Paul has been traveling and promoting the raw food lifestyle for over 15 years. New York native, he now resides in Florida with his family.
What follows is my cliff notes from his lecture. The topic was the Daylight Diet, a new insight on how to be healthy, to stay fit and energized. Paul’s book with the same title is due this July.
- The biggest contributors to obesity and poor health are overeating and eating last at night (9 pm through 5 am are the best hours for good quality sleep).
- No daylight animal in nature eats after dark.
- Get up with the sun. This is important because you are in better position to go to bed early and not stay up late overeating.
- Eat your first meal during the 3rd hour of daylight.
- Stop watching TV late at night, especially stimulating shows. TV is loaded with commercials of food and they motivate you to overeat. What is more important – your health or a TV program? Pay attention to the word “program”.
- Do your best not to eat after the sunset. However, it gets dark late during summer months, so it would benefit you the most not to eat after 6 – 7 pm.
- Two meals per day are ideal, but you can eat three if you have a demanding schedule. Eating more than that is unnecessary. Snaking is considered a meal.
- Drink plenty of filtered, ionized water for optimal hydration.
- The three things Paul recommends to everyone: probiotics, digestive enzymes, and B12/Vitamin D supplementation (both are abundant in blue green algae).
- Don’t take supplements just because you think something is missing – do a blood test and then see what needs to be added.
- Eat lots of salads – find dressing recipes that appeal to you and use them to avoid boredom.
- Take time to relax in the evening – listen to classical music, go for a walk, drink herbal tea.
- If you are really hungry in the evening, have a glass of green juice.
- Sleep with windows open.
- To make sure you are having a well balanced diet, 75% of what you eat should be greens.
- The worst thing to put into your body? Raw Chocolate! Yes, you heard right – raw or not, chocolate is still a stimulant that overburdens the adrenal glands.
Paul will be back in New York at the Raw Food & Yoga Expo on May 29th through May 31st and then in August promoting his new book.