What You Eat
Why You Eat It
About Tummy Bulge
Bad Bug Book & Food Additives
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The idea for this diet came into practice at a medieval German spa town, where the author learned of the German medical discoveries concerning the immune system's regulation ~~ our bodily processes are kept in balance by the entire living fluid of our bodies. Plants and fresh animal products that are full of living juices, the author finds out, make the best focus for dieting, possibly because of ultra-complex activities and potentials for health-regulatory activity, as yet unidentified by science, occurring in these living-juice foods. Eating these types of foods in plenty, being mindful to include fruits afterwards, the tummy flattens almost immediately, the fat melts away, and the body returns to healthful balance.
What You Eat
Basically, you focus on foods with living juices in them, and steer far from fats and grains. The very best way to ensure that we get a wide range of plant juices, we eat a very big "everything" salad each day, following it a little later with fresh fruit ~ lots, if desired. Keep anything made from dry grains (all bread, pasta, baked goods, white rice, processed cereals) to about 1/2 cup per meal or less. You avoid fats, except in measured amounts. When you want to stop losing weight so quickly, enjoy some fats and more grain-based foods. But watch out! Grains cause hunger!
Why These Things Work
The living juices seem to re-invigorate, regulate and balance our fluid-based immune system activities. The salad allows us to eat fully and deliciously. We can include avocadoes, olives, shrimp, tuna, bell peppers, purple onions, green onions, chicken meat, canned clams, crab, big tomatoes, radishes, celery, all kinds of lettuces, whatever you like, except croutons and preserved meats. We can use real dressings, no lo-cal stuff. But beware! Grains cause those miserable hunger pangs found in most dieting. Avoiding grains, eating them in measured amounts, lets us glide through the day wondrously satiated! To produce energy and burn fat completely, our bodies need optimum amounts of fat and carbohydrate at the same time, so we follow our salad or other meals with fresh fruit (*not* hunger-inducing grain products).
Vitamins have long been known to be essential for bodily functions. The First Lady of vitamin and nutrient research was Adelle Davis, author and biochemist, trained at University of Southern California, who practiced for decades counselling people on diet. It is highly recommended, for interesting and motivating enjoyment as well as for your health, to read her best-selling book, Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit, available at most libraries, or for a couple dollars at Barnes and Noble.com.
Living grains, that is, grains that having the ability to grow, are very different from flours and cereals made when grains are ground up. Grains that are entire, which we will call "entire grains," that are not milled or broken up or cooked or killed ~ grains which are still alive ~ can be cooked and consumed, and do not induce hunger or put on weight nearly as much as milled grains do. Milled grain products such as bread, pasta, and cooked white rice products, literally cause hunger pangs, and make dieting a miserable thing. To keep ourselves on an even keel, we limit milled grain products to about 1/2 cup per meal, or less.
We try to avoid any processed fats entirely, as they are very reactive in the body. Starting January, 2006, the US government will require all food processors to label the amount of "trans fats" in their products. Transformed fats are fats that have had hydrogen attached to the fat molecules; currently, these fats are labelled as "hydrogenated" or "partially-hydrogenated." They are worse for the health than eating lard, beef fat, butter, and the like. Trans fats have been proven to be extremely bad for the health. Years ago, when this discovery was first made, all margarine was removed from supermarket shelves. But public demand, and ignorance, brought it back. Margarine is our main source of "trans fats," and the government does not expect people to give it up entirely. They only say, "try to avoid" it.
But that's not the only fat we avoid. There is a thing called "yellow grease" that can include any number of icky, sicko compounds, from used restaurant grease to the sludge left over from processing animal carcasses. Prowl around in the alley behind a restaurant sometime, and you will usually find a 50-gallon drum full of used grease. It will also be full of whatever else happens to get put in there, from trash to ash-tray dumpings to dog poop to anything else that might come down the pike. It costs the restaurant owner a fee to have it emptied out, so they don't mind if someone comes along and helps themselves, which happens more than you would imagine. Who is it who takes this grease? Does it end up back in the food chain? Do bears live in the woods?
This is one very good reason to avoid cheap commercial foods of all kinds. By buying cheap prepared foods, one puts pressure on the food industry as a whole to do the cheapest things possible, such as including yellow grease in baked goods and other products. We owe it to our families to prepare their foods from living, fresh food sources, using onlyhigh quality oils such as 100% extra-virgin olive oil or unprocessed sesame oil, or 100% grass-fed butter such as the Irish KerryGold (at Trader Joe's).
About Tummy Bulge
When cooked foods reach the intestines, the body sends huge amounts of white blood cells to the intestine area, as if the food were an invader. This is known as gastro-enteritis, and causes quite a bulge in the tummy. If raw foods are eaten before cooked foods, however, gastro-enteritis does not occur. The body seems to welcome raw foods into the intestinal area. The Juicy Foods diet can drastically shrink the tummy, almost immediately, and certainly within the first day or two.
For almost all fresh veggies and fruits, the calories amount to only about 30 to 70 per cup. But for grain-based foods such as cereals, breads, pastas, as well as other prepared foods, the calories are well over 100 per cup, usually about 200 to several hundred per cup. Then for fats! it is 100 per tablespoon! To diet successfully, the secret is to get satisfied, while keeping calories under about 1300 per day. This is easy to do if we fill up on fruits and vegetables, and measure our fats and grains. For the first few days, it is highly recommended to write down the calories in all fats and grain products that you consume. Use our Calorie Chart, or pick up a calorie counter at your market.
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