Starting a diet doesn’t mean you have to deprive or starve yourself; on the contrary it means eat good and healthy frequent meals during the day and in moderation.
“Food is the medicine” as Hippocrates once said.
I have got two responses I would like to share:
I advised two clients to start adding:
1) Some sweet potatoes into her diet.
Her response was:
– “Oh no….they are too high in sugar and I will start having my cravings of sugar”.-
2) And the other one, to start adding some beets.
At the end of the week she came telling me:
-“I think I haven’t been able to lose weight because of the beets, too much sugar”.-
The truth behind these myths is not always true. Don’t be afraid to add beets, carrots, or sweet potatoes into your diet.
• Did you know that beets are the number one cleanser of your liver and builders of the blood? And also it has the same color?? How cool is that.
The liver is one of your main organs of the body; it is a giant factory that processes all the food nutrients absorbed by the small intestine into useful forms of sugar, fat and protein.
So when you have a healthy liver you will have a passport to a healthy life.
• Sweet potato is a vegetable low in sugar and in fact is a good blood sugar regulator. They are good for your pancreas, sex organs and for everything.
• Carrots may have high sugar content but they are also a very good blood sugar regulator. If you’re generally healthy without blood sugar problems, eat them in moderation (diabetics should keep the intake lower). They are beneficial for your liver, pancreas plus all the good vitamins it contains.
Eat everything in moderation and in balance.
Think of your body as you car, as the vehicle that’s going to drive you through life, be aware of what type of fuel you are consuming, it’s very important to eat foods that will benefit your body in general, organs, brain and at the end you will lose the unwanted weight, that simple.
Once you start seeing food as your ally, that it will provide you with the richness and all the nutrients that your body needs to survive , you will understand that is not just about dieting and eating always the same foods. It is by incorporating variety of vegetables, grains, legumes, herbs etc.
By adding flavor, taste and lots of love!!!
Diana’s Sweet Grilled Potatoes
• 6 large sweet potatoes cut in squares with the skin. Washed previously.
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
• 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
• Steam the potatoes in a large pot until potatoes are tender, but still firm, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.
• Heat the oven on 350*.
• Place the potatoes on a rectangular oven proof skillet with the olive oil, paprika, garlic, and red chili flakes.
• Grill until lightly golden brown and just cooked through, about 15-20 minutes. Remove to a platter and immediately toss with chopped parsley.
“The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.”
Let food be your medicine.” – Hippocrates
We Live Once!!!! Eat to live, don’t live to eat.