Conscious Weight Loss

Our bodily shape, composition and overall health are many times more dependent on our beliefs than the food we consume. Most of us experience struggle and deprivation when looking to reduce our weight because we believe these feelings to be a necessary part of the process.

Every one of the trillions of cells that make up the human body is infused with the same life-force energy that allows us to sense and experience the material world. However, cellular experience of the material world is largely dependent on the messages received from our thoughts for direction in their purpose of contributing to overall health for the whole body.

Specifically, the outer layer of every cell consists of receptors that are tuned to the specific frequency of our brain waves, and the messages supplied by our thoughts are the master of all cellular function.  Most of the brain’s messages are received from the subconscious mind and delivered to the cells without our conscious awareness.  Those subconscious messages follow biological imprints and the conditioning of our subconscious mind through the conscious thoughts that we consistently choose to believe.

Every part of the human body is comprised of these tiny intelligent bodies which base the degree of their receptivity to particular environmental stimulus on the messages being transmitted by our brain.  In accordance with our brain’s vibratory messages, every cell absorbs the information being sought and that information is utilized according to programmed cellular memory.

In this way, if we believe that certain food will make us fat, our cells use the nutrients in that food coupled with their functional memory to increase their size. However, because we are born with embedded subconscious beliefs, there are certain foods that we believe will cause weight gain even if we haven’t given it a conscious thought.

While biological programming can be very powerful, it can be transformed through practice in developing the beliefs that serve our purpose.

Depending on individual programming, our subconscious mind may be conditioned to the belief that we gain weight as we age, that we are naturally fat, or that a healthy weight can only be achieved by subjecting ourselves to excruciating workouts. It takes attention and practice to reprogram our subconscious brain and cellular memory, but our effort can free us from the constant mental battle that ultimately compromises our health and general sense of well being.

By consistently choosing thoughts that support a healthy physique over time, we gradually change our mind and create our body accordingly. But because changing deep seated beliefs takes time and effort, weight loss is more efficiently attained when we also suffuse our cells with the physical materials most recognized by our cells as supportive to their integrity.

Since we are deeply programmed to be dependent on food for survival, and the human body has evolved over millions of years to rely on particular nutrients, our overall health is supported by food that contains high nutrient content and is easily digested. The most recognizable and utilizable nutrients to human cells come from raw meat, raw animal fat, and variable amounts of vegetation depending on our ancestry.

This is because our biological cellular memory and mental programming has not yet adapted to the belief that we can be nourished by food that we have only made edible over the past several thousand years (a very short period of time in human evolution). Moreover, since the time we have introduced denatured food, we have also increased the occupation of our minds whereby we no longer focus attention to our intent when consuming food.

By mostly choosing food that is similar to what nature used to evolve the human body over millions of years, we supply our cells with the material substances that our cells instinctually know how to use in creating optimal health.  If you don’t like or cannot eat raw meat and raw animal fat, then lightly cook it. (Please see the article: Nutrition for Radiant Health for some helpful guidelines in this regard).

However, no matter what goes into our mouths, if we are not aware of our intent, our thoughts may present the greatest impediment to weight loss. For this reason, mindful eating can be more effective than the quality of our food in achieving ideal weight and for increasing energy and vitality overall.

But the combination of predominantly eating the foods that are efficiently utilized by cells, coupled with mindful awareness of our intent as we eat makes weight loss a particularly easy and Joyful journey.

To practice eating with awareness, clear your mind of all distractions and focus all of your senses on the food you are enjoying. Notice how it smells, feels, tastes, looks and even sounds as you chew the food.

Imagine that what you are eating is giving your body exactly what it needs to create your ideal body weight, muscle tone and overall health. If you are eating something other than raw meat and/or raw fat, chew your food completely until it becomes a liquid in your mouth and remember to smile while fully enjoying your food.

Finally, stay aware of thoughts about weight throughout the day, and notice how they make you feel. When you feel discomfort in the form of stress, tension, worry or fear around the issue of weight, gently redirect your thoughts to the mental image of your ideal physique, and feel the Joy that having your ideal body evokes in your heart center.

As you practice this, your cells become more receptive to the possibilities that lead to the body that you want. By exercising conscious effort to direct our thoughts, everything else becomes easier because subconscious awareness naturally attracts the information that supports our deepest beliefs.

Be conscious of your thoughts and nourish your cells to achieve the body weight is a true testament to the beautiful being that you are.

