CUTTING OUT SUGAR: Your Sugar Cleanse Shopping List

La la l la LADIES!

Okay so you may have read my post with my nutritionist Jessica Suchan - but if not - read it! It's here. We talk about her journey, easy health tips and SUGAR. Why sugar could be holding you back form mental clarity, hormone health, your weight loss goals and more. 


Truly - cutting back on sugar has been a game changer for feeling SANE, having a consistently calm demeanor, and overall not feeling like I have intense or insane cravings that I need to force myself to adhere to. 

When reading nutrition labels its the first thing I look for over calories, over carbs, over anything. It's the number one for me, and since working with Jessica she has given me an amazing list of her favorite products and foods when you want to cut back on sugar, or when you want to do her Sugar Cleanse. The sugar cleanse is not meant to be a diet but rather a nutritional reset and only lasts 20 days. You can enjoy  lots of REAL foods with tons of healthy proteins, fats, veggies (and even dessert) and you will take a break from all added sugar and anything that turns into sugar in the body.

Her sugar cleanse is an extensive guide that details exactly how to rid your body of sugar and to reset your entire metabolism so that you can really kick the habit. I highly recommend checking it out and using this list for your journey! But this list is a great start if you're looking to incorporate more products in your life that are free of sugar! Use code: Hundred for 50% off!


Sugar Free Cleanse Favorites: Use this list as a guide when shopping or reducing sugar in your diet, this has been vetted by Jess and these are DELICIOUS amazing staples in my current pantry and fridge that have been game changers for me! 

Beauty Bar Chocolates

Hyperbiotics (pre & pro-biotics)

Four Sigmantic Mushroom Elixirs

Matchaful Matcha powder Use code: Bodybliss15 for 15% off 

Foods Alive Flax Crackers

Primal Kitchen Salad Dressing

Hum Nutrition (Daily Cleanse & Flatter Me)  Use Code: Almost30Nation for a Discount

Califlour Pizza Crust Use code bodybliss for 10% off 

Nuco Coconut Wraps

Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetner

Becca's Petitie's BOUCHÉES

Further Food Collagen Peptides bodyblissbyjess10 for 10% off

Plant Fusion Protein Powder 

Vital Proteins Collagen Protein

Artisana Coconut Butter

Navitas Hemp Seeds 

Milk & Eggs Grocery Delivery (for all your needs!)  Use code Jessica for $15 off your first order

What are your favorites? Any brands that I missed?! LMK!



VIDEO: My Beauty Secrets (featuring HUM Nutrition)

Babes you know I love me some HUM Nutrition. 

If you listen to the Almost 30 Podcast, you know we're big fans, promoting them on the daily (along with our Almost30 discount code for 20% off). But for real, people DM me, message me, whatever, and ask if their products work. 

They do.

They're clean, vegan, and work.

OKAY SO, not about that, but about the video I did with them for their YouTube Channel on my beauty secrets (especially being in my late 20's). 

In this I talk about:

My favorite beauty products

Why I feel like I have to try harder as I get older (HA)

My current workout routine

My HUM Favorites:

Collagen Love

Flatter Me

Daily Cleanse

Red Carpet

Raw Beauty Greens Superfood Powder

BUT THE GREENS THO. I have this as a treat after lunch (I know it sounds lame to have greens as a treat, but this shit taste like chocolate milk for REAL I LOVE THE MINT CHIP. It has probiotics, fiber, greens...all of the things. SO good.)

(Oh yes and I've tried them all and love them) 

ALSO: Use the code Almost30 for 20% off - yasssss. 

Also this post isn't paid just written out of love. I'm trying to do more video, and create more content that way, so what do you thinkkkk. I want you to see more of me, my personality etc. Sort of like what I do with the podcast - you get the real me.

Okay, questions on things? Also, what are your beauty secrets as you age?



HUM NUTRITION BEAUTY GIVEAWAY: My anti-aging arsenal (saving me from my tanning bed days)

How was your Thanksgiving? 

Full of family and food?

