A new friend of mine asked me today if Home Chef was a part of my business. Yes, I have offered it as an add-on while mentoring my friends to reach their health goals and I get to give them a discount on their food too. Why? Because I think people use the excuse that they “don’t have time” to eat healthy as a reason they fail at reaching their health goals.
Dr Hyman reported that Americans spend more time watching cooking shows than actually cooking. I was one of those Americans. I LOVE COOKING, but I suck at meal planning. So, Home Chef helps me cross that off my list of excuses by delivering whole food ingredients to prepare healthy wholesome meals in my own kitchen. I hope that some of my friends will try it and actually start to enjoy time in the kitchen like I do. Why not bring naturally vibrant flavors to our families’ palates without wasting time spent wandering aimlessly at the grocery store, even if only a few nights a week? Shopping with Home Chef takes 1 tap to open the app and 2 more to edit my weekly cart. I’ve even found ways to amp up the nutrition of each bite by adding my own pantry items to dishes, like avocado oil and Keto Creamer. Adding healthy fats to our dishes help us feel fuller faster and still benefit from the essential nutrients our bodies need for long healthful living. I mean, if I have 40-50 more years left in this body, I might as well give it the right fuel so it can operate on more efficient energy (man, I might as well head out and hug a tree or buy a Tesla).
Speaking of trees and other naturally healthy things, some of these essential nutrients are hard to load solely from the food we eat. Maybe healthy life would be easier if we lived on a farm or went fishing every day like they do in healthy Okinawa, but our current urban lifestyle fails to offer these benefits. So, supplements (like It’s Vital Omega-3s and Greens Blend) are vital for a healthy lifestyle. Our bodies thank us for these nutrients that continue to help us survive the flu season this year with less sick days (minus the flu shot that we received in previous years).
But we have to consider what makes our bodies less resilient - hence placing us in positions to seek the recommended immunizations once a year. Thankfully, our physicians did not discourage our choice to opt-out. Of course there are viruses - with two kids in school, tow parents working in hospitals, icky boogies do come home. In previous years, we spent random weeks keeping our kids out of school for days, staying home sick and miserable. But I’m happy to say that our bodies did a great job fighting off any potential predators to our immune systems this season. Maybe spending a day home with fever - a healthy fever that actually proved to fight off the bad bugs. What if we choose more of the wrong foods (like those that are inflammatory or causing sludge in the gut)? We could potentially block our ability to absorb the essential nutrients that we need to fight disease.
Are we really getting better at fighting off diseases? I hope so. Dr Hyman wrote how humans are so adaptable that we can reprogram our cells with the right nutrients and exercise to reduce the risk of inheriting the diseases of our family members before us. Could we even stop the cycle of passing on those diseases to the next generation? Imagine that! Mind blown! Nerd alert!
Time will only tell if all our efforts are worth it. So far this week, I’ve found beauty in a seared mojito pork chop with arugula salad, even surprised that my children loved the chili-lime salmon with all it’s healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, and enjoyed a new way to prepare roasted chayote - my new favorite high fiber veggie.
Can we really treat ourselves guilt-free? I’ll settle for reduced guilt.
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