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Now that we've told you that probably 90% of the stuff you are currently eating is detrimental to your health you are probably wondering what the heck your eating day should look like.

Before you get started with the food

Go to a pharmacy and get litmus paper test strips to measure the pH level of your urine. Do the test first thing in the morning after you get up.

The pH level of your urine is a pretty good indicator of the shape your body is in. 7.0 is a neutral pH level. Values below 7.0 mean that your body is acidic. Values above 7.0 indicate that your body is alkaline. The more acidic your body is the more prone you are to disease. Cancer thrives in an acidic environment but not in an alkaline one.

By changing your diet you should see improvements in your pH levels, i.e. your body should become more alkaline. This is due to the fact that you will be eating mostly food that turns alkaline in your body. Guess, which foods turn acidic in your body ? Animal proteins (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy).

This does not happen overnight. Don't forget that it took our body a long time to get where it is right now. Reversing this process also takes some time.

You know what to eat based upon the 'Foods we are designed to eat' but what does it look like in practice ?

Sample Day

5:00 a.m. - Get out of bed, yawn ... Drink a glass of distilled water.

Exercise (15 minutes to 1 hour), take a shower and get dressed

6:00 a.m. Eat some fruit. Melons, Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries are excellent in the morning. Any other fruit you like will also do. If you don't feel hungry, don't eat. If you want to eat more than one fruit fine, just combine them properly.

9:00 a.m. Have some apples or pears. If you are hungry before this time, no problem eat earlier just observe the proper digestion times.

11:30 a.m. Eat a salad with carrots, sweet pepper and cucumbers. After the salad have some brown rice and steamed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower).

Remember: No traditional salad dressing. If you can't do without use a little bit of lemon juice.

The salad should be the biggest part of the meal. It has the most nutrients. The veggies follow a close second, the rice ranks third.

2:30 p.m. Time for more fruit. How about some bananas ?

4:30 p.m. Some grapes would be delicious right now

7:00 p.m. Have a salad with tomatoes, cucumber and celery. After the salad have some meat or fish and steamed green beans.

Remember: There shouldn't be any seasoning or condiments on the fish/meat. You could bake the fish with lemon juice and sprinkle some dill on top. On the meat you could use some Dulse flakes.

Hmm, fish and meat tastes pretty awful if it isn't heavily seasoned. Maybe that's a clue that it isn't all that good for the body. 'All' the food that is good for us doesn't need any flavor/taste enhancing. It tastes good naturally.

No more food after this. The proteins (meat, fish) in your dinner will take 4 hours to digest and based upon the circadian rhythm we shouldn't eat after 8 p.m. anymore

Remarks

The ultimate goal would be to eat a diet that consists of only raw plant based food (no animal protein).

A lot of people find this very hard to do or are simply unwilling to do it. You don't have to go all the way. The more you do this the better you will feel. Experiment to find out were the optimum balance is for you.

If you are eating lots of meet, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy cut back slowly. Instead of eating it several times a day eat it only once a day, then only 4 times a week, etc. It took your body a long time to get into a miserable shape. It will also take a while to get it back in shape. Don't kill yourself by going all raw from one day to the next.

We are striving to be about 80% raw and plant based but we still like some steamed vegetables, baked potatoes and brown rice a few days a week. Occasionally we will also eat some baked or smoked fish.

Another Sample Day (Emanuel)

5:30 a.m. Get out of bed

Exercise for 1 hour (Kundalini Yoga and Rebounder)

7:00 a.m.  10 ounce (300ml) glass of fresh squeezed orange juice

9:00 a.m.  10 ounce (300mll) glass of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

10:30 a.m. 10 ounce (300ml) glass of fresh squeezed orange juice

Noon Fruit salad consisting of 2 bananas, 1 Asian pear, a bunch of red grapes, 2 dried dates and 2 dried figs.

2:30 p.m. 2 apples

4:30 p.m. 2 pears

7:00 p.m. Big dinner salad with Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and red bell peppers. Sesame Tahini nut butter as dressing and 4 ounces (100g) of raw pistachio nuts.

Don't use nut butter as dressing if you are eating potatoes or rice after your salad. The nut butter is a concentrated protein the potato/rice a concentrated starch. See food combining rule number 1.

The nut butter also doesn't  work as a dressing if you have fish or meat after your salad. See food combining rule number 3 (two concentrated proteins).

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If you would like more detailed instructions about what to eat then contact our friend Anna-Inez. She has worked out a great transition program plus meal plans for a 3 months raw diet. For $100 you get advice from an experienced Life Science Consultant plus a great program to follow.

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