Let’s Celebrate!

I’m not sure if anyone notices a change on Nutritiously Sweet?

Yes? No? Well… the online coaching plan is NOW available! Go check it out here like now!

To celebrate, I am going to be doing a giveaway! Without you, my fellow friends, YouTube and DAMY Health, I wouldn’t be anywhere.

So what’s in it?

  • A couple of samples of day & night Intense Hydration Lotion with clary sage from Burt’s Bees. One for you and one to share or not. Plus coupons too!
  • 1 Emerald Natural Almonds 100 Calorie Pack
  • 1 Pure Organic Bar in Chocolate Brownie
  • 4 Packets of the New “monk fruit in the raw” Sugar
  • 1 Odwalla Sweet & Salty Almond Bar
  • 1 Packet of Nature’s Path Maple Nut Instant Oatmeal
  • 1 Packet of Justin’s Honey Almond Butter
  • 2 Packets of Teechino Vanilla Nut Herbal Coffee
  • 1 Packet of Bigelow French Vanilla Decaf Tea
  • 1 Kashi Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar

How do you win? Simple! Just leave a comment below telling me which thing you’d love to try or eat from this giveaway. USA & Canada Only, sorry :-[

Want a bonus entry? Like Nutritiously Sweet on Facebook or subscribe to me on YouTube.

Good Luck! (Entries will close on April 25th at midnight Eastern Time)

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Focused! (Plus Coaching Information)

Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllo! 73349_10101541398526860_986293466_n (1)Perhaps, that’s a bit too much on a Monday morning? But let me tell you, I am in such a great mood. As you can see, I ordered some business cards. Finally!

lp I’m restarting my whole health and it feels good. Let me not say restarting, but rather going back to what I know works. I love trying out new workout plans, foods, diets, etc. But you know what? It’s time I stick to what works. You know what it was? It’s MY plan.

544429_629472867066277_2032241512_nI mentioned earlier that through my weight loss experience and different things that I tried, I found what worked for me and made my own plan. DAMY definitely was a huge inspiration. I also learned from the Tone It Up plan, yoga and weight training.482751_629472870399610_2031721746_n It’s getting closer to when I put the plan up, but I do have the plan through inquires only. If you are interested, please e-mail me at NutritiouslySweet@gmail.com. Right now I have several clients and they are doing great. The prices (for the moment) are from as little as $10.00 to $40.00.20899_629472873732943_1092230047_nI even do grocery trips, if you are in the New York City area. I just did a little grocery shopping, myself. I’m going to try out Green Giant’s digestive health mix with white beans, carrots and spinach. I don’t normally do fruit pops or deli meat, but sometimes I just crave it.547749_629472910399606_1885692177_nLove this DeBoles multi-grain pasta and can’t forget some dark chocolate. I also found this Ener-G bread to try. Light white rice with flax bread, which has 50 calories and 1g of both protein and fiber. It tastes HORRIBLE untoasted, but is yummy toasted. I just had to be blunt there. 544116_629484633731767_967961_nI made “open-faced” chicken and spinach sandwiches. It was so good. I would definitely get this bread again. One thing I liked that it was only $3.69. Because seriously, so many gluten-free breads are $5.00 and up and this price is more reasonable for my budget.733810_629528920394005_1900445050_nYesterday I made a little batch of these but I used chocolate protein powder and melted dark chocolate. Perfect little night time clean treat.

Question: How was everyone’s weekend? Do you like to try different foods or diet plans. Or do you mostly stick to what works?

Showing [DAMY] Love

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about DAMY Health, but did you know that it’s what helped me seriously begin to tone up and lose those last few pounds? I was my healthiest post Bikini Body. I’m sure you are wondering… what happened then?

I went through a lot of personal things; like everyone does at some points. I was taking medication for anxiety and I was diagnosed with depression. Not to mention my relationship was failing, school was suffering and my job was wearing me out.

It was hard to get back from that, but I managed. DAMY Health is still number one that helps to maintain my weight. Right now I am trying out LiveFit, because I love trying new things. It’s like anything; for example my favorite Greek yogurt is Chobani, but I’ll try other brands.

