Here are three steps to accelerate your health goals and have more energy throughout the day.
Step #1 – Balance Fasting and Feasting times
Pick a 6-8 hour window during your day to have 2 meals and fast the rest of the day/night. If you stop eating at 8 PM and fast till noon the next day that would be a 16 hour fast and 8-hour feeding window. It might be difficult at first and there is an adjustment period for your body but once you get in the rhythm of it it’s very attainable. Make sure to pick your fasting times during times when you are busy and away from the house. When you are fasting you can drink water (add some sea salt for electrolytes), unsweetened tea and black coffee on occasion as well.
Step #2 – Cut Out All Junk Food
The next thing you need to do is to cut out all the junk. We’ve seen how these are simply empty calories that make us hungrier – so just stop buying it!
By avoiding most sweets, ready meals and fast food you can generally get rid of the empty calories from your diet.
Likewise, you can take a leaf out of the ‘slow carb’ or ‘no carb’ guidebook. You don’t have to completely avoid carbohydrates but just make sure that you limit your intake of ‘simple’ carbs like white bread, pasta, pizza, and cereal. Again, you can do this by sticking largely to a diet of naturally sourced carbohydrates and have it be about 20-30% of your diet. (vegetables)
Step #3 – Seek Out Nutrient Dense Foods
The final step is to try and make sure that you feel great at all times. The best way to do that is to seek out foods that offer a source of powerful and beneficial nutrients.
A great example of this is something like a wide array of organ meat which is packed with incredible nutrients. Not only do you get all the amino acids that come from the meat but you also get high amounts of creatine, CoQ10, PQQ and fatty acids. These are the most crucial and complex parts of the animal and they’re made once again of similar things to the most complex and crucial parts of your own body!
I have been ordering from a company called Force of Nature which has different blends of liver, heart and beef. If you prefer to supplement and not eat organs check out Ancestral Supplements for a high-quality organ meat supplement.
Likewise, consuming eggs, fish, tropical fruits, vegetables, and sea plants will help to fuel your body with all kinds of crucial nutrients.
This is another reason that the Mediterranean Diet looks good on paper – because it involves lots of salads, fish, and all topped off with plenty of olive oil for added healthy fats. Likewise, Paleo dieters that eat lots of organ meats etc. also benefit from this.
By making the effort to do this, you’ll now have far better nutrition and will be fueled with energy and protected from disease. At the same time, you’ll actually enjoy your meals and you won’t get hunger pangs or cravings!
Keeping it Super Simple
– Eat clean foods in a smaller window during the day
– Get rid of the following:
– Hunt out grass-fed organ meats and wild fish
It really is that simple! It takes the best bits of every diet (low carb, slow carb, low calorie, atkins, low fat, paleo, Mediterranean) and ignores the nonsense.
And really it just amounts to eating a good mix of healthy, natural foods in a way that you can enjoy them.