How do you create a healthy diet? Well, I’ve been working on my own and have a few suggestions. It took years, but I finally came up with a healthy diet that made me lose 50 pounds, brought me better health and hopefully will extend my life further than without it. But, I found a handy guide that might help you if you are trying to devise your own diet, but need a little help (at the bottom of this post.)
I don’t know how I stumbled upon eating plant based whole food. It must have been when I got curious why I had all my aches and pains and was searching for a way to lose 50 pounds. I started looking up weight loss, health and longevity videos on YouTube®.
“I didn’t want to die young from a heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes or another ailment, condition or disease. I knew in my ‘gut’ that if I didn’t do something soon I would become another human statistic. I’ve read all those ‘fad’ diet books over many years. ‘Most’ of them went right where they belonged: In the trash” ~ your author
You won’t be accurate calling me a vegetarian or vegan because I don’t consider chips and sodas plant based whole food. I’ve read about people in cultures who eat mostly fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds and see them being trimmer, healthier, living longer than we Americans. And, not too far from where I live, the Seventh Day Adventists in Loma Linda, Ca. tend to live almost a decade longer. And, that’s a beautiful thing…
‘I don’t eat animal products like dairy, eggs and meat like suggested in the guide. I try to avoid all processed and refined foods, too. For example, I don’t eat out or buy TV dinners. Yet, at the same time, I do not starve and love eating this new way…’ ~ your author
You might wonder where I get my ‘protein’. Protein is in all plant based whole food in varying amounts. But, one of the biggest sources are beans. I eat pinto beans everyday. I cook them (also, rice and potatoes) in my pressure cooker to reduce lectins.
My staples are rice, beans and potatoes. These are the foods that fill me up. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t eat a salad alone. I need something else that ‘sticks’ with me for hours. The only foods I found to do this are rice, beans and potatoes. This is the one ‘big’ reason I have been successful continuing eating plant based whole food. Check out all the foods I eat (and, don’t,) here.
Download this helpful guide below…
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.