You know that feeling when you keep eating, but never really get full? If so, most likely you’re noshing on empty calories. Stop feeding yourself junk and start nourishing your body!
As we struggle with our ever-expanding waistlines, we also struggle with big food corporations and their harmful ingredients. It’s about time we modernize the way we think about nutrition and wellness.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that we are currently experiencing a fitness and nutrition revolution. It’s evident that health is on the brain as we’ve recently surpassed one million Facebook fans and people everywhere ask us questions daily about weight loss, detoxing and overall health.
Well, we're here to help! First, stop counting calories (that’s so old school!), because if those calories consist of nutritionally-depleted “food,” then you aren’t doing yourself any favors. A calorie is not just a calorie, my friend! A happy gut does not subsist on processed, chemical-laden foods; it thrives on whole, plant-based ingredients - nature’s true medicine!
When we provide our body with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients from their natural source, it functions at its peak. However, if we continue to feed it “food-like substances” instead of real, whole, natural food, it will eventually shut down from malnutrition and diet-related disease.
Forgo the low-cal soft drinks and fat-free mayo, this is not where we should focus our attention. Zoom in on the ingredient list (or better yet – choose foods without a label!), and only choose foods you know are health-promoting and not health-depleting.
I was planning to outline all of the ingredients you should be mindful of, however, for one, there’s not enough time in the day to list all of the junk they put in our packaged food these days and, two, Wally did an amazing job at outlining the major culprits here.
If you need more convincing, be sure to watch the documentaries Forks Over Knives and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead for a new perspective on the dangers of eating unhealthy, processed food. Then, when you're ready to change your life, we've got just the tool you need!