Food is one of those simple pleasures in life. We all have our favorites. What’s yours? Freshly baked bread, pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, eggs benedict, mashed potatoes and gravy, pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate chip cookies, fish and chips, barbeque ribs, apple pie, black bean dip served with hot sauce and tortilla chips, fried chicken, beef taco’s, carrot cake, sushi, brown rice topped with stir fried vegetables, shish kabob, spinach salad, grilled salmon, key lime pie, Reuben sandwich, tuna fish salad, bacon cheeseburger, hummus with veggies, grilled cheese, strawberry cheesecake? You could be a carb lover, chocoholic, vegetarian, or prefer high protein dishes. Go ahead and visit that trendy restaurant for some good eats. Whenever you order a dish loaded with flavor and tastes good, do you have any inkling if it’s good for you? What ingredients were used in the preparation? Is the portion size respectable or monstrous? Is it a calorie bomb ready to surge pounds into your body?
The Proactive Health Solution (PHS) is all about choices and self-empowerment. This is its distinct and greatest advantage. Not only does it provide you with a tremendous avenue for health education and personal growth, it leaves the power of choice where it belongs—in your hands. How healthy you want to be is entirely up to you. Consequently, knowing what, when and how much to eat depends on your current health, fitness level and goals. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, there are several important guidelines to follow; from understanding your body’s metabolism and requirements to knowing the correct portion. The PHS cuts through all the quick-fix schemes and diet hoopla; it explains in detail what changes are truly essential in the long-term. If you’re faced with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or any other condition, you have a myriad of options to take control of your health by eating the right foods. For example, most people have heard that eating oats regularly can help lower cholesterol. However, many are not aware that a diet high in potassium can significantly reduce blood pressure. Similarly, did you know that asparagus reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, and spinach protects against vision loss? It’s a shame to discover in hindsight that numerous health issues could have been prevented by being proactive.
Your body is a unique and complex piece of biochemical machinery. The foods you eat will have a profound influence on what happens metabolically within your body. There are many variables to consider before attempting a specific diet. Be careful. Many diets can wreak havoc on your metabolic system such as spiking blood sugar or raising insulin. A main component of the Proactive Health Solution is the Program Design which includes this PHS principle of nutrition. It provides the proper groundwork for a personalized food plan, macronutrient guidelines, a step by step formula for safe and effective weight loss, plus so much more! The PHS nutrition strategy will teach you the right way to enjoy your food preferences. Discover for yourself how good eats can also be good for you!
Ecclesiastes 3:13 “That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God.”