Half Baked Healthier Diets Still Promote Unhealthy Eating Habits
The intention to eat healthier is good, but what if you think you are eating healthier and really have unhealthy eating habits still? Beginning to prioritize health over weight loss-only, after years of trying to lose weight only you realize it's futility, is a good thing. Even if losing weight is a priority for you, eating half baked healthier diets that are not yet nutrient rich, will not solve the problem.
The presupposition of eating healthy is that you are eating in a more plant-based nutrient-rich way; otherwise, if you are like most people, you may be stuck eating a half-baked healthier diet comprised of many nutrient-poor foods that are sold as healthy or even "nutrient rich" when they are not, i.e significant amounts of animal and refined foods. And while you may be eating better than ever before, eating "half baked" you may very well be eating a healthier version of the "Standard American Diet.
- Are you eating a gluten-free diet that is still rich in animal products and refined foods?
- Are you eating a low glycemic diet, yet still eating a diet loaded with nutrient poor foods?
- Are you eating a Paleo diet, which is really a more traditional packaging for a low carbohydrate high-animal protein diet?
- Are you eating a completely raw diet but limiting yourself to largely fruits and nuts, missing out on wider variety of foods (including greens) or not getting the nutrients that depend on conservative cooking?
- Are you eating organically-raised grass-fed beef thinking it's nutrient rich and healthy? Or, eating refined foods that were originally made from organic ingredients but have now had the life cooked out of them?
- Are you eating Vegetarian, even Vegan diets (a nutrient-rich diet can be Vegetarian or Vegan, but not all Vegan or Vegetarian diets are nutrient rich) but eating plant based diets that are rich in refined and added salt oil or sugar?
- Perhaps Locally Grown is your method for eating healthier, but even if your foods are fresh, if they are nutrient poor, they are still nutrient poor!
Just like many weight loss only diets, all of these diets offer some or many essential attributes of a healthy eating style, especially when compared to the SAD Standard American Diet, or westernized Diets of predominantly nutrient-poor animal products and refined foods. But none of these ways of eating guarantees a nutrient-rich healthy eating style or The 7 Healthy Success Results at the level you are capable of.
All of these diets have had a popular impact on the obesity and chronic disease rate in westernized countries and are in many cases embraced as healthy eating styles, but for many people, the potential to get caught up in a healthier version of the SAD Standard American Diet still exists in each of these diet styles, especially with Gluten Free, Paleo and Low-Glycemic diets.
Eating styles that are healthier, but don’t necessarily embody the broader insights of nutritional excellence are referred to as “half-baked.”
It’s not enough to eat healthier; you want to add superfood to the way you eat, change what you eat by eating more plant based nutrient rich foods, and ultimately optimize the way you eat for nutrient density, volume, variety and great taste, relatively free of addictive substances, so you can eat the right amount of calories for you when you are hungry and that is what Superfoodies learn how to do, by understanding Nutrient Rich "Superfood" Nutrition.