Friday, September 30, 2016

Nourishment, Nourishment, Nourishment

Yummy, nourishing foods

I am finished talking about weight lose. I am tired of everything being focused on how to lose weight, eat low fat, low carb, dead junk, pseudo food, count calories, count macros, it is all about calories in vs calories out, work out harder, more often, restrict, malnourish. It is crazy. It is nonsense.

You follow some crazy diet, that is low fat, garbage, dead, nutrient deficient, pseudo "food" and yeah, you lost weight, maybe. But did you ever stop to think about what that is doing to your over all health? Have you ever thought, what nutritional value am I taking away from my body by what I put in my mouth? All this dieting, diet foods, where is my nutrition coming from?  These items are leading you down a path of malnoursishment. After so long of not being given the vitamins and minerals your body needs, you begin to crave food, your body is seeking and looking for nourishment. It wants to be healthy, your body wants you to live and thrive. Your brain will begin sending signals to your stomach that you are hungry, it believes you are starving because of the lack of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in your food, the building blocks of you . You binge eat, then loath yourself, and do it all over again. In the end, you put the weight back on and then some, your body just went through a period of starvation and it has to be ready for the next famine. Was it really worth it?

When you only focus on losing weight, and eat for that, low fat, sugar free, high carb, diet foods, you begin to malnourish the the body with a lack of vitamins and minerals. These so called weight lose foods, create even greater lose of vitamins and minerals due to digestion. The body needs vitamins and minerals to digest, uptake and use the food we eat. If the food you are eating dose not contain these important vitamins and minerals, your brain will constantly tell you feed me. You will be hungry, even if you just ate a large meal! If you still don't have the nutrients you need, your body has to take from your stores, bones and organs. Every time this happens, your stores are depleted further and further. What happens if you get sick, have an injury? Where are you stores? At a certain point, your body's stores are so low, disease begins taking hold.

For example:
Our fat soluble vitamins, A,D,E,and K are very important to our health and they are found in fat, animal fat, with a few exceptions, these are generally due to fermentation. We need the proper balance of Vitamins A and D to be able to absorb the calcium from our food, this is why we drink whole milk and not fat free or low fat. Our bone health is tied directly to these two vitamins. Without enough of them, or in the wrong ratios, our bones will suffer, which puts you at great risks for fractures and other bone diseases. Take it from someone who has broken a few bones, you do NOT want to break a bone. Not only do our bones require these important vitamins, our entire body does to function properly. Don't miss out on them due to some weight lose diet that tells you not to eat whole foods or cut way down on your fat intake. 

Instead, it is time we begin focusing on nourishing the body instead of calorie counting, focusing only on weight, complicated diets, setting ourselves up for failure, trying the next greatest diet. Truthfully, how many more fad diets to you want to try? How many more failed attempts do you want or short term success? Are you tired of being sick and tired? Doing a diet and then feeling so exhausted and sick, you can't manage it, only to gain all the weight back and then some? It is time for the madness to stop. The only way you are going to find health, in all aspects of health, is by nourishing the body with real, whole food.

Think of it this way, if you were homesteading, living off the grid, no grocery stores near by, no convinces, what would you be eating? It would not be low fat milk, fat free foods, processed junk food "disguised as health food", egg whites, margin, processed oils, or only chicken breast. No, you would be eating full fat dairy, the whole animal, all of the healthy fats, veggies and fruit you could grow and store, fermented foods, you would begin nourishing the body how it was intended to be nourished and guess what, you would not even think about it. Begin imitating this idea, real, whole, nutrient dense food lifestyle.

We need to begin focusing on nourishing our bodies. Giving our bodies the nourishment they need instead of malnourishing them.

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,

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