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Kickin’ It with Review Blogger Jeanna of Momma’s Bacon!

by Cascade Ice on August 6, 2015

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This week we are kickin’ it with mom of two, analyst and review blogger, Jeanna, of Momma’s Bacon. We are so excited to have had the chance to talk with her, and we just had to share her insights with you. Make sure to look for the links at the bottom to connect with Jeanna and her blog!

 

Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Your health is the most important thing!  I thought I was living healthy until I had a big wake-up call in 2013 when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I was not overweight – and even had trouble gaining weight – so it was a huge lesson that just because you may ‘look healthy’, you may not necessarily be healthy. I immediately began to make healthier choices which meant cutting out sugar and limiting carbs (which was a huge factor) and making sure to get some yoga and walking in daily. Looking back, learning how my food choices affected my blood sugar was a blessing in disguise.

 

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

I am inspired by many fitness bloggers who keep me on track with frequent posts about being healthy. I love following Carla Birnberg who mixes in lovely posts about life, family and fitness.

 

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time?

I always keep a protein shake handy in my refrigerator and have my shelves stocked with protein bars. I used to have a bad habit of skipping meals when I was in a hurry and I have learned that you have to fuel your body to keep from burning out.

 

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Make healthy lifestyle changes together!  Cutting out sugary drinks and unnecessary carbs was a huge life changer for me but it was having my husband take the healthy journey with me made it so much easier. I also like to have a sweet healthy treat every day to curb my sweet tooth.  Things like berries and smoothies are a great way to not reach for candy.

 

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

I try very hard to only eat whole foods. I read labels to make sure ‘artificial’ isn’t there. I am a believer in ‘all things in moderation’, but I do make the healthiest choices possible when it comes to things like eating and snacking.

 

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness (i.e. sleep, relaxation techniques, fitness routines)?

I have been a big fan of Hatha yoga since 2009 and I enjoy taking daily walks.  I recently took up running but I do it for fun and am not looking to run any marathons any time soon!  My main focus is to get myself and my family up and moving. We love to be outside in the sunshine.

Sleep is so important and so is quiet time for meditation.  I learned how to do a lot of relaxation techniques through biofeedback and they work really well. My favorite is to tense up different parts of your body and then relax completely.  It’s a great way to de-stress.

 You can keep up with Jeanna and her reviews at: http://mommasbacon.com. Also, connect with her on Twitter here!


  1. Very cool!

    Posted on August 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm by DJ