Truth & Dare
Those of you who have visited my web sites or read my white papers know that I preach a lot about how a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle can, not only save your life, but can extend it's vitality and length significantly, all the while saving you money. Then there is the delicious fact that this style of eating encompasses all the cultural traditions of our glorious Planet with mouth watering cuisine!
I also usually advise people to NOT just believe what I say/write but to test the waters and VERIFY anything I or anyone else will tell you. There are lots of ways to do this but one of the most complete and independent and EASY ways is to just scan your bar codes of the food in your pantry and SEE what you are eating.
While there are also several bar code tools available, our research shows that the FOODUCATE one is the most complete, independent and accurate. So easy and it just takes seconds. Just download to your smart-phone or visit the web site.
Once you have done that, I DARE YOU to open your pantry and cupboard and start scanning all the packaged, canned or prepared food items you have (you might check your freezer too!). Then decide if you want to continue eating the A, B, C, or D foods. One of the great things about this application is that it also provides ALTERNATIVES that may be a bit healthier for you to choose to replace those 'not so good' items you may (certainly WILL) find in your larder.
The program will provide all the nutritional breakdowns that go well beyond the mandatory labeling. It will explain why the food product was rated as it was and whether it contains harmful ingredients. Other users can provide comments as to their experience and if they would recommend the product (regardless of rating). So you get a peer review of thousands of products and why others purchase or do not purchase items.
Once you actually realize WHAT you are eating and the nutritional content (or lack thereof), you may decide to Choose a variation and adopt a better approach to eating and nutrition. You will hear many people, including us, tell you that you ARE what you EAT and it is true. To maintain a healthy body you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and lets face it, many (if not most) of you do not.
It is so EASY and CHEAP to change and maintain a more Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle. It is our reason for doing what we do. Helping to make America Healthy Again is our motto with subtitle of healthy eating that is easier on your grocery budget!
Eating healthier, saving money and enjoying absolutely delicious cuisine? What do you have to loose but a few pounds and several points on your next cholesterol and blood sugar test?
Skip Stein is COO of Whole Foods 4 Healthy Living, a lifestyle consulting and educational company based in Central Florida, USA.
Fooducate is an app that helps you lose weight by showing you how to eat right. Change your diet, eat REAL food, track your progress, and get motivated by the most supportive community in the world.