15 Easy Steps To Changing Your Diet
1. Eliminate sugar (including fruit juices and sports drinks that contain HFCS, maple, and agave) .
3. Eliminate gluten in any shape or form. This includes bread, cereal, and pasta. Do not make the mistake of resorting to gluten free junk food, which can be almost as bad and is often loaded with way more sugar.
4. Remove grains, grain derived oils, and vegetable oils such as corn, soy, and canola. Also remove unstable polyunsaturated oils such as walnut, flax, and peanut oil.
5. Eliminate all synthetic additives, colorings, and flavorings. This includes aspartame, MSG, dyes, and artificial flavorings.
6. Eat pastured, grass-fed meat from big ruminant animals such as beef, lamb, and bison. Pair this with fish, eggs, and shellfish… If you are not purchasing it, avoid it, unless you know and truly trust the source.
7. Eliminate legumes such as peanuts, beans, and lentils. If you must have your beans, soak, sprout (or ferment), and cook them.
8. Remove all processed, homogenized, and pasteurized dairy. High fat items can be pasteurized, but they should be grass-fed. Full fat, raw, whole dairy from grass-fed cows is okay for most people… Full fat because protein is un-absorbable without Fat.
9. Switch to grass-fed meat and WILD caught seafood. Eat pastured eggs and some pork, chickens, turkeys, and ducks.
10. Switch to organic fruits and vegetables. This is more important for some plants than others. See this site for details.
11. Cook your food gently, if at all. Incorporate water into your cooking whenever possible and use low temperatures (Keeps the enzymes alive). Do not use a microwave or fry.
12. Limit fruit consumption to 1-2 servings per day. Favor low fructose containing fruits like berries and lemons over watermelon and apples.
13. Add Spices, Fresh Herbs and other flavorings like Turmeric, Cinnamon (especially with coffee), parsley, mint… Favor herb based spices such as thyme and rosemary over powders. Use high quality ones, recently opened.
14. Add a RAW GREEN to every Meal.
15. Enjoy your food.
- If you have to have some form of cheat/junk/fake food, have it, and don’t act like you’re “off the wagon”. Think, “Here’s can I add” not “what I must remove”. Small variations are fine and do not constitute failure.
- If you experience allergies, acne, or other negative effects after consuming dairy, switch to ghee as your only dairy, and eat coconut oil and animal fat.
- Do not count calories in an attempt to lose weight. Eat until satiety and then stop. Eat for survival not hibernation.
- Try not to snack. Eat when hungry.
- Limit fruit consumption to 1-2 servings per day to avoid high triglycerides. There are other reasons to limit fruit consumption, but it won’t kill you. A fruit is not a vegetable, people get them confused, Jamba Juice is not good for you.
- High healthy fat intake is optimal. General ranges are 50-80 percent fat, 5-30 percent carbohydrate (from vegetables), and 10-30 percent protein.
- Eat as little polyunsaturated fat as you can. Supplement with fish oil or Cod Liver oil if you don’t consume fatty cold water fish like salmon on a weekly basis.
- If you can’t find grass-fed meat, choose the leanest cuts of grain-fed meat possible. If you can find grass-fed meat – choose the fattiest cuts possible.
- “I don’t have time” is not an excuse. Nourishing your mind and body is not optional. Anyone can make soft boiled eggs and some raw greens with olive oil.
If you do this mostly right, you’ll set yourself up for a low inflammation, high performance, high energy lifestyle. If you don’t make time to take care of yourself now – you’ll have to make time to be sick later.
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