Small changes in your diet make

Small changes in your diet make

Small changes in your diet make big changes in your health

LOVE DIET

Diet is a misunderstood term. In its usual sense, diet is food deprivation, hunger, and weight control. In its proper sense, diet is the selection of food and drink that leads to satiety, health, and longevity. How do we select the proper food and drink?

First, we study our alimentary canal, the tube that digests and absorbs food. The design of our alimentary canal, especially our teeth and intestines, suggests that we are more herbivorous (plant-eating) than carnivorous (meat-eating). This means that Mother Nature designed us to be mostly vegetarian.

Second, we test different diets for their effects on our health. I have tried every popular diet. Most left me hungry; a few made me sick. The only one that helped me was the lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, which conforms to the design of our alimentary canal.

Third, we experiment with good diets and try to improve them. I have experimented with the lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet for over twenty years and have made some important modifications. The result is my LOVE Diet – L is Lacto, which means milk. O is Ovo, which means eggs. V is Vegetarian, which means vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds – but no meat or fish. E is Energy, which you will have naturally.

The LOVE Diet is tasty and satisfying, provides complete nutrition, and aids in the elimination of waste. You don’t need a PhD in biochemistry to keep track of your vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, soluble fiber, and insoluble fiber. And you don’t need to worry about trans fats, or spend money on dietary supplements, which might do you more harm than good.

The LOVE Diet protects you from toxins and addictions, both of which can ruin even the best diet. Unfortunately, many doctors believe that small amounts of toxins and addictions are harmless. This is simply not true. Toxins and addictions are always harmful, and both should be avoided.

The LOVE Diet improves your physical and emotional health. As your health improves, your work and relationships also improve. You gain a new ability to concentrate, communicate, and cooperate. The LOVE Diet is a prescription for peace and health.

The LOVE Diet is divided into three sections: 1) Foods and Substances to Avoid, 2) Foods to Eat Every Day, and 3) Foods to Eat Frequently. I hope my organic diet helps you, as it has helped many other people. Good luck and good health.

FOODS AND SUBSTANCES TO AVOID

  • Alcohol: beer, wine, liquor…
  • Tobacco: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water-pipes, snuff…
  • Drugs: depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens…
  • Over-the-counter medicines: analgesics, antacids, antihistamines, decongestants, laxatives, diet pills, sleeping pills, homeopathic remedies, naturopathic remedies…
  • Appetite suppressants: ephedra, pseudoephedrine, amphetamine, hoodia, bitter orange…
  • Dietary supplements: vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, amino acids, probiotics…
  • Bee products: honey, bee pollen, royal jelly…
  • Caffeine: coffee, tea, cola, chocolate…
  • Sugar: ice cream, candy, cookies, pies, cakes, soda, molasses…
  • Syrup: rice, corn, maple, chocolate…
  • Chewing gum.
  • Energy bars and sports drinks.
  • Vanilla: extract, powder…(see my FAQ about vanilla)
  • Artificial sweeteners: aspartame, saccharin, xylitol, stevia…
  • Artificial flavoring and coloring.
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG).
  • Nutritional yeast because it is very high in glutamic acid, which is essentially the same chemical as MSG.
  • Meat and chicken, especially fatty meats such as bacon, pork rinds, hotdogs, sausages…
  • Fish, especially raw and canned fish.
  • Fish oil, including cod liver oil.
  • Too much or too little salt.
  • Excess spices, especially hot spices.
  • Herbal teas: chamomile, rose hips, ginseng, hibiscus, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon grass…
  • Excess fat and oil. Avoid corn chips and potato chips.
  • Margarine and butter-substitutes.
  • Partially hydrogenated oils and vegetable shortening.
  • Processed soy products: tofu, tempeh, soy sauce, soy milk, miso, natto…(see my FAQ about Processed Foods)
  • Skim milk: low-fat, no-fat…
  • Fermented milk products with live bacterial cultures: buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt, kefir…
  • Blue-veined cheeses: Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton…
  • Pickles and relish.
  • Deep-fried, canned, refined, enriched foods.
  • Fad diets: raw-food; food-combining; low-carbohydrate; low-fat; high-fat; low-protein; high-protein; blood-type; metabolic type; detoxification; fasting…
  • FOODS TO EAT EVERY DAY

