Sometimes when we are starting out on a new life path, or even just changing up our diet, there are a lot of NO’s and Negatives associated with that. If you are someone like me who went from Carnivore to Vegetarian to Vegan and now on to Rawfoodist…you will find that you grow weary from time to time of all of the NO’s. Avoid cheese, avoid sugar, avoid diet sodas, avoid processed meat, avoid MSG, etc. For many people, the list of things to avoid becomes so large and confusing that they just give up trying to be healthier.
Instead of whittling your way down to eating dust and being discouraged, wouldn’t you rather actually eat more? Yes, that’s right, MORE. It may sound familiar – eat 5 small meals per day NOT three – but it’s more than that. If you are interested in finding out more about keeping your belly AND your heart full, read on dear readers. Read on.
How eating more promotes real healing
Here’s how: There’s a physical limit of how much stuff you can eat in one day. So by adding certain healthy foods and aiming to achieve the goal of eating MORE of those foods, you will automatically end up dropping something else out of your diet without really trying.
Aim to eat three whole fruits per day; one before each meal. Each day consume a total of three whole fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, mangos, large plums, etc. But here’s the key in all this: You must eat one whole fruit BEFORE each meal.
Eat whatever it is you normally eat, but add three whole fruits per day. (Not dried fruits. They must be fresh, whole fruits of a significant size.)
Let’s say you eat at McDonald’s each day, for example. And let’s say you order a Big Mac, fries and a Coke for lunch each day. Now, with this “eat more” principle in place, you precede each McDonald’s meal with the consumption of a whole, fresh fruit. Two important things will happen:
#1) The fruit contains nutrients that will help protect you from the damaging ingredients of cooked foods, processed foods or chemical food ingredients. (Because fruits contain natural medicines.)
#2) The whole fresh fruit will take up more physical space in your stomach, making you feel full faster and causing you to stop eating the other stuff sooner. You may find yourself suddenly unable to finish your Big Mac and fries, for example. You may not even know why but then it hits you: Oh yeah, I ate the fresh fruit before this meal!
Naturally, I hope you choose organic fruit for this, but even if you don’t, eating conventionally-grown fresh fruit is better than nothing!
Eat more superfoods
Microalgae like chlorella, spirulina or food-based vitamins like those from Pure Synergy (this could be in the form of powder, tablets or capsules). So at some point each morning take as directed on the product labels.
DO NOT swallow a handful of vitamins, many of which are made with synthetic chemicals. Only real food here — superfoods in a supplement form.
Doing this will cause something else quite amazing to happen in your body: Unhealthy cravings will start to vanish. Within just 30 days, in fact, you may suddenly begin to notice that your cravings for unhealthful snack foods and carbohydrates begin to fade. You may no longer feel the need to eat the cookies, donuts, ice cream or fried foods that you were once drawn to.
Why does this work? Because many cravings are simply biochemical translations of your body’s cry for nutrients. And superfood supplements fill your body with abundant nutrients that you might be missing. As your body realizes it’s no longer deficient in crucial minerals and other micronutrients, your cravings are automatically turned off, putting YOU back in control over what you choose to eat.
Eat more REAL salt
This one will shock many people. Some doctors swear this is bad advice, but that’s only because they don’t acknowledge the difference between real salt and processed “refined” salt. Refined salt is bad for you. Real, full-spectrum salt is good for you!
Processed salt raises blood pressure and promotes disease. Full-spectrum salt, on the other hand, may actually have the opposite effect. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that cravings for salty snack foods are often just cravings for full-spectrum salt.
See some full-spectrum salt products here:
If you already exhibit symptoms of high blood pressure, don’t add salt to your diet without removing some processed salt from it first. Check with your naturopathic physician on this matter. But if your blood pressure is normal, adding full-spectrum salt to your diet is generally considered remarkably safe by some, but I’m no doctor so please do consult a physician if you need to.
Drink a fresh superfood smoothie each day
It doesn’t even matter what time you drink it, really: Just find a way to add a full 8 oz. glass of freshly-squeezed fruits and vegetables to your daily intake of foods and beverages.
The ingredients should be fresh produce only. Examples: Celery, parsley, cucumbers, apples, pears, watermelon, beets, kale, broccoli, berries and so on. You may add a natural sweetener such as stevia.
You’ll need to make this juice yourself in a juicer or at least in a high powered blender. Blentec and Vitamix are recommended brands, but the “regular” ones do just as well. .
Alternatively, if you cannot make fresh juice each day, the next best thing is to drink a superfood product that you mix with water instead. There are many to choose from in this category here are some recommendations:
Rejuvenate (http://www.naturalnews.com/028242_R…), Boku Superfood (http://www.naturalnews.com/024479_s…), Pure Synergy (http://www.naturalnews.com/027006_f…), Healthforce Nutritionals (http://www.naturalnews.com/023398_J…), Living Fuel (http://www.naturalnews.com/021637.html) and so on. These aren’t quite as fresh and “alive” as homemade juice made from fresh produce, but they’re the next best thing.
Naked and Odwalla Juices DO NOT COUNT!!
• Eat three fresh raw fruits each day (one before each major meal)
• Superfood supplements each day
• Eat more full-spectrum salt (ideally as a replacement for processed “refined” salt)
• Drink a fresh superfood smoothie each day
SOURCE: NATURAL NEWS