This week’s delivery of organic deliciousness.
Spring has arrived with gusto! I can practically watch the leaves growing on the huge fig tree outside my home office window. I’ve taken to having a little siesta most days in a sunny spot in the living room, for some reason I sleep deeply with the sun shining on my head.
It doesn´t get fresher than this!
I’ve been doing 2 fruit meals (and snacks) and 1 veggie meal and it’s going VERY well. I tried all fruit one day, but by night time I really needed to have a salad for that saltiness.
Most days I have my orange juice for breakfast, a banana mid morning and then a fruit smoothie for lunch. Afternoons I snack on fruit and tthen our evening meal is mostly 50% raw and 50% cooked I imagine I’ll be able to eat raw evening meals as the weather gets warmer and set aside those gorgeous curries for autumn/ winter. We’ve been having loads of ginger, chili and fresh turmeric over the past months, but now the weather calls for more ying foods. If I feel peckish I have fruit in between, being careful not to mix with any other food groups.
Beet, celery & parsley juice
Yesterday our organic veggie/fruit delivery arrived and so I decided to juice beetroot, parsley and celery for lunch today. It was the first time I’ve ever juiced beetroot (always been a little suspicious of them) – that and my childhood memories of revolting bottled beetroot…… AND celery – another vegetable I’ve taken too, despite knowing how good it is for me. The verdict – all in all not too bad – I might try celery with carrot another day. LOVE the gorgeous pink colour!!
I’ve slipped up a couple times and had some coffee when out, but at home I’m only drinking organic Green Rooibos, filtered water and an occassional glass of sparkling Veri.
Getting loads of sleep and rest, meditating, dry skin-brushing and exercising every day.
Weight loss since 01/01/2015: 7,5kg / 16 lbs
I’m feeling fabulous on this high fruit diet. In just one week I have noticed my joints are not as stiff, and even Miquel has said his back is feeling better and has improved mobility. So, we’re both seeing the benefits of 2 fruit meals a day.
WEEK 2: 23 – 29 March
Today we start week 2. The plan is;
- 2 fruit meals, fruit snacks + 1 veggie meal x 6 days a week
- fruit ONLY x 1 days a week
How excited was I to watch Dr Morse’s Q & A # 301 and hear him addressing my questions (16m11s)! As I’d thought, I have a lot of work to do. He recommends I go on a 100% fruit diet. so I’m moving that way gently, starting with at least 1 full fruit meal a day. Eye photos here.
I’m 20 days into my (gentle) detox and things are going relatively well. A couple of days ago I was getting really dizzy in the afternoons (between 3 and 6) and I started wondering if I’m eating enough or if it’s a healing crisis of sorts. The odd thing is that I have LESS appetite now than before, so I have to remind myself to eat! So, I have my super huge juice – 15 mandarines / 5 oranges / a mixture in the morning, (sometimes) a fruit mid morning and then a big mixed salad with sprouts and avo at lunchtime (around 1-ish). Then I start teaching around 3 or 4 and that’s when I start getting as little dizzy. I noticed the days I do an apple juice around 3-ish I don´t have that problem, so I need to eat fruit around 3pm.
Last night I made a brown rice risotto with asparagus, mushrooms and spinach. I love this dish BUT an hour or so after dinner I noticed reddness on the upper and lower lip lines. I know from face reading that the upper lip relates to the stomach and the lower lip the intestines. So- I’m definitely intolerant to something in there and I can only think of 2 possible causes – mushrooms and / or Nutritional yeast. So, the next time I make this dish I’ll forgo the nutritional yeast and see if I get the same sign of intolerance. Obviously NOT a good detox ingredient either.
Well here I am, starting a new blog. Let me warn you from the word go – I’m not the best of bloggers, I’m not the chatty-writer type and tend to lose interest in blogging after a while, so I’m hoping to stick with this one, at least for the next year. The reason I’m starting this blog is that I am about to set off on a self-healing adventure and blogging about it is going to be a great way to stay focused.
My little adventure begins on the 1st January 2015 and involves;
- going to go 80% + raw vegan. The vegan part isn´t what I’m worried about – I been doing that for about a year now, it’s the raw bit I’m a little nervous about. In fact I should be going 100% raw, but I’m going to ease into it a little. It’s the middle of winter and just thinking about cold food gives me the shivers. Nevertheless.
- eliminating EVERYTHING except fruit and vegetables. By that I mean coffee, alcohol, grains, bread, pasta, etc, etc. Let me say it again – EVERYTHING except fruits and vegetables – leaning heavily on the fruits (80%+)
- upping my exercise routine. Long story there – but let’s just say – I need to exercise a lot more than I’ve been doing. I’m aiming at 6 days out of 7.
- other detox-related practices.
Reason for all this apparent craziness is that I am starting a proper detox loosely based on Dr. Robert Morse’s. I have only recently discovered this amazing man’s work and it really resonates with me.
How long am I planning on doing this? Quite frankly, I have absolutely no idea – as long as it takes – I have some serious detoxing to do!!