What if I shared with you the greatest kept secret to experiencing permanent weight loss, increased energy and the dropping away of common symptoms like bloating, constipation, gas, bad breath, indigestion, heartburn, food allergies, sugar cravings and emotional or addictive eating?
You’d probably think I’d gone mad, as most of you know I’m the last person to buy into the latest diet fad or exercise gimmick! So what do I believe could possibly achieve such lasting results?
Well, what if I replaced every marketing acronym that the food industry has ever come up with just one truly useful acronym? You know the marketing ones – FF (fat free), SF (sugar free), LS (low sodium), LGI (low glycemic index), LF (low fat) and the list continues… There is one acronym that holds the winning formula for achieving all these results. Are you feeling just a little bit curious by now?!
Ok, here it is, the only diet acronym your ever need to remember, LHI – Low Human Intervention! I’m totally serious. Think about it. If we followed this as the latest healthy food recommendation we would in actual fact experience lasting positive changes in all areas of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
I invite you to follow my 4-week LHI challenge and see for yourself.
It won’t just be your body that thanks you, but Mother Earth too.
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The rules are simple: all you need to do is avoid all foods that have been overly interfered with by human processes!
Ok that’s the simple part and now for the easy part! By following the lists below you will find it’s easy to stay away from the foods that have been proceed beyond the point of healthy.
I have given you 3 lists:
- Ten inspiring reason why you should give the 4-week LHI challenge a go (print it off and put it on your fridge as a friendly reminder)
- Top tips to give you a winning start
- Foods to eat and foods to avoid
10 Reasons to Give the LHI Challenge a Go:
- To prove to yourself you can!
- You will build awareness for what constitutes an LHI foods as opposed to highly processed and nutritionally deficient foods.
- You will start to experience the subtle difference in how your body feels and functions when eating foods that are wholesome, alive, and nutritionally dense, versus foods that have no life force (energy and nutrition) left in them.
- You will be on your way to achieving your ideal weight.
- You will feel lighter physical and emotionally.
- You will experience more energy.
- You will improve the function of your liver and digestion while symptoms like bloating, gas, and indigestion will drop away.
- You will think more clearly.
- You will be able to overcome sugar cravings and comfort eating.
- You will be helping to sustain the environment and become a caretaker of our mother earth.
Top Tips to Help You Stay Committed to the Challenge:
- Listen to your body and what it is feeling. It will tell you what it needs and it’s often not what you think it’s needing. For example, do you really think that your body would tell you that it feels like a Coca Cola or a coffee for a pick me up? Would that not simply be your head overriding what your body is trying to communicate to you – that you’re in need of some ‘real’ food to replenish and sustain your energy?
- Don’t skip breakfast.
- Make sure all meals, including breakfast have all three food groups – carbohydrate, protein and fat – in it and are in the ratio that best suits your body. You can experiment with this over the 4 weeks to find out what amount of each food group feels right to have at each meal. For some, it can be the same ratio at each meal for others it may vary throughout the day. Again, check in with what your body is feeling after each meal to understand what you need less of more of and not what your head thinks it wants!
- Drink plenty of quality water between meals 0.033 x kg (your body weight) = the amount in liters you need to be consuming and that’s before you’ve exercised or consumed stimulants that dehydrate you like coffee, tea, alcohol, soft drinks and processed foods.
- Plan ahead – create a week’s meal plan and shopping list by following the foods to eat and the foods to avoid listed below.
- Make sure your pantry has all the essentials for creating an easy meal in minutes and book in for my next “Done in 15” cooking demonstration
- Make double for dinner and take the extra to work for lunch.
- Winter’s just around the corner, invest in a slow cooker and book in for my next “slowing cooking for fast people demonstration”.
- Travel with an easy, healthy snack, like some raw organic nuts and an apple.
- Avoid drinking alcohol on an empty stomach. Always have some quality fat like a piece of cheese, some nuts, chicken liver pate or avocado to slow down the insulin response.
- If the food wasn’t around when your great grandmother was alive, don’t eat it!
- Spend 2 minutes each day in love and gratitude for all that you are, all that you have, and all that you wish to become
HHI (High Human Intervention) Foods to Avoid:
- The 4 white devils (white flour, Pasturised dairy, sugar and table salt)
- All soft drinks
- All Soybeans and soy products
- All boxed cereals
- All commercially produced vegetable oils like canola, corn, safflower, sunflower, soy and grape seed
- All pre-made frozen meals
- All low fat products
- All fast food outlets
- All canned foods
- All commercially made cakes, pastries, biscuits, crackers, chips and crisps
- All commercially made dips, spreads, sauces
LHI (Low human intervention) Foods to Enjoy:
- All organic or free range fresh meat poultry, fish and dairy
- All fresh seasonal fruit, vegetables and salad
- Non-gluten grains — brown rice, oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth, teff, tapioca, buckwheat
- Raw nuts and seeds
- Cook with quality fats such as organic butter, ghee, coconut oil and palm oil
- Use olive oil, flaxseed oil for salads
- Try Young Thai Drinking Coconuts for smoothies
- For sweeteners use coconut sugar and honey
- Explore flavors using common herbs that support various functions such as digestion, the metabolism, the immune and nervous system — basil, garlic, cinnamon, carob, cumin, dill, ginger, mustard, oregano, parsley, pepper, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric.
- Use quality salt – Celtic or Himalayan
Have Fun Feeling Lighter, Healthier and Energetic, and please come back again to share how your LHI challenge is going!