Thursday, April 30, 2009


I have had a lot of other priorities the last week & haven't written down what I ate.

I have embarked on phase 1 of Gabriel Cousens's plan - from his book "Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine". I am taking it a day at a time, as I tried it last year & only lasted a few weeks. I felt great most of the time when I did this before, and for the past few months, I haven't felt in the best health, and I have felt that it is because I've been eating things that aren't the best for my body right now: fruit, cashews, nutritional yeast, sweeteners, carrot juice...all the things that aren't allowed on phase 1 of Dr. C's plan, although it took me a while to realize the connection. So it made sense to try his plan again, but I was a little apprehensive because I didn't last very long on it before & felt really deprived - not fun! Reading the book again, I finally realized what happened last time. I wasn't getting enough to eat! This is because I was trying to follow his recommendations for percentages of carbs, protein & fat. I realized that he must be figuring the percentages by bulk (rather than by calories, like I'm used to seeing it done). This time, I am not looking at percentages at all. I have eaten intuitively long enough that I trust my instincts to let me know if I'm eating too much of one thing, not enough of another, etc. I am also not worried about any of the things I "can't" eat - I haven't been feeling great eating them anyway! Today is my third day eating phase 1 foods.

The past 2 1/2 days, I have been eating things like:

falafel balls (my adaptation of this recipe)
zucchini "pasta" with raw marinara sauce
sesame milk (unsweetened)
avocados with Mexican seasoning & salt
salads with dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, tarragon, salt & water
sprouted mung beans

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