We have discussed in the past the importance of discovering the hidden fats and calories in the foods we eat. I showed how a salad, sandwich, or any other common type of food can quickly double in fat and calories when the wrong ingredients are included in them. However, there are some things that some of us cannot live without. By this I am speaking of our daily glass of wine, the beer after work, or the fancy mixed-drink with dinner. It seems that the allure of a cool cocktail (or two) awaits us at every avenue of our lives. To the tea-toataler the problem is nonexistent. But the rest of us, drinking can fast become a diet-breaking addition to the bulge.
The problem with the alcoholic beverages is threefold:
First, alcohol packs on and nearly doubles the calorie content of any type of juice, soda, or mixer.
The average one ounce shot of hard liquor contains about 70-75 calories with some darker liquors like bourbon and brandy a little higher. Add one shot of liquor to a few ounces of tonic or cola and the calorie count is in the hundreds. And those exotic pina coladas or margaritas can run even higher than that. By any measure, one drink wont ruin any diet, yet one drink is rarely a common occurrence….
Second, a drink usually leads to two.
The taste of one drink is cool and satisfying. The second is even better, and so it goes. Rarely in any social setting where alcohol is being consumed, does on e stick to a single cocktail. Alcohol lessens our inhibitions, which sometimes leads to more alcohol and thusly, more calories. And after yet even one more drink almost always ends in the worst case scenario….
Third, alcohol almost always leads to eating and overeating
Alcohol, and its effects usually set the stage for binge eating. At only two drinks, your body seeks a heavier and more satisfying type of fare, and you guessed it, yet even more calories. The caloric cycle of almost anyone under the influence of a few drinks can prove to be a hidden diet disaster. The binge eating will almost undoubtedly ensue.
The Fat Mentality in regards to drinking can lead us in many wrong directions. Common misperceptions of alcohol lead to over-use and unknown consumption of hundreds (if not thousands) of calories in a single evening. The number one mistake made by people who are drinking and trying to lose weight is to perceive alcoholic beverages as a liquid ,and thus no harm to ones diet. I cant stress the fact enough….that alcohol leads to fat. The “beer gut” is no wives tale, it truly does exist. Anyone adhering to a perfect diet, yet drinks frequently, is guaranteed to get fat.
The best remedy for anyone who enjoys alcohol, is to educate yourself on the caloric content of what you are consuming: Most wines contain about 90-100 calories per glass. Most full bodied beers contain between 140 to 200 calories per 12 ounce glass, with the light beers at a more reasonable 100-110 calories per glass. And again, most clear liquors contain about 70 calories per ounce, so pair these with diet soda or club soda for the “best choice” of alcoholic beverages. The other best alternatives would be wines or light beer. Steer clear of the detrimental mixed drinks and full-bodied beers.
Another important thing to be mindful of with regards to drinking is to pay attention to how often you do it. The casual daily glass of wine or the few beers here and there add up. Set yourself a schedule so as to monitor how often you are consuming alcoholic beverages. Give yourself a night or two a week to have drinks if you so choose, so as not to over-indulge in these diet-busting pleasures.
Lastly, and sometimes most importantly, be prepared for what you are going to eat after you have had a few cocktails. Yet do the preparations beforehand. Have a healthy and light snack ready to consume after a night of cocktails. This way you will be steered clear of the more tempting of post-drinking options. In sum, a night of drinking loads your body with a good amount of un-needed calories. Do your best to dodge the heavier cocktails at the bar and the heavier fares afterward.
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Welcome to episode 400 of what was The Paleo View, and today launches into new branding as The Whole View! Join Stacy of Real Everything and Dr. Sarah of The Paleo Mom as they bust myths and answer your questions about a non-toxic lifestyle, nutrient-dense diet, Autoimmune Protocol, and parenting.
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The Whole View, Episode 400: Modern Science and a Real Life Approach to Health
Oh my gosh, Sarah, it happened! (0:27)
Sarah and Stacy have been talking about updating the show to reflect what they have been doing for a really long time.
Special thanks to Sarah and her team who came up with the new name, The Whole View.
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Did you know that 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes? That’s 9.3 percent of the country’s population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While we recommend following the Hallelujah Diet to reduce your risk for developing diabetes in the first place, there may be a number of you who are currently living with the debilitating disease. To live your life to the fullest, and perhaps even fuel your self-healing body to eliminate the disease from your system, you must adjust your eating habits.
If you have diabetes and want to work on reversing it, consider the following eating tips:
Pay Closer Attention to Food Labels
While it’s certainly in your best interest to avoid foods with a label, make sure you’re taking a closer look at the nutrition facts on the organic packaged foods you eat. As suggested by the American Diabetes Association, you should pay attention to the calories, fats and sodium content. Avoid added sugars at all costs. Additionally, stick to packaged foods that have minimal ingredients. The less ingredients, the better. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient or you’ve never heard of it before, do some digging and understand if it’s a toxic additive before putting it in your system.
