Friday, October 28, 2011

John Robertson Real Food Nutrition Class 3

Last night was yet another wonderful class full of information and food demos.
-We made Smoked Salmon Dip with coconut cream and parsley and lemon and ate it with cauliflower and carrots.
-We made a Ginger Carrot mix, put it in a jar that will sit out on the counter for 3 days to ferment. This fermentation process DRASTICALLY helps you digest and soak all the nutrients you need as you eat your food. So once it's fermented, you keep it in your fridge and can use it as a condiment to whatever you like (on top of salad, in a mix, in brown rice, whatever) and it was significantly help break down the nutrients in your body and help you absorb more than pass more.
- AND we made delicious muffins that had lentils and pecans and bananas in them. With local honey. So good.

So I've been eating Real Foods for 3 full weeks now and here is my current update:
I am certainly detoxing.
I have unintentionally lost 5 pounds.

We spoke about this last night in class. John said "if you are detoxing...you will lose weight." Couldn't be more simple. He also says "When changing your diet to nutrient dense, real food - if you need to lose weight, you will. If you don't, you won't."

Eating the typical American diet today will cause you to be carrying around unhealthy fat, whether you look fat or not.

It just boggles my mind, because eating this way, you are doing REAL FULL FAT butter, NOTHING unnaturally low calorie, NOTHING unnaturally lowfat. Organic WHOLE milk. WHOLE milk organic yogurts. Potatoes. Dense, heavy grain breads. Beans and brown rice...and we all know the Big Butts song that says "red beans and rice didn't miss her". That's not exactly a weight loss song.

We eat raw nuts and raisins ALL.THE.TIME. Pecans, almonds, walnuts, and brasil nuts mixed with raisins. The perfect snack. Do you know how much fat is in a 1/4 cup of just pecans? 21 grams of fat! In 1/4 of a cup! And we eat the snot out of those! And I've lost weight?!
One avacado has 21.5 grams of fat and we eat those almost daily.

My body is getting the nutrients it needs, and is purging on it's own all of the unhealthy fats that my previous 25 years of food intake had given it.

For those of you concerned "if you lost weight eating whole, real foods, then isn't Ruby going to lose weight eating that way?" The answer: nope!
She doesn't have 25 years of unhealthy fats that her body wants to naturally get rid of and start fresh. She hasn't eaten the typical American diet of lots of drive-thrus, everything boxed, tons of processed and sugary foods. She's pretty much always been fed real foods minus the exception of meals with canned cream of mushroom etc in them. She's not detoxing. Her body, from the start, is going to be fed holistically.

She gets tons of fats from nuts, peanut and almond butter, avacados, whole milk, string cheese, etc.
She gets sugars from grapes, organic yogurt, mandarins, apples and peanut butter, honey etc.
She gets carbs and fiber from beans and brown rice, blue corn chips (you can have blue corn!), Ezekial bread and tortillas, brown rice pasta, etc
She gets protein from spinach and broccoli (VERY nutrient dense), wild salmon, beans, grass fed beef, etc.

We have never felt better in our lives!
We view food so differently now.
John (who was a runner for Baylor University and missed the Olympic Trials by just 0.08) is a deep well of knowledge and revelation. I am just...beyond thankful to have met him and have him in NWA and that we can sit at his feet and learn all of this!
I think his next class starts in January. It's $300 for a couple but I am telling you-worth every penny. It's an investment in you, your future, and your family.


5 comments:

Jenny said...

I would love to go to a class like that. I need to do some research and find someone in Tulsa.

humblelearning said...

Mom thought that she couldn't zip up her jeans when she left here after two weeks because she ate "so much". But when she got home several people commented that she had lost weight! Processed/restaurant foods have a high content of sodium, and eating whole foods naturally increases your water intake and reduces your sodium intake. Losing that water weight is a great bonus!

Eat whole foods. Pretty simple!

Carman said...

This absolutely fascinates me! I would love to take his class. How did you even find out about him? One thing I'm curious about... Is it ridiculously expensive to eat mostly organic? I would love to buy organic but don't think I could afford it. On another note, after reading one of your other food posts, I bought some spinach to put in smoothies. I haven't been brave enough to try it yet, though. :)

Leslie said...

First off, this makes total sense. Even though I don't practice it, i understand the thinking/basis behind it. Second, your "unintentional" five pounds...makes me so jealous!!

Yes, like Carman I am fascinated too!

Dennis said...

So much "advice" we get in main stream media has an agenda behind it. Glad to hear you found something that works: which is the ultimate test.

