The Transition Diet - Transitioning to Living Foods
- excerpt from Lesson 2 of http://www.chidiet.com/
The purpose of the transition diet - moving away from eating meat, processed foods, sugar, white flour products, etc. -- to a total living foods diet of vegetables, fruit, sprouts, fermented nuts and seeds -- is to allow the body to gradually cleanse away accumulated waste materials until the whole diet is one of living foods. While on the transition diet you should attempt to incorporate as many green/sprout salads and fruit meals as you comfortably can. This will speed up detoxification, plus allow the body and mind to adjust to this new diet.
THE FIRST PHASE in the transition diet is to eliminate drugs and other chemicals, meat, tobacco, alcohol, white sugar, white flour, salt, coffee and all processed "foods." This may be a radical change for some people, as these "foods" have become deeply ingrained habits and dependencies.
One way to approach this change is to "decrease and substitute." For example, if you eat meat every day, decrease it to two or three times a week and substitute fish and fowl in its place. If you drink or smoke each day, cut it to every other day, then every third or fourth day. Substitute deep breathing exercises. You aren't giving anything up - you are really choosing something better.
In the meantime, use as many live foods as possible to substitute for the refined and processed foods. Use raw honey, raisins and dates instead of sugar; whole grains instead of white flour; fresh fruits and vegetables instead of canned, frozen or packaged food. You'll notice a taste change, and in a short time your taste buds and mind will automatically choose nutritious foods.
THE SECOND PHASE in transition is the elimination of mucus-forming foods such as dairy products - milk, butter, cheese, eggs, yogurt, etc. Begin to substitute seed milk cheese and seed yogurt. While in this phase, try partial fasting on juices or energy soup one day a week, or more, to expedite toxin elimination.
THE THIRD PHASE in transition is the elimination of all cooked foods from the diet. The ultimate diet is that of fresh raw fruits and vegetables, sprouts and fermented nuts and seeds. This transition may take months for some, perhaps only weeks or days for you. It's your decision.
Some additional transitional diet data:
1) Have three juice meals a day to nourish the body. Include a salad with each drink.
2) Clean out the colon with enemas and wheatgrass implants once or twice a day.
3) If you cook or steam vegetables, cook as little as possible, on the lowest heat possible, to retain the maximum amount of nutrients.
4) Eat the living foods before the cooked foods.
5) Try not to drink liquids for an hour after mealtimes.
6) Chew your food very, very well.
7) Record your results with the date and time of day, how you feel (body, mind, emotions), what you ate, activity taking place, environment, stress factors, etc.
It's all right to work slowly with changes in your diet. As you remove various foods from your diet, substitute a living food such as nut and seed milks, seed cheeses, plenty of green leafy vegetables and dehydrated goodies. Practice each change for a month, and then try another.
- Stick to basic living foods until you feel free of what ails you.
- Record and observe how you are feeling.
- It could take 2 to 6 months, perhaps even longer.