On today’s episode, I’ll be discussing the importance of making the right food choices everyday and how to do it.
On today’s episode, I’ll be discussing how to integrate good eating habits into your everyday life.
On today’s episode, I’ll be sharing some ways to avoid tainted foods that are injected with chemicals.
The concept that I shared on the last podcast had to do with the fact that almost all of our food is tainted in some way. How do we get around that?
When we look at our fish, if you eat fish all the time, you may be getting too much mercury. When you eat chicken, you may be getting a lot of growth hormones and other hormone disruptors. If you eat currently peaches that have lots of pesticides and are currently in season, you’re possibly getting lots of pesticides. Now, currently, I’m eating peaches. But I wash them really good and I buy organic. If you eat lots of almonds, you are also potentially killing off the bee population.
So how do you affect all this? It’s all about eating a variety of food that’s mostly plant food, eating animal products that come from animals that have been humanely treated and have very few chemicals added to their diet. We don’t want them injected with hormones. We don’t them injected with antibiotics. We want them to have a decent life. And when we do, we prosper and we also drive the market in that direction because the market tries to out-compete each other.
If you’re going to eat meat (which I do, but I eat it in small volumes, typically about a three-ounce portion with a couple of meals per day), keep the portions small. That’s very important.
It’s one way you can help the planet because our meat production is consuming a lot of our planet’s resources. If we all cut back on our volume and go for quality — what I mean by quality is you get away from the feedlot produced cattle and away from the chicken house produced chicken — and you go for organic. It’s even better if you get it from the local farmers market and support the people that you live around.
The more we can drive the market in that direction, we’re going to change the world. We’re going to get our bodies back in balance. We’re going to put down problems like low testosterone at age 30, which is absolutely ridiculous.
Let’s go in that direction together by the eating a variety of food and going as chemical-free as possible. Don’t totally freak out about it. Wash your food. It’s going to get some of the pesticides off of it. But let’s go in this direction together.
The more we can drive the market in this direction, the more it’s going to happen. The more we’re going to solve this problem together and the more we learn how our body responds because we’re going to check in one hour after eating and realize the food and food volume, eating frequency, food combinations is affecting how we feel and perform every day.
Until we talk again, please remember, if you want to feel better today, eat better today.
On today’s episode, I’ll be discussing the problem with much of our food today, and how to we should handle it when it comes to our eating habits.
Guess what. Almost all of our food is tainted in some kind of way.
That’s the most heartbreaking and it’s definitely confusing. Isn’t it amazing that we humans, as amazingly smart as we are in so many areas of science, are still confused about what to eat to perform at an optimal level and for our body to stay in balance? Being overweight and many of our medical problems are signs of our body being out of balance.
It is my belief that a lot of the reasons that our bodies are out of balance is because we receive so much pollution into our body every day that our amazing filter mechanisms cannot filter it all out. It is my belief that our body and our planet are wonderful about filtering pollution on a limited basis. What our body and our planet don’t tolerate well is sustained day after day pollution.
So what do we do about that?
We’ll start off talking about food. This is what this site is all about, food and how to eat better. When you look at a vegetarian kind of diet, a large portion of our plants has been tainted with pesticides. It’s very hard to get food that is not tainted in some kind of way with chemicals.
We take the whole genetically modified organism concepts that have been scaring all of us. I think there’s some reality to that as well; there are potentially serious things that are wrong with our plant food.
And then we look at our chicken, which is pumped up to a normal size within six weeks full of chemicals that accomplish that. Then we take a look at our beef and how they’re injected with so many things.
But then back to the plants, take almonds. We love almonds. It’s one of our super foods, more or less. But it’s really killing off the bees because this industrial farming is affecting the bee population to a tremendous degree.
How on earth do you know what to eat? That’s what I’ve shared over and over. With all of this information out there, the thing that’s going to filter the best for you is to pay attention to your body.
When you can check in one hour after eating and recognize that the food you chose to eat is affecting how you feel and perform. And you also recognize the food that you chose to eat is affecting how you perform badly, you want to avoid that kind of food. You want to stir towards the food that allows you to have the most energy, mental clarity and a body that just feels like getting out and conquering the world.
