Why We Went Organic and How We Own Our Nutrition

Nutrition is another vital piece of the healthy living puzzle! John and I adopted a gluten-free diet years ago. Here's why.

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John suffered from severe sinus issues that required invasive sinus surgery. Even after the surgery, he still suffered from severe sinus issues. Finally, he was correctly diagnosed as being gluten intolerant. As a result, we made the switch to a gluten-free, organic diet.

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To make things even more efficient, we relied on a meal delivery service called Factor 75 (use this link for a discount) – for several healthy meals each week. This saved us time, money, and eliminated the issue of wasting vegetables we couldn’t eat before they went bad. 

Our diet consists of organic chicken and fish, as well as plenty of green veggies like broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and green beans. Fresh, organic vegetables are best, if possible, but if this is not an option for you, then I recommend using frozen vegetables rather than canned ones. Canned vegetables are loaded with salt, but if this is your only option, throw away the liquid they are packaged in and rinse them several times before cooking them. 

We work out hard, so avoiding carbs entirely, as in the Ketogenic Diet, isn’t suitable for us, but we limit the amount of carbs we consume. Instead, we eat sweet potatoes or jasmine rice once or twice a week to keep our carb intake to a minimum. 

I can’t forget to mention that every night, I make a green salad with cucumbers and tomatoes because it helps us feel full and satisfied without adding extra calories. Bon Appetit!

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John’s Tips to Fuel and Nourish Your Body

Portion control is a problem for me, so I shoot for a ‘weekly caloric deficit’. On some days of the week, I may consume more calories than I burn, and on other days I may burn more calories than I consume, but if my calories are in a deficit at the end of the week, then I consider that a successful week. 

The weekly caloric deficit is a good method for people like me who love to eat and also have a cheat day, because it allows us not to blow our goals while also allowing us to eat. In addition, I believe that if you train hard, you can reward yourself with good food!

Melissa provided some great advice, as she does a fantastic job of preparing our meals. If you’re attempting to do this on your own, here are a few pointers that may be helpful. 

  • You want to be mindful of how many calories you consume each day, and how many calories you burn if you are trying to lose weight. Great information is available online, as well as calorie counter apps, if you are not already good at estimating calories. Also, aim for a weekly calorie deficit. 
  • Breakfast is my first meal of the day. By waiting until 10:00am, I am extending my overnight fast for a few more hours. My other meals are at 2 pm and 7 pm, and a healthy snack at 4 pm.
  • You may not be able to stick to this exact timetable if you have a hectic schedule. The most crucial factor is not to miss a meal; especially breakfast. I believe breakfast is the most important  meal of the day. 
  • I eat Oatmeal every morning, and I add Cinnamon for flavor. Oatmeal is a fantastic source of fiber, which aids in digestion and cholesterol control, and Cinnamon is a wonderful natural sweetener with numerous health advantages. Avoid eating instant Oatmeal, as it contains sugar and other additives that are not part of a healthy diet. 
  • I always have a protein shake for breakfast, in addition to a couple of hard-boiled eggs and some mornings I eat a few strips of bacon. As I noted in ‘Own Your Supplementation,’ I make my shake with spinach for the Folic Acid and blueberries for their antioxidant and flavor benefits. I will never skip this meal! 
  • To help reduce your weight, drink at least a gallon of filtered water every day. Check online to see what quantity is appropriate for your weight, but if you consume two 8-ounce glasses of water as we mentioned in ‘Own Your Morning’, you are 25% of the way there. 
  • I also recommend dramatically reducing your alcohol intake. If you are beginning a clean, healthy diet, abstain from alcohol for 30 days. After 30 days, you’ll undoubtedly feel so much better, that you may then choose to maintain your abstinence. 
  • It is my habit not to eat after dinner, but occasionally after a protein-rich meal, I am very hungry when I go to bed. If you must eat after dinner, have some peanut butter without bread.

May you succeed in your efforts to lose weight and adopt a healthy diet! Once you start paying attention to what you eat, and exercising, you will notice an improvement in your health, your energy level, and your weight reduction. 

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