Thursday, April 12, 2007

Day 22 - Fwee

I always loved how the word "fruit" is pronounced in French. It sounds like Elmer Fudd saying FREE. Which leads me to the point of my post today: I'm seeing a direct connection between eating fruit and being free! Okay, so it's a stretch, there, with the Elmer Fudd thing ... but the point I'm making is this: eating mostly fruits in the mornings and afternoons is freeing me from having cravings for foods that really don't serve me at all, things like sugars, breads, meats and cheeses. Amazingly, since I've been eating more fruits each day, I've lost nearly all desire for those four things (I still have parmesian cheese, a few croutons and eggs on my salad here and there). This loss of desire is quite shocking, and the abundance of fruit is all I can attribute it to, as that is the biggest change I've made in my diet these last three weeks.

Early this morning I had half of a cantelope ... and around 10:30 a.m. I had 3 little kiwis (did you know that kiwi is actually classified as a berry?) and a banana. I'll have a mango later in the afternoon and a salad. I'll pick up a green juice on my way to the train after work, and might even get "exotic" tonight and pull out the food processor for some kind of yummy sauce to put over a zuccini "pasta" (made with that gismo that can make summer squash and zuccini look just like angel hair pasta). Ahh, I think I'm getting in the flow of this thang.

It's a wonderful feeling to listen to one's body for what it wants to eat (something I've always wanted to be able to do!) -- rather than being driven by literal physiological imbalances/cravings (these WILL occur in one's body if eating too much cooked food) -- imbalances that cause one to crave foods not at all "good" for us. It seems that if I give my body what it NEEDS, it stops craving what it doesn't need!

Some may have an argument with what I wrote above ... but I know from experience that one can be on every diet in the world and still be unsuccessful IF the body is toxic from years of eating non-nourishing food. Non-nourishing in many instances means cooked. But if one doesn't KNOW this, efforts to become more healthy will be thwarted.

Profound quote of the day: "It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet." (Margaret Mead) Ain't it the truth!

Oh ... here's a website that gives away free posters (some are really beautiful). The receiver pays for shipping only. My favorite is "Peace Be With You."

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    Jami said...

    Thanks for the cantaloupe this morning and for walking the dogs. I'm so proud of who you are and who you are allowing yourself to become.
    Your friend,

    Naomi said...

    You're welcome ... We'll have mango in the morning. :-)

    Anonymous said...

    Ain't a banana a berry too?


    Naomi said...

    Hmmm. Is a banana a berry? Have to look that one up. Bingo ... you're right :-)


    Anonymous said...

    The deep forest man knows all :-)

    And where his knowledge may be lacking, he guesses.