Prep for a Change of Life Week [Food Diary Feb 27]

Banana Chia Seed Pancakes

As of yesterday, I’m now 38 years old. I’ve spent the past year focused on learning about nutrition, health, and mindset. I’ve rebuilt my nutrition banks and no longer feel like I’m dying. I think the next big step, is to spend the next 12 months cleansing my organs. 

I’m going to figure out what I’ll be doing as I approach each organ cleanse, but I think it needs to be spread out, so that you are fasting, cleansing, and having breaks. Kind of like a less-extreme version of Gerson therapy (although it will seem extreme to most of the people I know lol).

Over the next 12 months, I want to incorporate the following:

  • Going to bed earlier (by about 10pm) – goal: sleeping closer to nature’s rhythm (10pm-6am, 9pm-5am, etc – somewhere around there and I’ll be pretty happy). Currently sleeping pattern is approximately: 2am-8am, 3am-8:30am, 4am-10:00am.
  • Getting more quality sleep
  • Cleaning out the clutter – my possessions are about to get a major overhaul.
  • Learning Meditation &/or applying Quiet Reflection as a regular part of my life
  • Re-incorporating daily yoga & stretching back into my life
  • Twice Weekly Rebounding
  • Learning QiGong or Tai Chi
  • Daily Sun access
  • Freeing myself from cigarettes & coffee addiction
  • Making Leafy-Greens “1/2” my diet
  • Continuing my ever-delving deeper into optimal living in all parts of my life
  • Moving to a location that supports my new lifestyle choices

And this is the order I think the organ cleanses should be done (but I’ll do more research):

  • Starting with a Colon Cleanse
  • 2 Day Water Fast & Enemas
  • 5 Day Juice Fast
  • 2 Week Blended Liquid (1/2 Fruit / Veg, 1/2 Leafy Plants)
  • Regular Probiotics, and investing more time learning natural ways to rebuild gut bacteria
  • 2 x Liver & Gall Bladder Cleanses followed by colon cleanses
  • Kidney Cleanse
  • Another Liver & Colon Cleanse
  • Parasite Cleanse
  • Another Liver & Colon Cleanse
  • Lung Cleanse
  • Heavy-Metal Cleanse
  • Another Colon Cleanse

Does that sound about right to those who have researched organ cleansing?

I think I’ve come a long way from the lifestyle I used to have, but I still have so much to go. It’s one thing correcting your diet & adjusting your mindset to a point where you feel alive again, another thing to cleanse the years of damage & toxic crud I inflicted upon myself from 38 years of incorrect lifestyle. Even though I feel pretty good now, I want to feel GREAT, and I want it to show on my outside what I’m feeling on the inside so that I can be even more of a shining example to those I care about to start applying the things I’ve been learning. I want to take the next year to do a major cleanout & cleanup. That will probably mean continuing to eat a mostly raw, and mostly a plant-based diet, but probably stepping it up a few notches from the things I do currently for the coming year (which would be much easier to do if I lived in a sunny, warm environment.. so that is also a priority).

I will see how I feel at each stage of the cleanses, as incorporating wellness into your life is a unique and personal journey, no body is the same and my cells and problems are different than the next person’s. I think you need to know or ‘feel’ when it’s getting “too much” or “not enough” within yourself, by your energy & vitality levels and the body’s own internal warning signals telling you exactly what it does and doesn’t want you to do :).

So while I study and prepare over the coming weeks what my “plan of action” is going to be, that being in the back of my mind, will decide what I eat over the next few weeks, whether I try and eat a lot more meat since I plan on abstaining for a while, or whether I lean more towards transitioning further into more juicing and smoothies.. I will take each day as it comes and decide as I go, there is no stress here, I’m not following anyone’s “rules” except my own gut instincts. It just feels like the right thing to do… this year will be a major cleanout and detox and taking big leaps & bounds moving towards optimal health and away from disease.

Accountability Food Diary

Day One, today, I am on left-overs – the last of the week’s shopping to fit the new batch that I purchased today.

Thursday 27th Feb 2014

Banana Chia Seed Pancakes Chicken Kiev, Veggies, Salad

Weather Check: Cool~Warmish 22° 
Mood Check: Cool, just taking it easy. Felt dizzy in afternoon.
Sleep Check: 7 Hours
Activities
: Can’t remember what I did this morning, how weird. Oh yeah, wrote a new blog post about “Food Bombs to Feed Homeless and Community”, Made brunch (pancakes), repotted herbs into larger pots with organic veg soil & diatomaceous earth, went grocery shopping, took the nephews to the park, made dinner, watched ‘The Block’ with sis, and now working on this post. Don’t remember doing anything else today but surely I must’ve? lol. This blog post, replying to my bday wishes on Facebook, watching health videos, browsing the Global Healing centre website and purchasing items, browsing their FB page, joining a Detox group. Now it’s almost 4am.. so much for a 10pm sleep. Will try and make it 2-3am tomorrow and work down to normality slowly.

