More Nutrition Tips

I wanted to keep it simple this week so here are some basic tips for healthy eating.

 

  • Keep this mantra in mind, “Eat to live, don’t live to eat.” And think of every meal as an investment in your future.

 

  • Failing to plan is planning to fail.  Eating healthy takes time and preparation.

 

  • Adopt the “Eat it anyway” philosophy (i.e. even if it doesn’t taste great, eat it anyway because it is healthy).  You will find you will start liking healthy foods and eventually even crave them.

 

  • Start making the switch to Food by Nature and away from Food by Man (keep a journal)

 

  • Don’t eat right before bed time or exercising

 

  • Decrease food portions and cut out junk food.

 

  • Utilize the “Rules for Better Fueling”

Let me know if you want more info on these

-Replacement Rule                                     -Addition Rule

-Dress Up Rule                         

-10 Point Reduction Rule

-Multiple Feedings Rule             

-Stay Full Rule

            -Vacation Meal Rule

 

  • Replace your meat with natural, organic, hormone/antibiotic free meat
    • Grass-fed beef is available on the internet (frozen) (follow the US Wellness Meats link at http://www.maximizedlivingdrroberto.com,at Nature’s Corner Market, at  Publix (ground grass-fed beef) or through local farms. 
    • Natural chicken is available at just about every grocery store

 

  • Replace refined/processed sugars with natural sweeteners like honey, pure maple syrup, agave nectar, or stevia.

 

  • Replace margarine with butter and bad fats with good ones like olive, coconut, walnut, avocado

 

 

  • Drink LOTS of water (slowly replace what you drink now with water)

 

  • Shop around the perimeter of the store.  That is where the healthier foods are.  The center of the store is where all of the processed food is located.

 

  • Start reading ingredient labels and avoid all of the following:
  •  
    • MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
    • Artificial Sweeteners (Splenda, Nutrasweet, Aspartame, etc)
    • Nitrites and/or Nitrates
    • Sulfites
    • Partially Hydrogenated Anything
    • White flour (when the label says things like enriched flour, wheat  flour, bleached flour, it is no good.  It needs to say whole grain……)
    • High Fructose Corn Syrup

 

  • Eat out less often- much less! (If you do, substitute better choices)

 

  • Buy a steamer…it is the easiest, healthiest way to prepare vegetables – lots of them!!!
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2 responses to “More Nutrition Tips

  1. Are you able to dring any alcohol like red wine on the advanced plan?

    • No, alcohol is not “approved” on the Advanced Plan. Alcohol isn’t really digested – it is absorbed and does put an additional tax on the liver. Since red wine does increase blood glucose levels, it would not adhere to the “no sugar or anything that turns to sugar rule”.

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