Yes I know that’s a duh question, but it needed to be asked. I know that I do, when I gave up grains, all sorts of grains, in other words ALL grains, I gave up my spaghetti, lasagna and pizza. I thought I would never survive, but guess what where there is a will there a way is! Now enters Sarah Fragoso, with Everyday Paleo around the world, Italian cooking. So I bought this book with the hopes that I would not be disappointed, and you guessed it I wasn’t! I have made a few of her recipes and loved them all. What I enjoyed about this book was how very simple they were to follow. Some have a lot to do, but she writes them in such a way that even the novice cook can follow. I had made the Lasagna recipe and my pickiest child who doesn’t like any vegetables except salad and green beans ate to huge helpings!! I’d say that was a great endorsement! The pictures in this book are also amazing; you could almost smell the pages! This is a definite keeper in the Prim kitchen! If you don’t eat grains or even if you do, don’t miss out on this book, you should have it in your cook book library. Well worth the cost, but more importantly well worth the wait to have gotten this book! My preverbal hat is off to you Mrs. Fragosa, and I cannot wait for your next book! Keep them coming!
How many of you have bought book after book for weight loss, hoping that this would be the one? I know that I have a book case full of them. I had begun listening to a podcast called America’s Angriest Trainer with a gentleman called Vinnie Tortorich and his co-host Anna Vocino. This Vinnie is known as the go to guy in Hollywood for getting those beautiful bodies that we see on the screen in shape. So I was intrigued, while listening he talked about his book that he had been writing with his friend Dean Lorey. Who just so happens to have been the writer/producer for Arrested Development, My Wife and Kids and also Major Payne. Impressive to say the least, so when their book came out I decided to get yet another new book on weight loss! What I got surprised me, not only is it not just a weight loss book, but Vinnie becomes your trainer. He takes you thru the side of the weight loss community that isn’t pretty. He tells you the tricks of the “health clubs”. The rackets that are there who just want to take your money and your hopes and flush them. This book is not like any other weight loss book you have purchased; he takes the time to tell you where he came from and what has brought him to this point in his life. Now if you are looking for the next “10 ways to lose 10 pounds” this is not that. His message is so simple that you have to reread it a couple of times and say, “is that it?” How can a concept of NSNG which stands for No Sugar No Grains, really be the answer. Try it out and see, but as for me it works. Yes this book has no recipes, no real do this don’t do that, magic pill, but it really is that simple to just give up sugar and grains. He also tells you the basics in exercise, and even gives you a link for his you tube videos on what to do. This book shows a passion in this man that he wants to help those who struggle with getting healthy. And yes I did say passion! You need a passion for something that you believe in, to be able to convince people how to change their lives. Vinnie’s personal stories had we laughing, blushing and crying! I can honestly say this is the last “weight loss” book that I will ever buy! This is definitely the most important book to own and learn from a man who had you on his mind when he wrote this. Dean Lorey expert writing skills is so evident in the way this books flows from chapter to the next. You will not be disappointed in the style of the book or the content. I hope to someday meet this man and thank him for how he has changed my life. Do your body a favor and buy this book, listen to his podcast and proceed to “put life into living, and do it with enthusiasm!
How has life been treating you? I am trying to get back in the swing of things. School started for my youngest daughter, she is now a senior in high school! I’m happy for her but sad for me as she is my last baby! I am also starting back up with classes; I hope to graduate this next May with at least one of my two degrees that I am working on. I also have been going strong on this way of eating. I haven’t knowingly had any sugar or grains for a good while. I have had at times some potato. But my biggest thing that I have tried differently is to up my fat intake. I am dropping back on the amount of protein that I eat and adding more fat. The result of that is I am not very hungry most of the time, and my stomach has flattened out! Yes I did say that! I also put on a pair of capris the other day that I could in no way come close to closing at the beginning of summer I was able to close them! They were tight, but I got those suckers on! It again goes to show us all, don’t be a slave to the scale! Fat loss comes in many different signs, so we need to recognize that.
Again I was reminded when I shared this way of eating, that it really is a way of life! The person I spoke with just kept telling me they need to “diet” and I was telling her it was so much more. You have to realize there are some foods that certain people cannot eat! I am by far healthier and feel much better not being bogged down with sugar and grains. You need to find what works for you and then do it! Don’t bounce from one “weight loss” gimmick to the next you will jack up your body, I have! It is taking me a long time to get it healthy, it’s a long process. Do what I do READ!!! And listen and research, that is what I do. Probably at times to much! LOL!!
My goal now is to get my exercise dialed. Tomorrow I am going to start to get up a half hour earlier, time to have a cup of coffee with heavy whipping cream, read my bible then go for a walk, while the weather is still nice. Then I can come back, shower and head to work. Know I started my day off right. First with my God, then getting my energy and fat burning started. To be healthy is to focus on all aspects of who you are. I believe that is your mind body and soul! To me the most important is the soul, and then the other two tied! Take the time to spend with God before you start your day, then get some workout time in, and nutrition. Please don’t forget to manage your stress! That is a killer in itself! My prayer time helps a lot with that. Also get a good deal of sleep your body needs to repair itself and rejuvenate.
Look at what’s really important in your life, fix what you can, and don’t give up. Getting healthy takes time, after years of abusing our bodies. Much love to you all!