What I ate:

Brunch

Banana Chia Seed Pancakes Banana Chia Seed Pancakes

Banana & Chia-Seeds Pancakes, they look burnt but they weren’t. My camera just sucks.. *rolls eyes* hehe.

Dinner

Chicken Kiev, Veggies, Salad

Garlic Chicken Kiev, Fresh Coriander, Handful Baby Kale Leaves, 1 Spring Onion, 3 Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, 3 Asparagus Stalks, 15 Mixed Olives, Flaxseed Oil, Nutritional Yeast, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric, Fresh Chives, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Nori Flakes

Liquid

  • 8 Glasses Water

Supplements

  • Probiotic Capsule
  • Nori Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarb Soda

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds (in Pancakes)
  • 1/2 cup Chia Seeds (in Pancakes)
  • 1 Tbsp ground Flaxseed (in Pancakes)

Spices / Other

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (in Pancakes)
  • 1 heaped tsp Cacao Powder (in Pancakes)
  • 1/4 tsp Molasses Sugar (on Pancakes)
  • Drizzle Honey (on Pancakes)
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon (in & on Pancakes)
  • 2 tsps Flaxseed Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chives, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley

 Fruit

  • 2 Ripe Bananas  (in Pancakes)
  • 15 Mixed Olives

Food

  • 2 Eggs (in Pancakes)
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut (in & on Pancakes)
  • Garlic Chicken Kiev
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Handful Baby Kale Leaves
  • 1 Spring Onion
  • 3 Cherry Tomatoes
  • Steamed Broccoli x 4 Florets
  • Steamed Cauliflower x 4 Florets
  • 3 Asparagus Stalks

Other Good

  • Homemade Blonde Hair Toner (AmeriColor Violet Food Dye + 2 parts White Vinegar + 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar) (hair experiment from last night, repeated today and it hasn’t made my hair blue, it seems to be a little bit less gold, but it’s not a huge transformation.. I’m not yet convinced this recipe will be the right way to go chemical-free on my hair. Maybe I just need to dye it once less blonde so that I don’t have to worry about yellow/gold maintenance)
  • Ordered my detox products from Global Healing Center

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 3 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)

Friday 28th Feb 2014 

Garlic Chicken Salad

Weather Check: Warm-Hot 25°
Mood Check: Good mood, focused. After day progressed, pain in left shoulder and arm.
Sleep Check: 5 Hours
Activities
: Facebook, Outside in the sun while my family was in the garden, I read an entire book.. um, Liver & Gallbladder cleanse and took 8 pages of notes,  went to the health food shop to price check all the ingredients I’ll need to start the cleanse, but they didn’t have most of them, but they just got Moringa in! Yay, so I bought some of that and some marshmallow root and epsom salts, had brunch at the Indian grocer (2 x Veg samosas), and walked around watergardens shopping centre, then came home, transferred the notes to where I’m collating all my cleanse research (unpublished right now), made dinner, and now I’m updating this post and probably about to get dragged to the park with my nephews before it gets too dark & cold.. :) nope.. tv time with sis, updating the cure emphysema post with personal comments, and now.. 4am.. almost bedtime.

What I ate:

Brunch

 Veg Samosa

2 x Veg Samosas’s from Indian Grocer (no photo)

Dinner

Garlic Butter Chicken Salad

Garlic Chicken Thigh (baked with butter, fresh garlic, cayenne pepper, black pepper, turmeric), Fresh Coriander, Handful Baby Kale Leaves, 2 Large Handfuls of Lettuce, 1 Spring Onion, 3 Cherry Tomatoes, 10 Mixed Olives, Fresh Chives, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Basil, Thyme, Nori Flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, flaked almonds, mixed a tiny bit of himilayan salt with apple cider vinegar & balsamic vinegar and used that as a salad dressing.

