Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Eat nutrient dense foods for better health

Having read the book "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, I decided to give his healthy eating style a try. (I eat really healthy already but I wanted to follow his regime precisely to see how it felt). I followed his program for 10 days and I lost 5 pounds But it's not the weight loss that excites me (I really don't need to lose weight), its the way I felt including a mindset that eating much more nutrient dense foods as a lifestyle can actually decrease risks of illness and slow aging. Terrific, I'll take that! Basically his philosophy is "eat a plant based diet". Not an easy thing for most of us to do. I did it for 10 days and think its a good lifestyle, especially the not eating animal protein and fat. I'm grateful that I've always loved fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains, and that I'm not interested in consuming white flour products or sweets. The experience of reading "Eat to Live" and going on the plan for a short time gives me more experience to help my clients eat better and get healthier. I love being "The Wellness Chef".

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