Home perfected American omelette
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If getting healthier and losing weight is your New Year resolution every year, you might want to do it differently this time.
Every day we are bombarded with promotions and advertisements on what is healthy to eat and what exercise equipment to buy. How could anyone fail to stay healthy and stay slim with all this expert advice? Yet we don’t.
The truth is that no one plan fits all. The only simple way is to look at the inside of our body. Everything we eat is ultimately reflected in our blood sugar, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels.
By following these health numbers we shall know if we are heading on the path to health or not. These numbers don’t lie. They are your compass to health.
3 simple rules to have a healthy body:
1. Habit of eating.
2. Do weight resistance training to build a bigger fat-burning engine.
3. Keep track of your lipid profile numbers, its your compass to health.
If your current eating habit is not working for you, is probably time to change. To keep eating the same way and expect your body to change is insanity. Feeding your body the right nutrition it needs is the key to losing weight and moving your numbers in a healthy direction.
We know we need to reduce our soda consumption, as sugar is bad for our body. So what about carbohydrates (carbs)? Simple carbs like potato, pasta, rice, bread and anything made out of flour, once eaten, are quickly digested and enter our bloodstream as glucose, a sugar. Therefore cutting out soda or sweets is only part of the way.
The body can use sugar or protein or fat as fuel. In a low-fat high-carb diet, glucose is use for energy and fat is stored. But a high-fat low-carb diet, the body switches to burning fat for energy. When your body is in the fat burning mode, after adaptation to a high-fat low-carb diet, eating fat in fact gives you more energy.
Weight resistance training helps to increase muscle mass and therefore helps to burn more calories. Many were taught to have an energy drink, or a protein bar containing sugars, during or after their exercise. When you do that the effort of the workout can be wasted, as the sugars you just ate are used for energy, instead of letting the body burns the fat that you want to get rid of.
There are exceptions, but typically the lipid profile of a person who lives on a low-fat high-carb diet would have a higher triglyceride and lower HDL level. Instead, a person who has adapted a high-fat low-carb eating style would have lower triglycerides and higher HDL levels. Those are the numbers you want to see.
If nothing else has worked for you in the past, the above suggestion might be one to try. While no one plan fits all, you won’t know if this will work for you until you try it for at least three months. When you eat well, you might not need snacks in between meals because the right food keeps you full for a longer time.
Breakfast is your power meal to start the day. Do not break your fast with high carb stuff like donuts, muffins, cereal or orange juice. They are just sugars. Instead, try this recipe for a Home Perfected American Omelette, my family’s favorite breakfast.
Every time you feel like eating something you know you shouldn’t eat, just ask yourself:
What is my health number?
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