Easy meals

Hi all! Starting my weight loss journey (again)!! Looking for easy meals that are heart healthy (a little obsessed in thinking I have CHD at the moment). Lunchtime always seems to be a struggle with healthy eating just because being home with my 6 m-old I usually grab the easiest thing from the fridge, i.e Sausage rolls, cheese, crisps, toast etc!! Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Ellie

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  • We've been brought up in an age of fat phobia. Many of the foods you've listed are not good for the heart because they stimulate insulin, forming visceral fat in the body, and IGF-1, causing growth of endothelial lining of arteries effectively narrowing them.

    However, you shouldn't group cheese with them for instance because cheese is relatively benign. The body stores fat in about a 40:60 ratio of saturated fat to mono-unsaturated fat, so that eating natural fats in that ratio is perfectly healthy when not eaten in excess.

    Eat real foods that don't stimulate too much insulin/IGF-1, and avoid the man-made junk. See phcuk.org/wp-content/upload... with phcuk.org/wp-content/upload... and put real food in the fridge.

  • Try to eat food/drinks that have not been made in a factory somewhere. Imagine yourself to be your Great- Grandmother and cook primary sources of food - meat, poultry, fish, wholegrains, dairy, vegetables, fruit. I just had a glass of homemade barley water ( I even added an once of Gin to it!! - I'm not a Saint!! :) Be very careful about what you buy in the local Supermarket. G- Grandmother did not have a supermarket!! :)

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