I am so with you on the bitter greens thing, I HATE them - so yukky. It really annoys me that rocket is out ineverything these days, I cant get a decent salad eating out cos its always freakin' rocket. Ugh.
Love baby spinach too and lambs lettuce (Corn salad) but can hardly ever find it.
My mum calls me the vegetarian that hates vegetables ;-P
The whole point of this diet is maximum energy and minimum residue. That is the goal of any diet transition from cooked SAD to raw natural hygiene focusing on fruit. The best way to distinguish what foods are optimal and which are not is to simplify your diet, which happens by the very nature of moving in the right direction.
But the next and even "better" best way is to get in tune with your body through progressive exercise, namely weight training, although endurance training can also help you fetter out which foods are best. So what do you actually do? You combine FOOD with EXERCISE and QUANTIFY it. That is what I have been doing for 35 years now. Going vegan in 85, raw in 99 and then totally 955 about two years ago was an amazing education beyond what a PhD could teach. The experience was solid to say the least.
That is what my food and fitness facility "The Best Weigh" has been doing for people locally here in Long Island for 25 years now: Showing them that the absolute best way to optimum (or even basic, which means free from civilized disease etc.) health and fitness is literally through the MARRIAGE of food and exercise to show the irrefutable effects. Anyone who tries this important life experiment will always move in the right direction and end up low fat raw vegan. There is not other common sense way, when you observe and feel your own body getting so much more endurance than anyone else half your age who eats any other diet, and also you notice that lfrv is a natural steroid if there ever was one in terms of building muscle mass up to your genetic potential if you want to work hard at it. (The main reason I have been working out also with weights has evolved into simply proving by my very presence that this is a great diet. Even the most learned doctors and scientists are more impressed with your body and skin and athletic ability than truck loads of data. Trust me I tried both. Getting the truck loads of data was the EASY part! (whew) (sigh)
When you have your "kitchen" (for me it is six foot steel racks to house my fruit stash!) and you have your "gym" (can be your set of 100 steps, your track, and/or your dead lift bar etc., and you test the effects of different fuels for maximum energy and least residue (as natural as possible of course which leads all common sense people to fresh raw whole foods), then and only then will you have the best way to judge which foods work best and which do not. Personally I give it years not months to reach any ultimate conclusions, but there can be immediate reactions too. In fact as you get more in tune with your body, you become a wonderful walking positive experiment!
Psp LOL Did you ever notice that spell check sees "lfrv as "larva" - I just thought that was funny....
This is one of the best statements I have heard in relationship to diet and exercise Chris, thank you so much!
In fact, exactly how I got into lfrv, a path where I kept going in the right direction to improve athletic performance and get high levels of energy. Once you start JUMPING and hopping out of bed as a quick reaction to the alarm clock, energized every early 5:30 am morning after 8 hours of sleep, that's when you know you are doing things right. Eating the right foods only served one purpose to me, as I was CRAVING energy, laughter, and a clean system. After that, exercise becomes addictive and fun! Thanks again chris for the lovely post!