But I still love Chobani and it’s number one for me. At the end of the day, the healthy principles I follow are DAMY related. Amy is amazing, inspiring and if you don’t have her on Facebook, click here! Speaking of Greek yogurt, I did try a new one this past week with 22g of protein.
544372_628843093795921_1289511774_nNancy’s Greek probiotic yogurt was pretty yummy! I mixed in some maple syrup, vanilla extract, maple almond butter and pumpkin seeds into it… oh so, super delicious. I like that the container is re “close-able”  I can buy a big tub of yogurt and just use this as the container.

Talk about a one pictured post. Hey, it happens. Sometimes I’ve even had no pictures in a post. Today was about rambling. Oh but I did want to say thank you to those who commented on my “Taking a Step Back” post. It means a lot that I have many awesome supporters.

Kudos to you all :)

All Things DAMY

This post has been my most requested. I wanted to make this post about all things DAMY Health. Here are some of the questions most of my readers ask. If you have any more questions, please feel free to post of comment or email me at NutritiouslySweet@gmail.com. Enjoy!

How does DAMY Health work?

Damy is a simple online coaching program designed for clean eating, weight loss, toning and more. You first choose the program you want and the rest is easy from there. All programs have a once a week check in where you and Amy discuss your personal health goals and anything you may need help it. You also have access to Amy 24/7 via email and she always responds within the next 24 hours.

My weekly workout plan?

Right now my workout plan is based on my mood. For the most part I still do half of the DAMY workouts and half my own. DAMY workouts consist of about 30-45 minutes of your choice cardio plus weight training. For the most part, the weight training is divided into three categories; lower body, shoulders and chest. There is also ab work that in incorporated and one (or two depending on the program) of the days is a HIIT day {aka high intensity interval training). For that, it usually consists of burpees, jump squats, push ups, and then combining it with weight or strength training. The other half that’s my own, usually consists of walking or yoga.

Can I do the workouts indoors?

Amy does have a few workouts that you can do at home. For example your cardio can be a HIIT, so you can do rounds of push-ups, jumping jacks, burpees and such to get your heart rate going. Also a jump rope is a great way to get that cardio boost.

Do I post a log?

I don’t post a workout log, but if you guys would like to see me post my weekly workouts, I can totally do that!

Can I do the exercises if I am older or need low intensity?

All the exercises can be modified. You just need to ask Amy. I had hip and knee surgery and was able to do most of the workouts. Again, just ask Amy!

Do you have to buy unusual foods?

No, not at all. I mean granted quinoa and edamame aren’t your usual purchases, but you can still buy the basics like eggs, lean meats, brown rice, oats, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, oils, etc. at your everyday supermarket.

Sample week of DAMY?

I don’t have any sample meal plan weeks of DAMY, but I do have a few sample days. I have sample #1, sample #2 and one vegetarian sample. If you’d like more, please feel free to let me know and I’ll do a few more.

Again, if you have any other DAMY Health questions, please feel free to ask. *Live Nutritiously*

The Bests of 2012!

Happy 2013 Everyone!

Here are the best of the best for 2012. From my favorite posts, to the most popular recipes for Nutritiously Sweet. Check it out the top three for each:

Most Popular Recipes:

  1. Maple Peanut Butter “Muffin Top”
  2. Belgium Dark Chocolate Mousse
  3. Faux Zeppoles?

Most Popular Posts:

  1. “A Day In The Life Of” A Sample DAMY Health Menu
  2. Vega One (All-In-One) Nutrition Shake Review
  3. DAMY Health and Tone It Up Review

Most Popular Pages:

  1. DAMY Health
  2. Recipes
  3. Weight Loss

My Favorite Posts:

  1. My Weight Loss Journey (And Today)
  2. “A Day In The Life Of” A Sample DAMY Health Menu: Part Two
  3. Living In A Whirlwind

My favorite Recipes:

  1. Microwaveable Cinnamon-Vanilla Pancake X’s Two
  2. Cinnamon & Almond Butter “Stuffed” French Toast
  3. Cheese & Herb Flatbread (Yeast & Egg Free)

My Favorite New Blogs:

  1. Detoxinista
  2. Modern Girl Nutrition
  3. Jessie Loves To Run

Another year is up ahead for Nutritiously Sweet. Bigger and better things await, not the mention online coaching. Thank you guys for all your support. This blog is nothing without it’s awesome readers, xoxo.

