Eat. Enjoy. Repeat. || Strategy #4

Eat. Enjoy. Repeat. || Strategy #4

Remember when fat-free and low-fat was all the rage?  In an effort to save a few calories, you'd opt for the versions that cut out some or all of the fat, chowing down on low fat peanut butter and tossing all the egg yolks.  Thankfully, fats (especially the healthy, unsaturated fats) have made a comeback.  And in a healthy diet, 20-35% of your total calories should come from fats.  The key lies in choosing the right types of fat so that you consume essential fatty acids (those your body can't make on its own) and feel satiated without increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease.  

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Eat. Enjoy. Repeat. || Strategy #3

Eat. Enjoy. Repeat. || Strategy #3

Eating healthy shouldn't equate to feeling hungry all the time.  In addition to consuming adequate calories (read: make sure you're eating enough food!), including fiber and protein in every meal (strategy #3!) will help keep that hunger at bay.  And that's hugely important in maintaining healthy eating habits!  If you're consistently hungry, you'll likely feel sluggish and deprived.  The goal is to actually feel healthier (think energy, clarity, satisfaction!) as opposed to suffering through a diet in the name of "better health." 

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Eat. Enjoy. Repeat. || Strategy #2

Eat. Enjoy. Repeat. || Strategy #2

Just like the earth, our bodies primarily consist of water.  It's such an important nutrient that we literally cannot survive more than about a week without it.  Think about that.  You can survive a week without food, without sleep, without [insert any other item that seems necessary for your survival] except water.  And while our bodies do an incredible job of regulating the amount of water that leaves the body based on our hydration status, we can benefit from prioritizing hydration on daily basis.  Which leads me to strategy #2...

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Eat. Enjoy. Repeat.

Eat. Enjoy. Repeat.

Welcome to Palate Theory's guide to healthy + happy eating coming at you through the blog series "Eat. Enjoy. Repeat."  At the heart of the series is a focus on inclusion.  Forget forbidden foods or forgoing dessert + alcohol for the rest of your life (or even for the rest of the week!).  Palate Theory is all about gaining an appreciation for high-quality, flavorful food.  It's combining your tastes + preferences with nutrition science to find a way forward that's both pleasurable and nutritious.  It's making a commitment to eat good food, feel great about yourself, and enjoy the journey.  

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