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How To Limit Cooked Foods On The Hallelujah Diet

Many diets today require a lot of measuring, counting points or weighing portions; but this is not true of The Hallelujah Diet! In fact, there is no measuring, counting, or weighing required.

This helps make The Hallelujah Diet extremely easy to understand and follow, along with making it much less time consuming.

Cooked Food On The Hallelujah Diet

This is the concept in a nutshell: limit your cooked food portion to 15% of your daily intake.

How? Simply restrict cooked foods to one meal and fill up on raw fruits and veggies the rest of the day.

It really is that simple! There’s no need to count your calories or weigh your food to determine your 15% intake. In fact, that 15% will look different from one person to the next — that’s the freedom of The Hallelujah Diet!

For example, you may be the type of person who needs some cooked food at the beginning of the day after drinking your first BarleyMax, and that’s OK. Just make sure it’s something that’s easy on your digestive system, like a green smoothie, fruit, or whole grain or oatmeal with rice milk or almond milk.

Remember that if you eat cooked food at breakfast, eat raw foods for the rest of the day.

If you choose to keep your cooked portion for lunch, consider a sprouted grain pita pocket or some other cooked food that is easy to digest. Here again, you should always have your BarleyMax handy and drink it before or with your meal.

Contrary to popular assumption, you will not lose any noticeable effects of BarleyMax if you drink it right before a meal. In fact, if the meal includes some good fats, they will actually help your body absorb some nutrients in BarleyMax better.

Though some choose breakfast or lunch to consume their cooked food, I still prefer to keep my cooked portion for dinner.

Rhonda and I begin the evening meal with a teaspoon of BarleyMax (we like to consume it 15 to 30 minutes before the meal). This is followed by the main course – usually a large vegetable salad bursting with color and variety.

The salad can be in the form of a cut-up salad or, as Rhonda and I prefer, taking all the salad fixings and placing them in a blender with a tablespoon of our favorite salad dressing, blending it, and consuming it as a blended salad.

Then comes the cooked portion – this can be a baked sweet potato (preferred over a baked white potato); brown rice or other whole grain; whole grain pasta; steamed vegetables; baked squash; or beans (an excellent source of protein.)

Notice that we fill up on the raw foods before adding the cooked. This helps us maintain the 15% cooked ratio we desire.

No matter when you choose to have your 15% cooked food during the day, make sure to d BarleyMax before or with your meal and chew your raw foods well; this way, your appetite will already be partially satisfied, which will naturally curb your desire for too much cooked food.

As you can see, The Hallelujah Diet is an extremely simple diet to follow. It is a diet that has been embraced by millions of people around the world who have shared their testimonies of restored health, renewed energy, and even reversal of disease symptoms.

In an upcoming Health Tip we will explain a day on The Hallelujah Diet in detail, with lots of ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. Stay tuned!


  1. Alongigal April 4, 2012

    would u allow that perhaps 6-8% cooked for breakfast/dinner would also work ok? maybe fruit for breakfast along with some oatmeal w/almond milk. Then, all raw lunch and for dinner a baked potato with a big salad .. or even 5% at each meal?

  2. Barb Wohlbrandt April 8, 2012

    The Hallelujah DIet is an awesome diet. Very healthy!!
    I lost 14 pounds on it the first couple of weeks.

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