December Goals

I haven’t done a heartfelt post in a while. I just wanted to talk about a few new things in my life and where my path is taking me. After all it’s December and almost the end of 2012.

Firstly, I know I’ve said it here and there about me gaining weight. It’s interesting how after gaining seven pounds (the healthy way), my health has been very different.  I became very weak when I hit the 130s and even a bit in the low 140s.get_healthy._get-49920Now I hover between 144 and 146 and that to me is great. I feel more energized and much  healthier. Sometimes we really need to listen to our bodies and find what works. Everyone is different.  Every body is different.  Just listen.Listen-to-your-bodyIn terms of food, my diet has been fairly clean and mostly Vegetarian.  I eat meat about 2-4 times a week and with that, my digestion has been much better. Exercise? I pretty much have been doing weeks 5-8 of DAMY’s Bikini Body. Once classes are done, I am going to change up my routine to include more yoga.LiveLeanLifestyle logo - apple onlyNow onto a real list of December goals. What do I want to accomplish by this month’s year/ end?

  1. Pass my class: This should be a no brainer, but I really want to pass my class with a good grade and finally be done with it. Then it’s onto Nutrition learning for next semester.
  2. Do more yoga! I always tend to put this as a goal but never really stick to it. I am going to set that I do at least two yoga sessions per week.
  3. Start looking for a new job: Now that my schedule will be more flexible, I want to start looking for a new job that isn’t so physically demanding. It really is no good for my body what so ever.
  4. Try new things! Every week I need to try something new each week; whether it be a recipe, workout, or food. I always focus on new food but I need to change it up.
  5. Read! I want to read at least two books before December ends. More would be awesome but I really need to get back into reading. I may set that goal that I read at least 1-2 books per month.

goalsQuestion: What are some of your goals for December? Do share!

WIAW #25: Cleaning Up “House”

My body is my temple and I need to take care of it better. As many of you know I have issues with food allergies and anemia. I haven’t been taking care of myself 100%, but as of Sunday, I’ve been doing an excellent job and I am quite proud of myself. Yay for healthier and happier me!For this WIAW, I will be showing you my eats for one of my “clean” eating days. I did sneak in a banana though (I just had a mean sweet craving and I reached for that as oppose to chocolate cheesecake). If you don’t know what What I Ate Wednesday is, check it out over at Peas and Crayons!Breakfast: DAMY Gingerbread Protein Pancake (minus apple) w/ Almond Butter. So simple, so delicious!Snack: Cheese, Pear & Almonds. Here is where the dairy comes in. On the DAMY fat blaster program, dairy is not allowed (except yogurt) but since I am using it as a guideline to get my eating back in check, you will see it here in my eats.Lunch: Brown Rice, a baked plantain, black beans and sautéed spinach. I forgot how much I love sautéed spinach. A little olive oil, sea salt and minced garlic? Mmm.Snack: Here is the sneaky little banana. It took care of my sweet tooth, which is awesome! Normally I’d be wanting chocolate or ice cream, but I reached for Nature’s candy and felt satisfied!Dinner: Hard-boiled egg white, light string cheese, grapes & spinach/pineapple smoothie (not shown). Since I had school on Tuesday, I know I don’t really get to have a proper meal. I had a spinach and pineapple smoothie before class and the rest of the snacks after. Love it.Eating like this makes me feel so light and energized. I can tell that eating meat definitly weighs me down. Mostly because my digestive system is on the frtiz from all my food allergies. But since I do know how to make my body feel better, why not do it?

