“How you could you eat that junk? It’s so bad for you!” (nag, nag). “Don’t you know those fries will give you a heart attack?” (nag, nag). “You have to stop eating all that fast food, it’s going to make you fat!” (nag nag). “You have to eat more healthy food like fruits and vegetables – they’re good for you!” (nag, nag). Your friends nag you, your family nags you, your doctor nags you, the health newsletters, websites and magazines – they all nag you, and of course, your personal trainer nags the heck out of you, to stop eating all those bad junk foods. But does all that nagging you and bad-mouthing the fast food industry really help anyone stop eating junk food? It doesn’t look that way…
The fast food industry thrives even when the economy is bad
An article in the Chicago Tribune said that McDonalds is “recession proof.” As one of only two companies to turn a major profit during the last recession (the other being Wal Mart), McDonald’s has been laughing its way to the bank for decades.
A few years ago, I was driving down Route 95 and pulled over to use the rest room at Mcdonalds on a Saturday morning (there’s a McDonalds conveniently located immediately off almost every exit up and down the full length of Interstate 95).
The parking lot was full, it was standing-room only inside and the lines snaked around into the seating area! You’d think the Kardashians were there signing autographs or something. Nope. Just a regular weekend at breakfast-time.
I was shopping in Wal Mart the same week and I almost passed out when I saw (smelled first, actually) a Mcdonalds… right INSIDE THE WAL MART! Also, with lines.
Yep. It looks like all the nagging to stop eating fast food, and all the messages of the health and fitness industry to eat more “health food” are not working.
So what does work to stop eating junk food?
The results of a survey from the behavior and psychology section of the journal, OBESITY provided an interesting answer worth considering:
Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public health surveyed 530 adults about their attitudes towards fast foods.
They found that people already know fast food is unhealthy. (Like, no kidding!)
The primary reasons they eat it anyway are because of:
1. The perceived convenience.
2. A dislike for cooking.
(I could add another: people think fast food is always cheaper than healthy food).
Therefore, said the authors of this research paper, nagging people to eat more health food and warning them that “fast food is going to make you fat and kill you” is not the best approach.
To stop eating junk food, here is the approach they suggested:
“Focus on teaching people how to make healthy eating fast, convenient and easy, because those are the reasons people are choosing fast food in the first place.”
There are lots of valid strategies you could use to stop eating fast food and processed food:
1. Keep the junk food out of the house.
2. Keep healthy foods well stocked in the house.
3. Mange stress
4. Practice good sleep hygiene (sleep restriction increases appetite).
5. Embrace meal planning.
6. Meal prep / cook in bulk so you can simply grab, heat and eat.
7. Get social support.
8. Use a variety of mental training techniques (goal-setting, self-talk, urge surfing, values clarification, mindfulness and so on).
9. Use some good old fashioned discipline and willpower.
10. Do some research on how highly-processed fast food is made (some people say that’s enough to gross them out of eating it anymore).
But this one solution – learning how to make healthy eating fast, convenient and easy – might be the best one.
What’s holding everyone back from implementing or taking this healthier eating advice?
Well, I think that most people can’t get over the ideas that they “just can’t cook.” Or that cooking is “too time consuming.” Or that healthy food “tastes like dirt” (as if Mcdonalds is gourmet food).
With that in mind, I’m not going to nag you, scold you or try to scare you out of eating ultra-processed food. I’m not going to lecture you about the importance of eating predominantly healthy unprocessed food (not today, anyway). Nor am I going to bad-mouth the fast food restaurant industry and paint them as some kind of evil villain.
Instead I’m going to lead the new charge by showing you just how easy and convenient it can be to eat healthy and nutritious food and make it taste good (even delicious).
There are more than 225 recipes now installed in our Burn the Fat Meal Planner software at Burn the Fat Inner Circle.
Many of our healthy recipes take 30 minutes or so to prepare. Some even require an hour in the oven (decidedly not “fast” food). However, for every recipe that has a half an hour or so time requirement, there’s a recipe that takes just minutes – sometimes literally only 1 to 3 minutes.
What if you started your home-cooking to replace fast food journey there – with the fast and easy recipes?
If you don’t know how to stop eating junk food, here is the #1 solution you’ll want to try: Learn a bunch of these types of “almost instant” recipes, meals and snacks. Then, when you feel a temptation to eat fast food, you’ll be able to make something fast at home instead.
