My #1 Rule for Eating Healthy by Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Whenever I tell people this simple rule for eating
healthy, they are always shocked by it’s simplicity, and
that they never thought of it like this before.
First, we need to come to the realization that food
science and marketing in recent decades has crowded
all of the REAL food out of our grocery stores to the
point that at LEAST 90% of everything in a modern-day
grocery store is NOT true food anymore…
The so-called “food” that lines our grocery store
shelves nowadays is better termed—”Edible Food-Like
Substances”, as the highly respected nutrition journalist
Michael Pollan calls it.
I absolutely love that term and think it is SO very true!
Our food supply has become so overly processed, that
it’s not uncommon for a simple snack food to contain
a list of 20-30 ingredients of additives, chemicals,
flavorings, colorings, high fructose corn syrup, MSG,
artificial sweeteners, and more.
However, it CAN be easy to avoid ALL of this junk
by following my 1 simple rule of eating healthy… and
• Eat only foods that are 1 ingredient.
• Drop dead simple!
This means sticking almost solely to these:
• eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, berries, and
meats (only meats raised in a healthy manner)
For example, almost everything I ate today was 1
ingredient, although perhaps mixed together:
• eggs with veggies for breakfast
• snacked on fruit, berries, and nuts all afternoon
• home-made guacamole (made fresh with all
single ingredients) and veggie sticks
• cooked mixed veggies, side salad, and grass-fed
bison steaks for dinner
Now THIS is fat-burning nutrition made easy!
Pretty simple stuff, and all made from single ingredients
instead of processed food packages with 30 ingredients
Do I eat like this 100% of the time… admittedly no…
BUT, if you can stick to this 1-ingredient rule at least
90% of the time, it is actually VERY simple to get as
lean as you want!
A 2nd simple rule:
If your great grandparents 100 years ago wouldn’t have
recognized the food you’re eating, don’t eat it!