Now that we are on the other side of the holidays, we are starting to see the posts about how much weight people gained. It’s a little scary (For the record, we did not gain any weight and we did not feel deprived). It also means that people (hopefully you) are more open to hearing about how to make better choices going forward.
I (Dr Robyn) have written books on conflict resolution and the one thing it always boils down to is, you get to control you, your emotions and your physical space.
The saying, “Calories in/calories out” is common shorthand for, “You have to burn all the calories you eat or you’re gonna be fat.” It sounds right. Our logical brains say, “Yes.” But (of course there’s a but), it’s not completely true.
Let’s start by being clear what milk (less concentrated cheese) is supposed to do: Make sure a 60-pound calf keeps coming back to be fed and turns into a 400-pound animal in about six months.
What if you decided to replace the beef in a dish with black beans and mushrooms? What if it was really yummy? What if you didn’t get that heavy feeling in your gut after eating it?
This is the hard truth – Alcohol, in any form is an intoxicating, addictive, carcinogenic, neurotoxin and drug; not a therapeutic agent. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s look at some of the details.
You likely already know that greens are good for you (kale, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, cabbage, etc). They help with things like, heart health, sexual function, diabetes, breast cancer, glaucoma and even depression.
The words “healthy” and oil have been used together for so long it has become part of our “common knowledge.” But like a lot of nutrition knowledge, what we know about oil is skewed.
We hear it all the time, “I don’t have time to eat healthy.” While I could get into the psychology of trading time now for time in your coffin, that’s way too deep a subject to cover here.
If you like a taste of Asian this dressing/sauce is just the thing. It is amazing over quinoa, rice, pasta, veggies (or any combination thereof) and even salad. You can serve it hot, cold or room temperature. And it gets better as the flavors incorporate over time (read – works well to bring for lunch the next day).
Do you know WHY you choose the foods you eat? When we ask this question the answers usually range from “I like it” (taste) to “it’s easy” (convenience).
The food industry and Big Pharma have convinced us that we are to blame for being sick and obese. Gluttony, sloth, lack of will power, lack of motivation – character flaws.
When I was asked this question, my brain opened 78 tabs and started pouring information at my mouth faster than my internal editor could process. Fortunately, I had the good sense to say, “It is easier for me to tell you what it won’t do.”