*DISCLAIMER: We make no health claims, we are not Doctors, we never played a Doctor on TV, but we have stayed at Holiday Inns.
The SNE Healthy Eating Plan
The Simple Not Easy Eating Plan focuses on two key principles: Did your food at one time have a mother and Did your food come from the ground. It is really that simple. So basically eating whole food and avoiding processed and artificial foods. This will in most cases lead to a healthier, more robust life. Many people will experience sustainable weight management, high energy levels and enhanced Brain Fitness.
Healthy Foods to Eat
Foods With a Mother: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fish and Seafood, Eggs, and Raw Dairy Products
Foods From the Ground: Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Berries and Seeds
Foods to Avoid
Do not drink calories! Sodas are one of the worst things on the planet, even if they say Name Brand Zero. Stay away from processed foods and all things artificial. A few good examples to avoid include sugary snacks, sugar laced beverages, fast food, refined grains, hydrogenated oils and weird additives or preservatives.
With the human body being made of up to 60% water it’s probably a good idea to drink some. The SNE Healthy Eating Plan highlights daily water intake. Not only does staying hydrated help keep your body system healthy it also facilitates the removal of waste products and toxins. A good rule of thumb is to drink a half ounce of water per pound of body weight.
Healthy Eating Tips
Once you get momentum, keep going! The saying “Success begets Success” is so applicable here. The first taste of success with healthy eating, will make you more motivated to be successful at it in the future.
Plan Your Meals: Do not leave healthy eating to chance. Have a plan to shop and prepare your food. Pre-cook or pre-prep your meals. We live in a hectic world, but if you already have some of the pre-work done it is sooo much easier.
Simplify and Spice: By having a handful of go to meals it makes it so much easier to stay on track. Don’t be afraid to try new spices on old faithful dishes.
Eat the Seasonal Colors: When planning your meals try to select foods that are in season locally. Also, the more colors in your meal the better. This adds diversity to your nutrition.
Grow Your Own or Know Your Farmer: If possible, finding the best sourced food is best. If you have just a little space you can still grow your own food. If you are not into that, buy Farm Fresh Meat or Farm Fresh Produce from a local farm. You can always find local farms at farmers markets. CSAs are AWESOME programs as well. Many of them will have local drop off points.
Be Mindful: Remember why you have chosen to eat this way. You are not on a diet, you have decided to eat this way so you can be healthier. If you get off track, no biggie… just get right on back like nothing ever happened. By the way, yes, have cake on your kids birthdays…