Real food diet, ground to mouth, that’s my plan. Simple foods, minimally processed and whole singular ingredients only. Although the ingredient list many be long, that is not because of what is on the label of the can or plastic packaging, it is because I strive to eat a very diverse amount of meat, vegetables, fruits, roots, seeds, nuts, spices, vinegar, fats.
Bread, you say, has but 4 ingredients: flour, water, yeast, and salt, so why then are you of the skip-the-bread clan? How can this easy list go wrong? The problem with bread is that the flour highly processed. It offers no nutritional value per se and now I am sure that all flour has come from a GMO crop, and almost all of it has been bleached, stripped completely of any traces of minerals and vitamins.
I also try very very hard to limit my cheese consumption which I difficult given my Dutch blood. Although cheese has but two ingredients: milk and culture, the problem with dairy is how the cows are treated, what they are fed, the medicines they receive to produce a lot, and what milk has gone through to get to the table: homogenization, pasteurization, and overall low quality. Nothing about the dairy farm is natural.
So when people ask me how I eat, I don’t want to say Paleo- that sounds limiting and also the worst diet name ever. I eat real food, whole foods, minimally processed, like you cook it some and it’s ready to go. Real food doesn’t have any ingredient list, that’s my diet. Real food doesn’t specific what’s not in it (growth hormones or preservatives) and definite does not come in plastic.