Let’s face it: we can’t make any progress on yesterday’s garbage if we are constantly cleaning up after today’s mess. To make any difference at all, you simply need to bring less garbage into your body today than you did yesterday. To make a significant difference, you need to eliminate as much of the garbage from your diet as you possibly can. What is garbage? It is anything that your body cannot fully utilize and/ or eliminate. Garbage is anything that will get stored in your body because it is not coming out. It is like Styrofoam in a landfill. Garbage goes by many names, including “waste,” “toxins,” and “debris.”
After my initial discussions with new clients, one of the first things I do is take them to a high-quality grocer-one that is stocked with some organic produce and a range of natural foods-like Whole Foods and show them how easy it is to find items that work as excellent substitutions for their favorite mainstream food tastes, flavors, and textures. I call these items “transition foods.” Transition food can be both raw and nonraw foods that give you all the satisfaction you are looking for in your diet without inhibition (and therefore actually aiding detoxification.
HIGH-PROTEIN DIET BARS AND SHAKES
WILL PACK ON POUNDS AND INVITE DISEASE
I find it mind-boggling that diet and health enthusiasts of today reach for Myoplex bars, Keto-chips, and soy protein shakes in an effort to attain a lean, powerful physique. Ask an average American to choose which is the better food choice, a Power Bar or an avocado, and he/she will likely point out the Power Bar has 200 calories and 2 grams of fat while the avocado has 400 calories and 14 grams of fat, and therefore choose the Power Bar.
But the body regards these two items very differently. To the Power Bar, it says, “That’s sugar and chemicals, which I can’t break down. That will cause me to store waste and gain weight.” But to the avocado it says, “Oh, I know exactly what to do with you. I can break you down completely!” So you see, the number of calories, protein grams, fat grams, and carb grams are not the information you need to make informed choices about what to put in your body.
You’ve been told for decades to read nutrition labels, but you probably haven’t been reading the right part of the label. Forget the counts and read the ingredients. Or, better yet, when you think of putting something into your mouth, ask yourself, “Is this food in its natural state and is its source recognizable?” If the answer is “no,” put it down. If the answer is “yes,” go to town!
As you now know, Waste = Weight! Besides, you could be eating real food with truly satisfying textures and tastes like avocados, sweet potatoes, real full-fat cream and butter, dates, macadamia nuts, and much more while actually losing waste/weight and feeling like you’re twelve years old again. Try achieving that with constipating mainstream diet food!
“But we encounter poisons in the environment every day,” you may be thinking. That’s true, but on a largely raw, natural diet, our body can deal more effectively with those toxic elements. If you ingest processed foods and fats on top of a largely cooked food diet (vegetarian included), you’re subjecting yourself to a double whammy that your body will find very difficult to handle.
I know it’s tempting to think that eating foods labeled “nonfat” will make you lean, but I hope that you will never fall into that trap again. What you want to look for when buying prepared foods are the ingredients, not the number of fat grams or calories. Remember that natural foods are recognizable by the body and can be broken down, whereas unnatural substances cannot be broken down and will actually contribute to the slowing of your metabolism, degeneration of your organs, weight gain, and premature aging.
This simple point is extremely empowering. It means you’ll never again have to look at anything other than the ingredients in a product to know whether or not it is good for your body. If it has refined flour, sugar, heated oils (any oils that are not specifically labeled “cold-pressed” or “stone-pressed”) or chemicals in it, it is not fit for human consumption. THE RAW FOOD DETOX DIET by NATALIA ROSE.