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KISS for a Healthy Lifestyle

A Healthy Lifestyle

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The acronym K.I.S.S. has been around for a long time – meaning: Keep It Simple, Stupid (or Sweetie, if you prefer). I hope you will apply that motto to getting the proper levels of nutrition for yourself and your family.

It can be confusing because there are so many diet options and so much information available regarding good nutrition that it may feel extremely complicated. It is not!

Yes, I know, you hear everything from:  Eat 30 bananas a day – to avoid all wheat products – to restrict your diet to 1200 calories per day, and so on. The lists of do’s and don’ts are endless. In fact, trying to develop healthy eating habits can be completely frustrating.

I am going to KISS you with the truth. Getting enough nutrition so that your body can function exactly as it is supposed and ensure that you are healthier than you have ever been is simple.

There Are Nine Basic Rules (Really only Four)

  1. Eat as close to nature as possible
  2. Do not eat sugar and sugar products
  3. Do not eat white flour and white flour products
  4. Do not eat processed food (anything with additives and preservatives)
  5. Avoid GMO products (“Genetically Modified Organisms” – plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). Most common GMO foods are canola, corn, papaya, soy, zucchini and yellow summer squash.)
  6. Avoid added hormones (found in meat and dairy)
  7. Drink plenty of filtered tap water every day
  8. Move around every day (exercise)
  9. Get plenty of rest

In truth if you are always eating as close to nature as possible, rules 2-6 are already handled. Then, all you have to do is stay hydrated, move your body every day, and rest. Very straight forward and simple! As I said, there are really only four basic rules. How easy can it get?

The bottom line is that nothing is easier than eating highly nutritious food, once you make up your mind to do so. And . . . nothing is easier for your body than digesting those healthy foods and absorbing the nutrients from them. Your miraculous body is designed to do exactly that. There is nothing complicated about it.

Another fact you should know is that you do not even have to be perfect to reap the rewards of a nutritious lifestyle. If you do the right thing 80% of the time, you’ll pretty much get close to reaping 100% of the rewards. That means that 20% of the time you can indulge in those occasional indulgences of off limit foods and still be fine (Although I would caution you about “going off track” unless you are 100% committed to a healthier lifestyle and have the self-discipline to get back “on track” easily and eat well at least 80% of the time.)

Establishing a strong, healthy lifestyle requires on a mind-set change with a clear focus on abundance, which means focusing on continually adding delicious new healthy foods to your diet, rather than focusing on subtracting foods, deprivation and feeling sorry for yourself about what you cannot eat.

You do not have to be a five-star chef to put nutritious healthy meals on the table each night and to offer an abundance of healthy snacks. You also do not have to be rich.

Remember “Keep It Simple S________.” KISS yourself into good health.