Un Diet - 90 Day Diet
Start the day with a glass of fresh juice, herbal tea, plain distilled water, or distilled water with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. If you can drink your lemon/lime “tea” without sweetener, all the better, but if you must you can add honey, date or maple sugar. When you wake up in the morning your body is still eliminating the food you ate the day before. You don’t want to tax your body by forcing it to begin digesting another meal, so from the time you wake up until noon, you’ll eat nothing but fresh or frozen Fruit. No canned Fruit. If you like, you may also drink freshly made Fruit juice that you make yourself, or purchase from a juice bar or grocer that makes it’s juices daily. No canned, bottled or frozen juice concentrates. Cooking Fruit destroys all it’s benefits to your body including the enzymes needed to digest properly. Exception: “flash pasteurized” is okay, as it’s cooked so quickly that the enzymes aren’t destroyed.
If you have trouble digesting Fruit you may try eating celery or lettuce with your Fruit. If you do choose to combine these veggies with your Fruit, try eliminating them after a few days and you may find that your body has rid itself of enough toxins that you are now able to digest things you couldn’t eat before without discomfort.
You want to try to make 70% of each meal raw veggies (or 100% fresh Fruit) as this is what facilitates the digestion of your food, helping you to lose weight. I can’t always make every meal 70% raw veggies, but I try and I’ve even come up with some creative ways to introduce raw veggies into dishes that I wouldn’t normally have added them to . When you switch from Fruit to any other food make sure that at least 20 minutes have passed (44 minutes after a banana), so the Fruit will be completely digested.
10-20 minutes before lunch drink a glass of fresh veggie juice, fresh Fruit juice, herbal tea, or distilled water.
Make a salad. Use any dressing that contains no preservatives, sugars, chemicals, or high fructose corn syrup. Don’t worry about using oil in your dressing, although if you can cut back on the oil by adding a little more balsamic vinegar, lemon or lime juice go ahead. Note: I love balsamic vinegar, but it is a dead food and it’s much better for your system to use lemon, lime or orange juice instead. However, since the idea is to eat as healthy as you can and still enjoy your food, pick your deviations.
I found it very difficult to eat a completely raw veggie salad during the winter months so I would saute or roast up some veggie combos such as:
- eggplant and onion
- bell peppers, eggplant and onion
- zucchini and onion
- mushrooms, zucchini and onion
- potatoes and onions
- potatoes, zucchini or bell peppers and onion
You get the idea, make up your own veggie combos. I try to use veggies that I don’t like served raw. Let cool until warm and serve on bed of lettuce and/or other raw veggies. Drizzle dressing over all. Try to make at least 70% of the salad raw veggies.
Or you may prefer having raw veggie sticks for lunch, plain or with a dip. Just make sure that the dip is chemical and sugar free.
A big salad is one of the best lunch choices when you’re losing weight or detoxing. It’s easy to digest and therefore doesn’t tax your system in the midst of the day when you need energy for other things and doesn’t take much time to prepare. However if you can’t bring yourself to have “just a salad” for lunch you can add a serving of leftovers from dinner.
The best snack to continue detoxing your system is fresh Fruit; next best is raw veggies; however it’s perfectly acceptable to have any protein or starch food as long as you’ve waited the recommended amount of time if you’re snacking on a different food group than you had for lunch.
Best choice is filtered water or herbal teas, decaf black tea, decaf coffee (hot or cold) made from filtered water – no milk, although cream is okay since it’s mostly fat and therefore classified as a Neutral instead of a Protein. I usually keep a pitcher of one of the following in the fridge: any Celestial Seasonings Zinger teas (make it strong and it tastes like Fruit juice – without the calories!), or Good Earth decaf. I also love to squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice into my water, sometimes with a little maple syrup or honey.
10-20 minutes before dinner drink a glass of fresh veggie juice, fresh Fruit juice, herbal tea ,or distilled water.
A veggie salad or other raw vegetable dish.You may have healthy cookbooks, but be careful as they rarely take into account the principles of food combining.
- best choice is fresh Fruit or fresh Fruit juice
- or a bowl of chopped Fruit, warmed with spices such as pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or vanilla
- raw veggies
- warmed vegetables, plain or with salt and butter or any other spice you like
- leftovers from dinner
Stop eating by 8pm. If you can’t that’s okay, but at least allow 2 – 3 hours between your last meal (20 minutes if your meal or snack is Fruit) and when you go to bed.