Not All Carbs are Created Equal!
The biggest problem with nutritional science is that there is so much misleading information that people don’t know WHO to believe or WHERE to start. Let’s face it, the FDA has approved over 600 thousand kinds of packaged “foods” They line our grocery store shelves and 80% of these items contain sugar!
The Carbohydrate (sugar/starch) debate has been going on for years. Don’t eat carbs, only eat carbs. Humans are the only species relying on someone else to tell them what to eat! Our bodies were wonderfully made and if given the opportunity, innate intelligence will crave the nutrients the body requires.
The problem is most of our bodies and our hormones have been hijacked!
They have been hijacked by items claiming to be food. Let’s get back to basics. All of us require three macro-nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Each person is unique and the ratios of these nutrients vary amongst us.
Foods that are considered “carbs” are typically your breads, rice and potatoes. Did you know that vegetables, fruits and legumes are also carbohydrates?? Choose from nature made vegetables, fruits and legumes before man made items like breads and pastas. Whole grains work well for some individuals while others feel sluggish or fatigued after eating them. Your body’s intelligece will guide you to eat what you need if you remove the “hijackers”.
Removing sugar, grains, dairy and alcohol from your diet for a short (2-4 week) period will help you reclaim your taste buds and put you back on the road to eating to live rather than living to eat.
Here are 3 ways to get started!
- Eat whole foods.
- Identify all 3 macro-nutrients.
- Listen to your body, not the media.
Here are a few of our sustainable substitutes in kicking that refined sugar and flour habit
- Sugar → Coconut Sugar
- Refined All Purpose Flour→ arrowroot flour, coconut flour, almond flour
- White Bread → Sprouted Grain Bread
- Pizza → Cauliflower Crust Pizza
- Cereal → Granola
- Crackers → Carson’s Crackers
- 3 cups chopped raw cauliflower
- 2 tbsp Italian spices
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups Pecorino Romano cheese
- 1/3 cup goat cheese or mozzarella
- 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- 8 oz Italian blend/ mozzerella cheese
- 1-2 oz Pecorino Romano and fresh basil to garnish
- Pizza toppings of your choice
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- Bell peppers, onions, asparagus, zucchini, eggplant - all need to be roasted ahead of time
- Fresh tomatoes, spinach, olives, artichokes - can be topped raw
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Chop 3 cups cauliflower or purchase fresh riced cauliflower (do not use frozen, it will be too watery).
- Add 2 cups of pecorino romano to mixing bowl, add spices.
- Add 1/3 cup of goat cheese or fresh mozzerella.
- Pour in the eggs and mix thoroughly.
- Press onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 450 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove and top with pre-cooked or raw toppings.
- Place back in oven and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes to melt cheese.
- Garnish with Pecorino Romano and fresh basil.
- Serve and watch it disappear.