|"It's easier to avoid temptation than to resist it."|
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Dinner And a Movie
Welcome back my little piglets. If you are anything like me, during this process I struggled tremendously with the temptation of food and trying to figure out how to successfully eat according to the Nutritional Guide. I may be able to help you. Come on in and grab a seat at the table. I have prepared some nice treats for you. I will set the table then leave you with a nice movie to settle into to close out this post. Shall we proceed?
HIV/AIDS is a very difficult and ugly disease to deal with publicly so most of us keep it to ourselves. Great idea as long as you plan on doing something about it. Sometimes you have questions that you can't ask others in your daily lives but I hope you will find many people here who are willing to share with you what has worked for them. We are ALL here to support each other, not just me. I am proud of what this blog has developed into. In the comments section you will find all sorts of support, love and information. I am also proud to announce that one of my readers have began his own blog. His name is Phinest25. You may be able to find his name in the comments section shortly. Click on his name and it will take you straight to his blog.
I encourage you all to start your own blogs. Why? Because what was the biggest problem you faced when trying to decide whether or not to take Dr. Sebi's treatment to cure yourself of HIV? There was absolutely NO firsthand accounts of anyone else doing it. Just rumors, the Supreme Court Case ruling, YouTube videos, his book, and then...me! We really need more reference material for those who will come after us. One of my readers commented that they too have been cured. Whether or not you get it on the first try, or you fall and get back up, please share it. Why? Because everyone are on different levels and all need someone they can relate to. You may be man, woman, married, single, gay, straight, black, white, old, or young. All of those categories are needed. Someone may relate to you more than me. Someone needs to see someone else struggle through this then make it out on top. Failure is not the end result. It is the park bench where you rest before finishing the trail. I will help you.
Eating right is a struggle because are surrounded by wrong. Everything is wrong. Even the air we breathe is wrong. It is so hard to find alkaline foods in our every day lives. We are surrounded by fast food restaurants and processed or hybrid foods. But where is the natural stuff?
Game time. You want to be cure right? So we try to stay focused. One of the major things that I battled with was the "F" word. Free! That's right. Free food. Even when I was doing good and maintaining my diet, the devil would rear his ugly little head, usually at work. Free...damn...food.
I didn't care if I had my bowl of fruits, or my bromide smoothie and salad right there on my desk. As soon as they would come around and say, "Selah, you know there is some food in the kitchen for everyone, right?" I would stand to my feet and march right in there as if I had never heard of Dr. Sebi a day in my life. Or, there were days when I would try my hardest to fight it. But the aroma of the food would just make its way over to my desk and call me by name. Sometimes the smell was so good I could taste it on my tongue. Or, in the beginning, when I didn't know how to make a satisfactory alkaline meal, I would find myself always hungry. These are things I had to learn to deal with.
First things first, avoid tempting situations at all costs. If you know there will be free food available at work on a certain day, tell your coworkers ahead of time not to include you, as you are on a strict diet or cleanse.Or even better, avoid that area of the office or building at all costs just for that day.
Pack your lunch and bring your breakfast if you have to. Experiment with different smoothies at home. Find what you like. You don't have to eat EVERYTHING on the list. You just can't eat what is not on there. I found that my favorite two ingredients to have in a smoothie was banana and/or mango. The bananas would always have to be fresh but the mangoes could be found in the frozen section of the grocery store. This made my life a million times easier. My preferred brand was Goya because I checked the ingredients of all of the frozen fruits and Goya was the one who had 100% the labeled fruit and nothing else. Having my mangoes already peeled and ready to be dropped into my NutriBullet made life a breeze. I added my Bromide Plus powder and walnuts for the milk and went about my day. Most of the time, I would not be able to finish my smoothie in one day or it would take hours to do so. That helped me avoid temptation.
Also, you can make fruit salads. Fruits are easier for most people to eat than vegetables. They just taste better and are juicy. Pick a few items on the Nutritional Guide list that you like, cut them up the night before or early in the morning and put them in a Tupperware container. Put as much as you want. This isn't a weight-loss diet. This is for healing. I liked to add walnuts or sprinkle some hemp on my fruit salads. I usually chose cantaloupe, cherries, watermelon, mangoes, bananas, and apples. This was very filling for me. If the fruits were not as sweet as I would like that day, then I would add a small amount of agave. A little drip does the trick. I also keep my gallon of water in the actual gallon bottle. It made it easier for me to track my progress and motivate myself. I drank right out of the container.
My afternoon salads of choice consisted of dark, leafy, greens with walnuts once again. I believe the nuts are what keeps me full. I would sometimes add garbanzo beans, avocados, or mushrooms in place of the meet. I came to fall in love with onions and bell peppers. Every salad had to have them. I even drizzled agave on my salad sometimes when I needed a little sweetness. At other times I would use key lime juice to give my salads some kick. You can also incorporate hemp seeds into the smoothies, fruit or salads.
I often craved warm foods. During this time, I would make garbanzo bean soups if I didn't feel like making a full course spelt, kale, mushroom, and green banana meal. If you are lucky to have someone around to cook for you, bless you. Because I was depressed so much I could barely get my gallon of water down. When my brother was in town, life was so much easier because he would cook for me and make spelt dumplings to eat with the gravy he made from the mushrooms. Yum!!!
Finding the time to prepare food when you already have a busy schedule was a bummer. If you want to avoid running into the deadly foods that are everywhere around you, I suggest you keep an ice cooler in the trunk of your car. Here you can store your fruits and vegetables, as well as coconut water all day long. Whenever you get hungry, you can just go to the trunk of your car no matter where you are. I know it may sound crazy, but it saved me many times from going to Wendy's or McDonald's. Prep ahead of time and store it in your car.
Eating the same things over and over again can be an issue for some people also. You have to be creative. Make the foods attractive. Slice them up in certain ways or even juice them. Make soups and teas. You can eat them raw or even make pancakes out of them. Here is an alkaline cookbook I found online that you can play around with to get some ideas. Keep in mind that this book is somewhat outdated and includes several items that has since been removed from the Nutritional Guide. I will try to list the items in the recipes to avoid.
Here is the link to what was called Dr. Sebi's Cookbook. Avoid the following ingredients:
Basically, avoid anything that is not on the current Nutritional Guide and make substitutions as needed. There are also various videos on YouTube showing you how to prepare certain alkaline meals. You can search "alkaline meals" or "electric foods". Use those keywords in your search. As for me, raw was the most convenient for me and I would only cook those foods which required very little preparation time. My son was a big fan of my spelt spaghetti with mushrooms. He also like the kale and mushrooms and garbanzo bean soup.
Also, applesauce became one of my best friends. It was like my ice cream, but 200 time healthier. If anyone else has any more tips on food prep or avoiding temptation, please leave them in the comments section below.
As you all should know by now, Lauryn Hill is my idol. I love her to pieces. She was like the mother I never had and always wanted. Her music helped me through my healing process. Well, guess what? I found a father. Let me introduce you to my father, Eric Thomas the Hip Hop Preacher. Hopefully, he will motivate you as much as he motivated me. This was the speech that caught my attention. So here is the movie that I promised. Let me know what you guys think.