how to know if you’re doing ok when it comes to REAL FOOD,
and what to expect when you do it right ;)
in this post and podcast we discuss what transitional changes to expect as you embark on your real food journey and make changes to your diet. we also discuss the short-term and long-term beneficial changes to look for.
we also discuss how to know if you’re doing ok! many of us are very hard on ourselves and question whether we are doing ok or not. IT’S NORMAL. in this post we give you some guidelines to understand where you are on your journey, and what things you can do to optimize your nutrition.
for details and a downloadable PDF visit https://paulctijerina.com/doing-ok-with-real-food/.
we must balance betweem striving for 100% optimal and being easy on ourselves we are not. there is only feedback, never failure. we must begin again, every time and every day.
how do you know if you’re doing ok when it comes to nutrition? here is a spectrum to consider if you’re in the SHT world ;)
the most important thing for health is to be in the realm, 100% within the guidelines of SHT at all times!
first let’s talk about the changes we are likely to experience:
to a degree, you have to be patient, and give it time. this is why education and experience are so important. when you understand what you’re doing, and why, you can have the persistence to keep doing what you need to do till you experience the changes you want to see. and what are those changes?
short-term beneficial changes:
longer-term beneficial changes:
1) MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS AND HOW TO OPTIMIZE ;)
eat real food and “SHT approved” items made with the right ingredients.
in this realm, you’re eating real food and “SHT approved” items made with the right ingredients. this can include all chips, crackers, gluten-free pizzas, and approved desserts. if you are in this realm, this is a big win, because you’re eating real food and items made with good ingredients. celebrate!
while eating real food and items made with the right ingredients, here’s how to upgrade and optimize to make things a little better:
if you’re at this level, with these upgrades, you’re doing great! you’re eating real food, and you’re eating items made with the right ingredients! you’re being low-carb most of the day and nurturing space in between meals. now it’s time to move on to the next leve.
2) OPTIMAL REQUIREMENTS - BEING AN SHT REAL FOODIE ;)
a commitment to eating 100% fresh real food most of the time.
in this realm you’re eating real food with minimal to no “SHT approved” items. all carbs come from safe starches and/or fruit, low-sugar dark chocolate, and a little approved sweeteners like honey. things like raw honey and quality dark chocolate are still in the deal. a drink a day is in the deal.
while eating 100% fresh real food, here’s how to upgrade and optimize to make things a little better:
if you are ANYWHERE in this entire spectrum, you’re doing great! optimize with these upgrades!