My ‘Limit Cooked Food’ Experiment

So in January, I decided to eat cooked food once a day only.

After the festive binge at the end of the year 2019 and during early 2020, this seemed like the right choice.

More so because I have been in reset mode, about my relationship with food.

It was not a big change because for the past several months I had started having 2 meals a day, down from usual 3 meals a day.

I started this ‘limit cooked food’ experiment during the second half because the first half went by in a flash.

I only followed it for 5 days towards the end of the month so it wasn’t a success the way most of my recent experiments have been.

Good thing is that I found out the benefits, some of which I shared below, and hope to get back to this practice again in the near future.

Why Did I Decide to Limit Cooked Food to Once a day?

I did it to increase energy levels and alertness by saving energy that I spent digesting food.

This was also the reason why I did my Feb 2020 Sun Energy experiment that followed this Jan experiment.

My Sun energy experiment was about getting energy directly from the ultimate source (from which food gets its energy) but we can’t stand all the time under the Sun because of practical and scientific reasons (like how overexposure is not good because of how powerful Sun’s rays are). We can definitely play with food, what, how much and when we eat.

We can supplement the Sun energy with the energy we get from food. That’s what I did. I tried to get more nutrients in raw form before they are killed by the heat in cooking.

Why These Experiments?

All of my growth has come from trying new things in life.

Ideas can be useful and motivate us, but without trying out these ideas we won’t know if they work. Even if ideas are time-tested without applying them in our lives we won’t see any improvements. That’s why these experiments.

Sharing the results forces me to take the experience seriously. And, by sharing my observations, I hope that you’ll able to try these ideas and experiments yourself.

This was the first experiment of 2020. 

For now, I share the results of the experiments after completing them. In the future, I may announce public experiments and invite you to try a new experiment with me. 

I have listing many of my experiments with results on this dedicated experiments page.

I would also love to hear about your current or past experiments where you have tried implementing a new idea in your life.

The Results

So how did the experiment go?

It was great in what it did for me. Not so much in how long I followed it.

I started this experiment during the middle of the month, and I only followed it for 5 days towards the end of the month.

All was not lost though because I learned how useful it is for my energy levels. And if you see the definite value of a change, then you are inspired to make it a lasting change.

What I Learned

That this is a change that is not too difficult.

I started my days with a salad, followed by coconut water and fruits and then in the evening I had a hearty cooked meal.

It takes a lot of time to eat Salad, a good 30-45 minutes depending on how much Salad you are having. But your time investment gives you more back in the form of clarity, peace of mind, focus, and agility.

Hope to continue these experiments.

See you with the details of the next experiment.