Paleo, Vegan, Keto - Which One?
Updated: Jun 21, 2019
"The best way for you to eat is the way that is best for your genetics, lifestyle and optimal health."
With Paleo, Vegan, Keto and all the different ways to eat, one of the most common questions I get is "which is the best way to eat?"
My answer is always the same: "The best way for you to eat is the way that is best for your genetics, lifestyle and optimal health." No two people are alike, so no one should feel like they have to fit into one plan.
Based on all the blood tests I've seen over the years, it usually becomes a combination of a couple of researched eating trends.
If you would like to find out what your body needs and doesn't need specifically, we can order a simple blood test to see if you: lack good fats, are getting enough protein, are overeating sugar, are not getting enough vitamins and nutrients, have optimum brain, liver, heart function and much more. Another vital piece of information blood tests allow us to see is how well your body is digesting the food you are spending money on, then spending time cooking and eating. Are you just throwing your money away or is your body absorbing all the healthy foods and getting rid of toxins?
With all that said, I would like to provide you with some basics that fit most of the needs that I see in blood tests regularly. It is a well-balanced diet! I know I must be sounding like your grandma when I say that, but it is true! I wrote this simple plan based on all my years of study, experience, and looking at blood and urine tests. And believe it or not, this is precisely the way that we have been eating around here for 12 years, and we have never felt better!
Limit Grains of any kind to include the following:
Limit Bread, Crackers, Oatmeal, Chips, Corn, Tortillas, and Rice.
Start eating Good Fat, Fiber and Protein in balanced amounts for every meal and snack, like this:
Breakfast: Fat, Fiber, Protein
Lunch: Fat, Fiber, Protein
Dinner: Fat, Fiber, Protein
Snack: Fat, Fiber, Protein
Good Fats: Hummus, Nuts, Seeds, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Avocados, and Grass Fed Butter (no margarine or canola oil).
Fiber: Fruit (in limited amounts due to high sugar content), Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Avocado, and any vegetable that you will eat from the produce or frozen section. Limit canned veggies due to low nutrient content - fresh or frozen is best.
Protein: Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Organic Turkey, Organic Chicken, Grass Fed Beef, Wild Caught Fish (fresh or in a can) and Organic Eggs.
Love chocolate like I do? Try to stay with bittersweet chocolate (dark chocolate). Also check out some of the healthy and delicious desert recipes from our social media pages.
Live Your Best Life!