Eat Swell Summer Reboot!

Hey everyone!

I am so super excited!!!  I have a fantastic Reboot program lined up for you. It’s so great I am going to be participating in it with you!

I eat pretty well most of the time but bread, dairy, sugar and even some processed foods have crept their way back into my diet here and there and I can totally feel it and see it! It’s nuts. I feel bloated, my skin is not glowing like it was. I feel more impatient, moody, insecure and just generally unbalanced. Not.cute.at.all!  So, just like our fancy computers that we push to the limit need to be hard restarted every once in a while….SO DO WE!

It really is amazing how quickly you see a difference when you cut these things out. It’s time to go back to the start. Time to REBOOT your system!

This is an elimination program in 15 simple days. Once you get off of the sugar, the white flour, and other foods that may be causing disruptions  to your system you start to realize how many of these things you actually are consuming. You will be more cognizant of what goes into your fridge and into mouth. The affects these inflaming foods have on your body  will be so apparent you will think twice before you indulge because they are “delicious.”  Sometimes it’s totally worth it to splurge but not all the time in our day to day diets.

This is not about starvation, deprivation, eating RAW for 15 days, living on juice and smoothies or anything like that. Thank goodness right!?  I LOVE food!  and you probably do too.  That is why you need to do this and learn to love food in a different way.

This is about eating simply prepared delicious real meals with no rules really.  Well…OK…a few rules….but nothing that is not doable and delicious. You’ll be learning along the way.  A lot of fruits, vegetables, gluten free grains and even a small amount of CLEAN animal protein if you must.   

We want fill ourselves with foods  that LIFT US UP not DRAG US DOWN and unfortunately some of those drag me downs simply go unrecognized until removed.  It’s time to UNFRIEND some of those foods that do you no good.  It’s easier than you think.  Sometimes your body and your mind  just needs a little reminder.

If you have been feeling any of the following

• Headaches
• Low energy
• Indigestion
• Constipation
• Skin conditions such as acne
• Insomnia
• Eczema
• Excess weight
• Food Allergies

Your body may be carrying around 5 to 10 pounds of toxic waste, which slows down your ability to lose weight & that means SLOW metabolism! Gross! Ain’t nobody got time for slow metabolism!!

Get Renewed, Rebooted, and Recharged in this one-of-a-kind 15 day step-by-step proven system that will help you to…

  • Tone your body
  • Reduce the toxic load
  • Improve your digestion
  • Uncover hidden food allergies
  • Make weight loss fun & easy

Imagine discovering your blueprint + finding the foods to fuel your body

You will

  •  Uncover hidden food sensitivities that are keeping you feeling blah
  •  Learn what foods fuel your body
  •  Rev up our metabolism
  •  Release stubborn weight + Reduce cravings
  •  Say good bye to sugar cravings
  •  Reduce inflammation that leads to weight gain
  •  Eliminate brain fog

Your GROUP Reboot Experience Includes the Following:

4 days prep – 7 days Reboot – 4 days transition

Reboot Guide (3 different levels)

100+ recipes

Shopping List

Daily Emails

Food Diary

Meal Planner

Educational Handouts

FAQs

&

Private online forum
and some cool new friends!

 

 

The information presented in all Eat Swell Programs offered at www.eat-swell.com are for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by any government agency. These programs and the information contained within it are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. The information is not medical/dietary advice and is not given as medical advice. Because there is always some risk involved when changing diet and/or lifestyle, Eat Swell, Amy Boring and/or its webmaster assumes no responsibility for any adverse effects or consequences that might result from participating in any of our programs. Before engaging in any diet and/or lifestyle change, please consult a qualified medical professional.

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full circle

I mentioned on Facebook that it was a big week for several reasons. Let me preface that the last year and a half has been very much about healing, finding myself and creating a new reality. So I have been quiet.  Laying fairly low and after having been very active with my photography for many years and slowing it down purposefully has been a really nice break.  I have been working on a few things and have been on the edge of “busting out” with something.  Things are still marinating. It’s taking a little bit longer than I anticipated but when it happens it will be right and it will be great.

Why is this such a big week?  Well, on April 10, 2012 a dear friend of mine insisted she take me to the emergency room after at least 12 hours of my being in pain.   So grateful for that girl. Looking back I should have gone in earlier than I did but it usually went away on it’s own after an hour or two. I thought I was out of the woods.  I was 2 months out of a toxic relationship.  4 months into my holistic health education and about 6 months into a serious dietary change. I  was doing really well. I had lost weight.  I was happy and feeling good and BAM…  ended up here…..toasted on morphine… with a sweet hospital bill to boot.

