This is a ‘Jason’ version of the varied and controversial food pyramids we have all seen over the years. It is great on the fridge door as a reminder of the ideal mix of food to aim for daily. It is a basic guide, a support, an inspiration, an overview – not a rigid set of rules ok? Print and stick on your fridge or somewhere you will look while getting food, preparing food, cooking food or buying food! Why? It is a reminder of the basics of what to eat to get and remain healthy.
“Your ‘Food Pyramid’ and ‘Not-A-Pie’ chart looks different to other ones I have seen. Why yours?”
My ‘Food Pyramid’ and ‘Not-A-Pie’ charts, and health advice, is for everyone and anyone who is interested in exceptional health. There is no specific religious or spiritual base to my advice. You can participate if you eat meat, eat dairy products, are a vegetarian or a raw vegan, are an athlete, are of any race or creed, are overweight, are unwell, are a herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, have food allergies, or if you just want to learn more about food. Different foods work for different people so it is about significantly increasing your local vegetation intake and working with basic principles until you get the mix that is perfect for you.
People are different
Some people need more protein, some need more fat and some cannot eat tomatoes (for example). This is part of the human race and the genetic challenge we all have in finding the perfect diet/lifestyle for ourselves and our children. My advice is designed to welcome you from wherever you are now and expose you to a more plant-based, wholefood lifestyle, and all the benefits that come with it. If you want to eat a high amount of animal protein, meat, chicken and dairy products, with low levels of wholegrains and legumes (such as the typical ‘Paleo/Atkins/Keto/Low Carb Diet’), then my advice will probably not work well for you. A ‘high-meat-low-wholegrains’ type diet is not really compatible with my plant-based wholefoods philosophy so if the ‘high animal protein/high fat diet’ is your interest then I encourage you to find someone credible who is teaching this.
Should you eat animal foods?
This is completely your own choice. I do not recommend it (you can read all about why all over this site). However everyone is unique and everyone must choose exactly what they want to eat! If you are passionate and determined about eating animal foods and you want to remain healthy, your smart choice would be only adding a couple of meals a week with freshly caught oily fish and/or genuine, free-range eggs laid by ‘chickens living a healthy mobile life, under natural sunlight, eating grasses and bugs.’ Phew. Remember; the longest-lived cultures of the world, with the lowest rates of disease (Okinawa in Japan, Loma Linda in the USA, Abkhasia in Russia, Longevity Village Bapan in China, Costa Rica in North America, Sardinia in Italy, the Hunza in Pakistan, Ikaria in Greece, Nagano in Japan and Vilcabamba in South America), generally eat meat less than once a week (if at all). They are NOT radicals, raw vegans, low carb, high meat, high fat, Paleo, Keto, carnivore cave-people; they simply mostly eat a local, seasonal, plant-based wholefood diet. This is what I recommend also. Some of them eat small amounts of animal foods such as fish, eggs and/or goat’s milk, or meat for a special occasion, and some do not. We are very lucky. We don’t have a scarcity of food, we are in the incredible privileged position of being able to choose what we eat. Never take this for granted.
It’s your call so make it!
Remember, food is one of the great freedoms and most emotional subjects there is; it’s your call to eat what you choose. If you feel strongly you must do something different than what I recommend, then listen to what you feel in your gut is right for you, and do that. Keep up your passion and researching, and feel free to eat whatever you like!
Good things take time
The human body can only change so much in a day. Changing your behaviour is something that requires mental energy, willpower, attitude, and open mind, a ‘learning’ headspace and a willingness to change things even if it is uncomfortable or challenging. My recommendation is to introduce simple things each week that make a massive difference to your health. Focus very heavily initially on preparation because it takes time and work to change our diet, lifestyle and environment. It is not instant. I am interested in you living a long healthy life free of drugs and disease. Consider and understand the ‘why’, and implement small changes to your diet, your goals, your environment and your lifestyle; beginning with preparation.
As I said in my third book ‘Feel Great & Live Longer’, it is such an honour to be able to have people read and love your work. To contribute and improve other people’s lives, as I once improved mine, is the highest calling for me. There is not a week that goes by without someone saying to me ‘Jason, I read your book(s) and I loved it! I have followed your advice, I’m changing my lifestyle and habits, feeling younger and more energised, and people are asking me what I’ve done to look and feel so good!’
So I dedicate this site to you.
You who are willing to do the hard yards and make the changes to get a healthier, happier body and mind.
You are the champions and my inspiration every day.
Thank you for being open to change.
If you follow the simple advice on this site, like I have, you will see miracles.
A long healthy life, free of drugs and disease.
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.