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7 Hints from People that have a Healthy Relationship with Food

7 Hints from People that have a Healthy Relationship with Food

There’s a fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously.

Whether our issue is emotional eating, binge eating, disordered eating, or we just can’t seem to get a handle on the whole nutrition thing, we can all stand to learn a few things from the people for whom healthy eating just comes easily. (Lucky Bitches)

Here are a few Hints for what they do differently:

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RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD AND ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS

RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD

AND ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS

The problem with dieting, or being restrictive in your eating habits, is that it isn’t sustainable over time. If you go off your eating plan, the weight will come back.  Your attitude plays a massive role in your efforts, more than you may realize. If you are subscribing to a “good food vs bad food” philosophy, you may be infusing your day with negativity, stress, and pressure that is taking you even further away from your goals.
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4 Key Factors That Helped me Understand my Relationship With Food

Most of us know the basics of what takes to be physically healthy, right?!?!.

Lose weight, just consume less calories than the calories you burned each day.

Increase muscle and building strength, we’ve learned that the right nutrition and timing is key.

Maintain your weight and shape, eat a balanced nutrition plan and limiting your junk food intake.

Simple……..

I wish it was that SIMPLE; but too often our perspective doesn’t allow us to successfully follow the basics. We make ourselves miserable with short-term rigid diets because we are afraid to dig deeper into understanding what’s NOT Working an Why!
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Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Cook Time:  7 Hours | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free steel-cut oats (not quick-cooking!)
  • 2 large apples (or 3 small), peeled, cored and chopped into roughly ¾-inch pieces
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds (You can also use flaxseeds if you prefer.)
  • 2 tablespoons good quality maple syrup

 

For serving: (optional)

CREAMY ROASTED RED PEPPER PASTA

CREAMY ROASTED RED PEPPER PASTA

Cook Time:  20 minutes | Serves: 4-5

Ingredients:

For the Roasted Red Pepper Sauce:

  • 1 (12 oz.) jar roasted red peppers, drained*
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt from McCormick® Sea Salt Grinder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, Coarse Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, Crushed

For serving:

1 lb. Zoodles Thick Slices (I use a Veggie peeler for these)

1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
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SLOW COOKER ASIAN CHICKEN

SLOW COOKER ASIAN CHICKEN

LETTUCE WRAPS

Cook Time:  6-8 Hours | Serves: 4-5

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and chopped fine
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 4 oz. sliced water chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (I used cauliflower rice)
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 head Bibb, Romaine or iceberg lettuce, rinsed and pat dry
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SLOW COOKER PALEO MEXICAN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

SLOW COOKER PALEO MEXICAN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Cook Time:  6-8 Hours | Serves: 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, cubed or shredded
  • 8 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 pound turkey bacon
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) package mushrooms, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning (or make your own if you’re strict paleo!)
  • Guacamole, salsa and jalapeno to garnish

 

Directions

  • Fry turkey bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove and set aside.
  • Crumble when cool enough to touch.
  • In the same skillet, cook the onions until they are soft.
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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Cook Time:  4 Hours | Serves: 5-6

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large whole chicken (about 4 pounds)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the paprika, smoked paprika, salt, onion powder, dried thyme, garlic powder, cayenne and black pepper. Set aside.
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Thai Turkey Meatballs & Zucchini Pad Thai

Thai Turkey Meatballs & Zucchini Pad Thai

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes | Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

For the meatballs:

  • 
1 pound organic ground turkey (breast, thigh or a combo of both)
  • 
2 organic green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves organic garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup organic shredded carrots
  • 
½-1 tablespoon fresh organic ginger, grated
  • 
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 
½ organic lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 
½-1 teaspoon salt
  • 
Coconut oil spray, as needed

 

For the pad thai:

  • 
¼ cup organic lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons organic honey
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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili

|Cook Time: 20-30 minutes | Serves: 4

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 
1 pound organic ground chicken or turkey breast
  • 
1 small organic sweet potato, diced
  • 2 organic carrots, sliced
  • 
2 stalks organic celery, diced
  • 
1 organic onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves organic garlic, minced
  • 
1 cup organic mushrooms, diced
  • 
1 teaspoon organic chili powder
  • 
1 teaspoon organic smoked paprika
  • 
1 teaspoon organic cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup organic tomato sauce
  • 1 can organic fire-roasted tomatoes
  • ½ cup organic hot sauce, or to taste
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