Saturday, June 28, 2008

Damn you Blasted Fast!!! Graaah: It's Over!

The fast is over. Time really flew by, but then again I was very busy. I had an exam to study for, driving lessons, etc ... Before I knew it Tuesday was here, my last day. Switching to B grade maple syrup was nice, I had more energy. The last few days my weight really started to drop. My mom and dad were like "you're starting to look emaciated!" The weight issue didn't bother me because it's always nice to lose weight (I'm goin' tah Europe!! I wanna look as good as I can!!). They say the weight tends to come back after the fast. I can understand that. If you return to former eating and lifestyle habits then yea, the weight comes back. I did this fast to eat a higher octane raw diet afterwards, and I started running again.

The real bonus of the fast - cleaness. Towards the end I found I didn't have b.o. if I didn't shower right after waking or forget to put on deodorant. That was really nice. The lemonade did cause some bad breath, but nothing carrying a round a toothbrush couldn't cure. My skin cleared up a lot too. I really enjoyed this aspect!

The last few days were somewhat tough. I couldn't help but think about all the delish raw foods I was going to make and then EAT!

On the Wednesday I juiced about 48 oranges for two people to last the whole day. That was good. It was a great change and a good way to transition back into food. I did get a little nauseous, but at least it was with fresh squeezed OJ and not some concentrate bottled Minute Maid crap. Tip: peel away all the skin and pulp if you want your juicer to get more juice out of the orange and if you want sweeter juice.

Thursday was broth with veggies. I had made a hearty green salad before the fast (kale, carrots, okra, onions, cayenne, sprouts) and froze it all for this day in particular. It was very bland but got the digestive system working again (a little salt helped it). I had an organic soy yogurt in the evening to replenish intestinal bacteria.

Friday I ate normally, which is fruits and veggies (this would be the last day of transitioning for people who eat meat and cooked foods - Saturday would be the day they can eat normal). I had a big green smoothie in the morn. The afternoon I had salsa with avocados on top of romaine lettuce with a cashew-sunflower seed raw cheese and wrapped it all in a big ol' leaf of organic collard green (acting as a tortilla). Very good and filling. I had it with nuts and dried fruit as a snack. Later on I ate another yogurt and some organic olives.

Recipes for what I ate on Friday:

1/2 bunch of cilantro
1/4 Sweet onion
1 tomatoes
1 Green Peppers
1 Avocado
1 JalapeƱo Pepper
2 cloves of garlic
1 Tblsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Agave
Salt to taste

Finely chop all the veggies. Soak the chopped onions in water for ten minutes (start with them first, soak and then after you finish chopping everything else, drain and add the onions). Mix all the veggies and seasoning. Eat your heart out!!

Cashew-Sunflower Cheese:

1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 -1 1/2 cup water (or more if you want it looser)
6 tblsp Nutritional Yeast
4 tblsp each of onion and garlic powder or granules (can use fresh onion and garlic - three cloves with half and onion)
1 tblsp agave nectar (or any natural sweetner of choice)
1 tsp salt or add to taste

*If using just cashews, add 1/2 cup more cashews and two less tblsps each of the garlic, onion and nutritional yeast*

Process everything in a food processor/blender. Refrigerating makes it more solid so I usually make it at night and eat it with my meals the next day. This recipe makes a lot if you use the sunflower seeds. I added them to stretch out my cashews, which are expensive.

For the wraps:

Big leafy dark greens may be used. Throw everything within the leafy with some regular lettuce and whatever filling of your choice and wrap around. Can be messy with the salsa. As an alternative, instead of cutting everything in the salsa really tiny, you can cut it all in strips and layer it in the wrap to cut down on mess. Very yummy, filling and inexpensive!

That was my fast folks!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Belly Full O' Lemonade - Reflections on Day 4

So, four days have passed and my body is finally in the expelling stage. I am just leeching out gunk. It's not bad actually. It is more like a lightness of being. I'll tell you one thing though, being psychologically hungry really beats down any sort of anxiety. I was in town and I just didn't care. Fighting the desire to eat takes up so much energy you just don't care much about other people. This led to a parking altercation where I had to give someone the finger and physically lift up the motor bike of someone who parked really really bad.

