2019 Food Shopping list additions

If better health is on your list be sure and adopt as many of these foods as you can.

Superfoods to add to the shopping list
Vegetables – broccoli, sweet potatoes, asparagus, carrots, green beans, all beans, most are good choices without sauces, cheese or creams.
Leafy greens – spinach, lettuce, kale or power greens, again without all the add on salad killers – cheese, croutons, dressing, etc.
Nuts and seeds – raw and unsalted walnuts & almonds in particular but most nuts fitting this criteria are options. Freshly ground flaxseed (linseed) IS A MUST FOR EVERYONE!
Other highly nutritious seeds will come into play.
Fruits – apples, pomegranates, kiwi, peaches, pears, most fruits as is, if some are known blood glucose problems avoid those.
Berries – black, rasp, straw and especially blue!​
Drink a lot of pure, clean water throughout the day.

www.superfoodaddicts.com

How I became an Addict!, a Superfood Addict that is.

The planning, research, experimentation and other efforts that led to what is now the website superfood addicts originated initially when my mother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

She was having a lot of trouble following considerably strict dietary guidelines. I was simply trying to help her.

Fuel to the Fire; I have had many different Doctors say some interesting things to me at times, most of them working the emergency room.

​ Bob, you have….

  • pneumonia in your left lung…I wondered why I couldn’t breathe
  • a frontal lobe concussion…that explains this headache
  • four broken ribs…it only hurts when I laugh, only kidding, each breath is brutal
  • you are  pre-diabetic, be careful…

I’M SORRY, WHAT DID YOU SAY?! ​ PRE-DIABETIC?!

During the time between that particular office visit and the official launch of this website, I have covered much material and spoken with many people.

What is on this website worked very well for myself, I have dropped from 193 lbs. and have maintained the window of 135 to 140 lbs. for four years, bloodwork looks great.

I thought maybe what has worked so well for myself might be useful to others facing similar situations.

The purpose, goal and mission of this website:

To help people establish better nutritional choices.

To better enable individuals to not only control and deal with pre and type two diabetes but to defeat it and have fun doing it in a very personal and sometimes silly way.

As you increase your nutritional intake little by little you will bring your bloodwork numbers better than they have ever been.

Your body will respond with:

  • less body fat, visceral
  • less blood fat, lipids
  • better sleep
  • higher metabolism
  • lower blood pressure
  • improved elasticity of blood vessels
  • increased energy
  • clearer thinking
  • clearer skin & hair
  • even a happier Doctor

Robert L. Smith, www.superfoodaddicts.com

Another Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Poor Nutrition

My fellow Americans, Let me be perfectly clear

Just as Mr. Gore spoke and wrote about the damaged condition of the planet we inhabit, we will be addressing the ongoing damage to our bodies we so willingly allow, even embrace?!

We have become way too dependent on fast foods, quick & easy meals, boxed meals, frozen dinners or whatever main & side dishes the grocery store prepared that day.

Our rivers and streams have many toxins in them. Our blood vessels are also carrying toxins, too low of an HDL reading, too high of an LDL reading. Usually, enough triglycerides for two or more people. High numbers for A1C, showing inflammation.

Average blood glucose that is too high, experiencing spikes or crashes in energy. We’ve all heard the phrase “Garbage in/Garbage out”. Unfortunately it is more “Garbage in/Garbage stored somewhere, usually fat”, along with toxins.

So what is the Truth? More produce, Less fast foods.

We simply need to learn to eat better. To question what we are eating at each meal or snack. Also, question what you have on your shopping list, what little steps can you take to improve?

An apple instead of a candy bar, whole grain breads & pasta, vegetables and fruits of as many colors as you want. Plenty of water, most people are in some state of dehydration without knowing it. Raw & unsalted nuts and seeds.

We are in bad shape But, we can improve consistantly as we modify our intake. Think tortoise rather than the hare, we want gradual, permanent, healthy change. For us the blood work is key, Fix the Blood, Fix the Body. Get familiar with your blood chemistry, believe it or not you will eventually look forward to the tests.

If this sounds difficult, on the website www.superfoodaddicts.com, there is an online course that does just this, see you soon!

Robert L. Smith  www.superfoodaddicts.com

 

 

Can people take down diabetes themselves?! Yes, with the help of Superfood Addicts

Robert L. Smith, Superfoodaddicts.com

I did not want to do this but friends and advisors say it is powerful. The before & after picture, a picture of someone beginning a health plan followed by an improved after picture.

