Hello, I am Lorraine DAversa, Holistic Realtor, Lifestyle and Wellness Consultant and Coach. Each and every day, I attempt to create and experience a healthy, balanced and fulfilling day and assist others in doing the same. It is my goal to address many components of a healthy and fulfilling life, such as nutrition, movement to include yoga and mind set.
Key to me reaching my goals and Attaining My Vision is DRESSING FOR SUCCESS and DRESSING MY KITCHEN FOR SUCCESS. What I mean by this is to offer an appearance that reinforces and supports my desired behaviors and goals. Feeling and looking healthy while creating a Kitchen that espouses and offers the tools needed to create enjoyable and healthy meals.
…. WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN …. I just love having an attractive and bright kitchen. Each of the foods that I showcase in my kitchen are beautifully arranged and displayed in glass containers. As I go in and out of my kitchen, my eyes, mind and heart feast on these healthy foods.
Each time I see and experience these foods, I am retraining my brain, day after day NEGATING THE EFFECT of Years of Exposure to UNHEALTHY FOODS and their MARKETING. Each of THESE FOODS showcased in my KITCHEN are HEALTHY … RICH in VITAMINS, MINERALS, ANTI-OXIDANTS, PHYTONUTRIENTS, FIBER, PROTEIN and HEALTHY FATS to one degree or another. For the SPECIFIC VALUES within each of these foods, please go to my website, Attain Your Vision and download 1) DRESS YOUR KITCHEN FOR SUCCESS and 2) NUTRITION REFRIGERATOR CHEAT SHEET each of which gives you at a glance the nutritional benefit of specific nutrients and suggestions as to which foods provide these nutrients.
Let’s take a tour of my kitchen and start with one of my favorites ... ORGANIC SHORT GRAIN BROWN RICE, gluten-free, high in nutrients, low in calories, a healthy, versatile food. Brown rice is a SLOW-BURNING CARBOHYDRATE; it DOES NOT CAUSE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR TO RISE & is an excellent source of LONG-TERM ENERGY. It is my favorite pre-marathon food and my youngest son, Brandon’s Pre-Gymnastics Meet Food!
Let’s go on to Steel Cut Oats …. What better way to gain the strength and energy to necessary carry you thru a hectic morning than with a steaming bowl of freshly cooked oatmeal. Oats contain a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan. Beta-glucan lowers cholesterol levels , and enhances our immune system.
Next are Black Beans …. Legumes, to include BLACK BEANS has a health-supportive mix of protein-plus-fiber. One of my favorite meals is BLACK BEAN SOUP. I soak black beans overnight, in the morning, pour out the soaking water and rinse them, add more water, organic vegetable broth & organic salsa, I bring to a boil, simmer until done, meaning the beans are soft and … voila … YOU have a delicious BLACK BEAN SOUP.
Quinoa … is not a grain … it’s the edible seed of the goosefoot plant, a member of the spinach, Swiss chard, & beets family. It provides the proper amount of all the essential amino acids. Like brown rice, Quinoa is a very versatile food, experiment and you will love the results !
Dates …. are touted as being an almost perfect health food. After a workout, enjoy two or three dates …. It is a great recovery food. They replenish the glycogen that gets depleted; it also helps to stimulate muscle growth while helping to repair any damage done to your muscles.
Raisins …. the naturally sweet, tangy flavor of raisins, along with their portability and long shelf-life, make them an ideal fruit for your family's healthy diet. Raisins have more antioxidants than spinach or broccoli…. Who would have known!
Walnuts …. While being chock full of anti-oxidants, walnuts has also been shown to decrease "abdominal adiposity" the technical term for the depositing of fat around our mid-section A handful of walnuts deceases belly-fat without causing weight gain!
Chia Seeds …. yes, the same seeds that grows hair on your Chia pet -- have emerged as a health-boosting powerhouse. Toxins are engulfed by the gelatinous Chia Seed and as we digest them, the Chia seed and the toxin are eliminated from our bodies.
Hemp Hearts…. Are chock full of nutrients & have been shown to increase energy without the side effects of stimulants like caffeine & sugar. Hemp Hearts come without an excess of carbohydrates, refined sugars, and saturated fats--which are so often eaten in excess & have proven to be challenging to our health.
Pumpkin seeds … and pumpkin seed oil have long been valued for their anti-microbial benefits, including their anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Pumpkin Seeds and their oil, just like lemons counteract the negative acidic effect of so many of our foods.
Water … There isn't a single bodily function—from seeing, hearing & thinking to running, singing & laughing—that does not depend on water. Water is a lubricant. It keeps things flowing and moving. Drink one ounce for every inch of height. Add a whole lemon and develop the alkaline nature of your diet … thereby providing numerous health benefits.
Next, have immediately available those tools that provide you w/ easy preparation of these delicious foods. A powerful blender, such as a VITAMIX, a juicer, BROWN RICE COOKER and STEAMER and Crockpot for those hot & piping winter meals.
Prepare as much as possible before you start off on your day & you will always have available to you delicious and nutritious foods as YOU and Your Kitchen are Dressed for Success. Thank you for joining me! Namaste, Lorraine Lorraine@LorraineDAversa.com