Going grain free has many health benefits and suitable for the modern family.
In order to thrive, it is important to acknowledge major detoxification pathways such as your skin, lungs, liver, kidneys, and colon.
We are bombarded by free radicals that can damage important cellular component.
Our bodies start sending us signals that something is not right resulting in chasing symptoms.
Let’s face it; we live in a fast-paced modern world and seem to have become disconnected resulting in feelings of “dis-ease.”
Here are 5 tips that will help you kick grains to the curb:
Grains – the food group that plays a big role in the eating habits of millions of kids around the world. Oatmeal, Crackers, Rice, Toast and Cereal.
But I need the fiber! You can get it elsewhere, fruits, veggies, nuts’ and seeds – sources that don’t have processed white fillers and toxins.
So as you can see, the importance of grains in a diet is actually pretty much a tale spun by the American food industry and regurgitated by moms around the world. That’s a tough pill to swallow, isn’t it?
Health advocates around the world, especially those who follow a Paleo lifestyle, understand that grains can actually pose a great harm to your body, leading to illness, disease and even death.
However, grains are so ingrained in our lifestyle, that my clients and so many others can say they want to ditch the grains, but find it so difficult to actually do it. Here are some of my tips for going grain-free.
- Don’t go cold turkey and ditch the grains all at once. Some can do this, but most people will quit all at once and then sabotage their efforts a few days later with a binge. To gradually incorporate this new lifestyle, you can first begin by ditching the unhealthiest grains (sugary cereal, fruit bars, rice, etc.) and instead opt for healthier versions (quinoa, brown rice, etc.) Once you’ve done that, gradually cut done your portions of grains meal by meal until none exist in your diet.
- Fill up on proteins, veggies, and healthy fats. If you eat plenty of these items, you’re not going to crave the grains as much because your nutrient needs will be satisfied, and you’ll feel fuller longer. For example, eat lots of fish, clean meats and veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, peas, bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, etc. Also, don’t forget to add the healthy fat to each meal – such as avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, nut butter, etc.
- Don’t keep the grains in your house. As they say – out of sight out of mind. This holds true for the grains. If you don’t keep them in your house (after they’re gone for good), you’ll be more likely not to eat them.
- Prepare meals in advance. This tip has saved me so much time, patience, and sanity when I decided to change my lifestyle. I always write a meal plan at the beginning of each week and then shop, and prepare the food all in the same day. Prepping meals once a week prevents you from binging on grains when you’re hungry. Purchase glass containers and mason jars to store your food in the freezer.
- Indulge in scrumptious Paleo recipes. Another nuisance that could prevent you from experiencing success with your new lifestyle choice is boredom. If you’re making the same chicken and broccoli every day, you’re going to get bored and revert back to your old lifestyle. Therefore, it’s so important to try out new recipes all the time. In my Paleo program, I provide over 50 mouth-watering Paleo-approved recipes for my clients to enjoy. You can print the recipes to include various recipes each week.
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