I get it, with so many diet fads, weight loss trends, and constant new research it CAN be confusing. Not to mention the fact that every human being has their own biochemistry, deals with stress, and may have some toxicity in their body, so some ‘healthy’ foods may be problematic for one person and great for another.
My observation is that many people are typically over fed and undernourished, consuming calories, and sometimes too many, that don’t really provide cells with what they need to thrive.
I’ll often work with people in my practice on their foods, helping them make some changes in support of better health, and the first step is always this one:
Choose REAL food, and avoid processed and packaged food. This means Plants (vegetables!), local meats, seasonal fruits, and healthy fats.
It’s super simple. If you start with this, you can’t go wrong. You’ll give your body food that is nutritious and not full of added sugar, salt, artificial ingredients, colours or preservatives.
Shop at local markets, buy from farmers as much as you can.
Choose organic as much as possible.
Prepare your own meals.
Do I have an opinion on other diets? Sure do. I’ll often recommend different programs or books for different people in my practice depending on their situation, but most people just need to get back to eating real food.
Today you can start with these simple guidelines, and when you’re ready or feel like you have a different health goal or maybe a health challenge to overcome, reach out and we can find something that might be more suitable for you.
As I tell the kids in my practice “Junk food makes junk bodies!”
Choose to give your body what it really needs and you’ll never look back. Your energy will improve, you’ll sleep better, likely you’ll lose weight and start to want to make other positive steps toward a healthier lifestyle.