I have been in the biggest lunch rut lately and I think a big part of it has been not being able to figure out a healthy, but still tasty, way to dress my salads.
Then a few days ago, out of the blue and like a message from above, my favorite nutritionist Katie emailed me to say that her nutrition site, Prescribe Nutrition, had just put out a FREE ebook full of clean eating recipes for marinades and dressings.
Whoo hoo! I’ve been chowing down on the 2-minute jar vinaigrette ever since – lunch is saved!
Of course, that wasn’t the only reason Katie was reaching out. I have been a loyal affiliate for the Prescribe Nutrition programs for years now and she wanted to let me know that a new online nutrition course was about to begin and to once again offer a 20% discount to MPMK readers.
Oh, and my FAVORITE PART, they’re adding a 20-day home de-cluttering course on top of all the great nutrition stuff. That means you can clean out your body AND clean out your house all in one fell swoop!!
If you aren’t familiar with Katie and the rest of the gang over at Prescribe Nutrition, I’ve written all about my experience with their program many times on the blog. Here’s a little snippet:
Do you ever think to yourself, “I am ALWAYS tired.”?
I went through a big slump after having my daughter S, in which I just couldn’t seem to find my energy anywhere. Plus, I had headaches for a lot of the day, every day.
All that exhaustion and pain meant I had no energy to play with the kids plus I was moody and crabby with a short fuse and very short on Mama patience.
At first I tried to figure it out on my own, then I sought help through my general physician, OBGYN, and even a naturopath. But I never found the solid answers I was looking for.
It wasn’t until I met the functional-nutritionists at Prescribe Nutrition, Katie and Megan, that everything changed for me.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve known Katie and Megan for years now. They’ve played such an important role in helping to make me the mom I want to be and I’ve loved being an affiliate for their online programs because I believe in what they do so much.
And here’s the part where I “keep it real”. The Prescribe Nutrition courses aren’t a cake walk (either literally or figuratively).
It was hard – especially the first week when my body was craving all the processed foods and sugar I usually fed it. But I did it – what’s more I got my husband to do it too and we both felt SO MUCH better at the end.
When telling people about it I would say that I didn’t necessarily feel like I was ready to run a marathon but I generally felt happier and less tired. I also realized once I began the program that previously I’d been experiencing chronic stomach pains and bloating at night.
They’d become so commonplace that I didn’t even notice them, or think about doing anything to avoid them. Then I started my 15 days, those symptoms disappeared, and I felt amazing.
Finally, the most profound outcome of the experiment was how it affected me as a mother. Without the headaches and exhaustion, I became so much more fun! And I started connecting with my kiddos in new ways – which was a huge gift and exactly what I was hoping to gain from the experience.
You can also check out this guest post where the PN team laid out their 3-steps to finally getting your energy back.
And, if I haven’t gone on enough about these girls yet – here’s one more fun thing. They just put up a guest post by a blogger who found (and fell in love with) the Prescribe Nutrition programs via MPMK!
Here’s a little of what she had to say…
Some time after the birth of my son in November of last year, I started having daily headaches. Yes, you might guess that a newborn and a toddler were the root cause of those headaches! But after weeks of daily pain relievers, a trip to the eye doctor, and a goal to drink a gallon of water a day for a whole month, I still had a headache.
In desperation, I gave up coffee. That same day I got an e-mail from Modern Parents Messy Kids about Prescribe Nutrition. After stalking the Prescribe Nutrition website for a few days and listening in on Megan & Katie’s webinar, I decided to take the Prescribe plunge.
Here’s the thing: I hate diets. My mom was a chronic dieter during my tween and teen years. The trauma of your entire house smelling like “The Cabbage Soup diet” when you’re twelve cannot be erased. I struggled with my own body image and disordered eating for most of my teens. I ate a lot of candy and I liked it – it was like the anti-diet. READ MORE
Enjoy the free e-book guys and if you decide this is your time to take the plunge and finally get your energy back, don’t forget to use the special code and take advantage of the MPMK reader discount!
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