Tomorrow I start week 3 of detox. It will be my final week before I transition into wider food choices. It has been going well so far. I've continued to avoid the excluded foods & I follow the detox recipes in the Whole Body Action Plan. Recently I made lemon-saffron millet pilaf which is much more satisfying than plain millet. The vegetables & herbs & lemon juice & even zested lemon enrich the dish with flavor & color & texture along with… Read more
Added by chaya goldberg on February 28, 2010 at 5:30pm —
In honor of Earth Day's 40th anniversary, our April issue is full of ways to make the annual holiday actually mean something
this year—from changing the way you shop to sitting down to family dinner. We're also teaming up with PENCIL
to sponsor a truly awesome Earth Day poster contest for New York City school kids.…
Added by Sarah Engler on February 26, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Thank you, Amanda, for your feedback & your encouragement.
Herbs are fantastic! They are rich in antioxidants and they are anti-inflammatory. And they make food taste yummy with virtually no added calories. And fresh herbs are ideal.
I cook only for myself. After I buy herbs, I use a small amount in the recipes I follow, which means that the rest goes bad, & I end up wasting a lot. Herbs are worth the price but not when wasted. So I use a lot of dried herbs which are… Read more
Added by chaya goldberg on February 25, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I'm trying my best to follow everything, but I find that you need time to do everything. Where does the time go? Being a teacher, I am constantly giving everything to everyone else, and never seem to give anything or save anything for me. which leads me to why i probably do not have the time to fully prepare meals, or figure out a way to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables I eat everyday. This week, I am going to focus on increasing the amount of green in my diet. Here's hopin!
Added by Emma on February 25, 2010 at 2:26pm —
I'm continuing my detox into the 2nd week. Today was a tough day. I had the energy smoothie for breakfast. I took a fitness class, then I went to the far-infra red sauna. I came home & found a leak under my sink. At that point I was starving! By the time I ate my quinoa salad with toasted almonds, it had been about 7 1/2 hours since I had the smoothie. I wanted to binge on a lot of food but I restrained myself. I'm O.K. now. I just made some blanched kale which I will eat… Read more
Added by chaya goldberg on February 23, 2010 at 5:27pm —
hi everyone, yesterday somehow couldnt keep up my diet routine. ate something stupid and extra. even though the chips were baked ( not fried), and it really doesnt matter since wrong is wrong. but will have control from now on. i am gonna do this routine.
Added by ROOPA on February 23, 2010 at 8:52am —
Although I have been a passive member, reading Whole Living, tonight for the first time, I really went through the categories and found absolute treasure of information, from warm soups, to self-tanning for summer, cards to make, and endless ideas to recharge or calm down. Thank you, I'll definitly stay and read more each time I sign in.
Added by Jane F. Rementer on February 22, 2010 at 10:41pm —
This post is a few days late, but I had to share where I spent my last night as a meat-eater before my 40-day vegetarian experiment
Find more photos like this on Whole Living Community
On Fat Tuesday, some friends and I headed to a barbecue restaurant in Brooklyn called Fette Sau… Read more
Added by Whole Living on February 22, 2010 at 10:30pm —
My heart rate is 110 beats/minute.
My arm strength needs some help. I did 11 push-ups.
My core strength needs considerable help! Barey lasted 20 seconds in the plank position.
My flexibility is excellent, I was able to reach 6 inches past my toes.
Added by Hannah Lee on February 22, 2010 at 10:14am —
Hi everyone, i have been on with my wellness routine from last friday. and have slowly started to get the feel of it. it's difficult to follow the weekwise plan mentioned in the whole living being here in india. the lifestyle is different and also the food aspect. so have accomdated the meals in our food eating pattern. have been exercising regularly. i am confident that this time i am going to stick on to it!!!
