Have you ever wondered how small changes in your routine can lead to profound impacts on your health and happiness? As a 42-year-old mom, health enthusiast, and scientist, I've discovered this firsthand. Let me take you on my journey, where each step reveals a new secret to wellness.
Embracing Intermittent Fasting
My adventure with intermittent fasting began as an experiment. I narrowed my eating window to 6 hours and was amazed at the surge in my energy levels. It's incredible how listening to your body can lead to such transformative results.
Whole Foods for Whole Health
With over two decades as a vegetarian, my latest transition to a whole-food plant-based diet has been a game-changer. Imagine starting your day with a vibrant beet juice blend – its natural sweetness and energy-boosting properties are my secret to morning vitality.
Beets, a vibrant addition to my routine, are packed with health benefits. Rich in nitrates, which can significantly increase levels of nitric oxide in your body, they enhance blood flow, boosting stamina and reducing fatigue. The antioxidants in beets support immune function and combat inflammation. Moreover, their natural sweetness adds a delicious touch to my daily energy drink.
Finding Joy in Movement
Yoga and pilates bring balance to my days, but rediscovering snowboarding with my family added unexpected joy and fitness to our lives. It's about finding that activity which makes you smile while you sweat!
The Power of Restorative Sleep
Prioritizing sleep before 11 PM has been my non-negotiable rule for rejuvenation. Quality sleep is the unsung hero of wellness.
Recent Blood Work Insights
After two years of intermittent fasting, my recent blood work showed all numbers within the normal range, including LDL, HDL, triglycerides, vitamin panels, insulin sensitivity (Hemoglobin A1C) etc.
Daily Wellness Routine
- Morning: Arcwell NMN & trans-Resveratrol 1 cap each for focus, brain support and energy boost, and a cup of black coffee.
- First meal at 2 PM: Fruits and a light sandwich with Vitamin D supplements.
- Evening: Dinner with various vegetables, tofu, noodles, or rice. No calorie restrictions. Stop eating after 8 PM for better sleep. Arcwell NAC & Glutathione 1 cap each before bedtime. Vitamin B12 every other day.
Skincare That Cares
- Morning: Washing my face with lukewarm water followed by cold water. Tapping on Nayelle’s probiotic face day cream and vitamin C serum.
- Night: Repeat the face-washing routine, followed by toner, serum, and Nayelle’s Glow Face Oil.
Everyone's journey to wellness is unique, but sharing these experiences can light the way for others. I hope my story inspires you to explore, experiment, and find your path to a vibrant, healthier life.
Wishing you vitality and joy,
Lily Wang, PhD
Co-founder of Arcwell