I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed food more than I do today. It doesn't matter whether I'm eating some tomatoes, an avocado, or a peach, it's an experience of appreciation and enjoyment the likes of which I never experienced in the past.
I don't know what to believe in when it comes to "God" and "The Afterlife", but I find that at every meal now I am wanting to say "Thank You" to someone or something for the food that I'm about to eat.
The foods that I eat today even looks better to me than the food that I used to eat in the past. (A "bunch" of grapes looks far more beautiful and artistic to me than a fancy wedding cake does.) How did I overlook this beauty in the past?
It was my New Year's resolution for 2010 to try eating only mono meals for a year and even though the year is going to be over in just a few hours I have no desire to stop eating this way tomorrow and binge on salads, green smoothies, and zuchinni pasta as soon as I wake up tomorrow. lol. Just like the vegan diet and the raw food diet the mono diet is something that I just can't imagine ever wanting to quit doing. I will continue until I no longer want to eat this way, if that day ever comes.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that food combining (especially the kind of food combining that most of the people on this forum practice) is "bad for you", but generally speaking I fell that the more time and energy that I spend on preparing the meals that I eat the more time and energy my body will have to spend on digesting them and I would prefer to keep things as simple as possible.
A vegan diet is the most important thing, a raw vegan diet is optimal, and a raw vegan mono diet is something that I really hope that everyone reading this will at least try for an extended period of time at some point in the future, because for me personally it has totally enhanced the experience of eating for me and I simply don't want to go back to eating any other way.
My own personal New Year's resolution for 2011 is an hour or yoga every morning and 2 liters of water during that hour.
I eat lettuce, celery, and sometimes sprouts and I always eat them mono. I love sugary fruit as much as anyone else here, but sometimes I enjoy eating something not so sweet for a change and something that is crunchy and will give my teeth some exercise and greens are perfect for that.
I wouldn't recommend going 100% mono if you would have trouble getting greens in your diet as a result. Wait until you enjoy eating greens enough that it's not a "chore" to eat a head of lettuce a day.
thank you for sharing your inspirational journey of mono-meals.
After 4 months of really falling off the wagon and eating quiet alot of cooked veggie/wheat free food (mainly vegan)i am back and feeling stronger and more determined than ever....
Intuitively I have been feeling like eating very simple meals of few combos and my usual evening salad has either become greens and avo or mono meal of fruit.
Since you mono-mealed for 1 year - did you eat greens during that time? I do love greens so have no proplem eating a head of lettuce - but sometimes I just want yummy juicy fruit! how long is it OK to go without greens without missing important minerals? or should I just listen to body and when it says eat greens - I eat greens - even if that is not every day???
If you eat greens would you still eat mono meals? what about avo and non- sweet fruit??
any insight would be muchly appreciated.
love and light (-:
i really feel that religions were created to compensate our forgotten link with gratefull attitude in all the area of our lives , specially when eating , switching from raw , pick in tree , ripe fruit from the wild forest full of magic to routinely prepared and eaten blank meals taken from the fridge....
Hi Jared; a bit of time has passed. I am curious if your diet remains the same (mono-meals) or if you have added in some combo-food.. or perhaps refined the diet more. Do you still aim for 5000 calories?
I'm learning a lot in this forum about food habits.
This is a precious information about mono meal.
beautiful post! there's nothing I love more than a 5 pound mono meal of pure cotton candy grapes :)
So now that it's 2014. Are you still eating mono meals?
I don't think Jarod Six is still around 30 Bad. Hopefully he's still packing away the grapes!
ya he's moved to a fruity vegan farm In Costa Rica, he still puts up videos every now and then: http://www.sixstepstobetterhealth.com/