The right combination of the right foods...
Eat heavy, be heavy, feel heavy
High in water content
(Lighter, less dense foods)
Low in water content
(Heavier, more dense foods)
Think salad veggies such as mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, zucchini, jicama, tri-colored bell peppers, and sweet corn, etc.
Choose those that are high in water content such as yellow or green zucchini, eggplant, peas, carrots, green beans, sweet corn, bell peppers, and onions. Lightly cook to retain as many nutrients as possible (antioxidants are easily destroyed in high heat).
A word about sauces & oils...
- Citrus juice and/or rind (lemon, lime, orange...)
- Herbs & Seasonings (sea salt, cracked pepper, oregano, thyme, tarragon, rosemary, sage, turmeric...)
- Vinegar (balsamic, white, apple cider, red wine...)
- Natural sweeteners (honey, coconut sugar, sucanat...)
- Garlic / onion / shallots
- Tomato paste
- Nutritional yeast (for a cheese flavor)
- Liquid oils* (olive, avocado, grapeseed, coconut, walnut, pecan...)
Always make your veggies al dente!...
A Word About Animal Products
If you include animal products in your diet, always choose organic and pasture-raised, and limit portions to 2-3 times a week at most. By choosing organic and pasture-raised, you help make sure that you avoid purchasing any "factory-farmed" meat. If you are not familiar with what factory-farmed meat is and why you should stay away from it, read the following two articles:
- Why you should avoid factory-farmed meat & dairy...
- How to make responsible & safe meat purchasing decisions...
- Making safe seafood decisions...
- Raw vs. Pasteurized dairy: A big difference...
When it comes to the meals you make, there are so many different ways to make your veggie base more exciting. Not only that, but the veggies you prepare can also make for creating beautiful presentations on your plate. Experiment with these ideas and try using a variety of herbs and spices. Don't be afraid to try some bizarre flavor combinations - I may have a few catastrophes under my belt but that's also how I've discovered my favorite meals!