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So, I was going along, reading blogs, looking at tweets and spacing out like I do, when I stumbled on the Quantum Wellness Cleanse book by Kathy Freston.  I don’t have the book yet, but I like the idea.  I’m going to take 21 days to cleanse my body by removing five things from my diet:  caffeine (scream!), gluten, sugar, alcohol, and animal products.   Uh-huh.  Sugar:  ok, I only have a tiny bit in coffee and in my 70% chocolate.  Alcohol:  negligable amounts are consumed, and none in a few months, so we’re good to go on that.  Animal products:  this means taking away my precious eggs.  In my mind, those eggs are my main protein source and are giving me all my strength and energy.  But I do eat nuts and beans regularly, so I’ll be fine.  Gluten:  I have no idea where gluten is in food — that will be research for today.  Caffeine:  Oh my.  Am I really going to do this?  No coffee, no occasional diet coke, no tea?   I’ll try.  I truly will try.   But that’s a tough one.   Good Health from Whole Grains!

So far today I’ve had oatmeal with cinnamon and a tiny smidge of agave nectar.  I have to read more to see if the nectar counts as sugar, I have a feeling it does.   I also think I can eat oatmeal without agave nectar.  My taste buds are changing and adapting to the pure flavors of all foods.  Now I can appreciate the true flavors of things without having salt and sugar on every single thing.   And when I do eat a more mainstream food like pizza, I can taste the sugar in the sauce, the sugar in the crust, and I have to drink water for three days to recover from the salt.   It’s a good time for me to go to a more pure diet.  

The only other things I’ve had today are almonds, walnuts and blueberries, with a glass of grapejuice.   Lunch will be steamed zucchini and squash, and possibly some brown rice.   I’ll let you know more after my grocery trip today. 

If anyone has any advice or recipes for me, send them along!   I’ve already found some good quinoa, lentil, and chickpea recipes that I’ll share later.  

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