TMI: Tummy Troubles

Today is day 5 of Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothies and let me tell you, everything is running smoooothly. Considering the amount of dietary fiber in these puppies it better be.

This week I suffered an IBS flare up. It has been a while since I’ve had any issues, thanks to identifying and avoiding my triggers (caffeine, high [saturated] fat foods, excessive gluten), so it’s easy to forget it’s a problem. So, last Friday night Bill and I went to a Royals game at the K and I enjoyed a bratwurst smothered in sauteed onions and peppers. And french fries. And a tub of popcorn. And beer, of course. For lunch on Saturday we scarfed burgers at The Burger Stand (Smoke burger for him, Classic for me) and shared a basket of truffle fries. Sunday morning we split a loaf of cherry almond swirl bread from Great Harvest Bread Company over cups of Roasterie coffee (fully leaded, of course).

And Monday morning my body decided to revolt.

I learned a few very important lessons. One, no matter how hard I try to eat clean all the time, perfection isn’t realistic. It’s ok if I indulge once in a while. Just not three days straight. And two, if I eat things that I know are bad for me I WILL suffer repercussions! Sure, it tasted delicious at the time, but why set myself up to be miserable?

Back to the smoothies. If you’ve ever felt the need to detoxify, this is the drink for you. The texture does take a bit to get used to but I can’t think of an easier way to consume that many veggies and fruits all at once. Read this to see why a whole fruit smoothie is superior to juicing.

Needless to say, I’m back on track. Tonight’s chicken and roasted veggie dinner was amazing, be sure to check back for pictures and recipe info or follow our new shared Pinterest board!

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About sarahkscoular

Sarah K. Scoular (@sarahkscoular on twitter) has 15 years customer service experience including face to face, over the phone and via digital interactions. Sarah is currently Enterprise Community Manager for uCern, the enterprise 2.0 social platform where Cerner Associates and Clients connect and collaborate. She ensures the 100,000+ member network is connecting people with others in similar roles or special interest groups, sharing information and finding answers to the questions they're looking for. Sarah helps others who are helping to revolutionize Health Care. Outside of work, Sarah is the wife of a graphic designer/laser engraver and the mother of seven-year-old Madeleine. She loves to cook clean, plant-strong foods and is a certified yoga and Les Mills BODYFLOW instructor.
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