My recommendation is to eat real food (aka nothing processed), not much, and mostly plants. Outside of that get as much green leafy veggies as you can into your diet & no more than 1 fruit per day. Eat a lot of fat such as nuts/seeds, 1-3+ tbspns of unrefined coconut oil a day, avocado, 85% or higher dark chocolate, whole pasture raised eggs, unpasteurized full-fat dairy if you consume dairy (it’s best not to due to the acidic environment it immediately creates in the human body), omega 3 from fish and Grassfed meats, and monounsaturated fats like olive oil, etc.
There are so many grain-free and pasteurized dairy free alternatives that are far healthier as well. Homemade nut milks are amazing and do not replace dairy, but instead give you even more healthy fats as well as none of the dangerous side effects that dairy causes such as digestive inflammatory issues because it creates an acidic environment within our bodies, increased bodily mucous, calcium leeching from our bones, and the list goes on.
Go Grain-Free! Think logically for a moment, If eating low fat and grains was healthy or worked then no one would be fat, unhealthy, and sick (fluctuating seasonally chronic or acute).
People often say: Oh just eat rice cakes, popcorn, or think eating organic gluten free grains are okay, but that cannot be further from the truth and keep you further and further from your desired results. The research is that any grain is ultimately unhealthy. (Source: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-are-unhealthy/)
Essentially Coconut Oil is a Medium-chain triglyceride or MCT. It is used immediately for great energy and not stored as fat on your body. An MCT is a fat that acts like a carb, but doesn’t stick around to be stored by directly igniting one’s metabolism. It also maintains muscle mass. Coconut Oil is also anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic too. Make sure you only get the unrefined version and you’ll even lower your cholesterol. You don’t get much better than coconut oil! The key is to not simply insert coconut into one’s diet, but rather use it in place of any other fat or oil as well as take it as a regular daily supplement. I recommend Nutiva(sold in stores) or Tropical Traditions(sold online only) brands. Definitely make sure it’s unrefined and organic. I recommend 1 tablespoon in the morning and 2 in the evening. Take straight or in a smoothie.
I recommend you read the book “The Coconut Oil Miracle” and you will be amazed at what you find. It’s a VERY good and enlightening read. Too many people fear Cocounut Oil because it is high in fat- mainly saturated fat- which by the way is needed for many bodily processed to be efficiently working. It’s not fat that’s the negative or the enemy… it is grains, yes absolutely even whole grains, my friend. Cut those out and most all health advertises would greatly diminish and many be eliminated. In fact, saturated fat is needed for efficient protein synthesis (amino acid turnover aka building muscles).
Give it a shot for 2 weeks, heck even 1 week, and you will very, very clearly see and moreover feel the difference.
What have you personally experienced by going grain free? If you have never tried this lifestyle yet, what questions do you have?
What do you think?