Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What DID I do...part two...the MEAT...

"Our story doesn't fit on a bumper sticker" is what my friend Chris said when we were talking about how difficult it is to "concisely" tell others what we've done to lose weight and regain health.  I've been trying to figure out how to make this second blog post short and sweet, but I'm finding it impossible.  I've learned so much about nutrition, food, the body, health...that I can't possible fit it into a story without it turning magnum opus.  Oh, and it did!

I've written down all the glorious details which will debut as part three, but for's the MEAT of what I did, what worked for me and how I strive to eat every day. 

Ditch GRAINS, especially products with refined flours. Only eat properly prepared whole grains or white rice in moderation.

Ditch SUGAR, especially high fructose corn syrup and refined, white, brown or powdered sugar.  Even "organic" sugar.  No pesticides is nice, but it's still a refined sugar.

Ditch preservatives, colorings, additives, and "enhancers".  If you can't read it, don't eat it.

Essentially...Ditch PROCESSED FOODS, even from Whole Foods.

Eat what GOD put here...the way GOD intended it to be raised or grown.

Eat in STRICT MODERATION the things of man's hand...unless what they "manufacture" is made with integrity and concern for your health, and not just a concern for their bloated bank accounts.

Eat healthy fats.  Butter from grass-fed cows and coconut oil are my favorites.  Never eat vegetable oils, especially canola and soybean and NEVER hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated.

Make all your meals.  Even your pickles...

Food that is "quick, easy and cheap" usually comes with an expensive price tag in the long run called medical bills and medications. Eating REAL FOOD IS quick, easy and cheap...we do it on less than $500 a month for 3 eaters, soon to be 4!

Lastly, pray to God for help, but don't ever leave that for last!

Part three...coming soon. The whole "before and after" story, more details about how we live with links to good books, websites and blogs.  

And then maybe part four, five...who knows?!

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