Ok, so I apologize for not the most “consistent outfit” before and after shots…but I think it’s clear to see that the way of eating I’m going to share with you & give you some very, very user-friendly tools to make this accessible & dare I say, fun, too…gave me great results.
And to share this from the get-go: this style of eating is an extremely research-backed method, detailed by husband & wife cancer researchers, Drs. Paul & Shou-Ching Jaminet, called: The Perfect Health Diet.
And to say it changed my life is not an understatement.
I had gotten to the point where EVERY time I ate a meal, my stomach would blow up like a balloon! My digestion was not doing very well, and I tried several different solutions while working with a nutritionist. I got frustrated with him, and the lack of results—and tried doing a Keto/Very-Low Carb diet…and then I also did the AIP/Low-FODMAP diet very strictly & successfully for 30 days…but neither of these eating plans made much of a sustained dent in my bloating & digestion problems.
Like a balloon—with every meal—I tell ya.
I got another round of bloodwork tests back—and I noticed that I had very, very low HDL. Not good! I started researching online how to raise HDL through diet—and that’s when I found an interview between Dr. Mercola (who does promote keto/very-low carb) & Dr. Paul Jamient, who did an impressive job in the interview of detailing why you need starchy carbs to have gut integrity and health—and as a way to naturally increase protective HDL cholesterol.
Well, he convinced me too--that and my ballooning stomach, extra body fat that would not go away, and those bleak bloodwork results.
With this PHD/Eating for Energy strategy, I found some research-backed info that really filled in some missing pieces as a sports nutrition advisor & lover of feeling GOOD (and having a flat belly & a slim, trim shape).
I found that I was able to construct weekly meal plans that were both very satisfying & yummy…although I had to open my mind back up to the power of some starchy carbs…and that helped me burn fat and get back into a FLOW with working out, too!
This whole time I have to mention too, that I’ve been wanting to get and stay pregnant. Yep, I’m a late bloomer with wanting to start a family. So besides being a dancer and fitness coach—and being pretty body-centric—and wanting to do whatever it took to protect myself from early-onset dementia (and keep researching for my family to do the same, too)…being over it with having the blues…and wanting to get pregnant…let’s just say that I was highly, highly motivated to understand all the ins and outs of these recommendations.
The book The Perfect Health Diet—besides having an incredible volume of Weightloss and other great health effect Reader Results—one main complaint about the book is that it's a little technical and you have to really dig into it (and dig around on their website too) to understand how to apply it.
AND that how to tailor your Macros to fit your personal goals is not covered in their book—however it’s just so, so key to getting the *benefits* of what you’re eating too.
So that’s why I say my results are from PHD+. 🙂
And here’s where I come in…
How I can help you:
So in Parts 1 & 2 of this Action Guide--I'm going to share how to put this way of eating into action with tailoring your Macronutrients to work for YOU & how to pleasurably sub out harmful plant TOXINS…
And in Part 3, I'll also share research-proven, simple steps you can take to optimize your micronutrients too—as this is key in feeling good...feeling energized...and getting results from your exercise, too.