This method not only addresses those two reasons people continue eating fast food, it also harnesses a powerful psychological principle of habit breaking and habit making: Replacement, not removal
Related article: Breaking Bad…. Eating Habits
Here are several examples of some of my fast, easy and convenient healthy (and tasty) recipes to give you starter ideas..
3-MINUTE APPLE CINNAMON PROTEIN OATMEAL
* Natural oatmeal (like Quaker old fashioned rolled oats)
* Natural (unsweetened) applesauce (or diced apple)
* Sweetener packet
* For protein, stir 1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder into the oats for 3-minute meal.
I eat this “protein-powdered” apple-cinnamon oatmeal almost every morning and have for years. It’s faster, easier and cheaper than going to the donut place or getting sausage, cheese, bacon breakfast muffins at the fast food joint! (you don’t have to wait in line, either!) By the way, you can make apple cinnamon pancakes out of oatmeal and protein powder too!
5-MINUTE EGG, HAM AND CHEESE MUSCLE MUFFIN
*1 whole egg, extra large
*1 Ezekiel sprouted grain English muffin
*2 oz sliced ham, lowfat, uncured (“natural”)
* 1 slice fat free sharp cheddar cheese
* Black pepper (dash)
So you really DO want an egg, ham and cheese breakfast sandwich? Okay, make it at home and you can make it healthier with more protein and fewer calories. Fast. Scramble the egg on nonstick pan, scoop egg onto one side of a whole grain English muffin. Add 2 ounces of thin-sliced uncured ham onto the egg muffin. Add one (optional two, for “double cheese”) slices of nonfat sharp cheddar cheese (nonfat cheese is an additional protein source). Place other half of the muffin on top to make your “breakfast sandwich.” Heat in microwave for 25-30 seconds or until cheese just starts to melt. Total time: 5 minutes. (Calories: 314. Protein: 29.1g. Carbs: 32.5 g. Fat: 7g)
HIGH PROTEIN MOLTEN LAVA CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
*30g (1/3 cup) oat flour
*30g (1/3 cup) chocolate whey protein
*1 Tbsp (5g) unsweetened cocoa
*2-3 packets non-caloric sweetener or to taste
*60g (1/4 cup) unsweetened applesauce
*1 Tbsp (14g) nonfat plain Greek yogurt
*60g (1/4 cup) liquid egg whites
*1/8 tsp salt
*1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Made with whey powder, this single serving recipe gives you 36 grams of protein. Prep time: 5 minutes. Cook time: 1 minute. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl, then add the wet ingredients and mix well. Coat the inside of a mug / coffee cup with non stick spray and pour in the batter. Microwave for about 60-70 seconds. It’s normal for the cake to rise up while cooking, then settle back down. When it’s done, the top and edges will be set like cake, but the bottom in the middle will still be gooey (“molten lava”). Let it sit for a minute or two to cool. Enjoy, and wonder why you ever bought all those low-protein, high-sugar treats at the coffee shop. You probably spent more time in line there than it takes to make this at home!
10-MINUTE LAZY PERSON’S CHINESE STIR FRY
* Frozen, bagged oriental vegetables
* Chicken breast, grilled
* Bragg’s “liquid aminos” (A soy sauce alternative)
I love my wok and make stir frys at home all the time. Except for all the chopping of fresh vegetables and meat, it’s pretty quick. I like mine better than the restaurants, which is why I never order take out anymore. But sometimes I’m lazy or in a hurry. I still don’t call the China Garden Express. I always have huge bags of frozen Asian stir-fry vegetables in my freezer. A few minutes in the microwave and they’re done. White rice only takes 20 minutes. If you use a rice cooker you can set it and forget it. (Zero cooking skill required). You can also make big batches and have rice on standby for instant eats. Then a recipe like this will take only 10 minutes, even if you have to cook up the chicken. Grilling chicken only takes minutes per side, but you can cook chicken in bulk too, and even buy packages of already-cooked chicken breast. (Widely available in stores like Wal Mart). Put your favorite stir-fry sauce on top (something like Bragg’s for zero calories) and you’re done. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
SIMPLE BBQ SHREDDED (PULLED) CHICKEN BREAST
*2 pounds (908g) chicken breast, boneless, skinless, raw
*2 cups sugar-free barbecue (BBQ) sauce
*2 Tbsp Truvia brown sugar blend (“light” brown sugar)
*1 tsp garlic powder
*1/2 tsp onion powder
Okay so this takes 3.5 to 4 hours in the slow cooker on high, so it’s not really “fast” food right? I still call it fast as well as easy because you can set it and forget it. The actual prep time is just minutes. Simply drop the ingredients in the slow cooker (2 minutes) and shred it when it’s done (3 minutes). Plus this makes a huge batch so you can pull it out of the fridge any time and make a BBQ pulled chicken sandwich. Try it on a whole wheat bun with coleslaw. Only takes minutes and easily as good as anything from the burger joint. Or serve it with rice or potato with a vegetable for a macro-perfect meal. By the way, there are endless flavor possibilities for pulled/shredded chicken: teriyaki, Korean sweet and spicy, honey mustard and another favorite – Mexican (salsa with taco seasoning). Great for meal prep.
