Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Food Log Feedback

Here is an email I just sent out to a client this for thought...hopefully it will inspire you to make wise nutrition choices today!
  Hello! I just had a look at your food log online for the past couple of weeks. Some good some bad and some ugly;) I have listed some suggestions below for you. We chatted this week about eating 'as close to nature' as possible as a simple way to improve nutrition and health. I would like you to read this book if you can get your hands on it. It is a great book that will help you in your nutrition evolution. The moral of the book is printed right on the cover and makes perfect sense:
Eat Food. Mostly Plants. Not Too Much.
This is basically all there is to it. The first point, Eat Food, is critical. Food means 'in it's natural state' or as few steps away from that as possible. It also means that all of the 'food products' that are processed and packaged are to be avoided as often as possible. You know I believe in the 90/10% rule and that there is room for some 'unfood' in there. BUT I would like you to look at your food log for the past 2 weeks as I did this morning. I would like you to identify what is 'food' and what isn't based on this idea. Then, starting TODAY swap that ratio to 90% or better - food.  Not tomorrow. You only have one body- put goodness into it every day and it will take care of you and give you what you need! Think...'as close to nature as possible' starting today... (chickens are meant to run free:)
OK enough of my rant lol! Here are my suggestions based on items listed in your food log:
The good:
Walnuts/nuts, steel cut oats, fish, vegetables, eggs/chicken/meat (that runs free and doesn't eat processed food either!), olive oil/butter (yup).  (Psst: Where's the beans?)
The bad:
White pasta, crackers, alcohol
The ugly:
COSTCO food court anything, fast 'food', packaged food/sauces, margarine (highly processed oils), processed meats
 To Do List:
  • Increase the good (think pick it, catch it, grow it, spear it;).
  • Decrease the bad.
  • Absolutely eliminate the ugly.
Go to it!


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