Transition Diet Program - Month 3

By: Ron Lagerquist

Congratulations! You have reached the lofty heights of your third month. 

There will be a noticeable difference in you and your family's health. Isn’t it wonderful? Is it not worth the temporary struggle? You should be able to breathe more deeply with a heightened sense of smell. This is a result of reducing mucus-forming food from your diet. You should also find that, in the morning, there is more immediate energy and clear mindedness. Your bowel movements will be easier and more frequent because of a softer, spongier stool. Your skin should be softer and more elastic. You may find eyesight improving, emotions stabilizing, cravings disappearing, breath sweetening, body odor diminishing. There will be loss of excess weight, including unsightly cellulose. Joint-pain, allergies and headaches will be noticeably reduced. But this is only the beginning!

  1. Go to a 70% raw food diet. There will be a simplicity in eating. Your body will receive a large supply of nourishing enzymes. You will have no cravings and even fewer dirty pots and pans.

  2. Eliminate processed food. Eliminate all sources of transformed, fatty acids. All oils and fats should be from fresh natural sources such as raw nuts and seeds, cold-pressed, refrigerated oils and avocados. Be understanding to negative reactions from people who care. Your increasing health and unusual youthfulness will testify to the rightness of what you are doing. Your discipline may alienate you, but will testify to a spirit of self-control.

What About Food Combining?

In recent years, there has been much made about food combining. Some books have come out with formulas that are so ridiculously stringent, it takes the joy out of sitting down and having a meal. Eating can become a science instead of communion with one another and Jesus Christ. There needs to be balance, so we would like to lay down some simple principles in food combining.

For convenience let us class food under two groups, concentrated and nonconcentrated. Meat, eggs, cheese, legumes, grains, starches, nuts, etc. are all considered concentrated food, and take longer to digest. Fruits and vegetables have a high content of water and are relatively low in protein. This makes them very easy to digest and pass quickly through the stomach, colon and out of the body.

Fruits do not combine well with concentrated foods. A concentrated food will stop the quick movement of fruit, causing fermentation, resulting in excess gas, bloating and mild toxemia. Vegetables and concentrated foods go well together because of their low–sugar, high–fiber content. If you eat dairy products, such as meat, eggs, cooked beans or grains, always try to eat a salad. 

Here are the points to follow:

  • Avoid mixing fruits and concentrated foods. Try to separate these meals by 2-4 hours.
  • Avoid mixing concentrated food together. Try to eat only one concentrated food per meal.
  • Eat salad or raw vegetables with concentrated foods.
  • Fruits and raw vegetables do digest well together.
  • Cooked, starchy vegetables do not combine well with fruit.
  • Nuts do not digest well with fruit.
  • Nuts and dried fruit digest well together.
  • Try to drink liquids half an hour before or after the meal to avoid diluting digestive juices.
  • Chew your food well.

Related Article: The Fruit Diet
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