Reviewing May’s PBA Intention
First, let me take a moment to review last month’s Personal Bank Account [revised] intention of eating four salads a week. Though I didn’t keep official count, I think I hit the mark a few weeks and probably fell two salads short during the final week of May. So I wasn’t perfect, but it’s a good thing that I’m back in the habit of eating salad. How did your PBA go?
June’s PBA Intention
This June I decided to kick the PBA challenge up a notch. In February, my friend Kaitlyn of Eat My Blog and I followed Kathy Freston’s Quantum Wellness Cleanse for three weeks. We were pretty true to her outline but made modifications as we went along [she suggests avoiding dairy, gluten, meat, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine for 21 days]. Once we were finished, I decided I would continue to follow many of her principals in moderation. But fast forward to June of 2009, and many of those good habits have drifted, and it’s time to make some adjustments.
So for the remainder of June, Kaitlyn and I have decided to review the cleanse with some of our own modifications. Here’s the plan:
Week 1 and 2
Eat plenty of:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Soy and beans
- Healthy oils
Avoid the following foods:
- Dairy (trace amounts in bread allowed)
- White flour
- Added sugar
- Caffeine (except tea)
- Alcohol (limited to twice a week)
Follow week 1 and 2 and add dairy (CHEESE!) into the mix.
So there you have it. Its not a diet, but a general refresher course on healthy eating. Anyone interested in following along?
Don’t be intimidated by the list, feel free to add your own modifications. I suggest reading Freston’s book if you are interested in learning about the health and spiritual benefits of the cleanse. I know I’ll be re-reading the book to keep myself inspired as I go through cheese withdrawal.