One way to get stuck, Big hat and no plants, is to go to the grocery store, big hat and no plans. Recipes are not my favorite way to plan these days, however if that is what you can do they work great and raw recipes are ALL over the internet. I have a catagory link on this blog called recipes that list some of my favs. Mostly these days I enjoy no preparation at all, I literally pluck my favorite foods into a tupperware and that is lunch to go; it is often mostly just the SALAD TOPPINGS- how simple is that and fun to eat finger food at work. I took a photo of my recent lunch that I tossed in my bag:
Why not say ok you can eat as many bananas, fruit, dried figs, etc. as you want? If you say ok on my diet I can eat as many kiwis as I want, it is probably safe because you probably won’t eat 30 kiwis since they don’t have that chemical addiction that can trigger you to eat 30 cookies. And fruits are giving you so many phytochemicals they are still discovering all the great things they are doing for us, like lowering your cholesterol, etc. You could probably say I get to eat as much produce and fruit as I want and not gain weight at all. I have lost some and then stayed about the same weight since I began. 100% raw people can gain weight, don’t fool yourself on that one, however I have never heard of one gaining 300 pounds.
Processed food doesn’t let go of you the way raw fruits and vegetables do. Your blood vessels will tell you there is a big difference between getting fat on dried strawberries and getting fat on baked goods. Sometimes we can do things in increments. So if you’re attached to noodles you might move to whole grain oatmeal and from there to melons or whatever. Its like getting across a river jumping from one rock to another, except sometimes being on our diet feels more like being on a slowly deflating raft in a stream and we can see the coast and we have this one little oar and we just paddle and paddle and we are so close if we could just get to the coast we’d be fine. Most of my life I have been and still am about 150 lbs which is remarkable given how much fruit, avocados and raw nuts I eat. I do most often keep the nuts to about an ounce a day, since they can be really lethal to a diet, still raw nuts are a better choice than so many common foods that are getting people fat. If you have to get fat do it on the healthy stuff I really think when your body gets in the habit of eating that, this food will let go of you, it is just not as addictive. Somehow having the bank of live enzymes and vitamins and minerals – it gives you a real full feeling and your body gets familiar with/and craves what brings it that feeling. Once I read that your body gets hungry when it is after a particular nutrient it is missing and really won’t be satisfied until it gets it. So if you try to fill the void with non-foods there you’ll be still after the thing you needed.
It is interesting how your prospective on prices can change too. Years ago when I first started buying avocados I thought oh that is really extravagant, where filling up on a bag of chips that is just standard policy in many households. Either one costs about the same and sometimes a single avocado with lime and salt can make a nice guacamole and be satiating for 2 (my favorite way to eat guacamole is on a spoon). If we look around at the grocery store probably any of us could be shocked at what any others of us are willing to pay for what.
I just received a post fromgovgabgovgab (one of my favorite blogs) about growing your own food. We just grew the most delicious little yellow tomatoes that I eat by the handfuls. One of my favorite ways to grow food is to toss some snap peas seeds by a fence and they will just crawl up the fence. There are so many ways to get the plants in your life and be surrounded by their growth and life. Here is a picture I drew years ago: