Every leading man will have his day in emotional court…. This being said, let’s take a few minutes to imagine the stress of any groom for his big day of nuptials.
Proposing to his “Wonder Woman” would more than likely prove a gentleman’s biggest fear, especially whilst trying to weather the storm and get her to say, “Yes, I will marry you!!!!!”
Now the dust has settled and the ring is sized, wedding planning starts to take form—consuming your lives accompanied by heightened anxiety. A smart bride-to-be will give her partner his to-do list for the wedding. Not only will this help their event, it gives a healthy balance for them both. More often than not, his job will be to secure venue for the reception, book DJ and travel for the honeymoon, and simply show up to the wedding with his boys. Funny enough, this will sometimes prove to be too much on his plate. So be smarter and create daily eating habits to keep you both focused.
The nuptial countdown leading to the final bow has begun therefore it is important to add Power-Foods to his diet.
Here are 5 LoveJones tips to keep you energized and focused:
5. Meditate 10 minutes; exercise 20 minutes daily.
You can also take it a step further and try this wonderful Wedding Cake flavour profile following this theory:
Almonds: Omega-3s help the body maintain a lower blood pressure.
Strawberries: High in magnesium; reduces anxiety.
Kiwi: High in Vitamin C; reduces stress hormone levels.
Dark Chocolate: Studies show that regular consumption of a modest amount of dark chocolate can help reduce anxiety.
Almond Layer Cake, Strawberry-Kiwi Butter-Cream and Dark Chocolate. By Chef R. LoveJones
Zest, by Michele Cranston; Practical Paleo, by Diane Sanfilippo; The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free, by Karen Morgan
Chef Rodney LoveJones is one of Brooklyn, New York’s most promising “breakout” confectionery and comfort food talents. Noted especially for his creative spin on vintage recipes, Chef LoveJones captured the attention of many notable clients like President Bill Clinton, Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Senator Vincent Hughes, Vanessa L. Williams and Model Mogul Tyra Banks. With his creations of such palate pleasers as Amaretto Pound Cake, Sweet Potato Cheese Cake, Haute ‘Chok-Lit’ quad Layer Cake and a Pecan Tart that does not disappoint true dessert connoisseurs.
Inspired by his beloved grandfather, William Samuel Jones, who conjured up extraordinary delectables, LoveJones mixes his own dessert repertoire with great personal style. Motivated by his grandfather’s mantra, “know your worth,” this urban-fashionisto switched gears in summer 2005. LoveJones departed a career in magazine publishing to create BILL JONES EPICURE—a brand devoted to those with refined taste, then creating a highly successful catering company.
Spring 2012, LoveJones switched gears, relocating to Southern California and joined forces with Diana Benedek, PhD of 2GOOD2B Bakery & Café located in the township of Encinitas. This synergy has created amazing Gluten-Free foods that served the same purpose: yummy treats! Whilst focusing on culture, bright flavors and style, he combines culinary business skill he will flourish in a new realm of conscience and healthy choices of eating.
Now LoveJones continues on his upward and forward journey by introducing you our readers to the great gastronomy around the globe one country at a time.
Chef LoveJones is an alumnus of the Institute of Culinary Education and studied Hotel & Restaurant Management at New York University; he resides in San Diego, California.