by Frederic Patenaude
Yes, you can increase your energy levels
by at least 25% and reach a higher level
of health with very simple diet and
I'm going to outline some of my best
tips that anybody can apply to see dramatic
results fast. I'm going to give tips
for beginners as well as more experienced
The One Food You Must Avoid
First things first, there are certain
foods we eat that literally drain away
our health, our energy, or both. If
you want to make positive steps towards
eating a healthy diet, you have to start
by avoiding them first.
I won't go into the obvious junk foods
everybody knows to be unhealthy. Instead,
I'll talk about probably one of the
unhealthiest foods on the supermarket
shelves, one that's still considered
I'm talking about *cheese*. More
specifically, ripened cheese (parmesan,
cheddar, camembert, etc.).
In addition to being high in fat, cheese
also contain certain substances that
make it addictive (see the book “The
Cheese is also one of the most mucus-forming
foods there is, and most people who
drop it from their diet notice immediate
improvements in their health.
My experience leads me to believe that
if there's one thing everybody should
eliminate from her or her diet, it's
Drop the Oil
Excessive fat consumption is related
to a wide range of health problems,
not just “getting fat.”
Fat consumption affects how your body
processes sugar, and an excessive fat
consumption leads to blood sugar imbalances,
such as hypoglycemia, diabetes, and
In light of all of this, there's really
no reason anyone should consume any
type of oil on a regular basis. This
includes olive oil, flax seed oil, hemp
seed oil, and any kind of “healthy”
oil you can imagine.
There's no reason because you can get
all the fat and omega-3 you can possibly
need by consuming *whole* foods, such
as avocados, nuts and seeds.
A tablespoon of oil contains about 150
calories. Add a few of those to your
salads and you've already consumed a
very high-fat meal!
So my recommendation is to *drop the
oil*. Just get rid of it. Don't buy
it anymore. It's okay to have a bit
of olive oil occasionally when you go
out and have a salad, for example, but
in your home, use healthy fats from
whole foods, not refined fats from oils.
The Magic of Exercise
One of the best ways to help your body
regulate blood sugar and appetite *naturally*
is to create a natural *demand* for
This means that regular exercise is
an essential part of any nutrition program.
Just diet alone cannot help your body
process the foods you're eating if there's
no demand for it.
One of the best exercises you can start
right now is walking. I'm all for going
to the gym and getting in shape, but
chances are that you might just need
to start walking more.
I suggest you start with 15 minutes
a day, and then increase to 30 minutes,
until you can do 30 to 60 minutes every
day. Try to maintain a pace that is
comfortable, yet a little challenging.
If you get in the habit of walking or
exercising in the morning before breakfast,
you'll notice that you'll be drawn to
eating the right foods and you'll experience
less cravings and less energy swings
during the day.
Green Smoothies and the Green Cleanse
Without a doubt, my best all-around
tip for improving your health, needing
less sleep, overcoming deficiencies,
reaching your ideal shape, and overcoming
cravings, is the regular consumption
of green smoothies.
If you'd like to refer to my previous
articles about green smoothies, what
they are, and how to make them, here
are 2 links:
An Acronym for Health Success
Top 5 Ways to Eat More Greens
But here's where I throw in a little
extra. If you go for a week on just
green smoothies (and fruit), you won't
believe how great you'll feel at the
end of that week.
And best of all, it's not as hard as
it seems, as long as you have the proper
support and motivation.
In the “Green
for Life Program”, we'll take
you through a “Green Cleanse”
where you'll experience the astounding
health benefits of green smoothies.
You can do it on your own, but chances
are that you might either quiet, or
have questions that need clarifications,
so that's why I decided to organize
that “Green Cleanse.”
At the end of that week, I'll guarantee
that your energy levels will be at least
25% higher, and that you'll have experienced
huge improvements in your health.
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