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Eating habits and spirituality

Discussion in 'Health, Somatics & Psychological Well-being' started by Onmyway, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Onmyway

    Onmyway Shimmering Soul

    Just a quick question for y'all. Has anyone experienced any food intolerance or aversions ,the further along you go down your spiritual path? I feel like I can't eat anything, especially processed food, most meats, breads and pastas. At this point I mainly eat fruits, veggies and lean proteins. There is nothing medically wrong with me, but I noticed that the sudden intolerance to certain foods started as I began to take an active role in my spirituality.

    Has anyone else experienced this? I feel like I'm not only purging spiritually, but also physically. I have no complaints, my body is loving it. Just curious to see if others have had similar experiences.

    Thank you all in advance :)
     
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  2. Hailstones Melt

    Hailstones Melt Boundless Creation

    I'm afraid resistance in that one area of my life is what keeps me human. :nail:))
     
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  3. Bill

    Bill The magic has always been within you. Staff Member Global Moderator

    Over the course of the year I felt the need to and changed my diet considerably. Cut out artificial sweetners (Nutrasweet). Switched to raw sugar for my coffee for a few months. Then cut out the sugar ...I'm good with dairy (blood type B's are usually ok with dairy) and that is enough sweetness for me. Cut out all the sweets (I f'ing love cookies and such) so much more sugar gone. Then at the end of March I felt the pull to drop wheat/gluten from my diet. Did so pretty easily...though I do miss the bread I loved on occasion. Added veggies and fruits. Very occasionally have red meat, mainly fish for protein and turkey sometimes. The diet changes coupled with getting back to regular exercise (light weights/elliptical) supplemented by yoga a couple of times a week have had a big impact on me. Have lost 55 lbs since the start of the year. All pretty easily and without hunger pains or struggling with the diet. I still have some fun stuff on occasion and do so without guilt. It's all ok. And life just keeps gettin' better.
     
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  4. Onmyway

    Onmyway Shimmering Soul

    Congratulations Bill! :D It sounds like your transition was a huge success and it went rather smoothly for you. I felt an initial nudge to change my eating habits early on this year, but then with certainly things like breads and red meat, it got to the point where I could not hold it in anymore. My body just wasn't having it, I had a few bouts of that before I caught on to the real reason for my random "stomach bugs". Its only been a 3 weeks for me, but I've dropped 10lbs already, the daily aches and pains are no more and my body has overall rebalanced itself for the most part. I do have an occasional splurge, but for some reason my usual treats don't hit the spot anymore. Mixed fruit with raw honey and cinnamon is my new go to sweet fix.

    Congratulations again and job well done :)
     
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  5. Linda

    Linda Sweetheart of the Rodeo Staff Member Global Moderator Administrator

    OMG - yes. I can tell pretty quickly when something I eat does not agree with me and the list keeps getting longer. I do fine with what I prepare, which are simple meals. Our kids took us to lunch last weekend, and there was exactly one thing on the menu I could eat - spring roll appetizers. I've always been sensitive to dairy but more so now - now lattes give me terrible stomach cramps - :)|

    Bill, HEB carries Rudi's gluten free bread in the frozen food dept. I love the millet and chia, which I use for toast.
     
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  6. Sam Vause

    Sam Vause Astute Creature

    I resonate with your words. I'm no longer tolerant of meat (four-legged kind, even lamb - SOB!!!! - all cause major inflamation), nor sweets, nor artificially-sweetened items. And I'm not tolerant of MSG, either (massive muscle spasms) - with the result that since January I'm looking more and more like a fresh / local veggies snob. Fish 'n Fowl are still on the list, fortunately. I have mostly given up dairy - 'cept butter and cheese. And I now love snacks (especially raw nuts), but stay away from fruits with high sugar content. The bonus: my weight is definitely drifting down noticeably (more than 20lbs this year), something that has eluded me for years.
     
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  7. Sam Vause

    Sam Vause Astute Creature

    Are you perhaps Blood Type A (I am...)?
     
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  8. Out of Time

    Out of Time Visiting Paragon

    I am vegetarian but quite frankly enjoy abusing all non-meat food. Then I realize I don't want to be fat any more :(
     
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  9. Onmyway

    Onmyway Shimmering Soul

    I am type O- actually.
     
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  10. Onmyway

    Onmyway Shimmering Soul

    This made me giggle :D

    I know your pain my friend. I was never a big meat eater, but pastas and desserts have always been my kryptonite :(:(
     
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  11. Bill

    Bill The magic has always been within you. Staff Member Global Moderator

    Thanks for the HEB tip...will check it out. I find a very nice gluten free bread at Whole Foods (7 Grain by Canyon Bakers) that I will usually have on the weekends with some scrambled eggs w/veggies. Yum!
     
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  12. Jenny

    Jenny Steadfast Being

    Yes I totally agree with you Bill, over the last year my eating habits have changed drastically from being a meat, wheat and dairy lover to a plant-based, high raw lifestyle. It was prompted by me getting some digestive issues last August, and I figured that a process of elimination might make things better. First to go was meat and dairy - the meat part was easy, I'd never been that much of a meat eater, although I DID love bacon, and the dairy was actually not as hard as I thought (surprising as I loved loved loved cheese and butter!). The digestive issues improved and I got used to this new way of eating. It actually made me more adventurous with my meals because I had to source more interesting plant based recipes. Then about six months ago I cut out wheat because of bloating when I ate it. I definitely feel better for doing it, less bloated, not so sluggish and I lost a bit of weight as a side bonus too!

    So I currently eat fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, plant-based milks, rice and legumes - basically trying to eat food that's as unprocessed as possible, the way Nature intended it. I do still have moments when a chocolate croissant demands to be eaten, but I figure if I'm eating well 90% of the time, I've got a little leeway for some not-so-healthy options occasionally! That said, my body has a way of informing me when I've eaten something that's not so good for it, so there's always a small price to be paid ;) I feel like I'm still transitioning to a healthier way of eating so perhaps in time the croissants will fall by the wayside (or maybe not - they're pretty good tasting!)O.o:D

    For me, the change was prompted by a desire to feel healthier, but I do think that it also ties in with spiritual development as well. It seems that a lot of people who are on a conscious path of awakening are naturally gravitating towards a plant based lifestyle, and I've seen/read various channellings where this way of eating is recommended. Everyone's different and I guess plant based eating may not feel right for some people, but it works for me and I definitely see it as a part of my spiritual journey.
     
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  13. Sinera

    Sinera Visiting Paragon Staff Member Moderator

    Vegetarian for years now. Still trying to go on the vegan path but the decisive step still missing.
    Currently working on cutting down (or out) more dairy and sugar (or both in combination). Sometimes in small steps, e.g. now only eating dark chocolates as it has more healthy stuff (polyphenols, etc) in it and of course also a bit less sugar.
     
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