Liquid

  • 9 Glasses Water

Supplements

  • 1/2 tsp Moringa powder
  • 2 tsp Nori Flakes
  • 2 capfuls apple cider vinegar
  • 1 capful balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarb

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp flaked Almonds

Spices / Other

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chives, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Basil, Thyme

 Fruit

  • 10 Mixed Olives

Food

  • 2 Veg Samosas
  • Garlic Chicken Thigh
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Handful Baby Kale Leaves
  • 2 Large Handfuls Mignonet Lettuce
  • 1 Spring Onion
  • 3 Cherry Tomatoes

Other Good

  • More Homemade Blonde Hair Toner added, still not noticing any difference, but the ‘smell’ of the vinegar is very noticeable to others, so yeah.. probably not something I want to leave on my hair at work
  • Bought some Moringa Powder
  • Bought some Marshmallow Root
  • Bought some Epsom Salts

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 3 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • 2 x Veg Samosas from Indian Grocer
  • 1 Tic Toc biscuit
  • 1 Kit Kat Cookies & Cream from Service Station

Saturday 1st Mar 2014 

Fruit Salad Coconut Flakes

Egg Lettuce Chickpea Wrap

Weather Check: Warm 27°
Mood Check: Good mood, focused again, but this time focused on a “clean-out”
Sleep Check: 5 Hours
Activities
: Going through all my boxes, working out what to sell, give away, donate, and chuck. All day.

What I ate:

Breakfast

Fruit Salad Coconut Flakes
Fruit Salad Coconut Flakes

Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Banana, Red Grapes, Black Grapes, Coconut Flakes

Lunch

Egg Lettuce Chickpea Wrap
Lettuce & Olives in Chickpea Roti
Egg on Top
Egg on Top.. wrap & eat

Lettuce, 3 Cherry Tomatoes, Spring Onion, Nuts, Egg, Black Pepper, in Chickpea Roti bread

Dinner

Spaghetti Bolognaise
Spaghetti Bolognaise

Spaghetti Bolognaise (thanks Sis!)

Liquid

  • 2 Glasses Water

Supplements

  • 1/2 tsp Moringa powder

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 tsp Walnuts
  • 1 tsp flaked Almonds

Spices / Other

  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper

 Fruit

  • Punnet Blackberries
  • 1/2 Punnet Blueberries
  • 5-6 Strawberries
  • Handful Red Grapes
  • Handful Black Grapes
  • 1 Banana
  • 5 Mixed Olives

Food

  • Chickpea Roti Bread
  • 1 Egg
  • Some Fresh Coriander
  • Some Baby Kale Leaves
  • Handful Mignonet Lettuce
  • Some Spring Onion
  • 3 Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mixed Herbs

Other Good

  • Coconut Oil on face
  • Oregano Oil on soles of feet

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 2 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)


Sunday 2nd Mar 2014 

Berry and Banana Smoothie

Eggs and Salad on Roti Bread

Weather Check: Warm – Cool – Hot – Warm – Cool hehe.
Mood Check: Stressed and easily annoyed. 
Sleep Check: 8 Hours
Activities
: Driving to work (30 mins), Work (4 hours), driving home from work (45 mins), updating emphysema post, listening to podcasts, reading, Facebook, Dinner, Hangout with family, TV “The Block”, working a new blog post (not yet published)

What I ate:

Breakfast

Berry and Banana Smoothie

Banana, Strawberries, Blueberries, Red Grapes, Black Grapes, Blended for 5 seconds, and skulled quickly before work.

Lunch

Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice

$1 Potato Cake & Freshly Squeezed Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Watermelon)

Afternoon

1 Banana, 6 Dates, 2 pcs Chocolate

Dinner

Eggs and Salad on Roti Bread

 

Eggs, Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Kale, Mignonet Lettuce, Spring Onion, Roti Bread

Liquid

  • 6 Glasses Water
  • 1 Freshly Squeezed Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Watermelon)

Supplements

  • 1/2 tsp Moringa powder
  • 1 tsp Nori Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp MSM + Vitamin C

Nuts & Seeds

  • N/A

Spices / Other

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chives, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Basil, Thyme, Marjoram, Coriander

 Fruit

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Red Grapes
  • Black Grapes
  • 2 Bananas
  • 10 Mixed Olives
  • 6 Dates

Food

  • $1 Potato Cake
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Spring Onion
  • Mignonet Lettuce
  • Baby Kale Leaves
  • Fresh Coriander
  • 2 x Roti Bread

Other Good

  • N/A

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 3 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • 2 Pieces Chocolate
  • $1 Potato Cake
  • Roti Breads x2


Monday 3rd Mar 2014

Berry & Grape Smoothie - Chia Seeds, Cacao Powder, Hemp Seeds, Coconut Flakes

Somosas Steamed Veggies Salad

Weather Check: Hot 30°
Mood Check: Happy, Energetic
Sleep Check: 7 Hours
Activities
: Facebook, listening to podcasts, reading, Driving to work (35 mins), Work (5 hours), driving home from work (25 mins),  Dinner, Hangout with family, now this post and not sure what next, although it’s 10pm, so not much.. 1am heading to bed.

What I ate:

Breakfast

Berry & Grape Smoothie
Moringa, Nectarines, Banana, Kale, Lettuce, Grapes, Strawberries
Berry & Grape Smoothie
Moringa, Nectarines, Banana, Kale, Lettuce, Grapes, Strawberries

Plum, Nectarine, and a Berry/Banana Smoothie before work
(Moringa Powder, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Cacao Powder, Coconut Oil, Coconut Flakes, Banana, Crimson Grapes, Red Globe Grapes, Strawberries, Kale, Mignonet Lettuc.

