Just a quick warning, this ones going to be a little long. So on my ATS career, I have written posts about vegetarianism, trying a raw vegan, fasting,
Jesus being a vegan, and other posts in similar topics, and needless to say, I am super conscious about what I eat. The reason is simple; I feel
better and perform at a higher physical, mental, and spiritual level when I eat right. Being a former (drug)addict, learning to eat the right foods
has curbed my craving for drugs as I simply feel "naturally high" all the time now. "Let thy food be thy medicine" (Aristotle quote) is the motto I
live by now and I believe any disease can be cured with the right foods. Also, it's not just what you eat, but how MUCH you eat, what foods you
combine together, your own bodies ability to digest your food, and even when you eat. For example, take one of the healthiest foods in the world,
(like broccoli for example), but if you eat too much of it, it will hinder your bodies ability to extract the nutrients from that food and you will
not reap as much of the benefits that that food has to offer.
So let's start with the most obvious; what you eat. All foods either fall into one of three categories: carbohydrate, proteins, and fats. According to
Douglas Gram's "The 80/10/10 diet" (which is a phenomenal book as well as one of my main inspirations to the Golden Mean Diet), the most optimal diet
for humans is when 80% of daily calories come from carbs, 10% of calories come from proteins, and 10% of calories come from fats. This is applying
Pareto's law to food, which I find fascinating. He also states that the optimum diet for humans is a raw vegan diet, which inspired me to try the diet
for a month which was a life changing experiment. Douglas Gram's credentials are no joke by the way, as he has worked professionally with top
performers of almost every sport and every field of entertainment. I am a firm believer that humans, being tropical animals, function at the optimal
level when they eat plant based foods foods. After all, in the tropics where man originated from, is abundant in fruits, vegetables, grains, etc. Back
to the 80/10/10 diet, it goes to show you that we don't need as much protein as most people think, and in fact, to much protein in you diet can cause
weight gain, yeast overgrown, and even cancer. Source
Considering most Americans eat meat several times a day, I I think that could be a reason why most Americans are chronically sick! So I try to stick
to the 80/10/10 diet, although I am not religious about it. If I happen to consume 20% daily value of fat in a day, I make a mental note of it and try
not to do it the next day.
I tend to eat the same thing every day for one of two reasons; one I thoroughly enjoy my meals and two it's less decisions I have to make in a day
which gives me more mental power, similarly to why Obama wears the same suit every day. He claims "You'll see I wear only gray or blue suits," [Obama]
said. "I'm trying to pare down decisions. I don't want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions
to make." It is a proven psychological phenomenon that your brain performs at an optimal level when you make less "little"decisions" as these
decisions use up brain power.
So, this is what it looks like: for breakfast I eat 3-6 bananas (depending on the size) which is all carbs, 15-20 raw cacao beans which give me a
natural energy boost as well and is touted as a super food, followed by 1-3 teaspoons of honey. I follow this with an organic multi vitamin. For
lunch, which is my biggest meal of the day, I eat brown rice and beans (mostly carbs with protein as well, a complete protein at that) with an added
avocado (mostly fat as well as a source of protein) with some organic corn chips (carb) with lemon and red pepper for a spicy kick added. For dinner,
which is my smallest meal of the day, I eat a mango salad with only a bed of organic spinach and 2-4 mangoes with lemon as a dressing ( all carbs).
Pretty simple, huh? Yet, it never gets old and I thoroughly look forward to every meal! I eat my last meal around 6 PM and my breakfast around 10 PM,
effectively allowing my body to fast for 16 hours daily to reap the benefits of intermittent fasting. Fasting is a whole other topic which I'm not
going to get into, but long story short is that fasting has been done as long as humans have been around, boosts HGH levels upwards of 1000-2000%, and
can cure virtually any disease known to man Source
. Also, I mentioned dinner is my
smallest meal; going to sleep with a relatively empty stomach full of fruits has increased my dream recall tenfold. I wake up remembering 4-5 dreams
every night in detail, and because I enter this deep REM sleep daily, I feel super recharged and full of energy every morning. My theory on why this
is is that, since digestion is the most energy consuming function our body does (more so than exercise, respiration, circulation, thinking.. Crazy
huh?), if you go to sleep after a big meal, most of your mental energy is sucked up by digesting that big meal and not on your dreams, but if you go
to sleep in a light stomach, since a lesser amount of energy is being used in by digestion, a greater amount of mental energy is at your disposal for
a more creative and intricate dreamscape. Don't believe me? Try sleeping on a light stomach and take note of your dreams, it's pretty fun!
So the next thing to focus on is how much you eat.
"The fool is thirsty in the abundance of water"- Bob Marley
I think this quote perfectly describes what happens when you eat to much. Did you guys know that your stomach is the size of your fist? It really is a
small organ, and every time you gorge and eat a huge meal you stretch your stomach out to uncomfortable levels. Even if your eating the worlds
healthiest foods, if you eat too much of it, it retards the digestion process and you won't get as much nutrients out of the food as if you were to
eat a good portion size. Finding the right portion size can be tricky at times, and it's definitely different for everybody, so this is why I
recommend to eat slowly as it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to signal to your brain that your full (chewing your food slowly to porridge
like consistency also leads to better digestion). Also, this is why I recommend eating as much raw food meals as you can, as the water in the
fruits/vegetables will make you feel full before any overeating can occur. Needless to say, I got my portion sizes down and no more hurting and
regretting after accidentally overeating, which we all know is easy to do at times! A good rule of thumb to follow is to eat until your about 3/4
full, and in fact "The Essene Gospel of Peace" advocates this and that's where I got the idea from. For me, it's better to under eat than to overeat.
With that being said, we need much less food than are lead to believe. Ancient man ate about once a day at noon and were ripped (think 300 movie) and
basically disease free. www.theiflife.com...
Modern man eats three big meals a day and... Well you get my point.
edit on 16-2-2016 by sekerofknowlege because: f