… food is the most important thing you can change to transform your life to be more healthy and more active. There is a lot of free information on the web that can be read to help anyone begin to understand the importance of what we eat. Finding what works for you is important. There is not a one size fits all, no miracle diet. Stop looking.Different diets work for different people, but a diet is not meant to be done for a life -time, but rather a short period of time. Ditch Diets! Focus on eating healthy, non-processed food… some protein, some vegetables and fruits and good fats all are important. Don’t leave things out of your eating plan. Eat a variety of foods with all the macro-nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, good fats). Eating unbalanced causes other issues in the long term. Remember diets are short-term; Good eating habits are long term…. lasting a lifetime. Change the way you think about food. Food is fuel for your body. Your body needs nutrients. Eating right which means whole folds will transform you inside and out.
Below are some blogs that I follow for recipes and information on healthy eating and a few of my favorite recipes:)
Civilized Caveman Cooking– Paleo Cooking
Robb Wolf- Paleo Eating– Podcast on Health and Nutrion
The Nourished Kitchen– traditional non-processed foods
Picky Eater– eating better to get healthy
Training Nutrition ( only when I am training for something)
Protein- 125-150 grams per day (lean meats: turkey, chicken, tuna and beef)
Carbohydrates- 50-75 grams per day ( more green veggies than fruit due to sugar)
Fats – At minimal, I double what I do normally which is 9 grams per day… so 18- 25 grams per day. (comes from olive oil, avocado oil, nuts or almond butter)
Mom’s Specialty Raw Cookies (paleo)
2 and 1/2 cups of walnuts
2/3 cups almond flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup flax-seed
1/3 cup dried raisins or cherries or cranberries… your preference:)
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon… you can add more depending on your taste… I like a lot!
Throw it all in the food Processor; mix, place in a baking dish and refrigerate or roll into balls and dehydrate on 110 degrees for 6 hours.