The Body Cleansing Diet: Healthy Daily Meal Plan
MEAL #1 of the Day: Breakfast (Fruit Meal)
Have breakfast between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Eat organic fresh fruit or drink freshly squeezed fruit juice. Eat or drink only fruit. Try to mix up the fruits during the week. For example, do not eat bananas every morning. Try melons now and then, as they are one of the easiest foods to digest. Melons actually proceed directly to the intestines after being consumed. If they are held up in the stomach by other foods, they will decompose quickly and ferment. Melon is a great way to start the day. You can eat a variety of fruits throughout the whole morning, but never mix sweet fruits with acid fruits. It's okay to mix sweet with subacid or acid with subacid (see below). Eat as much as you want until you are full. Remember, we are supporting the body's elimination cycle in the morning.
- Acid Fruits: Lemons, oranges, pineapples, strawberries, grapefruit, kumquats, tomatoes, tangerines, lime, sour grapes, and sour apples. (These fruits have the greatest body cleansing power).
- Subacid Fruits: Apricots, apples, pears, nectarines, sweet plums, cherries, mangos*, raspberries, kiwi, blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries.
- Sweet Fruits: Bananas, papaya, dates, prunes, sweet grapes, cantaloupe, coconuts, mangos*, peaches, pears, watermelon, figs, pomegranates, honeydew melon, and persimmons.
*Mangos are both sweet & subacidic.
Meal #2 of the Day: Mid-Morning Snack
Should be eaten halfway between breakfast and lunch.
For a nice brunch, choose option #1, #2, #3 or #4. (For example, you might eat #1 on Mondays, #2 on Tuesdays, #3 on Wednesdays, and so on.) Remember to chew your food well before swallowing. You can snack on one of the following items:
- Raw Nuts or Seeds: My favorite! It's said that a handful of seeds will provide the body with 12 to 14 hours of energy. Many people have reported that after eating seeds for their mid-morning snack for three months, they noticed a 300 to 400 percent increase in their energy levels. Make sure your seeds or nuts are raw. Roasted seeds have lost their life force. For more flavor, you can mix in some hemp seed oil, garlic juice, balsamic vinegar, or organic apple cider vinegar. Choose from the following organic seeds & nuts: Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, flax seeds, chia seeds, grape seeds, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, pecans, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, squash seeds, sunflower seeds, or walnuts.
- Organic Super Green Food Supplement: Supplement with a high-quality organic green powder mix (wheatgrass, barley grass, spirulina, chlorella, etc.). Mix in a 16-ounce glass of room temperature purified water and add one teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar. This is fast and easy and provides your body with the nutritional value of five full salads!
- Organic Goji Berries: If you're not familiar with the remarkable health benefits of organic goji berries, do yourself a favor and try them. They pack more nutritional value into each bite than just about any other food. Eat a couple handfuls to curb your appetite before your lunch meal.
- Organic Avocado: Cut your avocado and sprinkle with fresh ground black or white pepper and squeeze fresh lime juice over it before eating. The pepper will help speed up your metabolism and the avocado contains the enzyme lipase. Foods containing lipase are the ones with naturally occurring "good fat." New research from UCLA indicates organic avocados are the highest fruit source of lutein (a carotenoid that helps prevent eye disease) among the 20 most frequently eaten fruits. In addition, researchers found that avocados have nearly twice as much vitamin E as previously reported, making them the highest fruit source of this powerful antioxidant. Avocados also contain four times more beta-sitosterol than any other fruit. Some studies have found that the avocado's beta-sitosterol content, combined with its monounsaturated fat content, helps to lower cholesterol levels.
Meal #3 of the Day: Lunch (Vegetable + Starch Meal)
Have lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Choose two or three alkaline vegetables (no acidic ones) and combine with a salad of fresh spinach, mixed lettuce, and greens (such as arugula, beet greens, or kale). Organic salad dressing, a mixture of organic olive oil with balsamic vinegar or organic apple cider vinegar are excellent complements. Select only the red or dark-green leafy types of lettuce. Iceberg-type lettuces are usually hybrids and contain virtually zero nutritional value. Spinach (and baby spinach) is an excellent source of nutrients, and besides that, it tastes great in salads. You may also mix some raw seeds or nuts of your choice into the salad.
Choose Two or Three Starchy Foods From Below To Accompany Your Salad: Potatoes (red, baked), beans, pumpkin, squash, gluten-free bread, gluten-free pasta, lentils, quinoa, sweet potatoes, rice (brown or wild), chickpeas, beets, or cauliflower. It’s best to eat your food of choice raw, otherwise lightly steam, boil quickly, or bake. The more you cook food the less healthy it becomes.
Meal #4 of the Day: Mid-Afternoon Snack
Should be eaten halfway between lunch and dinner.
These options will be the same as your mid-morning snack (listed above). Choose options #1, #2, #3, or #4 (for example, you might eat #1 on Mondays, #2 on Tuesdays, #3 on Wednesdays, and so forth).
Meal #5 of the Day: Dinner (Vegetable + Fat + Protein Meal)
It's best to have dinner between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
As with lunch, eat a large, fresh vegetable salad (with only alkaline vegetables) before anything else. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of organic flaxseed oil, cold-pressed olive oil, hemp seed oil, or coconut oil into your salad. This dressing will provide more flavor as well as the essential fatty acids your body needs.
Although you need to pick one protein source for dinner, I strongly recommend you start slowly eliminating meat from your diet. The human body is an herbivore, not a carnivore. If you absolutely must have meat on occasion, limit it to one to two servings per week and make sure it's organic. Meat and dairy should come from range-fed animals raised without harmful antibiotics and hormones.
Sources of protein: Legumes*, hemp milk, raw goat’s milk, raw seeds, and raw nuts.
*Legumes include beans and peas and can be a good source of protein if eaten with mixed vegetables (in a salad) or with a complete protein like nuts or seeds. On their own, legumes are incomplete proteins and contain only certain amino acids.
If you want a little extra seasoning for your meal, Himalayan crystal salt is an excellent substitute for regular table salt and can perk up any dish! Make sure you don't overdo eating at dinner time. Let your appetite be your guide and (I'll say it again) chew your food thoroughly!