Cut Out Animal Products
As we’ve reported in the past, animal fat is the No. 1 enemy when it comes to diabetes. When you consume animal sourced foods like meats and dairy, they’re loaded with fats that coat the body’s cells. This layer of fat prevents insulin from reaching the insulin receptors of the cell, making it impossible for the body to properly handle glucose. Then, the pancreas works in overdrive to pump out more insulin, becomes exhausted and quits, producing higher levels of glucose in the blood. This can adversely cause complications in small blood vessels and impact the eyes, kidneys and heart.
“Animal fat is the No. 1 enemy when it comes to diabetes.”
So what’s the solution? Stop filling your system with these toxic fats so that your cells can learn how to process glucose properly once again.
Trust in Plant-Based Eating
You don’t have to rely on meats and other animal products to get essential protein, calcium and other nutrients. By following our plant-based, primarily raw food diet, you can strengthen your immune system, increase your energy and help support your self-healing body in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
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Practicing sustainable living is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Our daily choices have a direct impact on Mother Nature and affect everything including the air we breathe, the water we drink and the foods we eat — all of which contribute to our wellbeing.
That’s why as a dietitian, I incorporate tips for living sustainably in as much as I can because I truly believe it plays a large role in our overall wellbeing.
Living a more sustainable lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to live one with nature in the middle of a forest. You can take small daily steps to support the harmony of our human impact on the environment no matter where you live.
Just as health is a daily practice, so are the practices that impact the health of Mother Nature. And trust me, they’re not as difficult or laborious as you may think!
Becoming more aware of the small actions you can take each day to positively support the earth and reduce the resources we use is key to living a more sustainable lifestyle.
My Journey to with Sustainable Living
I’m really excited to be finally sitting down to write more about this topic since my husband Jesse and I have embarked on a big lifestyle change for us this year. We’re building a home — one with Mother Nature — in the forest of TN to live the most sustainable lifestyle we possibly can in order to take care of our environment, live more aligned with our needs, live out our future dreams (more on this later), and educate about this experience so more of you can do this no matter where you are.
Our dreams of living as sustainably as possible and in harmony with nature has been a dream of mine since a child and one that my husband lived for the first 15 years of his life. For him, it’s a returning to his home base and for me (and Luna!) it’s about finally exploring and living in a way that’s aligned with my core values.
I share this with you because as I’m writing this, we live in a city loft in Nashville far from nature and we take small daily actions to live more sustainable. There are so many steps you can take no matter if you’re living in a city like we currently are or if you live in the forest like we will be! We all can do our part today.
You don’t need to live in nature to protect, respect, and honor nature.
Now more than ever, there’s more awareness, insight, and data backing the notion that we need to take drastic measures as a collective in order to support the health and wellbeing of our planet.
That may sound dramatic or like there’s a lot of weight on our shoulders, but by each of us doing our part every single day in taking action towards living a more sustainable lifestyle in harmony with the earth, the more positive impact we’ll personally experience and generations to come.
Before we dive in with tangible tips and steps you can take each day to live more mindfully about sustainability, let’s first define and understand what this lifestyle means.
What Is A Sustainable Lifestyle?
Living a sustainable lifestyle is about taking intentional action towards using methods that are sustainable to the earth and our environment in a way that doesn’t deplete a resource, but works in harmony and in ways to support its long-term existence.
Like nutrition, sustainability is a holistic approach and involves many elements of our lifestyle from the food we choose to eat, choosing non-toxic options for our homes, the water we consume, to the electricity to keep our lights on.
With sustainable living, it’s important to adopt the mantra that sustainability is a 365-day job, not an overnight fix. Taking or not taking one sustainable action doesn’t make or break your efforts — have the long-term mentality with living sustainably. You can do your best in each situation, without being hard on yourself if it’s not perfect.
Making more conscious choices with your food is a great place to start since you’re already buying food every week. With a few more conscious choices, you can make a great impact with living sustainably.
Sustainable eating puts the focus on foods that are produced in a way that is beneficial for the environment, supports local communities and is humane to farmers, workers, and animals alike.
Sustainable food production is incredibly important, not just for the sake of our planet, but also for our health and future as well. Opting for some of the most sustainable foods whenever possible can help minimize greenhouse gas emissions, decrease food waste, and reduce exposure to harmful chemicals, additives, and preservatives that are abundant throughout the food supply.
