Here is a reminder of the basic way we have always eaten. Mostly plants. Mostly wholefoods. Greens dominating the plate. Lots of fibre. Lots of colour. This is how I eat. A plant-based wholefood diet. Very cool for your fridge door or wherever the food is!
This is a 'Jason' version of the varied and controversial official food pyramids. It is a basic guide, a support, an inspiration, an overview. Print it and stick it up somewhere you will look at it while getting food, preparing food, cooking food or buying food!
'Overweight teenagers have heart damage already' 'Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rising in children' 'Prevalence of NAFLD is increasing among U.S. adolescents' 'Obese children have 50% higher risk of colon cancer and heart disease risk factors'.
Grapefruit is super gentle on digestion, high in fibre, bursting with living enzymatic activity, it stimulates the liver to detoxify the body, has prebiotics, is packed with vitamin and plantioxidant components AND contains naringenin to naturally help burn fat!
Do we need to add oil to our diets really? Nope, not really. However, if you are going to use oils, then either flaxseed/linseed oil or quality olive oil are my picks. Some of the world records in longevity are held on the traditional Mediterranean diet.
I am a big believer in focusing on healthy longevity by making those small sustainable lifestyle changes every day/week/month/year and incorporating them into your routines, rhythms, shopping patterns, habits and choices. Health - not weight. This works.
Calories, rather than protein, count in fat gain. Don't be obsessed with high protein intakes. Eating too much guarantees that your body will pack on the fat, regardless of how much protein you eat. Eat too much and avoid enough sleep and you will weigh more.
Firstly, ‘Fat’ is one of the most misunderstood and maligned words in language. Good oils (EFA) are just as essential to human health, longevity, skin health and weight-loss as carbohydrates or protein are. We don't need bad fats but quality oils are fab.
Forget getting enough essential fatty acids (EFA) into your diet. Instead, get enough oils inside wholefoods, where they contain all the necessary co-factors and nutrients for full absorption. This means those healthy nuts and seeds in their glorious natural forms.