Lunch

Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice

Freshly Squeezed Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Watermelon)

Late Afternoon

50c Potato Cake

Dinner

Somosas Steamed Veggies Salad
Somosas, Steamed Veggies, Salad

4 Veg Samosa’s with Mint/Coriander Chutney & Spicy Tamarind Chutney
Steamed Cauliflower, Broccoli, Potato with Nutritional Yeast, Butter, & Pepper
Kale, Mignonet Lettuce, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Nori Flakes, and Fresh Herbs
with Balsamic Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper & Turmeric dressing

Liquid

  • 3 Glasses Water
  • 1 x Freshly Squeezed Juices (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Watermelon)
  • 750ml MSM + Vitamin C Water

Supplements

  • 1 tsp Moringa powder
  • 1 tsp Nori Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp MSM + Vitamin C
  • 2 Capfuls Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Capful Balsamic Vinegar

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cacao Powder

Spices / Other

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Chives, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Basil, Thyme, Marjoram, Coriander, Oregano (yes, now that I have a herb garden, I can’t help picking a little bit of everything to add)
  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast

 Fruit

  • Strawberries
  • Red Globe Grapes
  • Crimson Grapes
  • 1 Bananas
  • 1 Nectarine
  • 1 Plum

Food

  • 50c Potato Cake
  • 4 Samosas
  • 1/4 Cauliflower
  • 4 Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Small Potato
  • Handful Baby Kale
  • Handful Mignonet Lettuce
  • Fresh Coriander 

Other Good

  • Mini Colon Cleanse. 2 capfuls castor oil in 1/3 glass warm water on empty stomach before going to sleep
  • Coconut oil on face
  • Castor & Coconut oil on hair

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 3 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • 50c Potato Cake
  • 4 x Samosa’s

Tuesday 4th Mar 2014

Green Smoothie

 

Tempeh Curry

Weather Check: Hot 34°
Mood Check: Happy, Energetic
Sleep Check: 7 Hours
Activities
: Unpacking boxes, throwing rubbish into skip, grocery shopping, walk to park with nephews, facebook, dinner, hangout with family, this post, backup & update client websites, reply to emails, creating a video for a past client, facebook, 

What I ate:

Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs, Kale, Chickpea Roti

Scrambled Eggs, Kale, Chickpea Roti
Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Herbs, Kale Leaves, Chickpea Roti Bread

Lunch

Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie

Moringa Powder, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Cacao Powder, Coconut Oil, Coconut Flakes, Banana, Cucumber, Crimson Grapes, Red Globe Grapes, Kale, Mignonet Lettuce, Flaxseed Meal, Vitamin C Powder

Dinner

Quinoa, Basmati Rice, Baby Spinach Leaves, Rocket, Spring Onion
Quinoa, Basmati Rice, Baby Spinach Leaves, Rocket, Spring Onion
Tempeh Curry
Tempeh Curry
Tempeh Curry
Tempeh Curry

Liquid

  • 2.2 Litres Water (with MSM, Vitamin C, Moringa, Bicarb)
  • Coconut Water from Fresh Young Coconut

Supplements

  • 1 Probiotic Capsule
  • 2 tsp Moringa powder
  • 1 tsp Nori Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp MSM + Vitamin C
  • 1 tsp Vitamin C Powder
  • 2 Capfuls Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Magnesium Oil (on legs)

Nuts & Seeds

  • 4 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal
  • Walnuts 
  • Flaked Almonds

Spices / Other

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Chives, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Basil, Thyme, Marjoram, Coriander, Oregano 
  • 2 tsp Indian Curry
  • Himilayan Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Nori Flakes
  • Braggs All Purpose Seasoning (for Tempeh marinate)

 Fruit

  • 1 Banana
  • Red Globe Grapes
  • Crimson Grapes

Food

  • 1/4 Zucchini
  • Mignonet Lettuce
  • Baby Kale
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Chickpea Roti Bread
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1/4 cup Basmati Rice
  • Baby Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Spring Onion
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Ginger
  • 1/2 Block Tempeh
  • Cauliflower Floret
  • Broccoli Floret
  • 6 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/4 Fresh GInger Root
  • 1/2 Jalapeño Green Pepper
  • Coconut Flesh from Young Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flakes
  • 1/3 cup Almond Meal

Other Good

  • Coconut oil on face
  • Castor & Coconut oil on hair
  • Magnesium Oil on legs

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 2 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • Tempeh



Penny (NaturalHealing.com.au)
Penny (NaturalHealing.com.au)

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