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When it comes to food, I’m the girl you’ll find in the drive through of McDonald’s every other week and eating a bagel for breakfast. I drink wine {a lot of it} and don’t think twice about getting fries as a side. I am a runner and enjoy being active. In no way do I consider myself to be “fat” or in need of losing weight. Let the record state that I am only writing this because many of you have asked. So, here it is.

My #1 goal for 2017 is to live a more balanced life. In effort to get my crazy eating habits under control, I recently met with Kelly from Be Well by Kelly who is just as fabulous as everyone says she is. Reason #1 why I love Kelly is she immediately reassured me that I “don’t have to completely cut out wine and pasta nights.” After chatting with Kelly I realized the reason I am going on food benders at night is because I am not eating balanced meals for breakfast and lunch. This is basically causing me to go into the “red zone” and scarf down pasta at night. With a new house rule of enjoying wine 3-4 nights per week versus 6-7, she simply requested that I switch to organic wine instead. Apparently other wines add pure fructose to get that deep purple color as well as extra sulfites. All of this equals weight gain and mean hangovers. So, I immediately got on the mailing list with Dry Farms Wine.

I’ve made the pact with myself to only enjoy a {one} carb service once every 3 meals and not back to back meals. Meaning, if I have a carb for dinner I cannot have it for breakfast the next day. So far it seems to be working out great! I haven’t had any sugar spikes or crazy cravings and I have already noticed a few unnecessary pounds lifting off. Another big take away I had from Be Well by Kelly is to inject 1 tbsp of coconut oil daily. The active oil in coconut kills off candida or yeast overgrowth in your intestines and prevents cravings, decreases gut inflammation and makes skin glow! Sometimes I get so busy during the day that I legitimately forget to eat. I really do not care about food during the day. Then, dinner time sneaks up on me and I want to eat every single thing in sight. As a meal supplement, Kelly suggested having a protein shake to keep my levels balanced. I cannot tell you how much a difference this has made for my food choices. I no longer reach for the bread basket in pure desperation to feed myself. For Kelly’s recipes, be sure to visit her website by clicking here.

Life is all about moderation, balance and control. Keeping that balance can be rather difficult. These are just a few changes I have been making recently to help improve my diet and overall well being.

Do you have any good tips or tricks? Leave a comment below!

Turkey chilli is one of my favorite week night meals. Because I cannot stand to eat chili without some sort of toasted breaded goodness, I suggest doing sourdough or gluten free bread over others.


If you have to mac n cheese in your life {like I do} go with this gluten free option. I tried it and it passed the test!


My Carrs crackers have been replaced with Jilz gluten free crackers. If you think about it, crackers are kind of a waste of a carb so I cut corners by going gluten free here. If I’m going to have carbs I want to make it COUNT like with a hearty bowl of pasta.

Suggested protein to mix with Be Well by Kelly shakes is Teras Whey.


I love this cookbook that my cousin Kerry got me for Christmas. It’s inspired me to get creative with how I cook FISH!


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  • Kristin M.

    Ohhhh I love Jilz Gluten Free crackers! She actually lives and makes her crackers out here by me in Ventura, CA! She’s super sweet & really makes a great cracker. I can’t wait to try that GF sourdough, thanks for the recommendation. …. And now I have to look into this whole addition of fructose into some wines. No bueno! Thanks Jacey, these were great little tips.

  • Looking good and feeling great is the goal for life! 🙂
    Love the post.

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Katie

    Go for natural wine over organic! I use to always get bad headaches and stuffed up from wine and even organic has additives. From where I am from I know a group of people in the restaurant industry starting to bring it in and becoming even more popular and better for you than organic! Also love the cookbook Oh She Glows, I’m by no means vegan but I like following the recipes to cut back on dairy and meat sometimes! You would be surprised by her cheese sauce and other great creations! XoX

  • Andrea Fenise

    As I have gotten older, I really have to take a closer look into the food and wine I eat. I am active and thin but my skin is reflecting poor eating habits mainly entirely too much sugar. Thanks for sharing your tips and journey.

  • Pia Hocevar Mucic

    this all looks so delicious! I try to eat as healthy as possible, but it’s hard sometimes 🙂
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

  • I literally have been eating out SO much the last several weeks and all thanks to the holidays. Totally need to get back into routine. First stop, the grocery store! x

  • Such a great and inspirational post! This was definitely a 2017 goal of mine as well. Thanks for sharing! ♡

    xx Taylor | | @taylorwinkelmeyer

  • You really have healthy taste for foods. Btw, are they really gluten-free ?

  • Mary Katherine

    how can I add coconut oil in? cook with it or put it in smoothies? how do you add it in?

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!!

    Mireia from TGL

  • kara

    I love love pasta too- I have been incorporating a rice noodle dish once a week to get my noodle fix but without the gluten. I am not sure if this counts but it definitely feels lighter than spaghetti bolognese.

    Also, having the right foods in the house always helps – I would rather have yogurt and strawberries every morning for breakfast, but when there isn’t any fruit it is buttered toast every time. Also, taco night with corn tortillas and a bit of tomato rice… If you heat the corn tortillas in a hot pan they have a much better texture than warming in foil or in the microwave, so you aren’t missing the pillowy flour ones!

  • I’ve been making an effort to reduce carbs here and there as well and feel so much better for doing it. I also LOVE Perfect Bar protein bars (fridge section at Whole Foods) great on the go snack and full of good and not scary ingredients.

  • how have you been incorporating the coconut oil into your daily meals? can you put it in smoothies?

  • This is such a great post. I’ve been obligated to change my eating habits due to food intolerances. But not the regular (gluten) you’d expect. It’s random things like cherries, olive oil, dark beans. My attention to ingredients is key, but I do treat myself once or twice a week by going out to dinner and not worrying about it. Otherwise you go crazy! It’s all in the balance. Xx

  • caroline

    Love this! Only thing is that gluten-free does not necessarily mean low/no carb. Actually, the Annie’s mac n cheese with gluten has 47g carbs/serving, while the gluten-free has 51g/serving. Just something to be mindful of!

  • Emily Stafford

    Hi Damsel! Fantastic post! I have the same goal for 2017 and began my year with the Whole30 challenge and am feeling much better. Also, I recently found out that it was the sulfites in wine giving me headaches and have been on the search for organic wines that I also love the taste of too. Bonterra is nice and I also have really been into Frey Organic wines . Their Pinor Noir, Cab and Red Blend are fantastic!


  • Christina

    do you take 1tsp of coconut oil by itself? daily? thanks!

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