Well… I am here to say… I have been PAIN FREE for ONE YEAR.  Hot damn.  Traditional doctors tried to put me on medication and I said no thanks, let me try this on my own first.  So the research continued. Modifications ensued.  I  literally healed myself by eliminating things that were not serving me. I have to admit that I also did a series of 10 full body treatments with Jodi at  Living water Rejuvintaion Center in Escondido. Lymphatic massage, foot detox and colonics.  I am CONVINCED that this played a major roll in my healing process.

The next day after this super attractive photo was taken of me was taken in the hospital at 3am…. I met Andrew and my life really started to change and it just keeps getting better.  I still have a lot of work to do on myself but I am here to say if you are in a “spot”  no matter what that spot is…whether it’s a skin condition, women’s issues, migraines,  a bad relationship, you can change things, reverse things and take control of what your body and mind take on.  You really are what you absorb. We have a great deal of control when it comes to the food, thoughts, verbal tones, stress and energy we allow in our lives. Make changes!  I am hoping to be able to help more people here in the near future with that.   If you asked me a year ago where I thought I would be I can’t say that I would have been able to tell you. Sometimes you just can’t see past the end of your nose and working with the health coach that was appointed to me through my holistic health program I probably would not have been as successful.  Accountability and an additional like minded brain that isn’t all up in your daily life is essential.

This year is really going to be about getting some more weight off me bones. It’s been a by product of a lifestyle change but it’s plateaued so it’s time to get more focused.

I’m working on a few things that I hope to share with you very soon that I think you will want to be a part of.  I am about half way through at yoga teacher training certification program that I love and have finally started working regular and intense cardio and strength training into the mix. Ya know because there is talk of babies.  Wait. Did I say that out loud?

This is the most recent photo I have of us together.  Shot in March a few days before my birthday.  I am so grateful to have this man in my life. Happy one year to us.

 

 

xxoo,

amy

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  • lisa - April 10, 2013 - 5:41 pm

    Congratulations on everything! You are obviously a special soul. It is so amazing when you search within yourself to find your true self, then find that special someone that can also see you for who you are.It also helps when that person has a soul that not only sees your attributes, but enhances them because they too are amazing. I do believe in soul mates! Have a good one Cuz!!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - April 13, 2013 - 3:48 pm

    I’m so happy for you, Amy! you deserve all of the great things that are occurring and are on the horizon. Much love to you from the Emerald City.
    xo
    TriciaReplyCancel

everyone is a critic | by: Victoria Klein

I have been oh so guilty of  telling it like it is at times. Especially in the photo world.  Hyper critical. A perfectionist. Justified my “criticism”  based on the fact that that I had spent too much time in art school critiquing and being critiqued. It’s true. My skin is thick from the classroom experience. They let us have it in college and it was considered constructive if you say something nice with it.

Granted there are indeed people with a skill set that should not be running businesses in every industry.  But…do I need to take the time and energy to more or less tell them they stink? No.  I wasn’t being mean for the sake of being mean I just was pretty darn matter of fact and through a computer you can’t hear tone. You’ve seen it before. Maybe you have been on both ends one time or another. The backlash is exhausting. Trying to defend yourself. D.r.a.m.a city warehouse. I finally  realized  it would be wise to use my energy elsewhere.  So, about about a year ago I dropped out of every forum and group that had gotten under my skin and  in turn the criticisms  fell away.

I know many of you can probably relate to this and if you are in any kind of public forum you see and/or deal with things like this.  Two words for you. Walk.Away.  If the groups and/or  forums, walking groups, maommy groups, gluten free clubs, whatever.  If they are not serving you in positive ways. Kick them to the curb. You won’t miss it.

Because some of you might say… this amy boring chick told me “your blacks are too black and your sh*ts out of focus” when I asked for constructive criticism back in 2008….. who is she to talk about love and compassion?? So, while I confessed my past himsa sins I invited my friend and fellow yogi  Victoria Klein to do the talking about the practice of Ahimsa, the conscious act of compassion and love for all…something we should all be more cognisant of.

