Attaining and maintaining our ideal weight is a never ending journey. I think of this as a journey rather than quick fixes. I have all the badges to illustrate my history – life membership in Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and almost everything else.
It wasn’t until I was in the fight for my life, to beat Stage IV Cancer without traditional protocols, that I discovered the secret to my health, increased energy while attaining and maintaining my ideal weight, all without hassle.
Once I understood that a high alkaline high raw lifestyle is key, everything fell into place. Funny how when I focused on this, mainly to live, the weight fell off. I was not depriving or dieting, I was embracing abundance and the seasonal harvest.
As we begin to expand into this lifestyle and incorporate more living foods we may need to expand our education and additional knowledge.
Many of my clients who suffered from belly bloat and digestive distress have found it helpful to experiment with food combining. Several have found weight issues, or even the sugar cravings fade away when they properly food combine. Experiment with your food diary and test out the theory for yourself.
Here are simple rules of food combining which optimize digestion:
EAT FRUIT ALONE: Fruit digests itself, passing through the digestive system within 20 minutes. By eating fruit alone, you avoid fermentation occurring in your belly. Fermentation can lead to gas, rob you of energy, and slow down your digestion.
EAT STARCHES WITH VEGETABLES: Foods such as baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, or corn should be eaten alone, with a vegetable, or with a small amount of fat. It is advised to eat starches such as quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, millet, or amaranth only with vegetables, as starches require different digestive enzymes than proteins.
EAT PROTEIN WITH VEGETABLES: Unlike starches, proteins require an acidic environment for ideal digestion, so it is best to eat protein with vegetables and a healthy fat. When you add a starch, you force your body’s natural enzymes to compete to digest your food.
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In health and gratitude,
Elaine & Nevin
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Elaine & Nevin