Gone for a little, now I’m back!

8 May

Hey! sorry I’ve been absent from the web for a bit. I just finished up my finals yesterday and now post-celebrating, I’m back! The week has been rough, I’ve been eating a ton-going out to dinner, brunch, and not going to the gym. I’ve been having long partying nights too, which just kill your energy, looks and everything. Ahhh, all the lightness of my post-Master Cleanse self is gone.

I went shopping for shorts yesterday and was stunned to see that I have gone UP a size. I am no a sz 30, up from a 28 last summer. I wonder if all my dieting worrying is sabotazing me! My real goal for the next few weeks is to get to the gym at least 5 days a week. I am working more at my job (at a branding company). Luckily my hours are very flexible, I can work either 2-4 days a week, half day or full-day, whatever. So there is really no excuse I cannot get my butt to the gym. I think I’m going to organize a reasonably strict schedule for this week, plan out fun classes to do (I am a crunch member, afterall and they are known for their “superfun classes”).

I’ve been thinking about the Master Cleanse….
One of the reasons I was so happy on it was that I was calm, finally not stressing for once over calories, nutrition and food costs. I was thinking that incorporating similar simplicity into my life might help me lose the weight the best. I was thinking that protein shakes might be the way to go. Limit myself to 1 or 2 protein shakes and as many fruits and veggies as I want. As much as I HATE processed things, protein shakes are very nutritient rich and would help me get necessary protein (and even fat) into my diet. I would do soy protein shakes a la Whole Foods, not SlimFast etc. Anyone have ideas for a similarly SIMPLE diet plans. Honestly, I’d do a mono diet (all apples all day) but it’s not an effective long-term eating plan…ideas?

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3 Responses to “Gone for a little, now I’m back!”

  1. Yaraceth April 22, 2008 at 6:24 am #

    i was watching a movie with Jane Fonda just now and started to look for pictures of her when she was younger..and i opened up one picture and noticed u were writing about cleansing, i got very interested. I want to try it.

  2. Food thoughts November 4, 2009 at 2:57 am #

    guaranteed weight loss and general health diet (IF YOU STICK TO IT!!!):

    whole pieces of fresh (organic if possible) fruit in the morning. like 2 bananas, and an apple. Or half a papaya, a banana and an orange. Eat slowly, and leave about 5 minutes between each piece of fruit. This is good b/c you can take this on the road.

    Mid morning snack – a cup of low fat, organic PLAIN yoghurt. Sprinkle a handful of flaxseeds or flax flour on top and some nuts if you like. You don’t need to sweeten it, but if you just have to, drizzle some honey not exceeding 1 teaspoon. You should cut out all processed sugar (and bread, because it just turns into sugar in your body) from your diet. You can alternate this snack with a smoothie/fruit puree of half a beetroot mixed with half an apple, some carrot and ginger, blended (or juiced if you have a juicer) with water. Beets and apples = super sweet, so DEF don’t add sugar. I like to add avocado to this too because it makes it creamy, as if I added milk. Incorporate beets into your diet – they cleanse your blood, liver and colon.

    For lunch, have a can of black beans with whole grain rice. You can make the beans tasty by sauteeing some cumin, garlic, and onions in some coconut oil first (only cook with coconut oil, sesame oil…and there is another one too..i think canola…other oils are processed and horrible or shouldn’t be heated) and then adding the beans to the mix. Chop in some chili pepper and add some tumeric (like a quarter teaspoon). Tumeric is an Indian spice LOADED with super cleansing and anti-biotic properties. Chili peppers cleanse your blood. Add sea salt to taste and drizzle olive oil over the plate when you are done. This should be your biggest meal of the day – the beans and whole rice = full protein complex.

    If you want a mid afternoon snack, eat a handful of raw almonds with the skin, or other type of nut. Almonds are super good for you and lower blood sugar.

    Dinner – blend some veggies in a blender with water (carrots, bell peppers, squash, kale, tomatoes etc) and add water. In a pot, sautee w coconut oil some garlic and/or onions with some rosemary. Add this to your blender and blend away. Salt to taste. Put into a pot and cook until its boiling, let it simmer for 2 minutes and turn off the stove. Stir while it heats up.

    This diet is super healthy and will fill you up while saving you money – especially if you buy bags of dry beans and cook them yourself. It is easy to do that – soak 2 cups of beans in water for a few hours, pour out the water, rinse the beans, then add them to the pot with about a 1.5:1 ratio of water to beans. Keep an eye on them and add water if it looks like they need it.

    Try to buy organic as much as possible. If you live in a major American city, there are LOADS of local gardens and farms tthat grow fresh, organic foods and sell them for super cheap. Check out: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&q=find+local+farm&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g10

    If you break your diet (i TOTALLY did today) all that will happen is that you will feel really ill, and realize you way prefer the healthy diet because its healthy and tasty, and your body gets used to it.

    Try not to eat 3 hours before you sleep, and drink LOTS of water.

    If you work, pack all this stuff in tuperware and take it to the office!!

    Remember – you are what you eat. Eating healthy is less about losing weight than putting goodness into your body. If you do that, you will drop the pounds naturally and if you exercise then your body will reach the ideal weight and size and shape that it needs to be for your body type. Your skin will glow, your mind will be sharper than ever, and you will feel happy, young, and rejuvenated. 🙂

    Check out this site for more info on food: whfoods.org. It is the bomb.

    Good luck!

  3. Food thoughts November 4, 2009 at 3:01 am #

    Oh yeah, I want to add – for the 2 main meals, the soup and the beans and rice, dont’ worry so much about proportions – eat until you feel full – but don’t stuff yourself because you think you need to. Be patient with your body and listen to your body’s needs. It will tell you how much to eat, especially once you really get into the diet. Also, eat less rice and more beans.

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