What will your New Year's resolution be this year? If you're anything like my two older brothers it will be that you want to have a six pack this summer, lose 10 pounds, look good in your bathing suit, or get a girlfriend (sorry Lee but you know it’s true). This is the time of year that we tend to jump in full force set very high goals and expectations. Why do we do this to ourselves? It is because we feel guilty for eating too much stuffing? Drinking too
This temporary eating program is designed to reduce systemic inflammation. The foundation of this diet is bone broth. Bone broth provides concentrated nutrition and easily assimilated minerals. Bone broth contains proline and glycine, which are anti-inflammatory amino acids. It helps to repair the lining of the small intestine, aiding in the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. FOODS THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED Nightshades: potatoes, eggplant, tomato, sweet and hot peppers ALL GRAINS, including -- wheat, rye, oats, barley, quinoa, spelt, amaranth, brown and white rice All prepackaged foods, sugar, dairy, junk
While complete diet makeovers can be overwhelming, focusing on simple changes makes eating healthy both manageable and sustainable over time. Instead of throwing your kitchen and eating habits, focus on making these simple food swaps to help reduce saturated fats, increase protein and burn a few extra calories. Here are many of our favorite food and ingredient swaps: 1. Choose coconut oil or ghee – NOT margarine. WHY? Coconut oil has many health benefits including improved hair and skin, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, healthy digestion and regulated metabolism.