Mindful Snacking with the "Pistachio Principle"

Ever find yourself rushing to meet a deadline yet somehow finding the time to snack on
everything in sight? Or maybe rushing from meeting to meeting, snacking on anything without
really giving it any thought?

We’ve all been there and have felt the unpleasant effects of excess and un-planned snacking.
While there are many ways to introduce smart snacking into your routine, I’m here to share with
you one of the easiest and tastiest smart snacks I’ve been enjoying lately! Everyone meet
Wonderful Pistachios, The Skinny Nut :)

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Wonderful Pistachios come in 4 different flavors in order to help satisfy any mood or craving;
Roasted Salted, Roasted Unsalted, Salt & Pepper, and Sweet Chili for when you really want to
spice things up ;)

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Do you use visual cues to monitor how much you eat?

According to a survey by Wonderful Pistachios, 6 in 10 Canadians don’t use visual cues. Fear not, because pistachios are a perfect snack that can help control consumption: they’re an interactive
snack that may help promote mindful eating.

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My favorite part about Wonderful Pistachios is that they are a “mindful” snack. Cracking open
the pistachio shells may help slow you down, making you more conscious of the amount you’ve
eaten. Especially with the leftover shells that create a great visual cue for how much you’ve
consumed. This is known as the “Pistachio Principle,” a simple concept that can potentially help
you control your portions, thereby reducing your caloric intake.


‘It’s a smart snack solution that may help you fool yourself full without feelings of deprivation.’

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So, the next time you’re selecting a snack, grab a handful of Wonderful Pistachios, The Skinny Nut. This nut is a smart and, sensible option to incorporate into a healthy diet for anyone trying to manage their weight. From a portion perspective, pistachios offer the most nuts with about 49 kernels per 30- gram serving. When compared to other popular snack nuts, that’s only 14 walnut halves and 18 cashews per 30- gram serving.

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Happy snacking everyone! ;)

My Summer with Boiron!

Summer has come and gone but the memories and experiences we created live on. And thankfully, so will the natural remedies I was introduced to that have become staples in my medicine cabinet. These homeopathic remedies helped me enjoy my summer to the fullest despite injuries and unpredictable weather patterns leading to lowered immunity. Thank you Boiron Canada!!

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Boiron Canada which is a subsidiary of Boiron Laboratories, has been helping individuals in Canada heal for 29 years...yes 29 years and I've only been introduced to it this year. Well, better late than never, right? Boiron Laboratiories was founded in France in 1932 and has over 85 years of expertise in the manufacturing of homeopathic medicines. The wonderful thing about homeopathic remedies is that instead of suppressing your body's innate healing powers, they work with them to bring you back to optimal health. They are gentle yet powerful, effective and most importantly safe for adults, children and even pets! Below I will share my personal experiences with 2 of my favourite Borion products: Arnicare and Oscillo.

Arnicare: For pain, bruising and swelling

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The pictures above are 5 days apart and I owe the speedy recovery time to Boiron's line of Arnica products. After accidentally getting kicked in the face during a yoga class (yes...that would happen to me), the last thing I wanted was a black eye or bruised cheekbone for my birthday. Arnicare healing army to the rescue!! :)

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I made good use of the Arnicare Tablets (not pictured above but a "must have") by taking them daily. The Arnicare Gel absorbs quickly and is non-greasy so I made sure to use it 3 times a day to further help with the inflammation and bruising. The Arnicare Cream is great for massages on sore muscles to relieve muscle and joint pain. Both forms of the topical Arnicare are non-greasy, paraben-free and fragrance-free so you can enjoy them without fear of toxicity.

Arnicare, in my opinion, is one of the most valuable homeopathic remedies for healing the body after experiencing any type of injury or trauma. It minimizes swelling, pain and bruising and will strengthen your body's overall healing capabilities.

This was my first time really putting Arnicare to the test and I have to say that I was really surprised at how well it worked. It's one thing to know the benefits of something in theory but nothing compares to seeing the results first hand.

Oscillo: Best cold & flu remedy

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Oscillo, where have you been all my life?!? These homeopathic pellets are small but mighty and have proven their power at the onset of any cold and flu symptoms. Body aches? Fever? Chills? Headaches? No problem, Oscillo has your back! 

The remedy comes packaged in pre-measured, easy-to-swallow and easy-to-administer doses. It's perfect for those of us who are always on the go! It's also good for the whole family to ensure everyone stays healthy throughout the whole year, especially the flu season ;)

 

For more information and other wonderful homeopathic remedies visit: www.boiron.ca

 

stay healthy my friends :)