Back in the day, we all thought we knew how we were supposed to eat – meat, starch, and vegetables. Weight management was about eating less and moving more. To be honest, even as a youngster none of that made any sense in my life, but that is what we were taught. Fast forward to today, and everyone has a book, a website, an opinion, a diet plan and they all make sense to some degree. No wonder we are all confused!
I have always felt that there was no one diet plan that was the best for everyone and the more I learn, the more that becomes evident. Every body is different, we all have unique DNA, we experience different environmental factors, people are experiencing an epidemic of food allergies – there are just so many pieces of the puzzle that one size definitely does not fit all.
Instead of concentrating on all the things we think we shouldn’t be eating, I think it is much more important to focus on what we should be eating. All the recipes you find on this site, as well as the recipes I teach in my Healthy Priorities classes, are all centered around getting the most nutrients possible. If you want to feel good, you have to eat the good stuff! Most recipes include:
- Healthy fats
- Some legumes
- Minimal grains (if any at all), all gluten-free
Everyone is in a different phase along the “getting healthy and cleaning up my diet” path, and I think everyone needs to work with their body, and their health care provider, to find what foods work best for them. In addition to the above list, know that all the foods that I prepare are chemical, preservative and hormone free, sugar free, alcohol free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, organic whenever possible, and hopefully really tasty. Yes, it can be done!