Related articles: Instinctual EatingNutrition for Radiant HealthRaw Butter for Weight Loss

Raw Curry Chicken

  • 1 Whole Chicken, skin removed, cut into small pieces
  • 6-10 Whole Lemons for Juicing
  • 1 TBL Mango Chutney
  • 3 TBL Raw Mayonnaise
  • 3 TBL Curry Powder
  • 1 Fistful Currants (like small raisins)

Place cut chicken in a glass or ceramic container and cover with lemon juice. Marinate chicken for (4) days. This will keep the chicken raw, but give it a “cooked” consistency which makes it easy to mix with other ingredients. Marinating will also keep the chicken fresh for a long period of time.

When the chicken is placed in the marinade it’s a good time to prepare the Mango chutney and Mayonnaise.  Both recipes last about 2 months in the refrigerator, but it takes a few days for the flavors to mature. (click above links for recipes)

After (4) days strain chicken discarding the lemon juice. Use a clean towel to press the chicken into the strainer to “wring” the lemon juice out. Spread the chicken onto a clean flat surface and continue to blot with the towel until the chicken is “moist”, but no longer “wet”.

Place chicken back in a clean glass or ceramic container with lid. Blend the Mango Chutney, Mayonnaise and Curry powder in an 8oz Ball Jar, and mix into chicken – coating it completely.  Toss the Currants into the Chicken and stir to distribute evenly.  Marinate the chicken for 1 day, and enjoy.

Chicken can also be transferred to smaller jars, such as Ball Jars for individual servings.

Raw Mayonnaise

This raw mayonnaise is rich in enzymes, particularly lipase

  • 1 Whole (pref. free range, non-soy fed & fertile) egg at room temp
  • 1 Egg Yolk at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 1-1/2 TBL Lemon Juice
  • 1 TBL Fresh Raw Whey
  • ¾-1 Cup Extra Virgin, Stone Crushed Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Himalayan Crystal Salt

In a food processor, mix Egg, Egg Yolk, Mustard, Salt and Whey.  Process about 30 seconds or until well blended.  Using the attachment that allows liquids to be added, add olive oil drop by drop with the motor running.  Taste and check seasoning. You may want to add more Salt and/or Lemon Juice.

Let the Mayonnaise rest at room temperature, well covered, for 7 hours before refrigerating.  It will keep several months and become firmer with time.

Adopted from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Diet of Awareness

The idea that we need to follow any set of rules, exclude certain foods or eat things we don’t like in order to attain a certain weight creates a battle between us and our bodies.  The human body is made up of approximately 75 to 100 trillion cells, and each one of them has a purpose which is to maintain balance of the organism.

In this way, each person knows down to the cellular level which foods are perfect for them at any given time.  However, most of us are addicted to thoughts that create strong emotions aka stress, and through those emotions, we crave foods that harm our health.

Uncomfortable or stressful emotions are a major strain on the body.  When the mind is stressed, it causes the glands to excrete excess hormones, which puts the body in a toxic state.  Hormonal toxicity blocks physical and energetic passageways which are the conduits for our intercellular communication and delivery of vital nutrients to all areas of the body.

When in an emotional state, I have found it helpful to eat raw meat or eggs with raw fat such as butter.  Raw meat and fat are easily digested and integrated by the body, and leave little or no toxic residue.   Moreover, while raw meat helps the body to build strength in order to better handle stress, raw eggs and animal fat help to eliminate toxins from the body.

However, when our emotions are in balance, there is no need to think about which foods are most suitable for us because we desire that which supports optimal health on all levels – body, mind and being.  Emotional balance is the cure for excess weight and all physical illness.

Through awareness we can achieve and maintain this balance.  Please see the articles on this website, and specifically those linked below to discover how to harness the power within to create your radiant body.

Homemade Ice Cream!

Chocolate Ice CreamTwo little boys from the neighborhood were playing in our backyard with my sons yesterday, when Blaze asked me to make homemade ice cream.  We took a vote between strawberry and chocolate – with chocolate being the winner.

To my kids, homemade ice cream is just normal, but the neighbor kids were very curious.  They took careful note of the ingredients: eggs, honey, cacao powder and cream – all of which were raw/unheated/uncooked.

They asked if those ingredients were used to make the ice cream they eat at home.  I told them probably not, but I assured them that my ice cream would taste the same or better than what they are used to.

