Are You Eating Whole Foods or Just a Whole Lot of Food???

With so much talk about whole foods I thought I would clarify what they are. A whole food is a real food that nature creates that has all its edible parts intact. A whole food has only 1 ingredient and that is itself.
Some examples of whole foods are:
  • Beans
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
Foods that have fluorescent colors, are found in boxes and wrapped in plastic bags are usually not whole. If the rice is not brown it is no longer whole because its been stripped of it's fiber. Processed food and food with preservatives are not whole. Our bodies are designed to eat whole foods, when we eat foods that are fragmented our bodies recognize that and then eat more to compensate for the loss. In other words our bodies will crave what it is missing. If you find yourself overeating or not feeling satisfied after a meal evaluate whether you are eating whole foods or just a whole lot of food.

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