Does cooking healthy meals at home SOUND bland and boring to you?
If so, keep reading..
SO often, I talk with women who believe that losing weight means eating meals that TASTE boring and flavorless, like plain chicken and broccoli, and that’s simply NOT the case.
Check out my best 4 tips to help maximize the FLAVOR of your food (while still losing weight)!
1 —- Use salsa, hot sauce, mustard, pico de gallo, or other low-calorie/low-fat condiments to add a kick to any meal.
2 —- Cook your protein and veggies with garlic, onions, or to add some natural flavor without too much spice!
3 —- Experiment with seasonings! Oregano, red pepper flakes, dill, sage, and thyme are just SOME of the many options of seasonings you can choose add flavor to ANY protein or veggie. The sky is the limit here! Simply find a flavor you ENJOY and run with it!
4 —- Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. Seriously this seasoning is SO GOOD!!!! I use it on veggies, chicken, turkey, sweet potatoes, and SO many more foods to add some flavor without adding extra calories or fat!
Instead of believing that healthy meals have to be flavorless and boring, use this as an EXPERIMENT to find seasonings and flavors that YOU love!
Do you have a FAVORITE way to make protein and veggies taste delicious??? Share it below in the comments!
Truth bomb time — I hate the word DIET.
Ugh. To me, it just SOUNDS miserable, restrictive, and unrealistic. Or it makes me think of processed foods (bars & shakes) that *promise* quick results and taste like plastic. PLEASE understand that you do NOT need a diet to lose weight. You simply need a SMART NUTRITION PLAN and a LIFESTYLE CHANGE.
There is a HUGE difference between a diet and a nutrition plan. DIETS are temporary. They have a start and a stop date. They require you to drastically cut calories, so you feel miserable, deprived, and hangry. Or, you are forced to eliminate your favorite foods or entire food groups, which leads to binging. Diets don’t TEACH you anything about your current eating behaviors. Nor do they TEACH you how to maintain your results long term. The diet industry WANTS you to fail so you spend more $$$ with them.
At the end of the day, diets simply tell you WHAT to eat. They don’t help you understand WHY you eat the way you do, or HOW to change your habits long-term
A SMART NUTRITION PLAN is flexible, and allows you to ENJOY your favorite foods (like chocolate and wine) occasionally while eating the nutritious foods that your body craves MOST of the time.
Smart nutrition plans are meant to help you LEARN how to create healthy habits that are sustainable FOREVER.
In my signature coaching program, the Freedom with Food Formula, I help my clients to create & implement smart nutrition plans, and once they “graduate” from working together, they NEVER need another diet OR to work with me again because they have learned the skills to live a healthy life FOREVER!
PLEASE friends… Do yourself a favor and DITCH the DIETS for good. If you’re unsure of how to create a smart nutrition plan for yourself, please reach out to me! Let me help you take the first step towards a healthier life.