Re: sunfell-need your advice :-)
Yes your diet is very similar to mine. I don't like vegetables. I thought I would like vegetables after I started eating them a lot, but, while I like them a lot better than I did before, I still don't quite enjoy them. However, I force myself to eat them everyday, and I try to alternate between dark leafy greens and "crunchy" cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. Any meat or fish is ok as long as it is real meat and not strange stuff like packaged and cured sandwich meats or hotdogs. There are some fish I stay away from because of the mecury and PCB levels and such. I decided to eat only wild alaskan salmon and sardines for this reason and they have good Omega 3 benefits. Sardines are cheap. As far as other meats are concerned, I don't eat chicken anymore because I got sick from it and everytime I try to eat it it bothers me. Sometimes I eat organic duck. I buy it, cook it, and freeze it. I don't eat meat more than once a week, other than fish. The only red meat I eat is a few cuts of organic lamb on occassion, which is 6 bucks at a restaurant in new york city. Sometimes I will purchase and cook a whole organic lamb (leg of, I mean hehe), and freeze it and eat it once every two weeks, in place of other meats. It lasts forever. Here is a food list:
-Brown rice pasta
-any RAW nut or seed (as long as it isn't poisonous like acorns which must be processed)
-again any raw nut or seed
-legumes (soak beans overnight) Eating beans and brown rice together is a good combination for protein
-meat that is not "cured" (real meat and not packaged sandwhich meats)
-For fish choose wild alaskan salmon or sardines if you like them
Sweeteners: stevia, honey, real maple syrup, agave nectar
Yes water is important. Your diet sounds great! There are so many benefits to this.
Here is the list of food and processing techniques to avoid:
Hydrogenated oils, heated oils (except saturated fats like coconut oil because that does not denature at higher temperatures, however some people have issues with saturated fat. They should disregard the use of oil in cooking altogether), fortified foods, refined sugar, refined white anything (rice, flour, bread, sugar etc), extreme denatured foods (like cheetos), dairy and all products containing dairy from supplement products to food products, eggs + gluten in the beginning. Also excess caffeine and excess alcohol.
Last edited by sunfell; 12-03-2003 at 12:26 PM.