Dr Oz and Deepak Chopra say I Flunked the F.L.U.N.C. Diet
I only caught a small bit of Deepak Chopra on Dr Oz the other day. They were enlightening us and the world on the 21 Day Meditation Cleanse. I love these guys. I truly trust Deepak Chopra. He is able to bring the wisdom and lore from the east and blend it into our tawdry western existence.
“…the most important factor in reducing stress and preparing for meditation is to keep the body nourished. ” Deepak Chopra
I tuned in right when they were talking about making sure you (meaning me specifically) eliminated F.L.U.N.C. foods from our diets. What the hell are F.L.U.N.C. foods?
F – frozen
L – leftovers
U – unnatural
N – nuked
C – canned
He explained “…these are all dead foods and our body needs live foods. After one week of removing FLUNC foods from your diet, you will see a difference in how you feel.”
Well if I eliminated these foods I would only have organic meat (But maybe not meat, because is it natural to kill and butcher things to eat?), unprocessed grains, fresh fruit and vegetables. No genetically modified crap for sure. Is cheese “unnatural?” How about home canned fruit and veggies. And leftovers – what about left over salad. Would we have to shop, prepare and eat all our daily foods each day?
Obviously, I flunked. I could not, would not cut out all these types of foods for 21 days. I did not continue to listen when they were extolling the virtues of including foods with the “Six Tastes” in each meal. Wha??????
These are :
Astringent Foods – These are foods that have a puckering effect on the body like green apples, edamame, red peppers, yellow peppers and beans.
Bitter Foods – These are foods like broccoli, green peppers, red cabbage, asparagus and cauliflower.
Pungent Foods – These are spicy foods that stimulate your metabolism, such as onions, leeks, ginger and garlic.
Salty Foods –You want to include foods with natural salt in them like fish, but make sure to consume salt in moderation.
Sour Foods – These include grapefruit, tomatoes and berries.
Sweet Foods – These do not include food that contain processed sugar but rather foods like whole grain bread and nuts. He said these foods have a sweet aftertaste.
“Deepak Chopra cautioned everyone who did not want to include all six tastes into every meal they eat because he said they can lead to cravings, which in turn leads to eating unhealthy junk foods.”
He also said I should only be eating the amount I can hold in my hands. HE SHOULD ON ME!!!! But I understand why. he wants me to be healthy…I do, too.
What about popsicles made of fruit? Wouldn’t they be classified as the F in FLUNC?
Thanks for listening. ;D Diane