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In This Issue
Featrure Article:The 'All or None Syndrome'...
Raw Pleasure and Pure Joy: How to Incorporate More Raw
Pure Beauty: New
Delicious Raw Temptations: Mock Salmon
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Raw on the Roll
Dear SF Living Foods Group,
Here we are already four weeks into the new year. Wow,
can you believe it.? Do you have clear intentions for
this year? Have you written them down? Is it fitness,
your diet, cutting down on coffee, junk foods like
chips, chocolate bars and candy,processed foods,
clearing clutter in your house, etc.? Whatever it is
I'm sure that in some way it is going to affect your
health in a positive way.
January seems to be the most popular time most people
start a new diet or fitness plan. Most gyms and
nutritionists are the busiest around this time of the
year. The holidays might have left you feeling tired
and sluggish. But beating yourself in the head about
it is not going to do it, nor is going to the gym and
pushing yourself to the limit. Or, better yet I heard
this one this month, "I am going to try to eat nothing
but one piece of protein for breakfast and lunch and
at dinner I can eat whatever I want.
Why do we set ourselves up for failure? What is wrong
with just taking small steps instead of doing 'all or
nothing'? Today's feature article discusses what I
claim to be the
'All or None Syndrome'.
Are you still confused what diet to go on. Should it
be Atkins, Bernstein, low protein,
high protein, vegetarian, macrobiotic?
Whatever you think you should try there is something
you should know. They all have one thing in common:
the importance of raw fruits and vegetables. I don't
I know one diet that doesn't include these foods.
We know the benefits of eating raw. In last months
holiday ezine I briefly stated the benefits of eating
more raw fruits and vegetables.
So this month's Raw Pleasure and Pure Joy will help
you find ways to incorporate more raw foods into your
With that said read on and enjoy.
Healthy Living Educator
Director of The Healthy Living Education Center
The 'All or None Syndrome'
Do you ever catch yourself saying "tomorrow will be
the day, no more cookies, chocolate,cakes, muffins,
potato chips, fried food, coffee, smoking etc." Then
after a couple of weeks, bit by bit you notice
yourself dipping into the cookie jar, cozying up
with a bag of chips, having a Starbucks' latte with
extra whipping cream. Then suddenly you say to
yourself "well what the heck, I already messed up, so
why not just go all the way, have your favorite
pancakes for breakfast, McDonald's for lunch
and KFC for dinner. This is commonly referred to as
the 'all or none' syndrome.
Most of us have good intentions by starting off on
diets or programs and we'd like to think that we have
the willpower to stop any habit cold turkey. While
some may have this will power for most it might take
more than just willpower. Some of us need a slower
more patient approach; going 'cold turkey' just
doesn't cut it.
Implementing healthy dietary changes is not always a
simple task. It often means sacrificing something we
want in the short term for long-term gains. One way of
doing this is to incorporate a transitional diet into
your lifestyle. A transitional diet is a system that
allows your body to slowly let go of unhealthy dietary
habits at a pace that is comfortable and realistic.
For example, if you are trying to drink less coffee,
choose at least one day a week where you don't drink
coffee at all. An alternative can be to reduce the
amount of coffee per day from a large cup to
a small cup or from a small cup to half a cup.
Continue reducing coffee day by day until you have
completely eliminated coffee, then move onto the next
item to reduce or eliminate. If you are feeling
adventurous and ready to jump in with both feet then
eliminate coffee completely in week one and then in
week two eliminate the next habit. After a short
period of time you will find that you have eliminated
those habits that were hurting your body and slowly
but surely added in new ones that help and support
your body. Before you know it changes will become
effortless and you will begin to enjoy the benefits of
the changes you have made. The transitional
diet is therefore a way of incorporating dietary
changes, to slowly limit or eliminate
an unhealthy habit.
It is all about transition! Try these three simple
steps to a smooth start:
Step #1: Write down 5 items you want to eliminate
Step #2: Pick one
Step #3: Throw away that item if it is in your house
or avoid it if it's not.
