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Day 11 - What Is Your Diet Attracting?

I was originally going to post on another topic that often comes up during a Health Challenge that is as powerful as this one. At the last moment, however, I realized that I needed to explore more mindset issues that inevitably come up for people who are still stuck in the mode of passing judgement on their food. Watch this video now. It is crucial to using food for its intended purpose — to build your body up!

Today was a hard core work day for me beefing up some elements of the Challenge to make it more interesting for you, so I didn’t do a heck of a lot of cooking. I did, however, whip up some scrambled eggs with leftover lobster for breakfast.

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To illustrate the point I mention in the video, as I was making breakfast, I remembered the words of a friend of mine who refuses to eat lobster. She says “Their the dirtiest creatures, eating anything they can find at the bottom of the ocean.” The funny part is that she practically lives solely on non-organic white flour, which is what she was eating at the time she told me that. If you didn’t know, conventional white flour is legally allowed to contain rodent feces, so long as it remains below a certain amount. Conventional flour is also loaded with mercury and pesticides yet devoid of nutrients. Lobster may contain many of these problems given the issues with purity of ocean water, but at least it contains nutrients!

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Now my friend is skinny, if that’s something that you are concerned about. Yet she suffers from a number of health disorders and is wrinkled way beyond her years. She is a prime example of why this video needed to be made. I wouldn’t mention this if she weren’t the first one to tell you about it by the way.

Unfortunately, for most of us eating SAD (standard American diet) or any of its multiple dieting offshoots, has made us look like this guy end up looking like this.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

How do the French stay so skinny?

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Let me start by saying that there  is no French paradox. Red wine will not unclog your arteries. Plenty of real fats — including the animal fats — minus an abundance of refined sugars will.

The French start the day with coffee (no cream or milk usually), yogurt, cheese, pâté, butter and baguette for breakfast. A piece of fruit (some berries, an apple, orange or pear) is also common, but rarely eaten alone. Occasionally a soft boiled egg is eaten time permitting. More recently, people will eat Muesli type cereals.

For lunch, a salad with meat, egg, tuna, etc is common as are things like steak frites (steak with fries) or an omelette with cheese, ham and fries. If you can’t sit down, you’ll probably get this served on half a baguette (but your waistline will pay for it!) or stop at a baker to pick up a quiche, pizza or croissant sandwich. But these bakery items are usually an accompaniment to a big salad.  Sausages are eaten in some locations as well popular in some areas as well.

Dinner will likely depend on your schedule. If you work a 9-5 job, you’ll make dinner the biggest meal of the day. Otherwise, lunch is. If you eat in a restaurant, you might start with a nourishing soup, then move on to a slice of fish, frog legs, another steak or a chicken preparation. One of my favorite soups I enjoyed in Paris many years ago was made from pâté. Yum! At home, you may also begin with a soup followed by a simple chicken or fish dish or swap them both for a hearty stew and a salad. Mashed potatoes made with real butter and cream are also favorites on the French dinner table. When bread is eaten, it is usually a very small piece used to sop up the gravies on your plate or soup left in the bowl. In essence it is a way to get more fat soluble vitamins into your body.

Fruit is a typical dessert. Sometimes served with a little cheese. Sometimes cheese instead of fruit. Cakes and pies are generally reserved for the special occasions. A birthday party, anniversary, holiday, out-of-town visitor…. Not everyday and not as snacks.

The last time I was in France 5 years ago, I found that there are far more obese people. Many of these people seemed to believe what the Americans do which is that obesity is controlled by exercise alone. Meanwhile, many of them were eating lots of empty carbs including desserts whether it was in a restaurant or on a street, while their skinnier friends were eating salads, meat, cheese or nothing at all. So in effect, as the French (Italians, Spaniards, Germans etc) begin to follow our lead, little by little they too begin fighting the battle of the bulge. In effect it was indeed the presence of these delicious fats and animal foods that made the French live long as well. But in this too, we sadly begin to see a rapid decline. The take home message is that exercise is good, but it cannot replace real food.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.