How to Eat, Not How to Diet

In the 1980’s, most of us were introduced to low-fat, non-fat, diet foods and calorie counting. Well, that was a big mistake. The people who are currently healthy advocates, didn’t follow these fad diets, they learned how to eat whole foods, balanced combinations, and created a healthy relationship with food and their body. Some nutrition experts are still teaching radical theories versus gentle changes and experimenting.

A couple years ago, I wrote the “Have it ALL Diet” for the main reason to help shift the diet mentality. I had a blast learning how to self publish and educate people on how to eat. Now, to keep up with technology, we have revamped the book to be a How to Eat Conscious Nutrition e-book. I want you to have it all and we are giving away all the science behind how and what to eat, along with our mindfulness coaching techniques.

My favorite meal planning tool is the Conscious Nutrition Food Tree. It was designed by using a variety of food science models to support you in creating meals that enhance your digestive system. The main theory is the food combining technique. Dr. Pickering, an amazing, healthy doctor who teaches food combining, says “that when you combine correctly, everything you eat stands the best chance of digesting and getting through you with the least hassle”.

We have 75-90 trillion cells in our body that work FOR us and strive to have perfect health. The cells that we can support the most, are the cells of our digestive organs. When the digestive tract is compromised you consistently feel behind your health versus on top of it.  Examples of this are; heartburn, constipation, bloating, gas, mental fog, and loose stools.

Conscious Tip: Try Proteins OR Starches

Combining proteins and starches often can over exert the stomach acids and deplete intestinal enzymes. Try combining Proteins OR Starches with vegetables and healthy fats at meal times. Our Conscious Nutrition Recipe book separates meals by Protein Meals, Starch Meals, Vegetarian Meals, and Combined Meals.

How Much Should I Eat?

Now, how much to eat? Every day varies, and some days you may need a bit more protein than another day. We used a standard equation called your Basal Metabolic Rate to give you a focal point to how much to eat per day. Many variables come into play here such as activity level, a woman’s cycle, amount of body fat and muscle mass, and personal constitution or composition.

Want to learn more?

To dive deeper with the Conscious Food Tree and philosophy, check our our new Conscious Nutrition eBook and Conscious Recipes.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Conscious evolution of books and let us know if you need anything.

Heather Fleming