Friday, October 28, 2011

John Robertson Real Food Nutrition Class 3

Last night was yet another wonderful class full of information and food demos.
-We made Smoked Salmon Dip with coconut cream and parsley and lemon and ate it with cauliflower and carrots.
-We made a Ginger Carrot mix, put it in a jar that will sit out on the counter for 3 days to ferment. This fermentation process DRASTICALLY helps you digest and soak all the nutrients you need as you eat your food. So once it's fermented, you keep it in your fridge and can use it as a condiment to whatever you like (on top of salad, in a mix, in brown rice, whatever) and it was significantly help break down the nutrients in your body and help you absorb more than pass more.
- AND we made delicious muffins that had lentils and pecans and bananas in them. With local honey. So good.

So I've been eating Real Foods for 3 full weeks now and here is my current update:
I am certainly detoxing.
I have unintentionally lost 5 pounds.

We spoke about this last night in class. John said "if you are detoxing...you will lose weight." Couldn't be more simple. He also says "When changing your diet to nutrient dense, real food - if you need to lose weight, you will. If you don't, you won't."

Eating the typical American diet today will cause you to be carrying around unhealthy fat, whether you look fat or not.

It just boggles my mind, because eating this way, you are doing REAL FULL FAT butter, NOTHING unnaturally low calorie, NOTHING unnaturally lowfat. Organic WHOLE milk. WHOLE milk organic yogurts. Potatoes. Dense, heavy grain breads. Beans and brown rice...and we all know the Big Butts song that says "red beans and rice didn't miss her". That's not exactly a weight loss song.

We eat raw nuts and raisins ALL.THE.TIME. Pecans, almonds, walnuts, and brasil nuts mixed with raisins. The perfect snack. Do you know how much fat is in a 1/4 cup of just pecans? 21 grams of fat! In 1/4 of a cup! And we eat the snot out of those! And I've lost weight?!
One avacado has 21.5 grams of fat and we eat those almost daily.

My body is getting the nutrients it needs, and is purging on it's own all of the unhealthy fats that my previous 25 years of food intake had given it.

For those of you concerned "if you lost weight eating whole, real foods, then isn't Ruby going to lose weight eating that way?" The answer: nope!
She doesn't have 25 years of unhealthy fats that her body wants to naturally get rid of and start fresh. She hasn't eaten the typical American diet of lots of drive-thrus, everything boxed, tons of processed and sugary foods. She's pretty much always been fed real foods minus the exception of meals with canned cream of mushroom etc in them. She's not detoxing. Her body, from the start, is going to be fed holistically.

She gets tons of fats from nuts, peanut and almond butter, avacados, whole milk, string cheese, etc.
She gets sugars from grapes, organic yogurt, mandarins, apples and peanut butter, honey etc.
She gets carbs and fiber from beans and brown rice, blue corn chips (you can have blue corn!), Ezekial bread and tortillas, brown rice pasta, etc
She gets protein from spinach and broccoli (VERY nutrient dense), wild salmon, beans, grass fed beef, etc.

We have never felt better in our lives!
We view food so differently now.
John (who was a runner for Baylor University and missed the Olympic Trials by just 0.08) is a deep well of knowledge and revelation. I am just...beyond thankful to have met him and have him in NWA and that we can sit at his feet and learn all of this!
I think his next class starts in January. It's $300 for a couple but I am telling you-worth every penny. It's an investment in you, your future, and your family.


5 comments:

Jenny said...

I would love to go to a class like that. I need to do some research and find someone in Tulsa.

humblelearning said...

Mom thought that she couldn't zip up her jeans when she left here after two weeks because she ate "so much". But when she got home several people commented that she had lost weight! Processed/restaurant foods have a high content of sodium, and eating whole foods naturally increases your water intake and reduces your sodium intake. Losing that water weight is a great bonus!

Eat whole foods. Pretty simple!

Carman said...

This absolutely fascinates me! I would love to take his class. How did you even find out about him? One thing I'm curious about... Is it ridiculously expensive to eat mostly organic? I would love to buy organic but don't think I could afford it. On another note, after reading one of your other food posts, I bought some spinach to put in smoothies. I haven't been brave enough to try it yet, though. :)

Leslie said...

First off, this makes total sense. Even though I don't practice it, i understand the thinking/basis behind it. Second, your "unintentional" five pounds...makes me so jealous!!

Yes, like Carman I am fascinated too!

Dennis said...

So much "advice" we get in main stream media has an agenda behind it. Glad to hear you found something that works: which is the ultimate test.