- May 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm #82523
I just “couldn’t take it anymore” and really felt like I needed to have something sweet. I fell off the wagon and had not only fruit but did really bad and had a few candy bars, sweet breads, and my beloved Starbucks caramel macchiato.
Now I feel like I have the crud. Blowing out green junk and achy all over. I would hate to think that my bad decision caused this, but…
what happens when we get sick while cleansing? I always believed that fruit was awesome in helping the body to get over a cold.
My throat also hurts and feels “fuzzy” inside. I know that a nice tall glass of lemonade would cut through the crud.
I know that a cold is a virus, and that fresh garlic is an anti-viral so I plan to slice into slivers and swallow those for the full benefit.
But diet-wise, is there anything I can do differently while getting over this crud? I’m achy all over, my throat feels yucky and my eyes hurt.May 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm #82524
dvjorgeParticipantTopics: 283Replies: 1368
I am sorry if I am rude with you.
You know that it can not be done. So, do you want us wiping your tears ?
If you did that, the best you can do is to come back to the diet and shut your mouth !May 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm #82525
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
That sounds like a major blunder; but what to do to get over it? I would continue on the diet, and maybe take some supplements that will detox you such as lemon, ginger, vitamin c, etc.
Did you do this on the cleanse or the diet? You shouldn’t be doing any cheating while on the cleanse…
Why did you do all of this when you were sick? Or did the foods cause you to get sick?
I would look at this as a strong case of cause and effect; eating those foods caused you to feel bad and now you learned your lesson.
-rasterMay 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm #82526
princeofsinMemberTopics: 1Replies: 225
Don’t sweat it because everyone messes up once in awhile. I would recommend using organic apple cyder vinegar for clearing up your issue.May 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm #82528
I finished with the cleanse part and was on stage 2 when I fouled things up. I’m not looking for any pity, I just wanted tips on how to handle things if I got sick. I did buy Vitamin C a while back and will start taking that as well.May 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm #82530
Oh yeah – the apple cider vinegar! I usually buy the Bragg brand with the “mother” and hope this is okay to drink.
I just know that a lot of vinegar is off limits but the apple cider vinegar seems to be okay.
How best to do the vinegar? Diluted with some distilled water? Perhaps add some fresh squeezed lemon in there as well? That should cut through the crud in my throat, right? 😉May 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm #82532
PositivoMemberTopics: 29Replies: 246
The only thing to do is get back on the diet. If you want to cheat have more of the foods allowed to keep you full. The fruit isnt the worst thing. Fruit can have its benefits for the immune system but candy bars, sweet bread and starbuck junk is beyond over the top. Personally you have to give up those last 3 things forever. They have no place in our bodies and only do harm and no good. Youre gonna have to understand why people on the forum are gonna be hard on you. This is a very difficult process and this kind of cheating is honestly inexcusable. If you want to cure your overgrowth and stay that way for the rest of your life then these foods have to go or you ll just get sick again. Starbucks and those other big food and drink companies are also pathetic. They shouldnt even exist so please do not contribute to their success because they just get rich while people get poor and sick.
If you ever get tempted for something sweet eat oatbran or buckwheat with stevia and cinnamin this will rock your sweet tooth and its ingredients are allowed. My mom tried it and she said it was too sweet. Keep in mind that shes the kind of person that enjoys soda, cakes, cookies, sweet cereals and dried fruit with added sugar so that says alot.
Your also gonna have to wait out the recovery. your gonna feel bad probably for a few days. I mean when i eat chicken my digestive systems get bothered for atleast 2 days. I cant image how you feel. Sometimes its ok to beat yourself up so you know not to do it again because this wasnt a simple mistake this was a conscience decision. Make the diete so that your eating the foods allowed but it fits your needs so that you dont fall of the wagon again. good luck and always stay positive.May 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm #82534
pwhite78MemberTopics: 9Replies: 22
Hope you feel better soon Idewild! Stay positive! You can do this and know that you’re not alone in this fight!May 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm #82535
I found a site that has a lot of “recipes” for apple cider vinegar! Unfortunately a lot of remedies included honey, which I know is not allowed.
But here’s a link and a blurb that I’ll start doing as soon as I can:
At the first sign of a cold, take 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in half a cup of water several times a day. The body becomes more alkaline during a cold and the vinegar will help to rebalance the body’s acid level. If you have a chest cold, a long-standing home remedy calls for soaking a piece of brown paper in vinegar then sprinkling one side of it with black pepper. Place the peppered side of the paper on the chest, cover with a towel, and relax for 20 minutes.”
Thanks again everybody! I knew I would get yelled at by some of you, but please be assured that I yelled at myself plenty already.May 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm #82551
CrumblyMemberTopics: 4Replies: 7
I had to cheat when I went away for a work trip. That was after 4 weeks on the diet and now I’ve been on it for 4 weeks again – the last week being the strict diet. Symptoms are so much slower going away this time even though I’m even more strict than the first time.
Sometimes the urge to eat something easy and satisfying gets too much but thats why Ive baked the coconut drop bsicuits on the recipe forum for those days where I feel I can’t take it any longer. Even just a mouthful of them calms me down and I usually can’t finish a whole one. It just takes the edge off eating veggies all day long. I also nibble on some coconut bread – the one made with yogurt actually tastes good enough to stop my cake cravings.
You just need to start again – don’t beat yourself up because this diet is bloody hard! I’m so tired of planning ahead with food while trying to do normal things in my life which have been put on hold (including the 5K run I signed up for but I’ve no energy or stamina on this diet for something like that)
I guess you can just think how bad you feel and thats enough to maybe put you off the bad food. It’s working for me – every time I get a pain or bloated and feel even more miserable than the pleasure of eating a massive cake or something!
Hope you feel better soon, sounds like you need to ride that illness out with lots of rest.May 22, 2012 at 8:28 am #82635
Coconut drop biscuits, eh? I’ll need to check that out, although, unfortunately, I supposedly am allergic to coconut. Hopefully it wasn’t a true allergy and I can have coconut. Never liked the flakes but I love the actual fresh coconut out of the shell.
Yeah, I figure I better just start over. I wish I could rest, but unfortunately I need to get my house ready for some relatives coming in. But oh, I am so achy and wiped out!
Damn you Starbucks! Damn you Snickers! LOL
Seriously, not looking for pity, just venting. 😉
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