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Day Two of the Elimination Diet

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

CARBS 289 g
FAT 26 g
FIBER 53 g
SODIUM 396 mg

I got 3/4 of the way through day two drinking green smoothies when suddenly I couldn't take it anymore. I heated up some leftover brown rice and cabbage/celery/carrot stir fry and ate that for supper. At bedtime I was still starving so I ate two small roasted yams. These foods are from Phase 1 of the diet so I wasn't off plan, I was just 14 hours early. :D Oh well, I broke down, it's not the first time. The thought of having to drink another one of those smoothies this morning... ack! See the recipe if you don't believe me.

The symptoms of detoxing are unpleasant, but having said that I plan to do a 24-36 hour green smoothie detox at least once every three months. I'll even schedule it on the calendar so it doesn't coincide with something else I'm doing. Detoxing creates flu-like symptoms of fatigue, joint tenderness, back pain, and nausea, probably from that "elimination" and gas. It only took 24 hours to turn everything green, if you know what I mean. I barely made it through my 12 minute dog walk yesterday, the abdominal cramps were so bad.

Anyway, so it's day three today and I'll be drinking one Vitamix full of the Minty Green smoothie, as well as a huge green salad (romaine lettuce, baby bok choy, celery, carrots, savoy cabbage, red cabbage, green cabbage) topped with cubed roasted yams. I'll find a Phase 1 dressing and dig in. For supper tonight I'm going to make miso soup. :D Yum!
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  • JENN03275
    I recently did a Mediclear Cleanse as an elimination diet through my physician. It was the best thing ever and made the choice of going vegan even easier. I found a food bothered me that I never even guessed, peanuts emoticon . Peanut butter being my favorite food has been the toughest.
    2114 days ago
    Wow. It sounds heavy, arduous and desirable to do what you're doing. I wonder if there is a medal you might wear at the end of this detox/elimination adventure.

    I thought of you last night when I made this Orange-Wasabi Cabbage Salad from the Whole Life Nutrition site:
    .html I don't know if it is part of your 28 day plan. Maybe it's for later. It was good-not great, but I think it's growing on me. She talks about how fine cabbage is for detoxing. I think I'll look in their recipe section for other raw cabbage ideas.

    I LOVE miso soup. I call it my survival food. When I'm not able to eat for whatever reason-emotional or philological- I figure I can at least down some miso soup. What pleasure it is. I wish you further success and I'm so sorry there is pain and discomfort involved.
    2114 days ago
    Enemas will do WONDERS for you! Specially in the beginning, you need to push all the old waste out, so that small intestines can push older waste, bile and toxins out as well. If I were you I would do 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening for few days and then do 1 a day and then 1 every other day as you feel needed. In fact thats what I have been doing with my juice feast even though I already was on a raw vegan lifestyle. I can feel when I go too long without an enema, I get headache and other detox symptoms. Hope it helps.
    2114 days ago
    I find your symptoms interesting. I did a juice fast in October and didn't experience any of that. I had smoothies and blended juices all day. I hope today is much better for you! emoticon
    2114 days ago
    I've never heard of the green smoothie. I don't think I could do it. I'm not a believer in detoxing.
    2114 days ago
    Each smoothie is different and I am following a plan, so I feel like I'm in good hands.

    I tried to schedule a colonic treatment but the nearest centre is over 3 hours away. :-( I may try to do an at home enema.
    2114 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2012 9:47:55 AM
    Good for you. I just can't bring myself to do smoothies, but I do the colon cleanse one month a year. Crazy how much stuff builds up in there isn't it!
    2114 days ago
    What might help you during this detox is a series of colonics. The liver has an issue when you are pushing through all this gung that's built up over the years. A coffee enema daily at least would help the liver release it's overload. Check it out at least. I hate to see people suffer.

    I hope you are using all organic produce. The lemon is the only one that can be commercial. Lemons have an ability to ward off chemicals. I still would go with ALL organic.

    It's also not the best idea to have all the same items every day. Have a combination that you rotate. This pearl of wisdom comes from Victoria Boutenko and from Robyn Openshaw. Both are the two foremost promoters of green smoothies.
    2114 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2012 8:38:00 AM
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