The 4 P’s?

 
So, what are the 4 P's? 
 
Well, I hear this common question often -
 
What should I eat to lose weight and be healthy?
 
It can really be such a complicated and confusing question for most of us. 
 
That's because so many people have different recommendations like - count calories, count carbs, eat 6 meals per day, or eat 3 meals a day.  There is a lot of conflicting information out there.
 
My biggest hope is to help simplify this for you within the membership where I have done all of the guesswork for you. And you probably know by now that eating whole foods is important not only for weight loss, but also for your health, energy levels, and hormone regulation.   
 

I know my tip below has simplified my eating habits tremendously when eating out over the last few years and has freed me from obsessing over calories, fat, and carbs - with the added bonus of better skin and improved energy. What could be better??

When it comes to good meal composition - just remember the 4 P's
That is to eat Protein and Produce at each meal and avoid Processed or Packaged food as much as possible.

 
If you can do this - you will be choosing healthy meats (protein) or other sources of high quality protein; and veggies or fruit (produce).
 
Veggies hold a greater "fill you up" factor and have lower over all sugar so I recommend trying to have veggies with every meal.
 
So a sample order at a restaurant could be:
Breakfast - A veggie omelet or frittata with a side of berries instead of toast or muffin
Lunch- A salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and meat of your choice for with a vinaigrette dressing made with olive oil.  I often ask for the oil and vinegar option.
Dinner - A steak and veggie of your choice or side salad instead of the potatoes usually offered.  And if the restaurant has them I will ask for roasted Brussel sprouts or mashed cauliflower.  Delicious!
 
There are endless combinations and here is another FREE recipe you can make at home that follows the 4 P's.
 
Enjoy!
 
Grilled Beef Kabobs
serves 4
 
Ingredients
 
For the marinade
  • juice of 1 a lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
For the kabobs
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients for the marinade in a shallow dish, add meat and toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for 30+ minutes. Even better if you can marinade longer.  🙂
  2. Using metal skewers, place a couple pieces of peppers, onion, then thread the meat onto the skewer and repeat until..  Makes about 6 skewers
  3. Heat up a grill pan or a grill to medium heat, grease and place kabobs on top. Sprinkle with a bit of salt then use a brush to brush a more marinade on top of each kabob. Cook both sides about 4-5 minutes until browned.
Happy Eating!

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