Basic Bright Line Rules
No Sugar – No Flour – No Snacking
These are the most basic bright line rules for eating, but there are a few more that will help us along on our journey to getting healthy…
My Bright Line Rules For Getting And Staying Healthy
- Eat A Huge Amount Of Leafy Greens A Day
- Eat Plenty Of Vegetables High In Sulfur Every Day
- Eat Brightly Colored Vegetables or Fruit Every Day
- Eat Mushrooms They Are Good For You
- Eat Unsweetened Dark Chocolate
- No Starvation Dieting or Skipping Meals
- Eat Enough Calories, Carbs, Fats & Proteins Every Day
- No High Glycemic Juices or Smoothies
- Milk & Yogurt Are Not Proteins
- Drink Water First Thing In The Morning
- Keep A 12 Hour Feeding Window
Get Your Vitamins and Minerals From Leafy Greens, Vegetables & Fruit
Where do you get your nutrition from? Where do you think we should get our nutrition from is probably the better question… Dr. Terry Wahl believes that we should get it from our food not from pills or from a lab, the reason she gives is that eating real foods give you a complex range of vitamins, mineral, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates not just a few.
Sometime last year I stumbled onto a TED lecture by Dr. Wahl and was totally won over to the idea that we need to eat at least 9 cups of vegetable and fruit every day…
Dr. Wahl after receiving the best medical care available for her advancing Multiple Sclerosis realized that the best medical care possible couldn’t help her. She took matters into her own hands by researching MS, until she found an answer. Her answer came in the form of a Real Whole Food Eating Protocol, and by following that protocol she reversed her own illness and has helped countless others do the same…
Dr. Wahls success gives me one more reason to believe that all of us need to eat at the least 9 cups of vegetables and some fruit every day, concentrating on Leafy Greens, Sulphur Rich Vegetables, & Bright Colored Vegetables & Fruit.
What Is A Huge Amount Of Leafy Greens
For some people they would consider 3 cups of leafy greens a day to be a huge amount, what I am suggesting is that we eat from 6-8 ounces of leafy greens every day… One source said that one cup of leafy greens is equal to one ounce… I use a scale and weigh my greens…and have them all for lunch as a Full Meal Salad.
The Greener the better… My favorite is Romaine Lettuce but greens include all kinds of Lettuce’s, Collards, Kale, Chard, Spinach, Beet Greens, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens. Leafy Greens are high in vitamins A, B C and K, and support healthy mitochondrial function important for cellular energy.
You Want Me To Eat What?
As per Dr. Wahls protocol, I would like to suggest that in addition to the Leafy Greens, we eat 3 cups of vegetables high in sulphur, and 3 cups of brightly colored vegetables or fruit every day, one cup each per meal.
Vegetables high in sulphur are cruciferous such as; broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, turnips, bok choy, kohlrabi. And are also from the allium family; garlic, onions, leeks & chives, and mushrooms. Brightly colored vegetables and fruit are brightly colored all the way through not just in the peel, like beets, sweet potato, peppers, tomatoes, berries, cantaloupe, you get the idea…
No Starvation Dieting or Skipping Meals
The body or possibly brain does not know the difference between dieting and starvation, so the answer to a lean healthy body may be eating more not less Dana Thornock Lean & Free 2000. Dana Thornock after years of struggling with trying to diet herself thin, at the urgings of her professor researched the idea that dieting was treated the same as starvation by the body. When she incorporated what her research revealed she increased her daily calories to well over 3,000 she lost excess weight and was finally able to keep it off.
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How Much Do You Need?
How many calories do your think you need? I bet you need much more than you think. There is a really great calculator that Amber Rogers of GoKaleo recommends that I like here. Go and find out what you need then divide it by three and that is what you need at every meal… If I don’t do anything but sleep and sit I need 2,687 a day, but if I move at all I need more…
Let Me Know What You Think
I would love to hear what you think, try the caloric calculator and share your results below in the comments, were they what you expected?