The reason I wanted to share this video was to remind myself of my journey and willingness to help others in this journey too. I may not be a “coach” but I am a nurse so by nature I care for others and want to help them get better. I’ve seen sick people when I used to work nights in the hospital and now in the clinic setting I see more healthier people and I can make an impact in their preventative care to help optimize their health. I’ve come to realize over the years that it’s not about just working out, but food! It truly starts with food and understanding how food fuels your body and it makes a difference on the quality of foods you take in.
I’m a home cook, but I am nothing like my chef dad who is amazing at what he does. I’ve watch my parents and helped cook, but I never tried to prepare a meal for them because I was so afraid of criticism and failing! I was intimidated by them. When I finally moved out on my own, I had to go grocery shopping on my own and prepare my own meals. I gained confidence in cooking and eating healthy. I’ve come to accumulate a variety of cookbooks like Local-Hawaiian, Filipino, easy meals, make a head meals, slow cooking, pressure cooking, and vegetarian. I love cookbooks with pictures! My go to cook books are paleo!
Here are my new cookbook additions:
I am not doing keto but I do practice low carb whole food/paleo. I’m not perfect so on most days I eat “clean” and I allow the weekends with family and friends to enjoy. This may be the reason in my stall in weight loss but it’s my balance to still enjoy food. Sometime my stomach will have issues when I eat “bad”. I like to use Sunday for meal prep and detox.
I enjoy Melissa Hartwig’s book “It Starts with Food”. I truly feel it’s a revolutionary book with so much information on how food can affect your life. I highly recommend it. I have not done a full Whole 30 yet, but hope to do it this year.