“Whole” food diet for losing weight and gaining vibrant health
Whole healing starts and ends with “Whole Foods”
Although many of you truly think you have been eating healthy…
and although so few realize what it truly is…..
It is time for me to talk about “Whole” foods with you and what they truly are and what they are NOT…
When it comes to healing on a “whole” process that includes healing mind, body, and spirit..
Many of my new clients will come to me and tell me “But I already am eating whole foods”
or “I shop at whole foods already!”
and even though I want to hug them so tight and cheer them on for taking measures to help their physical body be its highest and best…
I have to take them by the hand and lead them a little further on their paths ….
Every day average Americans are simply not well educated in terms of nutrition and what is actually edible out there now a days (honestly it isn’t much anymore).
I want every one of you to know exactly what you are putting in your body and how you can help your health increase 10 fold just by knowing a few simple rules of eating “Whole foods”.
what exactly is “whole” food anyway?
The Whole Food diet is so very flexible and can be altered to YOUR lifestyle and YOUR choices of how little or how far you would like to take it..
Truly it is not so much a diet and more of a lifestyle…
It is eating ONLY:
1) Whole fruits and vegetables (typically locally sourced and full of life force)
2) Real foods the way they came from nature (no processing.. full of life force)
3) little to no added sugars (and eating minimally processed sugars like cane sugar)
4) Nothing in a box, a can, mix, or from a factory (nothing “processed” only whole)
5) Focuses on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts, which should make up the majority of what you eat.
6) no refined foods, processed or bleached flours, and / or processed or altered oils
7) some people choose to eliminate dairy and meat too (but that may come later if you are just starting out)
Rules of a “Whole food” diet
The cool thing is there really isnt any “Rules”….
you can choose how far you take this…
but some of the things that are important to know are…
Just because you buy it from “Whole” foods doesn’t mean it is….
Unfortunately, many people get the name of the store confused and we automatically assume that if we shop at “Whole foods” or any food store that appears to represent healthy eating that we are safe.
We should NEVER assume something is healthy and “Whole” and we should always read labels on everything (I mean EVERYTHING).
If there are ingredients in something that you cannot pronounce… I can guarantee your body cannot digest it and it will cause inflammation and sometimes much worse in your body…
Anything that has processed flours in it is NOT whole food (or healthy really)
People have actually told me that they believe they are eating healthy because they are eating a whole food diet that includes breads and pastas and tortillas….
Guys… even if you are eating the “Wheat” or “grain” versions….. they are still none the less “Processed”….
A better alternative to steer clear of processed flour (I mean “Bleached flour”…. really?) would be to choose options that are made from brown rice, almond flour, and other “Whole” healthy grains, nuts, legumes etc that have not been chemically altered..
Quinioa is a great option as well
Clean Eating Grocery List for beginners
The clean eating basics include no junk food, no processed food, no high sugar foods, or high salt foods, no foods with thousands of ingredients and many you can never pronounce out loud!!
It’s essentially eating REAL “Whole” food. Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Following a Clean Eating Diet can be easy. You just have to learn what is and isn’t “clean” and follow those guidelines until it becomes a daily habit for you.
I am telling you it saved my life (literally)…
You are what you eat.. it is true and when you let your food by thy medicine……
it won’t take long before you start to feel amazing… more energy and stamina and you stop feeling “poisoned” or sick after you eat as you give your body what it needs and stop giving it so much of what it doesn’t…
As You continue to notice a substantial positive change in your health and wellness ..
you will be so happy you decided to change your lifestyle and won’t ever want to go back to eating yucky food again (I can’t even stand the taste of the chemically made and altered foods anymore now that I am used to real food……you start to notice how much out there is not really food)
If you’re like many people out there who don’t even know where to begin –
I am including a healthy clean eating grocery list from HealthyHappySmart.com for you.
Use it to make any healthy recipes you like to make, but without all the added “garbage gut” ingredients.
NOTE: You do NOT have to buy everything on this list. This list is just a general idea of what you can stock your home with. Get rid of the junk, and only put healthy foods like this in your fridge/pantry/cupboards.
What I usually do is decide what I plan on eating for the week and use this list to choose what I need to buy. It’s more of a guide to follow and pick & choose from.
Healing and a healthy lifestyle with great immunity to Dis-ease is a Journey that takes finding one puzzle piece at a time!
This is meant to be a puzzle piece for you to give you some ideas of foods to eat to lose weight and gain your health back..
as part of a “Whole” healing plan of action….
This is a great start to healing mind, body, and spirit….
Good Fuel for your healing journey.
Straight from Nature….
Take the information that resonates with your personal journey… leave the rest!