EATING MONO MEALS
A "Mono Meal" is simply when you eat 1 type of food at a time and you don't do any kind of food combining, and below are some examples of mono eating...
- Eating nothing but Watermelon for breakfast.
- Eating nothing but Grapes for lunch.
- Eating nothing but Mangoes for dinner.
- Eating nothing but Bananas for a day.
- Eating nothing but Oranges for a week.
For people who are used to eating meals that have a lot of different ingredients and that require a lot of fancy food prep the idea of eating nothing but pineapple might seem bland and boring. But to me the idea of eating all the pineapple that I want is pure heaven, and while it can be wonderful to eat a meal that your mother spent a lot of time and energy creating for you it can also be wonderful to eat a meal that "Mother Nature" spent a lot of time and energy creating for you.
6 BENEFITS OF EATING MONO MEALS
1. THEY ARE THE EASIEST MEALS TO DIGEST
Even some of the most basic foods that people eat today are made with food combinations that are very difficult to digest...
Many pastries in America are made with eggs, milk, butter, flour, sugar, salt and yeast, and when all of these ingredients combine they become a glue-like substance that is very difficult to digest. (Don't forget that the word "Gluten" is Latin for "Glue" and the word "Pastries" literally means "Paste-Like Products"!)
And if you make yourself a simple bologna and cheese sandwich you might think of it as only having a few ingredients, but if you look at the actual ingredient lists for the bread, the bologna, the cheese, and anything else that you might add to it you may find that there are actually close to 100 different ingredients in that "simple sandwich"!
Believe me when I say that eating a bowl of Grapes will be a lot easier on your digestion, and over time you will probably start to enjoy the smoother and lighter feeling that you have in your stomach after eating "Mono Meals".
2. IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW FOR SURE HOW YOUR BODY REACTS TO CERTAIN FOODS
Below is a list of the 12 most common foods that people are allergic to, and what's crazy about this is that sometimes it takes people several years just to figure out that they are allergic to one of these foods due to the fact that every time they eat it they are also eating other things along with it, and therefore it is difficult for them to figure out exactly what keeps making them sick...
THE DOZEN MOST COMMON FOODS THAT PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC TO
8. Tree Nuts
3. IT'S THE MOST SIMPLE WAY TO EAT
- I started eating raw food because I wanted to eat more "naturally".
- I started eating vegan food because I wanted to eat more "ethically".
- I started eating mono meals because I wanted to eat more "simply".
"Natural", "Ethical", & "Simple" are the 3 qualities that we should not only strive for in diet, but in life it's self!
If eating "Mono Meals" seems like a radical idea to you keep in mind that all of the other species on Earth eat this way.
Bears for example eat fish, and they also eat honey, but they never catch a fish and dip it into honey before eating it. (When they find honey they will simply feast on honey, and during the short time of the year when the salmon run upstream they will simply feast on salmon.)
4. IT FORCES YOU TO EAT BETTER QUALITY FOODS
It's easy to settle for fruits and vegetables that aren't the best quality when they are mixed with a lot of other ingredients and are spiced up so their true taste is disguised, but when you start eating "Mono Meals" you will find yourself seeking out the best quality produce that you can find.
Once you attempt to eat a meal of nothing but bananas that aren't ripe yet, or nothing but apples that are covered in wax, or nothing but tomatoes that taste like cardboard you will never want to have that experience again, and you will start making better and more loving choices for yourself.
5. IT WILL BE A LOT HARDER TO OVEREAT
If you only eat 1 type of food at a time and you chew slowly and focus on the taste and texture of what you are eating your body will clearly let you know when it is time to stop eating, and it will be almost impossible for you to over-eat, because once you have had enough your taste buds will change so that what you are eating will no longer taste as enjoyable.
For example, avocados are high in fat and if I eat 1 avocado by it's self it will taste a lot like cheese to me and I will enjoy it, but if I try to eat 2 avocados by themself the second one will taste more like butter to me and I won't want to eat it. (And even if you like butter and you put it on lots of different things you probably wouldn't want to eat a stick of butter by it's self as a "mono" meal.)
So if I eat avocados by themself I will clearly know when enough is enough, but if instead of eating the avocados by themself I mash them up and mix them with some spicy salsa to make "guacamole", and then I eat it with a bag of salty corn chips I could probably easily eat 3 avocados before I even started to lose my appetite.
This is because the body digests different foods differently, and when we consume a lot of different foods at the same time it creates a lot of internal confusion, and there ends up being a delay in us getting the signal from our brain that it's time to stop eating.
6. GREATER APPRECIATION FOR NATURE
I don't know what to believe in when it comes to God and Spirituality, but what I do know is that when I am eating a really good "Mono Meal" of natural food (like a really sweet and juicy watermelon or a big bowl of blackberries) I feel an intense desire to say "Thank You" to someone or something for what I am enjoying, and the best way to say "Thank You" to "Mother Nature" is to simply appreciate and respect her more.