This diet is designed to be the default diet, if you do not have a specific diet recommended either in this text or by your health care provider.
In the Daily Food Regime there are two basic rules that should be followed: variety and food combination.
The food should be as varied as possible. If a person’s diet has variety, a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients are provided. We suggest having lots of colour in your diet. This not only makes your meals look beautiful, it provides a large array of antioxidants as found in carotenoids and flavonoids. It is also good to vary the diet by trying to eat foods that are in season. In the summer there is abundant fresh fruit and vegetables and this lighter diet feels much better with the hot summer weather. In the winter the diet should be heavier with more grains, proteins, starches (such as root vegetables), oils and maybe even meat.
A good general diet over a period of a day would contain two different fruits, at least four to six vegetables, one protein and one starch, with herbal tea, fruit or vegetable juice between meals, if desired. Eat at least two types of leafy green vegetables daily.
One half hour before breakfast drink unsweetened juice. It is good to follow this with at least 12 minutes of aerobic exercise (if not done at this time it should be done some other time during the day).
Breakfast: A fruit with a health drink; a grain with a health drink or a protein with a health drink.
Lunch (Lunch and Dinner may be interchanged): Raw salad, one starch and a health drink.
Dinner (Lunch and Dinner may be interchanged): A small raw salad, at least two cooked vegetables, one protein, and a broth or health drink if desired.
Grains: Millet, buckwheat, cornmeal, rice, barley, amaranth, quinoa, seven grain cereal, Red River cereal, Roman Meal and other whole grains.
If vegetarian: Beans (preferably sprouted and/or slow cooked), nut butters, tofu, curded dairy (if desired) and high protein vegetables.
If you eat meat: Fish two – three times a week, poultry or lean meat twice a week, curded dairy once a week, eggs once a week (preferably soft, poached or boiled).
Vegetables: Artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, dandelion, endive, corn, peas, peppers, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, lotus, okra, sprouts, onions, garlic, parsley, parsnips, pumpkin, radishes, rutabagas, salsify, spinach, squash, swiss chard, turnip, yams, zucchini, tomatoes, avocado, and eggplant.
Starches: Baked potato, root vegetables or grain.
Health Drink: Vegetable broth (see Inner Cleanse Diet), coffee substitute, curded dairy blender drink, herbal tea. Many people feel it is good to have three to seven favourite herbal drinks, rotating them for variety, in a cycle. Some good teas for this are oatstraw, comfrey, alfalfa, mint, parsley, raspberry, grain tea and dandelion root tea.
You should never eat protein and starches or proteins and sweets together. You may wish to trade the evening and noon meals around. It takes exercise to handle raw food and we generally get more exercise after our noon meal. Starches also need exercise so if one eats sandwiches, the time to do so is usually at noon. Fruit can be substituted for any of these meals. If you do not feel hungry or do not feel well, a fruit meal is often the best food to eat.
Rules of Eating
1. If you are not comfortable in mind and body (in pain, emotionally upset, not hungry, chilled, overheated, acutely ill) you should miss the meal. Possibly eat a fruit meal instead.
2. Be sure to chew your food thoroughly.
3. Do not eat beyond your needs.