Nourished vs. Addicted

This is how I am: When I’m cooked, I eat constantly. I overeat. I eat things that I know are bad for me. When I’m raw, I eat three meals a day plus a few fruits in between meals.

Why is this?

I think it is the difference between nourishing food and addictive food.

Raw food nourishes you, so you don’t feel the need to eat between meals. It satisfies you on a deep level – down in your cells, instead of just in your mouth.

Cooked food does not nourish you as the nutrients are compromised. Worse than that, the nutrients degenerate in to toxins and cause us to become addicted. So we end up overeating for the double purpose of satisfying our addictions and seeking (in vain) for the nutrients we need.

In Joy,

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4 Responses to Nourished vs. Addicted

  1. mary says:

    I could not agree with you more about being cooked. I am the same. When I read this on yesterday I was like wow. I eat constantly, over eat, eat things that I know are bad for me. then I feel guilty and wonder what is wrong with me. I really , really want to be 100 per cent raw. When I try to incorporate cooked foods back into my diet even a little at a time the addiction always takes over again. I realize that if it’s to be than it is up to me. I am rededicating myself to the raw diet for 30 day periods at a time. I will be starting on July 1st. gonna make it through that 30 days and then try 30 more and so forth until I am successful at it. Thanks so much for what you and Storm do on a daily basis. Peace

    • Jinjee says:

      Hi Mary,
      Yes! I’m trying a new thing now….When I do fall off the wagon and have something cooked, I don’t worry about it. I work on being happy. It seems to keep me from going off the deep end. Its just what I’ve been telling the participants in my programs: “don’t beat up on yourself no matter what”. But I’m learning to actually put it in to practice consistently, and wow! It really works! Only now it is “Don’t get sad because of what you ate. Your happiness, mental health and spiritual health have nothing to do with what you eat. God doesn’t care what you eat. What you eat doesn’t make you a good or bad person” and I force myself to be happy — and it is very hard to continue down that slippery slope of food addiction when you are happy! The beating up on yourself and getting depressed is a big part of the cycle. Cut that part out, and you can break the cycle.

  2. clare says:

    I agree with you 100%. I also think that cooked food is beyond our ever really knowing what it does to each individual. In my opinion, it intereferes with your intestinal flora, which subsequently plays and preys on your mind, which can lead to addictions that are unique to the individual. Eating grains can lead to grain based alcoholic beverages made from that grain, which a person may be trying to avoid, with no concept that the grain or an ingredient in a food, draws them to it. It’s a tangled web so far removed from any simple logic, that people are brainwashed into thinking they’re weak. The reality is so different than what might be suggested by a well meaning person. I love Tapping/Emotional Freedom Technique. It calms a person’s fear center/the Amygdala, and paves the way for new information that is emotionally and physically nourshing (to our heart, mind, body and soul), neutral and real all at the same time, beyond well meaning senseless and confused thoughts that can cause a person to feel guilt where there should be none.

    There’s much more to this than strength or willpower, and I am Thankful for the ongoing, infinite source of strength and insight that Raw Foods, Natural Hygiene and every aspect of Natural Living lends to creating new and ongoing neural pathways to life as we know it, and life that will be ours, as we grow, learn more, and love more every day. I encourage anyone and everyone to hang in there, reaching only for the Moon, as you are bound to land in the Stars. I’ve passed many dark days and nights that have been illuminated beyond my wildest dreams, and I’ve only just begun.

    Happy Tuesday!

    • Jinjee says:

      Hi Clare,
      Great information. Thank you. I like Tapping too. It really shifts something and gives me emotional balance. And I just heard about a very calming thing called Heartmath / TheShiftNetwork that sounds like it is helping people feel calmer in a loving phone circle thing. For me, prayer is doing it at the moment! I’m having some exciting things happen in my prayer life. It is nice that there are so many tools available if we choose to heal. The whole universe is there to support us in that journey!

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