Know Where Your Food Comes From and Support Local, Small and Organic Companies
Start asking yourself where your food comes from. How was the food grown or cared for? How is the person who took care of this food, cared for? Were the animals taken care of in an ethical way
Sign up for a local CSA to support your local farmers and get fresh produce each week
Become a member of a co-op to support local farmers and local food companies
Go meatless several times a week if possible, if consuming animal proteins be sure to read our guide here and learn about factory farming to be more aware
Look for food products that are free from added sugars and refined oils
Start supporting more ethical, fair-trade, and organic small food companies
Make Your Own Food to Reduce Packaging
Start a mini-herb garden in your kitchen using a few pots by a window
Start a small planter garden on your deck or patio
Have a yard space? Then start your own mini-garden to grow your own food! Not only will you save money from weekly grocery store trips but you’ll have a direct connection with your food from growing to cooking – what a beautiful experience!
Make it a fun experience to make your own foods from bulk or package-free ingredients, like homemade salad dressing, sauces, nut milk and even dog treats!
Reduce Your Food Waste
Cook more meals from home to help reduce takeout and disposable container waste
Reduce food waste by proper meal planning, cooking, and using your leftovers
Have food scraps? If composting is an option in your area, look at getting a subscription or if you have a yard then start your own compost bin or use a kitchen compost bin!
Make the Switch from Single-Use Plastic and Goods
Ditch the straws altogether or at least have a few reusable straws on hand
Bring your own water bottle, coffee mug, or fillable container to your favorite coffee, smoothie, or tea shop
Don’t forget your reusable market totes when you go grocery shopping
Recycle, reuse, and reduce single-use plastic wherever possible
Repurpose glass jars and containers food comes in, for pantry staples like beans and nuts
When cleaning the kitchen after cooking, use cloth towels instead of paper towels
Sustainable Daily Habits
Invest now in high-quality items, so you don’t have to keep replacing them later on
When possible, pick up trash you see and dispose of it safely
Walk or go biking instead of driving in your car as much as possible or carpool with friends
Plant a tree or community garden
Borrow books, magazines, supplies from friends and family instead of purchasing new if you don’t need to
Spend as much time out in nature as possible! Meditate outside in nature and observe mindfully to feel connected to Mother Nature
Making Your Home Align With a Sustainable Lifestyle
You absolutely don’t need to go out and completely transform your home overnight, but as you’re replacing items, upgrading, etc. you can be mindful to make healthier choices for your home (and often the environment too!)
Reduce Your Electricity Usage
Use candles instead of lights or invest in LED lights and turn off the lights
If you can invest, get solar panels to support your electricity use
Invest in energy-saving appliances anytime you need to upgrade them
Turn off any appliances, wifi, and equipment you’re not using
Instead of using air conditioning or heat, try methods such as cooling energy-saving fans, opening windows, or starting a fire with a stove
Weatherproof your home by closing off openings that cause air leaks
Install a thermostat with tighter controls on temperature, shut it off when you’re away
Enjoy using candle light in the evening and mornings for a cozy vibe
Be Conscious of How Much Water You Use
Turn off the water that you’re not directly using
Limit your shower time overall and the number of baths you take
When washing dishes by hand, use a wash bucket and a rinse bucket to reduce running water
Purchase Non-Toxic Options
Purchase green cleaning products or make your own DIY version
Invest in home brands and companies that use green and organic materials like our favorite mattress by Avocado Mattress!
We make so many purchases every week or month and each time we buy something, we have the possibility of supporting a business that is conscious of its impact on our planet.
Follow the Zero-Waste Motto for Purchases
Use What You Have
Swap or Trade with Someone
Make Your Own
Shop your closet before purchasing anything new — look for ways to reuse or recycle/upcycle clothing items
If purchasing new clothing items, can you support local small businesses and ones that have a strong mission of giving back, using fewer resources, and environmentally conscious
Host clothing swaps with friends
Shop on sites that sell pre-loved clothing
Invest in higher quality items that you can envision wearing for years to come and that can stand up to wear and tear
Be mindful of choosing organic and sustainable materials and supporting companies with ethical and green production (You can look for companies on the Good On You site!)
Look for a cruelty-free stamp
When you can, purchase products that come in glass containers that can be reused
Shop small batch and artisan businesses
Being More Eco-Conscious at Work
If you can work from home, do that! It saves on your commute time but also gas and car pollution, even if it’s just a day or two a week
Print notes and work papers as little as possible
Go paperless with your monthly bills and subscriptions
Instead of business cards, create a website or share your LinkedIn account
If printing, use the draft setting, print double-sided, and recycle the paper afterward
Unplug all your appliances and equipment before going home for the day or finishing work
Use online tools and apps to save on paper such as digital to-do lists, project management software, and tracking apps online
Instead of asking for printed receipts ask for digital copies via email
Use charger stations or solar charges wherever possible
When you’re done using a device or upgrading, recycle your old devices safely
Put One of These Sustainable Living Tips Into Practice
What’s one thing you can add into your lifestyle routine this week? Save this blog post to revisit every week in order to add one more small step into your lifestyle routine to gradually grow your toolkit for sustainable living.
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