reply to post by Brentnauer
What's most important here is being able to acknowledge the difference between real food and fake food. And that's exactly what you are choosing to
For you to decide you want to move away from the types of things you originally said you lived on to real, whole foods - you will gain immeasurable
benefits in how you physically feel, in your energy level and how your body sustains and repairs itself long term.
Acknowledging the importance of raw foods is hitting the nail on the head. We should all be aware of the importance in eating raw foods everyday. The
combination of that step and the elimination of fake, chemically processed foods is the way to feeling better than we have ever thought possible.
As someone who's eaten the fast food, convenience frozen "foodstuff", barbecued meat, salty snack, high sugar drinks - diet for most of my life;
the switch to real, whole foods with all ingredients being 100% identifiable and obtainable, the change in me has been dramatic in both the short and
long term. (I switched 3 years ago for medical reasons).
I don't eat a single thing of what I use to anymore. I conscientiously eat raw foods each day, approx. 50% and a big portion of that being fresh
juice. Specifically carrot/apple juice for both nutritive benefit and economic value. 4lbs of carrots + 2 apples = 1 liter or 34oz of extremely
beneficial juice; split into two drinks for a day.
Time is an important factor to consider. Try not to sacrifice the use of beneficial foods because it takes an extra 60 mins per day. This is one of
the most useful ways to spend time we can ever make use of.
In order to make the shift away from negative foods, towards positive ones, try to take some time to look into food and recipe ideas and get excited
about trying them. Try something new once a week. Add the good ones to your repertoire and spend time daily putting foods together and time away from
It's a great day when we realize the actual, tangible difference between food and "foodstuffs" and how our body always changes for the better.
Try this for breakfast: In blender, some frozen strawberries, a banana, some vanilla rice milk and some ground flax. Delicious smoothie. Then take
an avocado, scooped out and mushed. Put that on some toasted (non-chemical) bread. Bon-appetit!
[edit on 18-7-2010 by StrangeBrew]