Food Is Not Your Enemy

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat at Subway (the Sandwich Shop)
March 31, 2011, 1:56 pm
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It seems that tons of people on a regular basis search for “the best” or “the worst” foods to eat at Subway, and end up being directed by Google to my story about the best and worst foods to eat ON the subway, as in the NYC trains.  So I imagine that plenty of people wondering whether they should order the meatball sub or the veggie sub now have a full but perhaps unlooked-for understanding of my feelings about people who clip their nails during the morning commute.

In the interest of providing the information that many people so clearly crave, here is a link to the full nutrition information for Subway, the sandwich chain.

As chains go, Subway isn’t terrible. The calorie counts are very modest compared to what you’ll see on the nutrition info sheets for, say, the Cheesecake Factory or KFC. But just remember that cold cuts are not particularly healthy, and there’s nothing about Subway’s fare that will promote weight loss–Jared lost all that weight simply by cutting calories.

The Real Reason You May Be Fatigued, Bloated, or in Pain

Do you regularly suffer from stomach aches? What about bloating? Constipation? IBS? Joint pain? Fatigue? Brain fog? Skin rashes? Headaches? If you do, do you know why? And does your doctor know why? Have you seen your doctor about any of these issues, only to be given a pill to take care of the problem, and then, well, you don’t get any better?

All of these symptoms–and many others–can occur as a result of your body being sensitive/allergic to a food or foods. And getting an allergy test won’t necessarily uncover the problem. Allergists and immunologists generally administer skin-prick or blood tests that seek out what’s called an acute or type 1 sensitivity to foods–the type of reaction that is immediate and can cause hives, impaired breathing, and even death. But what these tests often don’t find are the foods that can cause delayed reactions in a person, reactions which can occur anywhere from a few minutes after eating a food to 72 hours later. And the list of ailments above are exactly what can develop if you have this type of sensitivity.

I have worked with many clients who have tested negative for gluten intolerance, for instance, only to discover though our work together that there is no question that gluten, a protein found in wheat and some other grains, was the cause of their discomfort. After cutting gluten from her diet, one client’s chronic joint pain disappeared–immediately. Another client’s unexplained fatigue and brain fog became a thing of the past. Another’s stomach pain vanished. Dairy, soy, eggs, and corn are among the other foods that can commonly cause symptoms like these.

So if you suffer from any of these symptoms, how can you figure out if it is in fact a food sensitivity that’s causing your problems? You can either do a piecemeal approach, eliminating one suspected food at a time, or go whole hog by doing a detox program, which eliminates most common “problem” foods at once. Either approach will ultimately be more effective than a blood or skin test, and it’s worth your time and effort. If you would like to do a self-guided detox program, more info is available here.  If you’d like more sustained support for working through your issues, contact me to set up a free consultation.

It’s not normal to have digestive problems all the time, to be constipated all the time, to be tired and foggy all the time. If you take some time to look into the possibility that you may be sensitive to one or more foods, you may end up with life-changing results.

Free Healthy Eating Teleclass: Still Time to Sign Up

There’s still time to sign up for my free teleclass taking place this coming Monday, March 21, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET, during which I’ll be discussing the basics of healthy eating. You’ll find out how the types of foods you eat will affect your health, your energy, your mood, and your weight.

If you’d like to join me, you can sign up here. I will then send you the info you need to get on the call. I hope to talk to you then!

Chorizo and Egg Burritos (or Tacos)
March 8, 2011, 11:49 am
Filed under: Eggs, Meat, Recipes | Tags: , , , ,

I whipped this up the other day for lunch–it only took about 10 minutes total. This can work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

1 chorizo sausage, chopped

Pat of butter

4 eggs

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Splash of milk

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Flour or corn tortillas

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo and brown, about 7 or 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a bowl along with the milk and chili powder. When chorizo is browned, pour the egg mixture over the chorizo in the skillet, then add the chopped cilantro. Scramble all the ingredients until egg is cooked as you like it. Salt to taste and serve inside tortillas. Serves 2.


Free Teleclass on March 21 @ 8 p.m. ET: Healthy Eating 101

Want to eat healthier, but at a loss as to how to actually get started? On Monday, March 21, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET, I’ll be giving a free teleclass on the nuts and bolts of healthy eating–how the types of foods you choose each day will affect your health, your energy, your mood, and your weight. I promise that you’ll walk away with concrete information that you can implement in your daily life, such as:

  • Which foods will sap you of energy
  • Which foods will help you lose weight
  • Which foods will ward off the onset of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes
  • Which foods will actually help curb your appetite, and which will increase your cravings

If you’d like to join me, you can sign up here. I will then send you the info you need to get on the call.