Apple Cider Vinegar
Question: I am having problems with the vinegar part. Does anyone have any extra hints?
Answer: Have you tried mixing in a little honey? Also, be sure to dilute it, at least 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar. Steve, my husband takes his with orange or peach Crystal Light, and it tastes kind of like bread & butter pickle juice. Also, my sister in law said that she prefers it mixed with iced water. So, some of those thing may help…
Question: Can I pre-measure the amount of ACV I need for both of my meals that I have at work, in a glass bottle that is capped so that I do not continue to offend anyone?
Answer: Yes it is fine to mix the Apple Cider Vinegar ahead of time and carry it in a glass container to work. My husband used to feel the same way as your co-workers… that is until he started learning about all the health benefits of ACV. He now drinks his down, twice a day!
Question: Are you guys talking about apple cider vinegar for weight loss? Or for salads?
Answer: Yes… apple cider vinegar for weight loss. Taken with meals, it helps keep your insulin levels in check, and helps you digest the food properly, preventing acid reflux. Plus, studies have shown an average stomach fat loss of 2-4 lbs.
Question: The ACV bottle label (Braggs) does not indicate it has to be refrigerated but since it’s organic, I felt like it needed to be. Does it need to be refrigerated or is it ok to keep it at room temp?
Answer: Good question! According to Braggs, their ACV has an FDA required “official” shelf life of three to five years after the bottling date (found on the bottle), however, experience has shown that the product is safe, usable and effective for an indefinite period if kept out of direct sunlight. Also, being an organic product, you may be concerned about E.Coli (what we often head associated with organic vegetables that are not washed properly). Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar does not carry the E.Coli bacteria as the acidity in the vinegar is effective in killing the 0-157 strain of E.Coli bacteria.
Question: Do you know if taking apple cider vinegar will interfere with the medication I take for my stomach – Protonix or if I should be taking apple cider vinegar with a stomach condition that puts me at risk for bleeding? What do you mean on your food chart by “free” foods? We still have serving sizes. Does it mean we can have as frequently as desired?
Answer: About the apple cider vinegar…. I am not a MD, so I can only give you info on my own personal experience. I used to have GERD and was prescribed Nexxium. My husband also had very bad problems with indigestion and belching and he was constantly taking alka-seltzer. Now that we take ACV, we do not have those problems, and do not need any drugs. ACV should be taken WITH FOOD. It aids your stomach in the proper digestion of food. When your stomach properly digests the food you eat, sending it on to the intestines, it does not just “sit” around in the stomach causing problems.
Here is what I found about Protonix:
About the “free” foods – yes, this means you can have as many serving as you want throughout the day. Just don’t eat more than one serving at a time. If you’re still hungry after a meal, wait at least 20 minutes before eating anything else. You’ll often find that after the 20 minutes, you decide you don’t really need anything else to eat. Also, be aware that some of these are rather high in sugar (like tomatoes and red bell peppers). However, they contain SO many beneficial nutrients that they should still be a mainstay in your daily diet.
Question: The ACV bottle label (Braggs) does not indicate it has to be refrigerated but since it’s organic, I felt like it needed to be. Does it need to be refrigerated or is it ok to keep it at room temp? -
Answer: According to Braggs, their ACV has an FDA required “official” shelf life of three to five years after the bottling date (found on the bottle), however, experience has shown that the product is safe, usable and effective for an indefinite period if kept out of direct sunlight. Also, being an organic product, you may be concerned about E.Coli (what we often head associated with organic vegetables that are not washed properly). Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar does not carry the E.Coli bacteria as the acidity in the vinegar is effective in killing the 0-157 strain of E.Coli bacteria.
Mari Method Related Questions
Question: Really trying to get started on your program. Feeling overwhelmed just reading it but I see the testimonies and know it works! Appreciate your support!
Answer: Take it slow!
