I have not had any cravings at all thus far, not for meat nor for sweets and pasta. Went for a colon cleanse today at San Diego Colon Cleanse. It is my first ever and although not part of the Standard Process formula I have been told that one of the biggest reasons that people fail is that they detoxify to quickly and the body needs to flush all of the toxins trapped in the colon.
And flush I did! I have never felt so filled and so emptied within just a few moments. I recommend it to anyone – I feel great today and Julie is an amazing colon hydro-therapist.
I skipped lunch and only had a shake for breakfast today and for dinner I went to my parents and they had a salad for me! Yay, this is the first 5 days down and I am sticking to it 100%
Tons of energy and I am eating so many new foods.
Welcome to Day 5 of the Purification Program.
Just a friendly reminder: corn is not a vegetable, it is a grain and there are no grains allowed on this program.
Also, remember that although something may be healthy (such as beans and nuts), it may not be allowed during the purification program due to other factors (such as potential food allergens). So, with this in mind, remember: no beans or nuts of any kind.
How Should I Feel Today?
You should be feeling more energetic today and the cravings should continue decreasing. Many have expressed that they have not only learned to ‘tolerate’ the shakes, but have even come to enjoy them. Yes, yes, it’s true!
We mentioned yesterday that your sleep should be improving. You should find that you are able to fall asleep easier, enjoy more restful sleep, and are able to sleep through the night more often. The good news is that this should continue throughout the purification program and beyond (as long as you maintain some of your newly forming good habits).
If you haven’t started exercising yet during this program, now is an excellent time to use some of your returning energy and start. Remember, exercise is an essential part of losing weight during this program.
Don’t wait to get hungry. Waiting increases cravings, lowers your blood sugar level and can lead to fatigue. Try to have your SP Complete Shake with your Whey Protein first thing in the morning and keep some approved snack foods around to munch on to keep your blood sugar and energy levels up.
Recipe of the Day
|–||2 Organic Avocados- peeled and mashed|
|–||1 clove minced garlic|
|–||1 tablespoon finely chopped onion|
|–||½ chopped tomato (use less if diabetic)|
|–||1 tablespoon lemon juice|
|1.||Mix all together thoroughly and put avocado seed back into bowl to prevent turning brown.|
|Tip: although you can’t have tortilla chips (always a favorite with this dip) you can enjoy a nice crudité with your guacamole by slicing up some raw vegetables (or using them whole if you prefer). Whole cherry tomatoes, sliced carrots and celery are always favorites.|
What if I have Questions?
If you have questions about suggestions in this email or the purification program in general, we have an on-staff purification specialist available to assist you.Allison can assist with any questions you may have or general detoxification advice such as recipe suggestions.
Supplement Regimen for Day 5
|SP Complete||2 scoops twice per day minimum up to 5 shakes per day|
|SP Cleanse||7 capsules 3 times per day|
|Gastro-Fiber||3 capsules 3 times per day|
|Note: Your practitioner may recommend Colax or AF Betafood in place of Gastro-Fiber. Please consult with Julie for details and dosages.|
|Protein:||Whey Pro Complete (2 tablespoons twice daily)|
|Cravings:||Gymnema – 1 tablet 3 times per day or 2 tablets twice per day|
|Omega-3:||Tuna Omega-3 Oil – 2 perles 2 times per day|
Enjoy your increased energy and keep up the good work!