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07-26-2005, 03:19 PM
Not sure that is the best title for this but some of it involves breakfast.
I am attending a 9 week raw foods class on the Hallelujia (sp.?) Acres Lifestyle.
When I first signed up for the class I did not know that this was the basis of the class-but it is and I am enjoying it. I take what I want and leave the rest.
The HA diet says NO breakfast and encourages Barley Green drink until lunchtime as they say we are continuing to detox overnite through every morning. They also encourage much more veggies than fruits.
I have reservations about this. My SIL is a raw foodist and she eats fruit whenever she wants. Breakfast, lunch,whenever.
What are some of your ideas about this way of thinking.
07-26-2005, 03:24 PM
I have just completed a detox class and for breakfast every day we had a shot of wheatgrass juice followed by a glass or watermelon juice and some watermelon slices. That was all untill lunch. This class also encouraged us to only eat a little fruit and to concentrate on veg and veg juice. This applied not only to the class but for the rest of our lives. They claim that the sugar content of fruit is too high.
07-26-2005, 03:25 PM
There are many different trains of thought! Most of us say to just eat what your body wants and how much of it you want. Your body will learn more and more to tell you what it wants and in what quantities. As far as no breakfast goes, I eat a fruit and green shake just about every morning. I feel fine doing this. Others, will tell you they fast in the a.m. to continue digesting food. I think you should try it both ways for a couple of weeks to a month. Listen to your body, and then respond.
I also eat lots of fruit throughout the day. I have no aversion to vegetables, as I eat quite a few in the evening.
07-26-2005, 03:28 PM
Hi and welcome Sweepea!
Well, I do know I've read that once we awaken in the morning that the body is still digesting and detoxing from the night's fast (hence the word breakfast - "break" - "fast")
I've read that we should allow the body time to continue what it was doing through the night (especially if you eat after 8 p.m.) and not consume anything but maybe fresh juice or water until like 11-ish. This is mostly discussed (from what I'VE seen) in Natural Hygienic practices. Sometimes I do this and sometimes I do not. You're new to raw, so eat when you feel you need to and try not to put too many restrictions on yourself. Overtime, you might find yourself starting to eat later in the day automatically and not because of a "rule" or "law". But for now, you don't need to be THAT strict to place a mandate on yourself to eat at certain times, etc. Now you may find if you eat late it doesn't agree with you, so you'll know to not do that. But I sometimes eat late and until my body gives me some adverse signals to stop, then I'll eat when I feel the need to.
Now if you're plan is to DO the Hacres plan to the letter for specific purposes, then I'd advise to just do it and maybe give yourself a timeframe that you'll do it and then stop and just eat a raw "diet". But I assume there IS a method to their "madness" and doing their plan the way they instruct has it's benefits to those who do it.
Hope this helps!
07-26-2005, 04:02 PM
I agree with the other posts. Every body is different, so eat what you want and see how it agrees with you. I don't have much of an appetite in the morning, so I typically have a green drink mixed with coconut water kefir, and I'm good to go.
Some people handle fruits very well. But I find I do best limiting my sugar intake, including fruits.
Hope this helps!
07-26-2005, 04:42 PM
I tend to drink a smoothie or a juice in the a.m. because I am not that hungry. I am working on only eating when I am hungry. The juice can be a fruit combo, or veggie depending on where my head is - I have been fasting. However, when you read Fit for Life, Diamond suggest fruit until noon, as your body is completing its fast and needs to cleanse.
I think that as you said, you take what you want or need and leave the rest, you've got a good head on shoulders - our bodies and wonderfully made and if you listen to your body, it will tell you exactly what it needs anytime during your waking hours.
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