3 Ways To Eat Food, Not Food-Like Products

by Allen Gil November 13, 2014

3 Ways To Eat Food, Not Food-Like Products

Photo Credit: aprilangelo.com

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!

Allen Gil
Allen Gil


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