by Stephanie Eckelkamp, a Prevention magazine editor. Is a great article to read. She list 8 foods to eat after a junk food binge. (Click on the above link).
This article inspired me to write how Junk Food affects the body during menopause.
HELP My junk food cravings are out of control!
Yes, it’s like grazing 24/7. My increased cravings for sugary and salty food is out of control. French fries, Red Vines, Fruit Snacks, Chips, and Chocolate, are my primary needs. Eating lots of protein and fruit still, doesn’t satisfy my sugar cravings.
Knowing that I don’t want to become a full-blown diabetic has helped me reduce my sweet eating a little bit, but the cravings are still there. I suppose it is like being an alcoholic or a drug addict.
What is the Flexitarian Diet?
Being a flexitarian is cutting back on the amount of meat you eat per week. Usually, this is a gradual process that takes some time getting used to the meatless meal. You can start with something like Meatless Mondays. Eventually, you may choose to have meat three times a week or less.
Have you heard of the flexitarian diet? It may be a way of eating that’s not entirely different than what you’re doing now, but following it can produce better health.
Flexitarian Diet is what I have decided to do. I was trying very hard to follow a Vegan lifestyle, but it is too hard because I love meat. Eighty percent of my diet is plant-based. I have cut out red meat altogether and cheese. Bread and sweets are my weakness.
Eat to feed hormonal destruction – Your body needs daily confidence that it can go through the different stages of menopause doing what it does best, ie, maintaining balance wherever possible and that means easing the stress.
I recommend two diet approaches. One alternative is two or three healthy meals eliminating snacks, and the other is five to six smaller meals and snacks option. What is crucial is that you choose the one that best suits your lifestyle.
Fats are essential, sugar and grains are not – This piece of advice often forces women into a real turn as many have spent more years than they can remember avoiding fats – but they play a significant role in the diet.
A regular supply of Omega 3 fats from oily fish, seeds and a couple of nuts, olives and olive oil, avocados and healthy saturated fats from grass/pasture-fed animal flesh as well as coconut oil.
These fats do not make us fat and sick or increase our risk of cardiovascular disease – sugar, starchy refined grains, and hydrogenated fats, all of which are regularly included in processed, ready, fast and junk foods, are what make us fat and sick.