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My Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice!

Because October isn’t complete without pumpkin patch pictures! I may not be the brains behind the operation but I gotta say that I’m glad we went! Angelina talked about pumpkins the entire way there and was in heaven while running through the patch. It’s the simplicity that children love and that really makes you realize how grateful we should be. They may be small but these little people are bundles of knowledge and lessons.

Feeling grateful today!

Heart, star.
Parita xoxo

   
    
    
    

  
   

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Losing Weight

Well hello again beautiful!

So this is a follow up to yesterday’s posts on Facebook and Instagram in regards to my weight. There are apparently a lot of us women that are in struggle town when it comes to our weight. Yes, I am super duper close to my pre-pregnancy weight (3.8lbs to be exact) and to be honest I didn’t know if this day would ever come.

A lot of you are asking how I managed to do the impossible. It’s not a big secret but thought I would share to let you in on what I’ve learnt and been doing so far.

I’ll be honest, there is no working out. Angelina is my treadmill and weights. Whatever down time I get, I am definitely not thinking about the gym. It really is food, that’s it.

In the last month or so I have made a big change to my diet, minus while I was in Jamaica! Of course! And in the last little while I have FINALLY noticed me getting out of this gosh darn weight plateau that I was stuck in for awhile. But the scale has finally unfrozen and the numbers are changing in my favour. This is what my last little while has looked like when it comes to eating and I swear it’s this that made a difference!

Morning: Acai Berry Bowl (Acai is very popular in Brazil as it is known to help with weight loss and maintain a healthy weight)/Chia Bowl (refer to the last post!)

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Lunch: Delicious layered beautiful salad. With homemade dressing.

Dinner: Another extremely gorgeous salad. With another homemade dressing.

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ALL BIG PORTIONS and lots of water! Specifically cucumber infused! My two servings of chia lemon water! And throughout the day a couple of cups of decaf herbal tea.

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So basically just eat a lot of fruits and veggies! Not to big of a surprise right?!? But the key for me was beauty. Seeing gorgeous and vibrant bright coloured foods just does something to me. And when I load it with superfoods oh my belly.

The above meals consist of acai berry purée, bananas, almond milk, coconut milk, coconut, berries, hemp hearts, chia seeds, homemade granola, homemade whipped coconut cream, red and green cabbage, carrots, sweet potato, avocado, dragon fruit, white and red quinoa, tahini, lemon, lime, cucumber, spinach, kale, broccoli, cauliflower … You get the point! Lots and lots of fruits and veggies! Now shhhhh here’s the secret… Don’t just throw it all in a bowl and scarf it down. My inspiration has been from Bolt Fresh Bar. I found them on Instagram, it’s worth a follow! Their salad presentation is what got me going and gets me every time. Have a look at their salads!

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Something about an organized breakfast bowl and salad. It’s just so delicious looking! Call me crazy but it worked and is still working! Who doesn’t want to eat and appreciate something so beautiful?!?! In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed major changes in my weight and that’s all I’m doing different! Making it pretty, adding bright colours and organizing, I swear!

I will start sharing some recipes that helped me and hopefully will help you too!

Time to go line up some fruits and veggies!

Heart, star.
Parita xoxo

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