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Reasons to start a raw food diet

3 Reasons to start a raw food diet

 

I have not been taking the time to put out the podcast of late so I thought I would post this video I did awhile ago.

We have been really busy with other parts of life of late and sometimes all the good intentions of getting things done do not eventuate.

We are making more of an effort to get recipie videos done and posted to our Youtube channel watzzupsport.

So if you are after any how to stuff head over there.

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Campfire Barefoot Chat

Campfire Barefoot Chat

 

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I know the audio is not as good as we can get it but this is recorded by the campfire and we just wanted to get some sort of podcast up and out there.

Not for the sake of wasting your…… the listeners time with no appreciation that you tuned in, but more for us, as we have been changing a few thing’s up of late and we have not been doing the podcast routine which we both enjoy doing.

It is not a case of making sure we get X amount of listener or production value is ace part of our intent is to encourage fellow travelers on this planet experiencing life to make the most out of it you are along time dead as they say.

Life is to be lived and enjoyed each and every day.

The need to take precautions and be sensible about the transition to barefoot running or as I call it natural form movement is is easy and complex you want to make it.

The simple need is to take it slowly toughen the ligaments, muscles and foot pads as you go.

It is a very simple thing with a progression of few exercises you can just make sure that the transition is as smooth and pain-free as you can make it

 

The secret …….if there is a secret……is to take it easy, just be prepared to not try and do the milage that you are used to and listen to your body.

Barefoot running at the inaugural Noosa parkrun saw us collect age group wins and course records. A camp fire podcast chat as we take time out camping by Lake Cootharaba

Campfire Barefoot Chat

Maleny X-Country barefoot

Barefoot and Golf courses

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Okay I will admit it …..running on manicured grass and mown tracks is a darn sight more enticing than a gnarly rock strewn trail if you are a barefoot runner.

Training and Race reports 

 

Maleny X-Country event was a cold and challenging course but as far as X-Country courses go is an awesome venue.

Barefoot X-Country running

The wind chill factor I estimated would have got it down to 0 Deg and waiting for the start after dropping the warm clothes was a challenge to say the least.

Heading for the Pentath event so we are keeping the walk run walk 1/2 marathon training finding that we are most comfortable with a 1k run 30 sec walk

Hill finish

 

Ingredient of the week

 

Pine Nuts

 

Callout for listener feedback if there is something you want  to hear about or want more info on let us know.

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Datorade and Barefoot Nutrition

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Racing views and training

New course PB  at Sandgate park run

Jeff Galloway method of wall run walk implemented,
10 K +  21 K distances done.
Difficulty with getting nutrition dialed in,

Ingredient the week

Sesame seed.

And how pleasant it is to research information of what we would believe is a truth about plant nutrition.

Sonya’s Quote of the week

“Everything in your life is a reflection of the choice you have made if you want a different result make the different choice destiny is not a matter of chance but a matter of choice it is not the things we waited for it is a thing to be achieved.”

What’s on what’s happening

Topic of the week

Everybody has their story

Indeed Campbell’s heroes journey and even Voglers story structure

Has all the elements laid out that you see unfold in a person’s journey or maybe the idealized version of the one Hollywood likes to portray.

It starts in the ordinary world and then the call to adventure

The tests, the allies and enemies the heroes character highlighted and developed, approaching the innermost cave is to face death and still go on.

The crisis, the hero faces their deepest desires

Then seizing the reward from the feet of the enemy

The heroes now transformed to the road back, somehow after all was thought being put to rest the story has one trick left… the last challenge

Finally the hero returns home with the elixir with full acclaim all tensions are resolved and all unanswered questions answered.

While that’s Hollywood’s version…… what’s  working out in your life ?

We don’t know where the final result lies, just as we don’t know where all the dragon lairs are

Dragons lair, Lair-flying-dragon-1207

What is important is having the resilience to go through these things and to keep going forward with positive intent.

Our lives can be shared with a gratitude, and viewed with an appreciation of our individual part in this game called life that we all are involved in and play.

Mindfulness, Energetics and Raw food nutrition are as much a part of every story as is the other individual components.

The difference is you get more control over them then you do over your battles with other influences in your life

 

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Raw food Chics

Is a Raw Foodism Diet Optimal

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Is a raw diet optimal

 

My question is, where is the evidence for this extraordinary claim?  Is a raw diet optimal this claim is constantly repeated by the raw foodism movement  but I have never seen anyone provide 100% scientific evidence that would substantiate the claim.

