Healthy weight loss is the result of eating foods that promote health, as part of a whole lifestyle that supports living at or near your ideal weight all the time.
The reason so many people have been drawn to low-carbohydrate, high “animal” protein diets, from Atkins and Paleo to Nourishing Traditions and the Weston Price Foundation, to the typical fitness or bodybuilder diets despite how incredibly unhealthy they have proven to be, is because they deliver dramatic unhealthy weight loss results and rapid muscular growth when combined with intense physical training.
This is not healthy weight loss, but rather, macronutrient manipulation (i.e. eating no to low carbohydrates, which cannot be sustained for long, without an iron-will or negative weight and health consequences). Increased insulin-like growth hormone, IGF-1, which rises in the body when consuming significant amounts of the high biologically available protein, in animal products, not only increases growth rates, but also speeds up the aging process.
Even if you combine green vegetables to make up for a diet based largely on micronutrient poor animal foods, these nutrient-poor foods still contain substances that your body does not need from food; therefore your diet is still disease-promoting.
Eating “healthier,” on the other hand, a popular mantra, does not deliver quick results like low-carb, high-animal protein diets do— and this is why so many people shy away from eating healthier as a solution to their weight problem, and gravitate towards unhealthy weight loss practices.
What does “healthier” mean, and especially, compared to what?
Most people eating “healthier” are simply eating a healthier version of the Standard American (Western) Diet, which is rich in micronutrient poor animal products, refined foods, and added salt, oil and sugar. It does not lead to healthy, sustained weight loss or much weight loss at all. No wonder the dieting industry has become a $50 billion dollar keep-you-stuck-and-never-solve-the-problem-industry, even eating “healthier” isn’t really healthy!
Here at Nutrient Rich Life, we do not suggest people eat healthier—we show you how to eat “healthy— nutrient rich,” guided by The 5 Golden Rules of Healthy Eating you learn about here at Nutrient Rich Life.
What does it mean to eat nutrient rich? It’s a style of eating where up to 90% or more of the foods you eat are plant-based nutrient rich “superfoods.” Only the world’s best and healthiest foods, eaten in ways that are optimized for nutrient density, volume, variety and great taste, without any significant addictive substances, will guarantee that you will achieve all 7 of the success results everybody wants.
When you detoxify and build a nutrient rich body, you’ll set yourself up for success, by eating and living in a way, for perhaps the first time that reinforces healthy eating habits. You won’t be worried about having to “give up” unhealthy foods. With a nutrient rich body, that no longer craves nutrient poor foods; you’ll simply eliminate foods that don’t make you feel good. You’ll lose weight naturally, and just as dramatically as you would with manipulative weight loss diets—only now you’ll be experiencing healthy weight loss, because you’ll no longer be driven to over consume calories, among so many other life- transforming benefits.
Only nutrient rich superfoods will provide you with fast and sustainable results. In the process of healthy weight loss, you will discover the most amazing and enjoyable way to eat—with no dieting required.