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Eating Without a Diet: Step TWO

         Step one of breaking out of the diet cycle mentality was to stop labeling foods as “good” or “bad” and instead adopting an all foods fits eating plan! Have you been able to drop your personal opinions or society promoted beliefs around foods? Or has it been hard for you to look at a cookie and think, “hmm… even that can fit into my eating plan in moderation”? I know it’s a strange concept to think that chips, pizza and cake can fit into a balanced diet, but I promise you it all can when eaten in moderation! Once you have adopted this mentality, it is time to move on to step two in breaking out...

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Eating Without a Diet: Step ONE

     The dieting cycle typically goes something like this: start diet A, restrict calories/foods, lose weight (usually from water or muscle), feel deprived/hungry, crave restricted foods or calories, give in to overeat said restricted foods or calories, feel guilty for “failing” at diet A, give up diet A and regain weight (sometimes plus more) so start diet B. Then the process continues!             This vicious diet cycle is getting us no where and is actually harmful to our health long term. So let’s give up the dieting mentality and start learning how to eat without the fad plans! But where do we start?             I want to start by first encouraging you to stop labeling foods as “good” or...

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Defining “Diet”

            The word diet, by definition, simply means “the kinds of foods that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.” However, in our society, when we hear the word “diet” many of us immediately think “weight loss”! Why has diet come to mean this? Why has the definition of diet changed and why does this word carry so much weight (no pun intended) in our society? More importantly why do we feel the need to label ourselves and judge others based on their “diet”?                  Dieting dates way back to the 3rd century BC and has increased in popularity with each new decade. In 2017, we see diet...

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Why What You Eat Matters

Have you ever wondered what your body is made of? Well according to research, the human body is made of approximately 6% vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates 16% fat, 16% protein, and 62% water. Where do these nutrients come from? The foods we eat. Food provides the backbone for all the cells and structures in our bodies! Isn’t that amazing?  Our bodies are constantly breaking down and repairing itself using the nutrients we provide through our meals.  Eating healthy carbohydrates, unsaturated fats and protein promotes optimal cellular growth! When we consume healthy whole grains, fruits and vegetables we are providing the body with carbohydrates which are the preferred source of energy for cells and especially our brains! Unrefined, unsaturated fats from olive...

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Life at Katie's Plates

Note: I got a bit teary-eyed writing this weeks post. Read to the end to find out why! ------------------------------------- At the core of the Katie's Plates mission is a desire to cultivate a family-like atmosphere- with you, our valued customers, and of course among our team members. This week we took time to reflect on all the wonderful happenings at Katie's Plates over the last 12 months. There's been so much growth and change, and we want to keep you involved and updated! As we go through this journey, you are right there with us. Here's a look into some of our favorite moments, and some behind the scenes footage.   Victor, Sharon, Sherry Christina Team photo after our first...

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