NEWBIE TO LIVING MUCUS FREE? START HERE
Welcome to the Biggest Detox Tribe on the Planet!
We’re thrilled to have you here! Below follows a step-by-step summary of how to take your health to the next level if you’re new to this game.
*Note: If you are ready to up-level your detox journey, join our 90 Day Wellness E-Course. This course includes eight done-for-you modules which takes the guessing out of how ‘how to and when’ and presents a new challenge every ten days. Doable, fun and you’ll learn a ton. Join us, you’ll only regret it if you don’t.
But I love cheese and croissants!
If you are totally new to detoxing, it can be really daunting to take everything away – including grains, animal products, alcohol, coffee. You may ask yourself: “What is left? What can I enjoy now?”.
I remember those exact thoughts when I started out. I felt defeated. Almond croissants and cheese were my thing! To put things into perspective, I was not born a fruit or sprout lover. But I was open, desperate and willing to learn.
WHAT NEEDS TO GO FIRST
The first things that really need to go are all animal products. Dairy is the most mucus forming of all – so make that your main aim. Next on the mucus forming list are grains with the exception of a little quinoa, teff, millet and spelt. You can transition to having these on occasion until you feel that they aren’t needed anymore. See our ‘Recipe’ section for some great transition recipes.
Beans and legumes are rather heavy, but of course, if you are coming off meat and dairy then they are a good transitional food. As you’ll notice, more often than not it’s the texture and heaviness that we crave because we tend to be so uncomfortable with lightness. Know that and simply go slow. If a former cheese, croissant and coffee lover can do it, so can you!
LIVINGmucusFREE is how we are designed to live, but to get there we have to undo the damage we’ve done. We have to learn to remember; and you will discover that it is a re-membering. Your body will know this way of eating, even if emotionally it might be a whole different story. Baby steps, one day at a time. Trust yourself to go all the way and trust your body to adjust – it will!
STARTING YOUR DAY RIGHT
HOW YOU START YOUR DAY is what matters most, as that will determine how the rest of your day goes. Start your day with either herbal tea and fruit, or fruit only. Initially, you may have to eat frequently – that’s totally ok and this will settle.
As you feel ready, start your day dry fasting until 10, 11 or 12pm (meaning no food no water, see this article for more information) and break your fast with fruit and or the LYMPHBUSTER (see our ‘Recipes‘) and then have a large raw salad, if necessary pair with a little steamed squash or a baked sweet potato.
Always have something raw to start your meal with, chew well and do not drink with your meals. Most importantly, enjoy what you are eating (make it beautiful and enticing) and cast a critical eye on fats. More on this in our 90 Day Detox E-Course.
Leave your heavier foods for dinner, even if you are craving pancakes for breakfast. Remember, you can have some pancakes or pizza, but start the day correctly. This is key. Before having the heavier meals, make it a rule to always have a large salad so that the heavier meal can transit better.
See our Recipe section for transition meal ideas. Herewith the big BUT: Don’t stay in transition land forever as that’s not how you will regenerate on a cellular level.
To regenerate on a cellular level you will need periods of just raw, just fruit, fasting and herbs. If you make this your benchmark, your body will thank you for it. Once the body has fully healed to your desired level, you can reintroduce the transitional Mucus Lean Foods. For access to this list, join our 90 Day Programme.
Your body will tell you what works and what doesn’t. You will notice what foods leave you feeling bloated or tired. On other occasions, the same foods may work just fine. Trust your body.
Whilst you transition and prepare for deeper detox protocols you can challenge yourself by having:
- An all fruit day or all fruit until dinner (with a large raw salad and transitional foods if needed)
- All raw days
- Cooked foods once every other day, then twice a week, then once a week etc
- More raw foods (fruits and veg), with longer dry fasting periods and less cooked foods
- Days with no fats
Let us know how you get on and as always, reach out if you would like individual coaching