Perhaps you’ve still got some lingering doubts about cutting out –
- Whole grains
- Organic chicken
- Greek yogurt
- Eating all the fruit
After all, you’ve been sold a false bill of goods for decades. It’s hard to completely change your mindset and see “healthy” foods for what they really are – unhealthy.
But, if you plan to adopt the habits in this blog – or even better, a lectin-free lifestyle, you’ll need to overcome the highest hurdle in order to succeed.
And what is that hurdle? Making excuses.
Dr. Gundry did it too. For years, he was used to that same American diet – too much protein, whole grains, fruit all year round, Diet Coke all day long. And the final kicker was … he thought he was consuming healthy food when he ate anything on that list above.
And even when Dr. Gundry started to eat mostly plant foods, it took awhile before he was able to figure out the truth about lectins. He didn’t think there was much difference between a potato and a yam.
Giving up your favorite foods is really hard. And if you’ve already given up sweets and processed foods, you may feel you’re doing enough. Unfortunately that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Read on to learn some of the most common excuses Dr. Gundry has heard – and used – over the years. These excuses sound good, but they’re likely keeping you from living a truly healthy, long life.
So, don’t let these excuses keep you from making real progress:
1. I’m too old to make significant changes to my diet.
You see, many of his patients over the years have been retirees. And though they may sometimes make an excuse when we’re getting started, it’s often those older patients who really push themselves to make lasting changes in pursuit of better health.
The heart of the matter is that it’s never too late to improve your health. You see, your body replaces your old cells with new ones every few months. That doesn’t change no matter how old you get. So, anytime you hand those new cells high-quality building materials – like good nutrient-rich, lectin-free foods – you’ll be feeding your bugs exactly what they need in order to make a new and improved you!
2. I’m already slim, fit, and active.
Maybe you don’t need to change your eating habits. But can I ask you something?
If you feel there is no reason to change the way you eat, why do you feel tired? Or occasionally bloated? Do you feel as healthy as you should, given your level of activity?
If you experience the version of yourself who cut out grain fed meats, who limited fruit intake, and who stopped drinking milk from cows – you’d probably have no hesitation about changing your habits. You may feel alright, but you could feel oh-so-wonderful if you gave yourself a chance.
3. Cutting out lectins requires a deep understanding of metabolic, nutritional, and physiological concepts. It’s too complicated!
Sure, that knowledge might help you, but whether or not you succeed on a lectin-free diet plan really comes down to knowing what foods to eat in abundance and what destructive or harmful foods to avoid. That’s really all it takes.
And to make it easier, you can use The GundryMD blog, YouTube channel, newsletter, and of course, Dr. Gundry’s books to guide you on your way… that means lists of foods to avoid, AND to eat in abundance.
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