Everyone loved the end result, and the ice cream was incredibly tasty if I do say so myself!  I shared the health benefits of eating my version of raw ice cream, and they shared about a time they had “healthy” pizza by using broccoli as a topping – and how much they disliked it.

I agreed that broccoli is not something that goes well with pizza, and I also shared that using it as a topping imparts little or no health benefits.  They were also relieved to know that being healthy and staying fit does not involve eating anything we don’t enjoy.

My Family's Experience with The Primal Diet

Johnson Family - August 2009

I started the Primal Diet by Aajonus Vanderplanitz about 5-1/2 years ago.  I practiced it religiously for about 8 months, until I found an always-evolving variation that works very well for me.

Most of the food that I eat is still raw, and the majority of my calories still come from raw animal fat, but my diet has evolved to be more instinctual.   I eat less protein, and add things that I like such as homemade chocolate and sprouted nut butters.  Some days I eat more food and some days I eat less.  I also go through periods of eating a lot of the same type of food, and then find that those foods don’t appeal to me for awhile.

I enjoy a healthy, youthful body, boundless energy, joyful being and abundant creativity.

I ate a lot of raw food (including eggs, chicken and fish) and an abundance of raw fat while pregnant with my one year old – and had a drug free, painless birth.  Of course I also practiced Hypnobabies which is a technique for relaxing the mind.

My one year old eats plenty of raw food including breast milk, and has never had anything more than very mild (hardly noticeable) detoxification.  Signs of diaper rash have also been very mild, short lived and cleared naturally – without any creams or medications.

I offer my kids raw food including milk, kefir, ice cream (eggs, cream, milk & honey), chicken, beef, fish, and homemade chocolate and sprouted nut butters.  Sometimes they eat it and other times they refuse.

I don’t force this diet on my kids.  They learn from my and my husband’s example, and by what feels good to them through trial and error – just like we did.

However, when my 7 year old was only a year old, he was sickly because I followed conventional protocol for birthing, immunizations and medication.  From the time he was 2 until about 5 he ate an almost all raw diet and has stayed away from doctors – which has healed him.

My 17 year old daughter knows from experience that raw food is ideal for promoting fitness and health, but at this time she chooses a mostly conventional diet and some of the “normal” health issues that accompany it.  Should she ever decide to regain optimal health, she has the tools necessary to achieve it.

My husband eats a lot of raw food, but tends to eat cooked foods a bit more than I do.  He is strong, healthy, youthful and energetic.  He is also much calmer and even tempered – which is great for our relationship!!

Instinctual Eating

I can tell which foods are good for my body  by imagining how they are going to feel both during and after I eat them.  I want to predominantly enjoy foods that evoke feelings of calm and rejuvenation in my body and in my mind.

By following my likes instead of my dislikes and by giving into my cravings instead of ignoring them, I create a very positive relationship with food while also creating a more positive and joyful experience for myself and for the people I affect.

I am naturally attracted to whole food in its raw form, and I eat or drink as much as I need to feel satiated.  I tend to focus more on one to three foods during any given time-frame, lasting from hours to several months.

For example – some days I could require a lot of raw milk, and then go for weeks without it.  I could go several months eating 1-2 avocados per day, then have no desire for them for the next several months; I tend to eat extra fruit in the summertime; sometimes I eat a lot of soaked and dehydrated nuts; and when I was pregnant, I did not want chocolate much at all (which is not like me).

By choosing from primarily fresh, raw food and paying attention to my cravings and desires, I am instinctively giving my body and brain the nutrients necessary to achieve radiant health.

The Dinner Table

This is a photo of our Sunday night dinner.  It consists of fresh wild salmon with brown seaweed and ginger, a fresh seasonal fruit salad and fresh strawberries – all from our local Farmers Market!


We eat the fattiest cuts of salmon we can find because we love the high concentration of Omega 3’s for brain and body balance.  We also add cold pressed sesame oil and sprouted sesame seeds to the seaweed for added taste, fat and nutrients.  Seaweed is great for hair and overall bodily support.  The ginger is fermented and adds great flavor – it is also a wonderful digestive aid.   I also added a tall glass of whole raw milk from grass-fed cows for even more good fats, nutrients, and friendly bacteria for seamless digestion and assimilation of everything.

The fruit is the sweet part of the meal.  It is pesticide free and grown without the use of chemical fertilizers.  It is all local and in season for optimal taste and nutritional value!