Along with my passion for sharing how to grow a small garden for weight loss ......plus my fascination with updated nutritional research demonstrating how to reverse disease and achieve healthy weight loss ....I love to cook! I love to eat!
I am a big fan of Ina Garten and her “Barefoot Contessa” cooking show.
With sincere respect, I will hence refer to the Food Network Star as “Ina”, because her gentle sense of humor, kind hearted delivery and “anyone can do this” attitude are irresistible.
The relaxed tone, clearly demonstrated cooking techniques, beautiful scenery and soothing music add up to a half hour of cuisine joy!
However, many of the dishes Ina shares with America are foods that nutrition doctors would say are just the fare that is keeping America obese. In order to achieve healthy weight loss these meals chock full of oil, sugar, dairy and flour… the stuff that leads to obesity, diabetes and heart disease... need to be replaced with superior nutrition.
Let me assure you that nutritious can always be delicious.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, (a board certified physician, nutritional researcher and specialist in reversing disease through nutritional and natural means)
says it simply and best in just four (4) sentences:
“Four Simple Truths”
1. We are brainwashed into thinking that drugs are the answer to our health problems.
2. Unhealthy food is addictive.
3. Foods that don’t contain health promoting micronutrients lead to overeating.
4. A normal body weight in conjunction with nutritional adequacy is essential for good health and longevity.
---- excerpt from “Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution! Nutritarian Handbook” 2012
If you allow yourself to stop and really think about the above four truth statements it becomes easier to accept that Americans have been mislead for decades about “what healthy” means.
The good news is objective information is easier than ever to find!
Full disclosure here...the square foot garden raised bed method and the Tower Garden ® were not necessarily designed as a garden for weight loss...however, as you begin to enjoy the benefits you'll see that a garden for weight loss makes sense, it's easy to do and your family will love it.
Thanks to doctors like Joel Fuhrman, Neal Barnard, John McDougall, the team of Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, accurate nutrition research is highlighting the dangers of low fat/high sugar artificial foods, chemical food additives, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods.
Yes, sorry to say all those diet snack bars, shakes and the like are keeping Americans unhealthy!
But here is some good news: as you build your garden for weight loss, you'll be amazed at how the micronutrients from your dark leafy grrens make you feel better and better, decreasing cravings for unhealthy foods.
There are some good new terms being used to encourage superior nutrition:
“whole food eating”, “clean eating”, and “nutritarian” are just few.
Here is more good news:
superior nutrition means no more calorie counting, portion control or willpower.
Sound too good to be true? Well, this is one time that too good to be true is the real deal!
The name of the game is “micronutrients”.
And all these doctors "walk the talk"!
If you haven’t given yourself the chance to watch any of the public television specials produced by these doctors…do yourself and your loved ones a huge favor and sit down and absorb the information.
You can also grab snippets on YOUTUBE to grasp smaller bits of information at a time. For a great start to getting healthier watch
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's "3 Steps to Incredible Health" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6u-yLDLANI
or check out the website for
the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine at www.pcrm.org.
You'll gain new knowledge for great nutrition and how to kick-start a whole new attitude about food.
Dr. John McDougall:
Superior nutrition minimizes cravings to accelerate healthy weight loss and decreases the need to exert "will power". When your body is getting the nutrition it needs the weight "melts off".
Dr. Joel Fuhrman says, "A properly nourished body will seek its ideal weight."
Superior Nutrition IS the solution to our country's problem of being overfed yet undernourished.
My personal hero, Dr. Joel Fuhrman! Former Oympic athlete, board certified physician, nutritional researcher, author....
Eat to live!
Dr. John McDougall and his wife Mary McDougall
Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen