Have you heard of the S.A.D. diet?

Well, there’s a good chance you’re already on it or have been.

You definitely know lots of folks who are on S.A.D. diet, which stands for the Standard American Diet. Unfortunately, it’s not particularly healthy.

What Constitutes A S.A.D. Diet

The S.A.D. consists of:

50% carbohydrates

35% fat

15% protein

In a nutshell, it has too much fat, not enough protein, and there’s rarely a vegetable in sight (not including pickles on hamburgers).

In fact, some would say it has too many carbohydrates too but that’s a matter of opinion and body type.

Making matters worse – apparently, 3 out of 4 visits to a restaurant are actually a fast food joint where the food undergoes heavy processing, and their design does NOT satisfy us or make us feel full.

Who else has ever visited those famous arches and thought, “I could eat that again?”

Judging by the obese population – I bet it’s lots! So what do you do?

How to Avoid S.A.D. Diet and Remain Healthy

How do you change your diet, and should it look like?

Well, the key to getting it all right stops seeing factory processed and pre-prepared food as food.

Because they’re products.

Change your perception of what food really is. Then start cooking from scratch.

Use whole foods as well as real ingredients.

In doing so, you’ll get a better balance of macronutrients (the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats), plus you’ll get more micronutrients too (these are the vitamins and minerals essential for our bodies and our health).

I guess what I’m saying is you need to eat food.

Just like your Grandparents and their Grandparents did. Eat real food.

You’ll feel fuller for longer, and you’ll satisfy your hunger.

Consequently, you’ll eat fewer calories and ingest more nutrients.

And – you’ll lose weight and live a longer, healthier life.

In this article, I wanted to educate and get you to understand that not all foods are equal. That it’s not just about feeling full.

Instead, it’s about getting the right MICRO and MACRO nutrients into your diet.

The macronutrients we are all familiar with often come with real food, especially in our fruits and vegetables.

Therefore, you don’t have to kill yourself going on a crazy diet. Instead, start to eat real food.

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