No worries, Jet. Glad you found it useful. Lots of people eat large quantities of tomatoes when on the 80/10/10 diet, as they compensate for some cravings and provide lots of good nutrients, especially in the dinners. I myself eat tomatoes every single day, so I was also glad to read this! Quite scary about the OGMs...
my skin is really dry and my hair is more coarse on my legs! how come?! i thought on this diet my skin would be smoother! im nervous when i dont eat mono meals because once i over eat or eat another fruit 2hrs later my stomach starts to hurt. My fear is that ill never be able to even attempt to put cooked food into my body with out having a huge reaction.
Hey i was wondering do you occasionally cheat on your diet now that your healed completely if not almost healed? My dream once i'm healed is to be able to enjoy pizza and pasta again. More specifically pizza. It tradition in my family to eat pizza when we get together with family once a month.
thank you soo much for the support you dont know how much it means! Have you been able to incorporate other foods back into you diet? Or are you afraid of the outcome? How long did it take you? My doctor also said i have Candida which is when you eat too much sugar so i dont know. I've been on this diet going on 3 weeks and i'm still skeptical. There are some days when i dont even leave my room! I feel your pain! I'd like to learn more about what you did and how you feel! Thanks soo much!
Anyways... if you ever are traveling to SK, let me know! I have been sooo blessed by a few amaaaazing yoga studios :). After my teaching contract finishes in February, I am planning on traveling somewhere (India?? Thailand?? China??) to attend a yoga teacher training for certification!!!!
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Oh my goodness...my 811 lifestyle? UGH! It has been one of the most frustrating experiences while I have lived in Seoul. Please don't get me wrong, I LOVE Korea...I actually love living here so much that I don't know if I'll ever go back to the US to live, but my 811 diet has crashed.. and failed. I still have been able to maintain my 100% vegan lifestyle, but veganism has also been frustrating.
It is not that I have a lack of vegan...or raw foods... (in fact, I have a pretty awesome fruit stand right outside of my apartment building), what I have trouble with is the social aspect. Most people here (at least that I have encountered in the last 18 mon) have no idea what a vegan diet is... or they believe that any form of "vegetarian" should still eat chicken and seafood.
At first, I was embarrassed because so many people would give me a hard time in thinking that I was overwhelmingly strange and "unhealthy" (haha). However, I have gotten over feeling embarrassed, and I have learned to take pleasure in the fact that I'm different. My struggle with the social aspect is that whenever I am out with people, the majority of those that I am with take EXTREME offense that I am not eating everything on the table. I can kind of explain myself in Korean, but I hate feeling so ostracized and disliked over my food choices. Some people accept that I am vegan...but even that has been a hassle (but I will never ever EVER deter from veganism. Meat and animal byproducts are absolutely sickening to think of). On my own, I just try to do the best that I can and adhere to 811...
I don't beat myself up over it anymore, I just have accepted my current place in life. I believe that my overall transition through becoming vegetarian 7 years ago, then vegan, and then striving for a fruitarian lifestyle is a process in which I am evolving.
Yes, I play guitar and sing. You should definitely pick up the guitar again, if you're so inclined. Creativity is our nature. It's also very healing.
Thank you for sharing your experience at BSP with me. So great to hear. I've had those beautiful, emotional releases several times. They're so bizarre to me, how they just come out of nowhere. I'm looking forward to going to BSP someday soon. Nice to know there's a Whole Foods near by, on the way in.
I'm not quite sure how I became a seeker. I was raised in a moderately strict Catholic home but when I was 12, my best friend invited me to her nondenominational church, which was so different. The energy was so much lighter and brighter. Not long after that, I began investigating other avenues of spirituality and it's just never stopped. I always had a hard time with the contradictions of religion.
When I was younger, I could never really get into reading books. There were a few that I got into but, I never really enjoyed reading until I started reading about spirituality, metaphysics and the like. It all resonates so deeply with me.
I actually had the privilege of playing for him when he came to Santa Monica last year to teach a weekend inner engineering course. It was an amazing experience. I've never met another yoga master, but his energy is incredible.
I would love to take all their courses but I barely have enough time in the day to do yoga and the kriya. I can't imagine adding more meditation. In a perfect world. :o) If you go, you have to tell me how it is. I wanted to go to BSP this year but my schedule was just too crazy. Everyone says it's a must. Were you 811 at any point when you went to Nashville? Just curious how that will work out when I eventually go?
I would LOVE to go to India too. This I will do - someday - for sure! I love their culture. So amazing and beautiful.