We  share a bit about our personal journey and what led us to  embrace the REM lifestyle design.

Sonya shares her cancer story and health concerns.

I introduce you to the RAT LUNG  Worm a  parasite that decided that my brain was a good place to inhabit

Rat Lung worm parasite

Race report and training
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Flat tyres, bunyaville trail park run both  got 1st spot

Long, hills, speed, all part of the mix. Still around only at 35 k a week but quality work. Mixed with bike we are building strength .

 

Ingredient of the week
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Buckwheat
What’s on what’s happening
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I thought I would mention a product I thought looked interesting especially for a wet condition use.  Being a keen Kayak enthusiast there is more than one occasion I have wanted some sort of footwear that could cope with sharp rocks, barnacle type of condition.

 

If any reader has used the Sockwa range let me know what you thought. 

Sockwa X8 

http://www.sockwa.com/   The X8 is BREATHABLE.

The fabric is a custom blend of an odor-free, moisture wicking lining  The outer layer of the fabric is also breathable, and has great abrasion resistance.

I have not used them as they are just out so no review opportunity but they look like they could be useful as a minimalist choice.

Sonya’s Quote of the week
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The universe supports my lifes purpose sending me everything I need to make it happen

Topic of the week
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For me the whole discussion started with and involves several raw foodist guru people and their disciples claiming that a raw diet is optimal and the claims, raw foods also avoid the toxins you get from cooked foods, forgetting that certain raw foods also have a toxic level.

I am not in any argument that it is optimal to include as a prefered choice raw plant based foods and a substantial amount of fresh fruit in the diet, but there is no reason or evidence that exclusive raw foodism is optimum for humans

My question is, where is the  evidence for this extraordinary claim? The claim is constantly repeated by the raw foodism advocates but I have never seen anyone provide evidence that would substantiate the claim that it is the  optimal diet.

Now before you get to thinking that I do not believe that a raw food lifestyle is not an optimal design what I am saying is, I don’t think raw foodism as a scientific ideal is 100% provable.

But that is not what A raw food lifestyle is about.

If you want to live on fruit, go ahead and try it, but i do not think you can make the definitive claim that it is the optimal diet, for all humans in every circumstance.

There is plenty of evidence that people living on raw diets have better health and longevity, though I have yet to see it as a 100% scientific result, that it is so superior than to people who live on whole foods plant based diets that include some cooked foods.

In fact there is evidence is that present day humans NEED to use some cooked food in certain circumstances to thrive because of poor availability and quality of produce, due to depleted soils

Biological definition of frugivore

Science tells us that humans have a genetic legacy as specialized frugivores, the biological definition of frugivore, i.e. an animal that specializes in eating botanical fruits, which include legumes, seeds of grasses (grains), nuts, and seeds.

There is a lot of research into the ” theory ” of the evolutionary path of our ancestors utilizing tubers available to them as a food resource.

These are a non-fruit plant food but they have a nutritional profile practically the same as fruits. Hence, they are an easy transition in evolutionary terms.

A fruit-eater doesn’t need any radically new digestive equipment to move from specializing in fruit to concentrating on tubers.

Indeed if the theory is to be taken as gospel truth that our ancestors only ate sweet juicy fruits plucked from a tree, would put human ancestors subsisting primarily on fruit in direct conflict with chimpanzees.

Living on the modern fruits is difficult enough — that’s why almost no one achieves it, that’s why raw foodism ideology sees people end up eating ” sneaked “cooked food or doing “raw till 4″ or having a ‘back up plan’ or seeking “super foods” or eating a lot of fat.

The outcome I see of this are people who give up the idea of raw food nutrition and slide into bad habits through ” guilt” and ” failure” of not being able to conform to the expected 100% Raw Foodism Ideal.

Sure, anyone who is dedicated enough and wants to ‘prove’ that raw foodism is the best Ideology, can find a way to chow down the amount of modern soft fruit required to meet caloric and sugar requirements.

Using a blender to make high calorie smoothies is not an evolutionary leap forward, though it is a tool to avail yourself of the positive elements of a raw food lifestyle.

The cooked food / raw foodism  argument is dependant on a few issues and what you are you are comparing it to.

Per calorie, dates have a similar nutritional profile to rice.

Bananas are fairly similar to potatoes.

