My Food Philosophy

I wholeheartedly believe in moderation when it comes to eating.  I do NOT believe in diets.  None of them work.  If there's one thing I learned in all of my college courses, it is that simple fact.  Based on a research study, it was found that 95% of people who lose weight on diets (yes people DO lose the weight) regain all or more of that weight within 5 years.  Diets are not healthy and starve your body of much needed nutrients (prime example= low-carb diets. I HATE them and you should too.  They're not doing anyone any favors except forcing your body into a sort of starvation and they do not work!).  Rather, I believe in following a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.  Our daily diets should be rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and fat-free dairy, lean proteins and plenty of water.  Food= FUEL. I also am entering the world of unprocessed, REAL food! I have been learning recently how much America and most of the world relies on processed junk food full of additives, artificial dyes, genetically modified organisms and refined sugars/flour.  I believe our bodies do not function at their best when fed all of these chemicals and non-natural substances. Therefore I also will be focusing on real foods, how to incorporate them into our diet and recipes that include them.

However, I am a total advocate of great tasting food.  I am obsessed with food, and and not the bland or boring kinds mind you!  You definitely should enjoy everything you put into your mouth!  I do like to make healthy recipes and sub out ingredients for healthier ones, but, occasionally you just gotta have that piece of cake (or pie, or chicken alfredo or whatever!) in all its buttery, fatty glory.  As long as you aren't eating cake for every meal, and you DO eat healthily almost all of the time, splurging occasionally is alright.  At least that's what I believe!  So you will find healthy and not-so-healthy recipes on this site. I have categorized them for you.  Use at your own discretion! :)

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