I will simply list my notes in bulleted fashion and not fill in with my thoughts and extraneous words, which may be too much to digest right now. I am always open to discussing these things in person. I find it all quite fascinating and am excited to talk about it.
- Eat clean food - what would be hunted and gathered. (This is based on the work o Dr. Loren Cordain, who wrote The Paleolithic Diet. For those with autoimmune system disorders, such as MS, IBS- symptoms subside during the program as it brings the body back into complete hormonal balance.)
- Many people consume food and beverages that trigger reactions in the body. Pull these foods out to start with a clean slate. You can then add things back in, one at a time, being aware of how you feel.
- No calorie counting - the goal is to ensure we consume total optimal nutrition.
- Mindset is key - simple to overcome poor eating habits if you understand the whys. You need to commit to your own body as you would commit to your child when you tell them you will pick them up after school
- Move toward optimal body composition.
- Your gut is part of the nervous system. If it is inflamed, and you remove foods that cause the inflammation, you reduce inflammation in your brain as well.
- Detox and cleanse. Unplug from habits that don't serve us - not bringing in foods that clog our pipes and take in very nourishing foods. Liver is a garbage disposal of the body - it processes excess hormones, vitamins, eliminates toxins, etc.
- Toxins are stored in fat - boy's way of protecting organs from toxins. People following the program decrease fat mass - the fat cells are excreted and releases toxins.
- 20% of what you do gives you 80% of the results. If you think you're doing well find little things that bring you down.
- It takes 21 days to form a new habit - it takes that long to break the brain from routine.
- For some people, eliminating foods your body is allergic to may cause withdrawal symptoms such as headaches - the body will seize the opportunity to detoxify itself and you will feel better in a few days.
- Exercise for 12 minutes a day - positive effect on the body and encouraged - find something that makes you feel good, not worn out.
The 28 day program is not for life, but through it we will feel better than we maybe have in years. It is highly unlikely you will digress afterwards, to all of your old eating habits. Once you experience feeling good, why would you want to return to a life of fatigue, pain and whatever other symptoms you may currently experience. You purchase clean foods yourself - we could have a shopping party! "Easy buttons" are available for those who need the convenience.
It will be a bit yet before I am ready to commit to the Jumpstart program. Let me know if you are interested. I am thinking that locally, we could form a support group.
To your health!