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True and False Hunger. What’s the Difference? by Frederic Patenaude

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True and False Hunger. What’s the Difference? by Frederic Patenaude

You know about the dangers of processed foods.

You’ve heard plenty about GMOs, organic foods, vaccines, and many other health controversies.

Health experts will tell you to avoid meat or grains, depending on their belief.

You’ve heard about juicing, green smoothies, detox diets, fasting, and more.

But there’s one principle that nobody talks about. My first mentor Albert Mosseri used to say that it’s the most important one.

Is it emotions?

Is it meditation?

Is it food combining?

None of the above.

This principle is so important because even if you eat a conventional diet, you can use it to significantly improve your health and extend your life.

It’s a principle that allows you to get back in touch with your instincts and let your body decide what’s best for you.

It’s not easy to master at first, but once you practice it, it will become second nature.

What’s this health principle?

True Hunger.

Nobody talks about hunger. In fact, we get told to avoid hunger and eat three square meals a day. “Never skip breakfast,” they say!

When I say “hunger” I don’t mean starvation.

I also don’t mean the sensations that most people mistake for hunger.

You see, there’s a difference between “true hunger” and “false hunger.”

True hunger is when your body really needs food and is most able to digest and assimilate it.

False hunger is your appetite. It’s when food looks or smell good, or when you eat out of habit, or to avoid the symptoms of detox.

The Signs of False Hunger

You can recognize false hunger by paying attention to how you feel. Here are the sensations:

Headache?
Bad, dry, pasty mouth
Stomach gurgling
Feeling depressed, foggy mind
Tightness in stomach
Nausea
Hunger vanishing with time
Desiring a specific food
True hunger is different. It’s a pleasant sensation. It’s a demand for food.

True Hunger Symptoms

Empty stomach?
Watery mouth?
Optimistic mood?
Sharp and happy?
Hunger persisting over time?

When you experience true hunger, you are content with natural food. A simple salad or a bowl of fruit sounds like a great treat.

When you experience false hunger, you want something specific. “I feel like a burger or ice cream.”

With true hunger, you actually feel good.

With false hunger, you feel some discomfort: stomach gurgling, feeling tired, headaches.

False hunger disappears if you want. Wait an hour, and suddenly you’re not so hungry anymore.

True hunger gets stronger with time, and the more you wait, the more you’ll get hungry.

As an experiment to recognize true hunger, you might try skipping breakfast.

If you’re not used to it, you’ll feel “hungry” at around 10 or 11 a.m., and might experience some of the symptoms of false hunger I described.

If you wait, your “hunger” will pass. Most people will only get truly hungry at around noon or even 1 or 2 p.m.

In reality, false hunger is a sign of habituation. Some could say addiction. Your body is used to getting the same amount of food at the same times.

Your body is not even done processing your previous meal that you’re already on to the next. The body gets used to this, and demands food out of habit.

If you break the cycle, you’ll start being more in touch with your true needs.

However, I suggest being careful when trying out this principle. Some people should eat right away if they feel weak.
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Company Review: Raw O.N.E. Food – Raw, Organic Savory and Sweet Snacks

Raw O.N.E.(Organic/Nutritious/Enriching)Food company began in 2009

When I go shopping (such as to Whole Foods, in this case), I usually look around for new products that I could perhaps review. That is how I found this one. Of course, I do my research first and after looking at the product in the store, I spend some time on the website looking through the products and what the purpose is for what the company is doing. I have very high standards as to what I am willing to review and share with my readers. If there happens to be something that I feel does not go along with my principles then I will not even give it a second thought. I have even removed previous reviews I have done for companies because they had added new products with ingredients that are highly toxic to the body. I do not want to no will I ever be willing to give in for any price, even though I get samples of the products and the people are very nice.
I am happy 🙂 to say that Raw O.N.E. Food is a great company and have high integrity and purity in their products and personal character.

My email to Dion Taylor, co-owner of Raw O.N.E. Food:

Thanks for the package. I appreciate your generosity in sending me all the products. The packaging itself is exquisite, informative and educational (also love the additional inspirational words inside the flaps of the flax cracker boxes and on the underside of the granola bags (I have not opened the biscotti, to see if there, as well). Since you sent me everything, I will still sample the sweet products, even though I am not fond of honey. As I mentioned previously, would you consider switching to date syrup or coconut nectar for the sweetener and then the products can all be vegan, too!

Response from Dion:

Thank you Mindy for offering to review the line, I do remember that you are vegan but we wanted to feature the entire line, even though you may not review the ones that contain honey, we’d like the general public to know the complete line. Sandesha, my wife, Founder and our Head of Product Development and Production…might want to chime in on her thoughts about alternative sweeteners….so I’ll punt to her for that.

We look forward to your review and appreciate your kind words on the packaging. We set out to both nourish, educate and inspire as we see this as our responsibility to those who, in some small way, trust their wellbeing to us…Conscious Capitalism is what we strive for Purpose driven over Profit driven.

My review of the products

General information: I LOVE the packaging as it has eye appeal (I love colors) and great nutritional information that educates/informs you about the products. It also has words of inspiration on the underside of the granola bags, the inside flap of the flax crackers and biscotti. What a pleasant way to start the day and make you feel happy and inspired. You can use the affirmation/saying as part of your meditation or say it when you need a spiritual “pick me up.” Who would think that the package of the product could nourish you and this company has figured out a great way to do so. Sometimes we may go to eat a snack because we are feeling down, depressed, bored and here you can feel great, perhaps even without eating/overeating anything and simply open up the package and read the words. Of course, you would want to try this products as they are delicious and the best ingredient in there (written on the packaging) is “Lots of Love.” All the products are certified organic, non GMO, gluten free, raw and kosher (Kosher Certification for Kosher, Natural and Organic Products – See more at: http://kosherorganics.com/ Bringing highlighted public awareness of Kosher Dietary Laws and Earth-Friendly Natural and Organic Foods and Products to everyone). It would be great to start seeing products like these (while I call them snacks they are really whole food products with all the goodness of fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and lots of love) in mainstream places like 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Walmart and get rid of the rest of the junk that is just making people sick, fat and tired. I hope it will happen in my lifetime – it would be time to celebrate and see people wake up to realize their health matters!

I will also share with you my RVG(Rawsome Vegan Gal)Rating for all the products I tasted and reviewed here.

Flax Crackers

There are 4 different varieties that I will review individually. Overall, I enjoyed the different flavors of these flax crackers (made with golden flax seeds that are high in omega essential fatty acids). They are nice and crunchy with the right thickness. They are also vegan and the packaging is colorful and educational, as mentioned above. They are all great, but I rate them according to what I prefer according to my tastes. I am including photos of each product for you to see. The products are beautiful to look at, like art! You can click on each picture to view it in its full size and see the details.

Rosemary-Sundried Tomato
This is #1 favorite flax cracker for me! I love sundried tomatoes and the dried herbs used, namely, rosemary and parsley. It has a mild flavor and not very spicy, as I like it that way.

Flax Cracker Rosemary- Sundried Tomato

Flax Cracker
Rosemary- Sundried Tomato

Rawritos
This is the #2 favorite flax cracker for me. This one has a lot of different yummy ingredients mixed together from tomato, bell pepper, onion and garlic powder, etc. It also has a slight peppery flavor from the cayenne and black pepper, but is not too strong for me.

Flax Crackers  Rawritos

Flax Crackers
Rawritos

Tumeric-Nori
This is #3 favorite flax cracker for me. It has a mild flavor initially and then as I chew it, I get the added “Kick” from the cumin and cayenne powder. It is rich in antioxidants from the tumeric and nori.

Flax Crackers Tumeric-Nori

Flax Crackers
Tumeric-Nori

Garlic With A Kick
This is #4 favorite flax cracker for me. At first bite it did not taste very strong, then with the second bite I felt the “heat” from the chili flakes. I was able to handle it (I did not grow up eating spicy foods, so I personally stay away from “hot” foods) because I was not eating the chili by itself, since it was part of a cracker and listed as the last ingredient on the package, so there is much less of it in there.

Flax Crackers Garlic with A Little Kick

Flax Crackers
Garlic with A Little Kick

Granola

There are two varieties of this product and when you open it, it is more like a granola bar then granola you would put in the bowl, as cereal. You could crumble it up and add vegan milk (such as from sesame, hemp, almond, etc that you can easily make yourself), if you would like it that way. It is nice that you can actually see the “whole food” in the product and identify it. There is raw honey in these products, but it only has a mild sweetness. I abstain from honey, as a rule and would prefer if there was a vegan sweetener used, such as, date syrup or coconut nectar. After looking over the ingredients on the package, I wonder if honey is even needed, as there are so many different delicious fruits and berries in the granola that would probably make it sweet enough. It might be something for the company to consider and make a “test” batch to see how it’ll taste (and the same would apply to the Biscotti that I will review below).

Goji-Mixed Berry
This is #1 favorite for me of the granola. I can taste the goji berry (chock full of antioxidants) – yum! and it is has a nice crunch with all different types of berries, including strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. It is a very good combination of ingredients and has a mildly sweet flavor.

Granola Goji-Mixed Berry

Granola
Goji-Mixed Berry

Banana-Walnut Cacao Nibs
This is #2 for me. I do not usually eat bananas because they don’t agree with me. This is different because it is dried and chips. The flavor is nice and mildly sweet. Also has a well thought out mixture of ingredients. The cacao gives the added benefit of antioxidants.

