Hi! My name is Tanya and I'm a sugar addict.

Hi! My name is Tanya and I'm a sugar addict.
This is in no way supposed to be funny.  I really am serious.  Sugar is a drug and sugar is addictive.

Just read this for more information about how sugar acts in the body.

I remember as a kid eating sugar out f the sugar bowl as a kid.  Instant boost!

Now, as an adult, I've realized that I'm a binge eater and also I have bad withdrawals.  When my blood sugar drops, I get angry!  I've seen this in my daughter as well.

So, with other addictions you cannot have any of said substance or you'll go back to dependency. I've found this to be true for me.  If I have sweet treats in my house, I can't stay away from them.  Holidays are the hardest because I overeat and I can't stop.

Of course abstinence is the best option, but I want to have some treats as long as I'm being intentional.  I've found the best thing for me is to have rules.

That's why I've found Intermittent Fasting (IF) to be the best for me.  I can have a sweet treat everyday and then not overindulge.  I'm not spiking my blood sugar all day long and some days I don't even crave anything anymore.  I don't usually eat before 11 am so it works well for me to have a late afternoon treat or a dessert.

On days that are special or a day that I fall off the bandwagon, I don't blame, shame, or have guilt anymore.  Eating should not be linked to stress because that leads to horrible changes in the body as far as energy and hormones.  This can further lead to weight gain and inflammation.

That's why my course doesn't restrict all sugar.  Restrictive diets leave us feeling shame and guilt and we often just fall back to old habits.  We need to reduce the cravings and enjoy sweets and carbs in moderation. Our thought patterns around food need to be positive and I include daily affirmations to reinforce this.  My course will have you developing new patterns and new food choices so that it becomes a lifestyle not a diet!  One of my favorite affirmations from the course is "I can make mistakes and be OK."

 Read this for more on the psychology. 

Want a detox course that you can do anytime you want?  

It's designed to be done several times throughout the year so you can make incremental changes and build new habits.  I also have a FB group to help with accountability.  It's super affordable because everyone needs this course sometime!

Check it out here!

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Chronic back pain have you feeling blue? I totally get it!

Chronic back pain have you feeling blue?  I totally get it!
🌖This month's oil for Full Moon yoga. We added a drop to our tea and enjoyed the earthy aroma and flavor! I'm excited to use Copaiba this winter for my achy needs.

There is nothing worse for mental health than chronic pain.  That's why I make pain management a priority in my life!

Every winter, I struggle with aches and pains, headaches, and fatigue. Last year, I discovered a  muscle rub that I love! Anytime, my neck felt stiff and achy, I would rub the muscle rub on and sleep so much better! 

Also, a daily magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin b, and omega 3 has been wonderful for the unrest I've been feeling in my body. I take a shot of my antioxidant juice with them. It really takes the edge off during the homeschool day when wine isn't an option!

🍵So, this year, I'm trying cobaiba vitality oil in my coffee or tea since I really enjoy the flavor. It can be added to a veggie capsule too!

Here's a great blog all about Copaiba's uses!

Want to order some?  Hop on over here and enter my member number (14813480) at checkout so I can continue to provide my education and coaching services!  I promise that I'm not pushy!!

Need more help with inflammation?  Learn about Ningxia Red juice.  It's a staple in my diet now!Learn More

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5 Ways to Find Relief from Seasonal Allergies

5 Ways to Find Relief from Seasonal Allergies
Growing up I was surrounded by allergens from cigarette smoke to dog hair.  I also had my fair share of sugar in my diet!  I was sick most Springs and Summers through adulthood.  It often led to a very croaky deep voice and bronchitis or sinus infections, which meant I needed antibiotics at least once a year.  I also decided to use Flonase to prevent these seasonal discomforts.  Well, not anymore!!

My Journey with Intermittent Fasting: Finding Balance and Wellness

My Journey with Intermittent Fasting: Finding Balance and Wellness
I've never liked the idea of dieting, buying low fat, or putting some sort of metabolism boosting pill in my body.  But, after 2 kids and realizing that I needed to do something differently besides exercise more, I was attracted towards Intermittent Fasting.  My yoga teacher and mentor had been posting about her journey on Facebook and she inspired me to try it.  I began January 2019.  Read to the end to find all the resources that I used on my journey.

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