Could the so-called healthiest diet in the world actually make you SICK and FAT?!
I happen to love the whole moral argument and I mean LOVE! YUP you heard me right. I loved my whole grains, my Ezekiel bread and my brown rice pasta. Uh Huh. Who wants to eat animals? Pffff.
However, I’ve recently proven to myself (remember I am a human science project) that veganism is not best for me…at all!
But never mind me, I have heard that certain celebs i.e. Ginnifer Goodwin and Megan Fox , recently defected and (presumably) went back to some meat eatin’.
Now really which Ginnifer looks better? Top is when she was vegan, bottom was when she started eating meat again……….just kidding!! But it very well could be .
So I’ve been asking around, to some of my fellow Health Coaches to see what they think. The word around town is PALEO baby, thats right . Some meat, eggs, fish, vegetables, good fats and fruit.The finest quality you can find, organic and fresh.
Most people do great for a while on a vegan diet. 6 months to a year and then it all starts breaking down. Mineral deficiency, low energy, inflammation and what happened to me…dum dum dum…hypothyroidism.
In my quest to heal my body of this hypo-craziness I have uncovered my truth. Soy, grains, beans and legumes as well as polyunsaturated oils do not support good health.
I know its not politically correct, and its not the popular way right now, but as people’s thyroids and bones crash down around them, they will have no choice but to change their tune.
Take a look at Dr. Terry Wahls who healed herself of debilitating Muscular Sclerosis by eating a hunter-gatherer diet. It’s truly amazing.
I was a vegan for 10 years before I completely fell apart. A macrobiotic consultant forced me back on animal protein, I was so weak and mineral deficient.
Years later I found out about phytic acid and soaking grains and beans. I figured I never did that correctly back in the day, and I could be vegan once again (see my post “soak soak soak your grains”) Wrong! As long as I was eating grains and beans, my weight and cholesterol levels could not be contained.
So I am grain-free and eating a hunter-gatherer diet.
For the first time in my life, my weight dropped and stayed down! Does. Not. Budge. Yay!
My blood-work looks awesome, my thyroid is actually healing, joints in my thumbs were inflamed and now look and feel so much better.
Stay tuned, I will give you the whole low down. In the coming weeks we will explore all the problems with soy, grains and other “vegan” foods and see what our healthiest options are.
Big Fat Lie #1 is next.………