Monthly Archives: April 2010

Internal Cleansing

Obtain a Healthier Body and Live Longer

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Our body bears a strong resemblance to a big machine. Each part has its own important function. If we don’t take care of our body just like the machine, it will deteriorate. The reason why we are still capable of thinking, walking, running and doing all kinds of outdoor activities is because our body acts as a shield. We are protected by our excretory system which helps eliminate many of the toxins inside our body. These toxins can weaken our body and can really affect our thinking ability. If our body is full of toxins and our colon could no longer hold the large amount of toxins inside our body, our immune defenses will start to weaken as well. Detox cleanses supply and aid our colon. This method ensures that our body is free from any harmful elements which can cause diseases and can make our body weak.

Each of our body parts is designed to effectively wash away toxins and impurities. However, these body parts, especially our vital organs, will not fully function if they have to spend lots of time flushing toxins from our body. Other functions of these organs are often neglected as their tasks are focused on getting rid of waste products. These can result in poor liver and kidney function. If these two organs fail to function normally, our body will no longer perform its duty in shielding the body from diseases. This will make us more prone to illness.

This is where detoxification comes in. Detoxification has several functions such as preventing more toxins from entering our body and removing impurities from our colon. As a result, our body will resume their full functions and our cells will become rejuvenated. After detoxification, you will feel revitalized as the chemical substances inside the body are already removed.

Obtaining a healthy and fit body is never impossible if we follow a balanced diet. We should include fruits and vegetables in our daily diet along with regular exercise.  Drinking plenty of water everyday also does wonders for your digestive system. You will feel its effect once your bowel movement becomes regular.  Try these best practices first before undergoing a detox cleanse process as this may improve your health and physical being.


Getting Started on The UnDiet

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Choose your UnDiet plan based on your eating habits, how much you like to cook, and your own personal food choices. Each plan (except Protein Binge) allows for deviations while still maintaining the fundamentals that will keep you on track. Obviously the closer you stay to the track the healthier you’ll be and the quicker you’ll lose all those unwanted pounds. But it’s much better to be happy with what you’re eating and be able to easily incorporate the plan you choose into your daily schedule. So start where you feel the most comfortable and phase into each successive stage or plan when you feel ready.

Start the first day of the rest of your life by going through your refrigerator, cupboards, and all your secret stashes looking for Forbidden Foods . Throw them away. You don’t need them sitting there in your cupboard calling your name.

Or if you’re like me and hate to waste anything, cook up a storm and invite a bunch of friends over for a Backwards Potluck. It’s “backwards” because instead of everybody bringing a dish and ending up with a hodgepodge buffet, you’re providing the hodgepodge and sending your guests home with the leftovers. I don’t call it a dinner party because none of the food “matches” – there could be a Mexican casserole, Italian pasta, lots of desserts … Then package up all the leftovers and give them to your guests as they depart at the end of the evening.

Even after the “backwards potluck” I still had lots of forbidden food around, so I cooked up another storm and delivered meals to some single parent families in my church and neighborhood with a little note of encouragement for the great job they were doing. Oh well, that’s what I did because I love to cook and hate to waste, you may just want to throw it all away, or donate it uncooked to a local food bank or a family who could use it.

Make sure to print out and read  through Forbidden Foods and the Food Pyramid.

Several book titles are mentioned throughout these pages. They are each linked directly to the site where you can order them. If you choose to order them now, do so, then return to this site using the “Back” arrow of your browser to continue gathering UnDiet information. If you don’t choose to order these books now, there’s a series of Book Review pages towards the end of this site, which is also listed in the Home Page table of contents.

I’ve given each UnDiet Plan it’s own page to make it easier to access and print out. I’ve written each plan out as it’s own entity which means that certain sections may be repeated for each plan. I did this because I think it’s irritating to be following a plan and have it say something like “follow previous plan steps 1-3, then …” I’d much rather have each plan spelled out in it’s entirety. Since many of you may be reading through each plan though, I’ve marked in bold the information that is new to make it easier to skim.

You’ll find links throughout these pages which will lead you to more information about the linked item. It’s not necessary to follow these links to achieve success with the UnDiet. The information is there for those who want to know “why?” If you’re the studious type I’ll be continually expanding this background information, so go ahead and bookmark this site and check back every now and then. Remember when you follow a link other than “Next Step”, use your browser’s “back” arrow to return to the page you were on.

Guidelines UnDiet Eating Plans

Protein Blast

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If you or a loved one are balking at the idea of dieting, or maybe you just don’t want to throw away all that meat and cheese in your refrigerator before starting your diet, then the UnDiet Protein Blast is just the thing for you. You’ll lose around a pound a day (sometimes more, sometimes less) on the Protein Blast. Even if you’re not interested in doing a full-on Protein Blast, it’s good  to know how to use proteins to your best advantage as there’s bound to be times when you don’t have control over your food choices (dining out, on a cruise, at a dinner party) and following the Protein Blast guidelines will often be your best choice to stay on track.

