Nutrition Workshop #1

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2011 08:59 Written by Flax Tuesday, 17 May 2011 04:38

Principles of Nutrition:

Food Pyramid:

  • 1% sugar and fats (including fruits)
  • 10% max. protein, includes animal protein and legumes
  • 40-50% grains
  • 50-60% vegetables

Water:

  • 2 Liters a day, filtered water. 
  • Water should be at least room temperature.

Fats:

  • Olive oil (5% acidity or less)
  • Flax seed oil
  • Sesame oil (small amounts)
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Borage oil

Dairy:

  • Never
  • Goat products are preferable
  • Not to be replaced with soy

Animal Products:

  • Try to slowly eliminate animal products from the diet.  Look for higher quality products or organic produce. 

Salt:

  • Atlantic Grey Sea Salt

Seaweed:

  • Between 5-15 gr. of seaweed every day using as many varieties as possible.

Vegetables:

  • Use organic produce as much as possible.
  • Eat a daily mix of orange (carrots, pumpkin, squash),  white (radish, turnip, kohlrabi, parsnip),  and green leafy vegetables (lettuce, seaweed, kale, collard).

Grains:

  • Whole grains
  • Avoid wheat and focus on other grains such as; rice, spelt, rye, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, wild rice, barley…

Fruits:

  • Fruits count as a sugar and should be eaten in very small amounts.
  • Apples are the healthiest of the fruit, especially green apples.
  • Other than apples, pears, peaches, and nectarines are ok.  Avoid the sweeter fruits and melons, such as mango and watermelon.

Exercise:

  • The two that I recommend the most are walking and exercises that come from the Eastern practices.

Awareness:

  • Become more in tune with your body, your moods/cravings and intuition.
  • Keep a food journal of the time of day that you eat and what you eat it.
  • Restrict eating to daylight hours, preferably until 6 p.m.

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