From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah
In my work with disease reversal through food, I’m always pushing people towards a whole food plant-based diet. I do understand that every change is difficult and we are all creatures of habit. The good thing is that once we change our habits, the new habit becomes the rule. This is why we should always try to find ways to make our food equally delicious and healthy. This happens by using high quality ingredients, a variety of colours to make it visually attractive and a depth of understanding.
To anyone who is sceptical, I suggest doing a 30 day trial. It’s not so difficult when you know that you can eat whatever you miss after just 30 days. But in 30 days our taste buds change. You may find that the food that you used to love still sounds attractive to your mind, but is not as attractive to your tongue as it used to be.
It’s important to note that most of the foods that we are trying to give up – sugar, fried, tea, coffee, packaged foods, meat and dairy – are highly addictive but also acid yielding in our body. Once we recognise this and treat it as an addiction, it’s much easier to let go. The very best thing that I know to overcome addictions is the green smoothie. This is delicious and floods your body with alkaline goodness that makes acidic food less attractive. The best part of it is that it’s easy to make and consume even for someone with very little time.
I am speaking to patients everyday and I am actually impressed with the way that they make changes. Some of them do it in a step by step manner and that works, but others dive right in. And then it’s the results that keep them on track!
Reclaim your health. Find a hack so that you too don’t slip off the bandwagon.