Signs You Aren’t Eating Enough

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”- Jim Rohn

Spring has arrived, which means summer will be here before we know it. Many folks begin to focus on weight loss goals in May. So I just wanted to put out a gentle reminder…

If you have weight loss goals…

🐢slow and steady 🐌 

…is the healthiest and most sustainable way to go. 

How slow and steady? To preserve most of your muscle mass (not just for looks **)around 0.5-1.5 lbs per week is a general recommendation. But YOUR body will let you know if you’re losing weight too fast for YOU.

Here are some signs:

  • feeling cold
  • trouble sleeping
  • constipation
  • low libido
  • frequent or constant hunger
  • irritability 
  • hair loss
  • weak immune system/ frequently sick /can’t get well 
  • anxiety and/or depression
  • brain fog

**Why is muscle mass important?

  • Quality of life and independence (especially as we age)
  • Preventing osteoporosis 
  • Lowering your heart rate
  • Managing blood sugar
  • Protection from injury
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved energy levels
  • Overall healthy aging 

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

🎃 Pumpkin Bread Pudding

I made sourdough pumpkin earlier in the week and knew we wouldn’t be able to finish it before the bread became dry. I hate wasting food. I love having dessert daily. So, I made this bread pudding from the sourdough pumpkin bread.

Super easy. Sounds like a fancy dessert, but it’s definitely more like down home comfort food. My 7 and 9 year olds devoured it and said the caramel sauce was their favorite part. I used monk fruit sweetener and milk to lower the calories and it was delicious.

The salted caramel sauce is simple to make as well. I just googled salted caramel sauce and picked a recipe with great ratings. If you have an extra set of hands in your house, your forearms will thank you as they will get tired from the constant stirring. We put the leftover caramel sauce in a glass jar to keep in the fridge and have with leftovers, ice cream, apples, and anything else that comes to mind.

Let me know how you like it if you make this! We’ll definitely be making it again soon! Probably several more times if I’m honest.

I think my next Fall themed dessert will be Pumpkin Tres Leches 😋