First week, set a goal to do this:
1. watch a brain train everyday
2. complete “your life, your choice” worksheet
3. eliminate anything white (white bread, rice, white potatoes)
4. do YoMetrics and/or Fat Blasters at least 2-3 times
Meanwhile, continue to study the Eat Smart sections, and start in earnest when you feel ready. Jodie did nothing but watch the brain trains and become familiar w/ the program her whole first month! Remember, this is not a diet – it is a new lifestyle of eating and exercise that will give you a healthy, strong body… for the rest of your life!
Question: Are the two brain training videos that I’m supposed to watch everyday the same ones everyday for the first week?
Answer: There are 2 week 1 videos with various songs, various pics. You can choose from among the 2 – you don’t have to watch the exact same video each day.
Question: I’ve heard that it’s better to eat fruits during the first half of the day due to the natural sugar they contain. Do you agree?
Answer: You are correct that fruits contain natural sugar, and that is why they are limited. Even though the sugar in fruits is “natural”, it can still cause a rapid rise in your blood sugar levels. However, I do not agree that you need to eat your fruits only during the first half of the day. What is more important is that you eat your fruits with the skin on. The fiber in the skin helps slow the glycemic response. Also, it’s best to combine your fruit with a protein like a slice of cheese or some nut butter. The addition of protein will work to slow the glucose response of the fruit even more.
Question: I’m surprised I have as much of this in my cabinet as I did. Laughs. Whey protein? I thought Soy was better for women. I’ve also been eating probiotic yogurt like crazy. Flunked that one. I’m glad you figured this stuff out Mari because apparently about 1/2 of my own supplements are either sugar filled or not the right type. Thanks.
Answer: I don’t recommend soy. Soy contains “phyto-estrogens” that are converted into estrogen in your body. An over abundance of estrogen has been linked to health issues (like breast cancer). A good quality whey protein is the better choice. It should say “rBGH free”. About the ‘probiotic yogurts”… the marketing companies are doing a great job making you think you’re doing the right thing when you eat this junk. A quick read of the ingredients list should be enough to keep any informed eaters away!
Question: Mari I love beans. Unfortunately, I have the Gout. Matter of fact the doctor tell me its suto gout. I don’t know exactly what that means but I’m told I should avoid Legumes. What are your thoughts?
Answer: I think once you get your gut in good working order, you ‘ll be able to eat legumes. Continue with the probiotics, and avoid all gluten containing items like the plague. Personally, I take digestive enzymes when I eat beans. Like Beano, they contain Alpha-galactosidase. And, they have additional digestive enzymes in them. As we grow older, our bodies produce less of the enzymes needed for proper digestion.
Question: Are there types of beans that are better for you than others? I actually heard black beans were… but not sure why, or if it is true. Also, during one of my required trainings from the school district they were discussing food allergies and children. They said that peanuts are actually in the legumes family… (don’t know)… just thought it was interesting.
Answer: Black beans and kidney beans are both very high in fiber. That’s one reason they are the best choice of bean. And, yes, you are absolutely right. Peanuts are not “nuts”! (nuts, huh!) They are members are the legume family. But, since peanuts are often processed in the same plants as regular nuts, and since peanuts are so allergenic to many people, regular nuts are often contaminated with “peanut” allergens.
Question: Also, when I come up from a down dog, I cant’ get my foot all the way in between my hands. will that come with time?
Answer: It’s very common for that to happen. At times, I still struggle with my left leg on that move. Continue at your own pace, and don’t force it. It will get better.
Question: I haven’t done any Fat Blaster’s yet. Gonna do a sprint with my bike in the morning. To make sure I understand: Routine 1 will be 2 min. warmup, then recovery, 45 seconds of burst, then recovery, 90 sec. of burst, then recovery, etc… Also I’m due for my yearly physical… you think I should have that done first? I do bike about 2mi on a fairly regular basis.
