But which one works? (And when I say 'works', what does that really mean?)
Which one is right in saying I can have grains or I can't have grains? I can have dairy or I can't have dairy? I can have legumes or I can't have legumes?
My head's in a spin just typing this out...and what to eat is my job!! So I can ONLY imagine what all this mess is doing to you guys.
I recently completed an educational webinar series for natural health care practitioners that was based around current popular topics/conditions/areas to do with the digestive system. To sum it up: A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
So many tools, so many ideas, so many questions answered for treatments and for my clients.
And there was one thing that one of the presenters mentioned that I found very interesting that I thought I would share with you all that may help to answer a small part of the question 'what should I eat'.
Eat AT LEAST 40 DIFFERENT types of minimally processed plant foods each week.
"Ahh 40 different types of plant foods, what are you on lady?!!" I hear you say. When he said it I too was like, 'Woah man, who the hell are you kidding?!" But then I thought, hey i'll make a list of all the different plant foods that I can think of and see how many I can come up with.
I came up with 97, and I know i've missed some, probably some really obvious ones!
And once i'd written it out, it really didn't seem that hard to include all of these things on a weekly basis. In fact, a lot of people probably get quite close to it already.
So here are my lists:
Use this as your starting guide as to what to eat and base your meals around these foods. Saying that, choose and consume foods from this list that make you feel good, as in, don't just eat something because 'it's good for you' or 'because you should', eat it because you want to and because it's what you feel like eating.
You're welcome (for the new exciting challenge of trying new foods that is!)