Imagine my excitement while reading our local newspaper and out fell the USA Weekend with a cover story that plant based food is going mainstream! In spite of what the Paleo marketers would have you believe, healthy people throughout all of history have lived on plant based food.The Standard American Diet (SAD) is an extreme diet of obesity and disease. As Sanjay Gupta said, “the way we eat now is in fact radical. And when we look back on this time, a couple of hundred years from now, I guarantee you that our diet of today will be considered one of the most radical in history.” People will ask, “What were they thinking?!”
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The Future of Food:
How our eating habits will change
USA Weekend, August 16, 2014: No matter where individuals fall on the spectrum, we are a country obsessed with food. And with a seeming explosion in allergies, heightened concerns over obesity, increased scrutiny of chemical additives and growing environmental concerns, there’s more attention being paid to what we eat than perhaps ever before. After decades of stocking our kitchens with meat, cheese and noodles, while simultaneously dieting to reverse the effects of all those fatty, starchy foods, we may be realizing that food isn’t just a way to live, it’s a lifestyle choice.
“We’re beginning to get to where Eastern culture has been for thousands of years,” says Mark Erickson, provost at the Culinary Institute of America and a certified master chef, “which is the idea that food is medicine, and we cannot disassociate our health with what we eat.”
We’ll see the end of the diet
Can a country that has built an entire industry around dieting decide to, instead, just eat healthier all the time?
Groups of people have adopted gluten-free diets even though they’re not technically allergic to gluten. Others prescribe themselves the Paleo diet, eating the protein-heavy, dairy-free foods of our Stone Age ancestors.
When it comes to eating, we are a country of extremes, Erickson says, opting for meat and potatoes or doing a complete 180 and going only for vegetarian and non-fat food. But what were once considered specialty diets are starting to be combined and adopted into a more balanced and manageable way of eating all the time.
“Somewhere in between is something we cannot treat as a diet, but treat as an accepted and sought-for lifestyle as it relates to what we consume,” Erickson says.
And as fresher, local food not only becomes more widely available but is prepared in ways that are appealing, “eventually people will make more choices of things that are better for them because it tastes good,” Watlington says, “not because they’re necessarily disciplined about it.”
Since 1997, people in my Seattle hypnosis and Bainbridge hypnosis offices and recently on line, have been learning self hypnosis to mainstream plant based food. If you are ready to eat healthier all the time, hypnosis can help you to easily make the lifestyle changes to change your health.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I choose to eat healthier all the time.
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