THE PREVENTIVE NUTRITION FOOD PLAN

“The Power of Food as Healthy Medicine”

THE PREVENTIVE NUTRITION FOOD PLAN

STEP NO. 2: EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT

canstockphoto25155322How is it possible to eat all you want and still lose weight, reduce cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar? The answer is very simple: calorie density.

The standard American diet is loaded with items low in volume but extremely high in calories. Think of the fat (9 cal per gram) in cheeses, ice cream, oils, chips and cookies. Items we think of as protein sources have been fattened up by feeding practices and breeding. Chicken is now about as fatty ounce-for-ounce as steak. High fructose corn syrup is added to dairy products, processed foods and every kind of soft drink and has become a major cause of obesity and diabetes.

Disease preventing foods are low in calorie density but high in nutritional value. They contain natural, complex carbohydrates and protein (both 4cal per gram) as well as healthy fiber. They slow digestion and are normally absorbed. Think of rice, beans, lentils, peas, corn, soybeans, leafy vegetables, fruit and so many others.

Eating the foods we advocate should never leave you hungry. In fact you will notice a real difference in your feelings of hunger and the satisfaction of a full meal. Your sense of taste can become more acute and bowel function can improve.

So eat to your heart’s content.