SUMMARY: Dietary changes are necessary for long-term health. TBM is focused on making sure that changes are manageable and lasting. Dietary changes are best made slowly. 8 Simple ways to improve dietary practices. TBM is lifestyle-based medicine and you can get a head start.
“And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order;King Benjamin1
for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength.”
Dietary changes are best made slowly. Turning our culinary practices on their head by, for instance, becoming vegan or giving up all “carbs” as a New Years’ commitment are not generally lasting or productive of long-term health. Steering our diet like a cruise ship, as opposed to a speed boat, is the winning approach. Changes met with anticipation and excitement will be more dramatic at first. But to keep the momentum going incremental modifications will prove best.
Understanding TBM as Lifestyle-Based Medicine
TBM is lifestyle-based medicine and begins with beginning the process of implementing new practices and modifications to diet, sleep, fitness, electromagnetic exposure, and the like. Your TBM practitioner will work with you to determine which ones are of the highest priority at every stage of care. You will see immediate benefits which will encourage you along with the support and encouragement they will provide.
It’s best, however, if you begin making simple changes right away on your own to be well underway once you begin TBM care in earnest. Be sure to begin implementing the hydration guidelines along with some of the changes below to be best prepared. In a few words, the TBM “diet” is one that draws inspiration from how our ancestors ate 200 years ago and before. It avoids food ingredients and food prep processes that are only possible with advanced technology (e.g. seeds oils, high fructose corn syrup, quick-rise yeast). It draws from natural fermentation, simple ingredients, and traditional food preparation techniques. The number one demand will be upon your time. While it does take time to improve one’s diet, it doesn’t have to cost more. Often times, it will save you money, not to mention the cost-savings of better health.
Simple Ways to Begin Implementing Dietary Improvements
- Eat less.
- Eat at home more.
- Buy a cookbook.
- Cook and bake more from scratch.
- Take home-made food out with you.
- Try new foods.
- Make food a social experience.
- Take your time.
1 The Book of Mormon. Trans. Joseph Smith, Jr. Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981, Mosiah 4:27