What if I shared with you the greatest kept secret to experiencing permanent weight loss, increased energy and the dropping away of common symptoms like bloating, constipation, gas, bad breath, indigestion, heart burn, food intolerances, sugar cravings and emotional or addictive eating?
You’d probably think I’d gone mad. As most of you know, I’m the last person to buy into the latest diet fad or exercise gimmick – so what do I believe could possible achieve such lasting results?
What if I took every acronym the food industry has ever come up with to market the latest and healthiest food recommendations, you know the ones FF (fat free), SF (sugar free), LS (low sodium), LGI (low glycemic index), LF (low fat) and the list goes on and replaced them all with the acronym which holds the winning formula for overcoming all the above mentioned symptoms, are you feeling just a little bit curious by now?
Ok, here it is, the only diet acronym you’ll ever need to remember, LHI (Low Human Intervention). I’m totally serious, think about it. If we followed this as the latest healthy food recommendation we would in actual fact experience lasting positive changes in all areas of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Our team at Bhavana invite you to follow our 4-week LHI challenge and see for yourself. It won’t just be your body that thanks you but Mother Earth too.
The rules are simple, all you need to do is avoid all foods that have been overly interfered with by human processes. Stay away from the foods on the HHI (High Human Intervention) listed below and follow the recommended LHI foods list.
10 Reasons to give the LHI challenge a go:
- To prove to yourself you can.
- You will build awareness for what constitutes as LHI foods versus, highly processed and nutritionally deficient foods.
- You will start to experience the subtle difference in how your body feels and functions when eating foods that are wholesome, alive, and nutritionally dense, versus foods which have no life force (energy and nutrition) left in them.
- You will be on your way to achieving your ideal weight.
- You will feel lighter, physically and emotionally.
- You will experience more energy.
- You will improve the function of your liver and digestion while symptoms like bloating, gas, and indigestion reduce or drop away.
- You will think more clearly.
- You will be able to overcome sugar cravings and comfort eating.
- You will be helping to sustain the environment and become a caretaker of our Mother Earth.
HHI (High Human Intervention) foods to avoid:
The 4 white devils:
1. White processed flour
2. Processed pasteurised dairy
3. Added sugar
4. Table salt
All soft drinks.
All processed soy products such as soy milk, yogurt, tofu burger etc.
All boxed cereals.
All commercially produced vegetable oils like canola, corn, safflower, sunflower, soy and grape seed.
All pre-made frozen meals.
All low fat products.
All fast food outlets.
All canned foods.
All commercially made cakes, pastries, biscuits, crackers, chips and crisps.
All commercially made dips, spreads, sauces containing processed vegetable oils mentioned above.
LHI (Low human intervention) foods to enjoy:
All organic or free range fresh meat, poultry and dairy.
All fresh seasonal fruit, salads and vegetables.
Non-gluten grains — brown rice, oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat raw nuts and seeds.
Cook with quality fats such as organic butter, ghee, coconut oil and duck fat.
Use olive oil, flaxseed oil, Inchi oil and avocado oil for salads.
Try young Thai drinking coconuts for smoothies.
For sweeteners use—stevia, molasses, raw honey, maple syrup and fresh dates.
Explore flavours using common herbs that support various functions such as digestion, the metabolism, the immune and nerves system — basil, garlic, cinnamon, carob, cumin, dill, ginger, mustard, oregano, parsley, pepper, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric.
Use quality salt – Celtic sea salt or Himalayan rock salt.
Have fun with the challenge and you’ll realise eating real food isn’t about feeling deprived, but rather nourished, satiated and alive.
We would love to hear how you went, so please share your experiences with us.