Mornings I’m usually scrambling more than my eggs. Four kids, a husband, a dog that thinks the neighborhood needs to be monitored, and a cat with an extreme case of ambivalence–it’s a lot to manage.
Thankfully, a beauty regimen that begins on the inside doesn’t take a lot of fuss. I know this from experience: I’ve not only lost 90 pounds in only 6 months with my beauty regimen, with more even weight falling away, I look more radiant, healthy, and have more energy than ever. Want to know my not-so-secrets?
Beauty is in the foods I eat.
What I eat contributes to my health/beauty. I keep my processed carbohydrates extremely limited, opting, instead, for healthy, whole saturated fats and fresh fruits and vegetables by season. I especially love healthy, delicious green olives, nuts, seeds, Greek yogurt, bacon, and grass-fed meat. I’ll share more on this Thursday. Stay tuned!
It’s in the water I drink.
Getting plenty of liquids, especially in Colorado, and keeping my skin supple and moist is as easy as drinking unsweetened herbal tea, and moisturizing with coconut oil or butter.
It’s in the way I smile.
Humor. If I’m not laughing, I’m not living. I also love brushing my teeth to keep that smile beautiful and white. With just a simple paste of baking soda and peppermint oil (and a little peroxide occasionally for yellowing teeth), I keep up dental health in just a minute.
It’s in the way I sashay.
Walking at my treadmill desk. Why not work and walk? A mile per hour burns a ton of calories and emails, my favorite card game, and visits with friends helps me forget that it’s even healthy. I’ll go more in detail this week.
And because of my revised lifestyle, with just a couple of minutes to spare, I can pop in my contact lenses, cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. I typically don’t bother with makeup; thanks to my low-carbohydrate diet, my skin is typically blemish-free.
I use a boar bristle bush to naturally distribute hair oils from root throughout the hair for even healthier hair.
Taking care of myself gives me the energy to not only take even better care of myself, it gives me the vavoom I need to take care of those around me. And you can’t help but notice that kind of glow from the inside out.
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