Learn What The Standard American Diet is and Why You May Need to Detox

Do you love eating things like french fries, hot dogs, chicken tenders or sugary sweets? Have you eaten fast food at least once this week? Do you have a soda with many or most of your meals?

These are just some of the unhealthy items that make up the Standard American Diet; SAD for short, but if you ask me, it’s also an accurate description.

Click Here to get Leann’s TOXIC TEST to Determine How Toxic You Are.

How do you know if you’re following the Standard American Diet? Some of the characteristics of the SAD are:

  • High in processed meat
  • High in saturated fat
  • Low in fiber
  • High in processed foods
  • Low in plant-based foods
  • High in sugary desserts
  • High in refined grains
  • High in dairy
  • Low in seafood

Wikipedia describes the typical American diet as “…about 50% carbohydrate, 15% protein, and 35% fat, which is over the dietary guidelines for the amount of fat (below 30%), below the guidelines for carbohydrate (above 55%), and at the upper end of the guidelines for the amount of protein (below 15%) recommended in the diet.”

Sure it’s all delicious and perhaps satisfying…until you get a bit older and your doctor tells you that you’re at risk for things like cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic illness, and intestinal disorders. 

Dr. Mark Hyman says that the problem with the SAD is that it’s “energy dense (too many calories) but nutrient poor (not enough vitamins and minerals).” He goes on to advise, “too many empty calories confuse the metabolism and pack on the pounds”. 

This could explain the obesity rates in the U.S. And why the U.S. is ranked 26th in life expectancy out of 34 other countries

So what can you do to change your health and live a longer life? To start, stop following the Standard American Diet. Eating a diet that consists of real (not processed!) food is the only way to ensure your body’s health. And a detox can help you start to do that. My 10-Day Detox program will show you how to change your eating habits and teach you what foods are delicious, satisfying, and healthy. And I promise, I won’t starve you to death!

Click here to learn more about My 10-Day Detox Program.

Want to know what kind of products I use to help with my own detox? Click here for my supplement recommendations. 

Leann Forst, MBA, CHC — Family Health & Cancer Coach

Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, holding a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Leann is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. And she is an award winning author of 2 books “How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies” and “100 Ways to Lose Weight.”

Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get my free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email



Related Posts

Astragalus and Cancer | LeannForst.com
Astragalus and Cancer
Essential Oils and the Brain | LeannForst.com
Essential Oils and the Brain
Chlorella and Cancer

    Print Friendly, PDF & Email




    Free Webinar:
    "30 Day Cleanse: Detoxification in a Toxic World"


    Your email has been verified and everything will be sent to you shortly.

    Look for my "30 Day Cleanse: Detoxification in a Toxic World" in your inbox.

    Looking to overhaul your family's health?  Checkout my 30 Day Family Health Makeover program at GroovyBeets.com.

    See you there!  Leann