Monday Motivation! Why should we focus on our overall health and not just weight loss?

Monday Motivation! Why should we focus on our overall health and not just weight loss?

WOW.  I cannot believe it is already JUNE!  Can you believe it!!?
We JUST moved into our FIRST HOME last week and its been a whirlwind of boxes, unpacking, nesting and loving every sore minute of it!!!  What a joyful season this is as we turn right into those summer months!  I can’t wait for lightning bugs, summer BBQ’s, fire pits and whipping us some DELISH keto treats in my new kitchen!!!
OH THE JOY!
I wanted to let you know that I posted a video on my Facebook page this morning about something that tends to come up as a question and frustration with some of my keto family and I knew that SOMEONE NEEDED TO TALK ABOUT IT!
The topic keeps coming up about the pace of WEIGHT loss vs. FAT loss and how we need to focus on the latter… maaaayyybeeeeee being a tad bit kinder to ourselves in progress 😉  There are SO many other reasons that KETO is a benefit to the body and I feel compelled to encourage us all on OUR individual journey.  Many of us might have started KETO for weight loss, but what if there is SO much more available to benefit our bodies?!
You can find the video recording HERE!
I know that I can’t be the only one who wants to (and should) take a sledge hammer to the scale and destroy it for GOOD!  
Ugh. Silly scale.
Hope you had a FABULOUS and keto-licious weekend!
xo,

Choosing to ENJOY the journey!

Choosing to ENJOY the journey!

 

Lets talk about the process of enjoying the journey and letting go of anxiety along the way!

How do you manage your stress and anxiety when life is busy, stressful and complicated?  The answer is a little more simple than I want to admit…Accept the process.  Don’t allow the details of the day to day steal your joy and the little victories along the way.  No matter what you are facing, you have a CHOICE in how you are going to respond.  No one else can make that choice for you.  That’s up to YOU.

As someone who has struggled with anxiety most my life, I understand when everything seems to spiral out of control.  BUT GOD.  Am I leaning into Him and listening to the peace of His voice?  Am I bringing my requests to Him and letting Him fight the battles?  Sadly, not enough.  But my desire is to take each day and find those victories and celebrations.  I want to live from a place where JOY.  Not happiness.  Happiness is just a feeling that is fleeting.  BUT JOY is my portion and He has the ability to reach others in and through me.

So my challenge to MYSELF and anyone else who needs a little pep talk is to REST IN HIS TIMING AND PROCESS.  Rest in His perfect leadership and enjoy the journey.  Tomorrow is not promised, so how will we live TODAY!?  In peace and rest.  And it is a DAILY CHOICE!  Hard?  Yes.  But doable? YES YES YES!

I am rooting you on and cheering for you from the sidelines!  YOU have the ability to CHOOSE to live a life fully pleasing.

Take a deep breath and let the process perfect you in love!  It is worth it dear friends and I am on the journey with you!

xo,

Rachael Dee

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My Favorite Fatty Coffee

My Favorite Fatty Coffee

My FAVORITE Fatty Coffee

If you have been around the KETO community for a while, you have probably come to know and love the amazing benefits of fatty coffee and how it can boost your brain, give you natural energy and get your morning (or afternoon) started off the right way!

So why the craze of grassfed butter in your morning cup of JOE!?
Let me explain!

These natural, keto-friendly healthy fats are energizing, help you to feel full and satisfied all the while helping your body to burn fuel for the rest of the day!

I drink my cup of fatty joe every morning and often don’t feel hungry till late morning or lunchtime.  This allows my body to stay in a state of intermittent fasting, giving my body time to focus on breaking down fat instead of storing it!  

Remember, eat when HUNGRY and eat fat FIRST!

I always encourage people to start where they are and do what your budget allows, but when preparing this decadent coffee, there is one item my hubby is pretty staunch on using: GRASS fed butter or PASTURE butter.  Some people have found that grass fed GHEE is helpful if you have a dairy allergy.  Note that this is not to be confused with the heating process called pasturazation, but to find a nutrient rich butter that will blend into frothy deliciousness!  Using grass-fed butter has tons of vitamins and nutrients that you will recieve to start your day out RIGHT

Some rule of thought is to ONLY use MCT oil but we find that coconut oil give us all the amazing benefits PLUS it is much much cheaper! (Especially if you get the 84oz tub at Costco… WIN WIN!!)  I go with organic, cold pressed, virgin coconut oil vs. the refined counter part.  There are certain benefits of refined oil, but for right now, just focus on putting those GOOD healthy fats in your body each morning.

