Thursday, March 14, 2013

A note on my diet.

I have seen many people that I have not seen a very long time recently and yes I have cancer and yes I have lost weight.  The reason I lost weight is because of the cancer, but not necessarily why you would think.  Most cancer patients lose weight because they are too sick to eat or simply have no appetite.  This is not the case for myself.  My appetite has not changed since the day I was diagnosed and if anything, I am now taking in more calories than I ever have.  The difference is I now know what I am eating.  People change their diets for a myriad of reasons, I changed my diet to save my life.

My new diet consists of only the basics:  I eat very lean meats (chicken, and bison meat preferred behind white fishes and tunas.)  I eat AND juice vegetables only (no fruit at all since my specific cancer needs fructose to thrive and fructose is the natural sugar in fruit.)  I get a lot of good fats in avocados, extra virgin olive oils, raw and salted nuts and 'clean oil' fried foods.  (Extra virgin olive oil is the best for your body.)  I now eat 4 or 5 times throughout the day instead of two or three big meals. (5 small meals so my body is always digesting as opposed to starting and stopping the process over and over.)  I EAT NO SUGAR, I LIMIT MY CARB INTAKE TO UNDER 50 CARBS PER DAY (basically 2 pieces of bread and im done.) I DRINK ONLY ONE SMALL GLASS OF WHISKEY OR TEQUILA A WEEK, I DRINK NO BEER, I DRINK NO JUICE AND I NOW DRINK OVER 80 OUNCES OF ALKALINE WATER A DAY.  I have a glass of hot peppermint or green tea when I need some flavor in my beverage and I am content.

This 'diet' is in fact not a diet at all.  I am finally for the first time in my life eating perfectly healthy.  I cut out all processed, gmo, preserved and pesticide filled foods and I have not sat in a drive thru since diagnosis.  So yes, I have lost weight, but I am stronger now than I was before all of this.  Internally I feel more healthy and vibrant than I ever have in my life.  It was hard at first and sugar is addictive and going cold turkey and cutting out every form of sweet food in my life was rough for a bit, but now I enjoy veggies as opposed to brownies.

This is just a brief explanation of why I have lost weight, it is not the cancer eating away at me, it is not nausea that makes it impossible for me to keep food down...  I simply changed my diet and my body now only has what it needs, no 'crap.'

I can and will elaborate much more on this, because I think every person on earth should follow a similar type of 'diet.'  It is healthy, clean and you get what you need and nothing you don't.  Many people think because they are vegan or vegetarian that their 'diet' is healthy, this is not always the case and in fact may vegetarians and vegans consume massive amounts of carbohydrates which turn into sugar and subsequently make you far less healthy.

So any girls, or guys that want to lose weight or simply want to be healthy stay tuned and I will explain to you all in great detail what it will take.  I was never big to begin with and didn't have a lot of weight to spare, so losing the little weight I did makes me look even more skinny.  If you are a bit over weight and have a lot of weight to lose, I guarantee you that within a month you will lose a great deal of weight *IF YOU ARE STRICT AND PRECISE AS I AM.  I do not cheat, and I try my hardest to stay under 50 grams of carbs, which is very very hard.

I just wanted to address this because over and over I have heard people comment on how skinny I look, I have always been self conscious about being tall, lanky and skinny and I sometimes would force myself to eat foods I knew were bad for me just cause I wanted to intake a million calories, I now know this is the complete opposite of what I should have been doing and this is my natural and healthy weight, before I was unhealthy and overweight.

If you want an easy step one in losing weight, cut out sugar completely.  Force yourself to stop eating it and any food that has sugar in it.  You will be shocked at how many foods you eat daily have copious amounts of sugar including all those juices you drink, and if you drink any type of soda and I don't care which one it is or how sugar free or low calorie it is- STOP.  NOW.  You can have one final soda and that ends it.  There is not a single benefit from drinking soda, it simply is flat out bad for you in every way shape and form.  Drinking sodas and juices accounts for a huge portion of Americans sugar intakes and for the major companies, they use an artificial sweetener called high fructose corn syrup (HFCS.)  This might as well be a slow setting glue in your blood that will eventually cause your blood to thicken.  And thick blood=higher blood pressure...Higher blood pressure means slower circulation...Slower circulation means less oxygen being distributed to your vital body cells...Most all degenerative diseases need low oxygen, high acidic environments to thrive ..This leads to millions of problems on all different scales.  You need to be afraid of sugar like you are afraid of dying.  This is step one.

...to be contnued
FTGF,
Ryan
xo

Would you throw trash and garbage in your bedroom to sit and rot for a few months?  If not than why would you throw trash into your body?  You literally are what you eat, where do you think new cells are derived from?  The source of their existence is what you feed them.  Feed them crap and they will turn into crap.  Think about it logically, not scientifically.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so, so much for sharing this. For years, I have been telling myself that I will start eating more healthily -- not only because of what poor eating habits do to a person's body alone but also because of what it leaves one's body susceptible to when it is not being taken care of properly. Your last line about sugar really hit me. What you've been sharing about your thoughts on your new way of eating has been making me (finally) think seriously about making the big changes I know I need to make. Thanks again, and please keep these posts coming! : )

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  2. I love bison meat. I wrote about it in my blog a few years ago.

    http://loveliveramble.blogspot.com/2011/03/bison-is-so-new-beef_3577.html

    -Rosie

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  3. I need to read this everyday.
    ~Laura R.

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