Friday, January 15, 2010

No sugar, no processed food for 5 days challenge!

Kendra challenged me and my sister Amanda to do a 5 day no sugar, no processed food diet, plus, of course, her favorite: coffee enemas.

After thinking about it for a couple of days, we decided to do it. We started last Saturday, January 9th, and finished on Weds the 13th, and our results were pretty dramatic. We both lost 5 pounds, and I lost a few friends, that's right, WORMS aka PARASITES! Yuck!

When I first figured out what they were, I totally freaked out! Why did I have worms? I haven't eaten meat since last April, and don't drink milk, eat yogurt, or have cheese (I have cheese very occasionally, I'll admit it), so I never even imagined that I would have worms.

Kendra, aka Dr. K, advised me that worms and parasites LOVE sugar, so when you take away their food supply, they die. Really? I liked the sound of that, and I decided that I would do everything I could to get them out. And unfortunately, if you have 1 worm, chances are you have a lot more, since they lay eggs and stuff. I know, this is totally gross, but I lived through it.

So, once I stopped gagging and freaking out, I had to figure out what to do. Dr. K told me to eat raw pumpkin seeds and drink the 'dirt', aka, diatomaceous earth, as these things kill parasites. Yay! I'm on it.

And I went to Sunny Farms and got a ParaGONE kit by RenewLife. I've been on it since Tuesday, and let's just say 'stuff' is coming out. 

So, want to see the worms? These are roundworms, and these were the biggest and worst ones... OK, so it's 1.5 worms, even better!

Bottom line is this: I never realized how much sugar I was eating and drinking, as I wasn't really paying attention, and never 'added' sugar to stuff I was eating. But open your eyes, people! Sugar is in pretty much EVERYTHING!

So what did I eat for those 5 days? Green smoothies: kale, spinach, banana, apple and blueberries for breakfast. Lunch was sometimes a half avocado, a tomato, pumpkin seeds, red potatoes, or a 'veggie's only' salad with vinegar & oil dressing and a broth-based soup. Dinner was homemade veggie soups, salads, rice noodles with sauted veggies, spaghetti squash with homemade red sauce with sauted veggies.

I think you get the picture = no sugar and nothing processed.  

I have to say I actually feel really good now... it did take a few days though, and I had some emotional times when I was really angry or sad (coming off the sugar, I suspect), but I hung in there and now I'm gonna keep going. I have a ways to go, but I'm FINALLY losing weight and feeling really good.

For me, this is definitely the way to go!

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