Making sure I get my sun time in! Had a day off and drove up to Maine to soak up some sun! Made sure I packed a healthy lunch of fruit, melon, organic celery and organic peanut butter. Also, brought two gallons of water with me!
Monthly Archives: July 2012
I’ve been home for one full week from Kripalu and am very proud to report that I have been at 100% natural diet with no caffeine. I’m more energetic, in a better mood, and feel so much better overall!
My favorite part of coming home from Kripalu was re-reading my handwritten notes. We all remember the black cardboard with the white pen attached. I have a few pages of white unlined paper from each session. Granted, my notes are useless to anyone except for me – it’s been that way since Elementary School. But, re-reading them really brings me back to the Orchard Room. Placing our shoes outside of the room, finding either a chair in the outer circle or a black pillow seat-back to sit on the floor. Thankfully, the room was cool. We really lucked out with the air conditioning!
Here are just a few excerpts from my notes. These will mean the most to those of you who were at Kripalu with me.
“Don’t eat oxidized Cholesterol.”
“Take 3 deep breaths.”
“Bread – doorstop”
“Michael Pollen – Food Rules”
“Full Fat in small portions always better than Low Fat”
“No more than 5 ingredients on an ingredient list.”
“GRAS – Generally Regarded as Safe”
I’d love for you to share your tidbits of wisdom from your Kripalu notes below. Each one is so important and is a great reminder of all of the information that we learned!
Dr. Lisa and Dr. John both talked with us about bread and juice. The two major points that I took away were…
1. Bread is not a health food.
2. Juice is not a health food.
We also learned that light, fluffy bread is super unhealthy. The best test of a loaf of bread is how heavy it is. “If you can use it as a door stop, it might be healthy.” Such a great test of the nutrition value of bread.
I had gone four days without any bread or grains and I feel great. I have not been tired or sluggish at all. I’d love to hear about everyone else’s experiences. You can leave a comment below so that we can all chat!