MONO MEALS

MONO MEALS



A "mono meal" is when you eat one type of food at a time, and you don't do any kind of food combining.

EXAMPLES

Eating nothing but watermelon for breakfast.

Eating nothing but bananas for lunch.

Eating nothing but pineapples for dinner.



For people who are used to eating meals that have a lot of different ingredients in them 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. IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW FOR SURE HOW YOUR BODY REACTS TO CERTAIN FOODS

Below is a list of the most common foods that people are allergic to, and what's crazy about this is that sometimes it takes people YEARS just to figure out that they are allergic to one of these foods. (Because anytime they eat these foods, they will eat them with other things, so it is difficult for them to figure out what exactly is making them sick.)

THE TOP 12 FOODS THAT PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC TO

1. Dairy
2. Yeast
3. Wheat
4. Gluten
5. Soy
6. Eggs
7. Peanuts
8. Tree Nuts
9. Crabs
10. Fish
11. Shrimp
12. Lobster

By eating mono meals, you can quickly figure out which foods cause you to feel bad afterwards, and which foods cause you to feel amazing afterwards.




2. EASIER DIGESTION

Even some of the most common things that people are eating today are made from food combinations that are incredibly difficult to digest.

Many pastries in America are made with eggs, milk, butter, flour, sugar, salt and yeast, and when all of these ingredients are combined, they become a glue-like substance that is difficult to digest. (The word "gluten" is "Latin" for "glue", and the word "pastries" literally means "paste-like products".)

And if you make yourself a simple sandwich with bread, bologna, and cheese, you might think of it as only having a few ingredients, but if you look at the ingredient lists on the bread, the bologna, and the cheese, you may find that there are actually dozens of different ingredients in that "simple sandwich".

Believe me when I say that eating a bowl of grapes instead will be a lot easier on your digestion, and over time you will start to enjoy the lighter and smoother feeling that you get from eating more simply.




3. IT'S HOW THE OTHER SPECIES EAT

- I started eating raw foods because I wanted to eat more "naturally".

- I started eating vegan foods 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 I strive for not just in diet, but in life itself, and if eating "mono meals" seems like a radical idea to you, keep in mind that it is how virtually all of the other species on the planet eat.

For example, bears eat fish, and they also eat honey, but a bear will never catch a fish and dip it into honey before eating it. (When a bear finds honey they will simply feast on honey, and during the time of the year when the salmon run upstream, bears will simply feast on salmon.)




4. IT WILL BE A LOT HARDER TO OVEREAT

If you only eat one type of food at a time, and you chew it 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 by altering your tastebuds so that what you are eating stops tasting good.

For example, avocados are high in fat, and if I eat one avocado by itself, it will taste like cheese to me and I will enjoy eating it, but if I try to eat two avocados, the second one will taste more like butter to me, and even if you are someone who likes putting butter on things, you probably wouldn't want to eat a stick of butter by itself as a "mono meal".

So, if I eat an avocado by itself, my body will clearly let me know that one is enough and I won't even want to eat a second one, but if I mash up some avocados and add spices to them to make "guacamole", and then I eat that guacamole with a bag of salty chips, I could probably eat 3 or 4 avocados before they stopped tasting good to me.

Different foods digest differently, and when we consume lots of different foods at the same time, it can create a lot of internal confusion, which results in there being a delay in the time that it takes for us to get the internal signals that we've had enough and that it's time to stop eating.




5. IT FORCES YOU TO EAT BETTER QUALITY FOODS

It's easy to settle for foods that aren't the best quality when they are mixed together with so many other ingredients that you can barely taste them, or when they have artificial flavors added to them that make them taste far better than they really do.

But once you try to eat a meal of nothing but unripe blueberries that taste like cardboard, you will never want to have that experience again, and you will naturally start seeking out better quality foods.

And once you start finding and experiencing better quality foods, you will find yourself in a state of child-like wonder over how amazing something as simple as a bowl of blueberries can be...




6. GREATER APPRECIATION FOR NATURE

I don't know what to believe in when it comes to God, but what I do know is that whenever I'm eating a really good "mono meal" of fruit, I feel an intense desire to say "Thank you" to someone or something for what I am enjoying.

And I believe that the best way to say, "Thank you" to "Mother Nature" is to simply start appreciating and respecting her more.




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