4 Simple Ways to Eat Clean at Lunch

If you aren’t keeping it clean at lunch, you are probably feeling pretty sleepy by 2 pm. Perhaps the only thing you are looking forward to is your next meal, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 4 ways to keep it clean at lunch and thus keep your energy up the rest of the day!

1. Pack it with you!! One of the easiest ways to ensure you don’t fall to temptation at lunchtime is to pack your lunch ahead of time. If you don’t have time or don’t know how let Basically It Meals do the work and delivery for you, or join No-Diet Diet Club here and learn how

2. Skip the beverages. Do not fall victim to lunchtime special drinks (soda, diet soda, sweet tea, fancy coffee drink or milkshake). All that sugar is going to leave you feeling blahhhhhh

3. Large portions will also leave you feeling BLAHH. When you overeat, your body has to do a lot of work to process it all and this often results in lethargy. Order the lunch-sized portion, OR go with Basically It Meals...

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Italian Food Rule #1

An actual photo of the biggest heads of garlic I have ever seen!

Italian food rule #1: quality of quantity. If it is not up to par, it is not eaten. You look at the tomatoes there set to ripen; some are so red they are almost worthy of Rudolph’s nose, but the Italian will tell you “no, not ready!”. The food attitude is a little bit of the highest quality product possible because there is no point in a lot of merda (-->Italian curse word).

This is exactly the properties upon which our meal service is based!! Quality balanced meals. Proportioned for your convenience. Local, seasonal, flavored to perfection. That is how you should be eating at every meal!!

If you are in St Louis, give us a try by visiting Basicallyitmeals.com!

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3 Healthy Habits Everyone Should Take With Them on Vacation!

There are 3 healthy habits everyone should take with them on vacation; even winter vacation!! 

1. Share all your meals! You want to taste everything and eat very little. This is so easy to do on vacation; goodbye bottomless pasta bowls, hello two bites of pasta, a few other items and done.

2. Slow down. American food culture tells us to order the largest portion possible, eat as fast as possible, and get on to the next thing. However, other cultures regard the meal as an opportunity to nourish the body, get a break from the bustle, and connect socially. Meals are often slow and extended, with many small portions. No one leaves stuffed, or feeling heavy or lethargic; in fact, it is often the break they needed to get through the day! So eat slowly, and enjoy the opportunity to nourish your body and connect with loved ones!

3. Throw food away. This is a tough one for many, including me sometimes! However, eating all the food in front of you when you are already past full does not...

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Ask The Nutritionist!

Ask The Nutritionist is the newest addition to this page! Outside of my weekly show Wine About It (Facebook live on Thursdays at 5:30pmCST @Basically It Meals), I love answering your questions! Post them in the comments here or on Instagam I will answer them in this weekly post!

The first question is from Sherry; “why is it important to add flax seeds to your diet?”

Flax seeds may seem like one of those foods that you don’t want to buy because you don’t know how you will ever include it in your diet. BUT as far as health benefits go, it is one of my favorite seeds and I try to include flax every day. Flax seeds contain #omega3 fatty acids which are great for brain health as well as skin and nails. Studies have also shown them to reduce the risk of stroke and cancer. I always used to have nails that broke and peeled, but when I started adding flax to my diet, they changed to the most sturdy nails that would literally be as long as my arm if I didn’t cut...

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Do this instead of the grocery store

During these cold days, there is nothing better than a warm hearty bowl of roasted squash, sauteed kale, and spicy sausage.

OMG it is so delicious and part of our Fall Menu.

You know what the most amazing part of this cold fall has been for me? NOT having to trek out to the grocery store!

I don’t have to do that because, of course, I use Basically It Meals. Everything is super nutritious, gluten-free and ready to eat. All I have to do is pop it in the microwave and I am good to go.

THIS is the time of year to use our healthy meal delivery service. Your life is double hectic and it’s cold! Spare yourself some time and make your life a little easier. Click here to try our meals now!

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What to do instead of “counting”

 

An episode of Wine About It, my weekly Facebook live show @Basically It Meals Thursdays at 5:30, had me on my soapbox!

When it comes to living your life, you are way better off listening to your body than counting points, calories or macros.

Listening can be a challenge when most of us have been tuned out to what is happening in there since we hit puberty. It all starts with slowing down.

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A Nutritionists Secret Weapon

As a nutritionist, I know the power that supplements can have on your health. They can truly change your health when used properly! (which is also why we take a whole month to cover this in No-Diet Diet Club, which is launching in January!)

 

One of my all-time favorite supplements is this Krill oil from 1MD Health .

 

Not only is it high quality and full of the fats our brain loves, but it is full of one of my antiaging secret weapons, astaxanthin.

 

Astaxanthin is a super antioxidant that works at all levels to prevent aging! Clinical studies have shown it to:

  • Increase skin moisture
  • Increase moisture retention
  • Increase skin elasticity
  • Promote skin smoothness
  • Decrease fine lines and wrinkles

It is really incredible. Click here to see the one I buy and like.

 

If this is the type of stuff you love to incorporate in your life, you must get on our waiting list for the launch of No-Diet Diet Club! The Club helps you put the secrets of a nutritionist to work in...

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Are You Eating Poison?

We don’t even realize how important what we put in our bodies is….

I am rarely so black and white about nutrition. For a lot of foods and lifestyle habits, there is a gray area; a lot of subjectivity.

But I also love it when things are super simple when they are really clear.

Ann Wigmore makes it really clear here; food is either medicine or poison. That’s it. No ifs, ands or buts. There is medicine, and there is poison.

Now, it’s ok to eat “poison” now and again. This isn’t the cyanide type poison that is going to kill you instantly, as you well know if you’ve had a Cheeto or a bowl of ice cream.

You don’t have to actively think before taking a bite of cheeseburger “my God, I’m about to eat poison!”, that would stunt your life, but you should have awareness around the food you eat. Acknowledge that a daily fast food run isn’t your medicine.

The message here is to really focus on our diets consisting...

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3 tips to beat daylight saving time!

Hey there,

Man, this change in the season can be tough! Those clocks go back and it feels like everything changes!

It can be really rough on sleep and your routine. Here are a couple of great ways to beat it:

If the sun is out, poke your head outside and catch some rays on any skin you can expose (face, hands). This can really help with mood and sleep this time of year.

If the moon is out in the evening, bundle up and step outside to take a look at it! Again, can be really helpful for getting you back on track with sleep

Try some blue blocking glasses. When we sit in front of a screen all day (hello, computer and phone!), it can be harmful to our sleep hormones! Blue blocking glasses can really help. Click this link to see the ones I got. I am trying them out and will let you know the results!

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The most important thing about breakfast

I know you’ve heard it before…

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!!

But is it?

Yes and no.

What you eat for your first meal of the day is very important. What is less important is when you eat it.

Yes, I am telling you that you do not have to wake up first thing and start eating. You can actually wait, a while. This is totally fine! It’s called intermittent fasting and it is actually really good for you!

So, what should you eat, then?

Your meal should be balanced with plant foods (fruits and veggies)

Healthy fats because they are super satiating and full of nutrients; think avocado, nuts and seeds

Contain some protein. Some good ones are eggs, protein powder, salmon

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