1. Watch the amount of fat you intake.
-use less oil when cooking foods, and
stock to help deglaze pan or help
keep from burning rather than using
-don't use butter or heavy cream to
thicken a sauce. Instead, use a
vegetable purée to thicken and add
2. Eat whole foods! Mostly fruits and vegetables.
-Limit or eliminate processed foods
from your diet. A good tip to go by
is, "if you can't pronounce all the
ingredients quickly and explain what
the ingredient is in the nutrition list,
don't eat it."
3. If you choose to eat carbohydrates, make sure the majority are coming from fruits and vegetables.
-if you're craving starch, eat a
complex carbohydrate like quinoa,
bulgar or farro that have whole
grains rather a white rice that
doesn't have additional nutritional
4. Portion sizes are key.
-even if you eat a balanced meal, it
isn't good for you to ingest 2 pounds
of food at a time, so ease up on the
-if you're not satisfied, try eating five
smaller meals each day while
continuing to eat balanced diet of
5. If you choose to eat meat, make sure it's from a sustainable source. You are what you eat eats!
-some farmers do not keep their
animals in proper living conditions,
and that affects the quality of the
protein you get.
-look for "free range" or "grass fed"
on protein packaging.
My final thoughts...Do your research!
-know where your food comes from.
Decide for yourself if you want
GMO-free produce (genetically
modified organisms) and learn the
details of the industry and how
buying a GMO product affects
farmers. Make educated decisions,
because each decision affects the
industry. Either positively or
-eating mostly fruits and vegetables
is exceptionally affordable from
farmers markets or CSA
(Community Supported Agriculture)
organizations rather the
supermarket. Find a close one near
you to support! More info at