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!