I DO NOT EAT wheat, corn, rice, milk, eggs, cheese, soy, tofu, pasta, noodles, cottage cheese, yogurt, tempeh.
why not corn, wheat and Tofu? arent they healthy
In their whole natural form, yes they are healthy. The problem is we almost never eat them in their whole natural form. It is always in some other form which is the product or result of some process or refining. Most of the wheat and corn we eat is in the form of a product made from wheat flour or corn flour. Tofu goes through multiple processes. I believe that all processing destroys nutrients. I also believe the corn, wheat and soy kernels are balanced. In order for the kernel to sprout and become a plant it must have the perfect balance of elements to germinate. Just add the right conditions and it germinates. Processing, by destroying that balance leaves a product which is detrimental to our health. I eat corn on the cob and I pop my own popcorn. I do not eat any wheat or soybeans.
Me and my husband started a vegetarian diet 2 years ago, and are now slowly moving toward vegan/ raw vegan! My only concern is my 2 very young children, I’m constantly getting criticized about our new lifestyle change. I’m working on getting my son to gain more weight and not sure how to go about that. He is 7 years old and 55lbs, 4’2”, I feel he is fine but for my family concern him gaining a little more wouldn’t hurt him. What grains/beans are you eating and how do you cook them?
I buy my beans in the bean and rice aisle of the supermarket in the one lb plastic bags. My favorite is the 15 beans mix. In one chain (Ralphs) it is 15 varieties and in Albertson’s 16 varieties. In yours it could be something else, but probably close. At the same time I buy several other types of beans depending on what is my whim that day. I pretty much follow the directions, soaking some overnight and not others. I almost always mix two different beans using the entire bags of each, and then freeze some. Most often I mix a 15 mix with some other type. I buy, pinto, kidney, white, navy, white, lima, black, garbanzo, black eye peas, northern or whatever. I microwave 2 white potatoes and 2 yams and chop them up and add them to the cooked bean mixture.
Grains are oat groats, lentils, barley, and quinoa. I also usually mix my grains. Once cooked, I add chopped walnuts and sliced banana.
You only asked about my beans and grains, but I want to applaud you for your concern about you children. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FORCE ANY WEIGHT ONTO YOUR CHILDREN. Allow their bodies to develop at their own pace. Along with the vegan/ raw I hope you will consider eliminating refined and processed food products. The greatest change I experienced was when I eliminated those two.
Also allow the kids to listen to their bodies and eat only when they are hungry and what they want. As long as it is from the five food groups of beans, grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Which means you will have to keep some of each in the house at all times and ready to microwave. Do not think in terms of carbs, fats and protein. Do not count, weigh or measure anything as only the body knows what it needs, when it needs it and how much. This runs counter to the culture in many ways especially how a family is ‘supposed’ to function, as in ‘family’ meals. The probability of you four needing the exact same nutrients at the exact same time are astronomical.
you DO NOT EAT wheat, corn, rice, milk, eggs, cheese, soy, tofu, pasta, noodles, cottage cheese, yogurt, tempeh.
so Jim you only eat vegetables,potatos, beans and nuts.
yes,fruits forgot that one.
do you have more examples of recepies.
so if you hungry today on 2 times you eat only 2 times. if tomorrow you are hungry 4 times you would eat 4 times.
i aslo am stuck in the protein/fat/carbs ‘rules’. where do you get your fat from
so if you hungry today on 2 times you eat only 2 times. CORRECT
if tomorrow you are hungry 4 times you would eat 4 times. CORRECT
i aslo am stuck in the protein/fat/carbs ‘rules’. where do you get your fat from. NUTS AND AVOCADOES
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