Going healthy for fat loss
Tens of thousands of years ago, humans lived off the land. We ate what we could find, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, meats, fish and eggs. Back then, humans were lean, fit and healthy. Then along came modern inventions and ways.
Agriculture and manufacturing took over and we began to produce stuff that we call food, but which really isn’t.
Our digestive systems haven’t had time to adapt and unfortunately for most people, we are now suffering from chronic disease and illness along with obesity and lack of fitness. We’ve been so clever that we are killing ourselves.
Fortunately, some of us are trying to change these ways. While we are never going to be able to compete with the big dollars, we can make changes within our own family and communities to turn this around.
What should we be eating then?
- Choose foods that can be picked, dug up or grown and which don’t need manufacturing to make them edible. Think vegetables, seeds, nuts, fruits, etc
- Add to that, foods that can be hunted or fished. Foods like meats, fish, seafood and eggs. When possible, choose grass fed or wild animals and fish. Because, like humans, animals fed on a grain base diet, do not have healthy flesh.
- Eat minimal amounts (if any) of dairy, processed fats and grain based foods such as breads, pasta, wraps and other baked goods. Even ‘ancient’ grains such as quinoa, spelt and the like, are not foods that were naturally found in the diet we are designed to eat.
- Minimise your intake of soy foods and rice as well. While not quite as damaging to human health, they are still not foods we evolved to eat.
This type of nutrition does not condemn carbs. Quite the contrary. Your average dinner plate should be about 2/3 full of carbs. Its where those carbs are coming from that makes the difference. Lots and lots of fibrous vegetables and salad vegetables should make up a large part of your diet. Add to that lean protein choices (that’s where the meat, fish and eggs come in) and small amounts of healthy fats-seeds (chia, sesame, flaxseed, etc),nuts avocado, coconut oil and olives.
Humans actually have no biological need for carbohydrates in the diet. We can make carbs (or energy) from any macronutrient (protein/fat/carbs) The benefits of carb rich foods like fibrous vegetables and fruits are why we eat them. We eat them for the fibre, the vitamins, the minerals and the phytonutrients.
So stop eating pretend food as much as possible. While taking the occasional protein supplement or having a sweet treat from time to time is fine. Remember that food is fuel, not entertainment.
If you don’t know how to put this all together in a meal plan that suits your whole family, let me know. At the moment, I have 30 clients doing our Transformation Project and the daily meal plans are suited to the entire family.
Every single day is different,there are heaps and heaps of recipes and loads of variety. There is tonnes of food, in fact the biggest complaint I’ve had is; “do I have to eat everything? I’m so full”
The entire menu is based around real foods that are readily available and delicious.
While entry to the Transformation Project is closed, I can still help you with a menu to rid your body of unwanted excess fat AND improve your health and the health of your families. This is clean, healthy eating made easy.
The FitterFaster Recipe Book is well under way. All clients are receiving regular updates. You’ll get a copy with every nutrition plan.