Answer: About Fat Blasters… the preferred method is sprint as hard and fast as you can for 30 sec or less (shouldn’t be able to go further). Then, rest till you recover (90 seconds), then repeat 3 to 9 times.. Also, I can’t give medical advice, but, if you have any question, its always good to talk w/ your health care provider before starting a new exercise program.
Question: What is EVOO?
Answer: Not a Martha Stewart fan, eh? EVOO is Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Question: for the biscuits, it is really 1/3 cup of flour with 4 eggs for 12 biscuits?
Answer: Yes. But that is COCONUT flour, not wheat flour. Coconut flour doesn’t rise like regular wheat flour. The eggs provide leavening (along with extra protein)
Question: Okay, so I have to confess…….I am having a REALLY hard time with the menu planning! My husband DRIVES all day, and he wants to do this with me, so I really need to plan good lunches and snacks so he doesn’t stop at whim to grab something to eat! My problem has always been menu planning….I HATE IT!!!! I have NO IDEA when it comes to “balancing” the foods. I have no problem with picking a dinner menu, but not being a big breakfast person myself (and sometimes forgetting to eat until late afternoon) I have a hard time putting together breakfast and lunch! Anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to make this process easier?! Is anyone else having this problem?! Thanks in advance!
Answer: my husband also drives during the day. Here are some ideas for things he takes.
Ideas for snacks… raw almonds, walnuts, pecans (you can get these at Sam’s or Costo if necessary)
boiled eggs (he peels them ahead of time, then sprinkles them with Tony Chachere seasoning, and puts in little plastic containers. He also adds yellow mustard.
Nolan Ryan sliders
meats wrapped in low carb tortillas
peanut butter and no sugar jam on Ezekiel bread
tuna salad on Ezekiel bread
He doesn’t like cheese, but if yours does, that opens a whole other avenue…
cream cheese + almond butter (or peanut butter)
mixed veggies (peppers, celery, cucumbers)
1/2 an apple with some kind of nut butter or cheese
For breakfast, we tend to stick with some kind of eggs. I vary it up – sometimes scrambled with peppers, onions, sometimes over-easy on an ezekiel bread muffin, sometimes with bacon, sausage, wrapped in low carb tortillas. Also, I’m not a big breakfast eater myself, so I normally just have a protein shake. Always make sure your protein powder is FREE from rBGH (recumbent bovine growth hormone). I’ll often add additional psylium or coconut flour for extra fiber. The protein powder I use is Whey Protein
Question: I am not sure where to find some of the things you are suggesting in your menu’s. I don’t know where to find the following and could really use some help:
Steel Cut Oats
And how low should the carbs be on tortillas to make them low carb?
Quinoa (what is this?)
Also where you are cooking a recipe with coconut oil, is it okay to substitute Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead? In some of the recipes you call for xylitol, would it be alright to substitute the powdered stevia instead? What about apples?
Answer: Check out this page for Where to Shop About substituting powdered stevia for xylitol, yes, you can do that. I’ve never tried baking with powdered stevia, though, so I’d be interested to hear about your results. About the apple… yes, it is a yellow fruit, so that means that would be your only fruit for the day if you eat the whole apple. You could eat 1/2 and apple and add a serving of berries though at another time of the day, though.
Question: So I loved eating Morning Star sausage patties and prime grillers, but recently heard that soy is bad for you, unless it’s organic and I forgot the other word. Like tofu is not good for you either.
Answer: The other word you’re looking for is “fermented”. So, the only ones I’d recommend are;
traditional Soy sauce (read label on this).
And, instead of soy sauce, I recommend Bragg’s Amino. Great taste, less sodium and contains beneficial amino acids.
Question: I have a problem drinking that much water at work. I barely have anytime to go to the ladies room.Any suggestions?
