Monday, September 3, 2007

Keys to Eating Healthy and Good Nutrition Begin With the PROCESS of Eliminating Bad "Foods"

Welcome to my blog today. I would like to encourage you today after giving you five days of "bad news" about what things you should never eat. I imagine that someone who is new to healthy eating and would be quite overwhelmed with my list of .

Therefore, let me encourage you today with some good news about making healthy changes to your diet. One of the is taking it one step at a time. In other words, I recommend that you eliminate one or two things at a time from your diet so that your body can adjust gradually. Now, there are some people who are extremists, like me, who can make huge sudden changes to their diet, and be just fine. On the other hand, there are many people who feel overwhelmed with eliminating 20 bad things from their diet all at once. If you are one of these kinds of people, then today's blog entry is just for you.

Start by eliminating one or two of the 20 bad "foods" each week so that you can gradually banish them from your diet and start replacing them with good healthy such as fresh organic fruits, vegetables, greens, grains, beans, seeds, nuts, sprouts, etc.

The question arises: "Which bad foods should I eliminate first?"

Here are my suggestions - I would start by eliminating all pork and pork products from your diet because they are so extremely toxic to your whole system. The next major thing I would banish from your diet is all shellfish scavengers such as crabs, lobsters, clams, oysters, scallops, shrimp, etc. The third thing to eliminate could be "farm-raised" fish.

The fourth thing could be all white artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, Nutrasweet, Equal, Sucrulose, Splenda, and Saacharin. The fifth thing you could eliminate is all deep-fried foods. The sixth thing you could get out of your diet is all products containing hydrogenated oil (trans fat), partially hydrogenated oils, margarine, shortening, Crisco, cottonseed oil, and palm oil.

The seventh thing I would suggest removing would be all fast food and junk food. The eighth thing could be all products containing MSG. Ninth, you could eliminate all refined, bleached, denatured products that have white sugar, white flour, "enriched" wheat flour, white rice, and white processed table salt. The tenth thing I would banish would be all pasteurized and homogenized milk and dairy products. The other 10 things you could progressively eliminate in whatever order you like.

One thing to keep in mind is that as you eliminate these bad "foods" from your diet, you will need to replace them with good healthy .

Tomorrow's blog will focus on what those are.

Daily Quote: "If you think about it for a moment, nutrition isn't the alternative healing system. Drugs are the alternative system - far from natural." - Linda Page