Originally Posted by Shieru
i have a resolution not to make anymore new year's resolutions. i tend to rebel against regimented expectations so.. yeah
but i plan to get back on a decent diurnal schedule, get healthy, meditate daily, and be more social (at least as far as foruming on the interwebz goes). i hope to finish the wellness resource website i'm working on and consolidate my psychology hypotheses as well.
@Puffy - noticed you say you have digestive problems. that's something i've struggled a lot with too. may i ask what sort of raw food plan you've found to work?
Sorry to hear that, it depends on what problem you're having I suppose. I have a damaged oesophagus from acute indigestion/ acid reflux specifically, that I think has been caused by long-term bad lifestyle.
I'm largely just paying attention to how my body reacts to things and removing what creates the strongest reaction. In order of what's worst for me personally:
* Caffeine -- 1-2 green teas per day is okay if brewed lightly
* Cigarettes & most drugs
* Alcohol -- occasional glass of red wine at social gatherings
* Fizzy drinks
* Fried food -- I use pressed or hemp oil for dressing only, I steam most veg and poach or boil fish.
* Processed food -- I try to avoid shop bought sauces and make my own.
* Chocolate, salt, sugar -- teaspoon of honey per day.
* Spicy food
* Dairy -- I think it's okay in small amounts and I have too much
Also trying to eat small amounts more regularly rather than big meals, fix sleeping pattern to be more regular & exercise, stretch, meditate, like yourself. I eat fruit, vegetables, oats, grains, seeds, nuts & fish largely.
I'm likely being too restrictive, but I'm enjoying inventing recipes with this degree of minimalism. It's making me discover new foods all the time I've never tried.
I find if I keep to this I feel well, and then I'll binge one night and it gets really bad again. I'm hoping if I'm strict for a period of 6 months or more my body will have time to heal itself, and then I can start introducing other foods in small amounts over time.
Hope that helps!