How To Start On The Dr Sebi Diet
The Dr. Sebi diet also known as the African biomineral balance was used by Dr Sebi while he administered his cures to his patients. Essentially, it’s a vegan diet that consists of what he calls “electric” or alkaline foods.
Dr Sebi and the Usha research institute recommend this diet to people taking their healing products.
The diet is vegan so it doesn’t include any meat or dairy products but it also excludes food containing starch. It does so because these foods are acid forming and electric foods must be alkaline.
- 1 Potential Benefits
- 2 What does the diet consist of?
- 3 Starter Guide: Tips on Adopting the Diet
- 4 Sebi Approved Meal Ideas To Try
What does the diet consist of?
The Dr Sebi diet consists of fruits, vegetables, nuts, teas and ancient grains. Among these recommended are avocados, mangoes, figs, dates, kale, watercress, mushrooms, quinoa, amaranth, wild rice and more.
Consuming meat produces uric acid in the body, consuming dairy products produces lactic acid in the body and consuming starch produces carbonic acid. Acid foods create mucus in the body which robs the body’s cells of oxygen.
Electric foods, however, feed the body, because the human body is electrical it requires an electric food.
The Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide (Food List)
The nutritional food guide or food list was created by Dr. Sebi and is basically a list of vegetables, fruits, grains, etc., that are permitted.
Since Dr. Sebi's passing the original list has been updated, items have been added or removed.
So I can only eat foods from this list?
Once you commit and really decide to strictly follow the diet – yes, it’s important to try not to stray from the list.
You may at first feel like it’s impossible, that’s completely normal and expected.
In fact, it is hard, especially in today’s society with the wrong foods being pushed on us from all directions. This is why you must be prepared mentally as well as emotionally, and must equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.
Food advice for beginners
Depending on where you're currently at with your diet, your knowledge of food and eating in general, it may be best to not get too hung up on the approved food list for now.
Otherwise, you may feel that eating this way only provides limited meal options etc., which is far from the truth.
At this stage it's more important that you take some kind of action to change your existing diet. Replacing junk with more natural foods can only help you after all.
Starter Guide: Tips on Adopting the Diet
In order to adapt to the Sebian way of eating you’ll have to start by making some changes to your overall eating habits. You will likely find that to do this requires you to be in the right frame of mind and emotional state.
Be emotionally and mentally prepared
Eating is a part of everyday life, the types of foods and substances we consume on a daily basis form into strong habits that can last a lifetime if left unchecked.
These habits can be extremely hard to break or change, additionally, the influence of family and those closest to us can at times be a hindrance.
Therefore, prior to rushing into the Dr Sebi diet and lifestyle, you should spend some thinking about changing your eating – don’t promise yourself this and that only to fail due to lack of preparation, family issues or whatever and break that promise.
Start drinking more water
Water is essential to cleanse our bodies, maintain healthy brain and body functions as well as a whole host of other benefits.
Additionally, a number of Dr. Sebi’s products such as his Bromide Plus Powder contain herbs such as Bladderwrack that have laxative effects and promote urination to remove toxins, therefore you must drink more water to replenish this and keep yourself hydrated.
He suggests drinking up to one gallon of spring water per day. Spring water is recommended because it is naturally alkaline, unlike tap water which can be high in chloride and other contaminants.
Add more whole foods to your existing diet
Start to include more whole foods into your existing diet on a daily basis.
This can be anything from your favorite fruit to a fresh fillet of fish. The main idea here is to consume more whole foods in place of packaged foods which are full of additives. Avoiding these additives will help you later on in your journey as many of these things are addictive.
Refined sugar is extremely addictive and causes us to have food cravings.
Learn some basic recipes
Start with the foods you already enjoy as part of your diet, if you're not eating vegan don't worry. The important thing is that you are cooking your own food instead of relying on processed meals.
If you currently eat fish for example make a point of cooking a fresh fillet of fish twice a week.
Once you cross that threshold from processed into cooking everyday, the path towards reclaiming your health and getting in control becomes so much easier.
You will soon start to see endless options available and discover how you can take your favorite dishes and remake them with approved ingredients to enjoy the same meals you always have.
Start reading ingredient labels
It won’t be easy for most people to give up certain foods or soft drinks, but a great way to start is to read food ingredient labels.
This is a good habit and an absolute necessity to stay conscious of what you’re eating and drinking. In the beginning, while you are not eating based on the nutritional guide, this awareness will give you the incentive to change your habits as you progress.
Later when you do start to adopt the diet, if you do stray, you can still keep conscious of what you ate.
Snacking the right way
Snacking can be quite a compulsive habit but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad one. Most people like a snack now and then but instead of reaching for a bag of chips why not try creating your own trail mix of walnuts, raisins and other dried fruits if you want some quick and easy sofa snacks.
Sebi Approved Meal Ideas To Try
Here are a few easy recipes to get you going. They all fit the criteria of the approved food list and use a minimal amount of ingredients.
We're always adding more recipes to our website so check back often for new ideas.