I'm bringing this blog back to life! Why? The number one reason is that we're all going to have a lot more free time in our kitchens, so why not! This pandemic has the silver lining of giving each of us more time to focus on self-care and healthy routines. Additionally, eating well keeps you in better health!
In the past, I've posted a breakfast, lunch, and dinner with each post. I'm going to make things easier on myself and post primarily dinners, with a few breakfasts. This is because my dinners vary far more than my breakfasts, and my lunches are almost entirely leftovers.
I put a lot of focus on breakfasts with my patients. Our culture has taught us to eat loads of gluten and dairy for breakfast, often highly processed, and it isn't doing us any favours. Instead, I encourage my patients to eat a balanced, hearty breakfast that includes vegetables and protein as soon as they are hungry. I also encourage them not to have coffee before they eat, because this suppresses the appetite and throws off the rhythm for the day. This works out extremely well for a huge portion of my patients! Results include better blood sugar control (including in one patient who produced hard data via an implanted glucose sensor), a significantly decreased urge to snack, and a much more steady mood and energy throughout the day. Want to learn more? Here is a nice article you can read.
I know a lot of you are learning about intermittent fasting these days, but in the interest of not having this post be too long, I'm going to save information on this for another time. In the interim, I challenge you to try this breakfast approach. Just like most of my patients, I'll bet you'll find you feel good doing it!
So, this breakfast includes:
What vegetables can you imagine eating for breakfast?
What I Eat
I want to give you an idea of how to eat healthfully on a restricted diet, without a lot of work, by showing you how I eat! I eat strictly gluten-free. You'll find A LOT of veggies in this blog! I eat both fish and meat a few times a week (local and/or humane, whenever possible), and dairy when I'm visiting family and friends, or eating out. I hope you find this blog inspiring and interesting!