Equilibrium Diet Overview – Equilibrium Diet

Overview



OVERVIEW


The Equilibrium Diet is possibly the most efficient way of eating in the world. It is a way of eating that provides the largest nutritional return to the body given the body must spend resources (energy) digesting food.

The gist – Eat as much protein as you would like for BREAKFAST and ideally have several different sources of protein (soaked nuts, eggs, cheese, chicken) along with nonstarchy vegetables like broccoli, green beans, peas, cauliflower, or raw carrots. This is your most calorie dense meal. As much food as possible should be organic and local.

For lunch, you can have a similar protein dense meal like you did for breakfast OR you can have a moderate-carb meal like a turkey sandwich with as many vegetables as you want. After breakfast and lunch most people are NOT hungry but if you are you can snack on fresh fruit or have fresh fruit for dinner and/or have a low-protein/high-carb dinner. This means salad, pasta, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, baked potatoes and sweet potatoes.

There are no portion size restrictions – eat as much as you’d like; Equilibrium is abundance. The key is having your proteins in the morning and avoiding any sugars and carbs that will spike your blood sugar levels. After 2pm, the body is better suited to digest sugars and carbs so snacks and dinner should consist of fresh fruits and then carbohydrates. Protein dense meals should be avoided after 2pm when the stomach has less stomach acid available for proper digestion. Avoiding proteins at dinner also allows the liver to focus on cleaning, repairing and rebuilding the body INSTEAD of focusing on digestion.

No caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners or sugar of any kind except fruits. No refined products: white flour, white rice, pasta, processed foods, or anything that comes pre-made.

Each of these substances depletes the body because it costs more to digest or neutralize than it provides in nutritional value; anything processed or refined offers virtually nothing in terms of absorbable nutrients and leads to nutritional bankruptcy. Our goal is to minimize our liver’s stress load as much as possible to regain nutritional solvency.



TIMING


1. Eat 4-5 protein sources for breakfast. This is your largest meal and will consist of proteins and green veggies. It will not include any sugars, fruits or dense carbs.
2. Do not consume protein dense foods after 2pm OR fruits/complex carbs before 2pm.
3. Consume fruits after 2pm and by themselves (minimum of 30-45 minutes before a meal/snack).
4. Consume carbs after 2pm and avoid them before 2pm.
5. Eat nothing past 7pm (or fresh fruit or raw milk if you must have something).




SUPERFOODS


WHY IT WORKS


Different types of food take different amounts of time to properly digest. Fresh fruit is digested quickly in about 30-45 minutes – the same for raw milk but everything else needs to sit for extended periods of time in the stomach. Proteins require the most time and the largest amounts and levels of stomach acid to be properly digested and utilized as energy in the body. Human stomachs are most acidic in the mornings and become less acidic as we progress through the day. Eating according to the Equilibrium Diet ensures you get as many nutrients from each gram of food that is physically and chemically possible. Very little goes unused and even less is left over as waste. This means your cells get a LOT of nutrients AND that your liver has to do relatively little work to neutralize and get rid of any waste products. The liver is like a sanitizing vacuum cleaner – it has to detox any poisons introduced in the body AND eliminate them.

Think about when you’ve eaten a steak and potato dinner late at night and not slept well or woke up feeling “hung over”. This is literally a food hangover because the liver has been struggling all night long with the heavy meal you ate that it simply did not have the stomach acid and energy to properly digest.

All of this means that your body starts humming like the well-oiled Lamborghini that it is. Once the liver is free at night to go clean and repair the body old ailments start to just disappear. Digestive problems, gallbladder problems, hypoglycemia – instantly gone. Eczema, prostatitis, asthma, acne, sinusitis, seasonal and pet allergies, and chronic fatigue all fade away. One day you simply look back and you see that all of your health issues aren’t issues anymore, you have lost several clothing sizes and you feel amazing.


THE CATCH


Here’s the catch to the Equilibrium Diet and all dietary patterns – there is no one right way. There is no one set amount of proteins and minerals that applies to every person. Not only do individuals have different needs, each individual’s needs changes through the seasons and his life. There are two keys to why the Equilibrium Diet is so effective:

#1 - It is flexible enough for everybody to do. Simply eat whole foods and avoid protein past 2pm. If you like meat – eat it! If you are a vegetarian, eat whatever dense proteins you prefer before 2pm.

#2 - Although the recommendations of the Equilibrium Diet may not be a perfect fit for everyone as they get healthier and healthier, the diet gets us back to a state where we can hear our bodies clearly speaking to us about what they want.


This diet is best adopted in steps.

