Monthly Archives: November 2009

Postponed

So, my little 3-day skin diet thing is going to have to wait. *sigh* I just didn’t think through all the different stuff we had going on this week and it was hard to find a 3 day period where we weren’t eating at a friend’s or meeting someone at a restaurant. Then, we’ll be in Cali next week, then Thanksgiving after that! So I’m thinking the first week of December is looking pretty good plus I can get my first free health consultation with The Movement before I try out the skin thing. Speaking of, I wanted to share even more about that awesome co-op I mentioned before. The Movement is a holistic training studio here in Dallas that also provides an Organic Co-op. We plan to join once we get back from Cali and super stoked. They have partnered with some local farms to provide fruits and veggies, meats, as well as dairy. Jon’s finally getting his fresh raw cow’s milk!!

Something I’m super excited about which isn’t co-op related but is health-related is my new-found love for tea! I especially love this store near my house called Teavana. The workers are very helpful in finding what I would like and showing me the best way to brew and steep, etc. I got this really cool TeaMaker thing that I put the leaves into, then pour the water, then after it steeps, I set it on my cup and the tea pours out. Genius. :)

teamaker

I’ve slowly been cutting out my sugar-overload lattes and been switching over to tea and I’m just really glad it’s been a pleasant and yummy transition because you couldn’t pry my daily cinnamon dolce latte out of my hand with a crow bar a few months ago.  Anyway, that’s all for now. Will update with Cali photos, etc next week. :)

Much love!

J + B

3 days to better skin? Let's find out!

Sooo, as Jon continues reading his Nourishing Traditions book, I’ve started reading Dr. Perricone’s The Clear Skin Prescription and it’s been nice to see that they go pretty much hand in hand. I’ve decided to a.) try out the 3-day facelift challenge and b.) blog about it. The diet is as follows (and can be found on Dr. Perricon’s site):

Breakfast

  • 3 egg omelet and/or 4-6 oz. grilled salmon. I do not recommend smoked salmon or lox on the three-day diet because of the salt intake.
  • ½ cup cooked oatmeal (not instant). Cooked oatmeal is a great source of fiber, low glycemic carbohydrates
  • 2” wedge of cantaloupe or 1/3 cup fresh berries. Cantaloupe is very hydrating to the skin and contains important antioxidants – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries are high in antioxidants
  • No Juice, No Coffee or Toast. If you normally drink large amounts of coffee, drink black or green tea to prevent caffeine withdrawal.
  • 8 – 12 oz. spring water
  • Lunch
  • 4-6 oz. grilled salmon. Option: you can also use canned salmon and mix a little mayo and fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 cups green salad made with romaine lettuce or other dark leafy greens. Dressing: extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon to taste
  • 1 kiwi fruit or cantaloupe and berries as above
  • 8 – 12 oz. spring water
  • Snack
  • 1 apple
  • 2 oz. slice of turkey breast or 6 oz. plain yogurt
  • Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds. Great source of fatty acids and folic acid
  • Dinner
  • 4-6 oz. grilled salmon
  • green salad as described above
  • ½ cup steamed veggies. Especially asparagus, broccoli, spinach, etc. NO root vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips, etc
  • Cantaloupe and berries
  • 8 – 12 oz. spring water
  • Before Bedtime Snack
  • 1 pear or apple
  • 2 oz. slice chicken or turkey breast or 6 oz. plain yogurt
  • Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds. Great source of fatty acids and folic acid
  • I’ll keep the blog posted with my progress and such. But to make sure the diet is as healthy as it can be, I’m following the best practices for preparing it (thanks to my hubby’s educated blog posts at www.jonshome.com). To start, I soaked some rolled oats from Sprouts tonight…well, they’re going to soak throughout the night to prepare them for easy digestion. A more complex explanation is in Jon’s post linked here.

    First, you get a cup of rolled oats. We buy ours in bulk from Sprouts (love them!). Then pour a cup of warm, filtered water in with the oats into a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt, buttermilk, or (my fave) Blueberry Kefir. Then add a 1/2 a teaspoon of sea salt.

    RolledOats2

    RolledOats1

    Mix those all together, then cover and let sit for at least 7 hours (and up to 24 hours) in a warm place.

    RolledOats3

    In the morning, I’ll have some ready-to-heat-and-eat oatmeal! I’ll post some more recipes and such over the next few days. Wish me luck!! In the meantime, check out this awesome Co-op we’re going to sign up for when we get back from Cali in a few weeks…it’s going to be so great! www.themovementdallas.wordpress.com Jon’s especially excited to finally be able to get some raw milk. Our hippie healthy journey continues! ;-)

    Much love!

    J + B