CUT – REDUCE – AVOID – LOSE -DENY… I feel like these are such negative words! STOP using them!
RE-BALANCE – MODIFY – SIMPLIFY- ALLOW… These are so much nicer!
One thing I have definitely figured out, it is much simpler to achieve a balanced breakfast plate than a balanced dinner plate! In the mornings, before the stress of the day starts, having the will power to avoid UNNECESSARY carbs is so much easier. Notice how I capitalized UNNECESSARY? I believe that some carbs are needed for balance but too much of a “good” thing will throw you off. I tried cutting my carbs way down, and while I did drop a few pounds, I felt horrible and had the most God awful legs cramps all throughout the nights. What I have found is that balance is the key – unfortunately, a cake can be a key too (at least to my heart).
I LOVE to create recipes. I love to make people happy by feeding them my food. I love it when I run into people in the store and they tell me they have tried something from my blog and how much they loved the recipe. I will never stop cooking and creating food for my family or my followers but I have to keep in mind BALANCE. The way I do this is simple! Do I want a biscuit with my breakfast? YES! Do I want orange juice? YES! Do I have to have the whole biscuit or the whole glass of juice? NO! I don’t deny myself the piece of cake at a party, I allow myself the enjoyment of a smaller slice. I don’t need to cut my carbs, I may just need a little re-balance of the plate. It is these simple little mind shifts that can cause a life change instead of the back and forth, up and down, roller-coaster cycle of an unhealthy lifestyle.
I will continue to make decadent desserts and the best southern comfort food you have ever tasted but rest assure a thinner slice of cake or a smaller portion of my sweet crispy chicken tenders taste just as good.
For this breakfast I used:
- 1 egg scrambled
- A sprinkle of Simple Maurie Kay Cajun Seasoning (instead of salt)
- ½ cup blueberry yogurt topped with fresh cherries
- 1 slice Miillers Peppered Bacon
- ½ of a biscuit with butter
- ½ small glass of orange juice