What I gave up first
The first thing that I decided to do was to give up sugary soft drinks, sweetened coffee drinks and juices. I replaced those primarily with some good spring water (which is very high vibrational), and if I really need something sweet to drink, I will fix myself a cold organic decaf chai latte or some fresh squeezed lemonade, sweetened with stevia. If I want bubbles…I grab a sparkling water. It took a little getting used to, and occasionally I get a craving, but it’s been pretty painless…..for the most part. The second decision was to give up all of the chemical filled, processed snack foods. Now I really love raw, unsalted almonds, and bananas with a little bit of almond butter. I keep plenty of easy, healthy snacks around. That really helps for those moments when I get hungry but my meal isn’t ready yet!
I still have a VERY small amount of processed snacks, But I often find myself reaching for a piece of fruit, some cut veggies or a handful of almonds to snack on instead. They just make me feel better. The processed foods leave me much more lethargic and I tend to feel much more yucky when I consume too many highly processed foods. Luckily for me, I had already cut out fast food, and I really don’t miss it.
If I am going to go for fast food, now I try to opt for better choices and avoid burgers and fries! Those things just make me feel sluggish and gross now. There are so many healthier fast food options than there were even 5 years ago. And that makes it much easier!
Canned goods….yay or nay?
I’ve made the choice to not completely do away with canned goods. But I am cutting way back and using far more fresh and frozen. The few canned goods that I do use, come from companies that use BPA free cans. But diced tomatoes that I use for cooking will be canned. I have become an avid label reader. I will not put something in my shopping cart without knowing what is in it. It was shocking to me how much hidden sugar and chemicals are being smuggled into products that I would not expect it to be in.
I avoid those products now. A little label reading can help you to find the products that are the cleanest, and those you should avoid! As I used up my old, processed foods, they were replaced with primarily whole food options. I’ve found that these foods taste better, fill me up longer and give me more energy. I am now eat about 80-95% whole, high vibrational foods.
So if you are looking to transition to a higher vibrational, whole food diet, what can you do?
Reduce the amount of fast food you are consuming
Limit the amount of times you drive through the drive-thru. Choose restaurants that have healthier food options using fresh local ingredients when possible. Eventually work towards phasing fast food out completely. Once you do, you will discover quickly just how bad those foods make you feel if you consume them again!
Choose which foods you are going to ultimately give up
Then don’t buy anymore of that item when you do your shopping. You don’t have to throw it away if you already have it in the cupboard. Use what you have, and don’t purchase any more. Simple! You can always opt to donate unused canned and packaged goods if you want. Non-perishables are always welcome at local food pantries.
Start moving away from boxed or packaged meals and start cooking from scratch
There are lots of great recipes that are simple and quick. Find recipes don’t take much more time than fixing a packaged meal. They are much healthier for you! And they taste better and are way more satisfying!
It is one of the best habits you can get into when you’re shopping. There are lots of hidden chemicals, sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors and preservatives in so much packaged food. Know what you are buying and ultimately putting in your body. Knowledge is power, so educate yourself! Once you start reading labels, you will get angry at how much junk the food companies are selling to us. I did! Go to your local grocery store and look at the labels of foods you commonly ate before. You may be shocked at what you were actually consuming!
Organic or conventional?
This is an important question! The major difference between the two types of foods are that conventionally grown produce, meats, dairy and eggs will have been exposed to toxins in the form of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. The meat, dairy and eggs may have also been exposed to drugs such as antibiotics and hormones. Those things can reduce the frequency of those foods. So while conventional whole foods such as these are lower vibration than their organic counterparts, they are still much better than factory processed foods.
Frequency of foods
It is important to know which types of foods have higher frequency levels and which are lower. It will be nearly impossible to eat 100% high vibrational foods all of the time. And you will easily wind up at a low vibration if you put pressure on yourself to try to be perfect. The goal is to eat more high vibrational foods in your diet than low vibrational foods!
Let’s look at the vibration of foods from the lowest to highest!
Conventional factory processed foods
The more processed it is, the worse it will be. For these foods, most vital nutrients have been stripped away and replaced with synthetic vitamins. These foods are full of chemical additives, such as artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives.
Organic factory processed foods
Let’s be honest here….even if a highly factory processed food says it’s organic, it still isn’t going to be the best for your body. And while it won’t have all of the chemicals found in the conventional foods, it’s still not going to be great for your body. This type of food is still relatively dead. So it’s best to use these foods minimally.
Conventionally raised meat, eggs and dairy
These foods are a step up from the factory processed foods. But these animals are still given feed that has been treated with pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. And they may be given antibiotics and hormones that will then make their way to you. They also often face difficult living conditions that place tremendous stress on the animal in life All of this can impact you. So these foods have moderately low vibrations.
Organically raised meat, eggs and dairy
If you are purchasing these foods from animals that were free range animals, allowed to naturally graze and free from chemicals and drugs then you have gone another step up in vibration. These foods however are still moderately low vibration. Does this mean that you have to go vegan? Nope, they will just need to be paired with some higher energy foods for the best balance. I eat meat daily with plenty of high vibrational foods!
Conventionally raised fruits and vegetables
Now we’re starting to get to the higher end of the vibrational spectrum! Whole, fresh fruits and vegetables are much higher in vibrational frequency than the other foods we’ve looked at so far. Conventionally raised fruits and vegetables have been exposed to chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. So unfortunately these things do lower the vibration a bit. But they are still much better than conventional factory processed foods!!! What about frozen fruits and vegetables? Many of these are almost as high in vibration as their fresh counterparts, so they can be a good alternative when needed. What about canned? Those have been factory processed and as a result much of the vital energy has been depleted, so they should be your last option for produce.
Organic fruits and vegetables
Fresh fruit and vegetables that are free from chemicals are fantastic, high vibrational foods! Yes, organic can be more expensive. But there are some fruits and vegetables that are best purchased organic because of the high level of toxic chemicals that they are exposed to. You can find that list of EWG.org’s Dirty Dozen fruits and vegetables.
There is also conventional produce that it okay to purchase because it is relatively free from chemical contamination. You can find that on EWG.org’s Clean Fifteen.
Dried and Fresh Herbs
There is actually something that has a higher vibration than fresh fruits and veggies…and that is herbs! Dried herbs are slightly higher in vibration than organic produce, and fresh herbs are vibing very high! Of course, organic is better than conventional when possible!
There’s a lot you can do to use food to help raise your vibration. That can help to keep you healthy and thriving! The goal is not perfection, but to make better vibrational choices with your food the majority of the time.
It is okay to transition at a pace that works for you and your family. Whole food higher vibrational eating is about lifestyle change and is not a diet! If you transition slowly, you will be more likely to make those changes permanent. Don’t forget to have fun while discovering all of the new flavors of whole foods. They really are good…and good for you!