Spices and Herbs Buy spices in small quantities to keep them freshest. Don’t store them in the fridge, they’ll gather moisture. Keep them in a dark temperature controlled space like a pantry or a shelf. Near the stove is bad (heat). Sniff them before using and toss out any that don’t have a smell, they’ve lost their goodness. To use dried herbs instead of fresh, the rule is one tablespoon of fresh equals one teaspoon of dried. Most spices have less than one carb per 2 tablespoons, so go crazy!! Make sure that sugar has not been added, some mixes have sugar in them.
As a registered and licensed dietitian, I support Rayzel’s program. Each meal provides clients with the RDIs and macronutrients sufficient in stabilizing one’s weight. Rayzel has beautifully crafted your next meal plan. I appreciate that Rayzel took a personal experience and designed a plan that will help others succeed as she has. The plan balances macronutrients and calories to allow for your metabolism to adjust. Each week, the calorie goals accumulate gradually. The fat and carbohydrate ratios are increased slowly to reduce intolerance like stomach upset. I personally loved the smoothies for an afternoon pick up.