Monday, January 4, 2010
Thoughts: Starting on a raw food diet....A Raw food diet is based on eating whole, live, nutritionally-dense organic uncooked and un-processed foods as a large percentage of your diet. When 75-100% of your total food consumption is raw food, you are a raw foodist. At that rate it is believed that your body's own elimination system can eliminate all or most of the toxins in the cooked portion of your diet. When you eat more cooked food you are eating toxins faster than your body canget rid of them so they back up causing dis-ease. Heating food above 118 degrees F. is believed to destroy valuable enzymes in food that can assist in digestion and health.
Cooking is also known to diminish the nutritional value of food, but where did the nutrients go? They don't diappear (see Dr. Jeckyl & Mr Hyde (below) -- instead, the heat actually causes chemical changes in your food creating many of the carcinogens, mutagens, free-radicals and other toxins that are associated with many of today's diseases, from diabetes and arthritis to heart disease and cancer.
Two common myths are that eating raw is expensive and that it takes a lot of time to prepare. Nothing could be further from the truth! I am one of busiest people I know (mostly answering emails from my readers)! But when you do it correctly, a raw food diet is actually one of the easiest, most convenient and most economical ways you can eat. Remember, raw foodists eat mostly organic food, which is usually 80% to 300% more nutritionally dense! As your body learns to absorb this additional nutrition, you be less hungry and actually eat much less, reducing your food costs well below what is was when you were eating empty calories filled with toxins that increase your health care costs. You can sign up to a raw food e-newsletter with helpful insights and recipes.... http://www.rawfoodlife.com/starting_on_raw.html
Challenges: No challenges today.
Triumphs: Since starting this Earth Diet I have learnt so much about food, the human body, nutrition. There really is so much information out there if we are open to it!
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: a passion fruit and lemon juice in water. juice. A chocolate ball. Macadamia nuts. Blueberries. wow thats a big breakfast!!!
Lunch: 3 choc balls. salad with avocado and olive oil and lemon. I found a bug in my lettuce. I love finding bugs in my food. It means that there is no pesticides on the lettuce for the bug to survive. Mum always use to look for the fruit and veg with bugs on it at the supermarket! hehe
Dinner: Organic and free range chicken and free range with honey and rosemary mmm my favourite with lettuce and avo.
Dessert: No dessert.
Snacks: more choc with brazil nuts. blueberries. necatrines. uhhh i just realized I consumed alot of food today! wooo a machine! lucky I poop it all out and suck the nutrients.
Exercise: A pump class (at the gym with weights). dance in morning to wake up my body!!! Why do we get stiff from when we go to sleep to when we wake up?
293 Days To Go!!!