I tell all my clients: exercise will help control your weight, combat diseases, improve your mood, boost your energy and promote better sleep. However, your diet will truly change the way you look and feel. You can have a great six pack under a layer of bad food choices. I'm not a fan of 'fad diets' - I believe in moderation and finding what works for you and most important - it's SUSTAINABLE. I love food, wine and dessert - and remind myself constantly about moderation. I look at it as a challenge (and I love a good challenge!). If it wasn't challenging we'd all be fit and healthy. :)
I am trying to be a better cook. I want to make cooking and eating enjoyable for my entire family. Almost everything I make is 6 ingredients or less, easy and devoured by my family and friends. Some you can freeze for later, too.
And I always choose organic and/or local when possible. CHEERS!
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SNACKS (or addition to any meal): 
    • Raw nuts or seeds - portion size is @1/4 cup
    • Raw nut or seed butter - stick with 1 portion
    • Raw veggies with hummus or guac... guac and hummus can quickly add up, so stay with portion size. 
    • Fruit
    • Roasted veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower..) or sweet potatoes. Preheat oven to 400, drizzle veggies with olive oil and seasoning of choice. Bake for @ 20 minutes or until crispy. 
    • Homemade Chicken Salad: make a lot of this and keep it in the fridge for when you're hungry. 
      • 1 can of white chicken meat
      • Mustard, any kind and as much as you want
      • Spices! Mix it up: salt, pepper, curry, garlic, onion... 
      • I also add a tbsp of mango chutney to mine sometimes