169- Intermittent Fasting Tips and Healthy Cooking Shortcuts - PCOS Diva
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169- Intermittent Fasting Tips and Healthy Cooking Shortcuts

“To entice yourself to eat healthy in a simpler way, I encourage you to take effortless dishes and elevate them.”

I speak with my friend and neighbor, Liz Barbour, in today’s podcast. She is a chef, a cooking instructor, the founder of The Creative Feast, and author of Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs and Edible Flowers.

She is passionate about helping people overcome their kitchen fears by teaching them basic, essential cooking skills. If food preparation is overly complicated or involves exotic ingredients, people get overwhelmed and resort to unhealthy food choices. She has a ton of fantastic tips to share on how to get back into the kitchen and sizzle with ease.

Liz is also an avid fan of intermittent fasting, and she hosts a Facebook group called Live Free and Fast, an Intermittent Fasting Support Group. I love her approach to intermittent fasting because it’s not a one-size-fits-all. With PCOS and insulin resistance, it’s important to listen to your body and take things slow. Liz shares valuable insights on how to make intermittent fasting work for you and also points out the obstacles to success.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • How to make vegetables taste delicious (so you actually eat them)
  • How to take simple dishes and elevate them
  • The disadvantages of a traditional Keto diet
  • Explore the different intermittent fasting protocols
  • How to ease into intermittent fasting
  • Obstacles to successful fasting

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Liz is an entertaining communicator whose warm, relaxed approach to food and cooking resonates with her students. With stories and instruction, Liz shares her experiences as a working chef to demystify
the cooking process for her students. She is a firm believer that any home cook can prepare fresh, flavorful meals with confidence if taught just a few basic but important skills.

With the popularity of her cooking classes, Liz was inspired to write her first cookbook Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers . Her book is full of gorgeous photographs and contains over 60 of Liz’s favorite flavor-inspired recipes using herbs and edible flowers. Each easy-to-use recipe offers simple variations and step-by-step instructions to help create two or three different Beautifully Delicious meals.

Resources mentioned:

The Creative Feast
Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers
Live Free and Fast: Intermittent Facebook group
Food & Fun Recipe Blog

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