Thursday, July 10, 2008

10-Day Detox Plan

Day 1 (usu. Friday) Pre-diet day: Eliminate all stimulants (tea, coffee…) and all depressants (alcohol…). Avoid carbohydrates (pasta, bread, cereals) and make your last meal of the day a large raw veg and fruit salad.
Also start your home-grown sprouts (mehti, chick peas, lentils, millet, mustard) and mung beans can be bought.

Days 2 & 3: (Sat and Sun) Fruit fasting (one type of fruit each day or two with a minimum of 2 hr interval when you switch).
Choose from: apples, pears, grapes, papaya, mango, watermelon and eat as much as you want and as soon as you feel hungry. No need to have usual mealtimes. Fruit may also be juiced or spiced up with cinnamon, ginger, allspice or nutmeg.

Days 4 to 8 (Mon to Fri) Replenish.
Raw veg and fruit on menu as well as some steamed or stir-fried. Breakfast is fruit. One meal raw and one meal cooked.

Days 9 & 10 (Sat & Sun) Reorient
Fruit breakfast still. More cooked food and reintroduce meat. Focus is still fresh raw food but one meal is cooked.


5:30 Wake up. 5-10 minutes deep breathing in bed
5:45-6:10 3 glasses of water. Skin-brushing and shower
6:15 Mass
7:15-7:45 Breakfast
8:00-12:00 Work
12:00-12:15 Relaxation response
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-3:15 Work
3:15-4:15 Exercise for 40 minutes then shower
4:30 Prepare dinner at Pa’s
6:00-7:15 Dinner and clean up
7:30 Free evenings
10:00 Sleep

Days 4-8 Menu: (Lunch and dinner may be interchanged)

Breakfast: Fruit. Straight or shake or smoothie or a salad (except bananas)

1. 2 oranges, 1 passionfruit
2. 2 kiwifruit, 300g green seedless grapes
3. 2 oranges, 1 red apple, 1 pear, a little honey. Peel oranges, juice fruits and add honey

Lunch: Raw veg with sprouts and a dressing and fresh herbs (basil)

1. Carrots, cucumber and red pepper topped with mehti sprouts
2. watercress, yellow pepper and tomatoes with lentil sprouts
3. beetroot, cabbage, mung sprouts and green pepper with chickpea sprouts

Dinner: Cooked veg with a little olive oil and soy sauce

1. Stir-fry beans, courgette and tom pouce with a few almonds and spring onions
2. Steam chou chou and serve with avocado dressing
3. Stir-fry cabbage and cashew nuts and some greens

Juices during the day:

1. Carrot and apple
2. 2 handful grapes, papaya, juice of ½ lemon

After exercise:
3. 2 oranges, 1 red apple, 1 pear, 1 tsp honey
4. 3 red apples, 1 mango, 2 passion fruit
5. 1 v. ripe banana, 250ml soya milk, 20g ground almonds, pinch of cinnamon, a little honey

Basic French dressing:

Oil/Vinegar (3:1)
Veg bouillon powder and pepper
1 small clove garlic

Herb dressing:

Add a combination of basil, thyme and mint to above

Avocado dip/dressing

1 avocado
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 tsp curry powder
2 tsp veg bouillon powder
Fresh herbs
1 small clove garlic

Blend all ingredients until smooth

Monday, May 5, 2008

Detox Diet

Last month I embarked on a 10-Day detox diet in an attempt to get back to fitness! After suffering from painful heel spurs for over a year, I felt that I had a low level of energy, had cravings for sweet things and was feeling sluggish and tired most of the time.
Well, it turned out to be a real blessing and so now I have set out to exercise myself to become the fittest fifty around for my next birthday!!
Friends have asked me about this diet so I'll try to post it here gradually:

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Jodhaa Ackbar

Just been to watch this epic film. Beautiful... and the music just lingered on in my head so I thought I'd keep it on this blog!

There are so many movies that are so good. Maybe this blog should be about the movies that have enchanted me!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

this is going to be a testing ground for other blogs...

Diya Deepak dancing Des Rangeela

Ghulam - Aankhon se toona