Date: 2/2/2006 10:58:44 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 2962 times
today was a better day - thank goodness. still a little low in energy but i bought a step to do aerobics on and i desperately wanted to try it out. so i put in the dvd adn jumped around like an idiot. lots of fun but hard work. i am still really unfit but getting there.
i went to whole foods today just to look at things i can eat when i go back to eating. dazzle has inspired me to try raw- although im not suer for a whole month. i will go week to week and see how it goes. but i was suprised whole foods didnt really have that much raw stuff 9aside from obvious raw fruit and veg). i have read people write about raw bread and crackers adn raw tahinin adn other stuff. none of this at my whole foods. so i am goign to research more tommorrow and see if i can find a store that carries some raw things. i was getting rather excited over the raw nut section and the dehydrated fruits though. they will go on the menu.
through out this fast i have been pretty much following advice from a wellness coach. he coached a friend of mine last year. i didnt have the money to pay for him so i took all his information and tried to use it. his name is john rose he speaks on public radio here in houston. i also found an interesting article where he talked about juicing on the internet and kept referring back to that. he is pretty hard core adn very enthusiastic about juicing. he has been 100% raw for 10 years and done about 150 or so fasts. anyway i tried to follow the directions he gave my friend. these are some of the things he reconmended
-juicing fresh fruit and vegetables (preferrable organic)adn consuming 8-10 glasses per day half fruit and half veggie not mixing juices except some apple with veggies if desired
-drinking as much if not more water
-using mc lemondade whenever you like (but with argavy nectar rather than maple syrup)also herbal teas are fine
-adding a blended flax seed oil adn coconut oil to diet 1 tblsp of each in morning
-using no beauty products what so ever if have to use herbal
-dry brushing skin each day
-taking cascada segrada (he mentions other options if this doesnt work) as much as needed to induce at least 4-5 bowel movements per day
-getting lots of fresh air and sunshine
there is more to it than this and dont quote me as i have probably got some things wrong or they were lost in translation (ie from him to my friend to me)
well i was up for all of it at the start and this is pretty much what i did
-juiced fresh fruits and veggies (not always organic) adn drank max of 6 per day sometimes opting for way less. i did make sure half veggie and half fruit although i despised the veggie
-drank heaps of water
-used the mc lemonade at times i introduced herbal teas second week. i also made two batches of veggie broth close to the end of week 2 i havent had any for well over a week now. i am not sure what john roses' take wouldve been on this but knowing that he is a real raw foody he probably wouldnt have been so keen btu it got me through a tuff spot
- i did not add oils although i had intended on it, just today i tried them and actually said out loud "oh you have got to be kidin me no freakin way" so no oil for me
-i rarely use beauty products anyway but i did use some herbal conditioner, herbal toothpaste and herbal deoderant occasionally, not daily
-i started out great on the dry brushing but about half way i stopped doing it everyday and now it is probably every 4th day(just because of lazyness)
-well if you have read my blog you will know i struggled with the whole laxative thing the whole way thru. i have tried cascada, pyhsillium adn smooth move tea. i cant say any one worked better than the other but i am back to cascada and i suppose this is what i have had the most success with but it does make me feel really nauseaus. i started out with 4/5 BM's but in the end only went to 1/2(oh gosh please dont let him know that!lol!)
-since day 5 i have either walked or ran everyday and love going outside just in general although i probably spent too much time at this computer but again it got me through some tuff spots
so for a first time fast i think i did alright not perfect but i managed to get through. i know i still have some days to go but i wanted to get this out while i was thinkin about it in case in can help anyone. i am also following his advice on how to break a fast. he suggest for every 4 days you fast you take a day to break - up to about 6 days. he also explains the order in which to introduce foods. so this is the order for me after a 30 day fast. first day of breaking i consume 4 oz's dried prunes that have been soaked in water overnite(cant remember amount of water they are soaked in i think it is 6oz's but i will find out sorry)in the morning and then continue juices through out the day second day same thing. prunes becaseu of their laxative effect. he tells of how they will come out if i am a little clean or really clean. he says to use this as a guide to see if you need to keep going with juice fast to cleanse more - but i will be done even if they stay in there for a month of sundays!. third and fourth day introduce soft fruits and still continue juices as needed to get calories. then on fifth and sixth day fruits in morning and introduce salad but no dressings. by 7th day ready to go back to normal food although he does state here that altimately the goal is a raw diet. well i think i can do the raw thing for at least 2 weeks maybe longer. then i am going to go low fat and low carb trying not to add any additves just using herbs for tastes. im not sure yet when i will allow myself to drink alcohol i have to make that pact with myself before the end of this fast. i also intend to maintain my fitness routine im totally hooked now and so is my dog! i still will have another 30 pounds to lose and dont want to lose sight of this. i will start a new blog after the fast to keep on track - dazzle is a task master so cannot disappoint!ha!
so that is my exit plan. if you would like to make any comments i would appreciate. but it seems pretty safe to me.
oh and by the way my sweet precious 14 year old came home from school today and was truly sorry as was i. i didnt really say bad things about him yesterday? did i? lol!
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