Eliminate “Bad” Foods from Your Kitchen

Henry Ford said, “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.” So, today, plan for success in creating a healthier and happier version of you. The link between the food choices you make and your overall physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health cannot be stressed enough. Food provides the building blocks of every cell in your body. Food that is heavily processed, loaded with sugars and fats or that contains chemicals in the form of preservatives, colors, and artificial flavors, cannot build life force in your body. It has none to offer.

Before we get started on The Life Force Diet, begin today and over the weekend to cleanse your home of unhealthy foods in preparation for cleansing your body of unhealthy substances. Here are a handful of things you can do over the next few days to prepare for success:

1. Rid your fridge and pantry of items you know are unhealthy. Let’s face it: Most of us don’t need a nutritionist to know we’re eating some foods that are unhealthy. Today’s a great day to make a fresh start for great health by purging these items.
2. Then, begin to read labels on the foods in your home. Look for trans fats and eliminate foods that contain them. They are what I call “plastic fats” that even the strongest liver cannot break down. They have no place in our bodies.
3. Check for ingredients on the label that end in Ėose such as glucose, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, maltose, etc. We’ll be discussing these hidden sugars more next week but begin to eliminate foods that contain hidden sugars.
4. Look for artificial ingredients like colors (typically they contain FD&C or just a number such as “1″ or “blue dye number 1″). Throw out these chemical-laced “foods.”
5. Eliminate white flour and sugar and foods made with them.

While it isn’t necessary to eliminate all of these foods over the next few days if it feels too overwhelming to do so, it is a good idea to slowly remove foods that sabotage your health and well-being. If you need to go slower, then by all means do so.

The Life Force Diet is all about creating a healthier, happier version of you. I’ve created a pace for change that is fine for many people, but you still need to respect your specific needs. Change of any kind can be stressful. Keep in mind that by eliminating unhealthful substances, you’re creating room in your home for health and well-being.

But mostly change can provide enormous opportunity. The Life Force Diet is all about change for the sake of the opportunity to experience renewed vitality, resistance against illness, and powerful life force energy.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, DNM, DAc, CNC, is a six-time and best-selling book author whose works include: The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, and The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan. She is a doctor of natural medicine, holistic nutritionist, and holistic life coach. Visit www.TheLifeForceDiet.com to learn more.

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Lydia G.
Lydia G8 years ago

Theresa, I'm a veggie and my live-in boyfriend is the complete opposite of me when it comes to food. He eats a lot of chicken so at least it's white meat over dark meat but to me it's all the same. I try to help by only getting chicken from farms that don't cage them prior to slaughter such as Purdue (if what they say is true. I'm just taking their word on it for now). What I do is I create a great veggie meal and if he wants to add meat then he can, I let him do that cooking part. Otherwise, he's eating a completely veggie meal and loving every bite. ^_^

When I bake, I use Splenda or TruVia sugar-stuff and wheat flour. So far I've made some really tasty cookies. ^_^

Irene B.
Irene B.8 years ago

A healthy life certainly adds to a life worth living. The old saying, "Eat to live not live to eat" has merit. The quality of my life has increased since making fresh vegetables the largest portion on my plate. Surprisingly, this was not too difficult.

Theresa P.
Theresa Parrish8 years ago

It's tough to make drastic changes when my partner is not of the same mind. I would be vegetarian and not own any white flour or sugar, but hubby is not willing to go that far. Does anyone have experience with this? I could use some support. Thanks!

Katherine I.
Katherine Isham8 years ago

A life without sugar and white flour...that's a life not worth living. :-)

Claudia Tapia Guerrero

It's just a matter of decision to eat healthy!