You say that “being mindful” refers to the importance of listening to your body and responding to what it asks for. What if my body is asking for wine and fries?
It may surprise you, but I am A-OK with that. While most people think of hunger as needing food for energy, there are other reasons we eat: emotions, stress, boredom, procrastination. So if a client is about to dive deep into fries and wine, I want them to pause and ask, “What am I really hungry for?” Sometimes the answer is “fries and wine,” while other times it’s something like loneliness. At that point, calling a friend may be a better idea.
Can you talk about your Easy Recipes (never more than 5 ingredients)?
When I was getting started in the kitchen, my biggest obstacle was recipes that called for 15+ ingredients. It wasn’t a joyful experience — it was stressful! So I decided if I was going to create recipes for my clients and readers, I would make sure they were easy. I streamline them — keeping to five or less ingredients — because that’s really all it takes to create a delicious meal.