EATING MONO MEALS
A "Mono Meal" is simply when you eat 1 type of food at a time and you don't do any kind of food combining, and below are some examples of mono eating...
- Eating nothing but Watermelon for breakfast.
- Eating nothing but Pears for lunch.
- Eating nothing but Mangoes for dinner.
- Eating nothing but Orange Juice for a whole day.
- Eating nothing but Bananas for a whole week.
For people who are used to eating meals that have a lot of different ingredients and that require a lot of fancy food prep the idea of eating nothing but pineapple might seem bland and boring. But to me the idea of eating all the pineapple that I want is pure heaven, and while it can be wonderful to eat a meal that your mother spent a lot of time and energy creating for you it can also be wonderful to eat a meal that "Mother Nature" spent a lot of time and energy creating for you.
6 BENEFITS OF EATING MONO MEALS
1. THEY ARE THE EASIEST MEALS TO DIGEST
Even some of the most basic foods that people eat today are made with food combinations that are very difficult to digest...
Many pastries in America are made with eggs, milk, butter, flour, sugar, salt and yeast, and when all of these foods combine they become a glue-like substance that can clog up your stomach. (Don't forget that the word "Gluten" is Latin for "Glue" and the word "Pastries" literally means "Paste Like Products"!)
And if you make yourself a cheese and bologna sandwich you might think of it as only having a few ingredients, but if you look at the actual ingredient lists for the bread, the bologna, the cheese, and any condiments that you might add and then you add them all up you might be surprised to find that there are actually close to 100 different ingredients in that "simple sandwich"! (Believe me when I say that eating a bowl of Grapes will be a lot easier on your digestion, and over time you will likely really start to enjoy the smoother and lighter feeling that you have in your stomach after eating "Mono Meals".
2. IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW FOR SURE HOW YOUR BODY REACTS TO CERTAIN FOODS
Below is a list of the 12 most common foods that people are allergic to, and what's crazy about this is the fact that sometimes it takes people years to figure out that they are allergic to one of these foods due to the fact that every time they eat it they will eat it with so many other things that it's difficult for them to figure out exactly what keeps making them sick...
THE DOZEN MOST COMMON FOODS THAT PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC TO
8. Tree Nuts
3. IT'S THE MOST SIMPLE WAY TO EAT
- I started eating raw food because I wanted to eat more "naturally".
- I started eating vegan food because I wanted to eat more "ethically".
- I started eating mono meals because I wanted to eat more "simply".
"Natural", "Ethical", & "Simple" are the 3 qualities that we should not only strive for in diet, but in life it's self!
If eating "Mono Meals" seems like a radical idea to you keep in mind that all of the other species on Earth eat this way. (Bears for example eat fish, and they will also eat honey too, but they never catch a fish and dip it in honey before eating it. When a bear wants fish it will simply catch and eat fish until it is no longer hungry, and when a bear wants honey it will find a beehive that it can reach and will simply feast on honey for a while.)
Although "Mono Meals" are the most simple way to eat, sometimes the simple things can seem complicated to people, and below is an amusing true story about some "Mono Meals" that I enjoyed at a park that really confused a poor jogger...
One day I was sitting on a park bench enjoying a bunch of pears and a jogger passing by stopped and asked me what I was eating. I told him, "Pears." and he looked at me all confused and asked, "Just pears?" so I said "Yeah" and offered him one, but he just laughed and said "No thanks." He then continued jogging and as he was jogging away he kept looking back at me with a confused look and shaking his head as if he couldn't believe that he saw someone actually eating a meal of nothing but pears.
The next day I was at the park again and I saw the same jogger. This time I was eating a head of lettuce so he came up to me and asked, "What in the world are you eating this time?" and when I told him that I was eating lettuce and nothing else he looked 10 times more confused then he did the day before. I then held it up and offered him a bite and he of course said "No thanks." but this time he didn't laugh and as he was jogging away he kept looking back at me like he thought that I might be a psycho or something...
Then about a week later I saw the jogger again and this time I was eating grapes. When he saw what I was eating he came up to me and asked, "So are you like a prophet or something???"
I had to laugh and I want to tell anyone reading this that although you will likely get people looking at you strange if you eat "Mono Meals" in public, it can actually be quite amusing to see just how confused people get by the sight of you eating a watermelon or :)
4. IT FORCES YOU TO EAT BETTER QUALITY FOODS
It's easy to settle for fruits and vegetables that aren't good quality when they are mixed together with a lot of other ingredients and therefore you won't taste them as much, but when you start eating "Mono Meals" you will immediately find yourself seeking out better quality produce, because once you attempt to eat a meal of nothing but bananas that aren't ripe yet, or nothing but apples that are covered in wax, or nothing but tomatoes that are out of season and taste like cardboard you will never want to have that experience again!
5. IT WILL BE A LOT HARDER TO OVEREAT
If you only eat 1 type of food at a time and you chew slowly and focus on the taste and the texture of what you are eating your body will clearly let you know when it is time to stop eating, and it will be almost impossible for you to over-eat, because once you have had enough your taste buds will literally start to shift so that what you are eating will taste less enjoyable.
For example, avocados are high in fat and if I eat 1 avocado by it's self it will taste a lot like cheese to me and I will enjoy it, but if right after eating it I then try to eat a second avocado the second one will taste more like butter to me, and I will likely not be able to eat it all. (And if I try to force myself to finish it I will literally start to sweat and feel like I'm in an "eating contest" and am trying to eat a stick of butter!)
But if instead of eating the avocados by themselves I mashed them up and turned them into "guacamole" and ate them with salty corn chips I could probably eat 2, 3, or even 4 avocados before I lost my desire to eat them because all of the additional ingredients results in internal confusion as my body is trying to process everything that I am eating, and causes there to be a delay in me getting the internal signal that I should stop eating.
6. GREATER APPRECIATION FOR THE FOODS THAT YOU EAT
I don't know what to believe in when it comes to God and Spirituality, but what I do know is that when I am eating a really good "Mono Meal" (like a really sweet and juicy watermelon or a big bowl of freshly picked blackberries.) I feel an intense desire to say "Thank You" to someone or something for what I am enjoying, and over the years I have come to the conclusion that the best way to say "Thank You" to "Mother Nature" is to simply appreciate and respect her more.