Sunday, October 23, 2011

[Blog] 42-Day Balancing Regime Complete

I made it through 42 days. True, I didn't do 100% perfectly what I set out to do, but I didn't give up. I'm quite proud of myself.

The diet's purpose and aims were outlined in my first entry about the 42-day fast from sweet fruits.

My origional aims were modified somewhat; I went beyond abstaining from sweet fruits, and for a time abstained from fat, and emphasized vegetable juice, as is explained in my first entry written during the regime.

At the half-way point I wrote an update on my progress, which clarified some concenrns I mentioned in the previous two entries to that.

This is probably my last entry about it. I completed the process about a week ago now, and I've been terribly busy and been positively delighted to return to making smoothies several times a day. It's faster than making juice, and more delightful usually.

What I gained from the 42-day experience:

I most certainly have much healthier intestinal flora, as indicated by some of the following
My gums seem to be consistently not bleeding when I brush
The breakouts I've been experiencing since the move (April 2011) are significantly decreased
My energy level is excellent
My lung capacity is improved; I can run for longer than ever without my lungs burning at all
I've discovered at least five completely new ways to make savory meals (without any sweet)
I now like the taste of many more new vegetables, such as celery, carrots, and pickles
I feel more control over my cravings and food desires
I feel more in control of my life
I've learned how to make vegetable juices I enjoy
I've detoxed from metal poisoning; cilantro no longer tastes like pennies
I love lettuce more than ever

A full log of what I ate for these forty-two days is posted here.

I'm also glad it's over. I'll do more regimes in the future, but hopefully I will not have to abstain from bananas for so long ever again. My husband I delightedly bought a 40 pound crate of bananas two days go.

If you have not noticed, there is a new tab at the top called "Food Pyramid" which contains my newly updated food pyramid, with a detailed description of the pyramid, and a sample day's menu. I'd love to hear your feedback on it.

To share your thoughts on the pyramid with a wider audiance, and to get faster feedback, comment on the pyramid's facebook location.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Raederle

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