Monday, May 17, 2010
Thoughts: In 2 days, on Monday I will begin the 21 day spring cleanse! Wooohoooo I am excited as when I eat raw foods I experience a lightness, peace, energy and wholeness that is undeniable! The Earth Diet is eating only foods naturally provided by the earth - I still eat cooked foods and so I am looking forward to the experience I will enjoy after eating only raw foods for 21 days!!!
Storm Talifero, who was the inspiration for this program, is a 61 year young baby boomer. He has been raw for over 35 years and looks like he is still only 30 years old! His journey has seen him through the lean skinny days of early raw-veganism and through the rebuilding of a body-builder's physique through a 100% raw vegan diet. His favorite saying is "Fresh is Best".
Storm is an extreme athlete, sailor, mountain-climber, motor-biker, cyclist, and a champion at mixed martial arts, fencing, and swimming. He maintains a rigorous work-out schedule and a pure organic raw vegan diet. He does not use supplements, super foods, or powders, but maintains that the best source of usable nourishment is directly from the freshest organic raw fruits and vegetables available!
Storm is a fine artist, craftsman, architectural designer, and film-maker. He is currently working on his new documentary film "B.A.D., The Black American Diet".
Jinjee Talifero is a 43 year young Mother of five very healthy and intelligent children….and she still has her figure and her health.
As a raw food mom, she knows a great many of the pitfalls, challenges, short cuts, tips, tricks, and do's & dont's of the raw food diet.
"After 17 years raw my knowledge and experiences are gel-ing into what could be called the budding of a little wisdom...I'm having fun writing the materials for the 21 Day Raw Cleanse as they come to me from my daily experiences, thoughts, and insights. I think I'm finding my purpose in the raw movement.... to help make it easier for others like myself who struggle with weight, inertia, and emotional eating, through maintaining a healthy state of mind!"
Jinjee and Storm have successful raw food life experiences and credibility. Their family is living proof that long-term raw vegans can thrive and that the raw diet is healthy for people at all stages of life! They have been teaching raw foods for over 15 and 30 years respectively! They have authored 16 raw eBooks, publish a raw magazine and a daily newsletter online, produced a raw documentary and several online videos, and are now building a raw vegan green village!
Check out these before and after photos: (I will also be taking before and after photos!)
Julie before and after:
Chris before and after:
Jacob before and after:
Vicki before and after:
Storm and Jinjee say:
"A Life-Changing Program to help you lose weight with.....Food, Exercise, and Happiness!
1. Food: Our Delicious Raw Foods, Juices, Mylks, Teas, Fruits, and Veggies!
2. Exercise: Our Fun and highly effective exercise program!
3. Happiness: Our Ground-Breaking 21 Day Happiness Program cultivating inner joy, an absolutely essential ingredient for long-lasting health and true beauty!
-- This is a program that you do at home, online, and at your own pace!
-- A raw bootcamp and detox-cleanse in which you will rejuvenate, lose weight and feel great!
-- This is not a diet, but the doorway to a healthy happy lifestyle!
-- The Garden Diet 21 Day Spring Cleanse starts Monday May 24th and ends on Sunday June 13th…..just in time for summer vacation!
-- Lose 10 - 20 lbs. in just 3 weeks! And keep dropping weight after the cleanse with your new skills, mind-set, and outlook!
-- The menu is designed for healthy weight loss. You'll be amazed at how pounds will melt away with our specialized menu plan including….
-- Green Smoothies, Salads, Fruits, Veggies, Juices, Nut Milks, Storm's Secret Herb Teas and other simply delicious Raw Recipes!
-- Workouts by raw vegan fitness model and personal trainer Koya Webb will take you from fat to fit in an amazingly short time!
-- Doctor-approved: Safe even if you are nursing or pregnant, have type 2 diabetes, or if you are taking medications."
After ordering the cleanse I got a list of all the farmers markets in my area and sent on a mission to buy fresh ingredients for Storm and Jinjee's raw recipes!
Storm just uploaded a video where he talks about his philosophies on cleansing, detoxing, and transitioning to raw foods. He talks about how we came up with the 21 Day Cleanse, why he's doing it, and how you can use it to transition a raw vegan diet. You'll learn how the body cleanses itself, and why you drop weight during a cleanse. You'll hear about how we help people to detox gently and gradually so that there are no uncomfortable detox symptoms, and about some of the delicious foods they are including in the cleanse. Check out the video here: http://www.Youtube.com/jinjee
To order the 21 Day Spring Cleanse visit:
Challenges: Wanting to eat cooked foods, potatoes and my chocolate balls!
Triumphs: “You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” - Ralph Marston. Oh I will Ralph! ;)
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: A grapefruit and water with lemon squeezed in it.
Lunch: Baked potato wedges with a spicy tomato basil sauce with broccoli and green beans! Ingredients : Garlic, onion, red chilli, basil, tomato, broccoli, green beans, potatoes and Himalayan salt or sea salt.
Dinner: A plate full of delicious fruits! 2 small nectarines and some cherries and a mango!
Dessert: Balls of chocolate with peanuts! Ingredients: Blended peanuts, whole peanuts, cocao powder, agave syrup, and water!
Snacks: No snacks.
Recipe: Recipe for home made wedges with tomato basil sauce and balls of chocolate will be in the earth diet book that is released this November!
Exercise: I exercised my lungs by breathing in big gulps of fresh air in the morning, went for a run, did some squats, sit ups and danced to Travis my favourite band! In the arvo I rode my bike to the supermarket :)
168 days to go!!!