Energy-wise, my head gets very dizzy whenever I get up from lying down a long time. It's my anemia and it can be bad to the point where my eyes black out. Despite that I ran around doing errands all day. I feel really relaxed to the point where I can hold my hands steady without them shaking much - they always shake a lot! Later on I need to juice lemons so I am R&R'ing a bit before undertaking that task (12 lemons to fill up my gallon jug). I have to juice 6 extra lemons for my family. They've been drinking my lemonade as if it were just regular juice. It's very tasty, and sweet, but regular juice would be watered down a lot more. I suppose it is the fact that I freshly juice the lemons. I doubt most people get to enjoy fresh squeeze lemonade and all the health benefits that go with it. So I am happy they are drinking it, cayenne pepper and all, but I have to warn them to stay away from my batch. I'm making them their own stuff and am using agave nectar instead of maple syrup.

Tomorrow is my 5 day half point. In celebration I am using Grade B maple syrup in my lemonade. So tonight I watered down the rest of my lemonade in my jug and am downing it all tonight to make way for a nice new fresh batch with the more nutritious grade B.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Day 3


It is the start of Day 3. I'm looking forward towards tomorrow and the reported "loss of interest in food." I've been taking everything in stride. As mentioned before, I already ate raw; in addition, I have many food allergies, so regular food doesn't tempt me. One thing I have noticed is that things smell very appetizing. My family had a cookout yesterday and the chicken and boiled corn smelled wonderful. I found this funny because I haven't eaten chicken in over five years and I strictly do not touch corn. So I enjoyed the smell and joked about it with my better half as we sipped our lemonade and later as we juiced more lemons.

So, let me give you an account of the past two days:

Day 1: Ran around looking for more organic lemons to juice (our preferred grocery store was closed). I also had driving lessons. I was cranky and uptight and my instructor criticized me for that. lol. Later on I hung out with my better half and we watched Dr. Who. I was a little tired, but being with each other and being able to relax I eventually felt revitalized. That evening I drank a laxative tea so that I wouldn't have to be running to the bathroom during the day. Didn't have any movement that night or next morning.

Day 2: Of course, the cookout and making more juice. My brothers and father seemed very interested in doing it. I look forward to coaching them when they're ready, if ever. I had a lot of tiredness on this day. I tried to do school work but ended up fast asleep. I didn't fret, that is why my better half and I choose this holiday weekend to start our fast - so that the first two days we could have without responsibilities as they are the roughest when the detox symptoms are most felt. I went to bed early this night, around the same time I did the night before. Well ... I see it as early now, but in the past this was my normal bed time. So I guess I am finally getting a proper 8 hours rest again. :D Drank my laxative tea, but still no movement. I did go overboard with flushing my system last week Wedensday and so that could be why, but I will give it time and drink a stronger dosage tonight because I have been playing it safe with my tea..

Things I've learned so far /Some tips for anyone else who wishes to do this fast:

1) Before going on a fast, any fast, don't just jump into it. Gradually progress into it. Maybe reduce the amount of food you eat, or just eat fruit for a day or two. Try restricting your eating hours. Doing this will make the first three days of your fast much much more bearable. (My better half is having headaches and hunger pains and such right now, but I am only tackling with tiredness)

2) Get a juicer. Don't buy premade lemon juice or orange juice (the oj is for the two days you go off the fast), even if it is organic, unless it was juiced that very same day. If not, pull up your sleeves and start juicing the lemons and oranges yourselves. Why? Freshly juiced produce is much more enzymatically active. Also, most pre-juiced products are pasteurized and thus most of the enzymes have been rendered inactive by the high heat. Oh yes, pre-juiced may contained additives like extra sugars, preservatives and colors, and it may even be from concentrate. Taste-wise, freshly juiced is ALOT better. If all your going to be ingesting is lemonade for the next ten days, drinking something that taste good and is highly nutritious to stave off hunger pains is desirable.

3) This brings me to my next point - buy REAL maple syrup. Aunt Jemima or Ms Buttersworth are not real maple syrup. The real stuff will run you 7-10 bucks per 8 oz bottle (or at least on my isle). If you can buy big ol' bulk bottles, do so. Organic maple syrup is the best, of course, but as long sa you can find the real deal, that should be good enough. Organic is good because they tend not to use formaldehyde to extract the sap from the tree. Frankly though, if you can get your hands on Mennonite Maple Syrup, then fuck you cause that stuff is the best maple syrup I've ever tasted and I can imagine it would be the best for this particular fast.

