Saturday FAQ - Food and its Worth.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

This lifestyle is more than just food. Food is a huge part of it, of course. But the food is only the first step. The food gives us the energy we need to get outside and get some sunshine. It gives us the fuel we need to get active and healthy. It gives us a reason to drink more water for fluids in our bodies. So choose your foods wisely. Nourish your body with food that will give it the strength to do everything you need to do and more. It's always a choice, so make a smart decision. Define the worth of food beyond taste.

  • 5 small bananas
  • 1 3/4 lb strawberries
  • Small salad with cucumber, carrot, and a honey mustard dressing (homemade)
  • 1/2 cup So Delicious chocolate coconut milk ice cream
    • Had to try this stuff out since Husband brought it home the other day. Nom.
  • Pad Thai rice noodles with and red pepper and a honey/ginger/soy sauce (homemade)

Calories: Too busy to break it down today.
Colors: Yellow, red, green, orange, purple, brown
Water: 150 oz
Exercise:  60 minute walk
Sunshine: About an hour and fifteen minutes
Sleep: 9 hours I think. Sweeeeeet.

  1. I shouldn't be eating that many carbs, right?
    Wrong. Fruits and veggies are.. CARBS. Low-fat carbs are your best friends. This includes most fruits, vegetables, and cooked carbs in the form of grains like quinoa, rice (even white rice), and oats. Baked potatoes are also good options if you don't eat 100% raw. Carbs are not the enemy, folks. Don't believe me? Check out Raw Till 4.
  2. Can I just eat any raw food then?
    Well, it depends on your goals! Raw foods are great until you're eating a lot of high-fat raw foods. Avocados, nuts, and oils are raw, but they're very high in fat. If your goal is weight loss (or just maintenance), then high-fat foods won't help you, raw or not. Stick with low-fat and high-carb foods. If you need fat, then a raw food source is a better choice for sure.
  3. Why do I have a stomach ache when I only ate bananas?
    Bananas are fruits, and fruit sugar digests differently than other foods. The stomach ache is likely from the combination of fruit sugar with whatever is still slowly digesting in your belly. We need to give our bodies time to process the old stuff by cleansing it with the new. Don't expect miracles, but let your body heal. Spacing meals apart will help that in the future.
Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.


Angeline Kace said...

Love your FAQs! I just followed Raw Till 4's FB page. Thanks for sharing. I'd like to follow that diet, but my struggle isn't so much cooked food as it is animal products. But I'm doing something similar. I try to eat raw until dinner. But on weekends, I do try to limit to only one non-raw meal a day.

Michelle Kampmeier said...

Thanks! I think the Raw Till 4 has the right idea. They're all about the carbs, and if they need to be cooked, fine! Just make smart choices, basically. We need to eat to live. :o)

Animal products are tough for people. Freelee's new video with her friend Neet explains that you really need to develop the ethical attachment to animals before you'll be able to let go. Let me know!

I also try to stick with one raw meal a day, but sometimes I eat leftover dinner from the night before for lunch. If I do that, I try to eat raw for dinner, but I have to compete with my husband's schedule too. All depends! Is what it is, right?

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