Papaya has more vitamins per calorie than sweet potatoes.

In a modern world sweet potatoes are both affordable, widely available and contain a substantial amount of both micro-nutrition and calories, they still need to be cooked lightly but are a far better choice than french fries.

I am not advocating for one moment that 100% raw foodism is the “optimal” ideology to live your your life by, or am I decrying the ethos of  !00% raw food selection

What I am emphatically endorsing is understanding a balanced Raw food lifestyle that has all the positive elements you get, from eliminating highly processed,  foods from your diet, applying exercise and mindfulness through understanding the REM lifestyle design.

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Justification and Complacency

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 Justification and Complacency

 

I am more than aware of the naysayers that continue to tell me how
unattainable the save the whale and keep the rain forest ideas are,

When you stand up and make a point that the production of meat is far more “expensive ” than sourcing plant based nutritional needs, the slaughter or manufacturing of the animal is only one aspect of the story.

Training and Race reports
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First of the xcountry series at buderim, http://bit.ly/1icU6Tt

6 & 3k results not official but 1st for sonya 3k and 2nd for me 3k

Hills, distance, speed,

Form is an important element of barefoot running.

 
Ingredient of the week
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Cranberries

 

 
What’s on and what’s happening
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Disappointing results with xero shoes for Russell

Awesome results from blood check up.

Next event going to be June 7th & 8th to be held at the Yaraba conference centre

http://www.kumbartcho.org.au/kumbartcho-about.html

Sonya’s Quote of the week
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Queen of tarts

“Can one person positively change the world YES when each of us ( as individuals) do what we can to be the best we can be, It impacts on those around us and has a wider ripple effect. 

One positive thought acted on by one individual, can and does impact the world “

 

Topic of the week
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Justification and Complacency 

I am not one to raise the vegan flag and swat somebody over the head if they choose to eat meat or find a sense of convenience in buying a Big Mac or having a fish and chip takeaway.

Indeed the irony of a circumstance that is in my life is my youngest
daughter “don’t call me a kid anymore” year 11 teenager has got a

“do want fries with that” job at the local fast food outlet.

If you have children you soon realize that all the dreams and aspirations you had for them can quickly take a beeline out the back door as the innate complexity of the individual spectrum of humanity that they are becomes manifest.

So…. Do I have to find a place for justification that my daughter works
in a place that I know has many attributes of what I see as a ailing
society attached to it.

Is it my place to say to her she cannot work there as it offends my
sensibilities and certain parameters, no I do not think so and

I do not have to justify why I think she can or cannot work there, though at the same time I do not give in to any complacency on the issues that arise.

A point of contention that I labour with, is one of our ability to accept
and justify our positions from our knowledge learned,  our thoughts ingrained in us by prior association, as well as other inputs that are given to us through the advertising elements that surround us.

Without the application of mindfulness this combination can persuade us of the inability of  our lives to gather the courage to be able to step out of the norm, and deliver to ourselves a life that is unique and fulfilling.

When you look at a change you want to make in your life,

or the voice you want to be in the world

When the chatter in the back of your head starts telling you to forget it, it can not be done.

By default you make the voice of the easy, convenient, stand in line
thinking, all the more powerful in a world that needs more people to
start sticking their head out of the window and shouting I am mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.

I am more than aware of the naysayers that continue to tell me how
unattainable the save the whale and keep the rain forest ideas are.

If you stand up and make a point that the production of meat is far more “expensive ” than sourcing plant based nutritional needs, the slaughter or manufacturing of the animal is only one aspect of the story.

If I am on the side of Plant based nutrition.

I can justify my stance against the degrees of suffering experienced by
animals at the slaughter house or at commercial farming practices.

In the same instance the protagonist across the table  seeking to
justify the point of view for animal consumption, can do so based on
criteria that is validated in their opinion.

So it becomes an argument of opinions, though each party may seem to have great evidence for the affirmation and validation of their idea to be the most truthful.

It is at this juncture that justification may give way to a complacency of acceptance.

When life is said and done, we all want to live on the side of going toward pleasure and away from pain.

So when there is more of the need to enter into an existence or
circumstance that has an aggravation ( pain) attached to it, choices can be quickly made to become complacent about certain attributes; seeking to temper the quality of justification requiring a more rigorous and or more inconvenient solution.

I personaly dont need to be right about something and prove my point. I do not want to enter a contest of who is right and who is wrong.

