Its been a a while since I last wrote and its not because I havent been following the kidney diet but I have been more focused on imporving my lifestyle and making it a permanent routine. I stopped working in a very hectic advertising environment as it was having negative effects on my results and general health and had a bit of a break to get back on track with exercise and eating properly but mainly to remove myself from a highly stressful environment.
I am now working for a fantastic company where there is very little stress and finish early each day so I have time to fit in my exercise and make a wholesome dinner each night. I am really enjoying my days and finding my new lifestyle can only have a positive effect on my health.
I have really gone back to when I first started the kidney diet and done everything by the book as this was when my results improved the most. I have stopped eating chicken for a while as the reason I started encorporating it into my diet was I was loosing too much weight but I have found a happy medium of weight control and have a lot more meals to chose from these days. So to recap on what my kidney diet entails:
Water – 1,5 litres per day (this is based on my height and weight)
Kidney Tea (twice a day):
- Stinging Nettle
- Marshmellow Root
I avoid the following foods:
- Vitamin C
- Co-enzyme Q10
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Flaxseed Oil
EM Probiotic Health Booster
Electro/ Ionic Colloidal Silver
Daily Exercise – yoga, swimming and walking
Good Sleep – I aim to get 8 hours each night
Basically I need to focus on alkalizing foods as it is easier on the kidneys. See a chart below highlighting acidic and alkalizing foods:
It will take time.
It will require dedication.
It will require willpower.
You will need to make healthy decisions.
It requires sacrifice.
There will be temptation.
But, I promise you, when you reach your goal,
Its worth it!