Good morning alkaline bunnies!
Just got back from an amazing speaking gig in Boston and a TV appearance in NYC yesterday - ABC Eye Witness News. Here's the link if ya missed it, ABC . Anyway, back to cleansing, fasting and what I'd like to call PRE-fasting. Yeah, a new CSL term!
I loved catching up with all of your cleansing tales from the previous blog, what a ride, what fun, what useful information you shared. This group is down right golden! As some of you found out it's really helpful to strategize and plan your day, especially if you're a wicked busier multi-tasker with a pack of kids, deadlines and hungry partners who pile drive pizza and tempting snickity snacks. Do yourself a favor and go places prepared. Bring your juice, smoothie, purified water with lemon, a blended soup etc. Have liquids will travel! Nothing worse than being stuck in a traffic jam on your first day of a fast. Your last liquid was at 7 AM and now it's noon and the freeway is a parking lot! Not good for you, your cells (cells are greatly effected by anger, hate and road rage) and not good for the bumper of the bitch ahead on you. Get the picture? So holster your potion to your hip and glide through your day the liquid way...
If you are new to the CSL diet and lifestyle or if you have any concerns about your ability to fast (check with your doctor) you may want to move slowly into liquid love by starting with a Pre-fast cleanse. In other words, transition into the fast. Ease in and take baby steps which lead to small victories and gradual changes.
Stages of cleansing...
Stage one: For some of you, moving to an 80/20 diet is a huge jump and this is your cleanse. So lets just kick that up a notch. Your mornings start with water lemon, cayenne, you have a raw lunch (salad) and then a huge salad for dinner with a small portion of cooked food (no animal products - this will stop all the cleansing).
Stage two: Same as above but instead of having raw solids at lunch you have more juice and make smoothies and/or bleneded soups through out the day, then for dinner you have a huge lovely salad with all your favorite raw nick nacks (note: favorite raw nick nacks for the above stages too). Stage two fasters remove all wheat products - even sprouted bread and manna. Remove ALL grain - even the best ones (millet, quinoa, Buckwheat, Amaranth, Teff). Remove ALL noodles too (grain!). Remove all cooked products.
Stage Three: Water with lemon, herbal teas (other stages can use too), green juices, smoothies, blended soups. As much as ya like. The more accustom you get to fasting the less hungry you will be and the less you will need. At first, don't stress yourself out, when hungry sip!
I consider stages 1 & 2 to be slow and steady wins the race steps to a more intense experience when you're ready. They are also considered pre-fast preps. Whatever you do is good enough for you. So when the group fasts on 4/15 (way to celebrate tax day - our wallets fast and so do our bodies), you choose what level is right for you and join in if you are able.
Note: For all stages it is important to omit ANY kind of sugar. To mop up the terrain and deal with yeast beasties- fruit, agave, honey etc are not recommended. STEVIA is your friend. GREEN GODDESS for 1-3 days, YOU can do it!
CSL group cleanses are a great idea and I will start a monthly group on the forum. The cleanses will last from 1-3 days and we all help each other through the rough cabbage patches. Use the blog and the group as your support system. Share recipes, symptoms, inspiration, tips and testimonials.
Questions, comments, thoughts, LOVE?
Peace and chlorophyll!
PS. Here's the link for the group or you can just find it on the forum.CSL cleanse group
Stages of fasting & Pre-fasting
Monday, April 7, 2008
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