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E! News Wellness Trend Report, 2019 Edition

Wellness > Be Well

By: Candice Kumai

Building Community is what all of these diets + lifestyles have in common

In turn being a part of a healthy community is good for your wellbeing!

It also important to remember that these various lifestyles can get you back to eating whole foods again

*Please chat with your doctor if these wellness trends//lifestyles are right for you.


Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, Intermittent Fasting, and Kintsugi Wellness:

1- Keto:

Refers to your body being put into a state of ketosis: when your body is very low on carbs — it begins to burn fat for fuel

Fat begins to be your primary source of energy

Benefits – possible weight loss + some say when they are in ketosis, they can have higher energy + possible brain boosting

Keep Carbs Low

Eat more Fat

Overdoing protein is bad

Ketones: refer to chemicals produced in the liver

Your body makes ketones when your body does not have proper insulin to turn sugar//glucose into energy.

Thus your body will then use fat instead.

The body then turns your fat into ketones— a type of acid, and sends them into your bloodstream. Your body’s tissues and muscles use them to fuel the body


Foods to eat include: Low carb, high fat foods. Proteins such as meat, fish, legumes. “SOME” nuts, seeds and avocados.  Low carb veggies

Foods to avoid include: Cakes, candy, pasta, rice, cereal, all fruit (aside from small amounts of berries,) alcohol, and root veggies

Show Foods: Nuts, seeds, avocado, fish, legumes (macadamia nuts, lets chat onb chicken, fish and my fat bomb matcha cups”

2- Whole 30:

Foods to eat include: Unprocessed, organic Meat, seafood and eggs; lots of fruits and veggies, and natural fats.

Foods to avoid include: Sugar, dairy, legumes, grains and alcohol.

-Eliminate above foods for 30 days. After 30 days, can carefully add foods back and see how your body responds.

-Author Melissa Hartwig: WHOLE 30 is like an elimination diet

-No soy, dairy, sugar or alcohol

Show Foods: Eggs, fruits, veggies, natural fats


3- Intermittent Fasting: Can fast in a few different ways:

A Lifestyle//A way of Living//A Pattern in Life//A Lifestyle

16:8 Fast for 16 hours eat for 8

Fast for 16 hours and eat during an 8 hour window.

Also 5:2 Method:

Strategically Skipping meals

No specifications on foods to eat/ avoid.

-Point is to strive to reduce the amount of time your body is digesting foods.


  • In between try herbal teas,
  • When easing back in: Balanced diet consisting of vegetables, whole grains and protein will always get you results.

-The timing of the meals is what’s most important. It’s WHEN you’re eating, not HOW MUCH.

-Training the body to burn stored fat.

Benefits – possible weight loss, possible lowered blood pressure –Inflammation may reduce

Show Foods: whole grains, veggies, protein, show herbal tea and matcha  




A Lifestyle based on Japanese-Californian fresh foods + eating more of what our ancestors + the monks ate

Notes: show Kintsugi Wellness book


Weight loss, clear mind, more energy, better skin, better sleep

-Eat fermented foods everyday

-Eat plenty of vegetables, sea veggies and whole grains

-Eat Simple and Clean harmoniously like the monks once did

-Swap coffee for matcha or green tea

-Check out my matcha cleanse!

Show Foods:

miso soup, roasted sweet potato and avo bowl + soba noodle salad

matcha cookies  + matcha


**Disclaimer always check with your doc before starting any diet

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