International Autism Awareness Day 🧩

Hey my friends!

For those of you that don’t know, today is International Autism Awareness Day and April is Autism Awareness month.

1 in 54 children are on the Autism spectrum. A child is usually diagnosed between the age of 2 or 3. If you are wondering about the signs, there are many signs, but one sign that I remember is that child will begin to stop communicating. It’s almost as if one day they just go into this shell.

A person with autism has difficulties with their communication and as a result they tend to get frustrated when people cannot understand them. The one thing we can point out is that people living with autism are generally extremely smart individuals and have great memories.

Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability”
~Stuart Duncan

To learn more about Autism and help raise awareness, go to the link below:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-awareness-day

Let’s continue to raise awareness about Autism. This is a cause that is so personal for me.

Meatless Mondays: Starting a Food Journal 📖

Happy New Year my Friends!

It’s time to get our lives together and get back into a healthier lifestyle. Many of us were on a roll with eating properly in the beginning of 2020. Then suddenly the world changed and unfortunately so did our healthy eating habits. We pretty much were limited on foods we could eat. The restaurants were closed and purchasing healthy food items were scarce.

And let’s not mention that most of the foods we consumed were not friendly on our bodies. Many of us gained weight that we normally would not have.

Now that we are starting to get back a good source of food supplies, it’s time to reset the button and get back into the swing of things.

I personally like to keep a food journal/diary. Why keep a diary you might ask…

First, it keeps you accountable. When you see a visual log of what you’re putting into your body, it can definitely do something to your mind. When you see how much sugar or sodium you’re actually consuming, it will give you a new perspective. You definitely don’t want to see your nutrient levels in the red.

You can log your foods two ways: a food journal or an app on your phone. I use and recommend MyFitnessPal. This is without a doubt the best app to log your foods (and no this is not sponsored).

This is from my phone. Bases on my goal, I should only consume 1220 calories per day.

You get to see your nutrient, macro and caloric levels.

As you can see from my homepage, I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for a very long time and it works for me.

It truly is a great app to use when you’re trying to eat healthier.  It’s not for just losing weight, it’s also used to maintain your current weight.  Each time you set a goal it, resets the amount of weight you lost from the last goal of the homepage.  As you can see above, my weight lost has been reset to 0lbs lost until I start shedding lbs based on my new goal weight.  However, it does keep a history of the weight you’ve previously lost. 

If you are part of MyFitnessPal or join after reading this, feel free to follow me and we can go on this healthier lifestyle journey together.

Until next time my friends 💋