I just returned from the States and wow, was I amazed how many fast food restaurants were on every block. I saw as many as 7 on one side of the street at times. It suddenly seems quite obvious where all the fluff (extra weight) is originating on so many people these days. And the other thing that’s clear from this is that many people don’t want to cook. Unfortunately, the results show up in the poor health and resignation that’s becoming more and more common.
While there, I walked through a food court at a mall. Again it was so obvious where the fluff originates. Every kiosk was fast food serving flour, cheese, oil and salty foods full of preservatives. It’s obvious where the problem comes from.
So, what’s the solution? We are amazing, intelligent, creative creatures, able to solve any challenge. And for this problem the solution is simply the right education in what offers great health. The essential principle of this education: Eat a wide variety of organic, High Nutrient Dense whole foods. What it boils down to is eating close to nature: out of the garden, and the result is great health.
A great way to kick start Amazing Health is to follow the 7 day Juice Cleanse on this blog. Just go to Day 1 titled, “Let’s Juice Together.” You’ll be feeding your body pure nutrient without any fibre so your cells can absorb the nourishment and life force of the juice directly. It’s amazing how it cleanses and feeds the body, and how great you feel. Try it and see. Even juicing only once a day you’ll notice a difference.
And you’ll love the benefits! You lose cravings for unhealthy foods, you eat less and you’re satisfied because your body is truly being nourished. You’ll lose fluff and inches without even thinking about it. Yeah, that’s the best.
After you try juicing, follow the Eating Plan below and watch your health improve. (And even if you don’t do the juicing, this food plan gets results.)
The pictures on the left are guidelines to what to eat each day:
2 servings of dark leafy greens. This can be in the form of salads, steamed greens, smoothies or vegetable juices.
Get your bulk and protein from beans and lentils. You can eat all you want and you’ll still lose the fluff.
Eat 3-4 fresh fruits through the day for all the healthy antioxidants and disease fighting nutrients they have. To avoid feeding Candida yeast, eat only Granny Smith apples, kiwi, berries, grapefruit, lemons and limes.
Include 1 starchy veggie or 1 cup of cooked grains.
Eat a small handful (1/4 cup) of nuts and seeds.
Get your oil in its whole food form with ½ an avocado and 2 tablespoons of ground flax.
These are the basic guidelines and more food than most people eat in a day so adjust it to suit your needs and tastes. And be sure to get the 2 servings of dark leafy greens. These are the superchargers when it comes to High Nutrient Density.
Take time to cook to have Amazing Health. The cooking can be really easy if you cook your lentils or beans and whole grains in the evening while doing other things around the house. Make enough lentils, beans or grains to last 3 days. Then simply warm up your main course dish from these and make a big salad. It takes very little time and your body will thank you massively.
Below is a great recipe to begin cooking lentils so you can see how easy it is and how little time it takes. Celebrate and care for the exquisite, amazing body you’ve been given.
To your Amazing Health,
SIMPLE RED LENTILS
2 cups red lentils
4 cups homemade vegetable stock or purified water
3 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, diced small
4 inch piece kombu
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Ms. Dash “Extra Spicy”
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
Place lentils in a large pan with the homemade vegetable stock or purified water. (Red lentils don’t need to be washed, you can simply add purified water and begin cooking.) Add onion, garlic, grated ginger, turmeric and kombu. Bring to a boil, turn to low and cook covered 30 to 45 minutes or until lentils fall apart.
Add coconut oil, sea salt, pepper and Mrs. Dash, “Extra Spicy.” Cook another 10 minutes.
Pull out kombu and cut very fine like confetti. Return to lentils and stir. (Kombu gives the body wonderful minerals and you won’t taste it, it just works wonders to improve health.) Serve and enjoy this delicious high protein dish.
Each day you can change the taste and flavour by adding a new ingredient. For example, the 2nd day you could add zucchini, string beans or asparagus. The third day, you could add frozen corn and 1/2 bunch kale cut very fine and it will cook while you warm the lentils. We love these lentils, they are so filling and satisfying.