Where are you currently on the diet-spectrum?
Experimenting with lifestyle improvements
and attempting to eat healthier
is a hero’s journey!
Which health diet is better — paleo, or raw food vegan?
In truth, no one can tell us what the absolute perfect diet is, as it largely depends on our unique body chemistry:
- ◕ some people have higher cholesterol, some lower
- ◕ some people have higher blood pressure, some lower
- ◕ some people have sensitivity to grains, others thrive on grains
- ◕ some people have sensitivity to meat, others thrive on meat
- ◕ many people are trying to lose weight, but some people are trying to gain weight
by Dane Findley
Which Diet is Best for Me?
There’s a full spectrum of cuisine available to the modern Westerner. In fact, there are more food choices available to us now than there have ever been before. While it’s nice to have variety, so many food choices can also add to the confusion.
“…wherever we happen to be on the diet-spectrum is fine,
as long as we understand that we’re on a journey
and that we keep moving toward increased health and vibrancy”
Rainoshek explains that traveling bravely along a diet-spectrum is, in fact, the journey of today’s hero. Each of us is called upon to find creative ways to improve our health and find the particular diet that is best for our bodies. Having said that, many people are enjoying positive results from following an anti-inflammatory style of eating.
There are many reasons that we eat so much, but here are three of the primary ones:
First Reason for Overeating: We Choose Foods that are Addictive
Processed foods (and many drinks) within the standard modern diet are addictive.
Sugar, salt, flavorings, trans-fats — since childhood, our taste palates have been trained to enjoy textures and flavors that are mostly unnatural (meaning, they don’t occur in those particular concentrations in the natural real world).
Most snack foods are high in simple carbohydrates which are extremely addictive. Their energy is not sustaining, therefore you have to keep getting a “fix” to enjoy the buzz (fortunately, there are also delicious menu items containing complex carbohydrates that will sustain your energy).
Second Reason for Overeating: We Choose Foods that Help Us to Fall Asleep
When at last you stop eating snacky foods, you’re left with a warm, sleepy feeling that, at night, can help you to fall asleep (though these foods don’t help you to sleep well, because your body has to spend its valuable sleep time trying to digest the muck and create fat cells for storage, when your body could be concentrating instead on healing and cell repair — fortunately, there are also foods that help us to sleep and are good for our bodies)!
Third Reason for Overeating: We Choose Foods that Help us to Tune Out
Finally, sweet, salty, or rich foods can help us to medicate our daily feelings of low-level anxiety. Many snacky foods help our brains to finally stop thinking so much as we enter a sort of relaxed stupor. Fortunately, we have other food choices for managing daily anxiety that are much healthier. Freshly made green smoothies can help us to stay lean and strong, while they raise our energy, relax our central nervous system, and satisfy our tastebuds with a sweet taste and satisfying texture.
“…if you saw my driver’s license photo, you wouldn’t recognize me in it — I barely recognize myself! The photo was taken before I discovered freshly made green smoothies, back when I was, well, fatter. After making and drinking smoothies for a year, all of that weight came off, plus my face looks less puffy and more youthful. I eventually had to get new clothes, even my ‘skinny clothes’ were too chubby.
Of course, it wasn’t all smooth-sailing: in the beginning, I made some mistakes (pretty much the same mistakes everyone makes). For instance, when I first started, I put milk and banana into a blender and then added some powder I got from a can at the grocery store. Wrong! That is not a freshly made green smoothie! Also, at first, smoothies made me light-headed and wouldn’t sustain my energy, but Dane showed me on to use the right ingredients and the right ratios. It turns out, I needed to add more ‘clean fat,’ such as raw, sprouted seeds. Thanks to Dane, I feel better now than I ever have before. Freshly made green smoothies ROCK!”
~ David, Age 58, International Relocation Specialist
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“…I read the eBooklet on making fresh green smoothies
and promptly set about changing my typical fruit smoothie
to have greens in it.
But I did not believe you when you said to start slowly!
I dumped a bunch of green stuff in the mixer and,
well… you know how it went.
Had to force it down! Now I changed to follow your advice:
start with just a few greens to the mix until I get used to it.
And guess what? I really like adding a little celery
and some radish sprouts.
Very good stuff! I’ll be adding a little bit more over time,
just like you suggested.
Sometimes it’s good to follow advice, eh?”
~ Rand Larson, Professional Events Photographer
If you want to lose belly fat permanently (“permanently” is the key word in that sentence!), you must find clever ways to sneak more vegetables into your daily menu. The 5 Best Smoothie Recipes eBooklet will make a tremendous difference: it’s about making new lifestyle choices and creating new positive, daily habits. It’s not about dieting! Also included within the Kit, is this handy one-page shopping list:
Shopping Guide for Smoothie Ingredients ~ Flowchart
This one-page cheat sheet ($1.49) will help make your healthy shopping faster and easier.
“…I’ve always been a no-breakfast person.
But what I didn’t realize was that
skipping breakfast only made me lethargic and lazy all day long.
And I’d eat a whole lot more at lunch than I would have otherwise!
So, when I came across Dane’s smoothie recipes,
I decided to give them a shot.
Only one week in and I already feel much more energetic
than I have in the last ten years.
And I also tend to eat less lunch
which is great to control weight.
I plan to start smoothies for lunch too.
Slim waistline, here I come!”
~ Rabab Kahn, Editor / Bertelsmann Foundation
How Can I Eat Better?
Interestingly, the primary objective of these diets is not weight loss, but rather, improved health and longevity.
I know many people following each diet, and I can see that they each have advantages. Raw food vegan is not only good for the person following the diet — it emphasizes organic, living foods — but it’s good for the planet, too. On the other hand, Paleo is great in its simplicity, and athletes in particular seem to do very well on it.
For the past 4 months, I’ve been following a diet that is, peculiarly (or perhaps brilliantly), a combination of the two. I generally have two green smoothies a day (the ingredients of which are almost entirely raw and vegan), and a few times a week I have small portions of organic eggs or free range turkey — both of which I get at my local farmers’ market.
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- ➊ How to Create a Strategy for Living a Fascinating Post-40 Life: The Numinous Journey
- ➋ A Unique Social Experiment: 28 Best Friends
- ➌ How to Get Seriously Organized Using Checklists: The Dane Technique
- ➍ Using Your Blender to Get Lean and Strong: 5 Best Smoothie Recipes
- ➎ Ingredients Guide for Freshly Made Green Smoothies: The Shopping List
In some ways, the Paleo and Raw Food Vegan regimens are extremely similar, in that they both avoid cooked grains and both diets are anti-inflammatory when compared to the standard modern diet. But in other ways, they are vastly different, namely in that one allows for meat and the other doesn’t:
Meanwhile, Rainoshek puts the daily intention to eat better into a broader cultural context: that each of us in on the hero’s journey, and that wherever we happen to be on the diet-spectrum is fine, as long as we understand that we’re on a journey and that we keep moving toward improved health and vibrancy.
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How did you feel after browsing this artcle — inspired? skeptical? annoyed? hopeful? I’m eager to hear your thoughts — please post them in the section below! For this post in particular, I’m really inviting you to comment, no matter who you are or where you are on the diet spectrum.