What Americans Eat:
10- Dairy desserts
9- Beef and beef-mixed dishes
8- Mexican mixed dishes
7- Pasta and pasta dishes
6- Alcoholic beverages
…any guesses of what’s missing so far?
3-Chicken and chicken-mixed dishes
1-Grain-based desserts (cakes, cookies, donuts, pies, crisps, cobblers, and granola bars)
If this describes your diet (or your kid’s diet), think about what that means. Refined foods are devoid of nutrients and actually require nutrients to be metabolized. Not only do they give us nothing (aside from sugar cravings, extra weight, zits, bloating, stomach aches…), but they actually take away from our overall health and vitality and contribute to chronic inflammation, degenerative disease, and aging. Relying on these foods as a cornerstone of your diet is a recipe for disaster.
We can’t tell you how often we hear “I eat pretty healthy.” But based on this list (especially when combined with the knowledge that 75% of Americans believe they “eat healthy”), there’s clearly a disconnect. This list of calories does not make up a nutrient dense diet. And when we consider this list within the context of the health trends we’re seeing in our country, the rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, etc, are no surprise.
At Cambiati we’re not about strict, restrictive diets that make it impossible to go out to eat with your friends, or enjoy a holiday meal with your family. What we ARE about is learning which foods not only make you feel your best, but also contribute to your ongoing health, well being, and longevity.
When you’re ready to get off the roller coaster of refined foods (and “food like substances”), and experience what it truly feels like to nourish your mind and body, tap here to sign up for a class. Join the thousands of people who have changed their lives through nutrition. You’ll never look back.
If you need some help clearing these high calorie, aging, and nutrient deficient foods out of your life for good, tap here to learn about working with a nutritionist one-on-one.
If you think might like to work with a nutritionist but aren’t sure you’re ready to commit, call us to schedule a complimentary session, no strings attached: (925) 280-4442, or check out our class offerings here.