Shannon has worked with Dr. Drew for several years to achieve her personal balance as it pertains to food and nutritional supplements. Nutrition advice is not a one size fits all due to the beautiful fact that we are all unique in our genetic and physical make up. Shannon is a firm believer that with your own personalized approach to nutrition along with mind&body techniques, you are sure to be the best you possible.
Diet = Meal Plan
In this conversation on on our platform when we refer to “diet” we actually mean Meal Plan.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
During a cleanse you want to eliminate all foods listed below. For a general diet/way of eating you would simply introduce these foods in mindful moderation.
Eliminate – Dairy, Gluten, or Alcohol, Beef, Pork (in moderation for general diet)
Proteins – Fish, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Eggs
High Water Content Vegetables – Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Collars, Swiss Chard, Radishes, etc.
Complex Carbs – Brown Rice, Quinoa
Low Glycemic Fruits – Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, etc.
Organic Products – Important or Not?
Dr. Drew says “ It is really important because those pesticides accumulate in your system and you’re carrying a toxic burden through your life” which can lead to disease. Dr. Drew recommends visiting the Environmental Working Group’s website for a list of the “dirty dozen” and the “clean 15”. The “Dirty Dozen” are fruits and vegetables that you should avoid non-organic versions of because they are loaded with pesticides. The “Clean 15” are fruits and vegetables that have the lowest amount of pesticide reside.
Dietary Restrictions and Preferences
Dr. Drew and Shannon briefly discussed the restrictions of Vegan and Vegetarian diets. Because there is no one diet for all, it is highly advised that you consult an expert to understand how and where your particular nutrients should come from.
Sugar and Cravings
Often cravings for sugar are the result of a nutrient deficiency. Excessive sugar can cause yeast or candida overgrowth in the gut as well as inflammation. Good and healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados, and fish can provide satiation. When that is under control you are less likely to have cravings. Recommended supplements: Fish Oil, Algae DHA, and Olive Oil.
Ideally between 12-16 hours. When you break your fast you should try to eat small amounts more frequently to avoid overwhelming your stomach and digestive tract. Opt for healthy fats quality protein for a nutrient dense plate. Always keep your personal activity levels in mind as it may affect what you eat and how much. For example Shannon who workouts out/teaches several hours a day is breaking down more muscle tissue would need more protein.
“Keto diet was initially prescribed for epilepsy in the early 1900s. It is an incredibly effective diet for people who wan to lose weight and have a big body mass/good muscle mass. The Keto diet is essentially quality protein, healthy fats, lots of vegetables, and no grains”. Dr. Drew recommends you consult a physician for a detailed plan if you are considering this or any other diet. For more information visit Charlie Foundation.
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