Healthy Eating Tip #10

Have Fun

Once you implement the healthy eating  practices, we’ve talked about over the last nine weeks, they’ll become second nature, and they won’t feel like work.

Shopping, preparing food in advance, even occasional fasting, will become more of a ritual. You won’t even think about it. It’ll just be the way you do things.

Have Fun

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Lastly, I want to remind you to have fun along the way. Being overly strict or rigid with your eating will create unnecessary stress.

In This Post:

  • How to not sabotage your health building efforts with fear and stress
  • How to use strategic cheating with your eating.

Healthy Eating Tip #9

Practice Intermittent Fasting

Nature speaks to the idea that there is an ebb and flow to all creation. The sun rises; the sun sets. The seasons come; the seasons go. The tide comes in; the tide goes out. The waves crash on the shore; they gently recede.

Juice Fasting

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Our bodies are made to embrace this same type of ebb and flow. We are to push into stress, and then pull back. Intermittent fasting fits very nicely into this model. There’s a time for plenty, and a time for fasting.

In This Post:

  • Why intermittent fasting packs a lot of bang for the health-building buck
  • How to get started with regular fasting…

Healthy Eating Tip #8

Chillax and Enjoy Your Meal

It’s crucial to be in the right frame of mind in order to properly digest our meals, and to ingest the nutrients from our food. Any form of mental/emotional stress is detrimental to our assimilation of nutrients.

Body Soul Digestion

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Our autonomic nervous systems have two sides: “fight or flight” and “rest and digest.” When we’re in “fight-or-flight” mode, our bodies delay non-urgent activities to address the more urgent task of getting us out of danger.

In This Post:

  • Why your autonomic nervous system affects digestion
  • How to absorb those expensive nutrients in the organic food you eat….

Healthy Eating Tip #7

Eat Natural and Organic When Possible

Prior to WWII, all farmers were organic. They didn’t call it “organic,” they just called it “farming.”

After the war, however, chemical pesticides and fertilizers (their constituents had been developed for chemical warfare) really took over the agriculture sector.

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In This Post:

  • Why certified organic is worth it
  • How to be a smart organic shopper
  • How to save money on organic food….

Healthy Eating Tip #6

Smart Hydration

Except for air, water is our most important nutrient. We can go for weeks without food, but we can only survive for a few days without water.

Glass of Water

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Let’s start off with talking about water quality. City water in the United States is mostly free from bacteria and parasites. However, the chlorine used to disinfect the water is very harmful.

So adding chlorine to the city water supply is a very good idea. Not removing it before we drink it is a very bad idea.

In This Post:

  • Best sources of water
  • When and how to effectively consume water….

Healthy Eating Tip #5

Avoid Hidden Sugar

Know your glycemic index. A food’s glycemic index is a measure of how easily that food will raise glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. We all need to keep our blood sugar at stable levels.

Toxic Sugar

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Glucose is important because the body uses it for energy. However, the body needs to keep our glucose levels within a surprisingly narrow range.

When we consume sugary foods, we spike our blood sugar levels. The body must respond by releasing insulin. Consistently high levels of insulin will cause all kinds of physical problems including obesity and type 2 diabetes.

In This Post:

  • Understanding carbohydrates
  • Where there’s hidden sugar even in healthy, natural foods….

Healthy Eating Tip #4

Eat Healthy Fats and Enjoy!

Fat has gotten a really bad rap from food faddism fueled by misguided science. This began in the 1970s and continues through today.

Healthy Fat

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We’ve all heard that a low-fat diet is the healthiest way to eat. Proponents have argued that we can reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke if we follow a low-fat regimen.

If that were true, wouldn’t we see people getting healthier by now? It’s time to add some fat and some flavor back into your diet.

In This Post:

  • What are quality fats
  • What fats to stay away from
  • Brands and resources for quality meat, fish, poultry and butter….

Healthy Eating Tip #3

Eat Defensively

We’ve all been there: We get invited to a party, and we just know there’s going to be a plethora of junk food, challenging our resolve to eat healthy.

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Or maybe you’re simply going over a friend’s house for dinner. Everyone wants to fit in (and not insult the host). There’s a strong pull and no small amount of temptation to cave in and forget our healthy eating boundaries.

In This Post:

  • How to have more will-power
  • How to stay on your eating plan when leaving the house….

Healthy Eating Tip #2

Prepare Meals In Advance

One of the best ways I know of to help stay on track with healthy eating is to prepare meals in advance.

Mom and girl cooking

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We all have busy lives. When we get busy, it’s easy to settle for a trip to the drive through or a frozen, microwave dinner instead of something healthier. The defense against this trap is to have some healthy meals prepared in advance.

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  • How to eat healthier and save time in the process….

Healthy Eating Tip #1

Find Food As Close to It's God-given, Natural Form As Possible

Everyone should be eating food as close to it’s God-given, natural form as possible.

Unprocessed Food

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The more man gets his hands on our food supply, the less healthy it is for us. Americans consume upwards of 90 percent of their nutrients as processed food. This is a very unhealthy practice.

In This Post:

  • Why food gets processed
  • How to make healthier food choices
  • How to save some serious coin on healthy food….