Dee's 21 Day Detox Programme
You have done 21 days of elimination and gone through 21 days of re-calibration. Thank your body for a job well done. You now know the good food your body likes and you have also made a promise not to go back to the problematic foods. For me grains became a big no no no. My body had severe symptoms when introducing grains, to signal the trigger to the Lupus I got diagnosed. The other two food groups were fine.
The next 18 days is for those who feel there is still more work to be done. The body is asking for more to reverse the symptoms of chronic disease. The re-calibration phase focused on which foods are good for your body now the focus shifts from WHICH to WHEN. When should you be eating food?
Throughout human history fasting has always been practised for various reasons from religious, physiological to mental and emotional benefits.
Physiological Benefits Of Fasting:
Regulates blood glucose and Insulin levels
Autophagy starts from 10 hours
Immune Reboot and intestinal stem cell regeneration starts from 20 hours
Amazing benefits. Fasting has a great impact on your body’s ability to sort out regular repairs, clean the sewer and reset the immune system.
In chapter 11, 12 & 13 in my book LIVE EAT & HEAL JUST THE WAY NATURE INTENDED, I explain how this comes about. So let us get into fasting to get the 3 benefits above
Have your last meal around say 1800hrs evening before
DAY 43- 46:
Move your breakfast and have your first meal around 1000hrs. If your last meal was 1800hrs you will have fasted for 16hrs. Blood glucose and insulin levels start coming down and autophagy kicks in. Have your meals within the 8 hour window from 1000 hrs to 1800 hrs. Tweak the times to suit your needs. The principle is withholding food for 16 hours then eating within the 8 hour window, just as our ancestors did. They lived through times of feasting and famine.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Initial withdrawal symptoms:
lethargy hunger pangs
DAY 47- 49:
Increase your fasting time to 18 hours. Have your first meal at 1200 hrs and your eating window shrinks a little bit to 6 hours. So you now eat within the 6 hour eating window
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
All withdrawal symptoms should have disappeared at this point or just easing away
IF GOOD and you have achieved your desired goal, you can make this your lifestyle and stay here.
If No let us move on to Day 50
DAY 50- Day 54:
Increase your fasting window to 20 hours and eat within a 4 hour window
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
IF GOOD and you have achieved your goal, you can make this your lifestyle and stay here.
If NO let us move on to DAY 55
DAY 55 -DAY 60:
Fast 23 hours and have one meal a day
Make this your lifestyle so you can get amazing inherent healing properties of the body jump started. As you increase your fasting window you trigger autophagy and stem cell regeneration. With low levels of insulin inflammation also comes down. HOORAY you have done it
HOPE YOU FEEL A LOT BETTER IN YOURSELF. YOU CAN STAY LONGER AT ANY ONE OF THE STAGES ABOVE. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY-THE GREATEST PHYSICIAN OF ALL TIME
IF FOR SOME REASON YOU HAVE NOT FELT ANY BENEFIT IN 60 DAYS PLEASE DO EMAIL ME on firstname.lastname@example.org AND WILL WORK WITH YOU ON 1:1 on the next phase
**Symptoms and days are meant to be guidelines, some people have symptoms a bit earlier, some much later this is all down to your state of health and how your body responds.**