Welcome to Day 15 of the Purification Program.
Unless you are living in a biosphere (which we are pretty confident you aren't!), you are not isolated from those around you. Friends, family and co-workers all play an important role in making any lifestyle change.
Our third suggestion for you before you come off the program is to let those around you know that the changes you have made over the last few weeks are not temporary. Let them know that this isn't just a diet that as soon as you complete it you are going to resume your old eating habits.
One purification program graduate noted that before the program he was drinking several Cokes a day. Coke was his vice. After he completed the program, naturally, his wife brought a Coke up to him at work one day, as she always had. He was strong and resisted, but this highlights the need to make sure that you identify the bad habits that you are not going to resume and share that with those around you, especially those who care about you. This will help them to avoid introducing unnecessary temptations as well as avoid the embarrassment of having to turn down some food or drink they have given you or picked up at the local fast food joint.
Remember, "He who fails to plan, plans to fail."
How Should I Feel Today?
You should continue to feel wonderful today. As always, if you have questions about something that is concerning you, please contact Dr. Graves or contact our resident purification specialist Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, don't wait to get hungry. Waiting increases cravings, lowers your blood sugar level and can lead to fatigue. Make sure you are eating small meals throughout the day. If you find you are getting hungry between meals, consider doing a shake halfway between those meals and also make sure you are getting at least 8 glasses of water each day.
Make sure you are having 1-3 bowel movements each day during the program. If not, make sure that you are drinking enough water. Remember, you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Recipe of the Day
Stir Fried Chicken
2 full boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into strips
1 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 teaspoons sesame oil to coat the pan
1 medium onion, sliced or diced
2-3 cups any combination of chopped veggies – bok choy, celery, slightly defrosted pkg. organic broccoli florets or fresh, Napa cabbage, etc.
1 cup sliced mushrooms – preferably shiitake
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
2 cups cooked short grain brown rice (optional)
Heat oil in wok over high heat.
Once heated, add garlic, ginger and chicken (if using).
Stir constantly until lightly brown or chicken cooked through.
Add all vegetables and cook for 3-4 minutes – maintain crispness.
What if I have Questions?
If you have questions about how you are feeling please remember that Dr. Graves is available throughout this program and can be contacted by phone at (509) 413-1530.
Supplement Regimen for Day 15
Core Products (Required)
2 scoops (tablespoons) twice per day minimum up to 5 shakes per day
SP Green Food
5 capsules 2 times per day
Whole Food Fiber (powder): 1 scoop (tablespoon) 3 times per day in your shakes
Gastro-Fiber: 3 capsules 3 times per day
Suggested Supplements (Optional)*
Whey Pro Complete – 2 scoops (tablespoons) twice daily
Gymnema – 1 tablet 3 times per day or 2 tablets twice per day
Tuna Omega-3 Oil – 2 perles 2 times per day
* Dr. Graves will work with you to identify which products best meet your needs.