7 Days to Renewed Energy & Vitality: Week 6: Getting Serious about Food
It is a well-known fact that for Renewed Energy and Vitality, Getting Serious about the Food you Eat and why, Understanding how you can easily obtain and maintain healthy weight, improve your immune system and prevent disease all begins with the Food you eat.
Mastering a Life of Optimal Health, Happiness & Vitality. You are reading this because it is obvious that you understand that “Ignorance is No Longer Bliss” and that you need genuine steps, support and advice that will help you to make these significant changes.
I will guide you with the Keys that will provide you with the Foundation necessary to obtain and maintain a Life of Optimal Health, Happiness & Vitality. To prevent so called age-related disease, improved restorations and recovery from ill-health or diagnosed health problems.
“What you Need to Eat and Why you need to Eat to Live a Life Free From Disease”
“Keep it Simple is the Key”
Weight Management – Forget Calorie Counting
It is often asked of me during my years of supporting people with weight loss and weight management – Do I need to count calories? If I consume less calories will this slow down my metabolism? This is not necessarily true, if you have been overconsuming calories by eating highly processed, high fat and sugar laden foods.
These foods even if you cut down on the quantity or calorie count, will make little difference to your metabolism. As these foods because of their toxicity and lack of nutritional value and damaging affects to your vital organs, cutting back on the calories will have little effect on our weight loss or metabolism.
The Key to losing weight long term and not compromising your health. Isn’t about calorie counting. It is about eating foods that are known as catabolic. That is your body takes more calories to metabolize the particular food than the calories that the food provides. When you see the list of these foods you will notice that the majority of them are unprocessed, non packaged, Fresh Wholesome Food. The food that your body recognizes as its ultimate fuel.
This is where most of your fruit and vegetables come into play as they are catholic foods. Here is an example: a medium sized apple provides 85 calories, however to metabolize it your body requires 99 calories. Seafood and Organic chicken breast are also classified as catabolic foods.
Catabolic Foods List & Nutritional Benefits:
Fruits – Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapefruit, lemons, limes oranges, papaya, mangoes, kiwi fruit, pineapple, plums, pears, rockmelon, strawberries, watermelon, apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, honey dew melons, nectarines, peaches, tangerines, pomegranates, rhubarb
Vegetables – Sprouts – particularly alfalfa, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, carrots and celery: Chinese greens, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, leeks, lettuces, fresh herbs, peppers, radishes, seaweed, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, zucchini, watercress:. Also green beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, endive, garlic, onion, parsnips, cabbage and capsicum
Protein – Most seafood – including bream, calamari, clams, crabs, salmon, flounder, mussels, prawns, tuna, lobster, sea perch, sardines, scallops, cod and oysters. Egg particularly the whites (boiled, poached or scrambled), lentils, soy beans, chickpeas, turkey, and chicken breast fillet without the skin, trimmed steak, lean lamb fillets and lean pork fillets occasionally.
For people whom are vegetarian or vegan there are great vegetable and plant sources of protein. These include: Organic yogurt, cheese in moderation [cottage, ricotta and goats cheese are you best choices] soy, tofu, nuts, beans, lentils, seeds, green leafy vegetables.
When eating daily food from natural plant based sources there is no fear of getting adequate amounts of necessary nutrients such as calcium, potassium, folate, magnesium and other essential vitamins. Portion size of animal protein should be that of the inside of the palm of your hand. This supports healthy digestive function.
Drinks – Smoothies – these can be made with the inclusion of coconut water coconut milk, soy milk almond milk with a handful of berries, banana, pear etc. Herbal teas such as green tea, chamomile, peppermint, lemon and ginger. Vegetable juice – including carrot, celery, beetroot (only a half a beetroot), spinach, kale, capsicum, apple, ginger and lime. Pure Filtered Water – Water is vital for every organ, every tissue in your body.
Weight loss should NEVER be a motivation for Taking Charge of the Food you Eat. Your motivation will come from having a firm understanding and clarity of your Core Desires. How you want to feel: How you want to be: What you want to do: And how you want your Health to be – Not just for Today but for you whole life.
‘Congratulations, with the Decision to Make these Significant Changes:’
Staying on the Path to Optimal Health, Happiness & Vitality – Links to your 7 weeks to a Healthier & Happier You!
Bonus Gift: Staying on the Path with Your Nutrition-Important Facts about Nutrition
Week 6 – Getting Serious about the Food you are Eating: The Very Foundation for Optimal Health & Vitality
Week 5 – Getting Active: Implementing Daily Exercise is Vital for a Balanced, Healthy Life
Week 3 – Overcoming Obstacles: During this week we are going to have a look at removing obstacles that may prevent or delay your success
Week 2 – Getting Prepared : Where we will be working together to help you to be prepared
Week 1 – Initial Steps: to Re Energize and Revitalize You