1-MINUTE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER YOGURT “PUDDING”
* 1 Plain Greek yogurt
* 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
* 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
* 1 packet noncal sweetener (stevia, etc)
I apologize in advance for getting you addicted to this “chocolate peanut butter heaven.” It’s spot-on fat-burning, muscle-building nutrition, but it tastes like dessert! People who wonder, “how to stop eating junk food” also often wonder “how to get enough protein?” A scoop of protein powder in Greek yogurt can give you a whopping 50 grams – and this couldn’t be a faster, easier snack or desert.
This is mostly inexpensive food too!
Oats and rice? Doesn’t get much more affordable than that. Buy your healthy staples in bulk and the cost per serving is probably less than mickey D’s! (yes, even the “Value” meals)
I’m going to make a prediction.
We all get in a time crunch occasionally and need something fast. And not everyone will embrace cooking to the point of calling it a fun hobby. But I think if you start with some simple fast recipes, I predict that you’ll gain more kitchen confidence and soon want to start trying the “fancier” ones.
If you’re like most people, you need a lot of simple and quick and simple recipes for weeknights. Then on the weekends when you have more time, you can cook up something special.
Last Saturday I made Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle jambalaya. It has 21 ingredients and takes over an hour including all that chopping plus the cooking. It’s not a weekday staple. But man was it ever delicious! And it felt quite satisfying to successfully make something like that. (Not to mention it was a huge batch so I had leftovers for days, making it totally worth the one day a week effort).
I’ll keep sharing more recipes in future blogs. I’ll post more fast and easy ones, plus some traditional dishes that might take you 30 minutes or so, but aren’t hard if you can simply follow a list of recipe instructions.
I’m already publishing ALL my recipes for our inner circle members one by one as I create them. Join the Burn The Fat Inner Circle For Instant Access to the whole recipe collection as well as the amazing Burn the Fat Meal Planner software too.
(All recipes are built into the software so you can drop them into your meal plans with a click… and even change ingredients and save as your own custom recipe).
Every one of these recipes is compatible with my Burn The Fat, Feed the Muscle program – low in calorie-density, high in nutrient density
This means that my way of eating makes you more muscular and leaner… so you can look hot wearing very little clothes this summer… and be healthier… and save money too.
Train Hard and Expect Success!
Founder & CEO, Burn the Fat Inner Circle
Author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
Author of The BFFM Guide to Flexible Meal Planning For Fat Loss
About Tom Venuto
Tom Venuto is a natural bodybuilding and fat loss expert. He is also a recipe creator specializing in fat-burning, muscle-building cooking. Tom is a former competitive bodybuilder and today works as a full-time fitness coach, writer, blogger, and author. In his spare time, he is an avid outdoor enthusiast and backpacker. His book, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle is an international bestseller, first as an ebook and now as a hardcover and audiobook. The Body Fat Solution, Tom’s book about emotional eating and long-term weight maintenance, was an Oprah Magazine and Men’s Fitness Magazine pick. Tom is also the founder of Burn The Fat Inner Circle – a fitness support community with over 52,000 members worldwide since 2006. Click here for membership details
Fantastic post. Thanks for the recipes! It’s just what I needed.Jenn
Tom,I agree with you! It’s taken me 30 years, but I now eat healthy and don’t miss thefa(s)t food. Fortunately, I actually like raw cauliflower and broccoli. I eat whole, raw cucumbers for snacks (it doesn’t get any more convenient than that). If I absolutely HAVE to eat fast food (lack of planning, emergency) I buy an El Pollo Loco chicken breast ala carte!And the more protein and less bad carbs (sugars) I eat, the less hungry I am. I am sure I spend 1/3 the amount on food now than I did when I was eating unhealthy. I lost 60 lbs. and for the first time in my life, I am confident that I will keep it off forever!Love your Newsletter!Charlene
Tom,Am hooked on your oatmeal pancakes with my own twist. Oatmeal, raisins, bananas, whole egg, cinnamon, and ground flax seeds cooked in coconut oil. Have it almost every am and it is not expensive and many ingredients are organic. People who eat fast food are doomed for a short life and cancer. They know it but won’t change. Excuses and more excuses. The hardest part of this lifestyle is not staying clean but is to show others the light.Anthony
Hi Tom,You are on the right track there. I am a divorced guy and I do my own cooking nowadays, and although I mostly stick to the stuff I should eat, I do find cooking more time consuming than I would like. The girlies have all their short cuts that I don’t have, so anything that makes cooking easier and quicker is welcome.Recipes welcome; keep ’em coming mate!!Best,Kenneth
I LOVE RECIPES! Thanks Tom!
