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‘You Are What & How You Eat: You are What You Read, Survey, please reply, Alice

You Are What You Eat!

You Are What You Read!

You Are What You Do!

Are you seeing a pattern here? I got this AH-HA from John Kremer’s e-newsletter today. Would enjoy having your comments on how you success in life!

1.  Let’s start with not only WHAT, but HOW you eat! Only 5 tips on what and 5 on how, OK? Here are mine: 5 ways I eat everyday: 1.) Breakfast or early snack no matter what or when; 2.) I enjoy eating mindfully and slowly, eating when I’m hungry, about 5 on the scale of 0-10 and stopping when I’m full 7 or 8 (see my book EAT UP THE GOOD LIFE) on how to do this; 3.) I eat BOTH what I really like AND what’s good for me 90% of the time; 4.) I continually create and try new food products and research them for nutrition and fun quality and how they’ll fit in my lifestyle nutrition plan; 5.) A main reason I enjoy eating so thoroughly is that I make physical activity a daily part of my life; that way I eat for fuel and without guilt. Here’s a BONUS: I choose only the best quality foods to eat and eat less of them, which is good for my body as my metabolism slows down as I get older. (We are all getting older from the day we’re born).

WHAT ARE MY 5 FAVORITE FOODS? Since it’s important to get a WIDE VARIETY of foods every day not only for good NUTRITION, but to help PREVENT FOOD ALLERGIES AND HEALTH (Digestive and Immune System problems, for example), I eat lots of different foods every day. We know that a “4 Day Rotation Diet” is best to help achieve this health goal. What that means to you is: Don’t eat the same food more than ONCE every 4 days! For example, don’t eat wheat at every meal (bread, bagels, buns, pasta, cereal, etc). You’re right! That’s a huge challenge to learn how to eat that way! I can help, since that’s what I’m doing.

OK, here are 5 of my favorite foods: BLACKBERRIES (the highest fiber fruit, filling, a good source of antioxidants), CHOCOLATE (only the finest DARK for me, including Chocolove’s Dark Chocolate with Almonds and Sea Salt, best after my morning workout); FISH (salmon in parchment paper with veggies; recipe will be in my upcoming COOKBOOK!); RED POTATOES (about the size of a small tennis ball; eaten as a bedtime snack with canola or olive oil and a dash of Kosher salt when I’m hungry, just want a small amount of food, a good source of Vitamin C, and want to sleep well); MICROSTEAMED BROCCOLI (super delicious and nutritious; also will be in my cookbook).

Please email back with YOUR top 5 favorite foods and 5 best ways to eat!

 

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Alice