Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes

Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes

by Karen Wang Diggs

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Do you want to feel better about what you eat? Do you want to feel better all day long? Truly healthy food is not only better tasting, it is far less expensive and can change your mental outlook on life. Author Karen Wang Diggs has lived in Hong Kong, mainland China and the United States and brings a wealth of this food knowledge, village wisdom and secrets to healthy living from her travels as well as the hard science of nutrition. As a chef, nutritionist and cooking instructor, Diggs has helped hundreds overcome eating issues and arrive at a food lifestyle that has them smiling again. From dealing with diabetes to smart and safe approaches to weight-loss and even working with cancer patients to find foods that give them a new lease on life, Diggs' savvy, know-how and food smarts are all packed into the clean cuisine of Happy Foods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632280145
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Karen Wang Diggs got on a jet and flew off to Hong Kong where she worked as a chef for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and also helped to open two eateries. After obtaining her certification as a Nutrition Consultant in 2006 from Bauman College, Karen began merging her innate culinary skills with her knowledge of holistic nutrition to help people achieve optimal health through detoxification and weight loss workshops, therapeutic cooking classes, and private nutrition consultations. She lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Recipes in This Book ix

Foreword xiii

Introduction xvi

Chapter 1 You Feel What You Eat 1

The Mighty Macros 1

Powerful Proteins 2

Fabulous Fats 7

Curb Your Carbohydrates 11

Sensational Seasonings-Herbs 14

Sensational Seasonings-Spices 19

Nutrients from Nature-Vitamins 23

Nutrients from Nature-Minerals 26

Chapter 2 Go From Empty to Energized 31

Causes of Fatigue 31

The Thyroid: Fragile Yet Powerful 32

Adrenals: Tiny Powerhouses 37

Snooze Solution 41

Exercise Right 42

Energy-Zapping Foods 42

Why Food Allergies Suck You Dry 44

Java Roulette 46

Why Booze Is Bad 47

Ways to Energize 50

Five Energizing Breakfasts 51

Pick-Me-Up Snack Ideas 54

Five Energizing Lunches 57

Five Relaxing Dinners 62

Five Truly Super Superfoods That Boost Energy 67

Chapter 3 Banish Bingeing, Welcome Satisfaction 73

Causes of Binge Eating 73

Six Culprits That Cause Bingeing 74

Six Ways to End Bingeing 80

More Tips to Banish Bingeing 100

Chapter 4 Sweet Dreams and Serenity 105

Why Sleep? 105

Stages of Sleep 107

No Snooze, You Lose 108

Causes of Sleeplessness no

Wireless Wrecks Your ZZZZs 114

Poor Sleep and Sad Moods 115

Eat Well to Sleep Well 117

Steps to Serene Sleep 119

Recipes for Restful Sleep 123

Chapter 5 Say Goodbye to Sad 131

Seven Causes of the Blues 132

Six Ways to Overcome Sad Moods 139

Recipes to Cheer Your Soul 147

Chapter 6 Delights of Detox 161

How the Body Detoxifies 163

Detoxification vs. Fasting 166

How to Detox Healthily 166

Guidelines for a 21-Day Detox 167

Additional Tips for Success 174

Tips for Dining Out While on a Detox 174

Favorite Detox Foods 176

Recipes for a Revitalizing Detox 178

How to Transition Off a Detox 188

Chapter 7 Celebrate with Good Mood Foods 191

Don't Party with Saboteurs 192

Top 10 Party Foods to Ditch 193

Understanding Additives 198

Counting Calories 198

How to Prepare Yourself before Attending a Party 199

Remedy for the Next Day 201

Party Right 202

Decoration Ideas for Your Party Table 202

Recipes for a Smashing Bash 205

Chapter 8 Complete Kitchen Makeover 225

Pantry Essentials 225

Superfoods 233

Best Oils for Cooking 234

Eating with the Seasons 237

Kitchen Rx 241

Of Pots and Pans 242

Basic Cookware 243

Knives 244

Other Kitchen Tools 245

Storage: The Green Way to Keep Foods Fresh and Clean 245

Our Most Precious Resource: Water 247

What to Toss Out 249

Truly Clean Cleaners 249

Shopping Guide 250

About the Author 252

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