My intention when creating a Bride Fit program and writing a weekly blog is to share information that (if applied) would not only get you wedding dress ready but also inspire you to create new habits that will facilitate a “happier & healthier ever after.”
I get my inspiration on what to share with you through the books I’m reading, podcasts I’m listening to, and results from experimenting with different workouts & nutrition or personal experiences.
I’ve noticed more than ever that we live in a very rushed world and we are bombarded with information. I know you are extra busy with planning a wedding so I wanted to share something that helps me stay on track with a healthy diet when I’m busy and overwhelmed (in a really good way) with life, which is always!
Quality matters when it comes to food ladies! It’s best to look at everything you eat and think about where it came from, what’s in it, are there chemicals in it, and is it a genetically modified organism (GMO)? The 2 biggest reasons for making bad food quality choices are:
- Not having good information on what quality is.
- Not understanding that quality affects your immediate health, future health, the way you feel, energy levels and your ability to release fat.
A misconception and false belief about fat loss and being fit is that you have to eat boring, tasteless food, and feel deprived of anything delicious. Commonly being on a diet is associated with punishment and reward. Eating “good” food is bad and eating “health” food is punishment!
New Belief: Being fit & fabulous involves eating amazingly delicious real food that satiates you.
The key is real food. Stop eating fake, engineered and hyperpalatable food! That food addictive and is designed to make you fat, sick and tired! Definitely not in alignment with your goals to be wedding dress ready and glowing with confidence on your big day.
Look at what you’re eating; organic, pastured, grass-fed and non-GMO is what you want. Food that contains GMO ingredients, like non-organic corn or soy (some form is in almost all processed food), may be preventing you from loosing fat. I can’t emphasize enough that looking at the ingredient list is really important. The packaging will fool you every time! They are designed to make the product look healthy and usually have words like natural, fresh, pure and low fat to imply that it’s supportive of a Bride Fit diet.
Question: How do you reinvent favorite meals and foods that appear “bad,” such as spaghetti & meatballs, huevos rancheros eggs, chips & dip, cheese & crackers, burgers & fries, and nacho’s?
Answer: Make your meatballs with grass-fed meat, gluten-free breadcrumbs, unrefined salt and organic seasonings. Spaghetti squash can replace pasta or choose a gluten free alternative. Use pastured eggs, organic tortilla chips, and organic salsa or Pico de Gallo. If you want some sour cream, make it organic and also use full fat Greek yogurt (tastes just like sour cream) in place of sour cream for more protein. Replace chips & dip with organic tortilla chips, sliced peppers and celery & guacamole. Use raw and organic cheese with gluten free cracker like Mary’s Gone Crackers. Place your burger made with grass-fed beef on top of a salad made with organic greens (I love with arugula), sundried tomatoes, avocados and a dressing made with organic vinegar and olive oil. Slice up sweet potatoes, Japanese yams (my favorite) or regular potatoes, mix with coconut oil (melted), lay flat on a baking sheet and bake at 425 till golden on the outside. Add some Himalayan sea salt and eat!
You get the idea! Look at the ingredients and replace with higher quality. Your body knows how to process real ingredients, and feels satisfied when you eat high quality, nutrient dense foods. Being aware of portions is important as well, especially if you are eating tortilla chips, crackers and nuts. Allow yourself the “portion” and add in vegetables. I hope this gave you some ideas and frees you of the chains of “bad” foods.
If you need support and more guidance, contact me for a consultation. Looking forward to hearing from you!