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Lindsey Key  Fitness nutritionist (ISSA) Healer and meditation teacher Intuitive eating coach Helping others achieve breakthroughs in their lives with food

Sometimes you can't be held responsible for your actions. This morning I put coffee in my first attempt at this shake, the coffee pot in the fridge and turned on the oven for... no apparent reason.
So this Saturday is looking pretty LIT AF already! Sleep deprivation and baby brain's got me like 😣.
It's a good thing I have to go a test drive cars later today... πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ. Anyways try this frands (without the coffee) - you won't be disappointed!
1 scoop of @furtherfood collagen
1 scoop of @superhumanstrengthinc vegan protein
Frozen cauli, butternut squash, and figs
1 fresh peach
1 tbsp of @manitobaharvest hemp hearts
Few glugs of almond milk

My new ultimate, best, fav smoothie (when I make it properly). πŸ˜‰

Did some work. Called my agent. Ate a snack. Decided to sell my townhouse. Did some more work. Ate another snack. Called a painter and scheduled an appointment. Did some more work. Made this epic lunch. Did some more work. Booked an oil change. Ate another snack. Planning my next snack... Because I'm pregnant, hormonal, hungryAF, making shiz happen and it all needs to happen yesterday... #pregnantlife #impatientaf #19weeks

Trust is everything. We're not always handed the smoothest ride. And just when you think you have it all figured out, you're tested again. And I'm starting to see that we're given everything for a reason.
I thought that as a nutritionist, with a six pack, that I had figured it all out. I thought I had beaten all my daemons around food and had resolved all my body issues. And then... I got pregnant and all the control that I had once had over my body was gone.
My daemons weren't beaten and the body issues weren't resolved - in fact - when they returned- they were even stronger and more powerful than before. That's when the real work began and I realized the most important lesson about body composition of all - IT DOESN'T MATTER.

You can have a six pack. You can be a perfect dress size. You can make your body look exactly how you want it to. But none of that matters if you haven't yet learned to love or trust it. All these years of dieting and I never trusted my body to maintain its weight without restricting or calorie counting. I didn't trust that it would take care of itself and find it's natural balance on its own. I was too afraid to let go. Too afraid that I'd gain all my weight back. And I never loved it enough to try. Ironically, the best time to learn to love and trust your body, is when you love and trust it least of all.
And so when I got pregnant I had no choice. I lost control, and my body was now taking charge to make a healthy baby. So I decided that for the next 9 months I was going to fall in love with this body and the baby it was making.
At 4.5 months in, my 6 pack is gone. My butt and thighs are thicker. My arms have gotten flabbier. But the difference is that now, most days, I really do love my body. I love every pound, dimple, and curve. It's not always easy and I do have hard days and definitely have set backs. But I'm FINALLY learning to give it the love and trust it deserves - and it hasn't let me down and has found it's balance (go figure). And THAT is worth more than any 6 pack. Thank you Universe for this incredible lesson in the form of a beautiful baby, and for helping restore my trust. πŸ™πŸ»

My favourite meals are rarely the ones that I've slaved over - they're usually the ones that I whip up on the fly and are a mishmash of whatever my tummy is craving.

Tonight I sautΓ©ed some rapini, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes with some EVOO and garlic and then topped it off with a fried egg, some @pyramidferments sauerkraut, avocado and cilantro.
It was amazingly delicious and took all of 15 minutes! Magic happens when you let your intuition be the chef for he might - trust it! πŸ˜‰

For the past week I've been practicing a veggie/plant based lifestyle. TBH, I usually eat mostly veggie anyways, but decided to go full-time for a few weeks to switch things up a bit.

