Sharing a little bit of info that helped me when I started on my journey to get my diet in order. The below sites are resources I learned alot from. They helped me figure out what to eat versus what to steer clear of.
Dr. Sebi has a nutritional guide (downloadable on his site) that is kind of like the ‘holy grail’ for ingredients. It is strict, but thorough based on his scientific research.
Wellness Mama and Food Babe are bloggers. Their sites are good for exploration and trying out new ingredients/recipes for healthy eating.
My grocery go-to’s are (all organic, not processed):
Beans (black, adzuki, northern)
Veggies (lots of leafy green veggies – kale, collards as they “sweep” out our systems)
Quinoa (red and black)
Sweet potatoes – complex carb, good source of quick energy, light but filling (I always eat these before workouts)
Veggie pasta (though I need to research that this is actually healthy!)
Homemade popcorn w/red palm oil and hemp seed (great snack, very healthy, good source of fiber; got this recipe from Food Babe!)
Another great snack – peanut butter w/flaxseed meal. Yum 🙂
I try to juice atleast 3X a week. I make it at home with this juicer. My go to is green juice (celery, kale, kiwi, apple, lemon, ginger, cucumber). I don’t eat fruit (weird quirk) so juicing is an alternative for me to get the nutrients that fruit offers. Plus, the sweet taste helps curbs my sugar cravings. This activity forces me to maintain healthy eating/diet as a lifestyle
I only drink water, organic coffee, organic herbal tea (my go to brand is Yogi and I add blackstrap molasses for an iron boost). Alcohol I drink only socially and very sparingly
Sweets are my guilty pleasure, but the juicing and tea help curb that
I phased out meat 3 years ago for a number of reasons I mention here; I will eat chicken and fish if they’re the only thing available when I’m eating out/traveling, but I almost never buy it
Coconut oil – drizzle on everything; so gooooood and good for you
Other things I’ve phased out over the years: overloading on white rice, white bread, sugar daily
I developed this list based off what I learned reading those websites. And then I had to listen to my body (i.e metabolism and energy levels) to make tweaks over time. For example, I learned that I have to incorporate beans and sweet potatoes consistently. Otherwise, I don’t get full and my body will begin to shed weight quickly.
I buy from Trader Joe’s and Fresh Direct.
Most importantly – the HEALTH! The impetus for me taking all this so seriously is because a doc told me I could be pre-diabetic. I’m frightened by disease and not living a long, prosperous, active life. So, once I heard that news back in 2013 I never looked back. I don’t miss the things I don’t eat anymore and I feel really good on a daily basis. I have alot of energy and I don’t get sick or feel not well….ever. Other symptoms of being “sick” dont occur anymore (ex. canker sores, pimples – very rarely, eczema, bad menstrual cycle pain).
YOU GOT THIS!!! Let me know if you have any questions 🙂