Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thoughts: The difference between cooked and raw foods...Enzymes.
Enzymes are delicate dynamos. Delicate because they are destroyed by temperatures over 118 degrees (some by as little as 105 degrees), which means that they may not survive even light steaming. Dynamos because they are powerful biochemical catalysts; they speed burning or building reactions in the body according to need.
One of the leading raw foodists of today, Jinjee Talifero says when we eat cooked food, it is lacking in usable nutrients, so we never get that little voice saying "I've had enough". our body is still looking for nutrients, so it tells us to continue eating. However, when they are eating raw living foods most people find they can hear that little voice telling them OK, I'm satisfied now!
If that little voice still eludes you, if you are eating for reasons other than obtaining nutrients, when you feel you are overeating, practice saying "I don't want anymore", and meaning it, and believing it. Then don't argue with yourself!
The Garden Diet
The mind of the past is ungraspable;
the mind of the future is ungraspable;
the mind of the present is ungraspable.
What I Ate Today:
Meal 1: A grapefruit and orange juice.
Meal 2: Macadamia nuts.
Meal 3: Sweet and Spicy Avocado Salad! Ingredients: Avocado, lettuce, kale, baby spinach, garlic, ginger, spring onion, green chilli, dates, coriander (cilantro), coriander seeds, cucumber, lime, olive oil!
Meal 4: Raw Chocolate Brownie Bites with almond butter :)
Meal 5: Celery and Carrot Sticks with hummus :) Created with Chickpeas, Tahini, Lemon or lime juice, Himalayan salt, Olive oil, Garlic, Water.
Recipe: Recipes will be published in The Earth Diet book and are also available free on The Earth Diet website www.TheEarthDiet.Org
Exercise: Pilates :) core work.
20 days to go!!!