Saturday, April 30, 2005 8

Today offered a new challenge.
I have been staying close to home for most meals just to avoid the temptation of cheating.
However, today I got an emergency call from my daughter's school...they needed someone to help with the hot dog program. This runs for about 3 1/2 hours....surrounded by bread, hotdogs, milk and ice cream.

Thinking this may be difficult, I planned ahead.
In my bag was a bottle of water, a V8 juice, a bag of almonds and a bag of carrots.
I survived! Without one cheating moment. It amazed me because it sure smelled

A few people have asked what I am allowed to
This program is limiting flour products, peanuts, all fermented foods, anything containing yeast, fruit juices, certain fruits because of their large amount of simple sugars.

Your diet is centered around 3 columns of food.

Column 1...protein foods (acid forming foods)
Acceptable....beans, beef, coffee(max 2 cups), eggs (whole), whole grains, lamb, lentils, liver, nuts, oatmeal, peas, poultry, pork, prunes(cooked), rhubarb(cooked),white rice, seeds, soy beans, tofu, veal, wheat germ
Not recommended....buttermilk, cheese, seafood(shellfish), yogurt
This column makes up 20% of your daily intake

Column 2....starch foods (alkaline forming)
Recommended....almonds, millet, buckwheat, brown rice
Acceptable...aplles, apricots, berries, cherries, lemons, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, popcorn, baked potato, pumpkin, squash, yams, sweet potatoes, sesame sees, soy milk, tahini, tomatoes
Not recommended...banans, currants, dried fruit, fruit juices flour of any grains, grapes, honey, malt, maple syrup, melons, molasses, oranges, pasta, pineapple, raisins, soups, tropical fruit
Not recommended at any time....cakes, candy, ice cream, processed cereal, flour gravy, fruit juices with sugar, oily nuts and peanuts, sugar

Column 3....bulk forming foods (neutral foods)
Recommended....chives, garlic, ginger, onions, herbal tea, water
Acceptable...arugual, artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beans, beats, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, butter, cabbage, carrots, auliflower, clery, collards, corn, chards, cucumber, dandelion, eggplant, endive, escaole, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, oils (except peanut oil), parsley, parsnips, peas, peppermint, peppers, radiccio, radishes, rutabagas, seaweeds, sorrel, spinach, sprouts, turnips, vegetable seasoning, watercress
Not recommended...cottage cheese, mushrooms

Column 2 & 3 make up for 80% of your intake

So as you can see I have lots to eat.....this cleanse is just opening my eyes to what is out there.
Life is to easy at grabbing the processed foods....but nature provides some interesting options.

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