Hey everyone! Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!
Scott & I had a wonderfully relaxing weekend here at home — keeping up with our normal routine of walking down along the water here in SF, barbecuing with some friends, a trip to Costco to finally see my 21DSD Daily Guide book on the shelf, and setting up a dog playdate for Harper.
While we mainly stayed in (we're not so big on Memorial Day crowds here in the Sanfilippo / Mills household!), I did want to remind you of my San Francisco Restaurant Guide – for all my favorite spots to eat here in the city!
21DSD Testimonial Spotlight
I know what you’ve been thinking: “but, Diane, I don’t really *need* a SUGAR DETOX. I already eat pretty clean. I eat mostly Paleo-ish. I’ve even dabbled with keto. I don’t need to cut sugar from my diet for three weeks.”
Imma let you finish but… 😂
Actually, no. I’m going to stop you right there. What I need for you to know about my 21DSD Daily Guide is that I wrote it for you. YES YOU. Not only for those who *know* they need to kick a sugar habit, but for you, who is sitting there feeling like every time you are on-again-off-again with your *diet*, you’re left feeling like you don’t know what *your* best way forward is.
Don't believe me? MEET KARA!
She didn’t think the 21DSD would help her because she was *already eating mostly paleo*. Read her story in her own words below.
“Lengthy, cheesy post alert. Day 21 of Level 3 of the @21daysugardetox. Sipping on my Gingerade kombucha and filling out my daily guide. This daily guide has been incredibly helpful and I’ve learned quite a bit. I cannot believe how good I feel. I didn’t think I’d notice much of a difference since I’d already cleaned up the food I choose to eat and stuck to a mostly paleo way of eating. BUT, I’m sleeping great, I have more energy for my workouts, and I’m handling stress much better. My resting heart rate has gone down by about 15 beats per minute. Cravings are gone and PMS was a non-issue for the first time EVER this month. I had been in a bit of a plateau before the detox, but since I started I’ve lost about 7 pounds and my clothes feel loose. Is it weird that I’m excited to go get my blood work done?
There are always things we can learn about ourselves, no matter how far along you’ve come in your healthy journey. The #21DSD has basically shown me that the learning and growing never stops. You’re never “finished.” Health is an ongoing process and I’m loving it.”
I told you I’m here to challenge your status quo, right? I think you’re capable of so many amazing things. When will you start believing that?
#BBSpices Recipe Highlight – SAVORY Blend!
I'm sharing some recipe inspiration, featuring a new blend each week! This week the spotlight is on my SAVORY blend!
- Savory Roasted Veggies – toss your favorite root veggies with a cooking fat of choice & shake liberally with SAVORY blend. Roast at 425F for 25-30 minutes until crispy. (Photo: @21dsdcoach_sherry)
- Savory Breakfast Sausage – normally I suggest my ITALIAN blend for sausage, but my Green Apple Breakfast Sausage is awesome with the SAVORY blend as well – just sub the SAVORY blend for ITALIAN! (Photo: @elowder)
- Savory Bone Broth – Mix together bone broth of choice with my SAVORY blend and heat to serve. (Photo: @alyssastwobites)
- Savory Tuna Salad – mix a teaspoon or two of my SAVORY blend with a clean mayo, and toss together with tuna & greens! (Photo: @lighter_shade_of_pale)
And be sure to follow @balancedbites on Instagram for recipe inspiration & upcoming giveaways!
Balanced Bites Master Class enrollment will open on June 18th!
I'm so excited to share that enrollment for the Balanced Bites Master Class will be opening soon!
I've been sharing a few sneak peeks at the module content in my Instagram Stories, but if you've missed it, I'll add a highlight soon!
For more than 6 years, Liz and I have shared our passion for real food and nutrition through our live events and the Balanced Bites podcast. We traveled the country teaching live seminars, yet folks in areas we could not visit wanted to learn too… And so, the virtual Balanced Bites Master Class was created!
The Balanced Bites Master Class (BBMC) is not about dietary dogma, yes/no lists, or arbitrary rules and restrictions. It is about empowering you with real information to start building the life you want and creating the change you need.
This class is perfect for you if you've wanted to deeper your own understanding of nutrition and especially if you've considered going to a multiple months/years-long formalized training. As a BBMC Student, you can get amazing clarity on whether or not a career in nutrition is right for you, before investing thousands of dollars.
The class is comprised of high-quality video modules designed to help you understand the content completely, both with audio and visual components as well as text-based guides for following along and applying the information to your own life.
The student class is $497 and the practitioner class (for coaches) is $1497 (this course has ongoing support and materials that dive deeper into applying the information to your clients as well as business modules and tools / resources to use with clients).
What you missed on Instagram!
Watermelon Wonder Kombucha
We're all going crazy for this flavor of kombucha, and it's finally showing up at more and more grocery stores – PRAISE HANDS EMOJIS ALL THE THINGS BE STILL MY HEART!!
There's so much more fun happening over on Instagram – make sure you're following me there for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into my day-to-day life!
#349: Acne & Inflammation
In this week's podcast, Liz & I are chatting about acne & Inflammation, while sharing a little bit more about what we both are doing topically for acne.
- News and updates from Diane [1:48]
- Balanced Bites podcast Facebook group
- Robyn Youkilis meal prep workshop
- Liz settles at the lake
- Balanced Bites Master Class
- Emily Schromm's Body Awareness Project
- US Wellness Meats
- Something I've been digging lately [12:39]
- Acne, inflammation, and pork [21:28]
- Topical acne treatments [30:58]
- WYMOI: What you missed on Instagram [36:53]