It Starts With Food Summary


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Do you want to know how to improve your physical and mental health?

“It Starts With Food.”

About Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig

Melissa Hartwig is a sports nutritionist.

Dallas Hartwig is a sports nutritionist and physical therapist.

"It Starts With Food Summary"

What if we told you that you could become healthier in just 30 days?

No, it is not just another promise, but a proven way to reset your body that has already helped millions of people achieve their body goals.

Candies and chips are not a treat that you have deserved after a long and exhausting day.

They are just a way to hurt yourself!

We are not talking about the empty calories they are filled with, without giving any nutritive value, but about how physically dangerous they can be.

The foods you feed your body has a significant impact on both your physical and mental state.

Some foods impact your energy levels, as well as your feelings.

Moreover, they can be addictive.

This explains why even after a successful phase of dieting, people return to the previous ways of life.

Humans are able to distinguish between three flavor categories: fatty, sweet and salty.

Fatty foods give you calories, sweets give you energy, and salty keep your hydration levels up.

Humans love these flavors, and food industry uses this knowledge to gain market advantage.

Chocolate bars, fast foods, and sometimes even frozen meals, are sweeter, saltier or fatter than other non-processed foods, which make us like them and crave for them.

Processed foods also contain chemical compounds which your body has a hard time processing.

This can sometimes lead to inflammation, which is the moment when your body starts attacking itself because the immune system gets confused between what is you, and what is a foreign threat.

Food also impacts your hormones and how they work, throwing your system off balance.

So, what should you eat?

Read our Key Lessons to find out.

Key Lessons from “It Starts With Food”

1. Foods You Need to Cut from Your Diet 2. Foods You Need to Get More Of 3. Avoid Smoothies

Foods You Need to Cut from Your Diet

You should avoid legumes and grains, and change them with fruits and vegetables.

They are high in calories, and filled with nutrients, out of which your body uses just a part.

Soy products are not healthy as well.

Dairy and seed oils are also on the list.

Milk is not just a source of calcium, but it also has many growth hormones, which are unhealthy for humans. Seed oils have many omega-6 fatty acids, which can be the cause of inflammation if you overeat them.

Foods You Need to Get More Of

Instead of the foods listed in the previous key lesson, add more meat, fruits, vegetables and good at in your diet.

Fill yourself up with protein, which helps the body function well, and keeps your hunger-pangs in control.

Avoid Smoothies

Fruits are healthy when eaten in moderation, but not as healthy as vegetables.

Also, do not make smoothies the primary source of fruit consumption.

First, liquid calories do not fill you up as well as their solid counterparts, and second blending the fruits destroys the fibers they are consisted of.

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“It Starts With Food” Quotes

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