7 Rules To Follow To Lose Weight, Get Healthy And Feel Absolutely Amazing
There is so much information out there on what to eat, what not to eat, what combinations of foods you should eat, when to eat and how you should eat. And a lot of the information is conflicting.
It’s no wonder that despite all the resources at your fingertips, it’s actually difficult to confidently figure out what the “best” diet really is.
But here’s the thing: There is no one-size-fits-all diet (by diet I mean what you’re eating, not a specific plan you’re restricted to).
For example, some people have food sensitivities to foods you might think are very healthy for you. Take broccoli (yes, broccoli!). There are a lot of people who have sensitivities and food intolerances to it, and they can’t eat it. It can even cause leaky gut and a whole host of issues.
Other people may do perfectly fine with broccoli and are able to get their nutrients from it.
Ultimately, it’s important to know what works for YOU.
There are, however, seven general rules anyone can follow to instantly start seeing and feeling a major health boost.
But first, a word about food sensitivity testing
Food sensitivity testing is a good place to start so you can figure out what foods to avoid. It’s a really simple blood test. They prick your finger, and then you get a whole list of foods you’re sensitive to.
With that information, you either want to cut the foods out of your diet for a while to allow your gut to heal, or you want to eat them very sparingly depending how severe your reaction is.
After that, follow the seven guidelines, below, that will make a huge impact if you’re really confused about what to eat and what not to.
1. Eat real food
Don’t eat the packaged food. Eat food that is as close to its original state as possible. Make sure it’s fresh. That should make up the bulk of your diet.
2. Avoid processed food
Don’t eat anything that has a shelf life longer than yours. It’s just not a good idea. A lot of food addictions start off with these processed foods that contain all these assorted chemicals.
3. Limit caffeine and alcohol
It’s perfectly okay to have these in moderation as long as you don’t have an intolerance or reaction to it. Something people do! Be aware of how you feel after you consume them.
4. Avoid sugar as much as possible
Nothing good comes from eating sugar. It’s just not nice to your body. Having some fruit and natural forms of sugar is fine from time to time but ideally, you want to limit it as much as possible.
5. Avoid gluten
Some people have sensitivities — and some people don’t and can have it in moderation. If you don’t know, the best thing to do is be safe rather than sorry until you find out.
There’s a great supplement called Glutenza that helps break down any gluten in your body. As a matter of fact, it can digest around 90% of an entire large pizza crust in an hour. My friend Dr. Tom O’brien helped to formulate it (his website is TheDr.com).
Do note that Glutenza was formulated for people who aren’t sure about what’s in their food — it’s sort of an insurance policy. I carry Glutenza just in case I’m at a restaurant and I’m not sure if there’s gluten in the food.
6. Avoid dairy
The #1 thing where I’ve seen the biggest difference in over decades of practice working one-on-one with clients is cutting out dairy.
Dairy has had by far the biggest impact when it comes to weight loss, clearing up skin, boosting energy and so much more.
It’s a really an amazing thing you can do and it’s one simple step. If you can avoid dairy, that’s huge!
7. Eat the highest-quality food possible
If you’re going to eat chicken, make sure it’s free-range chicken. If it’s beef, get grass-fed or finished beef. We’re talking about the food you put into your mouth, so the higher the quality of food the better.
This is one of the most powerful things you can do. You’ll start noticing a huge difference when you focus on this and cutting down foods that don’t have that level of quality.
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This post was written in response to an audience Q&A for the What You’re REALLY Hungry For episode, Weight Loss: What’s Holding You Back (Hint: It’s Not Food) with Kerry Tepedino. If you want to listen to the entire Q&A with even more content you’ll love, click here or the button below!
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