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Eat What You Are?

bncnun0cyaaqosaI’m sure you have heard it said, “You are what you eat.” And it’s true, to an extent, because people who eat crap, certainly end up feeling, and looking, like crap.

But what if we switched those words around a bit and followed the advice, “Eat WHAT you are?”

By this I mean, wouldn’t it make sense to eat the calorie composition of our own body makeup?

A healthy body has the following nutritional composition, meaning if you ate a person, this is what you would be eating, based on percent calories (not by weight):

  • 23% Protein
  • 64% Fat
  • 13% Carbohydrate

So if you ate what you are, what would that look like? It would look drastically different from the standard American diet, which is:

  • 21% Protein
  • 64% Carbohydrate
  • 15% Fat

Can you see the main difference? It’s the fat to carbs ratio that is killing us and making us so fat.

We should be eating what we are and then when we do, we can feel good about becoming what we eat – the way we really should be!

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Don’t Believe Anyone

IMG_9456Are you confused with all the misinformation out there? Are you tired of hearing all the conflicting opinions out there on health and fitness? It’s not your imagination. Even the “experts” rarely agree, but here is a 4 step process to get to the truth.

1.) Believe no one (including me).

2.) Question everything you hear.

3.) Doubt everything you think you know.

4.) Research topics of interest for yourself.

People come to me all the time, confused about conflicting health and fitness information they have heard, like:

  • Total calories vs. its the type of calorie (i.e. not all calories are created equal).
  • Eat mostly whole grains vs. mostly fat.
  • Low fat diet vs. paleo/primal/keto diets.
  • Low calorie diets vs. paleo/primal/keto diets.

Or people tell me that they feel misled, or even deceived by outdated or wrong information like: (more…)

Coke’s Dirty Big Secrets

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The “Coke Is a Joke” infographic exposes the false weight loss and wellness claims of Coke in its diet soda line, which uses aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Use the embed code to share it on your website.

<img src="http://media.mercola.com/assets/images/infographic/coke-is-a-joke.jpg" alt="aspartame side effects" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;"><p style="max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;">The "<a href="http://www.mercola.com/infographics/coke-is-a-joke.htm"><strong>Coke is a Joke</strong></a>" infographic exposes the false weight loss and wellness claims of Coke in its diet soda line, which uses aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Use the embed code to share it on your website.</p>