Ok, what’s that??
Real whole food, is food that does not come in a package or box, was once alive and has a very short shelf life. Its meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. While this sounds so simple and can be so hard to put in to practice, especially with all the clever food marketing inundating us with foods disguised as healthy foods. It can be hard to know what is really healthy.
But what is really healthy food???
Its meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. It’s not processed or filled with added sugars.
One major theme I saw from doing research for May Nutritoion Awareness month was the dietary changes of eating real food, little or no sugar and processed foods had the best results. “According to a landmark studyrecently published in the Journal of the American Medical Associationsuggests that low-carb or low fat does not matter as much for weight loss as much as eating real whole foods. The researchers found that on average, people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains, and processed food lost weight over 12 months—regardless of whether the diet was low-carb or low-fat.”
I know this sounds so redundant and maybe we wish there was another way. A magic pill or magic food. The climbing obesity rates and chronic disease epidemic have proven that the current nutrition of America is not working. And while there are days when I wish it could be muffins, pancakes, or bagels for breakfast, pizza for lunch and pasta for dinner with chocolate cake for dessert. I know that such a diet would not nourish and feed my body to do the things I want to do now and well into the future.
It’s a simple but not easy to do, sound nutrition is the foundation of optimal health and fitness. We may wish for that easy way but…
Eat meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit a little starch and no sugar or processed foods
Is the way.