Happy 4th of July!
It is hard to believe summer is in full force and it feels as if it is running by at lightning speed. This is a wonderful time of the year with family picnics and gathering with friends at the beach. One challenge about these events is there are often pop or sugary beverages included. I am really trying to make a conscious effort to eliminating white sugar out of the household and our diet. With that said I don’t want to just replace it with diet pop with artificial sweeteners. There are still a lot of questions about their safety and after hearing in one of the Cornerstone classes that our bodies don’t even know what to do with artificial sweeteners I don’t want to even go there. So on occasion I have found that when we have a craving for a soda pop we have found one called Zevia. What I like about this one is it is sweetened with stevia (a natural sweet leaf) and no artificial sweeteners.
With knowledge comes the power to change and each of these little changes like eliminating white sugar in our diet is helping me and my family live healthier. On my quest for knowledge and to be my best I am continually trying new ways to incorporate health habits and to increase my knowledge on health topics. That is one of the reasons I am so excited to be purchasing my ticket for the Cornerstone Health Summit on October 15th. The topics and the speaker Dr. Brouse are truly ones that I can relate to. So many people I know are suffering from digestive issues and hormonal imbalances I am confident I will walk away from the event with even more knowledge on these topics and information on how to make necessary changes to help keep me and my family healthy.
It is a continual journey to optimal health. I can definitely relate to this in my weight loss journey. With my weight fluctuate up and down the past couple weeks I know that making healthier choices for me and my family will ultimately pay off. Even if that means doing something difficult likes decreasing the white sugar and finding different recipes and alternatives to try.
I am forty-seven years old and overweight. Food is where I find comfort - happy or sad…it does not matter. What I really want is to learn how to use my own strength and confidence to handle situations, not food! I have decided to make a commitment, a commitment to being healthy! Join me in this journey to good health, as I blog about my successes and struggles along the way. Each week I will share with you my ups and downs, recipes, healthy lifestyle tips, workout ideas and more. Join me on my “Quest to be the Best.”