There is a common misconception out in the world today that it costs too much to eat healthy. As one of my favorite people used to say: That’s Bunk!!! This is a lie that will keep you fat, dumb and sick in your body if you allow it. Learn more in today’s post.
First, let me say this. I am talking from our own personal family experience. Spending less is possible for us. So spending less on good groceries is possible for you too! It just depends on how serious you are about eating healthy and losing the belly fat you’ve gained over the years.
THIS is not easy to hear, but once you GET IT, you will be well on your way to seeing a slimmer, trimmer YOU in the mirror each morning.
So, here it is. Somewhere around the time when you were leaving your 20’s and entering your 30’s, you may have noticed that you were getting thicker. Most of the evidence was probably in your belly, thighs and buttocks. It took years or maybe even a decade or more to get this way, but now it’s here to stay UNLESS you CHOOSE to do something about it.
Other people have spent thousands of dollars $$$ on faulty gimmicks, remedies, or even surgery to no avail. Not to mention the money spent on fat clothes. It doesn’t have to be that way anymore!
CHANGE begins with you. Change starts in your heart with a DECISION to look and feel better. We have been following Dr. Colbert for over 10 years. The doctor’s proof comes directly from his own patients’ results. These are men and women just like you and me.
Eating keto style is just another step in the process of eating, living, and leading a healthy life.
So, the heart of the matter today is the lie that “It costs too much to eat healthy”.
We actually spend less money on groceries eating keto style than we did when we ate unhealthy. You may wonder How? Let me explain.
We no longer buy heavily processed foods. In short, no more pre-packaged meals. No more frozen pizzas. No more just-heat-and-serve frozen meals in a bag or box. No more empty-the-box, add-one-ingredient, cook-on-stove top instant dinners.
We now purchase fresh baby lettuces that include kale, spinach, ect. Mostly all greens, except for the occasional purple lettuces and radicchio. We add our own fresh toppings such as:
*hard boiled eggs
*good Wisconsin cheese
When the salads are super fresh, we find we don’t even miss the salad dressings with all those nasty ingredients on the label. Note: An occasional drizzle of lemon juice and avocado oil add a nice touch and sparks the flavor. We will talk more about salad variety in a future post.
Our grocery cart no longer contains canned dinners or snacks. Caution: Be very selective when it comes to canned goods (see my post #5 on label reading). Let me say it again. READ your ingredient labels. Read the ingredient labels all the way to the bottom. The longer the list, the more reason you have not to purchase them.
Look for words like hydrogenated (any oils), hydrolyzed (anything) and see my post #16 on knowing your oils. Look for modified food starch. Watch for excess sugars (hint: look at the number of carbs per serving size – not container size). Especially beware of phony sugars (see my post #15 on Sugar – what to keep in mind to stay healthy).
Then there are the “flavor enhancers” like MSG, yeast extract, and natural flavors (especially if you have any thyroid concerns). Similar to medicine, everything you ingest has a side effect or consequence in your body.
This is not to say that you cannot purchase canned goods. For example, I am looking right now at a can of Hunt’s tomato paste. The only ingredients are tomato paste and citric acid. The product label tells me that this can has a non BPA liner. This company uses “flashsteam”. They say that instead of using lye, they use hot water to peel their tomatoes.
You also won’t find any white rice, pasta noodles, or packaged cookies or bakery items in our grocery cart. BUT hold on now…that doesn’t mean we are missing out.
We now rice fresh cauliflower – it is easy peasy. Our noodles come from cutting up fresh zucchini and frying it lightly in oils that are GOOD for frying and cooking. I will add that Dr. Colbert’s staff has come up with some excellent recipes for both Keto chocolate chip cookies and chocolate fat bombs!
With the money you save not buying junk, you can well afford organic, fresh, good food and still SPEND LESS in groceries than you used to!!! No kidding. It’s not only possible, it is very doable. And with the money that you SAVE – do something worthwhile for your family, your friends and yourself!
Visit my website and check out the “Resources” page. There you will find a link to “Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” book. I highly suggest you read it. If nothing else, borrow the book from your local public library. If they don’t have it, ask them to get a copy that you may borrow.
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Visit www.KatHeil.com and check out the “Resources” page. There you will find a link to “Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” book. I highly suggest you read it. If nothing else, borrow the book from your local public library. If they don’t have it, ask them to get a copy that you may borrow.
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Good Day, Good Week and Good Health to you all!
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