1. Your weekly meal plan is flexible in terms of food groups and meal suggestions from the same phase.
If a suggested meal option is not feasible either due to unavailability of ingredients or other reasons, then please feel free to swap the same meal or foods from the same phase.
For example, breakfast for breakfast from the Cleanse phase. You can also pick and swap from the list of foods for phase 1.
Once, you understand the guiding principles for a specific meal, you can make your own choices to optimum digestion and nutrition.
We have made sure that the recipes and meal suggestions provided in your weekly plan are super easy to make.
Also, there are ample of choices in terms of meal variations and selection of food ingredients from the list of foods for phase 1.
2. Avoid all external foods and processed foods in the Cleanse phase.
This is very important, because our whole emphasis in phase 1 is to flush out the internal toxins and also to avoid the external toxins. And a little bit of planning goes a long way!
Warm home cooked meals are highly nourishing and carry the essential “Prana – life giving force” that we need. Home cooked meals are not only good for your body, but it also deeply affects your mental state through your gut microbiome.
Additionally, home made meals are often much more economical for your budget. All it takes is a change in perspective and setting right priorities.
And if you start taking into account the time it takes to either choose, order online, or perhaps the waiting time at restaurants; you will soon realise that home cooked meals can save you a lot of time.
Not to mention the stress of choice, anticipation, and rest of the things around ordering meals or eating outside.
So, specifically in the Cleanse phase, we will try to minimise external foods. We will definitely ease on this as we move further in the next phases.
3. We will go easy on physical activity in the Cleanse phase.
Your body needs ample of rest and rejuvenating environment when it is eliminating the toxins. So, all of your energy should be directed towards the cleanse and not to exert the body.
This is why you do not see Physical Fitness challenge in the first 5 weeks.
Instead, we will focus on strengthening the mind through mental and emotional wellness challenges.
Physical activity is however essential to health and for detoxification. Hence, first 5 weeks will comprise of light physical activity, with sole focus towards recreation and relaxation.
You should be able to choose activity for your specific imbalance and physical activity level and adopt it on daily basis to achieve your health goals.
4. Assign a diary or notebook for the Health Plan
A handbook to make notes around your health state, action items, feelings, your wishes, and some parameters that we will go through.
5. Get yourself acquainted with the locally grown fruits and vegetables and other seasonal produce.
Every region has their own super foods, which simply means the foods that are good for energy, nutrition, and also carry specific health benefits. So, rather than looking for specific foods from other regions, just look around and grab the produce that is seasonally and locally available.
Local and seasonal produce is always the best in terms of the nutrients and Rasa that our body needs. It is also the freshest and hence tastes the best.
Local foods usually carry much less chemicals and are harvested at right time, hence making sure that they are packed with the right nutrients.
Usually, the foods from far off places is kept in cold storage. It is harvested when raw and ripened by various chemical means. So, simply avoid it!!