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May 23, 2020
When asked, most people think they eat a "pretty clean diet", but what does that mean? Due to many factors beyond our awareness, I think that we've lost track of what constitutes a clean diet in America. You may be surprised to learn that much of the “normal” food options available today do not remotely resemble the food your grandparents grew up eating.
Roughly 70 plus years ago, there were no fast food restaurants, plastic bags or processed foods. In the 1950s, people still sat at the dinner table as a family and TV dinners were just being introduced as a novelty. Fast forward to 2020 and we find every food under the sun available either frozen, in a package, or ready to eat out of a box.
The impact of our convenient, ready-to-eat diet can be seen in our society in the form of obesity, chronic illness, and auto-immune conditions. And still Americans think their diet is "pretty good". My question is: “As compared to what?” As compared to your grandparents' diet when they were growing up or as compared to your work colleague who needs to lose 100 lbs?
Somewhere along the line we've lost perspective and forgotten what real foods look and taste like. We have forgotten that we were made to eat real food and not manufactured food. We forgotten that “food-like substances” like fast foods and added flavoring are not found in nature, but instead are manufactured in a facility by human hands.
Today, I'd like to share with you 14 tips on how to get back to eating a diet rich in whole foods, which would help you discover how to calm inflammation and decrease your risk of chronic illness.
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Yours in wellness,
Monica Paz, MS, CN, FNLP
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July 07, 2020
Trying to decrease sugar in your diet seems like a daunting task when you don’t know where to start. It’s easy to get overwhelmed because sugar is found in so many foods.
The objective is to a eat whole food diet that has easy-to-digest foods that include a protein source (meat, poultry, fish, beans, nuts/seeds or organic non-GMO tofu), fiber (lots of veggies) and some healthy fat to help delay the release of natural sugar from the rest of the food into the bloodstream. Remember, the key here is to delay the release of sugar into the blood.
These are 5 simple steps to help you feel prepared and in control of your weekly meals:
June 29, 2020
June 22, 2020
Do you get cranky when you skip meals? My client Susan was snapping at people at work and she felt irritable, dizzy and fatigued when she didn’t eat. She thought this was normal; after all, her mother and grandfather had the same condition. Her solution? Eat sugar-containing food every couple of hours and to make sure she had food with her at all times. This wasn’t working...