Eclectic and Disorganized Eating
If you follow an eclectic eating lifestyle, you tend to eat food outside your own home, eat a variety of ethnic and fast foods, and you tend to eat snack or desert foods when you are home. Eclectic eating patterns tend to become disorganized as food preparation falls to the bottom of the priority list. You may seldom cook proper meals at home. Instead, you bring home-prepared foods, or order from fast-food delivery services. Your home is stocked with snack foods. You may not have food preparation skills and dislike cooking at home. Your appetite regulation becomes disorganized. Addictive eating patterns increase. You experience strong cravings for high caloric foods. Excessive weight gain is a common consequence.
Many families with working parents eat prepackaged and fast foods routinely. They may sit at the dinner table together some of the time, but properly cooked home-prepared meals are unusual. The less affluent eclectic eater frequents fast food outlets and chain restaurants. This cuisine continues to feature burgers, fries, pizza, fried chicken, steaks, donuts, cookies, sandwiches, pop, orange juice, milkshakes, ice cream, and coffee. These are wheat-milk-beef foods with high fat and high sugar content. Tacos, yogurt, fruit drinks, and salads are slight improvements on the old themes. Cooked vegetables are usually scarce; salads are often minimal and poor quality.
Lack of interest in eating proper foods, lack of money, illness, loneliness, and disruption of family groups all contribute to disorganization.
Single, working people often do not know how to cook proper meals at home. They maintain a semblance of health, despite their poor eating habits, often associated with drinking and sometimes drug abuse. Eventually, they slip or avalanche into a dysfunctional state and often have food allergy symptoms with compulsive eating.
The challenge to regain control of eating behaviors for disorganized eaters is obviously different from better-organized people. If you belong to the eclectic eaters group, organized or disorganized, your first task is to begin eating meals at home.
For many of our patients, recovery means a completely new lifestyle. They give up fast foods, stop eating from packages and start cooking normal food at home. New values emerge as they recover from the effects of years of eating bad food.
The Alpha Nutrition Program begins with a short food list and simple food preparation, it is easy to follow. The progression of the program is a learning path that teaches you how to prepare meals, self-monitor and self-regulate.
The Book Eating and Weight Management teaches rational food selection, appetite control, weight management. Read this book and use the Alpha Nutrition Program to resolve food-related symptoms, restore more normal appetite regulation and build optimal disease-preventing nutrition. The book reveals the basic concepts of weight management and emphasizes aspects of the Alpha Nutrition Program that are most useful in achieving normal eating behaviors and weight management. Your efforts are first directed toward changing food selection, eating behaviors and increasing physical activity. The Alpha Nutrition Program is a set of instructions and nutrient tools designed to resolve disease through diet revision. The program is nutritional therapy, a personal technology of health restoration and health maintenance.
Alpha ENF is the principle meal replacement formula. Alpha PMX is a fat free version of Alpha ENF can be used as food replacement. Alpha DMX is used instead of of Alpha ENF for diabetes 2 and whenever reduced caloric intake is desirable.
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