Simple guideline to nutrition – If it ever flew, walked, swam or grew in the ground, eat it. If it was man made, leave it.
Step 1: Drop the obvious – cookies, cake, sugar, junk food and excess booze, You don’t have to be a saint all the time, try to follow the 90/10 rule: 90% of the time avoid these bad foods so that 10% of the time you can treat yourself.
Step 2: Get rid of the less obvious – These are the ‘pretend health foods’ that many consider healthy, but, really aren’t. ‘Low fat’ foods are brimming with sugar. Most cereals are ‘High fiber’ and sugar is even ‘gluten free’
Start by cutting or limiting wheat, milk and fruit juices.
Step 3: Replace these with healthy choices. Replace your pastas, breads and cereals with rice, potato’s, quinoa, oatmeal, buckwheat and lots of green, starchy vegetable’s. Replace milk with unsweetened almond, coconut and cashew milk.
Get your protein mainly from fish, white meat, beef and eggs. Don’t be afraid of healthy fats – eggs, coconut butter, red meat and nuts.
All of the above is aiming to reduce inflammation. Most modern diets are very acidic and cause chronic inflammation, not only is this the cause of most illnesses, it also hampers fat loss and muscle gain. To fight it, follow the steps above, eat a ton of veggies and drink plenty of water.
I hope this helps, if you like I have plenty of healthy recipes I can send you, do feel free to ask any questions you have about nutrition anytime.