We know that even the healthiest of eaters can benefit from helpful, good-for-you tips in the kitchen—which is why we asked for advice from Miraval Resort & Spa, famed for its mindful eating. Miraval’s Executive Chef Justin Macy shares with us three simple cooking techniques we should avoid to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
1. Curb late-night eating. If your dinnertime falls around the same hour that Jimmy Kimmel comes on, it’s a major no-no. In fact, Macy’s first tip to us was: “Avoid eating late at night for starters!” What you eat and don’t burn off, you store as fat.
2. Bread and flour should be avoided at times. Try not to bread or flour meats, fish, chicken, etc., Macy tells us. “This only makes you add more oil to your pan so it doesn’t stick! In theory, it sounds like a good idea, but you’re just adding more fat and calories,” he adds.
3. Don’t overindulge in oil. Don’t “free pour” oil into your sauté pans or mixing bowls for dressing “even if it is a first-cold-press extra virgin olive oil,” Macy says. “It is good oil, but even too much good oil is bad for you.” He recommends purchasing a cheap BPA-free spray bottle, pouring your oil in, and “instantly you will start eating fewer oils.”
We feel healthier already!
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