September

Summer isn’t over just because it’s Labor Day!

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Happy September Everyone! I do not want summer to end, but the promise of a new season is so exciting! This month is always a starting point in our calendar years. We are so used to starting grade school or college. Some people travel in the beginning part of the fall. A lot of people move at this time. The summer is still here even though it’s starting to feel like fall and we have a ton of hot days ahead to enjoy getting Vitamin D!

I just moved to another part of Brooklyn and couldn't be happier! Beginning my September in a new place makes me feel fresh and rejuvenated. I threw out a bunch of old stuff and clothes that don't fit anymore and moved on! It feels like a spring cleaning.

And that’s essentially what I want you to do! I am going to call it a ‘Fall Refresh.’  

Since we are heading into a new season (September 21st), take some time (before we all get so busy) and pay attention to what you are eating and how it’s making you feel. Do you notice a difference after you eat dairy/gluten or drink too much? I know I do! I still get surprised when my body reacts certain ways to things and I know it has a lot to do with whatever I ate/did earlier in the day or even how I am feeling emotionally. I know this change for me has been a positive one because I have been feeling amazing these days. Getting so much sleep and enjoying a new environment has had a huge impact on my wellbeing. 

My suggestion is to give things a try and explore.  Go to the farmers markets and pick out a vegetable you haven't eaten before. My mom just reminded me about how much I love beet salad. I completely forgot about it! It’s so easy to make and it’s so damn good for you with all that iron and fiber.

What do you like to cook? Do you food prep at all? I tend to make things that taste better cold or are super easy to reheat. If you didn't know already, I am paleo.  That means I don’t eat grains, legumes, dairy and barely any sugar. There are more restrictions based on what you're looking to do, but that’s hard enough for me at the moment.  I will slowly add in organ meat. Restrictions are tough. Having an autoimmune disease is difficult! Food sensitivities/allergies suck! But, I know what is best for me and this way of eating makes me feel incredible!

Reply with ideas that you have or things you are wanting to try and I will create some easy recipes for you guys.

In love and health,

Marielle