the term "living foods" I simply mean raw foods. For this
brief article, they are the same. I've eaten a 99 percent
living food diet since February 2003 and it has transformed my life.
lot of people make it too complicated. Below I give you my top
ten hints for beginners to raw and living foods.
Your Food. I call my book the Aloha Joy Raw Food
Diet and I mean it. I would have been into living foods much
earlier if I had seen a joyful example. Living foods are a
means to an end (health and joy), and not an end in itself.
Don't be so rigid about it, which leads to...
Flexibility. Learn the general "rules" of
healthy eating. Think in terms of "better than"
rather than in terms of good and bad foods. Follow all the
rules most of the time. Break every rule at least some of the
time. Be flexible with yourself.
A Wide Variety of Foods. Have fun exploring new
foods all the time. When my wife and I went to Hawaii, I tried
dozens of new fruits and vegetables. Your health will increase
as you live on hundreds of different food items rather than the
typical 25 that most people limit themselves to.
of these new foods will become lifelong favorites!
the Add-In Approach. My book contains an entire
chapter on this important mental shift. Most people approach
any diet with a "Cut-Out" approach, focusing on what they
can't eat. That's a scarcity mentality! Just start
adding in more living foods, always focusing on quality and
nutrition and flavor. The lower quality foods will simply drop
out of your life.
Your Individuality. Your unique body wants a unique
diet, not a "perfect diet" claimed to be right for
everyone. Foods work differently for different people
depending on age, climate, weather, digestive strength, exercise,
beliefs, culture, and many other factors. Your own needs will
actually change over time.
the Sunfood Triangle. The Sunfood Triangle helps
immensely by simplifying living foods. David Wolfe said that
raw foods basically fall into three categories. The categories
include greens (leaves and sprouts), fruits, and raw plant fats
(avocado, nuts, seeds, and oils). Over time, keep the three
categories in balance. In my opinion, most raw foodists eat
too much fruit and not enough greens or fats.
Motivation. If you really desire a long term living
food diet, then you must have many reasons why. You must be
connected with your purpose. Read at least one book a month on
living foods. Attend support groups, raw food potlucks, or
classes. Find living food mentors who inspire you and help you
when you have questions. Remind yourself of the benefits as
you track your progress.
High Quality Foods. Foods differ greatly in
quality. You want the highest nutrition and vibration
possible. Explore superfoods and constantly try new
ones. Buy organic foods. Find wild foods near you and
harvest them yourself. Wild foods contain tremendous potency
that most people miss out on. Grow your own food and improve
your soil over time.
Patience. You didn't grow the body you own now in
one day. You will experience some cleansing and
detoxification. I've heard that it takes one month of living
food to cleanse the body for each year of cooked food. This is
probably a good general rule. I started on living food at age
36 and I've been eating raw for about 32 months so I'm almost
patient with yourself. Always remember flexibility and joy.
Begin. Don't worry about eating 100 percent living
foods. I went 100 percent as a test because I wasn't healing
well from an operation. The first chapter in my book tells my
start adding in more living food each week. Focus on high
quality foods, even if some are cooked. Another way to begin
is to eat one meal a day of completely living food. After a
few months (or longer), try two meals a day of living food.
benefits will come. You have all the time in the world.
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