Friday, September 27, 2013

Eat Real Food For Weight Loss

"Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food."  Hippocrates

With a food system and dietary guidelines that promote obesity and actively prevents optimal health by restricting critical nutrients, is it any wonder Americans are struggling? If you're at all concerned about your health, nutrition is paramount, and you’re simply not going to get what you need from a boxed concoction of processed ingredients.
So, first and foremost, you have to realize that a healthy diet equates to fresh whole, preferably organic foods, and foods that have been minimally processed. I advise spending 90 percent of your food budget on whole foods, and only 10 percent (or less) on processed foods. If the food meets the following criteria, it would fall under the designation of "real food," which is the very foundation of good health:

  1. It's grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers (organic foods fit this description, but so do some non-organic foods)
  2. It's not genetically engineered 
  3. It contains no added growth hormones, antibiotics, or other drugs
  4. It does not contain any artificial ingredients, including chemical preservatives
  5. It is fresh.  I prefer lettuce, kale, and other produce not in plastic bags.  Although they take a bit more prep time, they are cheaper and usually fresher.
  6. It did not come from a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO)
  7. It is grown with the laws of nature in mind (meaning animals are fed their native diets, not a mix of grains and animal byproducts, and have free-range access to the outdoors)
  8. It is grown in a sustainable way (using minimal amounts of water, protecting the soil from burnout, and turning animal wastes into natural fertilizers instead of environmental pollutants)

If you want to stay fit and keep healthy in body, mind and soul you must respect and honor your body by feeding it real food.  Real food is food that is closest to the way that God made it.  It is nutrient dense and thus more satiating than "fake" fast, processed food.  Once you start eating real food you will stop craving so much junk food and your waistline will show it too!   Remember...
 "Your body is the temple of the holy spirit"   1 Corinthians 6:19

Join me and my husband, Dr. Robert A. Schuller on the 15th of each and every month at 6pm Pacific time for "The Call".    During our hour together we explore different topics from a Christian perspective and help pass along great information about body, mind, and soul health.  On October 15th we are going to interview Dr. Daniel Amen.  Dr Amen is a highly sought-after brain specialist, psychiatrist, and author.   To access the call just dial 530-881-1300 The access code is 642848# * Make sure you call at 6pm Pacific time and only on the 15th of each month. 

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  1. Gr8 advice, Donna but oh so hard to do in this world unless one can grow it in your own garden or a community garden! Having seen in my career as a corporate Risk Manager, how food from fruits, vegs and meats poultry and fish are NOT real colors, not real textures and not even what you think...."Cheese food" is not really just or mostly cheese, (soft soap Ivory etc to change the subject just to illustrate), is not soap but chemically produced and yes it cleans but like dishwasher "soaps". I buy real soap from Great Canadian Soap Company that milks their own goats and turns to soap on site. I have visited the farm and seen the goats, their food and the making of the soap,

    Back to real food as GOD intended,

    Organic has been so mis-used that it has led to real questioning of what and how do we know it is "organic" unless I can grow it myself? I will take your advice and buy as you suggest but after asking myself, "Is this real food", planning ahead so I have a well stocked cupboard and do not fall victim to the fast solution at a restaurant. I (we) are also cooking in batches for soups chillies stews and making our own applesauce. It is fun and family gets into it. Good for my Grandkids to see that food does not always come in a can or box or plastic bag.


    Been finding both farms that sell on site and fruit sources for fresh or quick freeze for winter source blueberries etc. Let us know if you think frozen fruits on farm sites are not good. tks

  2. JAN-MICHAEL, right! I eat like described already for many years. Not to slim. I'm slim enough, like our Donna. Eat like this for my health only. Bc I don't want to get unnecessary diseases bc of food. Now & then I eat junk food as well. If I'm too stubborn, I get ill nevertheless, mentally & whole body. Be blessed, Rose


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