Not only did I not eat dairy today, but I haven’t had dairy, sugar, wheat, meat or much of anything besides veggies and some fruit for the past four days. I’m on the alkaline diet.
This is a tough one. The premise is that our bodies should ideally be about 7.3 on the pH scale. Owing to our Western “evolved” diet (processed foods, sugar, caffeine, meat, dairy, alcohol), our systems are pretty acidic (mine started at 5.5). The “ash” that is left behind when our body processes these acidic foods are what allegedly lead to chronic illness and disease like cancer. Mind you, I’m doing this all for an article. It’s a good excuse to purge my system from Paris. But I miss my sweets.
Green juice (kale, celery, banana, lemon & ice blended together, which is tastier than it sounds)
Giant salad of kale (kale is super alkaline), sprouts, tofu, celery, red pepper and cucumber
Roasted asparagus and carrots over arugula
Four days down, ten to go!