Nutrition questions

I had several great Client meetings last week which were filled with good nutrition questions. Question: What are some good ways to add fat to my meals? Answer: There are many ways! - Avocados are the perfect food. Add it to anything - salads, omelets, with grilled chicken etc - Full-fat cream; in sauces or coffee - Butter (parsley- or garlic butter are a delish way to add butter to any meal) - Mayonnaise - Healthy oils; Olive oil, safflower oil, coconut oil (I put coconut oil in my coffee, or cook with it) - Sour cream and crème fraîche. I use it to make dip or put it in salads (tuna, chicken etc) - Cheese such as mozzarella or brie. Watch out for light and fat-free products!Question: How much should I eat? Answer: Breakfast portions The palm of your hand plus the fingers should consist of proteins: • Eggs • Seafood and fish • Beef, pork, or poultryYour fist (equals about 1/2 cup) should consist of fat: • Cheese • Heavy cream • Sour cream • 1/2 fist or 1/4 cup of butter, coconut oil, or olive oilLunch/Dinner Portions The palm of your hand plus the fingers should consist of proteins: • Eggs • Seafood and fish • Beef, pork, or poultryThe palm of your hand plus the fingers should consist of vegetables that grow above ground: • Broccoli • Cauliflower • Lettuce • Cucumber • PeppersYour fist (equals about 1/2 cup) should consist of fat: • Cheese • Heavy cream • Sour cream • 1/2 fist or 1/4 cup of butter, coconut oil or olive oilQuestion: Which vegetables can I eat? Answer: An easy rule to follow is that vegetables that grow above ground contain a low number of carbohydrates. Therefore, you can eat onions, asparagus, broccoli, squash, olives, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, and many more.