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By Marensmorsels @marentweets

Happy Tuesday. And happy new week!

SCORE! I love short weeks like this one. I’m in such a good mood this morning I made oatmeal! I know, crazy.

I was gone most of the weekend but I did get in 2 posts last night:

  • Max and my trip to Benicia for a family celebration
  • a yummy recipe: Chicken with Veggies and a Homemade Vinaigrette



This oatmeal should be called complete all your healthy guidelines oatmeal. Here’s why:

  1. I got a whole serving of fruit
  2. I got a serving of omega-3 good fats (chia seeds!!!)
  3. I got a 1/2 serving of protein and good fats (almond butter)
  4. I got a carb fix from yummy good carbs… oats!

This oatmeal definitely packs a nutritious punch!

I also had my mug of magic hot lemon water. Drinking 1 mug of hot water with the juice of half a lemon squeezed into it is really healthy for your stomach and digestive system. The digestive system sort of turns off at night because we’re all fasting between dinner and breakfast. Drinking this water first thing in the morning cleanses the intestines and stomach while turning them back on so they wont be attacked/surprised with huge bowls of nutritious oatmeal just after waking up.


Complete Those Healthy Guidelines Oatmeal



  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • pinch salt (for boiling water)
  • 1 stevia packet

top with

  • 1 packets stevia
  • handful blueberries
  • a small handful raspberries
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP almond milk


Holy delicious and huge bowl of oatmeal. I could only eat half. I’m not too much of a breakfast eater. Next time I’ll 1/2 the oats to 1/4 cup.

This entire bowl of oatmeal is around 300 calories!! 


Clean Eating Progress: Week 1

Well I’d be lying if I said I was hating it…


I’m having so much fun cooking. I found some really yummy, quick and easy recipes like Chicken with Veggies and a Homemade Vinaigrette, Chili Crusted Cod, and Noodle-less Chicken Noodle Stir Fry.

I finally really nailed down what aggravates my stomach and intestines. It’s simple sugars! I need to avoid sugar and sugary things. I also need to avoid simple carbs and switch them with complex ones like oats, whole grain bread, basmati rice, and brown rice. Even after just a week of new clean eating my intestines are the happiest they’ve been in a while. I even had a few splurges along the way.

My body feels all around better. I’m trying to start running again and I have a 1/2 Marathon I’m starting to work toward in September.

I think I felt so bad for so long before I didn’t realize how badly I felt. It made it hard to motivate myself to eat healthy nutritious meals. Knowing I’ll feel really great is some HUGE motivation. I’m really excited for another week, some more recipes, and a lot more fitness and fun.

Tell me about !!! I want to know…

What is something you cant eat because it makes you feel bad?

red wine


Did you make a really good recipe this weekend? Leave me the link!!!

If Lokey (from the Avengers) had stolen you and an Avenger was coming to rescue you… which one would you hope for??

… Thor!

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