Here we want to give you just the facts of smart healthy eating. The tao of healthy eating is just the meat of it, as it were. The tao is the way, path, or route. If you are looking for a more detailed explanation that the this page provides, click on over to the Healthy Eating Guidelines.
To boil it all down, the tao of healthy eating is all about eating what we were designed to eat, and following the diet of the healthiest people groups in the world. In short, it's about eating a hunter gatherer diet. But with a twist.
To start with, don't stop eating any of the foods you love. Just add new ones to your diet. Begin with having something fresh before you eat anything else.
Start with an apple, orange, carrot, watermelon ... a fruit or a vegetable before having whatever you normally eat. Then start adding more of the foods that fit in with the tao of healthy eating. The hunter gatherer diet is actually quite varied. It includes a vast range of tasty foods.
That means you get to eat:
And that's it.
Perhaps that's a bit too boiled down. Let's elaborate a little bit.
Vegetables means everything you would classify as a vegetable. Lettuce, broccoli, cucumber, bok-choy, radishes, kale, asparagus, onions, garlic, carrots - all the veggies. All your favorites, and all sorts of new ones you haven't had before. It's best eaten in season and raw.
Meat means meat. The ideal meat is organic wild meat. But failing that, organic grass fed domestic meat. And failing that, just meat.
Beef, Chicken, Fish, Turkey, Elk, Moose, Deer, Skunk (ewww, maybe not skunk)... Whatever you can get your hands on (or fork into as the case may be).
Fruit is the whole spectrum of fruit. Apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, papaya, kiwi, cherries, pineapple, pears, peaches, mangos... everything you can think of. It's best eaten fresh, and in season, and raw.
Nuts seeds and berries are also fairly self explanatory. The whole ranges of nuts, seeds and berries that you can think of. Berries make a great smoothie. Nuts and seeds are great snacks to munch on when you get hungry.
Don't worry about eating only the things on the smart healthy eating plan initially. Just eat what you like, and add more and more foods from the above list as you go along. You'll find those foods becoming what you like, and over time healthy foods will start to replace some of the less healthy choices you made before. It's actually quite simple!
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