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Friday, January 30, 2015

DOs and DON"Ts of Healthy Eating


There is a fine line between obsessing about what goes into our bodies and wisdom over how we choose our food. Our family savors our snacks and meals but we find balance in viewing food as fuel for daily living.

Our family loves to watch the cooking show Good Eats on Netflix. Alton Brown is the chef. In one of the episodes he explains how he lost 50 lbs using a simple plan of 4 lists. They are basically DOs and DON"Ts of healthy eating. We are currently enjoying the simplicity of Alton Brown's plan and if you are interested in watching Alton explain his success using the 4 lists, visit the link below...
Alton's Diet Plan

We respected the simplicity of Alton's plan so we adapted it for our family.

     Adoring's Adapted Plan of Four Lists


daily3x/week1x/week0x/week
fruits
sprouted bread
leafy greens
nuts
carrots
apple cider
   vinegar drink
coconut oil
oily fish
yogurt
broccoli
sweet potato
avocado
green smoothie
fermented sauerkraut
Kefir or Kombucha
beef
venison
pasta
dessert
fast food
soda
processed meals
canned soups
“diet” anything
MSG
high fructose
       corn syrup


We hope you will see this as a starting point for your own 4 lists. What do you feel you must feed your family daily? Are there certain things you would like to give them at least3 times a week? What must be enjoyed in moderation or not at all? Of course, there are exceptions (occasional visit to Chick-fil-A)  and for theses times we remember Hebrews 13:9 says "Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food..." We practice this grace in our lives by using these lists as guidelines to help regulate healthy eating.
Grace and peace,
Adoring Family