Finally! After a year of exciting events (new baby boy, new house) I am proud to start documenting my cooking adventures. After gaining almost 60 pounds with the pregnancy of my son, getting the weight off was a slow progress.
My Handsome Son, Hunter James! Born May 29, 2011. He weighted 8 lbs, 3 oz and was 21 3/4 in. long.
|He loves riding in the buggy!|
|He is such a sweety pie!|
|It took him a little bit, but now he loves to eat!|
|6 weeks before Hunter was born. Last doctor visit before he was born, I weighted 183 pounds!! I was carrying around an extra 58 pounds on a small, 5’1” frame. Starting weight 125.|
|3 weeks after my son was born. Mama had put on some weight!|
I knew what to do since I teach Pilates and am a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, but I wasn’t giving it my all. I had a few vices, trying to keep them and return to pre-pregnancy weight. Major vice: Low carb Pita and lots of it! Of course, low in carbs, but high in gluten from the wheat, and the extra gluten that they added. I knew of the dangers of wheat and how important it was to keep blood sugar balanced, and for the most part I did well.
Then I stumbled upon the book “Wheat Belly” and started reading. I learned so much about other things in wheat that were detrimental to my health (more to come on specifics later) and sabotaging my weight loss. Four days into cutting out the grains, sugars, and moderate to high carb veggies, I lost 4 pounds! WOW! And not only was the weight coming off, I wasn’t craving the sugars and breads that I had before. All the while, I have enjoyed all of my favorite foods: eggs, bacon, steak, dark meat chicken, pork, spinach, asparagus, green beans, etc. and my favorite: chocolate, oh yes, I said chocolate! Sometimes I eat chocolate every night for a week! (Recipes to come- not just any chocolate will do)
Cereals (ALL cereals…. even Cheerios is not ok)
Oatmeal (yes, oatmeal.. this stuff will spike your blood sugar like crazy)
Unsweetened Chocolate (baking chocolate)
Veggies/Fruit: Fresh or Frozen, preferably no canned
Most veggies, limiting those that are underground (potato, sweet-potato, carrots, etc.)
Eggs (lots of eggs)
60 %-80% chocolate chips
You won’t miss a thing, I promise!!
Recipes…. and lots of them!
I have recipes for bread, muffins, cake, giant cookies, and just about everything you could ever want. When listing recipes, I will list all ingredients needs, utensils needed and time needed so that you can plan ahead.
I also will give meal planning ideas for the week based on the meals I plan on cooking for my family that week.
Ideas when Eating Out
We do eat out about once a week and I will give you a cheat sheet of the best things to choose when going out.
Articles and Education
It is important to educate, not indoctrinate. I will continue to educate about the importance of whole foods, why the elimination of grains and sugars are so important and how it can stop and reverse metabolic diseases.
Welcome and I hope you enjoy!