I routinely do wellness presentations in which I’m raising awareness about the importance of eating whole foods, including much more fresh, raw fruits and vegetables.About a year ago I attended a presentation by another distributor which featured a ‘show and tell’ item…it was a McDonald’s cheeseburger Happy Meal, which had been purchased two and one half years ago and stored at room temperature–it was not moldy, rotten or really much different looking than a fresh one!!! Possibly just a bit dried out looking, but the colors, everything, perfect. My presentations now feature a Happy Meal that is over a year old and when not making personal appearances, resides on top of a fridge, at room temp. Nothing will eat this happy meal, so why should we humans?I’m a mom of seven, and I’ve been as guilty as the next of eating fast food and feeding it to my kids. But after a health crisis of my own, I have totally changed the way I and my loved ones eat. Unfortunately, for most people it takes a wake-up call like mine, something pretty high on the richter scale, to convince one that it is worth it to eat healthy today and every day. Another thing I learned with my own crisis is that working out and eating to look good isn’t really the loftiest goal–eating and working out for health and longevity is more important…longterm over shortterm thinking. Of the fitness conscious people I know, so many are concerned about what they look like in a bathing suit over trying to avoid cancer or heart disease.Would also like to take this opportunity to say that I’m a fan of your newsletters!Karen
Tom,Check out Kashi’s 7 Whole Grain Pilaf. It’s delicious and a super carb when you want a starchy carb. I like it for breakfast with an egg over it! (My husband finds this repulsive but it’s deeeeelish!).Love your newsletters and am still reading and re-reading BTF and your earlier book, Body Fat Solution. Yours is the best, most pratical and “in your face” honest literature on weight and fat control I have ever read — and I’ve read a LOT being now a menopausal 50 year old who was formerly a yo-yo dieter for the better part of 35 years. Now there’s a nice run-on sentence.Anyway, my thanks. I hope some day to attend a lecture or seminar that you might offer (or a personal training/consult — do you do this?) BTW, hit the “meathead” row today using the 35 dumbells for a couple of exercises w/my trainer. Gotta love it!Cheers,:)Cin
I’ve recently started eating a lot healthier than I have in the past. I now try to have 5 smaller meals a day, and I try to include some healthy carbs and protein in every meal.I eat a lot more fruit now than I ever have before, usually something like 1 banana, an apple or two, and an orange or two every day – I just stock up on fruits every weekend and bring some to work with me. They are quick and nutritious snacks, and not terribly expensive depending on where you shop.I never used to even think about fruit, but now I can’t even imagine not having my daily servings of fruit. I’ve really grown to like them and I don’t seem to ever get tired of them… They definitely satisfy my sweet tooth. I still have the occasional cheat cookie, but it does feel more and more as time goes on that I actually prefer good fruits over the artificial stuff.
I can whip up all kinds of blender smoothie in under five minutes from scratch, including CLEAN-UP, from good stuff like cottage cheese or yogurt, berries/apple/banana, fish oil, nuts, spinach, oats, protein powder, flax meal, etc… and they keep me satisfied for hours. And taste GREAT!I can make a couple quick fish salads in under 10 minutes.Burgers, grilled chicken… all fast stuff. Heck, just pan frying (in a non-stick pan) some ground turkey or shrimp with veggies does NOT take long! And it’s pretty darn easy to cook up quantities of rice or beans or lentils or other grains and store.Fast food isn’t half as fast as much of what I make for myself. Admittedly, the veggies are expensive here, but then there’s the long term outlook on health. I’d rather pay a little more and eat a LOT healthier! And the taste is so much better!
