Webinar: Four Letter Word for F.O.O.D.
Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the unhealthy types of food typically consumed in the S.A.D (Standard American Diet) with participants of the Your Best Weight online education program. She provides alternative food choices and recipes that are nutritious and taste great along with supplement recommendations including meal replacement protein shakes. The webinar last for 17 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.
Hello, my name is Libby Wright and I'm going to be sharing some things with you today. As I let you know in all of our sessions, we do record our sessions. So if you would like to make a comment or ask a question, feel free to go ahead and put that in the question box. We do keep everyone on mute, all the attendees, just so that we don't get any unwanted background noise. So with that I would like to start our session today, our last session in our series on Your Best Weight and that is the Four Letter Word for Food.
Now food is a little bit of an elephant in the living room. But how can you have a program about weight without talking a little bit about food? We've saved it till the end and I know it can be a touchy subject for some people but we're going to talk about some practical ways, some practical tips that we can give you to help you make better food choices.
Before we get started though, I just want to remind you my name is Libby Wright And I'm one of the founding members of SupplementRelief.com. As always if you're going to be starting a new supplement regimen, new foods, new exercise, anything we suggest in these programs, p.lease make sure you check with your physician or your primary care provider It's always important that you share your thoughts with them and what you're going to do and make sure you get their OK. So with that we're going to go ahead and start.
What is Food?
Now this is might be seem like kind of a simple crazy question that I'm asking, but I want to ask you today. What is food? We in America, in modern times have gotten very confused about what food really is. So our little icon here is giving you a little bit of a clue as to what we're going to be talking about. Real food is food that is found in nature that is minimally processed. Food that you can look at it and say that's an apple or that's an orange or that's a green bean. Highly processed foods like sugars or TV dinners or Pop-Tarts are things that are really not things found in the natural state. So that's we're going to be talking about a little bit today is what is real food.
So I thought it'd be fun to go to the dictionary. I went to dictionary.com and actually ask the question, queried in there, for food. Now, there are a lot of different definitions. Here were a few that I found that were most interesting. The first one is a noun. Anything, any nourishing substance that's eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy promote growth etc. Then another definition I found a little farther down the line was anything serving for consumption or use.
So I'd like to ask you today. Do you eat foods that nourish you or do you eat foods that are simply something that can be consumed?
So we have here a picture of leafy greens that would definitely qualify something that sustains life, provides energy, promotes growth. What I love about this is it not only gives us nutrition, it gives us some good calories. It gives us lots of good minerals, lots of good vitamins. It also gives us phytonutrients. Then you've got things like anything for consumption. And what do we have here? We have a burger and fries which is very much part of the standard American diet. And what does that giving us? Well, it's giving us a whole lot of calories. It is giving us some protein but it's also giving us a lot of inflammatory properties, sugars, gluten and a lot of things that are going to cause us problems in the future if that's what we are primarily eating.
Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.
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