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The No Diet Diet

Eat Foods As Grown to Lose Weight

This morning I was motivated to write a sample menu of what I eat on a typical day. This diet consists of no animal products. Animal products are loaded with fat your body does not need. You can replace things like butter, eggs, and milk with healthier alternatives. Instead of margarine or other cooking oils, I use water. If you must use an oil for a recipe, use olive oil. It is your healthiest solution for baking and cooking. See below for a healthy butter alternative.

Did you know you can give your body more than enough protein every day without having to eat any animal products? I get my protein from seeds, soy, vegetables and beans. Beans are high in fiber and also are loaded with protein. Brown rice and beans is an excellent combination to give you a complete protein.

I promise if you follow this plan, you will gain energy and drop some weight provided you incorporate some exercise into your daily life. Drinking soft drinks is not conducive to good health. These beverages are loaded with sugar and are very acidic. Water is the best thing for your body especially when you want to improve your health.

Our body is in need of water first thing in the morning. Many nutritionists advise that you drink water 30 minutes or more before eating a meal and then do not drink during your meal so digestive juices can work more efficiently. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so DO NOT skip breakfast!

These meals are designed on the eat like a King at breakfast logic, eat like a Queen at lunch, and eat like a pauper at dinner. Your body needs the larger meals in the morning to have enough fuel for the day. By eating less at the evening meal, you will be able to rest on a stomach that has finished digesting all of your food. I eat my evening meal at 5:00 pm so as to be fully digested by bedtime at 9:00 pm. Your body can rest better by following this plan.

DO NOT EAT SNACKS IN BETWEEN MEALS. You will no longer be hungry in between meals because your body will be getting plenty of nutrition with the following recipes. You will start to feel better as hydration will remove toxins from your system. Animal products are high in fat and cause acid build up in your cells.

As you feel better, the weight will begin to come off and your motivation and self esteem will begin to improve and you are at that point headed for your own success story! Let me know if I can be of assistance as I have been very passionate about healthy living since I lost 70 pounds myself in 2000.

Breakfast:

I start the morning with about 20 ounces of alkalized water right after prayer. I spend about 15 minutes in a meditation before eating breakfast. The meditation will nourish your soul.

Two ounces of VelociTea about 15 minutes before eating to curb appetite.
One-half cup of oatmeal (quick, rolled, or steel-cut oats) and add some blueberries from freezer and stir. Do not add any sugar or butter. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber which helps reduce cholesterol and helps keep blood sugar levels balanced. Oatmeal is the best food for a diabetic to eat in the morning. Oatmeal will also fill you up and prevent the need for snacks in between meals. You may want to add a teaspoon of cinnamon to your oats and a dash of honey.
Banana, 1/2 of a grapefruit and about a half cup of grapes
Two pieces of 100 percent Whole Wheat toast without butter or jam.

Lunch:

Once again, I make sure I have a large glass of water about 30 minutes before lunch. I have a nice variety of meals each day for my big main meal. Here are some ideas:

Two ounces of VelociTea about 15 minutes before eating to curb appetite
Bowl of 13 bean soup
Whole Wheat pasta with homemade pasta sauce and add the saute vegetables below and mix together. Limit the pasta that you eat to once a week.
Saute or steam raw vegetables just long enough to soften them. Here are some favorites that  I use: broccoli, green or red peppers, garlic cloves, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots, celery and onions.
Fish cakes are made from a combination of nuts, oats, spices, and vegetables processed in a food processor. Add a little bit of kelp spice and this mixture tastes just like fish and you do not worry about fish that may have come from polluted waters.
Mama’s Meatloaf is a mixture of a different combination of nuts, oats, spices, and vegetables processed in a food processor. You create a meatloaf looking substance and bake for one hour in a pyrex dish. You can add a little ketchup across top of mixture to make it look exactly like meatloaf.
Tofu Walnut Patties is another meat like substitute that is made from oatmeal, nuts, and tofu. You can create a nice sweet and sour sauce to pour over by mixing a little honey, corn starch, water and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.

Dinner:

It is recommended to drink your last glass of water for the day about 30 minutes before eating your evening meal. This will keep you from having to get up and go to the bathroom more than once in the night.

Two ounces of VelociTea about 15 minutes before eating to curb appetite.
Eat a salad everyday. This will help your body get more fiber.

Salad with raw vegetables. Nature has provided some really nice colors in the produce section of the grocery store. Here are some favorites: green or red cabbage, bok choy, eggplant, carrots, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, greens, onions and chard.
Saute a combination of the above vegetables and eat over a bed of wild or brown rice.
Fruit salad-use whatever is in season. This time of year is great for fresh grapes from Chile. Melons are great in summer.
I drink 12 ounces of VelociTea after eating every evening and it keeps me very regular as far as bowel movements the next day.

You can get a free week of VelociTea by going to my website below:

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Many of the recipes I mentioned in the above post can be found on my blog below:

Healthy Recipes

Butter alternative:

3/4 cup coconut milk *
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt

* May use 1/4 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut or raw cashew nuts instead of coconut milk, and increase water to 1 and 1/4 cups. If you have only sweetened coconut, the sugar can be rinsed out with hot water, using a sieve.

1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes.

It should begin to thicken, about the consistency of thin porridge. I’ve learned that this can vary with the cornmeal used, so if it isn’t getting thick, add another teaspoon of cornmeal and cook a few more minutes until it is like thin pancake batter or porridge.

