overkees wrote:the wai diet only looks at fruits and sometimes people don't find that satisfactory enough and too restrictive. There are also very very little recepies when it comes to the wai diet. And you can't have any social dinners anymore. Allowing some vegetables (and we could provide good suited veggies) adds a whole lot more options and fun to the diet.
Everybody is free to eat what (s)he wants.
If you want to eat veggies, go ahead.
The Wai diet is about the optimal diet. If you find it too strict, then change it to your likings.
But, we will not change the Wai diet principles, unless the change makes the diet more optimal, regarding health.
So, we dont change it to make it easier.
The basic concept of the Wai diet is the optimum diet, regarding health only.
And if you are strong enough to practise this diet, you can always find a way to still be social and have fun.
The longer one is on the strict Wai diet, the less recipes you need.
The food itself is your reward.
Every time im looking forward to drinking the next sip of OJ.
Every night im indulging on my raw fish and yolks, or beef.
Each time i taste banana and mango juice from the Versapers, its like im in heaven.
Screw variation. I want the real deal!
overkees wrote:The other thing this is about is that I think that given that the diet doesn't contain addictive substances. You should go by taste to know what is best for your body.
Addiction is a bitch.
Aside from the fact that you have not been on 100% Wai for a substantial period,
scents and memories alone may already suffice to trigger you in believing your body actually prefers some food.
The actual proof is in the pudding.
Please try a veggies-based diet for a month or two, and you will be able to distinguish its effects.
Then you begin rationalizing and isolating all compounds and tell us it is not healthy while in fact your body might do better with this medicinal property that it chose itself.
At least there is a rationale behind this diet; there is already enough religion in this world.
If you really want to find out whether its optimal for you, please try the strict Wai diet for a prolonged period of time without any cheating.
You are way to rationalizing everything always. I think your body is too complex and knows what's best if you really listen to what results in the best feelings overall in the body.
If we are not rational, we have to fall back on believes, traditions and hearsay etc,
and i dont think thats an option.
There are too many confusing elements for your body, regarding taste and appetite.
The only way to be actually able to tell the difference, is by trying the radical variations.
People sometimes need many years on a vegan diet to be able to conclude that its not optimal,
and people may feel perfectly healthy and fit on any diet. It takes a while.
In the beginning (the first 10 years) i too liked some grated carrots with my tomato-cucumber-avocado salad, but not anymore (since about 6 years or so).
In the beginning i liked ginger with my raw fish, but now it just hides the real taste for me.
It takes time.
The only way to make fair comparisons, is by comparing radical versions, for prolonged periods of time.
However, if you try raw veggies and animal food only for two months, very strictly,
im pretty sure you will feel the difference with the Wai diet already.