People often say to us, “How do we get started? What do we eat?”. We will share some of what we tell them.
Number 1 –
Stop eating processed and refined food
The reason for not eating processed food could take up an entire book on its own. High Fructose Corn Syrup, Mono-sodium Glutamate, additives including: dyes, flavorings, preservatives, emulsifiers, stabilizers which are added to the food to help it last long, look good, be well formed, and a multitude of other reasons.
When my husband and I decided to change we filled boxes with food from our pantry and cupboards and donated them to a food pantry.
We cleaned out anything that had partially hydrogenated oil or fat which is a trans-fat.
We cleared out refined pastas, white flour products, vegetable oils, margarine, sugar products, etc.
We become label readers. Can you pronounce the ingredients? Do you know what they are? Is it something that can harm your body? Will it give you good nutrients?
Number 2 –
When you sit down to eat, have four things in front of you. A good Protein, A good Carbohydrate, A non-starchy vegetable, and a good fat.
Number 3 –
Throw out all food with hydrogenated oil, partially hydrogenated oil or trans fats. Peanut butter, pudding, crackers, cookies, shortening, margarine to name a few.
Number 4 –
Realize that Fat is good for you. Fat does not make you fat. Use only Olive oil, Coconut oil, Avocado oil or real butter or ghee. You may also use real animal fat from the animal.
Number 5 –
Sugar is a stimulant and is responsible for heart disease, diabetes, Osteoarthritis, Clogged arteries, Alzheimer’s Disease and many other diseases. Become a label reader. How much sugar is in your ketchup? Eliminate High fructose sugar. Begin to cut your sugar down in your recipes from ½ to 1/3 to ¼. Use honey, molasses, maple syrup (Grade B), coconut sugar.
When you eat out, do it for a special occasion at a place you can trust the food. Hint – being too tired to cook is not a special occasion. Unless you ask you are not going to know what kind of oil something is cooked in and 9/10 it will not be olive oil. Take your own butter and salt with you.
Number 7 –
Use natural salts like Pink Himalayan salt, Use real butter, Learn to ferment and eat a tablespoon or two a day. Keep your gut happy and healthy.