Answer: You need to drink adequate amounts of water every day. You should be drinking enough water so that your urine is light yellow (almost clear), and does not have a strong smell. If you’re not doing this, your body will store toxins that it should be flushing out. In other words… your health suffers if you don’t drink enough water. Try drinking about 4 ounces at a time (1/2 a cup) instead of downing a whole bottle of water at a time. This may help slow down the frequent trips to the bathroom.
Question: Is there any way to get the white mashed potato taste without using white potatoes? What kind of oil can I use if I can’t stand coconut?
Answer: I have a recipe where you mix white potatoes with cannellini beans – these are awesome, and you’ll never guess it’s not all potatoes. Also, you can try mashed cauliflower, or cauliflower mixed with potatoes (like I did with the beans). Since the cauliflower will have a distinct flavor, not sure if this will be as good as the beans/potatoes mix. About oil, you can substitute Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) for coconut oil. Or, buy “refined” coconut oil – it does not have any taste to it. In baking recipes, you can substitute melted butter for the coconut oil since EVOO has a strong taste you may not like in baked goods.
Question: How many times a week should I do Yometrics?
Answer: Through the MARI Method, you will be presented with two different ways to work-out: YoMetrics and Fat Blasters. Both of these methods focus on developing strong muscles in work-out’s that are 30 minutes OR LESS! When you develop muscle, you speed up your metabolism. This results in burning more fat, even when you are resting. Today you will Discover YoMetrics! Do your 1st YoMetrics work-out. Your body was created to be limber and flexible . Get started with YoMetrics TODAY, working at your own pace. As part of your “New Member Assessment”, you committed to work out AT LEAST 3 times per week. If you’d like to see even faster results, do YoMetrics and/or Fat Blasters five or six times per week. You can even do them BOTH on the same day if you’d like. (Do what works best for your goals and your schedule.) Stay faithful with this. At the end of 12 weeks, you’ll love how your body feels… and looks!
Question: Okay…so how do I know if what I am eating at these restaurants is within my range? Panera Bread for example……I put in what I order (because I always get the same thing)….what should I be looking for my sugar, carbs, etc. to be before it is too much! THIS is why I always have a hard time…..I don’t know how to figure this type stuff out! This is GREAT! Now if I can just figure out what I can and can’t have at these restaurants I will be off to a FLYING start on this program!
Answer: There are two ways to follow the MARI Method — one is eating from the color charts (which is what I do) , and the other is by actually counting your sugars/carbs. If eating from the color charts, just make sure your food selection at Panera Bread (or whatever restaurant) is in line with items on the charts… choose mostly from the green charts, and limit items on the yellow charts. BUT, be sure that the dressing you choose is either blue cheese, caesar, or oil & vinegar (not a vinegrette that is LOADED with sugar) If counting sugars/carbs… your daily SUGAR count should be under 15 and your daily CARB count should be under 130. So how many of these you eat at lunch will depend on what you’re eating for breakfast & supper. If you like Panera Bread, you can look at their menus ONLINE before going to the restaurant, and choosing ahead of time.
Question: I had meant to ask you if you recommended a calcium supplement. So do you think we should take this Citrucal Plus if we’re not taking a multi vitamin and do you get this at the health food store? I just got some calcium at the Vitamin World store. I still haven’t made it to the health food store. Good to know about the Vit. D for bones rather than calcium – I am taking Vit D. I forgot, where is it that you get the Swerve?
Answer: I get a lot of calcium in my food, so I don’t take a calcium supplement. My husband does take Citrucal Plus, though. I take a magnesium supplement (Natural Calm) since magnesium helps with calcium absorption AND helps your body deal with stress. For the Swerve, I order it from http://www.swervesweetener.com/
Question: Do you have specific suggestions for Mediterranean restaurants? I have been ordering a veggie plate (veg stuffed grape leaves, eggplant musaka, spinach in a phyllo wrap, green salad and hummus/pita) –
Answer: The thing you have to watch out for in Mediterranean restaurants is eating WAY too much bread since you basically use the bread to dip so many of the items. Also, phyllo wrap and pita would be considered a bread, too. The veggies wrapped in gape leaves would be good since the leaves are a veggie of sorts, and are high fiber. And, the musaka probably has bread crumbs in it. Most Mediterranean restaurants have great grilled meats. Just skip the sauces. Also, you would want to ask if they add sugar to the musaka.