2. Place in blender, cover, can turn on low, then increase to high. Blend for about 1 minute until as smooth as possible. (If using shredded coconut or cashews nuts, blend for 2 minutes.)

3. Pour into a container; cover and chill. It will be runny, but sets up when cold.

This will keep for about 10 days in the refrigerator, but after a few days it gets stiffer. If this happens, just add a bit of water and stir briskly until soft. I like to make a new batch every week. If there is any of the old still remaining, I stir it into a frozen vegetable dish, such as frozen corn.

Makes One Cup

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  • Elena Anne

    This sounds really great for someone who doesn’t eat any meat. I know you touch a little on why but I am just wondering why you don’t eat any animal products at all. Does the bad really outweigh the good?

    • Great question Elena. We just had another cow in California that has been found to have mad cow disease. The interesting thing is only a very small percentage of cows are tested each year for mad cow disease. I prefer to get my nutrition direct from organic greens and plants. I don’t worry about cholesterol, being overweight, high blood pressure or the diseases that come from eating animal products.

  • Brad

    Hi Daniel, Thanks for the post, Mad cow disease is definitely a concern. I know you said you get your nutrition direct from plants, but do you take any vitamins or supplements? Cheers,
    Brad

    • Hello Brad,
      I purchase whole food products directly from my own health food store. I don’t have to carry inventory ( unless I want to ) and have created a demand online for the products I use. Our Caldera Greens is where I get my energy and stamina from plus abundant nutrition-was able to get rid of all caffeine back in 2006.

  • Krizza

    Avoid labels that say food is in brine, cured, pickled, smoked or marinated. These are salty words.

    • Great suggestion Krizza! Many people use way to much salt in their diet. I have some fresh apples, bananas, broccoli, carrots, kiwi, oranges, papaya, peppers, and pineapple here and there is no nutrition label on any of those fruits and veggies. Eat foods as grown will lead to excellent health. I would not put bad gasoline in a Mercedes Benz so the same principle applies to my body.

  • Jeni

    We are what we eat! This is a popular quote. We must be careful what we enter into our body system. I do agree that animal meats are loaded with fats that will cause many diseases. Your tips lead to a healthy lifestyle. I have started eating veggies about 10 years ago and I don’t suffer from any disease. Very effective! I feel young….Thanks for sharing this article….

    • Jeni, the food we eat is the fuel that our cells and organs need to function properly. If we eat junk food, our body suffers. A luxury car owner doesn’t put cheap gas in the tank. My body is more important than a car so I give my cells and organs some great nutrition as well. Keep up the good work and your reward will be a long and disease free life!

  • Blake

    Hi Daniel,

    The title cracked me up. Those were nice tips. Just a thought on the dinner. Most experts says that you must drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to stay healthy. So to cope up with this I’m drinking up to 5 glasses during dinner (it doesn’t matter if its after or before the meal). I can’t divide my whole day time drinking water because of my busy schedule so I just do it at night. Is it a bad habit or not?

    Thanks,
    Blake

    • Hello Blake,

      The reason it is suggested to drink a large glass of water 30 minutes before meals is to have plenty of fluid in your digestive tract so the digestive process will work best. Your body has digestive enzymes that activate when you start masticating your food. If you drink a large amount of water while you are eating, you are not allowing the natural digestive process work as smoothly as it should.

      Suggestion: find a couple of quart water containers that you can use on a daily basis and fill them with pure water each morning before going to work. Keep them handy and drink 6 ounces of water on the hour. Your body will love the hydration. I cannot imagine having to get up all night to go to the restroom if you drink that much water in the evening. Our bodies are dehydrated in the morning from sleeping 8 hours so that is why fluids are recommended early in the day.

  • Reese

    I have been wanting to be vegetarian for a long time now. I have tried, lasted for a couple of years then got back to eating meat again. It is really hard when everybody else around you eats meat and you don’t do the cooking. I really have to learn to cook.

    • Hello Reese,

      Once you start eating those healthy vegetarian recipes I have on my blog, maybe the people around you will consider following your new healthy diet. I am amazed at how good the Meatless Meatloaf and the Walnut Tofu Patties are. I just put up an Indonesian Stir Fry on the blog. New recipes are added weekly.

  • Pete Goumas

    Hi Daniel,
    I am also health conscious and it is difficult for me to diet but some small tips could make our food intake healthy like replacing of animal products or using alternatives. Taking a glass of water 30 minutes before taking meal is a very good idea. Thank you so much for the healthy recipe.

  • win

    Hi Daniel,

    Nice to see you again, I agree with you to always have breakfast every morning, because I think health is more important than having a slim body. Put simply life is to be enjoyed and endured, if you do not eat well, how you will perform daily activities?

  • John Wilson

    Hello Daniel Parsons, I appreciate your post about our body needing meals for energy. Eat your breakfast everyday.

    • Yes John! Breakfast is the most important meal. People that eat a healthy breakfast have better health. If you skip breakfast, you will be much more tempted to eat junk foods and overeat the rest of the day. I highly suggest doing a 15 minute morning meditation before breakfast as the soul also needs nourishment. When we spend some time in silent meditation, our body finds balance and peace. The meditation reduces the need for alcohol, cigarettes and food for treating our emotional disturbances.

      • John Wilson

        Yes Daniel, I agree with you that 15 minute meditation helps to reduce the need for alcohol, cigarettes etc. Breakfast is very important for the human body.