When I tell my clients that they should eat what makes them feel “good” and that they should also eat healthy, well, let’s just say I can already hear the scoffing!
“If I ate what I wanted I would blow up to 300 pounds!”
“When I follow my intuition, I eat sweets and don’t exercise!”
“I don’t like vegetables!”
“I HAVE to have bread.”
On this week’s newsletter, I will give you some food ideas, actual menu items that can satisfy even the pickiest palate, and even the meanest sweet tooth! And…you will feel fantastic!
The only rule I have is: be okay with expanding your palate. We are naturally attracted to sweet or salty-tasting things. This is natural. However, sour, acrid, spicy and bitter can be delicious too! Learn to like different tastes!
If you don’t try new things, you will block the flow of positive energy and positive change (i.e. weight loss!) into your life.
a. Eggs: my favorite egg dish is so easy to make, but your husband will think you spent a lot of time slaving in the kitchen! Heat 1 tsp oil (preferably coconut) in a frying pan. Add a little clove of minced garlic and diced onion. Stir-fry until onions are translucent. Add 2 – 4 eggs to the pan. Scramble it all up. Add sea salt and pepper. Add some diced tomato. At the end I like to top with some grated cheese and avocado. Very filling!
b. Yogurt: this is my go-to on work days when I don’t have a lot of time. Add together plain, full-fat Greek yogurt, scooped into a bowl with a couple drops of liquid stevia. Then I can stir in whatever else I have available: peanut butter (or almond butter), fruit, or sometimes a scoop of protein powder or a diced up protein bar. Yummy!
a. Fruit and nut mixes: you can find them prepackaged in the health food stores, but you can also make your own depending on what you like in yours: almonds, coconut, dried cranberries, cashews, dark chocolates, etc.
b. Plain fruit
c. Hormone-free whey protein shake or protein bar (read the labels! So many “health food bars” are all sugar!!!)
d. Dark (70%+ cacao content) chocolate as an occasional treat is a great idea!
3. Lunch and Dinner
a. Hamburger salad: since I eat fairly low-carb and rarely eat bread, I have made up this dish to satiate the hamburger-lover in me. Put on a plate: salad mix, diced onion, tomato, pickles, avocado, etc. Cook burgers as usual. When the burgers are done, place on top of salad and serve with a knife!
b. Spaghetti sans noodles: another low-carb alternative to an old standby meal. Saute onion and garlic with coconut oil or olive oil. Add diced bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini. Saute another 10 minutes or so. If you want, in another pan cook some ground meat. When the meat is done, add into the vegetable mix. Stir into the combination mix the spaghetti sauce (I usually just get the bottled kind). Voila!
On June 10th, the Natural Health Center is going to host a cooking class (or rather menu-building class) of delicious, fat-burning foods. More info on the class to come soon!