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Question: Is Any vitamins recommended with the program?
Answer: Supplements that I use, and recommend are located on the supplements page.
Question: Do I need to be concerned about Calorie when eating?
Answer: No, you do not. What you do need to be concerned with is that your body is losing weight, if you keep on eating 15 grams of sugar a week you should be losing weight. If you are a Balanced Type or a Veggie type, it could be as high as 25 grams a week. But as long as you are keeping that 15 grams you should be losing weight. The reason I have you journal and do your weekly measurements is because you gonna be able to track your progress and if you’re not seeing progress that’s where you need to go back and make a little adjustments and start counting carbohydrates but you don’t need to count calories because all calories are not metabolized the same inside your body. Calories are really not a good measure of food. Another thing is you’re going to this food chart, you gonna see that I don’t have any fake foods on there. You gonna eat real butter, real cheese & you eat dairy products. You’re going to, as much as your budget will allow, eat organic foods. You’re going to learn some things that are best if you’re eating any kind of a green leafy vegetable and you can afford the organic then yes by all means get it, if not make sure you wash the thing thoroughly before you eat it. Even if it’s organic – always watch thoroughly before eating.
Question: Should Yometrics be done each week?
Answer: You’re only required do it 3 times a week. I actually feel better when I do it everyday. I encourage you to do Yometrics or something for at least 30 minutues everyday and you can take a break on a week, Sunday if you like.
Question: Anyone successful stop eating ice cream daily. How would you do it?
Answer: Well actually I have a recipe section that you can make home made ice cream, if you have an ice cream maker you can use that if not you can actually just put them all, place on each other, freeze and put them on a blender. But it’s a very very good recipe for ice cream that is made with all of ice cream you can ingredients.
Question: Can I eat pop corn on a MARI Plan?
Answer: No, I’m sorry. No pop corn. Well pop corn is a pretty high glycemic things so you would not really eat it except on free days.
Question: I have a lot of weight to lose, Should I also do Cardio each day in addition to Yometrics?
Answer: I do not recommend traditional cardio where you try to reach the “fat burning zone” and stay there for extended period of time. I recommend you do extremely short, 30 second blasts of cardio, with a 90 second recovery time between each blast.
Question: Strawberry is low glycemic index, Why do I need to limit the portion?
Answer: The reason it should be to limit that portion is if you’re trying to lose weight you would want to limit a portion to keep your sugar grams under 15 grams per day. If you’re not trying to lose weight, you can easily let your sugar grams go up to 25grams a day.
Question: Can you eat too many vegetables?
Answer: It depends upon the vegetables, if you’re eating the green leafy vegetables, it’s hard to eat many green leafy vegetables. But some of them, especially tomatoes and red bell peppers… these do have a lot of natural sugar.
Question: Eating in every 2-3 hours, Is there cut off time each day?
Answer: No. There is no cut off time each day. Personally I don’t like to eat right before bedtine. If you find you sleep better if you don’t eat close to the time you’re going to sleep. Listen to what your body is telling you!
Question: What is a Free Day?
Answer: Free Day is a day that you can actually eat anything you want, so that means if you just have to have an ice cream, eat it on you Free Day. One thing that is interesting is the longer people on a plan the least the use of Free Day because you start feelings so good and you start associating the junk food with help it makes you feel which is bad that you will start just choosing not to eat that stuff.
Question: Any hints to guarantee Success?
Answer: The biggest hint I can give you is actually write down what you’re eating and you’re gonna be surprised. Write it down and compare it to the food charts and make sure you really eating things that are listed on the charts and make sure that you’re not eating more than allowed from they yellow charts. It’s really easy to overdo it, especially on a Fruits and it’s easy to overdo it on Complex Carbohydrates.
