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The Healthy Peachtember Challenge

August 31, 2018 | Author: Ashley McCrary
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September is such a great month to refocus and crush some new goals. The Healthy Peachtember Challenge is much more than just the physical, it’s also to reflect and grow in other areas of our lives. I have divided the 30 day challenge into diet, workout, self care/ family time and acts of kindness. Below is a break down regarding the guidelines for the next 30 days. Click on the photo below to download and print.

Diet

The next 30 days will be a focus on combining the Keto and Paleo (dairy free) diet guidelines while keeping carbohydrate intake between 25-30 net carbs a day. The Keto diet involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. Your daily macro intake should be broken down by the following, 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrate. This way of eating has proved to lead to better brain function, decrease in inflammation, weight loss and an increase in overall energy. Pairing the Keto diet with the Paleo diet means staying away from dairy along with processed foods.

In addition, there is an optional 3 x a week intermittent fasting included. 16/8 fasting means eating within a window of eight hours each day, for example, 12pm to 8pm, not eating the remaining 16 hours. By adding the additional layer of fasting, it allows your body to get into ketosis faster and burn fat quicker. There have been many studies that indicate that fasting can have many great health benefits. According to Healthline, intermittent fasting can increase brain function, lower inflammation in the body, lower risk for diabetes, regulate hormones, and weight loss. Further, Healthline also indicates the Keto diet can greatly benefit the following health conditions, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Epilepsy, Diabetes, Autism, and even some cancers.

In order to support all of my keto needs this month, I plan to use a lot of the Perfect Keto supplements. Click here and use the code “HEALTHYLITTLEPEACH” to grab 15% off your order.

Workout

The workout schedule for the challenge is 5 x a week with a mix of cardio, weights and HIIT. My husband and I have developed an amazing 6 week program that has everything you would need in order to be successful in your health journey this month. Feel free to grab our Peachy Fit Guide that will help you burn fat and gain muscle.

In addition to the workout plan, the challenge includes finding time in the day to knock out 50 push ups, 50 crunches and 50 squats. This is just an extra boost that will keep you moving through the day. If you workout in the morning, this quick mini workout is perfect to complete while your watching TV. If you workout at night, then complete these first thing when you wake up to get a fresh start to the day.

Self Care/ Family Time

Life gets busy and sometimes self care and family time can get lost in the shuffle. It’s important to find balance and make yourself along with your family a priority. Self care can be little things such as taking a bath and listening to your favorite Spotify playlist or going and getting a pedicure. For me, I love having enough time in the morning to fix my hair, put my makeup on and feel pretty and presentable.

It’s equally important to talk kind to yourself and pray. I have designed a card with daily affirmations that you can say to yourself every morning or throughout your day. Not only will I be saying them to myself, but I am also challenging my students at school to make up their own along with Eloise, my 4 year old daughter. Click on the photo below to download and print for free.

 Family time is so important and can get thrown on the back burner when life gets busy and overwhelming. This month, I am challenging us all to stop and really soak in the moments that we may be missing. My goal is to put my phone down and to have more snuggles, laughter and overall special moments with my family that I can cherish forever. I don’t ever want to look back and say I work too much and right now I am feeling like I never stop working. Family time and being completely present is my main goal this month.

Acts of Kindness

Wouldn’t you agree that we rise by lifting up others and showing love and kindness? This month, let’s change the world by helping others and by being a light in the darkness. Once a week go out of your way to do something nice for somebody. Not only will it make their day, but your heart will grow and you will feel better as a human. Being kind is the best thing we can do and hopefully our actions will encourage others to pay it forward to do the same. Change starts with us and we need to stop talking about it and start acting.

Resources

Click on the picture below to grab The Peachtember Daily Planner along with a free grocery list template/meal planner.

 

XO- MAC

4 thoughts on "The Healthy Peachtember Challenge"

  1. Cindy lake says:

    Looking forward to starting this journey. Thank you

  2. Loretta says:

    You are just amazing. Looking forward to
    the 30 day challenge.

  3. Reina says:

    Def joining in on this challenge!

  4. Zarina Lamont says:

    Thanks for all you do. I don’t comment or like enough but please know you are valued and your work is inspiring! This challenge is so similar to my previously planned September Mission board.


 

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

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Hope everyone had a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I was planning to take off posting today, but I found this gem and had to share. Vegan Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting. 

If you are looking for a yummy vegan cake and buttercream, be sure to check out this recipe. It’s seriously incredible. 

Grab the full recipe over in the link in bio 
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Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, and Dairy-Free

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✨Creamy Crab Dip✨ SAVE THIS RECIPE

This dip is the perfect appetizer for The Super Bowl this weekend. 

It’s Whole30, Keto, Paleo, Gluten & Dairy-Free!!

✨Crab Dip (Dairy-Free)✨

1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked and drained 
8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese Kite Hill (or regular cream cheese will work)
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
1 tbsp Franks hot sauce
1 tbsp. lemon juice
⅓ cup chopped onions
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp vegan butter (or regular if not DF)
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp onion powder
1 ½ tbsp nutritional yeast (or sub shredded cheese)
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp black pepper
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
½ tsp ground mustard

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

✨Instructions✨

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter along with the minced garlic and onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
2. In a large bowl mix together the crab meat, dairy-free cream cheese, mayo, lemon juice, hot sauce, seasonings (except for nutritional yeast) along with the cooked onions and garlic. Mix together until combined.
3. Grease a 2-quart baking dish and add the crab mixture evenly. Sprinkle the top with nutritional yeast or you can sub cheese here.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!
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Needing a healthier Valentine’s Day dessert? Be sure to give this Keto Blueberry Cobbler a try. 

It is the perfect sweet treat without all the sugar. The filling consists of  fresh blueberries, all-natural sweeteners, lemon juice and xanthan gum and is topped with a nutty crumble and baked to perfection. Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free

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