Hoping you relaxed and got some hang time in. I took a day or so away from social which was nice. I was in Florida with my dad, who lives in Siesta Key. I love that as I get older, I cherish family time so much more. Especially being with my sister, I CRAVE chill family time.

Anyone else with me? 

I'm also trying to ease back into life, but it's SO BAD all I am looking forward to is Christmas now - eek!

But, to this weeks post and the last giveaway for November!

Writing today, with all of the Almost 30 feels, to talk about SKIN. 

I don't know about you, but I am a freak-a-leek about my anti-aging regime these days. I'll never forget seeing my first forehead wrinkle, a year ago just chilling in the middle of my forehead. It actually gets smaller or larger with how hydrated, or well slept I am which is CRAZY.

Not against botox or anything like that, but I want to hold out as long as possible, since it seems like a slippery slope, like once you commit, you gotta do it! Plus needles. I mean, do I need to even say? HATE them. 

Sadly my tanning bed loving past, combined with my former years of drinking, lack of sleep and just reckless behavior, definitely did a bit of work on my face. 

Nothing crazy, I think that I've made HUGE improvements in the past two years being vegan, drinking MASS amounts of water and not drinking often. 

But I really want to be sure that I am doing everything I can now to prevent wrinkles, hold off aging and stay super smooth and young forever.

Anti-Aging Secrets:

Hydrate: SO key. I know, I sound like your mother, but honestly I can tell on my face if I've had enough to drink by the amount of fine lines I can see. Your skin is basically water, so add some flavor, or squeeze a lemon in to make sure you get your water each day. I have a gallon of water daily (crazy I know) and it's huge. 

Diet: I have to be real here. Being vegan changed the game for my skin. Removing dairy, gluten and avoiding white sugar will absolutely change your skin. I can't say this without bragging, but I do get compliments often on my skin, and it's all because of my vegan diet I think. It wasn't always this way!

Sleep: Bags under your eyes? Dark circles? From the sleep baby. I can tell right away how much sleep I've gotten because you do look so much more refreshed when you've slept, 

Moisturize: Slather it on baby. Morning and night, I lather my whole body up. 

Lay off the booze: Mom again, I know. But it makes your skin red, breaks up capillaries, and leaves you flush.

Eat things like: Kidney beans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, dark chocolate, dark leafy greens, green tea, walnuts, citrus fruits 

Products to keep that baby face:


Vitamins I SWEAR by:

Lately I've been taking these three from HUM Nutrition, and it's been so interesting to see the difference in my skin hydration and texture. Along with my favorite BB from Tarte Cosmetics (get it here), these have really saved me from the dry LA weather, and overall helped me glow from the inside out. I just feel a bit more dewey, always.

I am a HUGE fan of collagen. It keeps my skin from the little cracks, just making it overall smoother, softer, and it feels more plump. 

TURNTIME: Polypodium leucodoms UV guard, skin nurturing complex.  You can get it here. I seriously need the UV guard being in L.A., but you can never have enough sun protection!

ARCTIC REPAIR: Clinically shown to rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles with wild arctic lingonberry seed oil. Get this one here. I'm sooooo into this natural remedy.

COLLAGEN LOVE: Supports skin elasticity and firmness, with collagen types I, II and & III. Buy this one here

...Plus there's the GREEN powder drink that tastes, seriously incredible. My favorite, you can get here.

I've been through SO MANY green drinks, and whenever I force them down my throat, anyone around me assumes I took a shot of tequila at 7 A.M. they've just never been good. 

But this one tastes so rich, smooth and it sometimes confuses me that I enjoy it. The flavor, I LOVE, in just water. Huge fan of this one for getting your greens in. I take it in the afternoon as a little treat (it's that good) after my lunch and as a pick-me-up. It gives me energy that coffee never did. 


It's simple!

Comment below your young skin secret, and you'll be entered to win these HUM NUTRITION products! Turntime, Collagen Love, Arctic Repair, and Green drink!

A $200 value, all for you! Just because it's giving back November, baby. 

What sort of tricks do you guys use to keep your skin healthy and young? Would LOVE to know.

Can't wait to see who wins. Hope you like!



**Thanks to Hum Nutrition for partnering with me on this post.