Added by ROOPA on February 22, 2010 at 4:14am —
Really. I read that I might be tired, instead, I was full of energy. And I was not feeling sluggish and like I needed to nap. Second, I stopped needing Prilosec for heartburn. I have been taking it for at least two years every day. Now in heading into the third week, I only needed it one day! And that was because I tried to add in a small grilled cheese sandwich with deli turkey and I think either the nitrates/preservatives of the turkey, or the bread, did it. I've been eating parmesan and a… Read more
Added by CathyJ on February 21, 2010 at 11:11pm —
Today should be my first day of week three, but I think I will stretch week two out a few more days. While I have done really well with so much of the food, and really enjoy it, I have not been very creative with eating many different colors of fruits and veggies. In the purples (nightshades?) I am allergic to eggplant so that's a bummer, I will try to add purple cabbage. Otherwiise it's been a lot of broccoli, spinach (I just can't bring myself to enjoy kale or swiss chard yet, but I am… Read more
Added by CathyJ on February 21, 2010 at 11:05pm —
Thank you, Audris, for your informative response to my last blog. I will continue to detox into week 2 which starts tomorrow.
Today I made cucumber soup with mint (not chilled--some of these recipes are clearly not made for the dead of winter), stir-fried veggies and chicken with buckwheat noodles, & fennel & apple juice (yum).
Perhaps I will buy Dr. Junger's book. Has anyone found it helpful?
I have been walking at least 2 miles/day. I did yoga 2x & had a… Read more
Added by chaya goldberg on February 21, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Tomorrow is the last day of detox week 1. I want to continue making the detox recipes. Is there any reason to go off detox?
Today, as every Saturday, I went to my synagogue luncheon where all matter of "goodies" are served. I prepared myself by eating lunch at home first (detox striped bass & steamed rice dish). Although I was sufficiently full after the lunch I had at home, I partook of cantaloupe chunks & plain raw salad at the luncheon. Eating together with… Read more
Added by chaya goldberg on February 20, 2010 at 5:45pm —
Recent thoughts on exercise and motivation -…
Added by Wendy Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 2:08pm —
When I was in college, at the start of each Classical Styles Workshop class, my professor instructed us to focus our attention on her class only. "I know there's a show opening in 4 days, but it's time to concentrate on the task at hand." For the following 75 minutes, it was like pressing an imaginary pause button on everything but the classroom. Who was this woman kidding? There were term papers with impending due dates and late-night cramming after rehearsals and good heavens all that… Read more
Added by Elizabeth McGorty on February 20, 2010 at 12:00am —
thanks Caitlin & Andriana for your support. i guess we really need someone to push us along the right path. it's very difficult to do it alone. and we tend to fall off even by the slightest jerk. just today morning i had such a terrible mood swing and thought of giving it up. but after reading the blog i guess i am back!!! as andriana told, we need to take baby steps. nothing happens overnight. will keep trying. thanks :)
Added by ROOPA on February 19, 2010 at 12:03am —
I'm in day 4 of week 1. I transitioned sucessfuly over the past 3 days, other than having some cacao bits (chocolate not permitted). Today I made the mango smoothie. It calls for 1/4 avocado & 1/2 c. mango for 2 servings. So what do you do with the leftover avocado & mango? I can't bear to waste good food. So I'll have 6 servings of mango smoothie over 3 days (even though a whole mango & avocado should make 8). I mention all this because I have to be careful… Read more
Added by chaya goldberg on February 18, 2010 at 3:59pm —
i just joined today. offlate i have been trying desperately to lose weight and become a healthy individual. but absolutely no amount of motivation is happening. i am able to preach but not practice. i am fully aware of the consequences of being over weight but still not able to put any efforts in that direction. i binge continously without purpose. fee guilty later. but what's the use!!! harm is done :( i have kind of decided to go through the plan and accomplish… Read more
Added by ROOPA on February 18, 2010 at 2:16pm —
I started the program today, 2/15/2010. May it serve to enhance my health & my growth. I am consuming the included foods & eliminating the excluded foods for week 1. I plan to start the 4-day partially-liquid diet on 2/18. I plan to transform my health which needs real attention right now. I am 64, soon to be 65. Thank you for your support.
Added by chaya goldberg on February 15, 2010 at 12:12pm —