Essentially, over the past 20 years we have looked at the 3 meal components (carbohydrates, protein and fat) and tried to eliminate one. It would make sense that if we take away one of the "bad" meal components we’ll lose weight and be healthier...right?!
One way we went about this was cutting out carbohydrates. We went rouge and tossed all our bread, rice, pasta and even fruits and starchy vegetables out the window. And guess what?! We lost weight. But, then we decided that we sorta liked some of those foods and the moment the carbohydrates came back in, the weight came back on.
We also decided that if carbohydrates aren’t the bad guy, then fat must be. So we started to eliminate all our fat. We did fat-free everything, but unfortunately that just meant that more of our food became processed. Once again, we didn’t end up losing any weight in the long run.
Over all this trial and error we realized that our bodies don’t work as efficiently when we eliminate major groups.
So after looking at where we’ve been, let’s see where we’re going.
What if rather than eliminating foods we created a healthy balance between foods. What if we look for good foods, with high nutrients, that can fuel our bodies. What if we look for less-processed foods that our body can digest and use. The key is not to cut out any particular group, but choose the best options from each group to create a well-balanced diet that our body can thrive off of.
So this weekend, take a look at your daily intake and see what changes you can make to help you and your body.