However there are a lot of things to consider when going veggie - especially when you're pregnant. #alwaysconsultaprofessional
One of which is iron absorption, and knowing the difference between heme iron and non-heme iron which my homegirl @katiecrewe skooled me on the other day.
#learnsomethingneweveryday She's a boss when it comes to all things #science and #nutrition and the best aunt-to-be ever. ❀️ Basically it goes a little something like this: β€’Heme iron is found in animal foods.
β€’Non-heme iron is in plant foods. β€’Heme iron is far more absorbable by your body (therefor you need less of it than non-heme to absorb the same amount).
β€’The best way to absorb non-heme iron is the have it with some heme (like eggs), or vitamin C rich foods.
So this morning when I made my #smoothiebowl with my amazing vegan protein from @superhumanstrengthinc I was sure to load up on the blubes because #vitaminC πŸ’πŸΌ Pro tip: It's also important to make sure you avoid tea/coffee about 45 min before or after these meals as they block absorption. πŸ‘πŸΌ TBH, this is good practice for anyone really to ensure that your body is absorbing #allthenutrients but especially for veggies.
Thank you Aunty Katie and blubes for making sure me and Bubs are on point with our #veggielife and are an iron-clad duo! (I love punning on Sundays!) Have a great day frands! πŸ™πŸ»

When your Mondays are Mondaaaaaaze make sure your dinner game is easy, damn dericious, and on point. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Tuna sammy two ways:
β€’ Half a can of albacore tuna
β€’ Handful of cherry tomatoes
β€’ Half an orange pepper
β€’ Green onion
β€’ Two slices of your favourite bread (chia and poppy seed spelt from @shashabakeryco )
β€’ Two big squirts of mayo β€’ S & P and a dash of paprika

Dress 'em up and then top with cheddar cheese and avocado. Then toss these bad boys in the oven on low broil for 5 minutes and BAM! πŸ’₯ Basic Monday dinner. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Never deny yourself. Don't fight urges. Don't make enemies with foods. Don't restrict. That's how you fall off wagons. That's how you find yourself at the bottom of cookie bags. That's how the cycle persists and your yoyo diet lifestyle wins over and over.

Find a balance. Enjoy all the things. Move your body. Eat great food. Get sleep. Respect your needs. Listen to your inner self and not your ego. Your body will trust you. Your mind will thank you. Your soul will love you. I promise 😘

Almond latte and pistachio croissant πŸ₯ breakfast on Mont Royal courtesy of @_mamieclafoutis 😍

About last night... All the fried chicken! @kampaigarden had the the greatest food y'all - every dish was LIT AF! I definitely ate for two yesterday because... well #friedchicken πŸ’πŸΌ The Daddy also brought his A-game at dinner - but then lost it afterwards at @kampaigarden's pool tables (three games to be exact!) They call me the Preggo Pool 🦈! πŸ˜‰

We might capped our Canada Day date night with some magical ice cream at @ladiperie - vanilla soft serve dipped in pistachio and rolled in Skor pieces πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ(I know right?!) Anyways I just wanted to send some love out to everyone and wish them a Happy belated Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Day! I hope yours was filled with food, fam and fireworks! 😘

Because every girl really wants pasta and meatballs even when she says she'll just have a salad. πŸ™„ Y'all already know, fam. πŸ’πŸΌ Honour your intuition and get at that pasta and meatballs! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

It's Monday frands! Let's do it! And thank you to the sweetest human of all time @rachelraediant for the best, most LIT AF gift! 😘

As children, we were all naturally intuitive eaters. We ate more on some days and less on others and everything seemed to balance out.
It isn't until rules and restrictions were set around food that we began to lose our intuitive eater. We were told to finish our plates; we learned that dessert had to be earned, or could be taken away if we misbehaved; we learned that we had to eat our vegetables before we ate cookies. All these rules set us up to believe so many things about food and our relationship to it, that simply aren't true.

But the good news is, that you can get back there. You can release all your rules and let go of the restrictions and tap in to your intuition again. Because it's never left you - you were born with it! You've just been silencing it for years.
It takes work and consistent effort and a lot of love to dim the fear - but if you trust in the process - you'll find it! You'll never count another calorie, feel guilty about eating sweets or not trust yourself around food again.

Are you ready?

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