  • Drink 6-10 large glasses of good bottled water or filtered tap water. Not all bottled water is of equal quality. Try not to drink unfiltered tap water.
  • Take 1/4 teaspoon of fresh-squeezed organic lemon (or lime) juice in a large glass of water. Refrigerate juice in airtight glass container.
  • Take 1/2 teaspoon of high-quality wheat germ oil (expeller pressed with no solvents, unrefined, black container, refrigerated).
  • Take 1 teaspoon of mixed, roasted, whole sesame seeds and flax seeds. Roast 1 cup of mixed sesame and flax seeds in a toaster oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees and store the seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure you chew the seeds well in order to digest them. Otherwise, the seeds will simply pass through your intestines without being digested. I do not recommend flax seed oil, because it has an unpleasant fishy taste, lacks health benefits, and can make you sick.
  • Drink 2 medium glasses of pasteurized organic fresh whole milk. Transfer to airtight glass or plastic container. If you can’t digest milk, read my FAQ about lactose intolerance.
  • Drink 1 medium glass of fresh-squeezed organic grapefruit (or orange) juice.
  • Drink 1 small glass of unsweetened organic purple grape juice.
  • Eat three satisfying balanced meals (1/3 carbohydrates, 1/3 protein, 1/3 fat). Fruit and vegetables at least twice a day. Don’t skip breakfast, and don’t go to bed hungry.
  • FOODS TO EAT FREQUENTLY (seek variety)

  • Fresh organic fruits: apple, banana, grapefruit, orange, kiwi, lemon, lime, mango, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, cranberry, cherry, grape, fig, pear, plum, peach, melon, plantain (looks like a banana, but must be cooked), papaya, pineapple, coconut…
  • Fresh organic vegetables: potato, tomato, carrot, onion, corn, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, avocado, asparagus, zucchini, scallion, parsley, spinach, lettuce, parsnip, chard, squash, red radish, black radish (must be cooked), sweet pepper, okra, Jerusalem artichoke, tomatillo, celeriac, jicama…
  • Organic whole grains: kasha, basmati rice, wild rice, wheat, oats, barley, kamut, spelt, quinoa, rye, millet…
  • Organic milled grains: oat bran, wheat germ, corn meal, corn grits…
  • Organic unsweetened whole grain sourdough bread: wheat, spelt, rye, walnut-raisin, multi-grain…
  • Organic pasta: wheat, spelt, rye…
  • Organic pasteurized whole milk, cheese, and butter.
  • Organic unsalted well-roasted nuts: peanuts, cashews, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts (filberts), almonds, pistachios, macadamia…
  • Organic unsalted well-roasted seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, flax, psyllium…
  • Organic nut and seed butters.
  • Organic whole beans (cook well and use stock for soups and grains): kidney, pinto, navy, lentils, garbanzo (chickpeas), soybeans, black turtle beans, lima beans…
  • Grain-fed eggs. Cook well.
  • Plain non-iodized sea salt in moderation.
  • Fresh, frozen, or dried produce. Do not use canned produce.
  • Organic extra-virgin olive oil in moderation.
  • Organic unseasoned vinegar.
  • Organic herbs and spices in moderation (use hot spices sparingly): garlic, ginger, basil, dill, thyme, bay leaves, rosemary, oregano, sage, fennel, red pepper, black pepper, cumin, chili powder…
  • Pay attention to the freshness and expiration dates of the food you buy.
  • Eat slowly and chew your food well. It is best to chew your food with your mouth closed, so that you don’t accidentally inhale your food and choke.
  • Don’t overeat. Stop eating as soon as you feel fullness or satiety.
  • Don’t feel that you have to finish everything on your plate. Your re-heated leftovers will make a delicious snack.
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