You are right on here – once you kick the habit though, it’s easier and easier to start eating healthy. The biggest factor is time – it appears to be much faster to eat junk. I always have hard boiled eggs and chicken breasts at the ready (in other words, I precook a bunch of chicken breasts and pre-boil a dozen eggs) so that when I’m pressed for time, I don’t resort to junk. Another idea – I eat green and red peppers whole, like an apple – they are so good and convenient.
Tom your comment regarding the sweet tooth and indulging in sweets is right on target. The other angle on this subject has to do with addiction. Fat, Sugar, and salt are highly addictive and I believe it has more to do with the addictive nature of these foods than it has to do with the flavor or tastiness of them. I think the need for fat and the storage of fat is a very basic and primal human need. Of course in our modern world we are not out chasing a buffalo for dinner or gathering seeds and berries. Our food supply is readily available and we have not adapted very well to the excesses that we have in this world. We can get our “3 squares a day”. Sugar is an instant source of energy. A body craves these foods until the habit or addictive dependence is broken. Cold turkey is the only way to go. I think over time the habit of crap food can be broken. It does take effort and I agree with the earlier comment from the mother of 7. It has more to do with the health and longevity and the quality of life than looking hot in a swim suit. It is a sad state of the human condition to continue to eat un real food, smoke or overindulge in alcohol even when they know it is bad for you.Good topic…thanks TomPaul R.
Thats a great way to get people motivated to eat better – give us easy recipes that don’t look like hard work!
Hi Tom Venuto!I don’t think that’s the only reason people still eat fast food, I think it’s not only convenience but also lack of education.My mother never knew how to cook growing up, so she would take us out, thinking that having a different fast foods would be better for us? how her logic came to that I don’t know! Now I am 29 and I wont touch the stuff!I think we are not being educated enough on how much we should eat the are many people out there giving misleading data, that no one knows these days,Now I know I now It is me who controls this, I want this fat loss, I want to be 80kg, You have given me the motivation I need to lose by showing me the truth and that has made me try it, to success, and I want it now (I have a passion to get there), I know it wont be quick, that was not what I wanted I just wanted to be thin.Your BFFM program is the first lifestyle eating plan that makes sense. the first week I started your diet my boss had a birthday. I sat down to a table with 3 different white flour cakes, lollies, my favorite the tim tam, chips, etc, chicken wings fried, etc.I have will power I didn’t touch any of it, I grabbed a bowl of oats and sat down!My body thanks you, I have energy, my cramping in my legs from my body eating the muscle is gone, I have more flexibility, So I know I am getting results, even if the are big ones that I only see small fat loss from, I feel healthier then I have ever!Amy
Tom,Great article and recipes. Like some others have said, junk food is faster. At least until you get in the mindset of preparing food beforehand. I almost always have lentils and brown rice in the refrigerator, ready to be reheated in the microwave. A mix of lentils. brown rice, salsa and turkey burger is one of my favorite meals now.
Tom:Thanks for another great post. although I don’t have a problem avoiding the fast food joints, I’m always stuck trying to choose between flavor and high nutritional value. It’s great to able to step away from the chicken & sweet potatoes every once in a while and take in something that’s both nutritious and tasty.
Personally, I don’t know how people eat that stuff. And you’re right – convincing people to cook is nearly impossible, and I don’t see why. I rarely spend more than a 1/2 hour to make a meal, and it tastes so much better. Why would you want to eat something that tastes like greasy cardboard and chemicals?I put brain dead simple recipes on my blog, and still have friends and family that tell me it’s too hard. But they’ll make hamb. helper – which to me is a pain in the rear and tastes really bad. Go figure…And Dave- what’s wrong with chicken and sweet potatoes? They’re both good for you. Well, depending on how you make them I suppose….
i would add a scoop of NUTELLA and some frozen raspberries to that yoghurt mix, drool rating of 1000% :)
The thing is you don’t have to give up your favorite foods like tacos, hamburgers and pizza—you just need to learn to make a healthier version of them that is calorie controlled. For example, I make my own version of a soft flour taco using a wholegrain tortilla, chicken, nonfat cheese, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, and salsa. I weigh all of the ingredients so I have a pretty good idea as to the calorie intake for the meal and then will enjoy two of them at a time. They taste so good!
My favorite decadent food of all time would probably have to be pizza. I used to eat more pepperoni and mushroom pizza than I care to admit and would not want to give it up so now I just make my own version using a wholegrain crust, pizza sauce, nonfat cheese, sliced mushrooms, chicken and broccoli.
