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Dieting doesn’t have to be chicken and broccoli nonstop.  Experiment with different flavors by mixing the right ingredients.   Like when I make broccoli for instance, I like to saute it in olive oil with a squeeze of fresh lemon and browned garlic whole cloves.  And to make egg whites more interesting put some bell peppers and cholula sauce in there.  Add fresh rosemary to chicken.  Cook fish in coconut oil.  Add cinnamon to your oatmeal.  Add curry powder to your fresh chicken soup.   Get creative!  Dieting doesn’t have to be painful. It can be gourmet but the key is simply portion control.  If you get hungry try AC Complex to curb your appetite.

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Carbs

Whole wheat wraps
Cha Soba (Green tea buck wheat noodles)
Okinawa Sweet Potato
Oatmeal
Shirataki Miracle Noodles (no carb noodles and rice)
Jasmine Brown Rice (with furikaki)

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Snacks

Coconut
Brown Rice and Bean Chips (wasabi flavor)
Wasabi Nori
Wasabi Peas
Wasabi Almonds (Can you tell I like wasabi)
Unsalted Roasted Peanuts
Brown Rice Tamari Crackers (by San J)

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Protein

Chicken Breast
Ground Turkey
Egg Whites
Turkey Bacon
Smoked Salmon
Tuna
Sashimi (hirami, ahi, kajiki etc)
Lean Beef cuts.

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Dairy (sparingly)
Greek Yoghurt
Ricotta
Low Fat Mozzarella

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Supps
Chia
Bee Pollen

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Flavors
Fresh Herbs: Mint, Basil, Lemon Thyme, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Lemon, Paprika, Togarashi.  Low sodium tamari.
Fresh Garlic Cloves
Ginger
Cholula Sauce
Ume Paste/Powder
Takana (pickled mustard cabbage)
Curry Powder
Furikaki
Tea

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Vegetables
asparagus
spinach
tomatoes
mushrooms
onions
bell peppers
cucumbers
Bok Choy

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Fruit
Bananas
Apples
Persimmons
Mangoes
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries (I love berries)

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Sweetener Alternatives

Organic low glycemic index unsweetened dark chocolate when I have a little chocolate craving.
Raw Agave Syrup.  Agave still has a bit of sugar in it, but it is low glycemic in the raw form, and also is a lot sweeter than maple syrup or honey, so you can get away with using less than a recommended serving.
Sugar Free Maple Syrup.  Not all sugar free items are created equal.  Read labels.  Some may be sugar free but high in carbs and fat.  BE A LABEL READER.
PLUS artificial sweeteners aren’t necessary good for you, but when you’re craving something a little sweet, that will do the trick for me.
Honey is better than sugar, but I stay away from it for show time.

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Cooking Alternatives

Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Sesame Oil

Eating healthy can be expensive, but you stay full longer.  Once I made the switch to stop eating junk food the cravings got less.  I had some high sodium meals this week and after eating sugar (cheat meal) I got a headache immediately.  We are more aware of what our bodies are telling us.  No more processed food for me.  I love cooking with fresh food.  I love shabu shabus, grilled meat and veggies, esp. mushrooms.  Egg white omelets.  Whole wheat wraps with different flavors.  Love fried rice and noodles like me?  Try fried rice with some sesame oil and brown rice.  Takana ( a japanese pickled mustard cabbage) makes a nice fried rice with some sesame seeds on top.   I also buy wheat ramen noodles from Down to Earth and add some egg and bok choy to it.

There’s so many ways to eat healthy and it doesn’t have to be a dreadful process!  When dieting… EAT!  

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xoxo

Kristie

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