Wellness

High Calorie/Nutrient Rich/Low Fat

THE SIMPLE STEPS WELLNESS CHRONICLES

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 5
December 5, 2016

High Calorie/Nutrient Rich/Low Fat.  We’ve been working for over three years with a high-achieving, middle-age professional who presents pancreas issues and related pain and discomfort.  

This is a dynamic individual who thought they could pay lip service to their nutritional needs and ‘out-muscle’ the onset of disease.

Eating habits were originally a disaster and the degree of responsibility to be invested was non-existent.  We had to start with the three pillars of self-management from the World Health Organization:

  • Information 
  • Motivation 
  • Support

We spent a lot of time establishing trust.  Determining why such poor eating habits had developed in the first place.  At one point we asked that our client watch themselves eat.  They were horrified.  

Education started with the basics and made their way up the ladder.  We bullied them…challenged and cajoled…reasoned and negotiated.  Eventually we obtained commitment.

We had to overcome a bias towards bland.  And trade on the unique discovery that the nutrition plan could taste good…actually taste excellent!  Here are some sample days in the 14-day Plan.

Our client incidentally is doing wonderfully…good compliance; enthusiasm for experimentation; stable weight; pain-under-control; general distress is gone. Establishing the basis of trust to work together was key. 

The Plan is only as good as the client it’s prepared for.  Enjoy…

Day One – high calorie/nutrient rich/ low fat

Upon arising
Drink 8 oz hot water with lemon

Breakfast
Smoothie – Sun warrior Protein , ½ cup frozen blueberries, or acai pack, 1 cup fresh pressed green juice, hemp hearts, greens( sprouts, dandelion,kale,spinach etc), goat yogurt or kefir

8 oz water with Rehydrate

Snack
Endive to scoop egg salad

8 oz water with Rehydrate

Lunch
Green salad with roasted chicken breast, onion, olives, tomato, celery, parsley and pine nuts with lemon and olive oil dressing

8 oz water with Rehydrate or anti inflammatory tea (rooibos + turmeric + ginger + lemon)

Snack
Sliced apple with Evelyns hummus or Sunflower Kitchen hummus

8 oz water with Rehydrate or Bone Broth

Dinner
Poached Salmon, asparagus, mashed sweet potato with fresh ginger or fresh pressed ginger

8 oz water with Rehydrate or Soothing Tea

Snack
1 slice Ezekiel bread toasted with almond or pecan butter


Day Two – high calorie/nutrient rich/low fat

Upon arising
Drink 8 oz hot water with lemon
Breakfast
Gluten free steel cut oatmeal with either diced apple or ½ cup blueberries + 1 tsp cinnamon

8 oz water with Rehydrate

Snack
Celery sticks with Tzatziki (homemade) goat yogurt + green onion + diced cucumber + garlic + generous amount of parsley, dill and chives

8 oz water with Rehydrate or anti inflammatory Tea

Lunch
Kale salad with left over poached salmon, broccoli steamed with ginger and onion

8 oz water with Rehydrate or tea

Snack
Organic cherries

8 oz water with Rehydrate or tea

Dinner
Baked tomatoes with herbed brown rice, garlic, onions and parsley(R), green salad with green onion, zucchini and celery + baked chicken

8 oz water with Rehydrate or Soothing tea

Snack
Goat yogurt or kefir with raw walnuts

Rosemary Whiteside, CNP