How about this twist, several before pictures before starting the Superfood Addicts program and an after picture? Then another a year later, then another a year later…get it? It works.

This IS/Was,  my battle & Victory with prediabetes rounds 1 & 2, game over…Robert Lee wins with a forever TKO.

Before

After

Want Results?!

Robert Smith, Creator of Superfood Addicts
Robert Smith, Creator of Superfood Addicts

Thank You for your time, help is on the way.

www.superfoodaddicts.com

Superfood Addicts Declares WAR on the Modern American DIEt

​We hold this truth to be self-evident:
That all foods are NOT created equal; That some are endowed by nature certain nutritional rights; these enhance life, liberty, and the pursuit and achievement of Healthfulness.



Declaration of MAD Independence

 When in the course of Healthful events, it becomes necessary for some people to dissolve the unhealthy bands which have connected them with another,  to consume the plants of the earth, to separate and qualify by the laws of nutrition and of healthy food, a self respect and new approach to seeing food differently that requires the separation from the Modern American Diet.



SFA Consititution

We the Superfood Addicts of the United States, in order to form a more perfect body, establish stable blood glucose, insure personal serenity, provide strong immunity for the common defence, promote Superior Health and secure the Blessings of Healthy Longevity to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

Why are Americans always hungry?

burger with bacon and fries

Robert Smith, Superfood Addicts

www.superfoodaddicts.com

Do we as a group look underfed? I don’t think so. Is there not food all around us, everywhere, all the time?

The problem is that almost all of the choices we have before us are Bad choices. We consume mostly, if not exclusively foods that are “hollow”. They look okay, they taste like the other overly salty items we constantly consume, they even lie to us about being nutritious and good for us.

The truth is just because a food has a hint of a nutritional quality does not mean the food as a whole should be accepted as beneficial. Example: A frozen dinner boasts of 30 grams of protein but fails to inform with the same energy that it has 40 grams of fat, 1,230 milligrams of sodium and a list of ingredients that requires a Phd. in Food Science Chemistry to understand it.

Most of the foods we eat keep the body on an unhealthy pattern of consuming something, the bodies reaction to all the sugar, salt, caffeine, blood spikes, blood drops are happening to us all day. We consume too much everytime we consume. The increases in obesity, pre-diabetes & type two diabetes are well documented.

Do you ever taste your food before reaching for the salt shaker?

Another truth is that we don’t really taste what we eat anymore, just varying levels of salt, sugar or both. We are so bombarded with excess sugar, salt, fat and poor nutritional quality foods that we, as a nation, are now the fattest people on the earth.

We have produce that was “produced” from GMO seeds. That’s Genetically Modified Organism, these allow food to be grown quicker and produce a bigger yield. Again, the foods look good but are not equal in nutrition to their organic counterparts.

Not only does it not need to be that way…We have to change how and what we eat.

What we consume can make us vibrant & healthy, Or it can slowly kill us.  

If you are interested in being healthier become a superfood addict.

If you are overweight become a superfood addict.

If you are dealing with pre-diabetes or type two diabetes become a superfood addict.

Intro to Superfood Addicts

Intro to Superfood Addicts

What are Superfood Addicts?

Intelligent people with a serious concern about being healthy & show this by dramatically changing the way & what they eat.

We do this very gradually, it took awhile for us to get where we are. We do this transition slowly so you & your body have time to adjust.

There were only 14 Superfoods originally, now over 200.

Original 14 :

  1. Beans
  2. Blueberries
  3. Broccoli
  4. Oats
  5. Oranges
  6. Pumpkin
  7. Salmon
  8. Soy
  9. Spinach
  10. Tea
  11. Tomatoes
  12. Turkey
  13. Walnuts
  14. Yogurt

How many servings of these do you consume daily, weekly?

Over time we will increase our intake of super foods on a daily basis. This means more vegetables, fruits, nuts & seeds, lean meats, spices & clean water.

We are born perfect, in most situations.

If you had a Lamborghini and decided to save a few bucks and filled up with economy grade fuel, your machine would begin having problems and eventually shut down.

We are the same, yet too many of us load up on the economy grade – All You can Eat!, Buffet!, Two meals for one!, Would YOU like to Gigantamunda that order?!

Making America Number One again, in Obesity & Diabetes.

Like the high end sports car, We need top fuel!  Not nutritional economy grade foods.

 We need nutrient rich, low calorie foods. Not extra empty carbs & sugars. We want lean proteins, complex carbs, vitamins & minerals. Not yet more hidden sugar.

Once You embrace your addiction, your body will begin a nutritional overhaul. What we call a Nutrimorphasis.

