A closer look at what to eat and why
Now that you’ve gotten to know your food list, you can dive into each nutritional category and understand a bit more about how to approach it in your meal planning—and the science behind how it helps you.
Why to eat them:
They help stabilize blood sugar, which is important for brain health. You’ll see this reflected in reduced hunger and cravings.
Instead of the centerpiece of a meal, think of one of these as the condiment (2-3 oz). Plants are your key sustenance.
- Wild Alaskan salmon
- Mackerel (Atlantic)
- Beef (grass-fed)
- Lamb (grass-fed)
- Buffalo/bison (grass-fed)
- When shopping or dining, look for labels like: grass-fed, organic, non-genetically modified organism (GMO) sources.
- For fish, remember to choose wild-caught sources, as farmed fish may contain hormones and toxic chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).