Episode 10: What The Heck Should I Eat?

Now more than ever, deciphering which diet to follow is incredibly confusing. There are so many options to choose from – so how do we know the very best one? Our tenth episode of the Today Is The Day Podcast, “What The Heck Should I Eat?”, is now available on your favourite podcast platforms.

Today is the day we’re conquering the big question: What the heck should we eat? There are so many diets that have amazing benefits, but the sheer volume of them can leave us scratching our heads – and maybe rubbing our bellies – wondering what we should be eating.

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Covered In This Episode

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • We all have different bodies, and consequently, we all have different dietary needs.
  • Why the lack of an indigenous diet in Western culture has led to so many dietary protocols.
  • About popular diets such as raw, vegan, vegetarian, whole food plant-based (WFPB), lectin-free, paleo and keto diets.
  • How cutting out fast and processed foods can have the biggest positive effect on your health.
  • Why a diet that works for you right now might be the wrong thing for your body a few years from now.
  • Josh’s diet experiment that you can try yourself and figure out what’s best for your lifestyle.
  • Josh and Meghan debunk some myths about certain diets’ health benefits.
  • How one diet ended up spiking Meghan’s blood sugar.
  • Meghan and Josh’s guidelines for picking the diet that’s right for you.
  • In the end, regardless of which diet works best for your lifestyle, make sure that it’s easy to make and delicious!

Episode Bonus: Recipe Adapting Tips + 1 Recipe, 3 Ways

This episode’s bonus includes how you can adapt any recipe to suit your needs, common ingredient substitutions and one fettuccine recipe made three delicious ways: vegan, Paleo and nut-free.

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5 responses to “Episode 10: What The Heck Should I Eat?

  1. Pam Thelen

    I am very interested in what to do if one has a borderline high glucose level (102) with no family history of diabetes. Maybe 10-15 pounds overweight with belly fat. I eat basically a plant based diet with protein from beans, nuts and seeds. I drink about 12 oz. of vegetable juice per day and usually an 8 oz. smoothie with lots of superfoods. I am wondering if I should cut back on my vegetables, fruit and juices. And if I don’t eat much animal protein other than once a week a piece of salmon, would it be recommended to eat more protein in the way of more nuts, seeds and beans? Thanks!

  2. Academy of Culinary Nutrition

    Hi Pam! We recommend connecting with a health practitioner in your area, who can take your full health history and develop a customized nutrition protocol that is specific to your needs. It sounds like you are making a lot of healthy choices already, and working with someone can help you fine tune, support and enhance your diet.

  3. Erin

    Hi there, I just listened to this podcast and was very interested in Meghan monitoring her own blood sugar level with a 24-hour meter. I’m wondering what brand of meter she used as I’d love to try the same thing. Thanks!

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  5. Renée Johnson

    Love this episode! Great ideas to have healthy, tasty dinner without too much effort.
    I’ll be making that kale pesto for sure.

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