Question: Any limits on Caffeine?
Answer: I don’t officially say any limits on caffeine, you probably shouldn’t drink more than 2 cups of coffee a day. Drink water.
Question: Should you wait at least a month until you have dessert before you use your Free Days?
Answer: It depends because it’s the mind set. The biggest part of MARI Method is you wanna get out of that mind set that you’re depriving yourself. So allowing yourself a freedom to have a Free Day helps keep you from feeling deprive and so if that’s something that you need right now, go ahead and take it right now, don’t wait. Because you wanna get out of that mind set, you’re not depriving yourself of anything any longer except for being fat & having bad health.
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Question: Is it better to take vitamins at certain time a day and minerals at another time a day?
Answer: It’s best to take vitamins and minerals when they agree with you the most. In other words, if you have trouble with them in the morning don’t take them in the morning; If they upset your stomach, or cause gas or bloating don’t take them in. One thing, some vitamins definitely do need or better absorb with fat, so that is the one thing it’s best to eat them with food and specifically food that contains fat that can help with the absorption.
Question: How many eggs can we eat in one day?
Answer: There is no limit. That is a complete free protein. So you can eat as many as you want or as many as you like.
Question: What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?
Answer: As far as the glycemic index, there is no difference. I do know that sweet potatoes tend to be darker red and are a little bit different vegetable but as far as nutritional value, they have the same nutritional value. You can have either one of them as long as you’re having the fresh food and not having canned yam, because canned yams have tons of sugar added to them.
Question: Why do we have to drink so much water?
Answer: You have to drink water because it helps flush the toxins out of your body. It also helps keep you feeling full. You shouldn’t drink too much water one time tough, your body can only absorb certain amount of water; a couple of ounces/hour. So you really need to intake your water throughout the day. Don’t just sit down and drink 4 bottles of water before breakfast because that is doing yourself harm, not good.
Question: Is free day actually free?
Answer: Yes. Free day is actually really free. And you know, in a weird kind of way, free day can sometimes shock your metabolism into not going into plateau mode. But I do find myself and a lot people I know, on their free day they don’t normally just totally binge because you know when that happens you’ll gonna feel the affects the next day. But if that what you wanna do on your free day, you have the freedom to do it. This program is all empowering you, it’s empowering you to make smart choices.
Question: How do protein shakes work into meal or shake plans?
Answer: You’re welcome to use protein shakes, I actually use protein shake in the morning quite often because I’m not a big breakfast eater and I know the importance of eating protein in the morning. However you need to make sure whatever protein shake you’re using doesn’t have any sugar in it, some of them do. Also you want to find cold-processed whey protein, because whey is very good and helps your body produce a substance called glutathione which is used throughout all the membranes of your body. And whey is instrumental in the production of glutathione. If you can find a whey protein that comes from grass fed cows that have not been heat or pasteurize that is your best alternative because heat or pasteurization can kill some of the enzymes that are beneficial. The protein drink that I used is Whey Protein. I
Question: Should we be drinking apple cider vinegar with our meals?
Answer: Yes, absolutely. That is the time you should be drinking apple cider vinegar. In fact, the purpose of apple cider vinegar is to help your body metabolize the food better; It helps flow the insulin production. So you must definitely want to take apple cider vinegar with food. It also helps reduce the effect of gastro reflux.
Question: What should I do if I forgot to take apple cider vinegar with my meal?
Answer: Nothing, just take it the next time. Sometimes, if it’s like a relatively short period of time, I’ll take it when I get home. But you don’t really need to prat over that. Take it as much as you can. Try to take it at least twice a day, if you can fit in 3 times a day that’s great too.
Question: What do you classify as low sugar in a protein shake?
