PRINCIPLE THREE: ESSENTIAL OILS
Given the rise and fall of various diet fads over the years, it is no wonder that many people mistakenly believe that cutting essential oils (fats) out of their diet is necessary to lose weight. However, completely eliminating fat from your diet does not nurture a healthy mind and body; it is actually one of the worst things you can do. The truth is that fats are very important to our diets and overall health. Every cell in your body requires essential fatty acids to function, particularly your brain, which is made up of 60% fat. The secret to a healthy mind and body is to know which fats are healthy and which fats are damaging.
These good fats consist of the essential fatty acids: Omega-3 and Omega-6. Your body must consume these fats to survive. Without them the lipid membrane around your cells starts to break down.
TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR DIET WITH THE ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS, TRY THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
1. Consume foods that contain unprocessed fats in their natural state: nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, oils such as flax seed, olive oil, fish oil and avocado
2. Try using Twin Lab’s Krill Oil: 300 mg per day
3. Add Udo’s Choice Oil Blend to your food: 1 tablespoon per 50 lbs of body weight per day
PRINCIPLE FOUR: ALKALINITY – GO GREEN!
Balanced body chemistry and maintaining a proper ratio between acid and alkaline foods in your diet are of vital importance to maintaining your health. Too much acidity in the body’s tissues is the cause of many types of health challenges ranging from lethargy and fatigue, to obesity, and ultimately to much bigger health issues and disease.
One of the highest priorities for your body is to make sure that the alkalinity remains at a level supporting cellular life.
TO HELP PROMOTE AN ALKALINE STATE TO SUPPORT CELLULAR LIFE THAT RESULTS IN A HEALTHY MIND AND BODY, FOLLOW THESE RULES:
1. Consume 70-80% foods that are alkaline-forming and life-giving (green vegetables, almonds, avocados, lemons, limes, etc.)
2. Avoid acid-forming foods that are not “live,” such as animal meats, dairy products, refined white foods, sugars, caffeine, etc.
3. Supplement your diet with quality greens.
4. Test your pH
5. Keep it easy: Add fresh lemon to your water daily!