You do that by eating a variety of food. And in my opinion, you should go organic.
There’s a lot of marketing hype that goes along with organic food. But think of it this way, the more we buy organic, the more it’s going to drive the market in that direction. The market will try to out-compete the rest of the market is really by getting quality organic food to us that free of chemicals.
The same thing when you buy grass-fed beef, for example, and animals that have not been injected with hormones and antibiotics. That’s going to drive the market in that direction.
Currently, there’s a lot of hype along with that, but you want to drive the market in that direction because that will help us get more chemicals out of our body as days and years go on, particularly for our children. If you have some expendable income, buy organic, buy grass-fed.
Avoid as many chemicals as you can. That includes also the cosmetics and shampoos that you use. Many of these are hormone disruptors and the hormones are what tell our organs how to function. We don’t need our hormones disrupted.
Eat as clean as you can, eat a variety and always come back to the best advice that we all have incredible consensus on, which is to eat real food in sensible combinations, small volumes and mostly plant food.
When you do that and you integrate that into day-to-day good eating habits where you eat breakfast, you eat every three to four hours, mostly drink water and you mostly eat plant food. When you have accomplished that, every day you’re going to feel better. Every month, you’re going to even feel more optimal. And year after year, your body is going to get more and more back in balance.
Until we talk again, I would love for you to remember, if you want to feel better today, eat better today.
On today’s episode, I’ll be sharing two specific tips that can help you when monitoring your progress.
Today is Thursday and I want to talk about what I talked about on Tuesday, which was about progress.
Being able to use progress is the thing that you want to see improving over time and I want to give you tips for that today. When you’re monitoring your progress, what are you going to particularly be looking at when it comes to changing your eating habits?
For the first tip, let’s talk about eating fast. That’s a problem with most of us. In fact, if you go to a restaurant and look around, a large part of the people are eating very fast. You’ll see them having a bite, putting it in their mouth, chewing. And before they have chewed very long, they’ve grabbed another bite. It’s almost locked and loaded and it’s ready to go in the mouth. Before they completely chew their bites, then boom, another bite. So there’s boom, boom, boom. You have to slow down your eating.
One way to slow down your eating is to let go of whatever you’re eating with. If it’s a fork or your fingers or a spoon, take a bite and set it completely down until you have completely chewed the food. And how much is that? Until it’s chewed up. Completely chew the food and completely swallow before you reach and grab and load the fork or your hand for another bite and take it.
What you will notice is that you relax when you let go of it and we know that you digest food better when you’re relaxed. You can’t utilize food properly unless you digest it properly. What I’m saying is when you relax, you digest better.
Slow down your eating. You will enjoy the food better and will digest and utilize the food better. You do that by taking a bite, setting the utensil down completely, then completely chewing it and swallowing before you take another bite.
Another habit I want you to look at is getting comfortable wasting food. When you learn to eat a small volume of food you will realize that you feel better and perform better. When you eat a small volume of food, you have to eat frequently or you will get too hungry and make bad choices.
When you eat a small volume of food, particularly if you’re in a restaurant means you will have to tell the waiter to take a majority of the food back.
You have to get comfortable wasting food. That doesn’t happen overnight. It’s very uncomfortable to tell the waiter to take two-thirds of the plate of food, maybe even three-fourths of the plate of food, that you’re finished. Maybe you have to explain that that’s all you eat and that the portions are too big.
Once you can look back and see that you’re getting more comfortable with wasting food and you’re getting more comfortable slowing down on your food, then that’s progress. That’s what you want to monitor because when you’re making progress. You know where you’re going and you’re clear what that is, that person that you are trying to return to, that’s the real you.
You’re going to get there, but it doesn’t happen overnight. Our eating habits have been ingrained into our body and the way we function every day at a very deep level. They don’t change overnight.
But the progress, if you can look back at various habits like eating fast without cleaning your plate; when you realize that when you slow down your eating, when you get comfortable wasting food and you can see that progress, now you’re starting to get the process that’s going to allow you to keep tweaking your eating habits for a lifetime and feel better, perform better for a lifetime.
Until we speak again, I want you to remember, if you want to feel better today, eat better today.