Link Love 1/24/16

January 24, 2016 in Link Love

Hi guys and happy Sunday! Going to be sharing my favorite reads from this week. Hope that if you got it by the snow storm this weekend, you were all safe! Saturday was crazy with the snow and wind and we were all snowed in our dorm. First snow storm of the season! Anyways, lets get started since I have some awesome links to share 🙂



Peanut butter breakfast round up

Emily made another peanut butter round up: this time breakfast foods! All of these look SO amazing. Definitely will be trying some out.

Dark chocolate almonds

I LOVE dark chocolate almonds. Olivia’s recipe for these look soooo good!

Healthy banana recipes

You guys know how much I love bananas. Bananas with peanut butter. Bananas in my oatmeal. Bananas in my smoothies. You name it. Amanda has a ton of recipes using bananas. Amazing, right?!

Bran muffins

Anyone else love bran muffins? I love muffins in general. Bran, corn, pumpkin, blueberry, gimme ’em all. Lynne’s recipe for these look delicious!


My fitness pal

My fitness pal dragged me back for so long. It held me on a leash- a leash where I was stuck counting calories and logging every single freaking thing put into my mouth on an app. Loved this article and how Izzy focuses on counting NUTRIENTS not calories. Delete this app if you have it- it brings nothing but stress an anxiety.

Acceptance in recovery

Erin’s article on this was so good. We need to accept recovery on a large scale: accept that losing weight isn’t the answer to our problems, accept that recovery is possible for each and every one of us.


Kitchen spirituality

Maddy Moon is a huge inspiration to me. Loved this article and how she brought up the correlation between morality and food choices: and how this should NOT exist. How good you are in the kitchen should NOT relate to how good you are as a person. Such a good read.

Your mental illness is not you

Loved Jilly’s article on this. YOU are not your mental illness. And it is extremely important to realize that.


Feeling your best

Each person feels different based on what they eat. It is so important to not fall into the comparison trap. Do what’s best for you, do whatever makes YOU feel best. And don’t compare yourself to that girl on Instagram who may be eating or working out in a different way.

Say try me not why me

This is such a good mindset to have. Get rid of the “why me” mindset and instead when something may not be going your way, say “try me.” Loved Ayla’s post on this.

The gym isn’t the only solution

Sometimes we forget that the gym isn’t the only form of exercise we can do. We get trapped into the mentality that you must hit the gym a certain amount of times a week to stay healthy. But there are so many other ways to exercise that we often forget about. Danielle’s post on this was great.

Food rules I follow every day

This is different than the typical food rule post. This post is simply about not complicating food- eat when you’re hungry, strive for a balanced diet; but remember that food is simply food. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Love Catherine’s post on this.

My links

People are annoying

Living in a diet-obsessed culture flat out gets annoying especially with the past of an eating disorder. The new diet or workout trends are especially a hot commodity as its a new year and resolutions are flying left and right. But it IS possible to cope, it IS possible to learn how to just focus on what’s best for you.

Thinking out loud: bloating

Bloating is common in eating disorder recovery. Bloating is also common when you are fully recovered from an eating disorder and are at a healthy weight: heck, I bloat from time to time still. But there ARE healthy ways to cope; and you don’t deserve thoughts of disgust about yourself and your body just because you are bloated one day, you don’t deserve those thoughts ever.

That’s it for this week, but I hope you enjoy all these reads!

Have a great rest of your weekend guys. Sending you all my love,



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  • Reply Lynne January 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Lyss. Thanks so much for including me in your post of favorite reads. This post is great, and I will check out all your reads…I have to say, they look and sound really good. Hope you have an awesome week. 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa January 24, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Of course Lynne! Thank you so much for reading. Hope you enjoy the other links as well. Have a great Sunday! <3

  • Reply Jillian January 24, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    AH I love you, thank you!! ❤️ Can’t wait to read these links :))

    • Reply Alyssa January 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      love YOU! xoxo

  • Reply Sheena @ Paws and Pavement January 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    My Fitness Pal can be helpful for those needing to lose lots of weight but I agree with you, it can make you so obsessed about tracking. I focus on healthy foods and portions not calories.

    • Reply Alyssa January 25, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Exactly! I think it is far better to live a balanced life not focus on calories- it gets far too obsessive and life is too short for that 🙂

  • Reply Emily @ My Healthyish Life January 24, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing my post! And for giving me lots of good things to read today 🙂 Happy Sunday!

    • Reply Alyssa January 25, 2016 at 1:50 am

      Of course! loved that post Emily 🙂 Hope you have a great day!

  • Reply Margaret @ Simple Fit Foodie January 24, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Totally agree with your comments about My Fitness Pal. It is helpful to enlighten people about the calories and nutritional contents in the foods they are eating but can SO easily be taken way too extremely and become something some people depend way too heavily on!

    • Reply Alyssa January 25, 2016 at 1:52 am

      Exactly Margaret! I think it is so important to recognize food as something that brings us nutrients and energy rather than something we need to track and something that we merely see as numbers. Thank you so much for reading 🙂

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