A healthy diet is where it all starts. Today, there is so much information available about healthy diets it is hard to even figure out – What exactly is a healthy diet? Everyone might have their own definition of what that is because each one of us is so different. Where a certain diet can work wonders for one person it can also make another person feel terrible.
This is my definition of a healthy diet:
- Lots of organic vegetables – you’ll need to experiment for yourself whether raw or cooked works best.
- Healthy fats – olive oil, coconut oil, raw organic butter (if you tolerate dairy) and avoid vegetable oils
- Pastured meats and eggs – not factory farmed or processed and came from ethical and sustainable practice
- Wild caught fish
- Beans and legumes – soaked (if tolerated)
- Organic raw nuts and seeds
- Homemade stocks, broths and soups – vegetable, chicken, beef, fish, etc. Learn how to make bone broth or Veggie stock
- Organic fruits (in season)
- Low grain, no grain, soaked or sprouted grain, or sourdough – experimentation will tell you what works for you.
- Fermented foods and beverages – kombucha, water kefir, sauerkraut, pickles, etc.
- Avoid gluten. Read this post Why is Everyone Going Gluten Free
- Avoid refined sugar – stick to honey, maple syrup, dates, and stevia
- Avoid packaged and processed foods
- Avoid conventional dairy products
Keep all of these points in mind but live a 90/10 lifestyle. Which means 90% of the time follow the eating plan that works for you and stick to it – 10% of the time eat what you want. Sometimes it feels good to be bad.