Eating By Growth Zone
Joleigh: “I’m gaining weight on Solar. My abdomen sticks out an extra inch.”
Atom: “What do you eat for breakfast.”
Joleigh: “Nothing. I’m conserving calories.”
Atom: “Solar’s not about calories. It’s about eating at least three meals a day. What do you eat for lunch?”
Joleigh: “Chicken and a salad.”
Atom: “What kind of salad?”
Joleigh: “Just tomato, lettuce, and alfalfa sprouts, with blue cheese dressing.”
Atom: “Nothing wrong with that. What about supper?”
Joleigh: “Nothing. Too many calories.”
Atom: “No wonder you’re gaining weight. And no wonder you’re gaining weight around the middle.”
Joleigh: “Why the middle?”
Atom: “Breakfast is for the lungs and brain. Lunch is for the intestines. Supper is for the liver and genitals. You’re targeting your gut.”
As a general rule (in most cases with some notable exceptions to the rule) …
Growth Zone One foods generally grow from four feet up to as high as a pine tree or coconut tree.
Growth Zone Two foods generally grow between four inches and four feet up from the ground,
Growth Zone Three foods generally grow from four inches down to below the surface.
These foods include everything from watercress and mushrooms to potatoes and sea food.
Growth Zone One foods are derived from the forest canopy.
Growth Zone Two foods are derived from the forest understory.
Growth Zone Three foods are derived from the forest floor, forest subfloor, and the hydrosphere (river, lake, ocean).
Here’s a P.S. for breakfast skippers …
Alex Kuczynski (“Inside Silicon Valley’s Dangerous New Obsession With Fasting,” Bazaar, Aug. 17, 2019) wrote …
“There’s a lot of questionable science at work in the wellness industry, especially around fasting and other extremely restrictive diets. First of all, how do sumo wrestlers get fat? In part, they fast. They start each day by not eating breakfast. It slows down the metabolism because it fools the body into thinking it is starving. Faced with starvation, the body hoards calories as fat.”