—Eat healthy, balanced meals, high in colorful vegetables and fruits (See “Immune-Boosting Foods”, below)
—Get outside and breathe fresh air
—Get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week
—Maintain a healthy weight
—Get 7-8 hours of sleep
—Drink at least 2 liters (8 cups) of water per day
—Decrease intake of allergens & toxins… Read more
There’s no denying that eating meat, poultry, and fish makes low carb easier, but it’s totally doable as a vegetarian, too. Remember—You can always have breakfast-for-dinner or visa versa. For more on low carb eating, read my Living La Vida Low Carb post.
Here’s a roundup of some delicious options for vegetarian low-carbers..
Turbo-Keto Diet Soup + Other … Read more
People eating a low carb diet generally end up making a lot of faux potato dishes using cauliflower. I keep a couple of large bags of pre-riced bags of cauliflower in the freezer, which cuts down on prep time.
1 medium head of cauliflower = 1 pound
1 pound of cauliflower = 4 cups riced cauliflower
(1 cup riced cauliflower … Read more
Here’s my personal list of classic dishes—popular in the U.S.—that I think you need to know how to cook. With time, it’s fairly easy to tweak traditional recipes to your tastes and dietary needs.
Soft-Scrambled Eggs & Oven-Baked Bacon
Buttermilk Biscuits Two Ways
Skillet Cornbread (Southern-Style)… Read more
Here are some ideas to reduce calories and fat in recipes. I’ve also added healthy substitutions for general food categories, as well as restaurant food substitutions.
But remember—if you try to avoid fat by opting for highly processed foods that are labeled as low-fat or fat-free, you will likely find that the sugar content increases. This can cause inflammation, weight … Read more
I recently read Brain Food, the Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power, by Lisa Mosconi, PhD. Here are my notes. If you want to know the ‘why’ for any of these items, I highly recommend reading the book. In it, Dr. Mosconi lays out the scientific basis for each of these items.
Excerpt: “A new diet known as … Read more