I can't believe it has been this long (almost 4 years) since I changed my life completely and started eating healthy and lost nearly 100 pounds. I feel so good now that I am at a good weight, I share everything I learned and continue to learn with all of you.
I really do Love Jorge for writing the Original Belly Fat Cure Book. If it wasn't for that I never would have known I could get to where I am today. Of course it was 99% my determination and dedication of just simply NOT GIVING UP that got me here.
I wanted to talk about healthy fats and foods that we have not eaten too often or have been told it is too fattening to eat before.
I also use EVOO, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Avocado: I used to think of them as a once in a while fattening treat, but now I eat them every day if I have any. They are called a "SkinnyFat" and good for us.
I have learned by making them at home instead of buying from the store with all the CRAP in it, makes them very healthy and good for us. Even Dr. Oz said so too.
Even Cheese: Cheese is very fattening we all know that, but by eliminating all the BAD Processed CRAP from your diet, a little bit of REAL cheese (not the processed kind) is not bad for us either.
REAL Butter: Boy I used to avoid this stuff cause of the calorie content. I always used to eat low calorie margarine - which I know now that I was probably eating plastic... LOL
Eggs: We were always told that eggs are OK but too many are very bad for our health. Now I know REAL eggs have nutrients and stuff in them that is GOOD. Don't skip REAL eggs.
Nuts: Now I know nuts are fattening if you eat them the wrong way. I buy them raw in the bins at Sprouts. I store them in baggies in the freezer (learned that the hard way - LOL)
Eat them raw or If you want them roasted, do it yourself on a cookie sheet in a low temp oven of 300 for about 20 min - shaking every 5 minutes to make sure they don't burn.
I use them in recipes, snacks or to make healthy nut butters.
Coconut and almond flours: These are 2 things that I use ALL THE TIME now, but was very leery and scared to start using them at first. If you look at the nutritional values of the carbs and SUGARS - that might scare you - but I have learned that by using these flours and making my own healthy treats at home - makes a much healthier alternative to anything that you will ever buy in the store. Make sure to ALWAYS have a healthy treat ready and made in your fridge for when the SWEET MONSTER comes a callin.
I'm pretty sure mind looks like this... Cute but deadly...
OK - Love you all. I hope this helps in some way.
This is PurpleRosy signing off...
Keep on BFC ' n :-)