More fat...on my last session with Shonda Holt, Functional Nutrition Practitioner (Nourishing Yourself
) made the suggestion to add more healthy fats to my diet. After a lifetime of avoiding fat (bad fat) my head said “What...????” But my heart knew she was right. There is so much research now about the importance of healthy fats in a diet. Click here
to find out more about healthy fats. Shonda recommended adding healthy fats to my smoothies in the morning. She recommended adding coconut and avocados too. Plus she suggested Fat Bombs. What is a Fat Bomb
, you ask? Well it is a delicious way to add fat into your diet.
I am down 8 lbs, it is a slow process, which would normally be frustrating. But I am not doing this as a short term program. I didn’t put this weight on overnight, so it will not go away overnight either. Plus I am working on digestion issues as well, which seem to have settled down, now that I have removed things from my diet.
So, you could be asking, is this a hard program to follow? I would answer yes and no. It is all about choices, how do I want to feel? I treat myself once in awhile, but when I have the treat, I usually feel crappy, so I am not as anxious to do it again. It is about getting real with yourself. Asking yourself the question, "if I keep doing what I am doing, will I get the same results"? Yes. that is also called insanity...
When I go out, I check out the menu online before I go or I ask if we could go to a restaurant that may be a better choice. Sorry Italian restaurants...I am not eating pasta. Cauliflower is my new pasta, tastes so great with a homemade tomato sauce.
Breakfast have definitely changed. No more eggs, toast and bacon. I eat before we go, then have a fruit cup when I get there and a cup of tea. I am there for the company, not the food. I hardly miss the traditional breakfast, mostly because my tummy feels bad after.
I do a fair amount of networking or social events, and find wine is usually involved. If I do choose to have a glass, I have one only, then switch to sparkling water. My body actually enjoys the sparkling water more most times. As long as a have a glass in your hand, I feel like I am participating and no one notices.
There are a couple of things I am working at achieving. One is spending at least 15 minutes everyday meditating and eating lunch.
The gift of lunch
Not eating a regular lunch has become a bad habit. But when I stop and give myself the gift of lunch, I feel like I am giving myself something special. I know it may sound weird to you. But those that are work at home people, may understand. There are no people here saying “lunch time” . The day flies by and before I know it, it is dinner.
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Dianna Bowes is the creative director of Fabulous@50 and editor of Be Fabulous! spirit. Dianna Bowes is the creative director of Fabulous@50 and editor of Be Fabulous!
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