Lose Weight With Living Foods
Losing weight doesn’t have to be boring when you focus on living foods. What does this mean? Simply by making sure your plate reflects a range of colours, you’ll naturally create more balanced and healthful menus complete with a range of living foods.
What are living foods? They are re live, colourful, fresh and raw – fruits, vegetables and salads!
Let’s Look At The Positives
1. Colourful foods have no preservatives and no added colour!
2. Provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, water and trace elements.
3. Have a high water content – an excellent source of hydration for the body.
4. Are visually appetising.
5. Their firm textures demand a good chew, so we eat them more slowly and feel full afterwards.
6. Are quickly and easily processed and assimilated by the body – less work for the digestive system.
7. Are safer – contain less undesirable man-made chemicals.
8. Are as nature intended (unlike processed, pre-packaged modern fast foods!)
9. Are pure energy – living food.
Consuming Cooked Foods
1. Heat destroys the vitalising nutrients in colourful foods. So much so that sometimes, you may as well be eating cardboard for all the good it does your body!
2. The effectiveness of fibre in cooked fresh foods is reduced – vegetables that are floppy and overcooked pass through the body with a reduced ‘cleansing’ action.
3. If you cook vegetables, always steam them lightly and aim to retain their ‘crunch’!
4. Cooked vegetables tend to turn out soft and therefore require less chewing, which means they are usually eaten more quickly, so are less satisfying.
5. Heat also destroys the enzymes in fresh foods, which are essential for digestion. This means the body has to tap into its own precious supply of enzymes to support the digestive process.
6. Heat also destroys the enzymes in fresh foods, which are essential for digestion. This means the body has to tap into its own precious supply of enzymes to support the digestive process.
About this book
Brenda Cobb has written an inspriring story, describing her recovery from a diagnosis of cancer and her founding of a school to teach the Living Foods Lifestyle to others. In her book, Brenda includes many stories from her students, who have recovered from many chronic diseases, including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, AIDs, depression, Bell’s Palsy, obesity, alleriges, and candida. Brenda reviews the causes of disease, discussing the many ways toxicity and deficiency have found their way into the modern lifestyle. She then discusses why raw and living foods are healing, and provides a detailed description of the various elements of the lifestyle. In her chapter on Body-Mind-Spirit, Brenda delves into the importance of cleaning the colon and thinking positively. This forms an important element in the Lifestyle and the healing process. Next, Brenda tells how to set up and maintain a kitchen for the Living Foods Lifestyle. Formerly a gourmet cook, Brenda provides detailed recipes for the four basic healing foods and an additional 54 recipes. She includes main dishes, salads, dressings, desserts, crackers and cookies. Finally, Brenda provides a complete description of the 10 day program at her Institute in Atlanta, in which students are able to detoxify and begin their healing process. In short, The Living Foods Lifestyle is a very complete guide to the Lifestyle. After reading this book, people will be able to do the program on their own.