“Have Breakfast”-Let there be protein, produce, healthy fats and fiber in it. A good breakfast wards off energy dips, brain fog and afternoon cravings.
Here is a simple response when asked “what should I eat?” or “what kind of diet are you on?” Often times, a simple answer is fleeting, or maybe you only have a moment to make an impact, or the person gets defensive when you mention you don’t eat bread, grains, pasta, dairy, etc. And this is unfortunate for the one who is close minded to eating only “essential” foods. Foods that support thriving in contrast to simply surviving. So maybe a response of this nature would help to prevent that defense, or lessen confusion.
Nutrition in a 60 Second Nut Shell
I eat real food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit. I choose foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition. And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat, seafood and eggs come from, and buy organic local produce as often as possible.
This is not a “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight. I aim for well-balanced nutrition, so I eat both animals and a significant amount of plants. I get all the carbohydrates I need from vegetables and fruits. And my meals are probably higher in fat than you’d imagine, but fat is a healthy source of energy when it comes from high-quality foods like avocado, coconut and grass-fed beef.
Eating like this is ideal for maintaining a healthy metabolism and reducing inflammation within the body. It’s good for body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, mental attitude and quality of life. It helps eliminate sugar cravings and reestablishes a healthy relationship with food. It also works to minimize your risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and autoimmune.
So there you have it – 60 seconds that concisely summarizes, “Why I eat the way I eat.” So spread the Good Food Word and explain your dietary choices to friends, family, co-workers and nosy neighbors in a way that is approachable, relatable and, most importantly, maintains a positive spin on why we eat the way we do.
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Great job today everybody! Fran never fails to leave an impression. She is fascinating in so many ways…