This week is all about: Coconut oil
Trekking the Whole30 trail has made me more aware of the things I'd once thought of as (ehhm) all-talk-no-action-health-foods. I'm eating my big, fat words! I've realised there are some brilliant health food additions that DO make a difference (inside and out)...like coconut oil. Whole30 is the perfect opportunity to get this versatile ingredient into (or onto) you. Here's why.
Stops sugar cravings because a good fat like coconut oil is more satiating than carbs
A nourishing skin moisturiser by replenishing skin with natural oils
Deep conditioning treatment for your hair
Reduces toxic build up in your skin if you drink it - add to tea or coffee or drink coconut water.
Helps with cholesterol
Whole30 Week 1 tip: KEEP AT IT!
Push through and get yourself to 7 days. It's smooth(er) sailing from then on. Here are my previous reviews. The first week is the killer but it's worth it! Hand on heart, this is the best lifestyle change I've made - why I keep sticking by it!
What is Whole30? Just think no carbs, processed food, alcohol, dairy, grains, legumes, sugar.
The way you feel in week 1 depends on your eating habits before you kick off the 30 days - you can feel a whole lotta good or a handful of crappy. Thankfully I didn't overdo the "one last final binge (never a good idea) of sugar, carbs and dairy so I'm feeling pretty bright and chirpy today. No headaches and no moodiness related to sugar bans.
Have you tried incorporating coconut oil into your days or cooking? If you have some recipe ideas I'd love to hear them.
Have a bright and healthy Wednesday! Maria x