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Eat By Design

Eat By Design works in harmony with our body's genetic make-up and design. It is not a diet, but instead an approach to fulfilling the nutritional requirements of the body for optimal function. Eat By Design teaches people how to eat to create health, instead of eating to alleviate a symptom or to treat a disease. Eat By Design is a sustainable, enjoyable and incredibly healthy approach to eating for life.

These steps are a guideline to begin the process of Eating By Design. There are some subtle nuances depending on how metabolically deranged you may be and what your current goals are. We encourage you to continue your learning by attending seminars, listening to the podcast, and following the blog.

  • 1. EAT REAL FOOD FIRST.

Establish food quality as your most important criteria. If it comes in a package and has a bar code, it's not very likely By Design.

  • 2. REMOVE GRAINS AND LEGUMES.

The emphasis is on gluten containing grains but no grains or legumes provide us with nutrients we cannot receive from better By Design sources, in more quantity and with less of the negative effects like anti-nutrient and gut-irritating properties.

  • 3. EAT YOUR VEGETABLES. THE MORE COLOUR THE BETTER.

  • 4. INCREASE QUALITY FAT INTAKE.

This includes fat from healthy animal sources, pastured butter, ghee, coconut oil, avocado, minimal nuts, seeds and olive oil. Avoid highly processed seed and grain oils.

  • 5. EAT PROTEIN WITH EVERY MEAL.

Healthy sources of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, wild game, eggs, and wild fish have been a staple of our diet for a very long time.

  • 6. REMOVE SUGAR.

It is a toxic substance and should be avoided or consumed in very small quantities. This includes high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, pop and packaged foods. Fruit is still a sugar and should be consumed based on your goals. Fat loss? Very minimal amounts. Healthy body composition? In moderation.

  • 7. EARN YOUR CARBS.

Depending on your training goals and body type, increased carbohydrate intake may benefit you. They are best consumed in the post training window and from non gut irritating sources like sweet potatoes, yams and squashes.

  • 8. LBD ESSENTIALS.

Eat By Design is the primary approach to fulfilling your nutritional requirements, the Essentials simply fill in the gaps. Omega 3 saturation, vitamin D optimization and probiotic use for gut health.

  • 9. DAIRY IS A GREY AREA.

For the most part stick to butter and cream avoiding the dairy proteins in milk products which may be allergenic to many and have other known issues.

  • 10. STOP COUNTING CALORIES!

No animal counts calories. They Eat By Design. Do the same.

To join us for our next Seminar, click HERE. If you're not a West London CrossFit athlete or part of the Life by Design community, use the code WLCF to save $10.00.




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