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This post is a guest post by Lisa Lahey about how to eat well and get back on the road to health.
Lisa begins with an anecdote of her own journey through eating poorly, getting sick from it, and finally realizing that she was going down a bad path.
She details some common pitfalls along the way such as food quantity vs quality or not listening to your body’s needs.
But then she goes into what you can do in order to avoid this same fate for yourself!
On the advice of Dr. Mark Hyman, MD (which I would highly recommend), Lisa advises making sure that all meals are plant-based because animal products have been shown time after time to be detrimental to human health; instead we should focus on plant based protein such as beans, nuts, and soy.
She also provides a list of guidelines that she follows to make sure her eating is healthy:
- Eat less than 40 grams of sugar per day.
- Stick with whole grains and beans, not refined flour or processed food products.
- Love who you are; be happy in your own skin! This will have an effect on how we eat because if we’re happy then it becomes easier to follow these simple steps for better health.
- Cut out all processed sugars and grains.
- Consume no more than 20 grams of fiber a day (remember to drink water).
- Pick one thing to improve on for a week.
She also includes recipes that she and her family enjoy: black bean taco salads with avocado dressing; nutty brown rice bowls with cilantro oil & lime squeeze; green smoothies made of kale, pineapple, ginger root, mango and so much more! A feast for the senses as well as your tummy!
Lisa also advises following the Mediterranean diet because it’s been shown to lengthen life spans due in part to its high fiber content; she has even gone so far as to make a meal plan that incorporates some of her favorite recipes!
And lastly but not least importantly Lisa encourages people who don’t have time for cooking at home or are just lazy like me (lol) to use their freezer more often by stocking up on healthy meals when they go grocery shopping and then freezing them into individual portions.
This way you can cook one night per week instead of every day!
A note from Lisa: I am not a doctor but I did interview some in my research process before writing each of these paragraphs, which is why they read very medically-focused.
The information shared is intended purely for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice or treatment as prescribed by doctors.
Please contact your physician about any health concerns that may arise while reading this article. Thank you!
The conclusion is about how we should all strive for wellness and not accept the status quo.I hope this post was helpful to you! I also hope these tips help you on your own journey!