I LOVE FOOD. I love everything about it – from the smells, to the texture, to the consistency, to the taste, to the unique euphoria one feels after savoring a perfectly cooked and seasoned burger. Unfortunately some foods were not “feeling the love” for me. Or rather I should say, some foods loved me and my body (especially my midsection), so much, that they decided and stay and take up permanent camp!
In an effort to slim down, I tried countless diets, spent thousands of dollars on gym equipment, gym memberships and personal trainers. Nothing worked!
“I decided I needed to do my own research and develop my own weight loss program.”
After much trial and error, I developed a unique and exciting approach to weight loss. It’s called the I Love FOOD Diet. The most important concept is that we need to redefine what FOOD should be.
According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, “Food” (noun) is defined as “A material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrates, or fat used in the body of an organsm to sustain growth, repair and vital processes and to furnish energy.”
A LOT of what is being sold and marketed as FOOD does not meet the above criteria.
My definition of FOOD is that it must be at least two of the following.
FOOD must be:
- F – Fresh – fresh fruit, veggies, meats, seafood – as long as it is FRESH with no preservatives added
- O – Organic – No pesticides, no growth hormones, no chemicals, etc
- O – Oxygen – If it needs oxygen to grow, than you can eat it. All plant-based foods need oxygen to grow, all animals need oxygen, all seafood need oxygen. What does NOT need oxygen is refined flour, pasta, rice, sugar, etc.
- D – Delicious – liberal use of seasoning, olive oil, some condiments, salt, even a little butter, anything to make it taste delicious.
I have received my health training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, one of the largest nutrition schools in the world. My certification in Health counseling has equipped me with deep knowledge in holistic nutrition, health and preventive care. Drawing on my experience and education, I am working to introduce the I Love FOOD Diet to the world.