As I've mentioned previously, I'm gradually cutting things out of my diet until I'm at a place of veg*n-ism. I cannot say that I will be the "perfect" vegan, but my goal is to go dietary-vegan and monitor some bodily symptoms that I have, to see if it helps alleviate it. I'm pretty sure it will, but I want to keep track regardless.
In the past I have been vegetarian, and I used Kathy Freston's Quantum Wellness as a guideline after seeing an episode on Oprah (oh, sue me, I was, like, 24 at the time and I worshipped at the altar of Oprah). The one where she challenged her staff to go vegan, and she went vegan, and Kathy Freston was there and Lisa Ling went to Cargill. That one.
Anyway, (it's been a long time...) I believe that Ms Freston was explaining that you omit several things for about a week to reset your body. Those things were, in no particular order [I have to tell you, I went and looked it up, as my list seemed too short, but I'm happy to report, I remembered EVERYTHING!]:
- Processed Sugar
- Animal products
- Week 01: Cut out Caffeine
- Week 02: Abandon Alcohol
- Week 03: Murder the Meat
- Week 04: Dispose of Dairy
- Week 05: Phase out Processed Sugar
- BONUS Week: Get rid of Gluten