it’s time to get real, ladies. real about a four-letter word that plagues us. can you guess? yes, diet is a four-letter word. literally and figuratively. this one little word has all sorts of negative connotations, especially for women of a certain age. our generation grew up experimenting with fad diets to lose weight, counting calories, cutting fats, drinking one-calorie sodas, all while compromising our health and our microbiome. food became our enemy, not our friend. all sorts of advice have been thrown our way for over 40 years. exercise more, eat less, lose ten pounds in ten days, low carb, no-carb, low fat, no fats, all while portion sizes at restaurants were getting bigger and bigger each year. and processed foods snuck sugar into anything and everything without our knowledge. let me ask if any of those yo-yo diets worked? oh, sure, the weight may have come off in the short term then slowly crept back once we went back to our old eating habits. it was a vicious cycle for many of us. but the biggest myth of all is that once menopause sets in and our hormones change, we blindly accept a wider waistline and the weight gain that accompanies it. to which i say, “rubbish!”
ladies, it’s time to get real about our diet. and change it for good. according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, diet is simply a word that refers to habitual nourishment. period. end of story. once we begin to think of food as our friend, that food is nourishment, and more importantly, our diet is the solution and not the problem then our lives will change in dramatic ways.
with so many weight loss tips, diets and information thrown our way, it can be confusing to navigate our way to a healthy lifestyle. and i emphasize healthy because while you will lose weight with opens in a new windowFASTer Way to Fat Loss, the program is focused on choosing the right foods, balancing your macros and of course exercising, which is important at any age but especially as we age. each year we lose an alarming rate of muscle.
diets don’t work. they never have. but learning about macronutrients will equip you to make proper food choices that emphasize whole foods’ value rather than processed foods. balancing macros also helps us understand where our calories come from and their impact on the body. opens in a new windowFASTer Way to Fat Loss helps us make good, informed food choices, and it helps us lose weight fast and turn our bodies into a pro fat burner.
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since i have been on a health journey for the past three years, every step of the way has been dedicated to educate myself and incorporate a nutrition philosophy that’s a way of life. food is medicine, food is powerful, and nutrient-rich foods can impact your health and your life. when we make the right choices, our quality of life will improve, not just our pants size. although that will change too! this blog and social channels are dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty, and it all begins with our diet. for the past two months, i’ve been testing multiple products from opens in a new windowSakara, a plant-based company founded by two females – Danielle and Whitney. opens in a new windowSakara’s mission: Nourish your body and change your life. We deliver organic, plant-rich meals and products to doorsteps nationwide. opens in a new windowSakara also has a fantastic cookbook available, opens in a new windowEat Clean Play Dirty, loaded with delicious recipes. this cookbook truly is amazing, and i’ve loved every recipe to date. no, i’m not a vegetarian, i’m a flexitarian as i will always love a good steak or hamburger. and i don’t believe in restriction or guilt. it’s all about balance which sometimes means having that glass of wine instead of a green smoothie. but i do enjoy plant-based meals that nourish my body because it’s a long-term and sustainable way of taking care of me.
Sexiest Salad in New York City
- ¼cupsliced almonds
- 8cupstorn kale
- ¼cupcooked or canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1peach, thinly sliced
- 4largestrawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
- 1tbsphemp seeds
- ¼cupsunflower oil
- 2tbspwildflower honey
- 2tbspDijon mustard
- 3tspapple cider vinegar
- ½tspground cinnamon
- pinchHimalayan salt
Make the dressing: In a jar or blender, add all the ingredients. Shake or blend until completely smooth. Set aside.
Scatter the sliced almonds in a large pan over medium-low heat. Toast the nuts, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
In 2 medium bowls, make beds with the kale. Top with the chickpeas, blueberries, raspberries, peach, and strawberries. Sprinkle with the chives, hemp seeds, and toasted almonds and drizzle with the dressing.
Recipe from Eat Clean Play Dirty
what i hate about being single is cooking for one, which is why i’ve experimented with a number of meal service deliveries. but when i stumbled on opens in a new windowSakara, i knew i was hooked. not only are their meals delivered to your front door, but all of the ingredients are fresh and organic. meal plans include their signature program (i use their 5-day meal plan), detox (i tried this and highly recommend), eat pretty (this is next on my list), 10-day reset, and brides. if you’re interested in trying out Sakara for yourself, use code XOBETHD for 20% off your first purchase. but there are other ways to incorporate opens in a new windowSakara into your life besides meal plans. try any product from their Clean Boutique (i love their bars and probiotic chocolates) and use code XOBETHD for 20% off your first purchase. you’re welcome!
all right, gang, it’s time to clean up our lives and diet for good. am i right?! it’s time to be the best version of ourselves. happy sunday.