I am a woman of the world, so I have always been a health nut. One of the things that I have learned in my life is how to make the best of what I have. I have never been one to say “no” to certain things. And so, when I was in college I got my first taste of healthy living.
In my early twenties I made the mistake of trying to eat like the rest of the world. My favorite meals were full of sugar, carbohydrates, and fat. I was also eating way too much salt and sugar. I was about to go on a diet when I realized I could actually start making progress on the health front.
I started by cutting out all of the unhealthy foods and slowly adding them back in. I started by reducing my salt consumption and cutting out all carbs. I started by cutting out all of the unhealthy fats. I cut out all of the sugar from my diet and replaced it with whole foods.
This is what started me down this road. I had some problems with my arteries, so I was very aware of the fact that I was taking in salt and sugar. Because I was so mindful of my intake, I was able to reduce my salt consumption by about half. I didn’t feel the need to cut out all sugar, but I did keep my intake a bit higher.
This all made a big difference in my health, weight, and overall energy level. I was able to cut out all of the unhealthy fats out of my diet and replace them with very healthy fats. I was able to cut out all of the sugar and carbs from my diet and replace it with healthy carbs. This has helped me feel great. I am now able to control my entire diet, and I am on a very low carb diet.
Although sugar, carbs, and fats are our most common culprits, there are others we can blame for our bad habits and bad decisions. We could blame those bad habits on our genetic make-up (i.e., our parents), our upbringing (i.e., our school), our environment (i.e., our neighborhood), our socialization (i.e., our friends), and our genetics (i.e., our genes).
I really wish that genetics didn’t govern most of our behaviors. We are born and brought up in particular environments, and we have little control over the choices that our parents and environment have made for us. Our own genetic make-up does have a lot to do with our behaviors, especially when it comes to diet. If you are genetically “lazy” (low metabolism) you may not have the opportunity to learn to control what you eat, so you may unknowingly put on weight.
I know that genetics plays a part in what we do, and how we eat, but it’s not the whole story.
The uti diet chart in my last book, “The Book of Human Diet” is an excellent example of how genetics impacts the foods we choose and how we respond to them. The uti diet chart is a chart that shows food amounts consumed in a given period of time for the first 100 days of a child.
The uti diet chart is an excellent example of how genetics plays a part in what we do, and how we eat, but its not the whole story.The uti diet chart in my last book, The Book of Human Diet is an excellent example of how genetics impacts the foods we choose and how we respond to them. The uti diet chart is a chart that shows food amounts consumed in a given period of time for the first 100 days of a child.