Our system lets you rebuild a natural relationship with food. You will eat nutritious foods and avoid foods with little or no nutritional value. Because you will be naturally satified, there is no need to watch your calorie intake. When using our app, you will also earn the foods that in nature would require effort to find or make by being active.
There is no universal “nutritious diet”. A lion would die if it had to live on grass, while a cow eats nothing else. Any species thrives best on the foods it is naturally equipped to eat. Unfortunately, most of us have forgotten what our own natural diet looks like. Lions eat meat, cows eat grass. And humans eat… a Big Mac? Chocolate sprinkled donuts? Tofu patties?
In nature, humans would eat vegetables, mushrooms, fruit, meat, fish, eggs and nuts. That’s it. And those foods form the basis of our system. On top of that, we include modern foods that have proven to be nutritious additions to the human diet.
The Healthy Lives system avoids typical modern crops like grains, legumes and seed oils. These contain little or no essential nutrients but they push other, more nutritious foods off our plates. At the same time, they contain antinutrients that are only partly eliminated by cooking.
We divide food into 3 categories. You can find a more detailed explanation of the categories and the individual foods here.