4) You get used to the cayenne pepper, so don't fret. I'm a die hard cayenne eater, so this wasn't a problem for me. Some products are spicier than others, usually the redder and grainier, the hotter, or at least from what I've seen. So research and compare. If you can't take it too spicy, try a milder cayenne. If you're a trooper, get the good spicy version. Do increase your dosage as you get used the spice (my first time drinking the lemonade I coughed from the spice. lol. Now I'm adding more in because I don't find it spicy enough). Wish my younger sister could understand this ...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Blasted Fast Part Deux


So, I have changed my plans. These past three days I've been quasi fasting. Today I've eaten regular meals. The change is that tomorrow I will do a full fledge 10 day master cleanse fast instead of the cycles for ten days. This is a better route, and I have support in the shape of my better half. He is doing it as well and everything should be kosher as we moderate each other. He is actually the reason for my change of plans because it was he felt I should start over and do it properly with him. Coolness.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blasted Fasting and Raw Food Diet

So I figured it was time for me to fast it out, starting today.

I'm trying that ten day Lemon Aid fast, with some modifications - mainly I'm keeping my tea and nut milk thank you, at least for the first few days until I am used to it all.

Lately I've embraced a raw food diet. I'm reaching for at least 90%. I've been trying to go raw for two years now. It all started two summers ago. I was all raw for those 3 months of summer, surviving off of fruit and dropping to 120 pounds. Now I want to do my raw food diet the right way. I got informed via reading David Wolf's highly inspirational "Eating for Beauty" two months ago and have been eating raw pretty steady since then.

Why fast? Fasting helps to clean out your body of toxins. Your body begins using and its stored adipose fatty tissues and releasing whatever is stored inside of it. In this tissue you have fat, which is a storage molecule. It's cells are mainly filled with fluids which can hold all matter of nutrients (proteins, carbs, other lipids like steroids) and other things that may not be good for your body. These other storage items including heavy metals, preservatives and flavorings and other chemicals from the foods you have eaten, environmental pollutants absorbed into the body, and other foreign items your body really has no idea how to use other than to store it (trans fats come to mind). It was recommended in the books I read that it is good to fast first and then go raw. In my case, I transitioned right into eating raw (at the time I was in school full time and didn't want to have to deal with a fast while trying to go to school). Now that I am free from school I can fast.

After I am finished my fast and clean I want to up my raw food game - all organic produce, 90% raw, monthly two day fasting, a blasted food dehydrator and juicer.

So here's my game plan:

A) 10 Day cycles of
- 3 Days of lemonade fasting
- Fruit and Veggies for one day

B) 20 Day Cycle of
- 3 Days blender/juice fasting
- 1 Day Fruit and Veggies

C) New and improved zest for my raw food diet

Wish me luck. I'll be back here with updates.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Sooo on Afropunk someone posted a thread about donkey punching and asking about more info on it. They remarked that guys do it because it's a really good cum. So, I added that prostate massaging was a better cum for men then punching a girl in the back of the head; just it meant a woman would have to enter the rectum in order to massage the prostate, and that takes the willingness of both parties ( a guy willing to do something quasi homosexual, and a woman willing to stick her finger a a dude's bum). I even provided links on info and illustrations of said prostate massage. Well ... this one poster, Kifaru was his name, dude kind of missed the point of the thread and went off on a tangent on how basically evil prostate massaging is. Myself and another female poster defended it but, and he goes on to attacks us and claims he's only defending the unsuspecting bums of the innocent from people like us. I recounted but soon realize - 1) this guy is a jerk off asshole and 2) he has fears of homosexuality. Eventually he asked us whether we had stinky fingers from all the bum popping we do. Yea, it got really immature. At that point I left the convo and resisted the urge to reply back any more to this turd.

Anyhow, the Afropunk website changed and they got rid of the old board. New on is in place
. I'm checking on of the threads and what do I see - this turd has made a response, and not only that, he complains:

"Wait a minute. Do you mutha**** not understand that I'm a mutha******* legend! I didn't authorize this shit!!! I wanna know who was supposed to send out the memo about this little change. I want 'em in front of my desk and I want 'em to explain why they think they can make changes without talking to the legends first. I was just about to put that thang on Hell Cat and get her and Caramen Amazon to join AnalPopAnon when you flipped the script on me. They're probably out pirateing asses as we speak.
A legend recognize. The reason why the revolution won't be televised is because you'll be able to watch it on the net!"

Man, he's a real turd. And he gets my asshole of the month award for sticking to an argument like excrement to the bottom of a toilet seat - yea he makes me feel that gross. The fool is so closed minded and vindictive it just makes me ... feel like writing a blog post, and I did it, and now it's done, and this is probably not over but I'm not going to mess around with the turd anymore. In fact, I'm going to avoid him and his strange ways from now on.