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10-07-2009, 04:02 PM
Is it important to be overly diverse in your raw diet or is it okay to have 2 meals a day of chia tapioca? What are some standard guidelines for what to aim for in terms of dietary reccomendations. My body hasnt told me what to eat yet except for the chia tapioca...it tells me to eat that all day:) I would assume that because of the cashews it might be high in nut oils and I am trying to lose some weight for health reasons....so perhaps less tapioca? I like the green smoothies, raw desserts and I eat plenty of veggies but weight loss is pretty much not happening though I have started exercising for an hour a day and gone 90%-95% raw. Should I be more diversified or just eat whatever comes to mind as long as it is raw?
I have been eating raw for about a month now...if that helps.
10-07-2009, 08:37 PM
I like a lot of diversity in my diet. I'm sort of married tot the thought that each plant has a little somethign different that the others don't have. However, Douglas Graham, a raw food author that I love, along with some other writers, recommends mono-eating, meaning for breakfast, for example, just eat something like oranges until you're full--nothing else. I think the bottom line is, eat just raw foods and listen closely to what your body is asking for. It will tell you. Learning to listen to it sometimes takes a little time and attention, however.
10-08-2009, 07:50 AM
I'll be interested to read comments on this topic.
10-08-2009, 09:41 AM
In MY opinion while it is OK to eat one thing and one thing only for a while there are problems with it. 1. You will eventually get sick of it. Even if I could be healthy and love it I dont think I would want pizza every day. 2. You need different nutrients than what the Chia can provide. Sure it is an awesome thing to eat but lets face it there is some things it is lacking in (or are easier to get other places).
Regardless not telling you not to do it just saying that you probably want to add as much other Raw stuff as possible to keep feeding your body correctly.
10-08-2009, 09:46 AM
have you searched 'chia for wt loss'? I did and it said to have it with water b4 your meal so you will eat less as it can be used as a filler. If I eat a lot of nuts, I will not lose wt. Haven't gained any but will not lose. Try cutting back on the fats, do not eliminate but cut back. Increase water, have some b4 your meal.
10-08-2009, 11:58 AM
I was kind of joking about my body wanting tapioca chia all day, it just tastes really good. I was looking for a basic meal plan for a day and if it should be overly diverse or if just eating raw is enough..I realize some people mono eat but I am not sure how most people feel about that way of eating. I have heard some people say not to over think this, and so I just kind of eat what I want but was thinking perhaps it should be more planned out. I will cut back on the nuts, I was adding them to smoothies and having them in my chia and my raw desserts and adding them to some of my dinners. I was hoping that because they were raw they didn't really count:p. So I guess I should carry on and eat what fills me and cut back on the nuts. Thank you all so much for your advice/response..
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