Spring Cleanse #3 - 2011

A few days have past since my last “check in” and I feel quite different from the last time I blogged.  This cleanse is different for every individual.  Some people in poor health may not be able to go as far in the elimination stages as some others.  If anyone reading this is inclined to try the cleanse in Dr. Elson M. Haas’ book Staying Healthy Through the Seasons please seek a professional with experience in this area.  The cleanse essentially starts with me eliminating “building” foods such as meat and dairy over the course of two weeks.

Then last Friday, my diet went strictly vegan with the elimination of all eggs and dairy.  The key to remember is that there are a lot of choices at that time. Nuts and beans are very satisfying and the grain varieties available are nutritious and economical.  This is when I feel the physical ease.  I think some of the “foods” we consume put actual stress on the body.  This weekend the elimination continued with nuts and beans on one day then seeds next on Sunday.  The former is harder to loose than the latter.

Now is the point where I began a strict cleansing diet due to the percentage of fiber that is digested.  I am loosing weight in various ways.  Yes I am slimming, but I am eating as much as I want.  It helps to have referenced tasty things to eat and planned ahead to have sustenance within my reach at all times.  I’m lighter also because I feel much less “stuck” in my choices and attachments to food habits.  I feel free from foods that weigh me down.  Tomorrow is the last day of chewable foods I...just juices on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.  At Sunday’s transition things get real interesting.  Thanks for reading this.  I look forward to dialog.  Please ask any questions that come to mind.