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Eating Green For 40 Days

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Eating Green For 40 Days

    “Simple Food is very simple. The simpler you eat, the healthier you become. It is very difficult to eat simple food. Therefore, in therapy, there is always a mono diet. Have just one thing to eat.” – Yogi Bhajan, 7/12/1983   Sat Nam friends, Since November of last year I have been attending a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program at Golden Bridge in Santa Monica, California. It has been an amazing journey and I have met so many quality people and gained sacred relationships with my peers and teachers. Experiencing Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan has been such a blessing and has transformed my relationship with myself, others, and my journey as a healer on this planet earth. In one of my teacher training weekends we discussed the Yogic Diet: Ayurveda, vegetarianism, healing foods, and the benefits of cleansing and fasting. We learned about the 40 Day Green Mono Diet. This is a diet that has numerous benefits, such as alkalizing the body, clearing the skin, losing weight, and cleans mucous from the body. What attracted me most with this diet is that anything naturally green is allowed – green apples, kiwi, green lentils, kale, pumpkin seeds, and olive oil. All is good just as long as its naturally GREEN! Other foods are allowed, such as spices, garlic, honey, and soya sauce. For additional protein, the diet allows one serving of cooked grains and one handful of pistachios to stabilize protein levels once per week. The last cleanse I completed was the Master Cleanse where I only consumed water with lemon, cayenne pepper and maple syrup along with morning salt water flushes and peppermint tea. The longest I could stand this cleanse was 10 days since I usually got very weak, had headaches and nausea, and was moody and drowsy. The Master Cleanse was never an easy or pleasant process and I was always looking forward to its end. This green diet seemed so much easier than drinking liquids for 10 days straight! My partner, Amy, and I decided to do this cleanse together and support one another throughout the process.   The diet recommends first trying it for 10 days and seeing how it’s going. If you feel good, then go for 40 days! Amy and I first discussed 10 days, starting the day after Valentine’s Day. Of course we had a rich meal the night before our Kundalini Green Diet journey at one of our favorite vegan restaurants, the Sun Café in Studio City, California. The next morning, February 15, 2016, was officially our first day! We ordered a lot of fresh greens from our weekly produce delivery service, Farm Fresh To You, which consisted of produce such as avocados, kale, kiwis, celery, cabbage, broccoli, and all other sorts of green vegetables and fruits. We also went to our local Hollywood Farmer’s Market on Sundays to pick up other items, such as green onion, broccoflower, green olives, zucchini, and other green fruits and vegetables. Amy and I also discovered an amazing fettuccini pasta on Thrive Market by Explore Asian made from organic edamame, mung beans, and water. It is so delicious paired with fresh pesto made with olive oil, pistachios, sea salt, garlic, and basil! High in protein and packed with nutrients, this pasta is much better than traditional fettuccini! Since Amy and I were already vegans, going without meat and dairy was no problem at all. We’re also sober, so going without alcohol was a breeze. However, we discovered that in order to be successful at this diet it requires a lot of creativity....

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