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The *dreaded* Day 3 of the Daniel Diet!
Oh, quit with the “icky face”! It’s not that bad!
In fact, I’ll share a great weight loss and health testimony later in the post – from a 63-year-old woman who is doing the Daniel Diet for the second time.
Detox or Symptoms–what’s normal?
“On the Daniel Diet, change is normal,” said Jordan Rubin in this evening’s Daniel Diet Live Call. “You know it’s a detox and not symptoms of illness when you feel great one day and the next day the bottom falls out!”
While western medicine may have us to suppress these symptoms, during a detoxification process, “Embrace it! You want it to come out!” says Jordan.
If you feel a bit icky, it’s not a bad thing. If your nose is runny, you feel a bit irritable, you’re eliminating more, that’s okay. “Better out than in,” my mother used to say.
Day 3 typically can be a bit challenging for people.
Some have symptoms of dry skin, sniffles, low energy, aches, mild soreness in the muscles, sleeping patterns may be a bit off–others have no symptoms. I noticed my tummy was a bit queasy this morning, but really nothing to write home about. I felt a bit fuzzy-headed yesterday (and I had a big radio interview to do, so I was grateful I had my notes!), but clear-headed today.
Things are moving!!! Hey, 36 grams of fiber a day are going to get something going! Got on the scale and I’m down over 2 lbs. so far, so no complaints there! The way I’m feeling, I would gladly do this again soon — like next month — honest!
I really felt good most of the day — and did 40 minutes on the elliptical and some MIRA moves, too!
Some things you may notice: “Sleeping patterns will change as your body gets into its natural detoxification rhythm,” Jordan said. Journal your results (food, water, sleep). While you may need more sleep in the beginning, you’ll probably notice you need less sleep as the Daniel Diet progresses.
Aches and pains? I felt that a bit this morning before I got out of bed. Not unusual on Day 3. Toxins can get trapped in the muscles–lactic acid, other acids–and as they’re moving out and dissolving as a result of this highly alkaline forming superfood diet with super-pure water, you may feel it during the natural detox process.
Remember this is FOOD, not supplements.
You’re eating seeds, nuts, coconut, fruits, vegetables and some herbs and spices. “It’s not some crazy thing or hardcore cleansing system that could cause all of these side-effects. You’re eating real food , organic food, and when you do so anything that happens is the body trying its best to get rid of junk.”
We’re not just avoiding stimulants like caffeine, but also sugar–and salt. There’s natural salt in the EA Pulse foods, but there’s much more potassium, so much like the Suero Cleanse, people are balancing their potassium/sodium ratio.
Clearer Skin! Fasting promotes healthy inflammation levels. “I believe inflammation is the body’s signalling and marshaling of forces to the area that is in need of help–bringing heat, bringing nutrients, bringing blood cells.” Blemishes and styes disappear (although some may notice a breakout at the start)– but at the end, your skin is clearer, firmer and more healthy-looking, just like Daniel’s and his friends.
“And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies” (Daniel 1:15).
Tips: Drink plenty of water – stay hydrated drinking 7 of the 16.9 oz. bottles of Reign Supreme water every day (I had 8 today!). Be consistent eating your 3 DD meals between 12:30-6:30 PM. Track your results. Do not eat unless you are hungry. Do not eat another bite, another bag if not hungry. We’re learning to pay attention more to our body and when it’s truly hungry (you may be thirsty instead).
Weight Loss Testimony: “Got out of bed with great energy this morning, got on the scale and see I’ve lost 5 lbs. already. 5lbs in 2 days! And I lost 10 lbs. total during the first Daniel Diet I did. So half that already! Even better, my detox symptoms are much less. The first day I had a little headache and congestion, a bit irritable, but it’s fine.
“I’ve been following Jordan’s directions since doing the first fast–implementing longer fasting during the day by having a Suero Viv in the morning and having my first meal at noon. I do Suero Cleanse one day a week, getting my body accustomed to longer periods of fasting. I’m adding Terrain to my water (Milk Thistle or Kombucha Terrain during the day, Sacred Herbs and Milk Thistle again in the evening water I drink).
“At 63 years old, I’m on fire this morning! I had a lot of work to do today, and I knocked out what could have been a big job in only about 10 minutes! I feel such relief and clarity! Ahhhhh! It’s nice to be back.”
BOOST YOUR WATER!
Terrain Living Herbs: Can hasten detoxification and augment fat burning (especially the Kombucha Black Tea Terrain). Jordan adds 10 ml. of Terrain Kombucha to each of his Reign Supreme waters (also helps keep energy levels higher!). I add Sacred Herbs Terrain.
Terrain aid digestion, boost energy, increase metabolism, provides antioxidant organic acids–also helps amplify your DD results.
The EA Pulse food tastes great, the water is sweet and pure, and what I enjoy most of all is the time devoted to the Lord as I go about my day.
If it’s not time to eat or drink–pray! Focus on the Lord.
Throughout the day, I went over some of the scriptures Jordan covered on the prayer calls today:
Psalm 23: The Lord is our Good Shepherd–and by fasting we are becoming more attuned to His voice. We hear His still, small voice in His Word, in our heart, in circumstances and the words of other believers.
Symptoms can seem like we’re going “through the valley of the shadow of death,” but the Lord is with us! We are safe in the presence of our enemies.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:3-4).
And lastly, 1 Peter 2:24 reminds us that by the wounds Jesus took upon Himself for us, we were healed. If we were healed, we ARE healed. Rest in that truth today.
Say, “By Your wounds, Lord, I have been healed. Thank You, Lord!”
Come back to www.DanielDiet.info tomorrow for Day 4!
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