Healthy food shouldn't feel like a punishment.
Yet, so often it tastes like one!
Why does healthy equal boring?
Plain chicken with steamed broccoli...
Raw cauliflower dipped in air...
Plain brown rice, hold the salt...
It doesn't have to be that way!
All of these enhance flavor while also enhancing health! It doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming, just delicious.
To learn more about how to cook healthy at home, check out the No-Diet Diet Club!
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A few sprinkles of cinnamon went into this almond milk latte and it was delish!!
It was also, secretly nutrish since cinnamon is anti-aging and great for weight loss, too!!
Are you asking yourself how this is even possible? I mean, I drink pumpkin spice lattes with a sprinkle of cinnamon all the time and I'm not squeezing into no bikini right now...
Well, yeah, no on the pumpkin spice front. BUT cinnamon itself does actually lower blood sugar, therefore reducing the weight gaining and aging affect of sugar. Ingesting it regularly (on top of a n unsweetened black coffee, for instance) is majorly beneficial.
Adding cinnamon to your coffee gives it a HUGE nutritional boost!
High in antioxidants (hello, age reversal )
Reduces insulin which means easier weight loss
Full of phytonutrients to boost your health
You can add it to other things, too! How about that baked sweet potato, or your green smoothie?
Chemistry professors know a lot about aging.
They don't necessarily care about what aging means in terms of looks, of course. They are all wrapped up in chemical reactions, but I do, and I learned a lot from them during my years as a student of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
Here is what I do know after years of chemistry classes and personal research...
All the known secrets of aging in reverse are found in these few things...
A diet full of colorful plant foods
Nutrient dense fats such as avocado, olive oil and almonds
A tailored supplement regimen (which we will be digging into soon in the No-Diet Diet Club)
Regular exercise (HIIT is best, follow me on Instagram for a lot more tips on this!)
Biohacking (a new one I am experimenting with and will be sharing with you!)
If you have any questions about these, comment and let me know!
There are a lot of unspoken things when it comes to anti-aging.
I mean seriously, what the **** is Cindy Crawford doing?
Well, actually, probably some of what we are going to talk about here today!
I learned from a college chemistry teacher that, technically, if we could eliminate all free radicals for all of time, we would never age or die.
Dang, that blew my mind.
I was like "blueberries, NOW!"
Free radicals are what cause aging. We can eradicate them by ingesting anti-oxidants which are found in plant foods.
Although it is probably not possible to ingest THAT many anti-oxidants, it doesn't hurt to try!
Here are some of the best free radical busting foods available
I am going to break down a whole month of this in the No-Diet Diet Club, so don't miss it! Click here to check it out!
There is definitely a hierarchy when it comes to food. Yes, some have more nutrients than others and will help you achieve better health.
What are the healthiest foods to eat?
Dark leafy greens
Richly colored berries
Nuts and seeds
Wild caught fish
These are all INCREDIBLY easy to get in your diet if you are cooking at home (or hire someone to cook for you).
If you don't know how, I can teach you! Join the No-Diet Diet Club. Click here to learn more!
This was one of the coolest things I learned while I was getting my nutrition degree.
The colors in plants mark the nutrients they contain. We can literally color ourselves healthy by eating all these colors,
COLOR is how we nourish our bodies!! Whatever you're eating day in and day out, it should be full of COLOR!
The nutrients in our foods are marked by color
More color means more variety of nutrients
Colors mean anti-aging and anti-disease
Do you think this is as cool as I do?
You have to follow the diet that works for YOU!
Personally, I don't subscribe to any particular diet. Here is what I do...
Finding the best "diet" for me is an ever evolving journey! I love trying new things:
All of this experimenting helps me see what I like best and what fits best in my schedule.
I am constantly learning new things about my body and my health and how I can help my clients apply what I am learning!
What works for you?
This is what I know...
The best diet to follow is the one that works for you while helping you improve your health!
"Do I need to be following Paleo?"
"Is Keto the healthiest?"
"How do I know if I am eating the best diet for me?"
This "diet" is a way of life. It should be flexible to fit with your schedule.
It should serve you in improving your health, feeling good, having energy and looking the way you want to look.
You don't have to follow any diet that anyone else does, simply do what works best for YOU
You have to do what works for you, or nothing will work!
Pictured is the most delicious lunch I ate the other day.
This is a peak into how I balance my eating and what I eat on a typical day (although not all of this was typical, coughwinecough.)
Such a delicious lunch with tons of whole, plant foods- just the way I like it!
Local, #grassfed beef sliders
Seafood salad with avocado
Wine, because #winenot ?!
What did you have for lunch?
Yes, eating local foods makes a huge difference!
Plan your menus around local ingredients.
This is the best way to ensure you are getting:
The most nutrients possible
The highest quality ingredients
Organic for the best price (most small local farmers use organic methods, but simply can't afford the organic label)
Foods your body craves (our bodies are programmed to eat seasonal foods from our area)
Basically It Meals are all locally sourced so you get the best bang for your nutrition buck!