She is the author of 27 things to know about yoga and  48 things to know about sustainable living. Please share her words with your friends and together we can make life more pleasant just by being a little more conscious of our thoughts and words.

everyone is a critic | by: Victoria Klein

I’m judgmental. I’m critical. I’m a little too opinionated.

NEWS FLASH: you probably are too.

You’ve met them before – the person who has an opinion about everyone and everything. Food, cars, fashion, religion, sexual orientation, hometowns, kids, college, career … etc. – you name it, they got something to say about it and insist on sharing it. Maybe that person is your friend or a member of your family or someone you work with.  We all come across them and try to tolerate (or simply ignore) their overly critical words.

Why do they do that? Why can’t they just be nice? Why can’t they keep their opinion to themselves? Why are they so rude? Don’t they have any compassion? Don’t they care about what others are going through? Don’t they respect the decisions other people make?

HIT THE BRAKES! All those questions – all those thoughts you have about what those overly critical people say … now YOU are being critical of THEM!

All we are doing is perpetuating the cycle. Hate breeds hate. Nit-picking breeds nit-picking. Criticism breeds criticism.

Most often, the things that we dislike, overanalyze, or fuss over in other people … those are the things we dislike about OURSELVES. If I’m having a bad hair day, I am more likely to notice how other people’s hair looks – and have a strong opinion about it. If I’m stuck on a project or an idea that I’m trying to move forward on, I am more critical and impatient of other people “dragging their feet” and complaining about feeling stuck in their lives.

Alternatively, we also dislike and fuss over that which we don’t understand or haven’t experience ourselves. Instead of responding with curiosity and compassion, we lash out and assume anything other than “our way” is harmful (and this can all happen subconsciously!).

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – (often attributed to) Plato

Tough days happen and sometimes we just need to unwind … but taking it out on others isn’t the way to do it. You’re pissed off. You’re uncomfortable. You don’t want to be in your own skin. Instead of lashing out, let’s learn to turn a curious eye inward. Take 5 minutes to ask yourself WHY you feel the need to be overly critical of others in this moment. Allowing yourself to be silent will help the true answer, your true feelings, rise to the surface and provide you with the clarity you need.

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Anonymous

My yoga practice – both physically and spiritually – has led me through crippling depression and social anxiety, helping me grow comfortable with leaving the house, having responsibilities, being in social situations … the benefits multiply on a daily basis. At its heart, my condition is based purely on being overly critical and over-analyzing everything (something I still manage on a daily/hourly/every moment basis).

One of the “wise characteristics” (a.k.a. spiritual/ethical tenants) of yoga is ahimsa. Often translated as “non-harming”, a more useful definition is “embracing compassion and love for all.” Many ancient yogis have stated that if you master ahimsa, then you’ve mastered all of the ethical elements of yoga (of which there are 10).

If you live your life from a perspective of ahimsa, you are free from anger, jealous, or hatred. Whenever you start to feel judgmental or frustrated, imagine your best friend; your mom; your sibling – someone that you love deeply and fully support. Or how about a 6-week old puppy or kitten or panda bear – so adorable! How would you treat someone you loved or cared for in that moment? You probably wouldn’t yell, insult, or judge – you would simply be there for them, heart and ears open, ready to help.

Feelings are going to rise up. It’s biologically naturally for us to be judgmental – it is a survival instinct. That being said, I don’t think someone else’s hot pink stretch pants or who they choose to love or their career path directly affects your health and happiness. When the feelings arise – as they will – observe them. Feelings are not failures; they are invitations to dive a bit deeper into yourself.

So the next time you run into or spend time with an overly critical person – BREAK THE CYCLE!

Hate breeds hate. Nit-picking breeds nit-picking. Criticism breeds criticism.

Compassion breeds compassion. Kindness breeds kindness. Love breeds love.

Help ahimsa bloom. Be the change you want to see. Start with yourself. Pay it forward.

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food for thought

We live fast and we try to fit.it.all.in.  There is always more growing to do and it can be downright exhausting at times. Emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally….  We navigate,  and make progress, some obstacles slower, some  down right stubborn and resistant to change.  In time change comes, we fight it, we let go,  only to find that there are more layers to discover. Always more work to be done.  I guess that’ s kind of the beauty of life.  There is work to be done.  What you decide to work on is entirely up to you. What’s it going to be?

Breathe deep and let go of the things that don’t serve you in positive ways. Exciting things are in the works. For everyone.

xo, amy

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