To function properly your body needs the nutrients AND homeostasis so it can function properly to process those nutrients properly.
Basically, the right nutrition is the opposite of the wrong nutrition. (Duh!)
Toxics and questionables
___ No fried foods and no transfats
___ Minimize processed foods
___ No carbohydrate-rich foods (breads, pasta, potatoes, corn chips, crackers,
___ No big sugar doses and minimize (avoid) refined carbs
___ High fiber (modulates digestion of sugar)
___ Eat something smaller than a handful every two hours, never feel hungry
___ 5 to 9 servings of vegetables and fruits.
___ 3 servings of fish a week, healthy fats (essential fatty acid supplement)
___ No big meals (use 9" plates)
___ No sodas, no fancy coffee drinks
___ Cut caffeine to one cup of coffee (or zero if you are in one of the three
___ Regular meals, mandatory breakfast
___ Identify any foods that you are allergic to and stop eating them
___ Multivitamin, B complex, 1000++ mg vitamin C, 400 mg magnesium, 150 mg
of 5 HTP
Keeping blood sugar levels at a very stable level with no ups and downs - avoid big fluctuations like the plague, as it adds stress, fat, and cravings that destabilize while creating emotional problems.
No overload of eating too much at once.
Small healthy snacks in between meals, about 100-150 calories, with fiber so feel full.
MAKING THE COMMITMENT
See The 100% Commitment, with the no gratuitious flour or sugar designation, but add the other ones that I have: Keep my weight below 210 (6'5"), no fried foods, fiber (cereals at least 5 g of fiber per serving), no sodas. Others have made iron-clad commitments to such things as only one dessert a week, for life.
CONTINUED: NUTRITION AND MOOD
In the next section, Nutrition And Mood, we go into more detail, especially for supplements that can make a huge difference.
Section to be added: What To Eat
From Eat This, Not That: It sometimes seems as if the internal politics of the Middle East are easier to understand than the latest thinking on nutrition. With EAT THIS, NOT THAT!, you're armed with the info you need to make smart choices. But how can you crank it up a notch? How can you make good nutrition as certain as death, taxes, and The Fast and the Furious spinoffs? Here's the simple answer: Just eat these eight foods--along with a little protein such as salmon, turkey, or lean beef--every day. And relax.
The eight: Spinach, yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, blueberries, black beans, walnuts, oats.