You & your body experiencing the benefits of eating more healthy than you ever have. It will be challenging at times but you will grow your decision making muscles as you go.

We have been slowly making ourselves sick, there is time. Now, We will slowly begin making ourselves healthy.

Lastly, don’t go it alone – Take someone with You. Do have a Partner in Health.

 

A Tale of Two Choices

                                 A Tale of Two Choices

It was the best of foods, it was the worst of foods, it was the age of nutritional wisdom, it was the age of fast foods, it was the epoch of SFA (superfood addicts), it was the epoch of MAD (modern American diet), it was the season of lean, it was the season of decadence, it was the spring of growing health, it was the winter of declining health, we had every option before us, we had nothing to lose, we are going direct to health, or we are going the other way…

At every moment we are confronted with choices in every area of life, what we decide at the point of now does not end there yet only begins, it carries through for a long time and will bring about good or bad things as a result.

Here and now, we are focused on the food intake and optimal health.

Choice: Do we have bacon, toast, fried eggs & OJ, or go with oats (real-not instant), blueberries, cinnamon, honey and some nuts?

Choice: Do we have a standard, popular soft drink one or more times daily? Or, do we one time daily swap a sparkling flavored water in it’s place, what could this minimal action accomplish?

Choice: Do we go with any of the fast food options available for dinner or do we make an at home dinner that better meets our growing interest in our own health and welfare?

What type of difference do small, insignificant choices make over time?

seltzer                                                   soft drink
calories                                 zero                                                                   140
carbs/SUGAR                    zero                                                                  39g
sodium                               15 mg                                                             45mg
difference over 1 week, 1 month…one year, with just one change.

Daily soda-
Calories (daily=140, weekly=980, monthly=4,340, annual=51,100)
Carbs/SUGAR (D=39 g, W=273 g, M=1,209 g, A=14,235 g)
Sodium (D=45 mg, W=315 mg, M=1,395 mg, A=16,425 mg)

Sparkling water/seltzer-
Calories (D=0, W=0, M=0. A=0)
Carbs/SUGAR (D=0, W=0, M=0, A=0)
Sodium (D=15 mg, W=105 mg, M=465 mg, A=5,475 mg)

What does it take to burn 51 thousand calories that could simply be avoided?

Let’s add a snack with our beverage, just one little choice.
Potato chips  (31.8 g)                                                   popcorn    (36 g)
 (American classic – greasy & salty)                (microwave/airpop)

Daily/Year
calories                  180/65,700                                  110/ 40,150carbs  carbs                       17 g/6,205 g                                 26 g /9,490 g
fiber                         1 g/365 g                                          7 g/ 2,555 g
sodium        190 mg/69,350 mg                                 zero/zero
protein                    2 g/ 730 g                                        4 g/ 1,460 g

And the other two choices…?
​…become a superfood addict and find out.
Okay, it was hopefully obvious that the second choice for #1 and #3 was the only choice. Hey! The popcorn has more carb’s?! Yes but with the far superior levels of sodium, protein and specifically – fiber make this choice very obvious.

superfoods to add to the shopping list   

  •  Vegetables & Legumes – broccoli, sweet potatoes, asparagus, carrots, green beans, all beans, most are good choices without sauces, cheese or creams.
  • Leafy greens – spinach, lettuce, kale or power greens, again without all the add on salad killers – cheese, croutons, dressing, etc.
  • Nuts and seeds – raw and unsalted walnuts & almonds in particular but most nuts fitting this criteria are options. Freshly ground flaxseed (linseed) IS A MUST FOR EVERYONE!
    Other highly nutritious seeds will come into play.
  • Fruits – apples, pomegranates, kiwi, peaches, pears, most fruits as is, if some are known blood glucose problems avoid those.
  • Berries – black, rasp, straw and especially blue!​
  • Herbs & Spices – garlic, thyme, oregano, sage, turmeric, cinnamon
  • Grains – oats, quinoa, bran, wild rice
  • Beverages – water, tea –  green, black, herbal

During the time between that particular office visit and the official launch of this website, I have covered much material and spoken with many people. What is on this website worked very well for myself, I have dropped from 190 lbs. and have maintained the window of 135 to 140 lbs. for almost five years, bloodwork looks great.

I thought maybe what has worked so well for myself might be useful to others facing similar situations.

The purpose, goal and mission of this website: to help people establish better nutritional choices, to better enable individuals to not only control and deal with pre and type two diabetes but to defeat it and have fun doing it in a very personal and sometimes silly way.