I only recently understood that this means that when you look down at your plate at mealtimes you should see these 3 items. Mind you, I'm not saying only this, just that you have these 3 along with your other choices. Doing this convinces your body it's getting the nutrition it needs and bit by bit you just don't want the "dead" food anymore. I'm not totally there yet, but I'd say at least 80% if not more. First you need some type omega three source. In my case food wise this is usually eggs with omega three, flax or chia seeds added or my spinach, kale & romaine salad. I've read that grass fed meats also have the correct balance of omega 3 to omega 6. So I'll count that as not only protein but omega three as well. I also take an omega three capsule with 3 meals a day. I've already written all I know about Omega 3's . Here is the link to that blog back in July:http://www.fairysredcolordiet.com/blog/supplements-i-take-no1-omega-3s
" Live foods": what the heck does Jon mean by that? That was the hardest phrase for me to get past understanding. Does he mean vegetable? Well yes & no. Yes, this does include vegetable, but only the way & form you could have eaten them hundreds of years ago, before processing & the use of chemicals. At least with vegetables if you can't find organic you can place them in a container-sink with a couple spoons of apple cider vinegar, let them sit for 10-20 minutes and then rinse & eat. The chemicals will wash off this way. I've tried this and no you can't taste the vinegar.
Really "live foods" are any organically grown (or cleaned if have to) foods with a vital life force that has not been processed out. I'd say mostly the outside edge of your grocery store-but this includes raw nuts & seeds as well as veggie's, fruit and sprouts. The greener the more vital they are. Processing foods for long shelf life strips said food of most it not all it's nutrients.
The last of the big three is protein. As Jon says in his cookbook " Most modern-day, man made, conventionally-farmed and processed foods are nutritionally barren, devitalized and highly toxic." Start where you can with meats. In the beginning I was thrilled if I went organic and only recently found sources for grass fed meats. The grass fed organic chicken was available at Super I if you are vigilant about looking before it's all snapped up. So seeds & nuts & free range organic eggs in the beginning were my nutritional proteins.
The thing is heat & processing can destroy amino acids (the reason we eat proteins) making them unusable by our body. As Jon wrote in his book ' The Gabriel Method' " Just because you put it in your body doesn't mean that it ends up in your cells." That was a huge eye opener for me. There is so much going on with digestion (or not proper digestion) that just isn't being talked about out there. If you read nothing else in this book at least read chapter 10 " The Essentials." No in the Gabriel Method it's not all about the food-but adding the right foods in is a very important part. What other plan starts by telling you to add food (delicious food at that) and doesn't say NO, NO, Never Again about any other so called foods?