Whole Foods to Make You Feel Full


One of the most challenging things that people face when they are trying to eat a different way is dealing with hunger pains. Unlike processed foods that tend to ‘stick to your ribs’ and clog up your system, whole foods are meant to be absorbed by the body quickly. While this is great in terms of your body getting the nutrients that it needs fast, it is also hard because it means that you tend to get hungry faster.


Think about it, even though fries and a milkshake may have been enough to get you through your workday before you started eating whole, now that you are eating more fruits and vegetables you are likely finding that you are feeling hungry much faster.


But there is good news, you can find a way to stick to your whole foods routine and keep yourself feeling full at the same time. You just need to learn which foods will keep you feeling full and make those foods a staple in every meal.


For starters, you want to be sure that every meal has a good dose of protein. While it might seem like you are eating too much protein, it is important to remember that protein is a crucial part of our bodies and many of us are not getting enough protein. If you are a whole foods plant based eater, your grains will provide you with the protein that you are looking for. And of course if you are a meat eater then you will be getting the majority of your protein through the meats that you eat.


Once you have found your proteins, the next step is to find your fibers. Fiber not only helps to clean out your system naturally, but it also goes a long way in allowing you to feel full.


Finally, you want to be sure that you have good carbs added to all of your meals. A great source of this can be found in sweet potatoes. The beauty of sweet potatoes is that you can eat them in abundance and they work with both meat and plant based whole food eaters.


One of the easiest ways to find success when you are switching to a whole foods lifestyle is to find ways to keep yourself feeling full. When we start to feel hungry, it becomes very easy for us to reach back to our favorite comfort foods. After all, even if these foods are unhealthy they are the foods that your body is used to eating so they are the foods that your body knows will satisfy it.


But the good news is that planning all of your meals around protein, carbs, and fiber will allow you to feel full for a longer period of time. And feeling full will help you greatly on your whole food eating path.



Paleo for Kids


There is almost nothing scarier than the responsibility that comes with raising a child. Whether it’s getting them off to school or watching them start to date there is no way around it…parenting is hard. And more often than not we find ourselves wondering if we are making the right decision for our children and second guessing ourselves at every turn.


But there is one area where you can know that you are doing the best for your children. And that is when it comes to the foods that they are eating. When you have a child that is eating paleo, you have the comfort of knowing that you are doing the absolute best that you can for them. Not only are you feeding them foods that will help them to fight off colds and other ailments, but you are giving them food that is going to aid in their overall development, muscle building, stamina, and even brain power. In other words, there is no shortage of ways that eating paleo can help your child to succeed.


As you know, protein plays a vital part in helping a growing child. Having the right amount of protein is a critical part of promoting healthy muscle growth, boosting concentration, and helping with energy levels. All of these are things that are essential to a growing child.


But that isn’t the only thing that eating paleo can offer to your kids. Eating paleo also promotes eating vegetables, which will give your children a healthy dose of the nutrients that their bodies are needing. And of course, vegetables tend to be rich in fiber, which helps to ensure good digestion and gut health.


On the surface, it might seem like asking your child to eat all of these healthy foods will be a battle. And to be honest, in the beginning it just might be. But over time you might be surprised to find your children will start looking forward to eating their paleo meals.


One of the greatest things about the fact that the paleo diet is so popular is that people are getting creative with their recipes, and they are sharing that creativity with others. There was a time not too long ago when eating paleo meant eating bland meat and veggies. Even though these things served their purpose in making you healthy, they didn’t necessarily make food something to look forward to.


Thankfully those days are over and now eating paleo isn’t just healthy, it can be downright fun. Here are some examples of healthy paleo treats that will tame even the pickiest of eaters:


  • Paleo Mac and Cheese
  • Paleo Donuts
  • Paleo Pancakes
  • Paleo Fudge
  • Paleo Chicken Nuggets
  • Paleo Pizza


These are just a few examples of the recipes that you can make when your family starts eating paleo. Not only will these recipes help you to ease your family into a new way of eating, but your little ones might even start asking to help you in the kitchen.


Making the transition to the paleo diet can be hard, but it isn’t impossible. As long as you keep things light and allow your family to have foods similar to the foods they are used to, you will have a healthy paleo family in no time. 


Book Review: Quoth the Raven, edited by Lyn Worthen


Book Review: Quoth the Raven edited by Lyn Worthen

When I was around ten years old, I came across the story The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe.  That was my introduction to his work, and I loved it.  Over the years, I read more of his stories and eventually his poetry and enjoyed it all.  He’s in my top ten list of favorite authors, and more than one of his stories would be in my list of favorite short fiction.  When I was offered the chance to read and reviewQuoth the Raven, an anthology of retellings of Poe’s stories by contemporary authors, I responded with a resounding yes.

Quoth the Raven by [Fallon, Amber, Azariah-Kribbs, A.A, Worthen, Lyn, Gorman, Amelia, Bollinger, Aryan, Ellis, Brian, Weaver, Donea, Abela, Chris, Ahern, Edward, Rich, Emerian, Tiffany Michelle Brown, Vicki Weisfeld, Gregory J. Wolos, Sidney Williams, R.C. Scandalis, Karen Robiscoe, Tonia Kalouria, John Kiste , Melanie Cossey, Matthew M. Montelione, Kenneth C. Goldman, Steven R. Southard, Kara Race-Moore, Stephanie L. Harper, Susan McCauley, Sonora Taylor, Lauryn Christopher, Sarah Murtagh, Lawrence Berry, Frank Coffman]This anthology features prose and poetry, mostly modern day reworkings of his stories, but some stand out as original ideas written following his style.  “The Cellphone,” by R.C. Scandalis, for example.  That one is a…

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“Distress Signals” by Catherine Ryan Howard – Book Review


Adam Dunne and Sarah O’Connell have been living together for almost a decade now. He is a screenwriter waiting for his ‘big break‘. She works in PR and supports them both. Adam has just received some good news and finally reaps some success from his writing. When Sarah tells Adam she is flying to Barcelona for a conference, he doesn’t think twice. After an initial message when she first arrives, he doesn’t hear from her again. He becomes more and more concerned. Then he receives her passport in the mail.

She doesn’t arrive home on the scheduled day. Her parents are equally concerned about her well-being. They go to the Garda in Cork, but they are unhelpful saying that Sarah is an adult, and adults purposefully go missing everyday…

Sarah’s best friend tells Adam that Sarah has been seeing someone else. Distraught, but still frantic as to Sarah’s…

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The best thrillers on Netflix for people who love spiral endings — Archy news nety


You have looked Shutter Island repeatedly, looking for all the clues scattered around the rising action? You’re a fan of movies like Fight Club is Memento? If you love a psychological thriller that comes with a surprising but inevitable ending, then this is the list for you. & # 39; Shutter Island by Leonardo Di…

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Easter Music

A Unique Title For Me

I took my first stab at hosting another challenge on Friday, which basically went unnoticed, except for the 17 bloggers that clicked the like button, a few that made comments and I had one blogger who became a participant in this challenge, thanks Li.  It was a rock and roll post titled Rocket 88 and it was supposed to generate interest for people to join in, but it was almost a complete flop.  It was my first post for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie MM Music Challenges, which is a bi-weekly post and I guess that I am mentioning it to try and drum up business for my next post which will be on Friday May 3rd.  I plan to cover the Bob Marley song ‘I Shot The Sheriff” which was made famous by Eric Clapton, in case you want to check it out.  I guess I could blame my poor showing…

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