Low Fat Raw Food Diet

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“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
-  La Rochefoucauld

Low Fat Vegan Raw Food Diet: Foods for Which we are Biologically Designed

Foods for which we are biologically designed?
There is much debate surrounding the idea of a humans natural diet. The debate heats up when you start asking questions like:

  • What are we really designed to eat?
  • How much should we or should we not eat?
  • What about protein, calcium and Vitamin B12?
  • Can someone really live off a low fat raw food diet?
  • Don’t many oils contain essential fats?

As the list continues so to does the confusion for more people. I too have found myself in a state uncertainty and confussed about which road I should take. It is only when I get out of my head and into my heart that I can truly grasp my path.

At the age of 24, after living in constant pain for most of my young life, I made one of the most “extreme” decision of my life. I choose to cut out all animal products from my diet and start eating a 100% plant based diet.

This of course shocked my family as they whole heartedly believed that meat was essential and part of a balanced diet. At one of the last meals I shared with my father he became very angry as I was not enjoying the Thanksgiving turkey. He got out of his seat and yelled, “Darlene, you look sick and unhealthy, dammit you need meat!” Three months later my dad passed on after a 25 year “battle” with ulcerous colitis.

I understood my dad was only scared for me as I too had spend so many years being ill. Yet at that time in my life I felt better than I had in years and I was going to continue to stay on my new plant based diet because I was beginning to see how unnatural it felt to eat animal products both intuitively and physically.

My road to health has taken me so many trial and errors but the one question I continue to ask myself along the way when faced with all the confusion and debates is “What would I do if I HAD to live in nature?” Without spear, knife or shooting instrument how would I eat, what foods would I eat and how much would I eat? I first take a look at my human design, form and function.

Our Human Design:

Structural Comparison of Humans to Animals

Meat eater

  • Has claws
  • No pores on skin; perspires through tongue to cool body
  • Sharp, pointed front teeth to tear flesh
  • Small salivary glands in the mouth (not needed to pre- digest grains and fruits)
  • Acid Salvation
  • No flat, back molar teeth to grind food
  • Much strong hydrochloric acid in stomach to digest tough animal muscle, bone, etc.
  • Intestinal tract only 3 times body length

Leaf-grass eater

  • No claws
  • Perspires through millions of pores on skin
  • No sharp, pointed front teeth
  • Well-developed salivary glands needed to pre-digest grains amd fruits
  • Alkaline saliva
  • Flat, back molar teeth to grind food
  • Stomach acid 20 times weaker than meat eaters
  • Intestinal tract 10 times body length Intestinal tract 10 times body length Intestinal tract 10 times body length

Fruit eater

  • No claws
  • Perspires through millions of pores on skin
  • No sharp, pointed front teeth
  • Well-developed salivary glands needed to pre-digest grains amd fruits
  • Alkaline saliva
  • Flat, back molar teeth to grind food
  • Stomach acid 20 times weaker than meat eaters
  • Intestinal tract 10 times body length Intestinal tract 10 times body length Intestinal tract 10 times body length

Human being

  • No claws
  • Perspires through millions of pores on skin
  • No sharp, pointed front teeth
  • Well-developed salivary glands needed to pre-digest grains amd fruits
  • Alkaline saliva
  • Flat, back molar teeth to grind food
  • Stomach acid 20 times weaker than meat eaters
  • Intestinal tract 10 times body length Intestinal tract 10 times body length Intestinal tract 10 times body length

SOURCE for low fat raw food diet: Barbara Parham, What’s Wrong with Eating Meat? Denver Colorado.,Ananda Marga Publications, 1979, pp. 10-11.

Pure Senses:

Low Fat Raw Food Diet Video on Our Natural Diet:

The second think I did when deciding what my natural diet was, is look into what I am naturally drawn to out side of the food customs I have been raised to eat. There is a fine line between what your body is “asking for” as far as its nutritional needs and what it only knows to ask for because you may not have ever eaten something your body is really needs.

For instance if you or someone you know was raised on baby formula, I am extremely surprised how any infant who is given formula as their first food even survives a day…

Baby Formula Sold in the USA
“In so far as we know, there has been no study of quantities of neurotoxic amino acids (glutamic acid, aspartic acid, and L-cysteine) present in infant formula sold in the USA. So we picked four cans of formula off our grocer’s shelves to illustrate the fact that formula sold in the USA has its share of MSG-containing ingredients. (Ingredients known to contain MSG or create MSG during processing are shown in bold. L-cysteine is noted because it, like glutamic acid and aspartic acid, is a neurotoxic amino acid.)”
- Truth In Labeling.org

It is interesting how little nutrients and how many toxins we can humanly survive on, at least for a time. Perhaps in many ways we are starting to witness the effects of living off very little, if any, real dense nutrients. Look at the rising rate of:

  • Infertility
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes

Is this not enough of a wakeup call to pay attention to what we put in our bodies and how we connect to ourselves and our environment, then I am not sure what it will take????

I know I am no real expert by medical standard, but from pure personal experience I know how extremely different I felt when I changed and continue to change my own lifestyle habits. I believe in order for us to not just survive but THRIVE each one of us must start to shift our food habits to a fresh whole plant-based low fat raw food diet.

90 DAY Low Fat Raw Food Diet SHIFT: All you need to do to start shifting what you think you crave vs. what are the needs of you body are is start simply increasing the amount of fresh organic whole foods, primarily fresh ripe fruits and greens more everyday or every week.

Fresh Low Fat Raw Food Diet Shift Example:

  • Month 1: 1 32 ounce fresh organic fruit and green smoothie in the morning.
  • Month 2: Breakfast- 1 32oz Green Smoothie Lunch: Large Fresh Fruit Salad (1/2 pineapple, 1 mango, 2 papayas, blend another mango and pour over chopped fruit)
  • Month 3: Breakfast- 1 32oz Green Smoothie Lunch: Large Fresh Fruit Salad Dinner: Large Fresh Low Fat Salad or Raw Pasta (3 zucchini shredded, blend 4 large tomatoes, add sun-dried tomatoes, celery and a mango, pour over zucchini noodles).
  • Each month you can purchase a few low fat raw food recipe books or check out some recipes online and add 10 pounds of fresh fruit to your regime as well. By the third month you could possibly complete shift over to a 90-100% low fat raw food diet enjoying an abundant amount of fresh foods everyday.
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The more of a fresh low fat raw food diet you start to consume the more your body with start to want more and desire something it can truly utilize to support you spiritually, physically and mentally.

Understand this: You are important and worthy enough to give (gift) yourself the best, freshest foods possible!
Eating a low fat raw food diet will support you to think clearer, look amazing and be apart of changing the world. You may be surprises how much of an influence you will be. People will seek you out because when you start to glow everybody will notice and want what you have.