Eliminate All Complex Carbohydrates

Eliminate: grains starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, cooked carrots, peas, cooked beets

Separate Starches from Proteins

If I had to choose between a dish that contained rice and chicken and a dish that contained chicken and veggies, I’d choose the chicken and veggies. It’s a healthier choice and one that will continue to move me towards my weight goal.

Eliminate Sugars

You don’t want to have any sugar, even unrefined sugar on the Protein Blast and you want to limit your consumption of Nutrasweet. So even if  you don’t plan to use Protein Blast as your plan of choice you should read through it to be armed against the unforeseen.

First 7-14 Days

Try not to stay on Protein Blast any longer than two weeks. After one month many people stop losing weight. Eliminate all complex carbohydrates such as grains and beans, Fruits, starches (potatoes, carrots, beets, corn, sweet potatoes, yams, and popcorn), caffeine, and all sugars  (honey, white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, fructose, date sugar, maple syrup, Nutrasweet, aspartame …) from your diet. Limit your vegetables to 10-20 grams of carbohydrates a day. Get yourself a Carbohydrate Counter as it is extremely important that you limit your carbs to 10-20 grams. What does that leave on the menu? Dairy, fats, meats. Don’t worry about the calories you’re consuming, DON’T COUNT THEM, EAT THEM! Don’t be afraid, Protein Blast really does work. For full documentation of a high-protein program check out Lose The Belly Fat. Protein Blast is the only plan that must be followed to the letter. Small deviations like drinking regular coffee instead of decaf, eating just a little bit of sugar … will sabatouge your metabolic response to the Proteins and fats you’re eating and you will not lose weight.


The best beverage choice is plain, filtered water. While it’s not necessary to use filtered water to succeed with the Protein Blast, I suggest it here to give you a head start on the detoxification process that you’ll begin with the next stage of the UnDiet. You can also enjoy herbal teas, decafblack tea and decaf coffee (hot or cold). You may use whipping cream, in your tea or coffee, but not half and half or milk, and not more than six tablespoons of cream per day. Since I’m not crazy about the taste of plain water I usually keep a pitcher of tea such as Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger teas or Good Earth Caffeine Free Tea. Make sure to subtract the carbohydrates in your beverages (if any) from your daily carb allowance.

Day 8 or 15 through to your goal weight

Switch to the Basic UnDiet Plan or if you or your family need to ease into healthy foods like whole grains and pastas, you could go to the UnDiet Family Plan.


Related Links

Sugarless Shoppe – sugar-free products with the diabetic in mind. Excellent selection, good prices.
The Grain & Salt Society – finally a source for grain-sweetened chocolate chips! Wide variety of other hard to find ingredients.
Nature’s Flavors – large selection of high quality, natural, and organic baking ingredients.

More Protein Blast information and recipes

The Atkins Diet – info on low carb, high protein diet, also link to Atkins products
Atkins Diet Revolution – what types of eating challenges this diet helps to overcome
Atkins Diet – book reviews, order books at discount prices

Step By Step

If you’d like help getting started with the UnDiet you’ll recieve an e-mail every week with a new UnDiet step, which will also provide you with tips, recipes utilizing that week’s step, and encouragement to keep on following through with previous steps. There’s no charge to give the Step-By-Step E-Mail Program a try. When you request one month of FREE UnDiet Steps you’ll also be added to the UnDiet Update list which will notify you when new recipes and info are added to this site.

Dessert Fruit Kid Friendly Recipes

Individual Apple Pies

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place sliced apples in a (well buttered) pie tin.

Sprinkle with a handful of unrefined sugar or any UnDiet-approved sweetener and (cinnamon, apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice …).

Bake for 20-30 minutes until apples are soft. Roughly mash with a potato masher or fork right in the pie tin.

Scoop out the middle of one or more whole wheat bagels. Toast and butter. Or use thick slices of whole grain bread, or English muffins. You could also use whole wheat pitas or whole wheat tortillas. Heat and butter the inside of the pitas before stuffing with the cooked apples. Heat and butter the tortilla before rolling up around the cooked apples.

Pile the apple mixture on top of your bread of choice.


Healthy Beverages – What to Drink?

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In an Internet culture where link posting is pitifully indiscriminate The UnDiet wants you to know that the links on this page are carefully researched and only posted if deemed to be helpful or otherwise of interest to you, the discerning UnDieter. We routinely decline to trade links with sites seeking to post their links when we find that their site does not meet our specific requirements.

Celestial Seasoningshas a large variety of herbal teas including roasted grains, chai teas & fruit flavored teas.

Cafe Altura Organic Coffee is grown on small family farms, hand-picked, washed in rainwater and dried in the sun. You can’t get much more natural than that!

Fruit Blooms has a nice selection of organic drink mixes. They are not sugar-free but many parents prefer these types of drinks to chemically sweetened drinks.

Rice Dream is a great resource for non-dairy, soy-free milks.

Silk Soy Milk beverages are the Cadillac of soy milks. If you want to move your family to soy milk this is the way to go.