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What is Mono Eating?

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Is it practical to enjoy a meal based on one particular food for an entire meal? Yes, it is practical. According to "The 80/10/10 Diet", written by Dr. Douglas N. Graham, he recommends eating monomeals for optimal digestion, absorption, and assimilation.

A typical monomeal might consist of four or five bananas for a sedentary beginner or twelve to eighteen bananas for a seasonal raw athlete. Bananas are not the only choice for a monomeal. This might consist of two or three mangos, for the beginner, and four or more for the athlete. Mono eating is a selection of one kind of food, such as a fruit.

Eating one food at a time until full is the main objective. Don't be discouraged by food volumes, it is the calories that count and nutrients available in Mono eating.

The main focus of eating monomeals, is selecting seasonal fruit, and identifying sufficient food supply. For example, Bananas are grown year round, and therefore it is available throughout the season. Many people are not aware of the fact that some fruits are grown in seasons. Fortunately we are able to purchase our fruit when not in season, and it is not fresh but frozen. Fruit found in the frozen section at our local super market are mostly peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. It is popular to grab a nice bag of blueberries to to take home and add to a recipe for a delicious smoothie. Use natural organic and fresh fruit if possible.

The best way to satisfy a Mono eating appetite or craving in a season of change is by checking with your local Farmers Market to get the 411 on how to select your favorite fruit in season. This will encourage you to have a mindset of eating a variety of fruits to help with introducing Mono eating. If you are not getting sufficient nutrients eating just fruit, then you did not eat a sufficient quantity of food. To feel full eat between meals, and monitor your intake of natural sugar, because this could increase blood sugar levels. Keep your health in check, and practice one meal at a time. Health and well-being is the number one focus of Natural Holistic Health and Nutrition.

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