|05-12-2010, 12:31 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Raw Diet: Advice Wanted Please
I'm considering a 30-day raw food trial.
Currently I eat a fairly balanced diet. I don't eat meat, but occasionally eat fish. My evening meal is usually a small salad, with a hard-boiled egg or avocado. I usually eat my main meal at lunchtime, and that is usually a pasta or rice based dish. I am being fairly careful about what I eat right now as I am trying to get down to around 11 stone 2, from 12 stone 11. I am currently 12'2. Breakfast I usually eat porridge and fruit.
I'm keen to give the trial a go, as I'm interested to see what benefits (if any) there will be. I should add I recently started training for running a marathon.
I will probably leave my evening meal as is (without the egg).
Here are my questions:
1) Is there one *simple*, recommended book I could refer to give me the basic theory, and also lists of foods I need to eat?
2) OK I can eat salads and fruits, but what else is there? What else do I need to be eating. For example, how do I replace pasta and rice for carbs?
3) How do I ensure I get all the nutrients my body needs?
4) If you are on a raw diet what's your typical daily intake (what meals do you eat)?
I am a complete newbie at this, so if anyone could also offer a link to a very clear intro for beginners on how to do this I'd really appreciate it. I've looked on the net and didn't find anything concise and clear so far.
|05-12-2010, 01:43 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
If you thought the raw vs cooked argument was intense, just wait till you see the arguments going on within the raw food thing. Nobody agrees on anything. Everybody has a different idea of what is best and it seems 1 person's miracle diet is another person's disaster.
|05-12-2010, 02:11 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
That's because most people don't understand that your individual diet must coincide with your individual body lol...
The arguments are silly. Use trial and error to determine what kind of raw/vegan/vegetarian diet is best for YOU..
|05-12-2010, 02:16 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
There are a lot more fruits and vegetables than there are grains. You can add some fungus to your diet. Fungus is good for you. One good fungus is SHITake mushrooms. Some say maitake is better. So you can get one of those ta-kees. But you do not have to be like Kiyosaki and have sake with your ta-kees. You do not need to replace anything. You are just eating things that you were brought up to eat.
My family grew up eating lots of whole chickens but we never had chicken necks and backs but many blacks here say that is the best part of the chicken. We grew up eating a lot of fried matza but many people respond with "what is matza?" It is unleavened bread. One restaurant in Korea brags that they have served more rats than any other restaurant in the world. The point is to just open your mind.
As far as books on diet, you can read dozens or read the one definitive book on diet-- Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
It coins the word "nutritarian." It introduces the ANDI scale that is now use by Whole Foods-- largest natural foods supermarket chain in the U.S. Amazon.com says about this book:
Despite all the sophisticated medical technology available today, the sobering truth is that the greatest tools for preventing and reversing disease are your fork and spoon.
Further, unlike most weight-loss approaches based on will-power and difficult to sustain, Dr. Fuhrman's approach corrects the underlying causes of excessive hunger and cravings, resulting in permanent, naturally-occurring weight loss.
|05-12-2010, 03:27 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: A Greyhound Station where I set my thoughts to far off destinations...
Breakfast:1/2 large watermelon
Lunch: 10 bananas
Dinner: cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and a mango chopped, mixed, and dressed with limes juice. Sometimes instead of mango I'd use avocado for something more fatty/substantial.
this one's pretty good:The Raw Food Diet
|05-12-2010, 03:36 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
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