Salad and water or pizza and wine?

It is “get cozy season”.

One of the best ways to heal your stagnant metabolism so you can lose weight is to eat whole foods that are seasonal to the area you live in.

For example.  I live in the northeastern part of the United States.  The produce that is harvested this time of year are foods like Brussels sprouts, winter squash and broccoli rabe.  You can click here to access a free season food guide.

Because these foods have been recently harvested, they will have a denser nutritional value. Your body needs food with dense nutritional values to help heal your metabolism.

So many women come to me frustrated because they no longer feel like they know what to eat.  They vacillate between eating foods like salad and water or pizza and wine.  And neither one is making them feel happy.

It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of not knowing what to eat.  Especially when you want to lose weight and nothing you’ve done in the past seems to be working.

You can get cozy, eat well, feel amazing and lose weight.

Please don’t buy into the narrative that you are going to gain weight because you have reached midlife.  Because that is BS.

Sometimes all you need is to embrace change and do things a little differently.

I genuinely believe midlife and beyond is our time to shine.

So, why not start with cooking at least one awesomely cozy meal a week.  One meal full of seasonal foods that will boost your metabolism.

Food is not your enemy.  It is your friend and it will be the number one thing that will heal that stagnant metabolism and turn things around for you.

I want to share one of my favorite cozy day meals, Braised Beef Short Ribs.  Oh, how I love to make these.  They are the quintessential autumn dinner.

If you would like to make a meal that says, “let’s get cozy”, this is it.  And did I mention that short ribs are not only incredibly rich in taste, they are relatively inexpensive.  I purchased mine from a local farmer.  Pasture raised, grass fed, local.  Can’t get much better than that when it comes to meat.

I prefer to buy my short ribs with the bone.  I use the leftover bones for bone broth.  And I love oven braising in my cast iron Dutch oven, which is one of my favorite pans.

Braising is super easy.  Simply season and brown the ribs, then add some onion, herbs and liquid to the pot and cook low and slow.

You can click here to go directly to my step by step recipe.

Well that is it for today.  I’d like to encourage you to cook something cozy that will both boost your immune system and help heal your stagnant metabolism.  I’d love to hear from you if you try the recipe.

Until next time,
P.S.  If you feel like every holiday you start the following New Year weighting just a little more, check out my FREE 5-day metabolic reset challenge.  Click here for more information.

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