<![CDATA[Kore Quest - Blog]]>Thu, 18 Feb 2016 06:33:41 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[ Are you kidding me? ]]>Tue, 26 May 2015 21:00:39 GMThttp://www.korequest.com/blog/-are-you-kidding-meI have a friend who lives the Core Reset Diet.  This friend routinely asks himself if he is full or if he needs to eat this or that.  One day this friend came over for dinner.  I prepared homemade pizza with a fresh-ground whole-wheat yeast dough crust.  After a couple of slices, my friend says that he ask himself if his body was full?  He told me that his body told him that “Yes” he was full.  He then proceeded to say that he told his body:  “Are you kidding me?  This is the most amazing pizza!”   Then ate three more slices. 

We all can choose what we eat and every so often we can choose to treat ourselves.  ]]>
<![CDATA[ My Ice Cream Meal ]]>Sat, 23 May 2015 18:29:41 GMThttp://www.korequest.com/blog/-my-ice-cream-meal One night my wife and I were having guests over for dinner.  I had previously found out that one of their favorite desserts was ice cream.  I have this amazing recipe for a custard ice cream that is basically egg yolks, sugar, cream and vanilla, which I made.  I also made homemade strawberry syrup with fresh strawberries.  After dinner I served the ice cream and syrup.  The ice cream is so good that both my guests ate half a bowl before realizing the amazing strawberry syrup that went with it.  Lets just say that my guests were very impressed. 

The next day as I was getting ready for dinner, I thought that ice cream sounded pretty darn good.  So much so that I pulled out the remaining homemade ice cream.  There was about two or three scoops remaining.  I grabbed a spoon and started eating.  Wouldn’t you know it but I finished off that delicious ice cream.  Then I asked myself what my body needed.  I felt that I needed a little protein.  I ate some cashews and that was it.  I was full.  That was it for the night.  Probably not the best nutrition wise, but those were all the calories I needed for the rest of the night.  Because I had a substantial breakfast that morning, I was good.  I did not over eat and being that I ate early in the evening my body had time to process the ice cream before I retired for the night. 

What I learned is that my core really had reset.  I did not need to keep eating just for the sake of eating.  My spirit will gave me the answer I needed as I asked and listened for the answer.

<![CDATA[Dining out responses]]>Wed, 13 May 2015 22:30:43 GMThttp://www.korequest.com/blog/dining-out-responses I think it is interesting some of the responses I get when I eat out while traveling.  When I am home I make a breakfast that includes oatmeal with granola, fruit and almond milk, plus I have some egg whites and maybe some turkey sausage.  It is really hard to order something similar while traveling.  What I have done is basically order breakfast for two.  I order a oatmeal and fruit breakfast plus an egg breakfast of some kind.  I do not eat all of both breakfasts but some of each. 

One morning I ordered both the oatmeal/fruit breakfast plus an egg-white spinach cheese sandwich breakfast.  When the food was delivered, I asked for some water to drink.  The waiter brought back two glasses of water expecting someone else to join me.  When I mentioned that it was only myself that was eating, the waiter’s expression was priceless.  There was a double take, almost a complete “are you kidding me” response.  I just smile and think, yes it is all for me.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Another time I ordered breakfast at a bagel shop.  I ordered a turkey sausage, egg and cheese sandwich plus bagels and lox with juice.  When the food was delivered, I was asked if I wanted a to go box before I even started eating.  I just smiled with a no thank you.  I was hungry that morning and ate all of both.  I have to start the day with a great foundation.

<![CDATA[A Week To Learn From]]>Sun, 09 Feb 2014 05:29:03 GMThttp://www.korequest.com/blog/a-week-to-learn-fromAs a salesperson for a large pharmaceutical company, I spent the better part of this past week at a national sales meeting with over 3100 people.  From the moment I arrived, I felt like I was being herded from one conference room another.  There is something about these huge meetings that puts me on edge.  I feel pressure to perform at my best every minute.  For whatever reason, I let all this get to me and I got off my diet.  With food at every break and desserts at every meal, I got caught up in the situation and fell back into my old habits of eating way too much. 

One night, at a late dinner, I ate more than I needed and then I had a double helping of ice cream for dessert.  I so paid the price.  My stomach hurt, I felt bloated, my energy was down and I slept horribly that night.  Why was I doing this to myself?  Did I need to make myself feel bad?  Of course I did not need to feel bad, but I can learn from this. 

First of all, I never want to feel bad like that again.  Second, there must have been something that triggered me to get off my diet.  I believe that I felt uncomfortable in the situation because that job is not where my purpose lies.  Third, I had stopped asking and listening to myself for what I needed.  When I face situations like this again I must prepare myself to be disciplined to take the time to listen before I eat. 

The next day I restarted living the Core Reset Diet.  Boy what a difference.  My body just did not need very much too eat.  I felt lighter, happier, more full of purpose with more energy and I slept soundly that night.   It is so worth it too feel great.