“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.”
~B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health

“Diet” Change Up

Since I haven’t been myself with food or workouts, I am going to be using the DAMY Health fat blaster program for two weeks as a guideline. This will help me for a Halloween party I was invited to for this Saturday coming up. I don’t want to look yucky (or feel yucky) and bloated. I want to look hott! Woot :)

What do the meals look like? Super clean and I’ll show you a few sample days of what I have. There is a strict eating plan, however, like I said, I am going to be using it as a guideline. Dairy is not allowed (except for plain yogurt) but I may be having some cheese. Bananas are also not allowed, as it’s mostly apples, pears and berries and this I will be following.

The plan is very low in sugar (only natural ones from fruits/ veggies and of course the yogurt). It’s going to be hard. I know I am going to have a massive migraine for a couple of days but my body needs to detox from the sugar overload. I’ll only be doing a little maple agave drizzle for the protein pancakes, so in combination with the yogurt, my added sugar should be less than 20 grams per day (Daily Recommended Amount = 24g)

I am also going to be eating vegetarian for the two weeks as well (DAMY Health offers a vegan meal plan too!). Why? I find it better for my digestion and I’ve been feeling really sluggish. I tend to get that way when I eat too much meat. I am taking a multivitamin now that has 158% of Vitamin B12 (on top of fortified unsweetened soymilk), so that won’t be an issue. Now with iron, I have been looking into more iron alternative as oppose to beef (10% Iron) and turkey (8% Iron).

Here is a little list of five foods:

Foods with 8%+ Iron (Per Serving)

  • Broccoli (1 Cup Cooked = 8%)
  • Raspberries (1/2 Cup Frozen = 8%)
  • Almond Butter (2 Tbsps = 8%)
  • Soymilk (1 Cup = 8%)
  • Spinach (2 Cups Raw = 10%)

As with all foods that have iron, you must have some Vitamin C for proper absorption. Foods high in vitamin C? Broccoli, Raspberries, Brussels Sprouts and so on. I know this post lacks in pictures, but I wanted to really give you a sense of how I want to change-up my eating habits. You’ll forgive me, right?

Question: Do you ever get out of the “healthy” eating mode? I notice that when I get sick or overworked, it just goes in a weird spiral!

DAMY Health 20% OFF Special Promo!

The holidays are coming up and you know what that means? Time for a lifestyle change, of course! As a DAMY Health ambassador, you know I am all about a healthy lifestyle and enjoying all things in moderation. And guess what that means for you?

DAMY Health is giving Nutritiously Sweet’s Members 20% OFF their amazing  All-Natural Online Weight Loss/Body Transformation Programs. This special is valid for 1 week only! Now is the time to get fit and healthy for the Holiday Season. You can redeem your 20% OFF by simply entering the coupon code “DAMYLOVE” when you sign up here (must click link and enter code to receive promo*)

If you want more information on the DAMY Health programs, check out the DAMY Health page. While everyone is going mad through the holidays, stress eating and just simply tossing healthy out the window, you will be on your way to a happy, healthier and better you.

I love to whip out the Fat Blaster or Holiday Slim Down program and make sure that I don’t go of plan. Life is all about balance and with DAMY Health, you will succeed.

DAMY Nation!

Wow, have you seen all the awesome recipes Amy has created at DAMY Health? Raw cinnamon buns? Note to self: Get a GIANT jar of cashew butter.In other DAMY news, I am now on week two of restarting my Bikini Body challenge for Hot for Halloween. I feel amazing. The Bikini Body program to me is the best because it just makes you feel good and look good.

One of the questions I get asked a lot is, is it hard to follow? A lot of people get worried about diet restrictions or having to work out too much.

But honestly when it comes to the food aspect, there is so much variety! You can never get bored because Amy gives you a huge list of foods and all you have to do is mix and match to your liking. If you want to see some sample menus, click here!

For the workouts? It is a set plan, but if you do need modifications, (as did I due to my knees and hips being weaker) just ask Amy! She is your coach 24/7 and use that to your advantage. She is more then happy to give you a modification or alternative moves to do for anything you may not be able to do.

Sick during Bikini Body? Just repeat the week! Don’t give up because you had to miss a few days from being sick. Get back on the Bikini Body wagon and repeat and continue working toward success.

So what are you waiting for? Check out DAMY now!