DAY 28: WEEK 4 Resource Guide
WEEK 4 Resource Guide
The final entry in the 28 Days to Overcoming Food Addiction program is a list of some of my favorite recipe resources.
Cooking is part of our everyday lives. On the 28 Days program you may have found yourself cooking more than you usually do. And that’s a good thing! If we source and prepare our own food, we can control for food triggers and eliminate them before they ever find their way onto our plates.
Two things to watch out for as you select recipes:
- A disturbing trend I see is to recreate unhealthy treats with “healthy” ingredients. No joke, Paleo Red Velvet Nutella Stuffed Cookies … Brownie Batter Overnight Oats … Quinoa Ooey-Gooey Mac n Cheese … Aaaarrrrggghhhhh!!!! Make it STOP!!!!!!!!
I beg of you, don’t give in to this. It’s as much a trap as eating the unhealthy stuff. There is no reason why we can’t enjoy a beautiful bowl of strawberries or a simple apple as a sweet treat.
- Cooking magazines – even ones that claim to be “light” or “healthy” – are typically filled with recipes that are jacked up on sugar, salt, and fat. I know, it’s really disappointing.
The good news though is that fitness magazines (and their websites) are often excellent sources for recipes that follow the 28 Days guidelines.
As you scan recipes, look for the obvious ingredients to avoid (salt, sugar, and fat) and instead focus on recipes that elevate lean protein, healthy fats, and high fiber vegetables.
You know how this works now; I have every confidence you’re ready to do this.
Let’s get cooking!
Oxygen Magazine: http://www.oxygenmag.com/Nutrition
Strong Fitness Magazine: http://www.strongfitnessmag.com/nutrition/
FitnessRXWomen Magazine: http://www.fitnessrxwomen.com/nutrition/recipes/
Dr. Axe “Food is Medicine”: http://draxe.com/section/recipes/
Men’s Fitness Magazine: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/healthy-recipes
Whole30 Recipes: http://whole30.com/category/recipes/
And one last resource … me! Keep in touch by following me on Pinterest (where I stash all my great recipe finds), Instagram (fun workout video demos), Facebook (everything from serious stuff, to giggles, to motivation), Twitter (I’ve been known to tweet my frustrations about other people’s driving … uh oh!), and my newsletter, which is a sampling of what I’m writing, reading and cooking that week. No matter how you do it, please stay in touch and let me know how you’re doing!