By Lauren Haas
Spring is here and that means…SWIMSUIT SEASON! Yikes! Instead of dieting, here is what I tell my clients to do:
1. DO NOT DIET. DIETS DO NOT WORK. They leave you hungry, irritable and the moment you stop dieting, you will gain all the weight back…PLUS SOME MORE! YIKES! Instead, be consistent with a healthy meal plan and exercise routine.
2. EAT WHOLE, REAL, ORGANIC FOODS. Fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, nuts and whole grains will fuel your body with all the nutrients it needs.
3. EAT FAT! What? Yes, eating healthy fats like avocado, almonds, a whole egg, coconut oil, olive oil and fatty fish will curb your appetite. By eating fat, you will slow your digestion process down which means, you will feel full longer! Plus, it is good for your skin and nails!
EXERCISE: Find an exercise that you like and be consistent with it. I tell all my clients that it takes a minimum of 90 days to change your body, so do not expect that flat tummy after 1 month of exercise.
EAT A PROTEIN RICH BREAKFAST TO FIRE UP THAT METABOLISM! Try making my Asparagus, Chard Pea and Almond Cheese Fritatta! I make it with 12 whole eggs, which will make 6 servings. By making a huge fritatta, you can share it with your kids, partner and/or enjoy it for the rest of the week. Just re-heat it in a pan or in the oven.
Asparagus, Chard, Pea and Almond Cheese Fritatta
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
|½ Bag||Frozen Peas|
|1/4||Red Onion. Sliced|
|1 Cup||Almond cheese, shredded or sliced.|
|1-2 Teaspoon||Balsamic Vinegar|
|Salt, pepper, paprika, to taste|
Slice onion. Chop Chard. Slice basil and set aside. Slice/shred cheese if needed.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, basil and almond cheese.
Sauté onions until translucent. Add the rest of the veggies and the balsamic vinegar. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
Once cooked, combine the veggies into the egg mix. Lower flame to a low-medium heat, spray/grease pan and add veggie/egg mixture. Cover pan with a lid and cook until eggs are firm. Enjoy with some avocado or gluten free toast.
Lauren Haas is a Holistic Nutritionist and is an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, C.N.C, C.N.H.P, Certified Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach.