(Exercise Included in this post) Originally the topic of this post was, Eating Real Food, sounds so silly, right?
I have to tell you though, the next time you go to the grocery store tell me how much “real’ food is there.
The answer is, not a lot
That is if you define real food as something that comes from the earth or a food that has 5 or less ingredients…real ingredients.
For real, the next time you go, pay attention to everything around you. There is not a lot of real whole healthy food.
When someone asks me the way to get healthy and lose weight, I just say, Eat Real Whole Food. I also eat plant-based but I leave that for another post. For now, I want you to just agree to focus on this for your health.
Most people think it can’t be that simple. Well, putting any other serious health issues aside that some people might be struggling with, yes, it is that simple.
It’s just not easy to do. The food industry makes it hard for us to figure out what we should and should not eat. I think they want us to be in this state of confusion so that when they put some processed crap in front of us and tell us it's good for us, we just believe them. Because it's just easier. In the long run, though it's not because it damages our health
It's especially not easy if you're not a cook or don’t like cooking. Because to eat real whole food requires planning, batching, and cooking.
You might say, I don’t have time for that. Or you might say, that too expensive. The truth is, and this is the real truth.
If you don’t make time for it you’ll be forced to pay with your health and your money at some point. Most processed foods cause illness over time.
I’d rather take the time now and feel good than pay for it later and also be sick.
I made this decision years ago after I had a stroke. Now I eat very little processed food for my meals. I’m used to the lifestyle and it does not feel like any extra work.
I want to add. I do not eat perfectly. I love cake, cookies, and candy, and I also like to drink alcohol sometimes. I just don’t overdo it and as I said, most of my meals are real whole food prepared by me.
Something cool happens after you do this for a while. All the processed food doesn’t taste good. It tastes so bad and also if you eat it, you will feel like shit.
After your body gets used to eating better it expects nothing less and lets you know when it's not happy.
So how do you get started?
Well, I think the first step is to do a pantry and fridge makeover. I do this in the Bootcamp and also in person from time to time. By the way, registration is opening this week for the Bootcamp!! Woo hoo! More on that later.
This is how you do it:
Thats it. Sounds like a lot of work, right? It’s not too bad. Take your time and it will be small changes over time and less of a shock to you, your family, and your body.
This is a great place to start.
Then you would move to how you shop for food, also reading labels, and then you would focus on cooking and preparing real food for your meals.
As you can see it’s a process. A process well worth the end result and this goes back to the title.
Eating for energy.
When you clear out all the junk and add in real whole food filled with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, all the good stuff.
This is how to fuel your body so you have energy! When we eat all the processed foods we are not getting all the nutrients we need.
On top of that we are eating high sugar causing extreme highs and lows when it comes to energy. God knows what all the chemicals are doing to us.
Want to learn more about this, read: Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
When we eat, it's to fuel our bodies. We run on food. Just like a car, If you don’t take care of it will break down. If you don't fuel your body with real whole food eventually you will have some form of dis-ease.
So fuel yourself well!
P.S. Registration is open for the Bootcamp and we will be doing a live launch in January!
This program is usually a self-study program but for the first time next year, I will be going through each lesson with you supporting, coaching, and holding you accountable in real time.
I’m so excited!
During registration each week, I will be sharing special surprise discounts and they will be substantial!
Also when you register, you will receive a different surprise bonus each week!
So if you’ve been thinking about joining me in the Bootcamp, now is the time.
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