40 Days of Yummy – Day 26 – Whole Foods

Typical “Diet” foods don’t work for me and they probably don’t work for you either. I’ve tried those 100-calorie snack packs. You know what happens when I’ve eaten one of those 100-calorie pack of cookies? I want another bag. But if I’m hungry and I eat a little salad, if I chew on some broccoli, a…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 19 – Breakfast Salad

If you eat breakfast in the morning, it’s a great opportunity to fill up on vegetables – include protein if you’ve already gotten a workout. Usually, you’re not craving carbs, you’re just craving food. Use the opportunity to give your body the nutrition it will need all day. 4. Easy breakfast salad ideas: 1. Kale…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 14 – The Fat Fast

Fasting means different things to different people but often when you hear the word fasting, you might think of abstaining from all food for a specified period – if a person says they’ve been fasting for two days, you might think no food has passed their lips in 48 consecutive hours. Sometimes, that is what…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 13 – Save The Treat

If I asked you to make a list of 10 words that say “Christmas” to you, how many of them would be about food? Christmas cake. Christmas cookies. Christmas pudding. Christmas eggnog. What else? Now that we’ve entered December, there is a lot of thinking about Christmas and all the foods that accompany the celebration….

40 Days of Yummy – Day 9

a.k.a go raw for a day  If the term “eating raw” has you shrinking back in fear of turning your nose up in distaste, then this post is for you. Eating raw doesn’t mean eating rabbit food. In fact, your whole meal doesn’t have to be raw for you to derive the benefits. Add raw…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 7

a.k.a. The Free Meal Day Happy Thanksgiving!    If your diet means you can’t eat any of the foods you absolutely enjoy, what’s the point? In Wild Diet, Abel James encourages you to keep a list of foods you crave – cookies, pizza, ice cream – foods that you would eat if you could. Designate…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 6

a.k.a If I eat candy, why does it become fat on my hips?  All carbohydrates becomes glucose, the simplest form of sugar, and enters to the bloodstream. All carbohydrates – bread, cookies, sugar in your coffee, soda, rice, fresh apples, applesauce, apple juice, apple fritters. All carbohydrates become glucose.    What’s the difference between fresh apples and…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 5

a.k.a. Less Food = More energy Frequent snacking trains your body to be constantly hungry. Fasting helps train your body to rely on your energy stores. Eating all the time signals your body that you’re living in a time of plenty so your metabolic rate can burn off what you eat – provided you exercise….

40 Days of Yummy – Day 4

a.k.a. All fat is not created equal Abel James says, “the biggest problem with fat is that it’s called fat.” There’s the fat that you eat – healthy fats like avocados, nuts and the not-so-healthy fats like margarine and bacon grease – but there’s also the fat in your body. And then there’s it’s other use…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 3

a.k.a Striking a Balance After church, we had a feast. The food was good, the company was better. I ate more than I planned but I justified it when I recalled that I hadn’t eaten breakfast – only a small yoghurt. That’s it.  I had soup, salad, rice and peas, more salads, meat, plantains. And…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 2

“a.k.a the day it really begins”    The first day of a new challenge is all about asking questions and making decisions. Do I really want to do this right now? Can it work? Is it going to work? What do I do on Thanksgiving? The answers: Yes, yes, yes and just the same –…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 1

I want to lose weight but I don’t want to starve myself. I also don’t want to give up the foods I enjoy because I really enjoy food. My maternal grandparents, lived healthily until their late 70s, my father’s mother lived until her 90s and she was healthy until the end. I’d like to live the…