Do you have a daily poison? This could be a habit or food addiction to something that is not serving you well such as smoking, drinking too much, or eating foods that weaken you with each mouthful. Your food needs to be strengthening, healing and energizing you, not poisoning, weakening and deflating you. Uncover the foods that are poison to your body and stop eating them. This can be discovered through a food elimination diet. These are generally the foods that you “cannot live without…” Ask yourself; what am I willing to give up, change or adjust for my long term health and wellbeing?
Modern food is designed as an addiction
When you want to know which foods you may be intolerant to, ask yourself the question “Which foods can I not live without?” Generally you are addicted to the very food that is poisoning you. This is why people (when getting healthy or giving up their addictions), feel worse for a few days before they feel better. The common “I need my coffee first thing or I am grumpy and irritable” is a great example of this. Our food addiction is similar to drug addiction. Molecules attach to our ‘feel good’ opiate receptors, which is why we can feel so terrible when we suddenly take that food away.
- Experiment to work out which foods or habits do not serve you well
- Eliminate these foods strictly and carefully for at least 3 months
- Do this one food at a time so as to be clear about the results
- Observe how you feel and make note of it in a food diary
- Keep your pantry and fridge fully stocked with healthy alternatives to prevent temptation
- If you do fall prey to a slip up, move on straight away and continue with your healthy eating – do not give up and overindulge!
- After three months off the suspected food, simply eat a few servings of it in one day – while keeping the rest of the days food completely normal, as this will show you whether you have a negative reaction to this food or not
Modern food addiction is endemic, it is a vicious and highly damaging cycle.
Jason wishes to deeply thank, acknowledge and recognise the effort and contribution that the PIF Foundation has provided on a voluntary basis since 2014, as we educated, motivated and inspired change that helps transform the health, vitality and longevity of people all over the world.