We have been following the story of my friend who lost (now) 40 pounds and has regained much of her good health.
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My friend modeled her own healthy eating after three eating plans.
Then, she jumped right in!
- she figured she wasn’t getting any younger
- she wasn’t getting any healthier
- she wasn’t getting any thinner
So she had nothing to lose! (pun intended)
I’ve given you links to those three eating plans, but don’t study them too hard because the next post is a list of foods that made up her healthy eating for the first month.
Andrew Weil makes this claim about his food pyramid:
“Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases…It is a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime.” He includes in the list of serious diseases: heart disease, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, some cancers and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis & lupus.
The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid’s guidelines are based on the “diet and lifestyle practices of areas such as Crete, Greece and Southern Italy in the 1960’s.” Research from that time-frame indicated people in these areas had the lowest rates of chronic disease in the world, and life expectancy was of the highest at that time.
Foods with a low glycemic index help fill you up and keep you feeling satisfied for longer, avoiding overeating or snacking…among other benefits.
Are you ready to get healthy?