Nutrition Workshop #1

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2011 08:59 Written by Flax Tuesday, 17 May 2011 04:38

Principles of Nutrition:

Food Pyramid:

  • 1% sugar and fats (including fruits)
  • 10% max. protein, includes animal protein and legumes
  • 40-50% grains
  • 50-60% vegetables

Water:

  • 2 Liters a day, filtered water. 
  • Water should be at least room temperature.

Fats:

  • Olive oil (5% acidity or less)
  • Flax seed oil
  • Sesame oil (small amounts)
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Borage oil

Dairy:

  • Never
  • Goat products are preferable
  • Not to be replaced with soy

Animal Products:

  • Try to slowly eliminate animal products from the diet.  Look for higher quality products or organic produce. 

Salt:

  • Atlantic Grey Sea Salt

Seaweed:

  • Between 5-15 gr. of seaweed every day using as many varieties as possible.

Vegetables:

  • Use organic produce as much as possible.
  • Eat a daily mix of orange (carrots, pumpkin, squash),  white (radish, turnip, kohlrabi, parsnip),  and green leafy vegetables (lettuce, seaweed, kale, collard).

Grains:

  • Whole grains
  • Avoid wheat and focus on other grains such as; rice, spelt, rye, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, wild rice, barley…

Fruits:

  • Fruits count as a sugar and should be eaten in very small amounts.
  • Apples are the healthiest of the fruit, especially green apples.
  • Other than apples, pears, peaches, and nectarines are ok.  Avoid the sweeter fruits and melons, such as mango and watermelon.

Exercise:

  • The two that I recommend the most are walking and exercises that come from the Eastern practices.

Awareness:

  • Become more in tune with your body, your moods/cravings and intuition.
  • Keep a food journal of the time of day that you eat and what you eat it.
  • Restrict eating to daylight hours, preferably until 6 p.m.
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Super-light Leek Soup

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 July 2010 12:47 Written by Flax Wednesday, 7 July 2010 01:06

This is an amazing diet recipe. If you need to drop 5 pounds in 2 days (hah!) this will help you to do it. The leeks are a diuretic, meaning that you will just lose the weight in water. If you want to make it an even stronger remedy, than you can eliiminate the soy and miso and just make it with leeks and water.

Ingredients:

2 large leeks, washed well and diced
4 cups water
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 large tbsp miso or to taste

Boil the water, add the leeks and soy sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the flame and add the miso.

Serve warm

Note: To add the miso remove a cup of the liquid from the soup and stir the miso into the liquid, then pour it back into the soup.

Enjoy!

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