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Dieting: Health vs. Weight June 19, 2012

Filed under: Healthful Information — eyeofraw @ 11:45 AM
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Everyone has a certain diet that they are on, whether it be the SAD (standard american diet), a raw food diet, or whatever it may be, we all have a certain lifestyle choice that we choose.

It seems that most people have gotten away from what eating a healthy diet if for. We are supposed to be eating for our bodies, so that they come to life, feel great, and function properly. somewhere, in the midst of wanting what is only the best, we have gotten this obsession with weight. People seem to always be eating healthy just to loose weight and stay at a certain “ideal” number that they have in their head.

Health does not equal weight. everyone’s body has a different shape and size. It is important to first love your own body, and learn to do so through feeding it the proper things. How many of us wake up in the morning and weigh ourselves? Upon arising your fist thought should be “How do i feel today?” not “What number am I?” We should never identify ourselves as a number. And remember when asking yourself “how do I feel?” that FAT is not a feeling. Do you feel healthy? Are your joints working perfectly? Is your body aching? Are you clear minded? Eat towards feeling whole and healthy, not towards a number.

When we begin to shift our diets and concentrate only on weight, we can lose sight on why we are actually eating the way we are. It can actually become unhealthy as it adds stress into your life, and can actually cancel out the healthy foods you have been eating.

Don’t fall in the trap and try and fit in a cookie cutter image of a tiny person who wears extra small everything. Don’t go on a “diet” or eat healthy because you want to fit this image. Eat right because you love yourself, and you want to treat your body with respect. Look in the mirror and tell yourself “I love you”. Show off the curves you have. You are beautiful, and your beauty will never be ranked on what size pants you wear, or what number the scale tells you. Are you beautiful on the inside? If your organs were on the outside of your body would be be just as beautiful?

Beauty starts on the inside and works its way out. Don’t be obsessed with anything, including exercise. Only put in your body what is the best for it. Love every inch of you, and smile at yourself every day. The healthier relationship you have with yourself the healthy your body will become mentally and physically.

 

 

Raw Diet Biblically Correct? March 24, 2010

Filed under: Journal Entries — eyeofraw @ 12:42 AM
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So i found this link posted on twitter, and it was very informative. I read the bible almost every day and am very familiar with the story of Genesis. i never really put it into perspective like this. I did often have thoughts about how when Adam and Eve were in the garden, they only ate plants and they were obviously not cooked. This guy goes to the extent and explains everything. Now, I am not saying he is correct, because there are other passages that proves him wrong, but he does make sense.

I know that ever since i started raw i have had the energy of a five year old and feel great. thinking about meat or eggs or anything makes my stomach literally upset, and not just because of what happens in the process. All i do is crave fruits and vegetables, which i have never done in my entire life. I have also lost weight for the first time. Now, i never have weighed myself and have never cared at all, but i wanted to make sure this diet was going to make me drop below my set point* body weight by being mal nourished. In the first few weeks i dropped 10 lbs, but am still incredibly healthy. What this means, is that my body was not at the weight it wanted to be so my metabolism boosted when i was eating what my body needed.

*(set point body weight is the weight your body desires to be at, and will increase or decrease your metabolism to stay at this weight. this is precisely why extreme dieting is bad)

so enough blabber, heres a link to the video!

http://renegadehealth.com/blog/2009/11/19/is-the-raw-food-diet-what-god-intended/

 

 
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