You can find an opposing position to most points of view or point of
contention.

Getting caught up in the need for justification to be a right or wrong
issue is fraught with many biased thinkings that complacency can creep into.

Complacency could be seen as the surrendering of an ideal through lack of resistance for the sake of convenience at the same time as justifying your actions to alleviate any conscience qualms.

The need to be mindful about what is the

thought process you are making decisions based on, is more of the element I would encourage to be the justification/ complacency base of your actions, not if it is right or wrong issue.

 

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Raw Marketing Your Passion

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Raw Marketing your passion

 

When you look at your passion and play with the idea “is there a business opportunity in it”,

The evil specter of commercialization raises it’s head from what could be fundamentally, an idle moments fascination for either yourself or others mildly interested in whatever your passion takes the form of.

 

Race reports and training
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Run up to the heads at manly, swim,

ferry Ride manley

5k, easy runs for me, hills, distance and speed for sonya

 
Listener question  How to stay Barefoot during Winter
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As I have limited experience of cold weather barefoot running

I got a bit of the cold weather running info from a Blogger

Bob Neinast over at http://ahcuah.wordpress.com

CIVD stands for “Cold-Induced Vasodilation”, and it describes what the body does when your extremities get cold.
What happens is that, when exposed to cold, the body restricts blood flow to your extremities.

However, if your body core temperature is maintained (that is, you are otherwise dressed warmly), your body, after a bit of
time, will send extra blood to those extremities to warm them back up.

It takes about 8-10 minutes for this warming to happen. The body then cycles this cooling/warming. After a while in the warm state, it will restrict the vessels again and your extremities will get cold again.

This cycle can happen a few times before a steady-state is arrived at.

This response can be conditioned. some people do respond better to conditioning that others. Practicing in the cold can speed up
the vasodilation response.

It is also the case that the body adapts. If, as winter approaches, you keep going barefoot, your feet will acclimate and will
get better and better at tolerating (and even relishing) colder temperatures.

Even wet conditions alone can be a bit of a challenge, because your feet absorb the water and get soft. When soft, they don’t
protect as well against much of anything.

 

Ingredient of the week
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flaxseed

What’s on and what’s happening.
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Start of the xcountry series,

New venue for next Raw food barefoot adventure event, Laughter Yoga, Australian essential oils demonstrations, Raw chocolate recipes, barefoot running clinics foot care and strength techniques

Sonya’s Quote of week
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The Future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The Paths to it are not found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination,”

 

Topic of the week

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I had been struggling to find a subject as the topic of the week as we have been away with our heads in business mode and out of the head space for content production.

Rawbarefootathlete & QueenofTarts

Maybe note the term content production I have just used

This was a buzzword among the participants of the event we attended, being as it was focused on marketing products using online
direct marketing models.

So what has this got to do with raw food barefoot running or mindfulness.

So many times when we take a look at a business opportunity, or should I just take a step back and say, when you look at a
passion and play with the idea “is there a business opportunity in it”,

The evil specter of commercialization raises it’s head of what could be fundamentally, an idle moments fascination for either
yourself or others mildly interested in whatever your passion takes the form of.

For us, we can wax on lyrical about the benefits of unprocessed food and the energetic intent of your mindfulness of actions
but does it pay the bills.

Marketing Your Passion

Indeed should it pay the bills, is there the need for a proactive stance against the side of our food chain that is depleting the ocean of its fish stocks, turning vast acres of land into arid wasteland through the overuse of chemical farming.

Causing unheard and censured cries from animal farming practices.

DO you honestly believe the mainstream news sources and consumer driven information channels.

Is everything rosy in the world of the western or even larger developing nations.

Is the motivation to put your head above the parapets to start saying “perhaps the emperor has no clothes” only to be based on a
commercial reality.

By doing that are you relegated to the fear monger and consigned to the fringe element and dealt with, like the family relative
that is a bit embarrassing at the party because they don’t talk about the latest soap opera and are known to turn up with no shoes
and just eat from the fruit bowl.( just saying )

Are you willing to put up with the naysayers of conscious living, IE there has never been a society of raw, non animal product
eating peoples. You need to have B12, what about heme and nonheme iron, what about your omega 3 and 6 and so on and on.

Content production is the lifeblood of all advertising and marketing.

Each and every day we are marketed to, every ad that reminds you to get a vitamin pill or laxative, dwarfs the message of prevention before cure.

