When it comes to food, many people often count the worth of their meals in terms of calories. For example, one of my clients used to think about breakfast as a 300-400 calorie meal, lunch as 300-500, etc. However, even after a big meal, she would often find herself tired and hungry just hours later. In our first session we talked about it and I wanted to share my advice to solve her dilemma with you.
To solve this puzzle requires rethinking how one looks at calories and understanding that not every calorie is the same. A calorie from a steak is not going to affect your body the same way as a calorie from a muffin or from a bean sprout.
In the shopping terms, I would suggest looking at a meal as a stack of money and its true value. When you look at it from a side, a stack may seem to be worth $500. But when you start counting the money, you see that some bills are just colored pieces of paper and have no value. Sure they are taking space and making the stack look big, but when it comes down to business, it is just a filler. If you give such a stack to a sales associate at Saks, she will ask for more cash after she finds our you are missing a large sum.
The same can be applied to food. When you look at your plate, see what items have real nutrition that will give you energy and which ones are empty calories. If your food is mostly cooked and doesn't have vital vitamins and enzymes, then your body will be hungry for the necessary nutrition sooner than you would have hoped for. Also, a lot of foods are so acidic to your body, that you will have to spend more energy on getting your PH level back to balance, instead of getting energy from the food. This is where my client would feel the unpleasant reality of the 3pm slump show up!
So during your next meal, notice what you are eating and don't get jipped by eating filler-foods. Instead, get the biggest bang for your buck and indulge in foods that will nourish your body and give you the energy and vitality you want.
Why ask me?
- After many challenges and different crazy life experiences I am living my dream life and since my friends say I am pretty wisdomous and I think I am a little bit funny too, I want to share my life approach with you so you can live the life you love as well.
Here is a little bit about me:
- I am a creator of #1 Best Diet as selected by Harpers Baazar Magazine
- I started my career in the corporate world and didn't even know how to peel a shallot
- I have been a chef for celebrities for over 10 years
- I have a realistic approach to food and life
- I have a great relationship with food and can even let chocolate go bad because I simply forget I have it at home (something I wasn't able to do 10 years ago)
- I eat carbs whenever I feel like it without any guilt
- I used to hate to cook and now absolutely love being a private chef and a food relationship coach
- I wear whatever clothes I desire no matter what everyone is wearing or thinking
- I am in good shape and my body’s biological age is 13 years younger than the one in my passport
- I have experience being super poor, super wealthy and in between
- I’ve worked in corporate world and am now an entrepreneur
- I was married and divorced
- I used to cry going to work because I was so miserable with my boss
- I’ve had an emotional eating disorder
- I moved from Russia to USA alone at the age of 15
- I’ve lived in Russia, Europe and on both coasts of USA
- I have been super skinny and overweight
- I have been insecure and unhappy with reasons and secure and happy for no reason
- I used to wear glasses and healed my eyes with the power of thought and exercises
- I created "Couture Nutrition®" so you can have tailor-made solutions for your body and soul
- My brain usually comes up with jokes to soften stressful situations
- I think color coordination, sparkles and rainbows are underused