A Recipe To Feel Your Best
With the development of different sciences and technologies, we as humans have a natural underlying understanding of what foods are healthy for us and which foods aren’t. Fast food isn’t necessarily bad for you, but eating fast food daily for every meal will eventually make you spill over in calories, causing excessive stored energy (fat) in your body. We can fight this by counting calories, exercising and monitoring our nutritional intake. We can also do this by having set, predetermined and prepared meals! Honestly, who wants to, or even has time to, prepare the same food for lunch for an entire week? I don’t! I sure as heck don’t want to have chicken and broccoli for lunch every day for a week. We’ve got to keep it simple, and we’ve got to keep it healthy. Not just for the sake of simplicity: we don’t want to exacerbate any of the symptoms you may experience by adding the stress of meal prepping, the same tastes day after day, or the overwhelming sense of defeat if you cave for something that tastes much better.
I’ve found that when I go on a diet (I try to eat a lot of natural, unprocessed stuff) or a diet plan (intermittent fasting), it’s 105% easier to stick with something that fits my needs, and my day. Do what is natural for you! Be proactive and not reactive about your food intake for your symptoms sake. The key is longevity, not weight lost immediately, symptoms managed quickly, or anything of the sorts.
With that, I scoured the internet for some of the finest recipes that work in conjunction with fibromyalgia symptoms and take continuation into consideration (say that five times fast).
Avocado Egg Toast
We’re going to start very simply: avocado egg toast. Quick nutrition class: protein and carbs both have 4 calories per gram. So one calorie of protein is 4 calories (same with carbs). So, 32 grams of protein is 128 calories. The kicker is this — one calorie of fat is 9 calories. This scares people off! Please don’t be scared of fat. This macronutrient is responsible for regulating hormones, keeping you full, and a plethora of other awesome effects for your body. This “fat-free” fad came into play in the mid to late 1900’s. Now, you’ll see diets that have you intake a huge amount of fats, such as the ketogenic diet. To manage your symptoms as well, I highly recommend intermittent fasting as well. Maybe you can tell I get a little bit passionate about this?
As always, contact your doctor before doing any of these things.
Anyways, enough of that little side tangent. Here’s what you do:
All credit for this recipe goes to Fitfluential.
- Cooking spray or drizzle of olive oil
- 1 slice whole grain toast
- 1/2 small avocado, smashed
- 1 egg, cooked to the desired degree of doneness
- red pepper flakes
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- In a small skillet coated in cooking spray, grate 1/2 of a clove of fresh garlic into the pan, add the egg on top and cook to the desired degree of doneness, flipping once for an over easy or over hard egg.
- While the egg is cooking, toast the bread.
- Scoop out half a small avocado and smash it with a fork (if the avocado is ripe enough you can smash it directly in the avocado shell.
- Spread avocado over one piece of toast.
- Top with the fried egg and garlic.
- Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
Do us a favor, and try out the recipe and let us know what you think!