Eat one meal a day or one meal every other day, and it will prolong your life. Do not think that you will starve. On the contrary, you will be treating yourself to life, and a life filled with sickless days. You can hardly get sick eating this way. I know because I have this experience. If you eat the proper food–which I have given to you from Allah (in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad to Whom be praise forever) in this book–you will hardly ever have a headache.
In eating once a day or once every other day, you must not eat between meals. And, you should try to eat at the same hour tomorrow as you eat today. Do not change your meal hours if you can help it. That causes your stomach to react to various hours of the day for a meal, and will set up gas on the stomach. Do not even drink juices, milk or soft drinks between meals.
And, do not eat candies or fruits between meals. You are welcome to drink water, but I know you will not want too much water between meals since your stomach will not call for it. You may drink coffee between meals, but do not fill your cup with half sugar and half cream and pour coffee on top of that. (smile) This (that I am trying to teach you) is the way that He (Almighty Allah) has taught me for you. I have given to you in this book the type of food that you should eat as Allah has given it to me.
Again I say, many vegetables are good to eat; also many fruits. But the vegetables you have been warned against eating–such as collard greens, turnip salads, black-eyed peas, field peas, lima beans, butter beans and soybeans–should not be eaten. Be sure that you do not eat the large-size navy bean; eat the small size navy bean.
Surely, sugar diabetes can be controlled and driven out with your abstinence from eating sugar and starchy foods. And, with your corrected way of eating once a day or once every other day (if started in time), you will become negative of sugar in our blood. If you are a victim of sugar diabetes, you should not eat white or sweet potatoes. And even if you are a victim of diabetes, you should not eat too much of any starchy food (such as potatoes)–and positively no sweet potatoes. You should be careful of eating this type of food.
(Reprinted from “How To Eat To Live,” Book I, 1967.)