Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It's here!! The biggest + baddest sale of the year aka Nordstrom's legendary Anniversary Sale has arrived. If you only shop once a year this sale will keep you covered. It's great for great basics + upcoming trends + a whole hell of a lot more. Early Access (cardholder's only) ends today and the public sale starts tomorrow (July 20th) and ends on August 6th.  Scroll to the end of the post for updated picks ranging from beauty to shoes!


This metal handle faux leather bag was the first thing that jumped out at me from the sale!  It's the absolute perfect taupe color that I've been looking for + with a long strap for a different carrying option.  And you can't beat the $38.90 price-tag!



This suede moto jacket is a true fashion staple and comes in a 2 "fallish" colors:  olive + ruby.  This jacket will sell out fast at this price!  I have this in brown and wear it all the time!  For size reference I wear a medium in this brand + I like a looser fit on my clothing.  

This is the same jacket in brown- I'm loving the ruby red color!



If you didn't scoop up this cozy fleece pullover last winter now is your chance!  I wore this literally every weekend as my off-duty casual uniform.  My husband said it looked like I was wearing a blanket (ha!) and it seriously feels like you are!

For reference- I'm wearing a small because this style runs pretty large.

For the rest of  my sale picks - shop below!  I separated my picks into 7 categories: outerwear, clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, athleisure, and beauty!  Happy Shopping Lovelies!!



















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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

F-Factor

I have never been a big “diet” person. I am not big on counting when it comes to calories, fat, carbs, points, and all that good stuff. I just always knew what to eat, and what not to eat, and have focused on that. I always said my “diet” was low carb, low fat, and high fiber. Well, I was at lunch with my friend Dina, and she said have you heard of F-Factor? I looked into it and I thought wow this is exactly what I want to do do! This book, and “diet”, gave me so much more guidance and perspective. Tanya Zuckerbrot is the queen nutritionist, and I have loved learning about her philosophy.

F-Factor also helped me incorporate more variety in my meals and gave me more knowledge about what I was eating. I mean their first line on their website says, "Eat Carbs, Dine Out, Drink Alcohol, workout less." Who doesn’t love all that?!

What is F-Factor?
To put it simply it is all about the FIBER. Why fiber? The addition of more fiber into your diet helps you feel full, gain improved energy, and speeds up your digestive tract process. Fiber acts Ike a sponge in your digestive track that helps absorb molecules like carbs, fats, and sugars preventing them from settling on your hips. The goal on F-Factor is to have 30-35 grams of fiber per day. Once you learn what foods have high fiber, this lifestyle gets super easy!

There are 3 different steps for this diet:
Step 1: Jump-Start Your Weigh Loss. First 2 weeks in a high protein, low-fat with a moderate amount of high fiber foods to get your body use to higher fiber intake

Step 2: Continued Weight Loss. On this step you add more carbs into your diet, you can divide them over 3 meals or have them all with one meal.

Step 3: Maintaining your desired weight. Incorporate even more carbs into your diet with a continued fiber intake of 30-35 grams per day.

One thing the F-Factor diet is big on are GG Crackers. These high fiber crackers can be topped with so many things that make them taste good. I have mentioned these before, but they have only 2 net carbs and 4 grams of fiber per cracker. I have been putting my eggs on them in the morning. Also something else I love that you can do on this program is eat Fiber One Cereal. I eat this as my treat sometimes, and it keeps you so full.

The main reason I love F-Factor is because even when I “fall off” or have a splurge, I don’t feel like the weight comes back on as fast. Some diets make you feel like you gain your weight back, and then some, if you have a few bad days. With increasing your fiber intake so much it helps all the bad calories get our of your system quickly. I also don’t ever feel the Monday diet dread when getting back on track after a fun weekend. It is an easy program to follow, and teaches you what high fiber foods you can easily incorporate in your daily routine.

The F-Factor Book breaks everything down so easily and I have learned so much. Check it out as well as their we
bsite: Fit Factor.  Also their instagram handle: @f_factor is super helpful with helpful information and recipes.





Happy Fibering!
Crystal 






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