Humans have eaten “real food” for thousands of years. However, today there are thousands of “food-like, processed, refined” substances and nutrients in the Standard American Diet (SAD). These fake foods are created in labs and manufactured in large factories. We should not have to look at nutrition fact labels or fancy packaging with health claims to decide if a food is actually good for you. Real, whole, unrefined foods do not need to advertise their health benefits.
In order to create a metabolic efficient diet, it’s important to follow a low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein meal pattern. Here are some tips when selecting your next meal:
- Non-starchy vegetables (ex. green beans & sprouts, zucchini, broccoli and cauliflower)
- Whole healthy fats (avocados, nuts)
- Moderate protein portions to support body needs
- Small amounts of seasonal, local fruit when available
- Small amounts of dark chocolate for a treat
- And of course, drink LOTS of water!
- Refined carbohydrates and grains
- Sugars (try to minimize artificial sweeteners as well!)
- “Manufactured” seed/bean oils
- Processed foods & frozen meals
- Large portions
The best daily nutrition plan focuses on foods you enjoy and promote health, wellness, and longevity. The more varied your food choices, the more likely you will be to meet needs for vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients required for optimal health.
Learn more about eating for your metabolism and how Sparks Systems can help you by visiting our Nutritional Services page!