Granola Banana-Walnut Cacao Nibs

Granola
Banana-Walnut Cacao Nibs

Biscotti

I do not know if I ever tasted biscotti before or if it is traditionally made by baking it. These are so yummy! There are moist and chewy, to me, more like a soft cookie with great flavor, texture and eye appeal. They are also rich in antioxidants like cacao, goji berries and cherries. They are more like a work of art to be displayed in a museum (or maybe a food museum and when you get hungry you eat the art and feel good about it (ha! ha! and it would be delicious “real” food and not the junk that is sold in the convenience stores).

Goji-Cherry Pistachio

This is the #1 favorite of the biscotti for me. I love the mixture of goji with cherry and the whole pieces visible in it. I would display it on a plate with some goji berries, cherries, almonds and pistachios. These were so good (even though they have raw honey, but a very low glycemic load) that I could eat the whole box in one sitting (of course, I would not do that because I want it to last a while).

Biscotti Goji-Cherry Pistachio

Biscotti
Goji-Cherry Pistachio

Cacao-Incan Berry-Hazelnut

This is #2 favorite of the biscotti for me. It is decadent and yummy. I do not usually eat cacao, so it a real special treat for me. When I opened the package up I could smell the cacao. Again, a great combination of ingredients and flavors (probably took a while of taste testing to get it right and I wish I could have been there to do the sampling) 😉

Biscotti Cacao-Incan Berry-Hazelnut

Biscotti
Cacao-Incan Berry-Hazelnut

Overall, I am a bigger fan of the savory snacks. The sweet ones were very good, but I would like to see them without the raw honey as they already have a lot of sweetness from the other fruits in them.

To check out this great company and learn more about their products and purpose, go to: http://www.rawonefood.com

I also did a video review on my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal
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Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this review, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

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To my subscribers and anyone else viewing this blog – send me your questions

I know I have been missing-in-action, as life has been keeping me very busy.

What I would like to do, is have you send in your questions on topic regarding health, raw vegan food lifestyle, wellness, meditation, cleansing, fasting, sungazing, vitamin D, etc that you are wanting to get some insight for. I will answer one question from a reader per post and give you as much information as I can.

This is a way I can be more present because I have not had the time to create my own topics for discussion.

Please know that any question is a good question. I may not always know the answer and still I will try my best to provide knowledge and education.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Namaste!

Chef Mindy aka Ageless Raw (low-fat) Vegan Beauty

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FYI: You Are What You__________



FYI: FOR YOUR INFORMATION

My perspectives on various topics

that are health related

Topic: You Are What You_________

Wednesday February 10, 2010

I am going back to the fill in the blank topics because I know they are fun for me and I hope that you enjoy them, too. There are so many expressions out there that have been used for time immemorial. I have decided to find ones that I can use and have a connection to health. I am always open to suggestions and welcome your comments and what you would fill in the blank with. Mine would be, “You are what you eat/think/speak/create. I say the first one, because of course my life path for the last 20 years, has been as a vegan and now a raw food vegan. The others I say, as well, because each of us has freedom to say, do and act the way we choose (doesn’t mean that it is the correct way, so to speak) and it was shape the future outcome. For example, if you think positively, no matter what the situation, you will likely get the ideal result. I am not saying that it will happen overnight, but we can “reprogram” our mindset and shift it to a better way of life. A personal example that I will share, is when I had my silver/mercury fillings removed in 1996, I did not use any Novocaine throughout the process (I want to thank my dentist, Dr. Grant Layton; www.laytondental.com for putting up with my insistence on refusing to use a painkiller). I did a breath meditation during the entire procedure. It also helped to keep my eyes closed to keep the internal focus. The doctor prompted me a several times if I wanted anything, but I shook my head no. He even showed me with a mirror, that one of my back molars had very deep decay and I still refused. Now, I don’t suggest everyone out there, do what I did because not everyone is capable of that. I want to share with you that I did not feel much when the dentist was “digging” out the deep decay and the sensation to me, what merely something you would get if you took a small pin and gently pricked your skin. The doctor was baffled and amazed that I wouldn’t take anything and said to me, “I am going to be more traumatized then you when we’re done!” Now you can understand how I created a way to not even allow the pain to ever filter into my body, through the power of mind control. It is truly an amazing phenomenon and the most important part of what I did, is to never once, not ever for a second stop the cycle/pattern of my meditation (or I know, I would have shrieked out in pain).

Please check out these website links for more info on mercury/amalgam fillings: curezone.com/dental/dental_metal_free.asp

angiemedia.com/?p=5437

www.robertgammal.com/…/WomenHlthMercury.html

naturescorner.wordpress.com/

www.sanctuaryoflight.com/52.html

mercury fillings

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