This is an article that I wrote for The Shoe Box, a monthly newsletter that supports No Spare Women, the women on the streets of Galveston, TX. If you would like to support the mission that the organization has, please go to http://www.nosparewomen.com/
I talk often about the importance of eating the rainbow and eating organic. Eat the full spectrum of plant foods, mostly leafy. The colors all work together synergistically to create health.
Other components of eating healthy:
Eating a quality protein source. If that is meat, it needs to be from an animal who has eating his species-specific diet. Grass Fed Grass Finished Beef, Pastured Pork, Pastured chicken, and turkey. Wild caught fish.
And finally, you need high quality omega 3 oils- olive oil, coconut oil, organic butter, organic ghee, avocado oil and grapeseed oil. Also includes nut and see oils. Vegetable oils are omega 6 oils and hard on your body. (Safflower, soybean, sunflower, corn, canola, and cottonseed oils; hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils; margarine and shortening. These oils are also generally GMO so they have toxins in their makeup)
Benefits of this approach
Your body will start to feel so much better.
You will be happier
You will have more energy
Your aches and pains will begin to disappear
Your inflammation is lowered
If you have chronic disease, heart disease, or cancer you will be supporting your body to fight the disease
You will be improving your immune system and ward off viruses and the cold and flu
Your skin will improve dramatically (beauty is an inside job)
Your body will begin to return to balance, your liver will heal, your lungs will get stronger, your heart will get healthier
Your brain will function better, and you will have more acuity
And Ta Dah You will start to drop the weight. Like magic.
No more diet books,
No more diets,
No more counting calories,
No more counting points.
No more last suppers the night before you start a diet,
No more failures,
No more losing the pounds and then gaining it all back plus 10 or 20 more.
No more beating yourself up that you do not have willpower.
No more putting a hold on your life because you want to lose 10, 20 or 30 pounds before you put yourself out there.
To lose the weight your body needs to start functioning the way it was designed to function. It needs to be healthy inside there. When your body is functioning properly the weight begins to drop because you do not need it and your body will begin to shed it.
If you are overweight, you are starving your body. Weird comment, right? I did not make sense of this when I first read it either. Now I understand….. if you are overweight, you are not feeding your body enough phytonutrients to function correctly, so it holds on to what little it gets from the fast and processed food you are feeding it.
This is NOT a diet. This is a healthy lifestyle. This is how you should always eat into your future.
My philosophy on weight….. quite different from what you have previously been told.
This weight loss is forever…. The health will serve you well for the rest of your life.