Like most people, I believe you would appreciate some simple guides to help you maintain your journey towards a healthy body and mind. While it can be overwhelming when there is too much information, I believe these twelve will help to keep it simple.
1. Eat mostly plant-based foods. Think of animal foods only as condiments. Aim to eat animal foods only on the weekend. This is a great way to help you keep your animal food consumption within the right amounts. It also gives your digestive system a break from animal foods during the week.
2. Eat real food. Real food is fresh, organic, whole, living, unprocessed, and unrefined. Eat food the way nature intended you to eat it. Avoid foods that are not real. These include processed meats, synthetic foods, foods that have been preserved with synthetic chemicals, foods that are high in antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides as well as GMO foods.
3. Always endeavour to eat food from a variety of different food groups and to eat a rainbow of colours when it comes to fruits and vegetables.
4. Aim to eat half of your food uncooked. Try to eat something raw with every meal.
5. Fruit and non-starchy vegetables should make up half of all the food you eat and should be eaten first at each meal. Make non-starchy vegetables the main food, not the condiment.
6. Eat starchy vegetables and grains in small to moderate quantities. Eat no more than 30 percent of your food from these foods.
7. It is important to eat foods that contain an abundance of healthy fats, including a variety of nuts, seeds, and avocado regularly (as often as daily). But do not overeat these foods.
8. Limit or avoid the consumption of milk. But you can consume other non-milk dairy products such as yoghurt and ghee once in a while if you want some dairy in your diet.
9. Avoid sugar, sugary foods, foods made with artificial sweeteners, and foods made from refined grains.
10. Choose traditional varieties of food over modern varieties. Newer types may sometimes be acceptable but seek traditional varieties wherever possible.
11. Eat whenever you feel hungry but eat only until you are satisfied. Do not overeat, even if the food is healthy. Always try to maintain a minimum 12-hour fast each day between your last meal and the first meal of the next day.
12. Drink more water and tea. Drink less coffee and alcohol. Stay away from energy drinks, soda, and fizzy drinks.
So, there you are. Twelve tips that hopefully are easy to understand and can be used as a quick reference to help you maintain eating a healthy diet.
These 12 tips are actually takeaways from my book EAT YOUR WAY TO WELLNESS. Hopefully, you are reading your copy. You know it is one thing to get a copy, and it is another thing to commit to start reading and then continuing until the end.
I hope the words in the book will continue to inspire you and be a guide whenever you need some clarification or ideas on how to eat your way to wellness.
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Wishing you health and happiness
Dr. Paul Kasenene
“The only way you’re going to reduce disease is to go backward
to the diets and lifestyles of your ancestors.”
– Denis Burkitt