Dietary Guidelines- General

As soon as anyone discovers that I’m a holistic nutritionist I always get the question “What should i be eating and why should I not?” I always joke and say don’t eat bacon and eat lots of garlic. lol But the truth is that’s a very hard question to answer. There are the obvious answers like eat Butter not margarine, try to avoid trans-fats and food that is closer to it’s natural the better but we are all sooo individually unique very often something that is good for one can be bad or even toxic to another.

I decided to try to put together a few general (and I stress general) guidelines for healthy eating. If you have any more specific questions feel free to email me.

1. Drink at least two litres of water daily.
water

2. Try to eat at least 3-4 cups of vegetables daily- if possible raw or lightly steamed.
veggies

3. Eliminate (yes i used the E word) all refined sugars, refined flours, alcohol (sorry), coffee, chocolate, tobacco and processed or ground meats.
sugars

4. **Super important** DO NOT combine any sugars with proteins and fats. For example if you have a nice piece of chicken, fish, eggs, legumes, etc for dinner than have a sweet snack within 2-3 hours after, you are destroying a lot of the goodness that we get from lean proteins. we are also not allowing the sugars to be properly digested which causes them to more than likely end up being stored as Fat. It’s actually healthier for you to eat your dessert first if you must. 🙂
protein

5. Fats are good for you!! Contrary to this crazy phase of all fats are bad, our bodies and especially brains actual require good fats. Ideal sources are butter, olive oil, coconut oil, fish oils, nuts, seeds, avocados (yum). The fats to avoid are polyunsaturated oils like safflower, corn, vegetable oils. Avoid bad fats like deep fried foods.
nuts

I”m only going to suggest these 5 for now. Good luck on your journey to a healthier and happier you.

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