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 able to control your cravings better, there is no need to count calories or starve yourself.
So what exactly is a “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 has evolved to eat. And humans are no different. Unfortunately, most of us have forgotten which foods make up the natural human diet. 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, nuts and seeds. And those foods form the basis of our system. On top of that, we include those modern foods that are considered nutritious additions to the natural human diet. Avoid highly processed foods like refined grains and seed oils. These contain little or no essential nutrients and they push other, more nutritious foods off our plates. For more information on individual foods, consult our food guide.