Sunday, October 18, 2015

Flakey

I an in the reset phase of the fall ayurvedic cleanse.  The intent is to reset the digestive system.  We are eating easy to digest food so that the digestive tract can concentrate on clearing out any accumulated gunk.  The easy to digest food is yellow mung bean dahl and Basmati rice.  Yes, it is pretty bland by itself, but you can dress it up with spices and vegetables.  I had it with cinnamon and rice milk for breakfast, like a hot cereal.  I have had it with curried vegetables and with scallions, garlic,  and pea shoots.  Still, it is the same basic dish three times a day for a full week.

I know I am serious about this because I made popcorn for my grandson while we watched a movie last night (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp :) ) and I made him a waffle and cocoa for breakfast and was not even tempted to sneak a taste of any of it.  I do miss my apple though.

My friend said, "What a flake!"  Yes.  But I feel really good.

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  1. It's probably a lot better than the desserts I piled on yesterday at our family cider bee.
    I would miss my almonds and apple and yogurt though.

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    1. Oooo, I saw those desserts. I live vicariously sometimes.

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  2. I hope it works although it seems to be too long for me.

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  3. Your diet sounds good and healthy.

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  4. The colors of your cleanse food are vibrant and look appetizing to me. Good Luck and good health!

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  5. This really sounds like a healthy cleanse and it can't help but make your feel better. I probably would benefit from one also.

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  6. No popcorn, no waffles, no cocoa? You are serious! Hope it all works and that you feel rejuvenated and healthy.

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  7. I admire your determination and commitment. I'm glad you are feeling well. I know I could benefit from this, but I'm not sure I could be that consistent. Good for you. Well done.

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    1. I am doing this with a very supportive group at the yoga studio where I practice and that helps. There is flexibility built in and no judgements when someone needs a break from the diet. It's really a good exercise in mindfulness and joy, actually.

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  8. I'm glad it's going well. I suspect I'd have given in for hot buttered popcorn....that's my downfall, salty treats.

    Good luck with the rest of the cleanse.

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  9. You go girl and don't listen to anyone's negativity! I wish I could just get up the internal strength to give up chocolate and/or sugar for one week. Someday! You give me motivation.

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