Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it's Making You Fat and Tired

Information Overload Image.jpg

Hey My Beautiful Dear Friend,

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!

And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  Right?

Well, maybe…

Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. 

Let's focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat and drink it. 

Ideally, you need a varied eating plan full of minimally-processed foods (i.e. fewer “packaged” “ready-to-eat” foods).  This simple concept is paramount for weight loss, energy, and overall health and wellness.

 

Every day this is what you should aim for:

  • A colorful array of fruits and veggies at almost every meal and snack.  You need the fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

  • Enough healthy protein.  Making sure you get all of those essential amino acids (bonus: eating protein can increase your metabolism).

  • Healthy fats and oils (never “hydrogenated” ones).  There is a reason some fatty acids are called “essential” - you need them as building blocks for your hormones and brain as well as to be able to absorb essential fat-soluble vitamins from your healthy salads.  Use extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, if you eat eggs choose organic and get grass-fed meats when possible.  You don't need to overdo it here.  Just make sure you're getting some high-quality fats.

 

How you eat and drink

Also pay attention to how you eat and drink. 

Are you rushed, not properly chewing your food, and possibly suffering from gastrointestinal issues? Do you drink your food?

When it comes to how you eat let's first look at “mindful eating”.

Mindful eating means to take smaller bites, eat slowly, chew thoroughly, and savour every bite.  Notice and appreciate the smell, taste and texture.  Breathe.

This gives your digestive system the hint to prepare for digestion and to secrete necessary enzymes.

This can also help with weight loss because eating slower often means eating less.  Did you know that it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to know that your stomach is full?

Thought so!

We also know that more thoroughly chewed food is easier to digest and it makes it easier to absorb all of those essential nutrients.

And don't forget about drinking your food.  

Yes, smoothies can be healthy and a fabulously easy and tasty way to get in some fruits and veggies (hello leafy greens!)  

A green smoothie can make an amazingly nutrient-dense meal and is way better than stopping for convenient junk food – just consider, drinking too much of a concentrated food can also make you fat and sluggish, so consider a large smoothie to be a full meal not a snack.  And don't gulp it down too fast.

If your smoothies don't fill you up like a full meal does try adding in a spoon of fiber like ground flax or chia seeds. Try my Peachy-Chia Smoothie recipe coming soon...!

Summary:

Consider not only how much you eat but also what and how you eat it.

Deb's Adventure to a "Cryotherapy" Salon!

Deb's Adventure to a "Cryotherapy" Salon!

OMG, I had never even heard of the word "cryotherapy" so tell me why I was dying to try it? I mean, they were going to put me inside a chamber, drop my skin temperature by at least 30 degrees F, and leave me there for 3 minutes! Yikes! Now, I always feel 

Read More

Cucumbers and Pain Relief?

Cucumbers and Pain Relief?

I just found out something quite interesting about this bland green "fruit" we call the cucumber... Did you know that the cucumber is a type of melon and comes from the same family as...

Read More

A Little Bag of PMS Pain Relief?

A Little Bag of PMS Pain Relief?

I read you loud and clear. You want pain relief from next month's bout with the infamous PMS, but you don't have much to look for in the way of relief from over-the-counter medications. Well, have I got a healthier alternative that just may give you what you need and deserve...

Read More

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia's Powerful Health Benefits

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia's Powerful Health Benefits

I remember thinking when I got to Peru, "boy this is going to be a challenge, hanging in there as a "raw foodie"! I'm so glad I was wrong! I went into the markets and the shelves were filled with most all of my favorite "super-foods" and for far less than I pay for them here in the States! I was like a "kid in a candy store" when I found Chia, Maca, and raw cacao dirt cheap! The more I learned about Chia, the more it's grown on me. Let me share the 411 with you and an awesome recipe too... 

Read More

Hydro Colon Cleansing...What is it?

Hydro Colon Cleansing...What is it?

I'm certainly not called the "detox diva" for nothing. I've tried just about every form of detox(safe) out there and don't recommend anything for my clients that I haven't tried myself and this was no exception. I must admit,

Read More

What's in a banana???

What's in a banana???

After Reading this, you will NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!

Bananas Contain three natural sugars -  sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder...

Read More