New to Raw
I wanted to attempt to make a recipe that involved adding in a certain amount of miso along with other ingredients to make a soup. I was curious tho about miso being raw, sold raw, or if it is only available in its raw form. Any replies with helpful advice would be great and appreciated
It is still in the "normal" levels, but lower than normal. She suggested B12 supplements, but I'm weary of taking any kind of artificial vitamins/minerals, besides that, I've heard that taking B12 orally is not efficient (ie B12 injections are preferable). She insists that B12 is only found in animals and thus I need to either eat meat/dairy/eggs or take supplements (which are likely not vegan) What do you all think? Is there a natural, animal friendly way to increase my B12 levels?
Most overweight or unhealthy people think they got that way from eating too much food.
I sure used to think that…
I ate out for lunch and dinner almost every day.
Thai food. Mexican food. Veggie burgers. Fries. Indian food.
More Thai food. Pizza. Potatoes. More Thai food. More fries.
You get the picture.
I wound up weighing close to 200 pounds because I was overeating…that’s undeniable.
But guess what I realized?!
The stuff I was eating wasn’t actually even FOOD.
===== >Food is material used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy.
Most of the stuff I was eating did NOT meet the definition of food above.
Take fries for example. (My old super favorite food.)
1. Are the fries going to sustain growth within my body? In other words, are they going to help create healthy cells, bones, organs and all the other important parts of my body? (Decidedly NOT.)
2. Are the fries going to sustain repair in my body? Are they going to help heal any parts of my delicate pink insides? If any of my organs are out of whack, will the french fries make them better? (For sure NO)
3. Are the fries going to sustain vital functions in my body? Are they going to help me breathe better? Are they going to help my blood flow better? Are they going to help me digest food better? (Ummm. Are you kidding? No.)
4. Are the fries going to furnish my body with energy? Will they give me the strength and endurance I require in order to feel good during my day? (It seemed like they did, but they basically just gave me a spike of energy that I’d soon crash from.)
Run the other types of “foods” I was eating all the time through that criteria and they all fall short for qualifying as FOOD.
Bread, pasta, fried things, oily things, packaged things…none of them serving the purpose that actual food is meant to serve.
=========> Most of the stuff we’ve been taught is food…isn’t actually food.
When I realized that most of the stuff I’d been putting in my mouth was not actually food, it really changed my approach to what I ate.
Most of what I was eating was just STUFF. And because it wasn’t actually food, my body didn’t know what to do with it. So it made me fat, made me tired, made me sick, made me feel low on energy, and it made me crabby and irritable.
As I’ve said before though:
==========> People who want to feel good, don’t eat things that make them feel bad.
Now that I’m committed to feeling good and enjoying my life, I pay attention to what I put in my mouth.
Is it food or not? Is it going to…
* sustain growth (Is it going to help to create new cells?)
* sustain repair (Is it going to heal my body from the inside out?)
* sustain vital functions (Is it going to lead to better breathing, blood circulation, digestion, elimination?)
* provide energy (Is it going to give me consistent energy that helps me feel good?)
=============> If it doesn’t meet the definition for food, I don’t put it in my mouth.
Why? Because I love my body! I love feeling good! And I know I deserve to feel good.
I also know that my body is built to have food…not just *stuff* that I like the flavor of.
When I eat actual food, I feel great.
When I eat non-food, I feel tired, bloated, irritable, and sick.
My body doesn’t know what to do with it, so it stores it around my body and clogs things up. Blech.
So if you’re overweight or unhealthy, start asking yourself:
Is what I’m about to put in my mouth actually food? Or is it just some stuff I like the flavor of – and which most likely is going to hurt my body in some way?
Remember: It’s all about sustaining growth, repair, vital functions and providing energy for the body.
That’s what food does.
Choose to eat food.
Choose to eat things that sustain growth, repair, vital functions and furnish energy to your body.
You’ll feel better, your health will improve, and your body will naturally get in alignment with itself.
Natural magic at its finest. xoxo
Are you eating food? Or something else?
I have been a raw foodist for a number of years. It wasn't an easy transition! It may have happened overnight for you, but for many, myself included, it was an uphill climb. I used hypnosis to quit smoking before I had even discovered raw food. One day while I was struggling to stay raw, I came across those old hypnosis downloads. If I could quit smoking with hypnosis, couldn't I quit cooked food?! Given my addictive personality, it all made sense! And guess what? It worked! I used a few different audios based on success and self-control. I also added weightloss audio which helped with self-control in association with food. I found a few online that were great. The website I used with the most success: http://tinyurl.com/26psw2j
You can google "hypnosis mp3" or a similiar search and find tons. There are some free downloads on google, which are usually only 5 minutes, but they could help. You can also record your own. I went to the library and found books on it and changed the scripts to aplly to raw foods and then recorded them. I didn't like the sound of my own voice... it was weird! (The best hypnosis audios are the ones where the guys have great, mysterious accents... and then you see their picture and the mystery is ruined ;)
So, I am looking fo input. Have you tried hypnosis for raw foods or any addictions? Why would you or wouldn't you try it? My family thought I was crazy, but after reading numerous books on it (inluding the "Hypnosis For Dummies" which sucked) I was no longer scared. I am getting my wisdom teeth out this year. I am morally opposed to anesthesia and I have now decided to use "pain management through hypnosis" when I go under the knife. I will let all of you know how that goes!