lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps! A quick and easy low-carb lunch that’s a hit with the whole family. Fill several large lettuce leaves (romaine and butter lettuce both work well) with 4 ounces of turkey, 2 ounces of red & yellow bell pepper spears, and 1 ounce of crumbled feta. Drizzle with olive oil & vinegar (or favorite salad dressing/mayonnaise), and season with sea salt & pepper. Voila: lettuce wraps. Crisp, refreshing and satisfying! (Note: avoid deli meat if pregnant! You can use use home-cooked chicken or turkey breast for this recipe.)

Simple lifestyle tweaks, like switching from sandwiches to lettuce wraps, or even to simply tossing half the bread and making your go-to sandwich open-faced, can add up to a big difference in helping you shed lingering baby weight. Food is more than a simple calories in – calories out equation (so, so much more!). Of course there are the social and community aspects of eating, the self-care and nourishing elements, but how we choose to fuel ourselves also yields a very real hormonal impact. The more carbohydrates in our diet (even “healthy” carbs like whole grains, “safe starches,” and fruits), the more we bathe our metabolic system in insulin – the fat storage hormone. The better we minimize carbs while eating more natural fats (butter, coconut oil, olive oil, nuts, avocado, whole eggs, red meat, fatty fish, whole-fat dairy like cheese, yogurt, and cream), the more we tip the balance in favor of mobilizing fat for fuel – both the fats we eat and the fat we’ve stored in our bodies. Even better, we’re profoundly nourishing our bodies with real foods that are naturally rich in essential nutrients while shedding the excess weight. To learn more, join our community and check out The Dia Method 3-Phase Fat Burn Plan! It offers a clear, step-by-step guide to achieve a healthy weight and maintain it for a lifetime. You can do it! And you don’t have to figure it out all by yourself or do it alone. We are here to support you.

By Leah Keller, Creator of The Dia Method. Learn more about Leah at leahkeller.com.