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EATING AND DRINKING
You are what you eat.  It's a scientific fact.  The Yi Jing warns one to beware of what we consume.  Internal consumption is a very intimate thing.  Eating healthily is key to living well.

We recommend a high protein, low fat, low carbs diet.  This minimizes your energy intake which could lead to fat build up whilst maximizing your protein intake which helps build muscles.

Eat a varied diet.  This spread ensures a balanced intake of vitamins and other food goodness.

We also recommend taking daily vitamin & mineral supplement tablets (with over 20 ingredients).

Food contains energy as well as vitamins & minerals, fiber and water.  Use food, don't misuse it.  Take in the energy you need.  Don't overeat.  It's a global subconscious statement of comfortable living to be overweight to show that you can afford it.  It's unhealthy and unnecessary.

If you want to lose weight then eat lessEat less potato chips, eat less pies, eat less pasta.  Try eating low sugar, low salt, dry cornflakes instead of high fat potato or corn chips.

You're eating to provide the chemical energy you need for the day.  So eating a big breakfast makes sense.  Plus a decent sized lunch then a small dinner.

Use a grazing style of eating; eating small amounts in a few sittings each day.  This stops your stomach stretching and reduces appetite.

Fatty foods like chocolate, potato chips and peanut butter make you feel good because you've found, in the Hunter Gatherer sense, a thing that's high in energy, so well done, here's some pleasure for you to reinforce that it's a good thing; a useful foodstuff.  Yet don't overdo it.  Use your intelligence and exercise restraint.  We say exercise because it gets easier with practice.  Spread your pleasures in life; increase the amount of exercise that you do.  Avoid high fat foods like oil and oily (fried) foods, cheese, cream and nuts.  Reduce to an absolute minimum the amount of these in your diet.

You'll find carbs, carbohydrates (sugars & starches), in bread, pasta, noodles, rice, oats and corn.  Starches are broken down into sugar.  So limit your intake of these foods and try to eat them earlier in the day if you feel you need the extra energy.

Eat beans (which includes peas and lentils) as your primary food source.  They're very high in protein.  Economize and internalize (increase Internus) by buying dried beans rather than canned.  Soak them in cold water until saturated, around a quarter to a half day, then cook them in a pressure cooker in minutes or slow cook them overnight in an electric crock pot.  Add chopped veg plus herbs and spices at the start for a tasty and very healthy meal.

We recommend eating good food in small measures.  Avoid anything artificial; stay natural.  Avoid artificial colors, flavors, preservatives if you can and additives like MSG.

Keep your sugar and syrup intake to a minimum.  Make it instead the occasional treat and as needed stimulant.  Fruit is better than candy yet bananas are 1/5th sugar and despite their size dried fruit still contains the same large amount of sugar as fresh.  Sugar is instant energy so generally not particularly needed.

Chili pepper is an irritant and laxative.  Buy less of and less spicy foods.  If you have a spicy tooth try substituting black, white or pink pepper for chili in your cooking.

Don't forget to eat fresh and dried fruit.

Drink a few liters of water per day.  Dilute some freshly squeezed or 100% fruit juice 95% with water.  This consumes only minimal fruit resources whilst pleasantly flavoring your water.  There are less sugars, less acids and, of course, it's more economical.

We recommend drinking natural mineral water over recycled tap water.  Some supermarket own brands can be quite low cost.  Carbonated water with a little juice makes a great sugar free soda drink (allowing for natural fruit sugars).  Carbonated water also can help by acting as a stool softener.

Keep your caffeine intake to an absolute minimum.  Avoid coffee and tea also cola and chocolate.  If you love chocolate try fatty yet sugar free cacao nibs.  These are tiny bits of raw chocolate.

Cook.  Cook your own food, don't buy out.  Bake your own bread and you'll find it tastes much better; fresh, warm & healthy.  This is more internalizing (a tenet, a prime focus of life).  With a view from the Fight Club movie (Ext) it also ensures 'clean' food =).  If you can't make every meal yourselves then at least read the ingredients on everything that you eat.  Don't your taste buds deserve the best food available?  Eat a microwave meal and you're eating factory produced food.  Mass produced, all tasting exactly the same.  You remember, you've eaten it before.  Just like every bottle of Coke.  Variety is the spice of life.  You're in a pack of hundreds of other people all having exactly the same factory produced meal right now.  But you're not a cog in a machine requiring regulation oiling.

