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I Ate Reese's Cups Every Single Day This Week

There are only a few foods I could eat every single day and not get sick of it—Reese's Cups are one of those foods.

In fact, my girlfriend, Kat, bought me an entire container of them and I've had one (sometimes three) every single day for the past week.

This is called moderation.

A concept that I was completely incapable of applying to my dietary habits in the past. I couldn't quite wrap my head around how anyone could just have one serving, because for me it was an all or nothing thing that frequently spiraled into a full out binge. Five cookies would transition into "Fuck it. What else can I eat?"

The main cause for this (and for many people) is that I never practiced moderation—I only practiced deprivation. I was always following diets that mapped out what foods I could and couldn't eat. And sure, while I could eat those foods on a cheat day, it was only allowed once a week—nothing outside of that. So when the opportunity of indulgence presented itself, my response become to consume all the food since I wouldn't be aloud to eat it the next day and since I already "messed up." There was absolutely no room for moderation and that is why it was foreign to me.

It wasn't until I started actively implemting moderation into my lifestyle that I started to finally grasp the concept. I now successfully have one serving or even just a bite at times which is honestly powerful since I spent years before this struggling.

All is to say: this was not an overnight process—moderation came with practice. It came with trail and error. It came with giving myself compassion when I slipped up. It came with eliminating the notion that having a cookie equates to messing up, because it doesn't. It came with letting go of the idea that food is either "good" or "bad" because it's not—food is just food. And last but not least, realizing that it's a smarter choice to eat a serving of Reese's Cups every single day that fit into my allotted calories instead of balling all out and exceeding my calorie intake—science says.

And for those who claim that moderation is just an excuse to eat whatever you want, you are absolutely right and I am in not ashamed of it. 

XX

Devi

Healthy Brownies That Don't Suck

You read it. These "healthy" brownies don't suck. This is my go to recipe because they are the real deal. I always feel like most "healthier" desserts let me down because they fail to taste like the real thing and you can tell they taste, healthier. Not these. These are legit. So instead of rambling on, I will let you taste for yourself.


What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/2-1 cup of coconut sugar (this depends on how sweet you want them, I suggest starting with 1/2 of a cup and having a small taste to see if you want to add more)
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbs of cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour

What you need to do: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Melt the coconut oil on the stove in a pot
  3. Once the coconut oil is completed melted, turn off the stove and add in the chocolate chips and coconut sugar and stir until the chips have melted
  4. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs
  5. Now add in the rest of the ingredients (coconut flour, cacao powder, & salt) until well combined
  6. Pour the brownie batter into a greased 8x8 inch pan -- if you like licking the batter, don't just lick the batter.... place some of the batter on ice cream and then eat it, you'll thank me later.
  7. Pop it in the oven for 18-25 minutes! I suggest checking on them after 15 minutes and then continue to check on them frequently so you don't over cook them, if you like them "gooey" the less time the brownies will need

I hope you enjoy the brownies as much as I do. If you do make them, Snapchat me (@devondaymoretti) and tell me what you think!

 

xox

Devon Day

How To Eat More Than One Doughnut Without Over Doing It

If you follow me on Instagram, then you've probably seen me posing with a box of doughnuts because I am doughnut obsessed. Heart eye emoji times ten.

A question I get asked frequently is: Are you going to eat that entire box of doughnuts?

I am probably one of the most indecisive people out there when it comes to food (or life in general). Picking one doughnut is just not in the cards for me - I want to try them all.

But how do I do that without overdoing it?

Thanks to Krissy Mae, the owner of Doughnuts and Deadlifts, she created this concept called doughnut graveyard. This basically means you take a small bite of each doughnut, and then after you take a bite of each doughnut you save the rest or share it with others. You can also choose your favorite doughnut from the box and finish it if you'd like.

It is a total win because you can still try every single doughnut, without overdoing it.

So that my friends is what I do with an entire box of doughnuts.

Your doughnut loving trainer,

Devi