Every time we allow our minds to be made up by the marketing medium that has the $ return as its absolute for the baseline of
its effectiveness, we allow self justification of the ethics and outcomes that our lifestyles represent.

By marketing Your Passion  of a more conscious message of lifestyle energetics, that calls for a more mindful and deliberate activation of
self, independant of the established way of thinking.

It delivers to you the ability to be more authentic in your decision making and see better outcomes in your life.

Is raw food the panacea to all ills… no of course not…..

Is the ability to run a marathon barefoot the hallmark of youngevity and fitness…..no of course not….

Is it a positive thing to cultivate the ability to take an objective view of the message you are being subjected to by your thoughts and the subconscious patterns that marketing sets up in you …of course it is

Commercial Validation 

By choosing to engage in the commercial validation of an idea and having to risk failing on the harsh cobblestones of the
marketplace, whereby perhaps proving to others an inauthenticity of the message.

Is this better than having the belief in an ultimate truth in the message that you champion, yet standing by whilst entrenched farming, health and consumer practices flourish, making them by default, apparently the correct and authentic methods.

It is at the junction of individual awakening and shifts in human consciousness of the message of planet first, that the consumer
driven needs of convenience and separation then can become one of acceptance that things need to change and the pendulum swings.

REM lifestyle design 

 

By embracing the REM lifestyle design you put yourself into the best position that your given present moment situation can return for you.

Starting with the mindfulness exercises of observation of breath to ground you to a present moment reality, taking stock of your
energetics surrounding your movement and physiology.

By applying a consciousness to the real nutritional value of your diet you can clean,motivate and rejuvenate allowing a positive change in you and those about you.

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Does Selling Need To Be Sexy

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Does Selling Need To Be Sexy

If we ask  do different genders react to sexualized advertising? The question should be why does the need to be sexy have anything to do with worth or value no matter what the age or gender.

Promoting thigh gap as a marker of following a 100% raw food diet…. what a load of……….BS
 Race reports and Training

Run in with dog owners, Easing in to harder stuff.

Head Space commitment for soya and the off road marathon,

Ingredient of the week

Pepita seed

 Whats on and whats happening

Ordered new xero’s,  we hit 10.000 downloads for the podcast

Peter Kuros, Pose method, Spina Bifida

  Topic of the week

                Does selling need to be sexy

 

This question may not seem to have a lot to do with Raw foods, Barefoot running or mindfulness but it does.

When telling some body they need to change their lifestyle, by getting up early for exercise, stop eating comfort food, get more sleep, this discipline is not a sexy sell

In a recent magazine advert I saw a the lingerie model with long, tousled blonde hair and lips painted come-hither red. Her gaze is seductive as she shows off her breasts, saucily shrouded in a see-through bra.

This model is Jacky O’Shaughnessy, she is 62 years old — and the tagline for the underwear advertisement in question is:

                             ‘Sexy has no expiration date.’

For the company that hired her, American Apparel, the casting of Jacky for their Facebook promotion was a good call.

Everywhere you look there are women making the effort to prove ‘sexy has no expiration date’.

The question should be Why does the need to be sexy have anything to do with worth or value no matter what the age or gender

This a disturbing trend I see in certain elements of health especially in the raw food movement
raw food rotten worm
with one particular element  promoting thigh gap as a positive marker of following a 100% raw food diet

                                          …. what a load of….. BS

There is a fine line between appreciating and objectifying men and women, should we use sex to sell  health and awareness.

As with all things, there’s a time and a place for everything and it’s no different for using sex to sell.

Granted that in any environment clamoring for market attention, a product or service could benefit from adding a sexy element to an advertisement,

However, keeping the audience in mind is using sex to sell more about your audience than it is about the product or service.

If we ask , do different genders react to sexualized advertising? then it brings into focus, when speaking about a healthy diet ; what is the dynamic that encourages people to listen to the message of whole foods and a healthy way of life.

Is it the stud muffin shot of opportunists like the rawbrahs … yes that is a true internet name, it is a trio of  boys

selling six pack abs on a pseudo “raw Food ”  slick marketing platform with the tag of “redefining all health systems”

Or is it a scantily clad thigh gap, plastic enhanced girl like Freelee…again ..yes another internet name.. …  being held up

as the positive interpretation of a raw food healthy life style.

