DATE: CATEGORY:Illness Prevention + Recovery

How to realistically achieve your health goals

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We eat to live.
We eat for pleasure.
We eat for vitality.

And sometimes, we eat with an intended goal in mind, like weight loss, to build muscle mass, or to increase energy.

The Eating for Health® Diet Directions help you plan what to eat in order to achieve your individual health goals and build healthful eating patterns around a specific cycle in your life.

Each Diet Direction is based on ratios of macronutrients, that is fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Take a look at our chart below to assess which Direction might be best for you right now, and find more information on how to healthfully execute the Diet Directions in this article.

Not sure which one is for you? Try Cleansing, Balancing, or Building in 3-day intervals to see which one your body and metabolism adapt to best. The best test for efficacy is to observe how well it corrects imbalances and restores vitality.

What is your diet direction?

Choose one based on your health goals

1. CLEANSING DIET

  • YOUR HEALTH GOALS
  • Clear skin
  • General detox
  • Cancer prevention
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Organ health
  • Manage cortisol levels
  • Manage irritability
  • GET STARTED
  • To disperse waste, heat, stagnation, and weight consume:
    • 10-20% protein
    • 10-20% fat
    • 60-80% carbohydrates
  • Eat more whole grains
  • Drink more vegetable juice
  • Eliminate allergenic foods (dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, nuts, and citrus)
  • Consume more fermented vegetables and sea vegetables

2. BUILDING DIET

  • YOUR HEALTH GOALS
  • More energy
  • Stronger immune system
  • Weight loss
  • Recovery from illness or injury
  • Balance hormones
  • Build endurance
  • Build lean body mass
  • GET STARTED
  • To increase heat, endurance, lean body mass, and balance hormones consume:
    • 15-35% protein
    • 45-60% fat
    • 20-40% carbohydrate
  • Eliminate caffeinated beverages; favor herbal tea
  • Eat 5+ servings of fresh vegetables every day
  • Eat 2-3 servings low sugar fruits every day

3. BALANCING DIET

  • YOUR HEALTH GOALS
  • Maintain steady metabolism
  • Maintain energy levels
  • Stabilize moods
  • GET STARTED
  • To maintain steady balanced energy and mood, consume:
    • 10-30% protein
    • 20-45% fat
    • 30-60% carbohydrate
  • This diet is well suited for the long-term

 

Contact a Bauman College Nutrition Consultant or Natural Chef to discuss your health goals or learn ways to bring food and wellness into your home and community with our Nutrition Consulting and Natural Chef Training Programs. Speak with someone today. Change your health forever.

 

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