SO, by BLENDING (yes, in a blender, not stirred) these two little beauties in your coffee each morning you are getting all of those brain boosting oils to bump your metabolism into high gear as well as create a dream like state of frothy-coffee-glory!

Here is my super simple, SUPER FAST morning routine that my hubby and I looooove!

8-12oz coffee

1tbsp grass fed butter

1tbsp organic coconut oil

1-3 drops of flavored liquid stevia (optional)

Place all ingredients into a blender or Nutri-Bullet and blend for 30-60seconds!

Check out the video Ask Nurse Cindy and I did a few months back and HAVE fun making your OWN fatty coffee!!!  BOTTOMS UP and keto on!

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If you don’t quit, you WIN!

If you don’t quit, you WIN!

Heyyyyyyy friends!!!

 

Its Monday and I am FEELING IT.  Anyone else??

As I was choosing to actually get out of bed this morning at 4:45, I was developing every excuse in the book of why it wasn’t a good idea to workout and that sleep was soooooo much better for me.

But then again, I have this conversation EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING.

I was thinking about my tendency to slip down that slope of excuses (helloooooooo lazy bum) and realized that if I quit today, I will probably come up with an excuse to quit tomorrow… and the next day… and the next day… and the next day…

You catch my drift?
(Ever been there yourself friend?)

Yet as I was pumping some iron and breaking a pretty great sweat at O’Dark-thirty and getting my heart rate up, I thought about a familiar phrase a teacher used to say ALL the time…

 

IF YOU DON’T QUIT, YOU WIN.

Think about that for a minute.  

The only way you fail at this adventure we call life is if you throw in the towel and giving up.
But it doesn’t always look like a HUGE moment of failure does it?

Quitting could be loosing heart in a goal you set for yourself.
Quitting could mean putting everything else first before your health and well being.
Quitting could mean letting go of who God made you to be and falling into the trap of comparison and perfectionism. Oh man… That’s where I have been!

So how do we change?

It’s surprisingly simple…
Tiny, microscopic, little, daily choices.

Saying yes to the things that are going to bless and benefit your body, even when you DON’T want to (helloooooooo 4:45am wake up call).  Its taking your priorities, to-do list and responsibilities and letting go of the things that don’t REALLY matter.

Winning is YOU being fully present, living from your beautiful heart and saying yes day after day after day.  I know its not easy sweet friend, but I am right there with you and believe in you.

Take a deep breathe and know that you and God got this today <3

 

If you don’t quit, YOU WIN!!!

 

xox,
Rachael Dee

 

1 simple trick to boost your mood and energy EVERY DAY!

1 simple trick to boost your mood and energy EVERY DAY!

 

Ready for less fatigue and more fun!!?

ME TOO!

Here is my simple, effortless, easy peasy daily habit that helps keep my moods balanced, emotions stable and immune system soaring!

Curious what I use each day!!?

Check out the video below!

 

Essential Oils and mood support are a fantastic way to keep you AND the family happy & healthy.  We know that when we smell something lovely, it can envoke warm memories or brighten our day.  THAT my friends is the benefits of AROMA and how it can powerfully shift your mood!  Talk about taking time to stop and smell the roses 🙂
When we breathe in those beautiful aromatic compunds, our limbic system in our brain is boosted in the happiest of ways!  The limbic system is like the control center for our moods.  This makes the usage of essential oils SO easy to breathe in or diffuse to make everyone perk up or calm down!

Mama’s take note!  If you have a cranky kiddo, happy oils are your new BFF’s!  Homework time have everyone distracted!?  Pop in some FOCUS oils into the diffuser and watch your littles settle in for study.  There are SO many amazing benefits and at only pennies per dose, what do you have to loose!!?  And all the mamas broke into a PRAISE DANCE!

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Tons of daily tips, tricks, recipes and FUN!

Have you been curious to learn more about how easy it is to use essential oils and get some into your own home!?

Check out my GETTING STARTED guide and lets get OILY!

LETS GO!