|Posted on August 3, 2015 at 9:55 PM|
I have to tell you all that I am so excited right now! Our garden is producing some super yummy food! I know not everyone has time or space for a garden, so I really hope you help support the farmer's market. It is the best, guilt free food you could possibly eat.
I have heard and listened recently to those frustrated with weight loss. Trying so hard to meet their goals, feeling they have to be on one specific path. I want everyone to know that food and eating should never cause such heartache. I have taken nutrition courses and can tell you numbers and translate all the math. But that's not what we do when we eat. I love Michael Pollon's book "Food Rules". He is a journalist who has some pretty good things to say about eating and nutrition. His best rule of all "If you eat real food, you don't need rules." How extremely true.
So when I say that this is the best time to lose weight, I'm not joking. Eat real food, eat regularly=healthy weight loss minus the guilt. One of the biggest questions I am asked is "What should I eat?" or rather "What do I need to avoid eating?" I never suggest avoiding anything (that will make things worse) but always suggest that you add food. Real food refers to whole food, food that is in its natural state and not processed. Little by little you will find out what you like, that it is NOT more time consuming and that it makes you feel better.
Try some new food. Eat (mostly in the morning). Don't feel guilty or frustrated. Sometimes we forget how easy it is to eat foods that give us energy, lower blood pressure and make us feel good about our choices. We eat other things too, cuz we are human. We eat. We eat what is available. But eating to lose weight is completely the best!