Step 1 – (Intro) Avoid all processed foods, refined products and sugars for the first 90 days. Avoid eating microwaved food or water.
Cleansing – fast for 3-10 days (juice fast), do a colon cleanse and a parasite cleanse

Step 2 – (Intermediate) Step 1 plus: Pick either wheat or pasteurized dairy to give up for 90 days. Soak most nuts, seeds, legumes, beans and grains for at least 8 hours before eating or cooking and eating. This can and should be done in all of the steps as it eliminates the enzyme inhibitors naturally occurring on the seeds that can actually bind to other minerals like zinc in your intestinal tract. Soaking all of these foods ensures you get the maximum amount of nutrients out of each of them.
Cleansing – fast for another 3 days (juice fast), do a liver flush and a heavy metal cleanse (30 days)

Step 3 – (True) Steps 1 and 2 plus: Exclude wheat (sprouted and unsprouted) and pasteurized dairy. Drink only filtered water (free of chlorine and fluoride). Soak all nuts, seeds, legumes, beans and grains for at least 8 hours before eating or cooking and eating.
Cleansing – fast for another 3 days (juice fast), do a liver flush every 6 weeks and do a kidney cleanse.


Cleansing Notes: Cleanses are always optional but they will kick start your new lifestyle and improve your health within days. The diet alone will heal many things but cleanses speed things along. I have found that 1 day of fasting yields the same benefits of 4-6 weeks of eating well. The cleaner your colon, liver and kidneys are, the more efficiently they will be eliminating stored wastes and using high-quality nutrients.


Food Choices

Nature naturally grows plants around us to balance and harmonize our environment. This means that the antidote for poison ivy (jewel weed) often grows right beside the ivy. This also means that your local environment offers the plants and diet that you need in any particular season. The fresh fruits and coconuts of the tropics provide hydration and anti-fungal properties in an area where fungi thrive. The corn and beans of the American Southwest provide a balance to the hot and dry climate and the fat laden seal oil and salmon of the Artic provided Eskimos with the needed energy and warmth to thrive in harsh, cold climates. Bottom line: If a food is grown locally in your area in your current season, it’s an excellent choice for you!

This diet is best adopted in steps. Step 1 – (Intro) Avoid all processed foods, refined products and sugars for the first 90 days. Avoid eating microwaved food or water. Cleansing – fast for 3-10 days (juice fast), do a colon cleanse and a parasite cleanse Step 2 – (Intermediate) Step 1 plus: Pick either wheat or pasteurized dairy to give up for 90 days. Soak most nuts, seeds, legumes, beans and grains for at least 8 hours before eating or cooking and eating. This can and should be done in all of the steps as it eliminates the enzyme inhibitors naturally occurring on the seeds that can actually bind to other minerals like zinc in your intestinal tract. Soaking all of these foods ensures you get the maximum amount of nutrients out of each of them. Cleansing – fast for another 3 days (juice fast), do a liver flush and a heavy metal cleanse (30 days) Step 3 – (True) Steps 1 and 2 plus: Exclude wheat (sprouted and unsprouted) and pasteurized dairy. Drink only filtered water (free of chlorine and fluoride). Soak all nuts, seeds, legumes, beans and grains for at least 8 hours before eating or cooking and eating. Cleansing – fast for another 3 days (juice fast), do a liver flush every 6 weeks and do a kidney cleanse. Cleansing Notes: Cleanses are always optional but they will kick start your new lifestyle and improve your health within days. The diet alone will heal many things but cleanses speed things along. I have found that 1 day of fasting yields the same benefits of 4-6 weeks of eating well. The cleaner your colon, liver and kidneys are, the more efficiently they will be eliminating stored wastes and using high-quality nutrients. Food choices Nature naturally grows plants around us to balance and harmonize our environment. This means that the antidote for poison ivy (jewel weed) often grows right beside the ivy. This also means that your local environment offers the plants and diet that you need in any particular season. The fresh fruits and coconuts of the tropics provide hydration and anti-fungal properties in an area where fungi thrive. The corn and beans of the American Southwest provide a balance to the hot and dry climate and the fat laden seal oil and salmon of the Artic provided Eskimos with the needed energy and warmth to thrive in harsh, cold climates. Bottom line: If a food is grown locally in your area in your current season, it’s an excellent choice for you! Your individual metabolism and personality type also plays into this. This is most apparent in the amounts of raw vs. cooked foods (particularly vegetables) different people digest best. Most of our ancestors lightly cooked most of their vegetables to break down the tough cell walls (cellulose) of plants. Anyone with low stomach acid will find it virtually impossible to digest raw vegetables. Low stomach acid is found in people eating processed foods, people with candida, acid-reflux or heartburn and gallbladder problems – this includes about 90% of Americans (the number of Americans estimated to have candida overgrowth). The Equilibrium Diet focuses on consuming raw foods that are “pre-digested” like raw milks, raw cheeses, raw juices, even raw meats like sushi, and soaked/sprouted raw nuts and seeds.

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