So, I have been near-Paleo for a few years now. And it’s priceless to be well and stay well – unlike my previous life, that was a string of illnesses and serial courses of anti-biotics.
While we don’t expect foodintol® Ranking subscribers to be Paleo – it’s a good benchmark. Because it is the IDEAL DIET if you are Homo sapiens. Most people we know fall into this category!
Here are the first four in a series of Tips to keep your foodintol® Ranking (fRg) low:
#1 Get Fresh and Stay Fresh
A bit obvious maybe. But it’s surprising how many times I have caught myself out choosing cured meat over last night’s roast – or canned fruit instead of fresh. Break the habit! Hang out in the Fresh food section of your supermarket … and try one new vegetable, fruit, fish or meat cut every week.
When cooking seafood – just a quick sizzle and it’s done. Any more saps the delicate texture and flavour.
#2 Choose fewer ingredients:
A lesson in WhatNot2Eat! The fewer the ingredients – the better. Need proof? Just take a look at this mysterious food label.
Reads like a chemistry lab inventory . . . So – how many ingredients in broccoli?
#3 Gluten-Free is a Great Start
You can’t change everything overnight. But you can make a start. When eating at a food court or cafe – switch Asian flour noodles for rice noodles (hor fun). Check the difference in fRg – and enjoy the clean taste.
#4 Time your meals – and sleep well
‘Breakfast like a king, lunch like a baron – and dine like a pauper’.
Most people do this the other way around – with the evening dinner as their main meal. But that means there’s no chance to burn anything off.
Try to finish all you day’s food at least two hours before turning in – and look forward to a hearty breakfast. A secret to great sleep!