July 8, 2004
| Eat Right for Your pH
Eating For Your Body Chemistry
It should come as no surprise
that American women spend much of their lives on one weight-control
diet after another, usually the latest fad diet. But these diets
are just a set-up for failure. In fact, the success rate of maintaining
a lower weight from fad dieting is less than 10 percent.
We’ve all heard the expression you are what
you eat. I have a slightly different spin on that idea. I
believe you should eat for your body chemistry. By that I mean you
need to eat the right foods to support your health, in the right
amounts, if you want to be in nutritional balance. It’s about eating
healthfully and being the right size for your body type rather than
counting calories. If you are eating properly, and your body is
in balance chemically, you will be at the right weight for you.
To establish what foods are right for you, you
have to evaluate your pH level and determine if you are overly acidic
or more alkaline. Women who are overly acidic need more carbohydrates
to feel their best, while those who tend toward the alkaline side
need to eat more protein. Women who are able to readily maintain
a healthy pH balance, which becomes more difficult as we get older,
can eat a wide variety of foods from both sides of the spectrum.
Learning where you fall on the metabolic continuum is the first
step in picking a diet that’s perfect for you.
Read More on pH Balance:
Tending Toward Acidity or a High-Alkaline
Quiz: Are you Overly Acidic or
a High Alkaline Producer?
Keep it SIMPLE pH Balancing Tip
Substitutions for Acidic Foods
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