After considering the huge amounts of crap that we feed our bodies, I've decided to carry out an experiment on myself. Over the next few weeks I'm going to make some changes to my diet. I'm not counting calories, I'm not weighing portions, I'm not "point scoring" everything I eat, I'm simply making some changes that will hopefully reflect a more naturally intended diet.
Eliminate (or greatly reduce) the amount of sugar I consume.
Eliminate (or greatly reduce) wheat and gluten products I consume.
Increase protein intake from lean red meat, fish and poultry.
Be aware of the types of carbs I ingest. Not eliminating, Dr. Atkins is a kook! Just choosing carbs that won't instantly be turned to sugar.
If i can't pronounce it I can't eat it! Un-natural additives like aspartame, sodium benzoate, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and the like.
Regular feeding times. I'm terrible at bingeing and then not eating for 7 hrs then bingeing again.
I'm keen to see if there'll be any noticeable difference (positive or negative) about the way I feel, sleep, energy levels etc. It will also be interesting to see if there's any noticeable weight loss.
I won't be increasing activity levels, at least not straight away and I'll continue to supplement as I always do, with quality organic supplements. A daily multivitamin, an omega 3 supplement and a herbal milk thistle supplement which helps liver function.
I really just want to know if a more organic, less processed diet will have any effect.
Wish me luck.