I actually have a lot of time for anybody who stands up for their beliefs such as Freelee  and are prepared to walk the walk and change the message when it becomes apparent change is needed to be addressed.

What I don’t agree on is the sexualizing and debasing of a message of health and vitality.

Please get a grip, we have a lizard or reptilian brain that responds to certain primal urges, food is one.

                         Sex and reproduction is definitely another.

This underlying, pre-programmed disposition to respond to sexual imagery is strong,  being  used for over 100 years in advertising.

Sex, no doubt about it, is a strong selling tool but it’s the wrong kind of attention, and won’t lead to long term acceptance or

realistic expectations, so generally truth and a realistic message ultimately lose out.

SO I would be more inclined to say Does selling need to be sexy is not true.

With all the aspects of a healthy life style in place, an increased sense of virility, sexuality and vibrancy can be a positive result at the end of the day.

The non sexy message is that to get to this result and to experience the benefit of your healthy lifestyle it comes at the cost of discipline, sweat, and mindfulness of your actions

not just from if the idea is seen as Sexy

 

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REM lifestyle design

Frugal Raw Mindfulness

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By being frugal and mindful are we contributing to the resistance against living a consumer marketing driven, cash cow life.

I hope that is an obvious resounding yes.

In this weeks podcast

Races and training

Sonya has started her lead in to the Mt Mee Marathon one of the toughest of road marathons in Queensland.

I am still sitting on the sideline with a leg injury from last weeks park run.

Unshoe get another thumbs down for our latest purchase from them.

Ingredient of the week

Chia seed

Whats on and whats happening

Heading down to Sydney.. 19th to 21 st Manley to be precise so if there is any listeners who want to catch up for a run, hit me up on twitter @ watzzupsport  or facebook page

Topic of the week

               5 tips on Frugal Raw Mindfulness

 

Know your budget

 

Being frugal means:

Caring about your money, and trying not to waste it like paying your bills late when you’d get a discount for using direct debit

buying in bulk foods when they’re on sale.

Use your local library instead of buying every single book new.

Cutting out things which are convenient but over priced IE. takeaways .

2. Understand Your Goals

 

It’s about valuing your money by translating it to life expenditure,  spend on the things which you really want.

You wouldn’t say “no” to having more money in the bank, without having to work extra

That’s what understanding frugality can bring you – even if you’re of a low income.

frugal is not desperate or poor

You earn hundreds of thousands, and still end up with financial problems if you’ve got no idea about how to control your
spending and what controls your impulse to spend.

“The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.” (Benjamin Franklin) – 18th century

Being frugal isn’t some 21st century idea. It’s been known in many forms as a way to live a happy, rich life.

The conspiricist in me wants to shout out ” Beware..Beware ” about the consumer driven lifestyle that the modern western world wants you to believe is the accepted and best way to to lead a live full             of ” success and hapiness”

3  Expand your creativity.

 

Frugality Doesn’t Mean Being Cheap, not all of the motives that keep people from overspending are positive

Cheapness is different from frugality, Cheapness is when you have enough money but you still Buy shoddy, low-quality goods – that can cost you more in the long run.

Take time and refuse to spend money on things which you don’t really or think you “need” , take time to examine how else could you get it.

Take time to examine other ways to get what you want without just handing over your cash.

4 Reassess Progress

 

I know people who just can’t bear to spend their money on, anything at all. That’s not what I am talking about.

People who understand the idea of being frugal have a number of motives that help keep their spending under control.

Some people are forced to live pretty spare lives for a number of reasons, let your reason to be mindful of your income in, income out, be based around getting the best purchasing power for things that are important to your health and well being.

Being not tied to a consumer spending dictate, then you are not in any way being cheap, but you are allowing yourself  not  to get caught up in the accepted and consumer driven marketing messages that bombard us all.

Which, is why I find it so baffling that some people take this route of, takeaways, having the latest electronic gadget, buying  glossy magazines, purchasing fashion statements,  yes, how you spend your money is up to you, but when those decisions are governed by marketing dictates I don’t think it’s much of a choice.

After a short time you can quickly replace the sound of money fluttering away with the sound of ka.. ching money/ life energy saved.

5 Celebrate

 

For me the idea of going on ” holiday” does not have a great deal of appeal as a celebration, same as having an extravagant meal out once a month is not how I would celebrate.

I would more, buy one great quality item instead of three cheap versions, preferring to relish in the idea that I do not have to “work” just to feel as if I am swimming against the tide.

