Hi.

Welcome to my blog. I document my adventures in travel, style, and food. Hope you have a nice stay!

Sugar.... are we thinking about it in the best way?

Sugar.... are we thinking about it in the best way?

Have we thought about sugar in the wrong way?

We always seem to ask ourselves – am I allowed to eat this sugar/sweet/cookie/cake/etc… surely I have earned it!

But maybe we are asking the wrong question…

See, these sweets and added sugars have been/and are being linked to weight gain, obesity, addiction and withdrawl, inflammation, hormonal imbalance, insulin resistance, diabetes, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and cardiovascular disease.

(references: 1 ; 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Wow, that is a pretty bad combination.

Maybe the question should be – have I eaten enough of the healthy, body-healing foods to help me override the bad effects eating a ‘treat’ is going to wreak on my body?

* Have I eaten my 2 cups of vegetables per meal? 

* Have I eaten my 2-4 Tbsp of healthy fats (olive oil, avocado oil, nut/seed butters, nut oils, grass fed cream/butter) per meal to keep my hormones in balance, keep my blood sugars stable, and help keep me satisfied for the next 3-4 hours? 

* Have I eaten enough protein at every meal and snack (15-20g of protein per meal depending on my individual protein needs) to keep me strong and also keep me satisfied for the next 3-4 hours? 

* Have I had my dosage of fermented foods and/or probiotics today to keep my good gut bacteria healthy?

IF the answer is YES to these other questions, THEN we can start asking ourselves about having a sweet treat today…

As always, if you have any questions, send me a note at eliana@eatdifferentrd.com

Wishing you the best of health, Eliana

Grocery Shopping... How to stick to a budget.

Grocery Shopping... How to stick to a budget.

How many Oranges does it take to make a cup of OJ?!

How many Oranges does it take to make a cup of OJ?!