Answer: I’m saying no added sugar. So you need to look at the lists of ingredients and make sure they’re not adding sugars. And on our food chart, if you’ll to look at the red food chart, we have the listings of all the different names for sugars. So you need to become familiar with those and if you see any of those listed on the lists of ingredients, shy away from it. Personally, since I keep my sugars to under 15 a day and which is what you should be doing too if you’re trying to lose weight, I would not want any kind of a shake that have more than 4 or 5 at the most.
Question: Is there a different brand of apple cider vinegar?
Answer: Yes, there are. You want organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. You don’t want Heinz, heat processed apple cider vinegar. The apple cider vinegar that you buy should look cloudy and when you shake you should see little things floating around in it and it is called the mother. I normally buy brags because it says 0 sugar. I have noticed that spectrum has a brand out too that they also says it’s raw and unfiltered. They listed as having 1 gram of sugar, I don’t know why or where that comes from but I don’t use that because of that.
Question: Can I have no sugar added apple sauce for by one fruit a day instead of an apple?
Answer: Yes, you can although it’s not the best choice. If you want apple sauce it’s better to make home-made apple sauce with the peels on it and do it that way because the peel of the apple is where the fiber is, and the fiber helps you to absorb the fruit better. As one doctor said God made the poison being the sugar but he also made the cure being the fiber. And so when fruit was made, it was made with fiber that helps to absorb and process and not only fiber but all kind of nutrients and enzymes that help process that fruit. So it is always best to eat the whole fruit.
Question: Have you try to drink called Zevia?
Answer: Yes. It tastes great and it is completely acceptable on the program. I recommend you drink no more than 1 Zevia soda a day.
Question: What if you deal with candida?
Answer: This program is great for somebody that has candida. The only real adjustment that you’d need to make is to leave off all fruit the 1st month. I know all my health issues came to a head that was one thing I had to deal with and that was candida. And I had to have nothing with regular vinegar in it for the 1st 2 weeks, and no fruit, but everything else on the program is sugar free, you’re limiting sugar and that is a candida free diet.
Question: What you know about Parsley hydrogenated Oils?
Answer: Complete discussion on the daily food training about oils. But anything that’s Parsley hydrogenated you wanna stay away from it. Avoid it like a plague. That’s a completely foreign substance to your body and your body doesn’t know how to process that, and it’s not good for you. The thing is people had more become aware of it and so the FDA is made it so companies have to label if the products have hydrogenated fats. However they’re allowing companies to say no hydrogenated or trans fats in big letters on their labels when in actuality it does still have small amount of trans fats or hydrogenated fats in it. So that’s why even though it says no trans fat in big letters on the label always flip it over the back side and look at the little small label and if you see parsley hydrogenated fats or trans fats put it back , don’t eat it!
Question: Where do you get the coconut oil?
Answer: They have it coconut flour in the health food section at Kroger they also have it HEB just with the regular oil. The only food that I have on the MARI Method that I haven’t able to find in the local grocery store is the coconut flour. That’s not something you have to have, the coconut flour is just a good thing especially if you’re baking because it is so low glycemic. But it’s the only specialty food on the program, everything else you can get at the local HEB or at the local Kroger or at the local health food store.
Question: Is Coconut oil also wonderful moisturizer for your skin?
Answer: Absolutely. It is! I keep a little jar of it in the bathroom. Every morning, when I take a bath I lather coconut oil in my face after I wash my face.
Question: Do you have to keep Ezekiel bread frozen and take it out pieces that you needed?
Answer: No, you do not. You can just put it in the refrigerator and then last in your refrigerator or good long time.
Question: Would you refrigerate beans and rice when they are being sauté?
Answer: No, you do not. You just put them on water, cover it and let it soak overnight.
Question: Is there a food labeled organic?
Answer: If the food is labeled organic doesn’t mean that it is okay although we still need to read the labels. Yes absolutely, we still need to read the labels, even organic foods may add sugar to sum up them.