Okay. It will be very hard for most of us to discuss and explore this topic without bias and possible disagreement. Why? Because food is an emotional and complicated topic. We have been conditioned over the period of our entire lives to eat a certain way. We as a species have become so time poor and subjected / exposed to the marketing and convenience of highly processed and "empty" food.
Lets look at the origin of the saying You are what you eat here.
Nutrition can be a complicated scenario. And its because of the emotional connection between us and food. Personally I have changed my whole life and the quality of my health with consistent effort of trailing and figuring out my approach to nutrition. After four years of trials I have found an intuitive way to nourish my body at different times through out the year. Why do I use the word "Nourishment" over food, diet and nutrition?
The term Diet has a stigma. "Nutrition" is too scientific. And "food" can be a healing thing or a detrimental thing. The term Nourishment supports my intended and desired outcome - growth, health and a good condition.
I have followed the following eating plans "Diets".
- Blood type diet
- Intermittent Fasting
- Juicing / Smoothie Diet
- NO Sugar
- Alkaline diet
What did I learn? There is no magic diet or trick. Trying is itself the greatest benefit. I got amazing results from each of the protocols. I only had to commit. How do I Eat Now? Well its like I said earlier. Its intuitive. It sounds airy fairy I know. But it's the truth. I have become So in tune with my body by watching its signs and how It reacts that I eat according to my life style and activity level.
How to start making positive change.
- Eat Real Food. If it has to be processed to become edible, its probably not good for you.
- Become an observer. Watch how your body reacts and make changes to avoid bad reactions and favour the good.
- Start eliminating the things you just know are not doing you good. Unfortunately there is no trick here. just will power.
- Don't be confined to a dogma or diet or way of eating. Eliminate the bad, increase the good. Stay consistent and watch you body react.
How I achieved the best results.
Ahah! This is a bit of a trick question. You and I are unique individuals. A puzzle of environment, DNA, likes and dislikes to name a few. What works for me is exactly that. A way that I have found to work after experimenting and making a concious effort to learn how my body reacts and what it needs. The most beneficial efforts I have made are listed below. Try them to kick start the process for yourself.
This is how I currently approach this topic. By no means is this a plan or advice. But it is how I have achieved loosing 38 kg's, keeping it off, stopped taking many medications, reduced inflammation, increased energy, reduced pain, improved digestion and nutrient absorption and changed my life.
- I drink a litre of water with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar upon waking (daily) with some C & B vitamins & a pro biotic.
- I stopped eating processed foods.
- I cut processed sugar and limit natural sugar according to my exercise routine daily.
- I drink water through the day at regular intervals to flush / re-hydrate.
- I eat %80 of my food raw. Full of life, enzymes, minerals and vitamins.
- I try to source the best produce possible.
- I focus on green vegetables for the powerful effect they have on PH balance and the abundance of nutrients they posses.
- I'm currently not eating meat. More of detox at the moment. Meat causes inflammation due to the amount of acid it requires to digest.
- Balance. Getting the balance between taste, nourishment, and serving size right has been by far my biggest accomplishment.
Start your food and nourishment journey today.
Think of your best self, Believe it is possible and become it.
Think - Believe - Become
Need more ideas on healthy eating?
Here is a Video from two years ago from my Health Ladder YouTube channel Titled "Healthy Eating Ideas - George's SUPER SALAD". Enjoy!
Now I don't advocate the use of scare tactics. I like to call it Knowledge nuggets. But some times the truth is scary.