What do you see when you look at your plate of food? Is it colorful or brown and beige? Does it make you feel good when you finish eating it or do you feel tired and bloated?
Let’s take a look at what may be on the plate. The standard plate will have a 6-8 oz piece of meat, 3-6 oz of starch, 4 oz of overcooked and over salted vegetables.
A person who is eating to protect their health will have an entirely different plate. First off, there is no meat, no dairy, no added oils. The plate will have 3-4 oz of brown rice, 2-3 oz of beans, and the rest of the plate will have steamed vegetables.
Who decided that our plates should have so much animal based protein and that milk is supposed to make a body good? Why is it that the real food that is good for you does not even get a headline or a study that can be published in the medical journals?
When you really sit down and think about it, you being sick is so profitable to a lot of industries out there. And because you buy into the advertisements and eat the mountains and mountains of processed foods out there, you body gets a little sicker every day.
Guess what you have the power to change that? Just by not buying the animal, heavily processed, dairy and oil products. So simple, yet so hard for us to do. The reason it is so hard, is our food system is being doctored to make us crave it to the point of death.
So instead of giving in and giving up, load up your plate with beans and rice and the rainbow of fruits and vegetables and nuts out there. It is going to be difficult at best to cross over to the other side because the cravings are tremendous at first. But remember you can have all the fruits and vegetables you can eat in a day.
I always jumpstart my morning with some freshly juiced carrot and apple juice. Instead of my regular coffee or tea. (side note: If you lose your addiction to caffeine, you will be much more energetic)
I follow it with a great big bowl of fruit salad any variety. For example: this morning I had a Waldorf salad made with apples, celery, pecans, zest of a lime, lime juice, vegan sour cream and a teaspoon of sugar. It was delightful. Now I should have used the rice bran syrup instead of sugar so as not to spike my blood sugar, but I did not think about it.
I will have a salad with a no oil vinaigrette and maybe some brown rice and leftover curried vegetables for lunch.
For dinner, another salad and eggplant deganku with some more brown rice.
Drink lots of water during the day.
Our bodies were built specifically for the plant based whole food diet, no matter what is being taught by the media and the government. When you follow it you not only feel better, you body glows. Don’t you want to go the doctor for your next visit and send his tests into a spiral? Change your thinking to this way of eating and not only will your numbers start to reverse and go back to normal, but all of sudden you no longer need all that medication that has been masking the problems to begin with. He will in fact, try to get you back on the other band wagon, because your illness provides him with super luxurious vacations sponsored by the drug companies out there. Why do you think that doctors no longer receive nutritional studies in medical school? It is not rocket science.
A better life for you can begin today all you have to do is take the first step and get back to the basics.