Starting something full out without realizing the
implications might wreak havoc on your body physically
and more importantly emotionally. For example, if you
cut coffee too quickly, after drinking coffee for five
years it's likely you'll experience some type of
withdrawal - likely headaches. In addition,
eliminating coffee to quickly can hurt you emotionally
- you might get sad or depressed, irritable or short
Gradual progression is the key. The ultimate goal is
to be able to incorporate these changes into your
lifestyle without even thinking about it. Healthy
living is not about 'quick fixes' or the 'all or none'
syndrome. In order to experience true vitality
you want to be able to maintain healthy habits for the
long run and enjoy a healthy
and joyful life.
© 2008 Mary Luciano
Raw Pleasure and Pure Joy
How to incorporate more raw food into your diet?
You've heard all the hype about the new movement that
has Hollywood talking. You might have even heard about
the recent research by Dr. OZ on the Oprah show
explaining the benefits of a raw diet.
You might have heard about all the benefits that the
raw food diet can provide you with such as nutrients,
energy and stamina and how it can create and maintain
You might have also heard that this way of eating and
experiencing foods has helped thousands of people to
gain more energy, clarity and vitality then they ever
You'd love to try it but you just don't get it. You
have no idea where to start. Does this mean just
carrots and celery sticks? How can I enjoy eating raw
foods if I don't even like eating them?
Well, first thing you need to have, is an open mind.
If you really want to improve your level of health you
need to take a look at your thoughts about these food.
Fruits and vegetables is where it's at. No matter
which way you cut it, it comes down to getting enough
fruits and vegetables through out the day to stay
There are so many reasons to incorporate raw foods
into your diet from making you look healthier and
younger to healing illnesses.
Here are some simple ways you can start incorporating
raw foods everyday.
1. Start by just having a simple salad on a regular
daily basis. Make one meal a huge hearty salad with a
variety of colors from the rainbow. Add leafy greens,
like romaine, spinach, leafy green, mixed greens,
kale, and endive. Add crunchy vegetables like red,
green, yellow peppers, celery, and cucumber. You can
also add raw nuts and seeds to add more crunch and
change the texture. You can even add some
fruits like strawberries and blueberries to sweeten it
up. Lastly add a healthy tasty dressing and Viola a
2. Try a fruit or green smoothie add some protein
powder or hemp protein and flax oil to make it a
complete meal for morning or afternoon. Or simple as a
3. Add at least one type of raw food at each meal.
4. Try making freshly pressed fruit and vegetable
juices. If you don't have a juicer visit a juice bar
in your area.
5. Experiment with different fruits and vegetables
you've never tried before.
6. Raw foods are becoming so mainstream you can
purchase a raw cookbook almost anywhere.
Buy one and commit to trying a new recipe once a week,
one a month what works for you.
7. Do some research and see if there is a raw food
restaurant in your area. Make a point of going out and
trying it. This will help you to see that you can turn
almost anything into a delicious raw food dish.
8. Have fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds as snack.
Adding nuts and seeds can also help you feel more full
9. Visit a health food store and see if you can find a
raw energy bar such as Lara Bars or Smart Monkey Bars.
10. Try out various raw super foods such as Goji
Berries, Algae (Sprilina, Chlorella,E-3live) and
Seaweed (Nori, Arame, Wakame, Kelp and Dulse).
Incorporating more raw foods into your lifestyle does
not have to complicated. The more raw foods you add
daily the better you will start to feel. The more you
are committed to adding variation into your lifestyle
the more you will see that raw foods can be delicious
Try the bottom recipe to start you off, tastes
wonderful with a simple green salad
or healthy cracker alternatives.
Pure Beauty Spa Resort
Recently, I have been very concerned with the some of
the toxins that are present in our beauty and
Bath products. I know most of us don't bother with
checking the ingredients list on the products that we
put on our body. However, over the holidays I came
across some shocking information about everyday beauty
Stay tuned, and find out what to watch out for the
next time you buy your shampoo and other skin care
If you have any question for our beauty section please
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Delicious Raw Temptations
Mock Salmon Pate
This is one of my favorite pates to add to a salad.
Looks and tastes like a salmon
salad and easy to make.
2 cups of walnuts (should be soaked over night for
2 stalks celery
1 large red bell pepper
1 large scallion (or any onion will do)
½ - 1-teaspoon sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend
until smooth. Add to a salad
or healthy cracker alternatives.
It is without a doubt, the more we start to simplify
our diet and not over indulge
in foods that are not good for us, ultimately our
health can and will improve. Try
and see for yourself.
Recipe Source: Living on Live Food, Alissa Cohen
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