It's easy to cook.  Plus playing with knives fun!  Use a pot.
1) Add a dash of oil (if you must), a pinch of salt (if you really need it), a shake of pepper &/or a masala (a spice blend) &/ fresh herbs & spices.
2) Chop some vegetables slowly with a small serrated knife using your fingernails to protect your fingers.  Chop them fat to start and gradually over time refine your style to chop thinner.  Cut rounded vegetables in half for stability then in a 2-3D lattice for easy small pieces which cook quicker and require less chewing.  You can use electric tools like choppers and food processors.  Adding a few grams of plain flour will thicken your food sauce.
3) Then throw in a factory produced can of beans until you're confident enough to cook your own.
Then congratulate yourselves.  You’re eating healthily and not as part of a moronic herd.  You’re having a unique culinary experience.  With all the natural goodness of fresh vegetables; vitamins, minerals and more.  And because you did work rather than sub-contracting Society to do it it saved you money and you had fun doing it.

There are two types of vegetables.  Those which can be cooked from fresh in 20-mins and those which require an hour of cooking before being added to your quick cooking pot.  Quick cook veg includes onion, bell pepper, herbs, zucchini, sweetcorn grits, mushrooms and young spinach.  Slow cook veg includes cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, eggplant, carrot and potato.  Root vegetables like potatoes are very high in carbs.

You could probably imagine a wealthy person like a movie star or president eating a candy bar but you wouldn't imagine them considering it good food.  The standard diet of convenience foods is easy to eat but it's of very questionable quality.

If you chose to use oil then use (unrefined extra virgin) palm (coconut) or olive oil as unlike sunflower and corn oils these don't contain dangerous omega-6 fatty acids which replace essential omega-3 fatty acids in the brain.  If you cook with oil at high temperatures like in a deep fat fryer or oven then use palm oil as this releases the least amount of carcinogenic aldehydes.

We recommend eating a 99%+ organic diet.  Organic food is food grown without any artificial chemicals added.  All non-organic food has industrial chemicals added; fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.  These chemicals are in the food that you eat so these chemicals get into you.  Organic food is also guaranteed to be free from genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.  Genetic engineering is the Thalidomide of our times.  Thalidomide was a drug whose side-effect was birth defects.  No-one can test how these unnatural foods and animals will affect us, our children and our planet Earth even one generation from now.  Can you imagine how difficult it would be to remove all GMO foods from our planet already should Society see the danger they pose?  (There are already laboratory escapee unnaturally glowing animals in the wild!)

We recommend eating a vegan diet.  Click here to read about the vegan diet.

If you want to lose weight then try 'counting your calories'; being aware of the energy (joules or calories) contained in your diet.  Electronic exercise equipment and apps like Google My Tracks can tell you how many calories you've burned off during exercise.

Test your symbiotic relationship with food plants by fasting occasionally.

The food in your stomach is in your possession but it isn't part of you until it gets absorbed from your intestines.

Eat and drink with the awareness of the sacrifice of the plants that you consume.  Know that as you have the facultas, like your own farm, that you'll help their growth.  Letting the plants lead a good, healthy organic life.  You can even give them some space to grow wild.

We have a symbiotic relationship with plants.  We cannot survive without these lifeforms.  OK we need O2 and H2O but these relationships are far simpler.

The comprehensive ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications) list (Ext) (at the time of going to press) of all the GM (genetically modified) plants on Earth today is:
Alfalfa
Apple
Argentine Canola
(Green) Bean
Carnation
Chicory
Cotton
Creeping Bentgrass
Eggplant
Eucalyptus
Flax
Maize
Melon
Papaya
Petunia
Plum
Polish canola
Poplar
Potato
Rice
Rose
Soybean
Squash
Sugar Beet
Sugarcane
Sweet (bell) pepper
Tobacco
Tomato
Wheat

If you consume any of these plants without knowing that they're organically grown (therefore guaranteed not to be GM) then there's a danger that you're being poisoned by GM foods.