3 Ways To Eat Food, Not Food-Like Products

November 13, 2014

3 Ways To Eat Food, Not Food-Like Products

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One of my favorite things in the whole wide world, is debating with my 11 year old about how much of the serving of broccoli I put on his plate he has to eat before he is done.

Now mind you, by "favorite things" I mean, "things I hate."

It drives me batty that I can

• selectively shop for fresh meats, fruits and vegetables for the family,

• come home and cook it all with just the right spices so that it literally melts in your mouth

• and then have my kids balk at it like I served them a plate of depleted uranium.

It’s not pork lips or chicken elbows man, just eat it!

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I am by no means the world’s greatest chef, nor am I perfect with eating clean food all of the time, but I do put forth a concerted effort to lead my family by example when it comes to healthy eating and also to learn as much as possible when it comes to tasty cooking.

I really enjoy making healthy food choices also taste amazing, especially since this seems to the average American to be somewhat of a paradox.

Common consensus is that if it tastes good, it must be bad for you and if it is good for you, it’s going to taste like a tennis shoe.

I beg to differ.

It is my opinion that a major contributor to most of the diseases in this country are based in poor food choices.

I like to keep it simple with my own food choices as well as what I recommend to my clients:

1. Eat things that have been recently alive.

These healthy choices include:

• fresh fruits,
• veggies,
• legumes (that’s fancy talk for beans),
• tubers (more fancy talk. It means potato-like-thingies),
• free range chicken eggs
• and non-farmed meats.

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2. Eat the right amount for you, for that day.

Think Goldilocks and the 3 Bears:

• not too much,
• not too little,
• just right.

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3. Drink just water.

Replace all those sugary sodas and fake juices...

with some good old-fashion cloud tears and you’ll be feeling better in no time.

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Pretty straightforward, right?

As much as I would like to think so, people still manage to mess this stuff up. 

Try not to over-complicate things with your nutrition and you might be surprised just how easy eating healthy can really be.

Good luck and let me know how it goes!

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