God made food to look good, to smell good and to taste good. For some reason, when we turn to eating healthy or meal prepping our recipe repertoire can be boring, basic and bland.
Instead, figure out what things you can do that ACTUALLY make you happy. That ACTUALLY bring you long-lasting, residual joy. Do those things instead. I've noticed many people feel their day is so out of their own control, the only time they can get some pleasure is their food choices. That's a really crappy way to live, and you all deserve better than that. Find more ways to infuse joy daily and you might find yourself turning to food/booze less.
Picky eaters can definitely be CAUSED by us parents and fortunately, they can also be REMEDIED by us parents.
The first step to getting our minds right about nutrition is to see food as fuel. It is what powers our daily activities and all of our body’s functions. Many of us have an unhealthy relationship with food. We may see it as a reward and we overindulge. Sometimes we see it as a means for punishing ourselves by withholding it. But you know what? Food is just fuel. It’s what your awesome, strong, capable body needs to do awesome things. When you feed it the right fuel, it gets stronger and more capable. When you feed it the wrong fuel it gets sluggish and less cooperative. It doesn’t function well. That’s because food is medicine.
The food God provides also comes with instructions for your body. It’s fuel. Yes, things like fruits, veggies, nuts, olives, beans and other stuff come with their very own decoding instructions. Your body knows what to do with them. They provide you with fuel without confusing anything (unless you've got a unique case). The food … Continue reading Fuel or chaos?
One simple trick to help you get your food/health/life under control is to become a veggie monster. Yes, go back to the good ol' days when mom forced you to eat your veggies. This time, though, feel free to pick veggies you actually like. Prepare veggies the way you like them. Then, fill your plate mostly … Continue reading Veggie monster
Chicken fried rice is a great healthy meal that isn't as complicated to make as you might think! Most of us see it as comfort food, but if you make it at home it can be a really healthy and balanced meal. My basic recipe for chicken fried rice: 2 cups cooked & cooled brown … Continue reading Chicken fried cauliflower rice
You need to have a back up plan! I live my life according to lessons learned on Friends. In Friends, Phoebe suggests to Rachel she should get a back up in case she isn't married by 40. So, naturally Rachel tried to ask her friends Ross and Joey to be her back up. She realizes then that Phoebe has cunningly committed BOTH men as a back up to the back up. And so it shall be for us. Here are 4 back up plans in case dinner just escaped you...
The solution isn’t eliminating them all together because the problem isn’t the carbs. It’s the AMOUNT. Carbs provide a LOT of energy. But we are not USING that much energy in a typical day. It's a simple math equation.
You’re not doing yourself any favors by skipping breakfast. It’s not helping. In fact, it’s hurting. A lot. 🤦♀️ It’s slowing your metabolism down. 🐢 It’s making you make bad choices at the end of the day. 🍪 It’s not fueling your body the way it was designed to be fueled. 🔋 Researchers at the … Continue reading Outsmart yourself @ breakfast