Three Scientific Pillars Of Feel Fabulous
Most people eat between 3 to 5 pounds a day. This range is surprisingly consistent and anything less leads to hunger and cravings.
Most diets try to reduce the AMOUNT of food. For example eating 2 instead of 3 pounds of food. Counting calories, portion control, intermittent fasting, drinking before eating... are all strategies hoping to reduce the amount of food consumed.
What if instead of reducing the amount of food, you kept the amount the same but reduced the calories contained in that amount?
The logic behind this is simple: a head of salad contains less calorie than a table spoon of oil but will fill you up much more.
But no one can survive on salads so the art of calorie density is to combine ingredients that fill you up, keep you satiated for longer and don't overdo it on the calories.
That's the art of calorie density and it's been proven to be remarkably effective (sources 1, 2, 3, 4), with wide ranging health benefits (5, 6) and less cravings (7).
Everyone can take a different approach, but we prefer to eat lost of food and feel satisfied instead of having to stop after a few tiny bites of high calorie foods. Especially in the long-run we've found this to be easier and more enjoyable.
In recent years, there has been an increase in scientific evidence showing both neurobiological and behavioral relationships between drugs and food intake (source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) such as:
- compulsive overeating even in the absence of hunger
- cravings for high fat and sugary foods
- difficulty in controlling food intake
- binge eating and disordered eating patterns
Experts working in the field report that not everyone is equally susceptible to the addictive effects of certain foods and that most are triggered exclusively by processed, calorie dense, sweet, salty or chocolate based foods.
While we can't abstain from food per se, we can abstain from the specific foods that trigger us. The challenge is that most addictive foods are widely used and accepted in society. And it's hard for someone to appreciate just how addictive a food can be if they're not experiencing it themselves.
That's why we're excited to share the insights of Dr. Frank Sabatino Dr. Doug Lisle and Chef AJ inside Feel Fabulous because they all intimately understand this challenge and have helped clients first hand.
In many societies food has become the leading cause of death. Not food shortages but the excess of processed and nutritionally void foods.
In an environment like this, plant based diets have been shown to have many benefits:
- Healthier weight (source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
- Lower risks of developing Type 2 Diabetes (7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
- Improvement in heart health (12, 13, 14, 15)
It is important to note that just like any diet, a plant-based diets need to be planned carefully to provide adequate nutrition across the board.
That's why we rely on the advice of long-time practitioners like Dr. Frank Sabatino who's overseen in-person retreats for decades and has over 45 years of experience.