As long as you don’t eat the whole thing in one sitting and carefully weigh all of the ingredients, you can enjoy a few slices from time to time and not gain weight.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland or unimaginative—you just need to learn how to cook and be willing to experiment with various recipes. I’m now looking forward to trying Tom’s pancake recipe since I’m also a pancake enthusiast.
Great post, i like the sound of your recipes, gotta try some of them out.
I love the 3 minute apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe. Thanks Tom
Ray- one of my favorites – have had it almost every day for years. so fast and easy and tastes pretty darn good too!
In one of your articles you discussed the growing evidence that fast food could be addictive. And yet here, you say nothing about overcoming that addiction. People say that they eat fast food because it’s fast or cheap, but in reality it is neither. For some, the appeal is sheer convenience, and cooking at home and carrying food around is not convenient. But many people eat fast food because it’s addictive, and breaking that addiction is very difficult. I have found that increasing my levels of omega-3 fatty acids helps to fight the addiction. I would love to have more suggestions.
thanks for your post. Actually i have written about this at length before a few years ago. Its in the archives. in summary, I agreed that there was evidence that food addiction has similarities with drug or alcohol addiction with regards to the brain neurochemistry, however, i did not agree with the claims such as junk food is as addictive as heroin or crack and I felt those claims were journalistic sensationalism that is not helping anyone. The question is still being debated among researchers. There is a new paper in the peer reviewed scientific journal obesity reviews (january issue) 2 articles actually – one about neurobiological overlaps beteween obesity and addiction and another looking at the pros and cons of the validity and usefulness of the concept of food addiction. It is controversial and while there ARE similarities between drug and food addictions and MANY many people feel that food is addictive, the science behind whether food addiction is a valid concept is discussed and debated. I could write up what these cambridge researchers found in an upcoming post. I also just read sugar fat salt by michael moss btw and could discuss that as well, along with his NYT article. In my previous article i made a few simple suggestions, all of which are supported in cognitive behavioral psychology – avoid highly restrictive diets, know your bingeing triggers, create a supportive environment (clear junk and food cues out of your kitchen and house), use stress control techniques, and get social support. In the recent article also provided suggestions: learn how to make delicious healthy food that is itself addictive… try that chocolate peanut butter yogurt pudding and say its not addictive… well, at least I cant stop eating it, LOL. Thanks again, cheers!
Excellent suggestions. I’ll check out the other article. Thank you so much.
CHOCOLATE PEANUTBUTTER!!! HA!!(: I WOULD EXPLIN WHEY THAT IS SO FUNNY TO ME BUT IT’S TOO LENGTHY OF A COMMENT !I APPRECIATE THE SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE INFORMATION YOU ARE SUGGESTING.I PLAN TO LOOK THAT UP *GESUNDHEIT* (:
Tom, excellent article. I liked how you focused on teaching how to make healthier meals is really the way to go instead of bashing the food industry. Looking forward to more recipes!
Thanks monique – I’ll share more recipes here one at a time on this blog soon… and (one of these days!!!!) i will get that recipe book done! Cheers! tv.
My parents used to nag at me to eat healthy but I loved my junk food. Convenience and money drive the fast-food industry. Instead of nagging at people to eat healthy we need to show them the true cost junk food and how convenient it is to eat healthy.
Btw I started eating healthy even though I have no clue how to cook. My meals taste great and are easy to make. Best part…I’ve lost 22 pounds in the last 10 weeks.
“THE TRUE COST” of eating junk food… indeed – good way to change perspective. congrats on the great results: 22 lbs in 10 weeks while eating easy meals that taste great – what could be better than that! Keep up the great work!
Great article! I love peanut butter so when I saw the CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER YOGURT PUDDING recipe, I had to try it! Let me tell you all that it. is. GREAT! Im addicted! LOL
there we go! Addiction works both ways!!!
now, lets all get addicted to training too, and then we are GOLDEN!
Hi, Tom. You are on the right track.
This is exactly what I need.
I just needed this motivation to stop eating fast food so thank you so much 4 that.
What do I do as a diabetic that can’t eat oatmeal and rice? I love to cook but am getting tired of egg dishes for breakfast every morning and lean meat and salad for the other meals.
WHAT ABOUT STUFF LIKE LENTILS OR SPLIT PEA SOUP?MAYBE YOU CAN GIVE THAT A TRY?! (: -FMHTY