two days ago, then struggle to determine what could have caused it. To avoid compounding variables, take it slow. If you are challenging more than one food, try one at a time and give yourself a few days between each reintroduction to avoid any overlap of symptoms. Of course, if you feel bad from a food, discontinue and go back to your baseline diet before challenging other foods. You may notice past symptoms return or even different symptoms emerge that you’ve never experienced. Keep a journal or record of this process and after your reintroductions, take an inventory of which foods compromised your health and which foods you can enjoy. I recommend avoiding the foods that you found to be your unique symptom triggers and focus on the foods that fuel your body towards optimal health!

If you are feeling overwhelmed, we have many supportive resources including wellness coaching that you can find on our website: www.amymyersmd.com.

 

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Neissa’s Day 10: We Did It!! | 10 Day Body Re-Boot

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by Neissa Brown Springmann

by Neissa Brown Springmann

Day 10- YAHOO!! Each day seems to get easier and easier, although on day 7 I gave in and had some caffeine (and had some every day since). I’m dying to ask Brianne why caffeine is so dang powerful!  I’ve been shocked that I haven’t had more sugar cravings, as it’s definitely my Achilles’ heel. Aside from wanting a glass of wine on Day 5, and then again tonight when dealing with a screaming child in the bathtub who proceeded to pee on me as soon as I got her out of the tub, I haven’t wanted or needed sugar or alcohol much during the 10 days. However, I do plan to treat myself with cake and wine on Thursday night! I’ve missed the occasional treat. I’m looking forward to the perspective I’ll gain in seeing how my body reacts to the sugar after being off of it.

I unfortunately still haven’t brushed my skin, made it into an Epsom salt bath or had my lemon water at night. But that’s ok. I still feel very good and will add them moving forward.

Toasted rice bread with organic peanut butter and 100% fruit spread

Toasted rice bread with organic peanut butter and 100% fruit spread

As for food, I’ve found some great options. For breakfast (and actually for any snack), I’ve devoured a a slice of toasted rice bread with organic peanut butter and 100% fruit spread, and I don’t measure any of it. I just slap on some peanut butter and spread and call it a yummy day. After years of measuring my food, I’ve given it up forever and I’ve never felt more liberated.

As for lunch, since I’m usually running around at that point in the day, my meal usually boils down to less emphasis on enjoyment and more about eating for convenience, good calories and a healthy metabolism  – which for me is a Lara Bar and one hard boiled egg.

Dinner: Amy's burrito & green salad

Dinner: Amy’s burrito & green salad

For dinner, I found something super yummy in the frozen food section of Whole Foods. It’s Amy’s organic beans and rice burrito, which is gluten- and dairy-free.  I ate it along with a green salad with avocado, beets, and legumes to make sure I got my greens as well.

"spaghetti squash & meatballs"

“spaghetti squash & meatballs”

Another easy, balanced and healthy meal I cooked was “spaghetti and meatballs,” but with spaghetti squash instead of pasta noodles. The recipe is in our re-boot booklet, is super yummy and has many less carbs and calories than traditional pasta.

Ultimately, the focus on sleep, a clean diet and proper hydration over these past 10 days has resulted in the end of my weird stomach pains and very healthy bowl movements (sorry, TMI — but it’s the truth!). I didn’t manage to get a massage — DANG IT! — and will definitely be making that a priority very soon!

Alli’s Day 9: 10-Day Body Re-Boot

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by Alli Phillips

by Alli Phillips

I actually woke up before my 4:30am alarm buzzed this morning! Granted, at 4am my “baby boy” roused me when he crawled into my bed and curled up next to me. Nonetheless, (or maybe because of the sweet wake-up cuddle-session?), I woke up easily and got out of bed feeling rested and ready to “rise & shine.”

For me, more and better sleep has been the most notable benefit of the reboot so far. I think my sleep improvements are due to, in large part, the evening “technology shut down” and the “social media cleanse.”

I started the morning today, as I have every day during the reboot, with hot lemon water and gluten free oats topped with berries.

I started the morning today, as I have every day during the reboot, with hot lemon water and gluten free oats topped with berries.

At bedtime, I typically knock out a little more work via my phone (which charges overnight on my bedside table), return a few more emails, and also peruse Facebook — all of which, I have come to realize, keep me awake a full hour or more later than my body would drift off to sleep otherwise. (I’m now re-thinking the placement of the phone charger beside my bed.) The effect of “screen time” on my sleep has been a huge eye-opener; pun intended. 🙂

During this reboot I have also realized that I usually run around somewhat dehydrated and under-fueled. My norm (pre-reboot) is to eat and drink very little in the morning and afternoon and then “refuel” my empty tank with a big dinner and a gallon of water at night. I usually feel a drop in energy in the late afternoon during the after-school hours, when I want and need to be at my best for my kids…. Conversely, while rebooting, I’ve been drinking my iGnite cranberry water and “topping-off” my fuel tank throughout the day (instead of letting it drop to empty) with nourishing snacks and meals every 2-4 hours; and I have been able to stay up and “on” for my family in the afternoons and evenings and have had sustained energy till bedtime.

Snack time: before & after :)

Snack time: before & after 🙂

My mid morning snack was peanut butter on gluten free bread topped with strawberries. I took “before and after” pictures of my plate because I thought the “after” image was a great reminder of how I feel when I stay nourished and hydrated throughout the day…. Note the big bright eyes, rosy cheeks, and smile, even with a few sticky smudges and smears on my face! 🙂

Lunch: roasted Brussels Sprouts (leftover from last night's dinner) and walnuts

Lunch: roasted Brussels Sprouts (leftover from last night’s dinner) and walnuts

My late afternoon snack was avocado wrapped in seaweed paper. (I typically also add cucumber and carrots to this snack, which my family has dubbed “sushi nachos,” but I was out of those veggies and didn’t have time to go to the grocery today.)

Dinner was out of the norm tonight because I ate at a meeting during my normal “dinner hour.” The food was typical “meeting-food,” appetizers, but yummy, and I was able to stay within the reboot guidelines: carrots, hummus, apples, and grapes.

My late afternoon snack: avocado wrapped in seaweed paper

My late afternoon snack: avocado wrapped in seaweed paper

Also served were corn tortilla chips and chocolate chip cookies, and of course I was tempted (more by the corn chips than the chocolate chips!), but I resisted. It is day 9! And I feel great!

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