Saturday, December 29, 2012

Red, Yellow and Green

The other day I was going through some papers and I ran across these 3 sheets of paper. One had "Red Zone Foods, Yellow Zone Foods and Green Zone Foods".

I learned about these when I read a book from Chalene Johnson, PUSH.

It's been almost a year since I have read it, and I think I will read it again - it is a great first of the year book to read.

She talks about putting foods into different "zones".

Red means only on occasion food. I call this group the processed, in a box, man-made food.

Here are some of my red zone foods:
Pastries
Nachos
Sugar
Soda
Wheat products
Margarine (really, I don't touch that stuff at all!)
Donuts

Yellow means that these foods aren't "bad", but you still should limit them.

Here are some examples:
Eggs
Raw nuts
Organic cheese
Chocolate

Now the Green Zone. In the green zone, you can eat whatever you would like! It is unlimited!

Here is what my green zone looks like:
Lettuce
Spinach
Brocolli
Carrots
Apples
Celery
Strawberries
Sprouted grain bread
Water
Quinoa

The green zone is anything found in nature as God made it! (So that means that an apple and an apple pie are not the same thing :)

I'm happy that I found these papers. It reminds me that I need to choose my food choices better.

What's in your zones?