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Well, I found about by which foods were irritating my system and causing me to retain fat and processed sugar was public enemy number one. Guess who cut processed sugar from her diet and saw the results? Finding a meal diet that works for your body and your life can be very difficult, but I did it. Yes, I can have my Fried Chicken and my Cheesecake, but it has to be prepared caveman style. You heard me right. Your Frugal Home Cook decided the Paleo Diet was the best way for me to eat healthy and stick with it. Yeah me!
Eating like a Caveman is quiet simple. Just think of those ingredients that would have been available from the earth, animals and fish. Now exclude Refined Sugar, Dairy, Cereal Grains, Soy, Processed Foods, Unhealthy Salts and Potatoes and Certain Legumes and your eating Paleo. The reason this way of eating working for me is because it excludes those foods that were bad for my system and eliminated all that inflammation that's causing me to retain belly fat. Still working on it but there is a great improvement over all. Since I already had eliminated Beef and Pork from my diet, the proteins that I consume are Fish, Chicken, Seafood, Turkey and Lamb, which give me plenty of menu options for a lifetime.
Eating this way requires LABEL READING until you get to know your products and brands. Wear flat shoes because shopping may take a while at first and you can consider grocery shopping as a part of your exercise for the day.
I have a great deal to blog about, regarding my healthy lifestyle as a Personal Chef and a Food Blogger. For now, the very first thing I recommend to anyone who wants to live health. It is very simple to explain but difficult to do.
Actually a friend made a rather offensive but powerful recommendation that was my catalyst for change. Now, your Frugal Home Cook was not receptive at first.
#1.... I was as hot as a Tin Roof on a hundred degree day. Yes my nose was turned up, flared open and my your could have stepped on my bottom lip.
#2... I did not think he knew me well enough to be all hard core with me.
(Neck roll and instant attitude)
#3... He was PHYSICALLY Fit and had more than enough room to give this recommendation but I still didn't like it.
My friend complimented me first on my Facebook post regarding Dr Ian Smith's book and some other healthy tips I shared. Now, he's a smart man. He got me all comfortable first, but down the road he actually poured out the ugly. HINT.
Enough of the delay. I'll tell you what he said;
"Get Your Mind Right, Heidi"
Yep. The secret to my natural weight loss success was all in my head.
Before you attempt to live a healthy lifestyle and start this journey you'll need a made up mind.
If indeed you are in the right mindset you can make the necessary changes to living a healthier life.
Cyber Kitchen Makeover
Life has really changed since I decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle which includes a change in my Cyber Kitchen. I eliminated ingredients with added sugar and you know that list was way long. So to make it simple, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or "real" foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.
The quickest way to get in your protein, roughage and legumes daily is to make a salad. Since I'm such a salad lover, this was a real no brainer. In order to keep the line moving, prep your vegetables and fruit in advance.
Be sure to check back for my weight loss progress.
As always, look good, cook good and entertain in style.
Bok Choy & Onions over Turmeric Rice
HEALTHY COOKING FOR MY PEEPS...
Bok Choy is now BOSS in my Frugal Kitchen. Here's my Stir Fried Bok Choy, Onions and Turmeric Rice. Bok Choy is Oriental Cabbage. Easy to find in grocery stores. The leaves are easier to pull off and clean. It gets tender really fast and you get a huge head for a little over $3.00.
Frugal but nutritional y'all. Very very high in Vitamin A, which is good for your immune system. The Turmeric I added to my rice is also a top dog spice when it comes to lowering highly blood pressure
NOW GET INTO MY BELLY
As always, look good, cook good and entertain im style.
Heidi L. Smith