Most people who read this blog, or any other nutrition blog, have a sense of health and wellness. However, there are so many people out there who do not. This video from Food Revolution is a way to reach those who do not know the difference between eating from the garden and eating from the box.
I wanted to share this video because when you decide to take control of your health, it is easy to get overwhelmed with what this person says is best for you and what that person says, and Jaime Oliver does a great job of creating a simple and fun visual of what eating should really mean. While I have enjoyed eating Paleo, mostly gluten-free, dairy free, I feel that simplifying your diet is the easiest way to stay healthy and happy. Jaime Oliver does the same thing on his new show to teach people great ways of eating without getting lost in the details.
If you have tried Paleo and can't seem to stick to it or do not feel compelled to take that plunge, I recommend taking a minimalist approach to eating. This follows many of the same principles as Paleo, but without saying you should only eat that way.
This week, try cooking everything from the land instead of from a box or can, this includes seasoning. Try using minimal ingredients, like olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh herbs and spices and always buy organic produce and grass-fed meat.
Once you notice your body working more efficiently, try taking away some sugar, salt, dairy, grains, etc. Your body will tell you what it likes and what is does not, but you have to be attentive.