We’re grateful for Mia’s openness and so appreciative of her willingness to share and to allow us all to grow from her experience. Now presenting: Mia’s Moment!
While discussing the potential root causes of her unwillingness to cook, Mia shared a childhood memory with her Consultant in a weigh-in. At about age eight, Mia was with her Mom in the grocery store with a cart full of food to buy when suddenly her Mom realized that time had gotten away and unless they left the store immediately, dinner wouldn't be on the table in time for when her Dad got home. Hastily, they left the store...and the grocery cart! That "defining moment" taught Mia one thing... NEVER LEARN TO COOK! In her eight-year-old mind the life-lesson learned was, ”if you never learn to cook, you’ll never be confronted with this fear and humiliation again!” This “psychological root in childhood” taught Mia to eat fast food, prepared meals, candy bars, and out of bags 'n boxes. Not only did this hurt her health, but the reliance on others for cooked food also adversely affected her self-esteem.
Discovering that her belief about cooking had translated into a purposeless behavior was a major “ah-ha moment” for her. Finally ready to ‘sit with her emotions’ and discover what they meant, Mia today is loving the kitchen and creatively cooking! Now, when her fiance says, “I’ll make that for you”, Mia’s says, “No thanks, I AM going to do this!” Most importantly, Mia is now enjoying a long overdue greater sense of self. She delighted in telling Georgia (her Consultant), “My first thought upon waking in the morning used to be, “Oh no! What am I going to eat?” Now she wakes up and thinks, “Mmmm, 2 eggs, an ounce of cheese, and some grits! Grits that I CAN COOK MYSELF!”
Speaking of cooking all by herself, Mia just sent us an update with her latest and greatest kitchen creation as of October 2016: Spinach Quiche! And before you go thinking it looks too good to be true - it is 100% on program! To prove it, here's the recipe below!
QUICHE WITH A SPINACH CRUST
- 8 oz. frozen spinach
- 8 Melba rounds
- “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” Spray
- 2 oz. cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 pkg. of Cream of Chicken supplement dissolved in 4 oz. water
- Thaw spinach in microwave; squeeze all liquid out of spinach & place in pie pan.
- Crumble Melba rounds in blender or food processor untilconsistency of bread crumbs
- Combine spinach, Melba crumbs, & 4-5squirts of butter spray.
- Push mixture flat to the bottom & sides of the pie pan to form a pie-crust shape.
- Whip eggs, cheese, & chicken supplement, and pour over crust.
- Bake for 15-25 minutes at 350F or until eggs are custard like.
Serving size: 1/2 pie
Replaces: 1 protein, 4 oz. vegetables, 1 carbohydrate, ½ creamy HNS
So motivated by her own success and results, here's what Mia shared in her Center to help encourage other clients on their path to wellness:
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