Do you have to miss out on good tasting food to achieve weight loss?
At Feel Good Buzz, we don’t believe that you need to (or should have to) snack on flavorless, cardboard-like foods, (like rice cake), to lose weight- it’s just not our idea of a fun way or the best way to celebrate life! The truth is, you really don’t have to eat bland, boring foods to get permanently healthier and slimmer. According to Daniel G. Amen, who is a physician, psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc., “Fast weight loss programs don’t work because nobody learns how to change their life.” This is why, at FGB, we advocate eating great, delicious food while gradually and naturally losing weight at the same time. When you choose the high quality, nutritionally dense foods we recommend and have a willingness to experiment, permanent, natural weight loss success can be a fun and a cinch.
Make the Right Food Choices
If the foods you are eating are unhealthy, it may be impossible to lose weight. However, when you stick with fresh ingredients and avoid processed food products, you set yourself up for success. (FYI, anything that comes in a box, the freezer, a jug or a can is considered processed.)
Foods to have as staples in your healthy life:
- Fresh fish
- Naturally raised meats
- Organic poultry
- Organic whole eggs
- Raw nuts
- Fresh herbs
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
(The additives in non-natural foods are what contribute to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, hypertension and other health problems. Also, aim to eat organic or pesticide-free whenever possible with all foods you consume.) Natural/chemical-free/organic foods tend to have fewer calories and more nutrients and this is why they are healthier for you.
Experiment with Recipes, Flavors and Cooking Methods
Even if you love grilled chicken, maintain your sanity and interest and don’t eat it every day. Keep yourself from getting bored with your diet by experimenting with different recipes. Don’t be afraid to peruse cookbooks, look online and use your imagination to prepare new, fresh, mouthwatering meals.
- Make it a point to swap unhealthy ingredients that you come across in recipes for healthier ones. For example, if a recipe calls for regular dairy milk, replace it with healthier, alkalizing almond milk instead. You can even add a new flavor to a dish by switching out spices and seasonings too.
- Try varying your cooking methods too to keep your food interesting and give it a different taste. If you always broil your steak, for example, try something healthier, like sautéing it, or covering it with olive oil and grilling it instead.
(These are great examples of the easy, healthy, yummy meals you can create if you are willing to experiment with new recipes.)
1. Healthy French Toast:
- 2 slices of Sprouted Grain, Spelt or Rice bread
- 1 tablespoon of real butter
- 2 whole organic eggs
- maple syrup
Directions: Mix the eggs in a bowl. Dip the bread in the egg mixture until it is completely coated on both sides. Heat a pan on low to medium heat and add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the egg coated bread and cook each side for 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle the toast with cinnamon and serve it with 2 teaspoons of maple syrup.
2. Baked Chicken:
- 1 whole, organic/natural baking chicken
- extra virgin coconut oil
- Italian seasoning (You can also make your own with thyme, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper.)
Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a small pan and melt it over low heat. Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of each of your spices in a small bowl and pour in the melted coconut oil. Mix all the ingredients together. Let the spice and coconut oil mixture cool.
Rub the spice and oil mixture under the skin of the chicken with your hands. Once the chicken is completely coated, place it breast side down in a glass baking pan and pop it in the oven. Let the chicken cook for 1 to 2 hours until it’s done.
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