Healthy eating doesn’t suddenly happen overnight.You won’t wake up one morning with new food in your cupboards, totally new taste buds, and spectacular cooking skills. All of those blogs and experts who have told you it can happen overnight were exaggerating…more than a tad.
Many of you want clear direction, you want to know exactly what to eat and when. You want a plan. You’d like me to tell you what to eat so you can feel confident that you’re eating a balanced and healthy diet. I get it, that’s a very reasonable request.
Are you at that point yet? Running on fumes and too exhausted to enjoy any of the parties you were looking forward to? Or, are you counting down the days until all of your commitments are done and you can actually relax?
‘Tis the season to be merry…and stressed out and exhausted.
I'm a kinda fly-by-the-seat of my pants kind of cook. Sometimes that works out well...sometimes it really doesn't. My attempt at a beef stew last weekend worked out amazingly well. It was one of those cooking experiments that just works...and I want to share it with you.
When you’re dealing with a lot of stress in your life, the last thing you need to hear is “just stop being stressed! It’s bad for your health!”.But we rarely get practical advice on how to actually help our bodies while we’re under stress.
I’ve looked at countless ways to make dietary changes easier. Some tend to work really well and some don’t work at all. For the record, counting anything (calories or carbs) doesn’t work in the long run. Well, it might work at times, but it’s rarely a permanent change and only works if you possess an enormous pile of willpower.
I have to admit, I think I've received many party invitations simply because of these AMAZING homemade chocolate bars. This is a crowd favourite, and no one can believe that they're only 3 ingredients.
It’s only in our version of medicine (“western medicine”) where our heads have been cut off. Traditional forms of medicine like Ayurveda (from India) and Traditional Chinese Medicine always bring the mind/body connection into their treatments.
Cravings. Oh, cravings. Wouldn’t life be easier without those pesky cravings? We all could be eating “perfectly” if we didn’t dream about chocolate or potato chips all of the time. (And for the record, a “perfect diet” simply doesn’t exist, so we can stop striving for it :)
Indigestion always sounds like such a mild word. “It’s JUST indigestion”. But those of you who are suffering from big digestive issues know it can be more than just a bit of embarrassing gas or irregularity. Symptoms can take over your life.