Thursday, January 21, 2010

5 Weeks - 35 Days - LFRV - The Fog is Lifting

I am 5 weeks into my first real 100 day challenge. The tooth extraction 2 weeks ago seems to have set me back a bit.. but the fog in my head is lifting a bit today !!

I am experiencing a white coated tongue in the am, general fatigue, head fogginess, and sometimes a bit of a headache.. but NOTHING like last week!

I do feel stronger today - am looking forward to my strength starting to climb again.

An invasive medical procedure (even a tooth extraction) is quite the shock to the body. I must remain patient and let the healing unfold at its own pace... being sure to provide enough fruit, water, greens, sunshine, fresh air to aid the process.

My diet is now very consistent. I will have overts 2 days, 1 day off. Am eating ~2600 calories per day - more mono fruit now - less green smoothies - have incorporated a large salad for dinner - it seems to cleanse my palate & ready me for fruit in the AM.... !!!

A typical daily meal plan for me is as follows....

  • 10 dried soaked figs
  • 4 apples (30 minutes later)
  • 8 bananas
  • 6 oranges
  • 2 pears blended with strawberries (frozen)
  • large salad (30-60 minutes later - romaine, spinach, mixed greens, celery, tomato & avocado OR shredded carrots, sometimes cucumber - with a lemon half squeezed over the top)
I have the carrots on the non-overt days.

My digestion is improving. When consuming the green smoothies before... I was having some problems. Mono eating is taking care of that.


  1. sounds great Russ ! i like to see menus, it my give me some ideas.
    Have you ever tries whith NO overts ?
    I had some yesterday (should say a lot, was 2 avocados and a lot of almonds), i felt so bad after that, even today ...

  2. 5 weeks! Way to go. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better.


  3. Thanks ladies.

    Adeline - I have gone 2 weeks without overts before. It seems I need some of them right now... 4 avocados per week... is perfect.

  4. Well done Russ! I haven't tried pears blended with strawberries (sounds great!), but they are very good with raspberries too. :)