Are you tired of all of the contradictory information when it comes to figuring out what it takes to eat to feel good? Blood type, keto, paleo, vegan, raw, South Beach, Atkins, The Zone, Mediterranean, Weight Watchers – the amount of options is overwhelming and it can be extremely frustrating when you don’t have the amazing results that your friend did!
And, why is that, anyway? Why isn’t there a one-size-fits all program that works for everyone? Because we’re all different. The key and the solution to confusion is to find the program that works well for you. I have a tried and true process that gets results! And it’s simpler than you may think.
Step 1: Cut Out the Junk
Before you start worrying about gluten, which vegetables to eat or stay away from, or weather you should eat or shouldn’t eat animal foods, let’s start with the basics. No diet will live up to it’s hype if you are smoking or using other tobacco products, drinking alcohol in excess, or living off of processed foods! I know, we really want this not to be true, but it is! If you want to run like a well-oiled machine, you cannot fuel yourself with chemicals, additives, and diet soda. In Step 1 we will focus on reducing or eliminating the most obvious offenders. Don’t worry we’ll make these changes slowly over time so they become life-long habits. This is not about deprivation, it’s about finding a healthy balance!
Step 2: Add-in More of the Good Stuff
Again, we’re going to keep this very simple and begin by adding in plenty of vegetables – 4-5 servings per day and potatoes and corn don’t count (from one potato lover to another, my sincerest apologies). We’ll also add in a compliment of fruits, nuts, legumes, and whole grains.
Step 3: Fine-Tune
This is where we’ll get a little pickier and start of look at where your meat is coming from, how you feel after you eat a little gluten, and whether or not dairy is the devil. It’s very difficult to see these things in the beginning if your main fuel source has been coming from cookies, cakes, candies, and ice cream! With the major offenders out of the way and lots of nutrition coming in, it will be much easier to see how to fine-tune your program to work best for you.
Step 4: Supplements
We’ll take the guesswork out of this one too! No need to worry about which ones will work and which ones will be a waste of money. I will scan your body with a muscle test, a form of biofeedback which elicits a definitive response, to see what areas are stressed, which is the priority, what is causing the stress, and which specific supplements will neutralize that stress. I know what you’re thinking and I’ve been there! I’ve had cabinets full of thousands of dollars worth of supplements and have taken upwards of 80 pills a day. That didn’t work for me and that’s not what I’ll push on you. I believe in taking the fewest amount of supplements possible, used in conjunction with dietary changes, to get the desired results.
Step 5: Take it to the Next Level
If you really want to maximize your results, use my nutritional approach in conjunction with regular chiropractic care! Take it even further by being willing to look at the impact of your emotions on your health and on your food choices. We want physical health to be a direct reflection of diet and exercise. And, of course we do, those are things we can see, things we think we have control over. However, the truth of the matter is that our emotional health has a direct impact on our physical health. There’s no way around it.