Friday, March 18, 2011

3-4 th Week Update From Genevieve


Hello Ladies. It’s encouraging to read your progress. My diet & exercise have been up and down in the past few weeks. Week 2-3 I did well with keeping consistently active, making sure to get a half hour of rebounding in before breakfast and taking 2 mile walks several times a day. But since Monday this week, I’ve been down in energy and have not been exercising regularly. I just have a hard time getting started. Today I'm going to try to get 3 miles in.

At the beginning of this challenge I was doing phase one of the Makers diet (no grains, almost no beans/nuts, and generally limits insulin producing foods ), but I’ve not been as consistent with staying on it as I should be since then. I have been eating all “nourishing foods” (avoiding white flour/sugar and artificial foods) and I’ve been concentrating on increasing the digestibility of the food by soaking/sprouting grains, beans, nut & seeds. Since I’ve not seen any changes on the scale since last time, I’m strating a more restrictive diet for 1 month (March 18th-April 18th). 1 month seems a lot less intimidating than “until I reach my weight goal”. I need definite structure at least until I can gain better control of my habits. For extra accountability, my sister, Evelyn has agreed to help me stay with it. She knows my weight, and diet plan this time. Here's the plan:

Foods to enjoy
Animal Products -

Organic & Free Range Kosher Meat - Beef, Lamb, Deer, etc
Kosher Poultry, Chicken, Turckey, etc
Kosher Fish- Salmon, Tilapia, etc
Organ Meats-must be Organic
Bone Broth
Eggs

Oils-

Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin
Sesame Seed Oil
Cod Liver Oil
Olive Oil

Beans, Seeds, & Fruits-

Miso-in small amounts
Lentils-Must be Sprouted
Flaxseeds-in small amounts, soaked
Grapefruit- 1 per day max
Lemons
Limes
Raw Honey -in small amounts
Coconut- Meat, Milk, & Extra Virgin Oil

Beverages-
Coffee-Fresh ground, organic
Tea-Herbal- Black, Green , Root
Water
Lacto-Fermented Beverages
Ginger Ale- Homemade
Kombucha-1 cup max per day
Kvass-Homemade
Root Beer-Homemade

Culinary Vegetables-
Avocado-in small amounts
Anise
Artichokes
Asparagus
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery-Stalk & Root
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fennel
Garlic
Lacto-Fermented Vegetables
Sauerkraut
Kimchi
Pickles
Ginger Carrots etc
Leafy greens-
Endive, Escarole, Radicchio, Arugula, Fraise, Watercress, Mesclun, Chard etc
Lettuce- Leaf of All Kinds (
Romaine, Red, Boston etc)
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Parsnips
Peas
Peppers
Pumpkins
Sea Vegetables-
Nori, Kelp, Wakame etc
Spinach
Squash
String beans
Tomatoes- including Canned in small amounts
Tomatillos
Turnips
Zucchini

Foods I'm Avoiding:
Grains- (Pasta, Rice, Quinoa, Bread, etc)
Beans- Except Miso & Lentils in small amounts
Potato's, Sweet Potatoes, & Yams
Sweeteners-(Heated Honey, Sugar, Molasses, Maple Syrup etc)-except Raw Honey
Nuts & Nut Butters-Except Coconut
Seeds & Seed Butters, Except Flaxseeds & very small seeds, mustard etc
Fruits- Except Grapefruit, Lemons, & Limes
Canned Olives
Dairy
Sausage, bacon, hotdog & Luncheon type meats

Jordan Rubin (author of the Makers diet)-reccommends 1 partial cleansing fast day per week. I'm doing a Fast Friday and will not be eating breakfast or lunch, but will make sure to stay hydrated with water, tea, & bone broth, and will eat a light evening meal. This fast is not for weight loss and is only meant to give the body a healing break.

Mommy will be doing this plan with me, but not quite as restrictively. She is going to eat a little bit of raw dairy and is not going to do the partial fast day.
I’m hoping this plan will help reduce our insulin sensitivity, increase our energy levels, boost immunity, restart our worn out digestive system & help boost weight loss =).

Blessings,
Gen
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