Do you ever notice how the old becomes new(s), becomes old, becomes new… as history goes? It’s been said most all we experience is recycled. When it comes to diets, Lord knows this is true. Sure it may seem like a brand new diet with the adept marketing experts repackaging skills yet when you strip away the smoke and mirrors so to speak, the truth is revealed. It’s the same old, same old. Here is what you need to do...
In my last blog “Is doom forecasting and-diet-trending-ageing-you?” I spoke about The Blue Zones. Those areas that followed a diet and lifestyle approach that sees them age well, able, independent and into centurion status. It is this very approach that experts predict will become more main-stream! Call it trending sure yet I have a strong sense we will continue to move in this direction far beyond 2020. It’s a shift that has been going on for quite some time.
For me healing eating and whole-self lifestyle wellness became a very conscious and concerted shift in the seventies. Following this path I have moved beyond a non-Hodgkin’s cancer issue and numerous emotional life challenges including the tragic loss of my mom and dad, two cousins a few years later, two family member suicides, a fraud artist, a divorce, the passing of my younger brother and more. This is another story for another time.
Your lifestyle – the way you think, eat, move, work, play, relax, connect and socialize and love all impact every aspect of your well-being. Today we are talking diet and our Blue Zone centurions have a proven path for us to follow.
- Eat 95 to 100 percent plant-based
- Eat whole foods
- Reduce meat and dairy consumption
- Ease up on fish and eggs
- Eat Beans – at least ½ cup per day
- Sack the sugar – max 7 tsp per day
- Snack on nuts
- Stick with sour-dough bread
- Make water your main beverage
- Enjoy some coffee, tea, red wine
The Blue Zones Food Guide offers us clear guide-lines, clearly not industry influenced and proven to be effective as well as impressive. What do you think? I’d love to hear from you.
I learned ages ago from one of my early teachers Wayne Dyer –
“No one knows enough about everything to doubt the possibility of anything.”
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