I know that it can get so confusing as to what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat? I get questions all the time asking the same thing…
It’s no wonder with all the supermarket magazine covers blasting us with the latest and greatest weight loss secret or miracle diet food. American’s are obsessed with weight loss but are still having a real hard time losing weight. Well the truth to weight loss may surprise you. And like most truths, it’s actually pretty simple.
You see the ads for all kinds of weight loss drinks, low fat foods and products that are loaded with artificial chemicals and artificial sweeteners. But let me ask you a question? Do you think these artificial chemicals are good for your body and your health? Deep down you know foods loaded with chemicals are bad for you, eating no fat or no carbs is not what nature had intended for our bodies.
Remember when I said the truth to weight loss was actually pretty simple? The fastest way to looking and feeling better is to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet. Sorry, if that was not the answer you were looking for, but it is the truth.
Have you ever heard of volumetrics? Why are you eating all the time or the opposite not eating enough and always hungry? You know I am going to tell you right?
Your body is not getting the nutrients it needs at the cellular level to be satisfied. If you are eating meals with artificial ingredients, filling up on carbs or just plain eating to little. Your body will keep sending out the “I am hungry” message.
On of the most empowering feelings is being in control of your hunger and not thinking about food all the time. So I mentioned volumetrics right? But what is it? It is simply eating more foods that are high in nutrients so your body is satisfied. Your body really does not know what calories are. Calories are not it’s “first” language. Your bodies’ first language is nutrition. By filling up on these “nature” given foods our bodies scream yes! Finally, she is listening and feeding me nutrition not empty calories.
Your stomach is finally full because your diet is made up of a high amount of fresh fruit and vegetables, which take up more space in you stomach than say, ice cream, diet soda or even rice cakes. They are loaded with nutrients your body knows what to do with and will then signal your brain, hey we are finally satisfied. Thank you.
Another way to add more nutrients to you daily intake is in the form of juicing or green smoothies. They are not adding volume but they are adding a large amount of highly usable nutrients to the body. Consider them a nutrient transfusion…
I hope after reading this you will start to think a little differently about what you are eating and why. Now, check out this simple and easy breakfast recipe to get your day off to the right start with tons of energy and nutrients.
Power Breakfast Sandwich To Go
- 1 Ezekiel Sprouted Muffin, toasted or gluten free toast
- 2 eggs whites scrambled
- 2 tbsp. salsa of choice
- 2 thin slices avocado
Toast muffin, scramble egg whites place on toasted muffin, top with salsa and avocado and you are done. Wrap in foil and take it with you in the car for a healthy on the go breakfast.
Or sit down and enjoy it with a cup of green tea and relax.