What ever it means to you to celebrate,  frugal living is about examining what you want out of your life, being mindful and resourceful enough to make it happen.

A couple dollars saved here, and a few dollars invested there will not lead to a life of deprivation; it can be a start for a platform that you can view greater possibilities from.

Tying the frugality message back in to the Raw food Barefoot podcast is the ethos of the REM life style design that encourages an uncomplicated simple raw food nutrition, understanding the energetics behind your actions and being mindful of the actions you take.

We take our message every where we go because it is what we live, are we rich “no”…….. do we have unlimited resources “no”…… by  being aware of what we have do we live a happy life ” yes “.

By being frugal and mindful are we contributing to the resistance against living a consumer marketing driven cash cow life I hope that is an obvious resounding ” YES “.

Sonya’s Quote of the week

“You may not see the fruit of today’s work

but you have seeded a lifetime of knowledge”

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Social Implications Of A Raw Food Lifestyle

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Social Implications Of A Raw Food Lifestyle

Generally it is not you that is the one feeling awkward.

It is most likely the host, and other guests as there are very emotional-ties to how we see the partaking of food.

We continue to be swayed by the calls of multi national corporations to bundle every aspect of our lives into labels of convenience.

Less hassle, save time, instant, and all the other advertising material that beckons us to partake in the unsustainable level of oil based farming that is offered.

Training and Races,

Injury woes, Mt mee,Racing flat blowout, bunyaville forest run,

Bike ride on the river,

Ingredient of the week

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds drawing

What’s on and What’s happening

June 7th 8th next raw food barefoot adventure

frugality in motion, sold car, spending at $190 per week,

weekly ks to be under 200k, created podcast pop filter,

casting out more clothes and things that are superfluous

Topic of the week

Social Implications Of A Raw Food Lifestyle

You may be thinking that it seems awkward to be only eating a raw food at family functions and the like, and yes it can be, but generally it is not you that is the one feeling awkward.

It is most likely the host as there are very emotional-ties to how we see the partaking of food.

This is an area I wish I could spend more time on and that is the emotionality to what we perceive as foods we need to feel satisfied with.

For most people the smell of a certain food is most likely to invoke a memory of some event that is either pleasant or unpleasant, to most, it is of a pleasant time.

The smell of a cooking B-B-Q brings back good times with family and friends perhaps, the taste of a chocolate ice cream when you and the love of your life strolled along the beach.

When in social gatherings I often get called on to defend the question of where do you get your calcium, with the assertion that to get the amount of iron you need I would have to consume kilos of Spinach and so on.

This comes up quite regularly when you are in a social circumstance,

Where as I can speak to the issues with authority and science. by far and away I will realize the question is not about a fear of not getting the correct dietary balance.

It is more so how people feel about being restricted to what at first would seem to be, a diet no longer full of the taste sensation they grew up with and the memories imprinted on the journey that is with them.

I am not one of the opinion that “cooked” food will kill you, there is enough debate and science to realize the 100% raw is not the benchmark of a healthy lifestyle.

If you feel you would benefit from reintroducing cooked items perhaps for social reasons or to stave off constant hunger, ( which can be more based on thoughts than actual nutrition needs) experiment with adding one food at a time.

The hidden cost of a desire to be social

The hidden cost of a desire to be social and to to not make people around you feel uncomfortable, has to be dealt with on your own personal level

Unfortunately  as a culture, we  are straying away from the basic understanding that fresh fruit and vegetables in our lifestyle are one of the most important element in a bodies ability to thrive.

The component of “convenience”  foods is steering us away from being cognizant of farming and consumer practices that are environmentally unsound and ethically questionable.

We continue to be swayed by the calls of multi national corporations to bundle every aspect of our lives into labels of convenience.

Less hassle, save time, instant, and all the other advertising material that beckons us to partake
in the unsustainable level of oil based farming that is offered.

Oil based farming inefficiencies, especially for grain, and cattle ,should be addressed as long term problems rather than short term gains for cheap and overused foods.

Possible results involved in staying with a thought process of dietary and energetic actions that have seen health and environmental decline all in the name of convenience, will continue to see the balance that needs to be reached for sustainable and healthy lifestyles erode even more.

It is all part of a system that you can choose not to encourage and bring to the attention of your social connections, by way of your mindfulness of the ramifications on our health and your deliberation to look at other choices.

 

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