Stephanie Nauli

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The Maker's Diet Challenge: Phase 2 - Week 1

This is not easy.

But it does get better...

A productive schedule makes it challenging to keep up with what I can or can not eat, so most of the time, I keep the book with me. I can eat apples, pineapple, passion fruit, and grapes now, with a few more listed. Still no wheat or starchy carbs or alcoholic beverages. 

Thankfully, I can eat all the grass-fed and wild caught meat I want. Here's what this past week looked like...

BREAKFAST

EGGED UP TURKEY

EGGED UP TURKEY

CAN'T GO WRONG:

  • Brown Omega-3 Eggs
  • Cilantro seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic)
  • Turkey Summer Sausage (Trader Joe's)
  • Double Roasted Salsa

I love eggs and breakfast is my favorite, so I can mix it up with different kinds of meat, compatible with The Maker's Diet. This one never fails. But, if I'm in a hurry...

STARBUCKS PROTEIN BOX - Egg & Cheese, w/ Apples and Grapes

STARBUCKS PROTEIN BOX - Egg & Cheese, w/ Apples and Grapes

Starbucks is awesome for having this available. I can eat cow-milk based cheeses now, but it's tricky with commercial cheeses. I also ate the multi-grain bread... but if you can resist, then don't eat it. I stay accountable for my slip ups by fasting the next meal with raw juice cleansing. 

CUP OF HEALING

CUP OF HEALING

With this, I juice a blend of organic carrots, celery, and cucumber...sometimes just the carrot for a finer cleanse. The celery ensures I get some more green vegetable in my diet and the cucumber quenches my thirst. 

If I'm not having to fast a meal, this is my typical - 

LUNCH OUT

QUICK & CHEESY - STARBUCKS PROTEIN BOX

QUICK & CHEESY - STARBUCKS PROTEIN BOX

If it's not that it's this...

TILAPIA BOWL - YOSHINOYA 

TILAPIA BOWL - YOSHINOYA 

DELICIOUSLY FILLING:

  • NO Rice

  • Extra Veggies (steamed)

  • Extra Side of Garlic Butter Sauce (includes 1)

Dinner anyone?

BERRY PROTEIN PLATTER

BERRY PROTEIN PLATTER

NUTRITIOUSLY YUMMIE:

  • Organic Avocado
  • Tuna Salad: Organic Mayo, Plum Tomatoes, Goat Cheddar, Greek Goddess Salad Dressing, Cilantro, Lemon (squeezed), Salt & Pepper, Garlic powder
  • Organic Blueberries
  • Jackson's Honest Sweet Potato Chips (Made w/ Coconut Oil) 

Super tasteful - one of my favorite plates so far and it's safe to say that I can "legally" eat sweet potatoes now. 

You're not alone...

Yea, fighting against cancer is no joke, but I wanted to share this journey with you so that you wouldn't have to suffer alone and maybe even avoid having to suffer. It can be fun, but perspective is everything and it's really how we think about it. 

This practice improves my self-discipline, which motivates me to take on bigger things in life that are more daring than the typical "American Dream". It's helped build my confidence knowing that I respect myself enough to even give this challenge a go. There have been times I wanted to give up and just not care, but the truth is, what I put into it is what I'll get out of it. 

Faith and action makes things happen and I have the faith... so, I want to take action and be healed. Life is really meant to be a gift and unfortunately, I took my health for granted. But, I feel like I'm a better person because this situation forced me to realign my values and re-prioritize the things that truly matter to me, like healthy relationships with friends, family, and colleagues. 

This might sound absurd, but I actually have come to love and appreciate my life more than I ever have before.

Phase two, week two, here we go...

The Maker's Diet Challenge: Phase 1 - Week 2

SUGAR WEAK!

Don't judge me.

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I know what you're thinking... I'm such a sinner. We had Easter this past week and I had to celebrate! So I had me a carrot cupcake and a few lemon bites from Trader Joe's and I cleansed it down with my raw carrot juice.

It actually filled me up fast - three lemon bites were honestly enough, which shows me that my cravings are now under control, compared to before.... The old me probably would have eaten the whole lemon cake container with a second cupcake lol. Another confession, I had some Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate 72%. I'm a woman with needs, so stay in good faith with me here. 

Don't worry, I made up for it with a dinner fast. Refer to the book. 

So I did some more shopping... Take a looksie... 

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

All organic and this time I included original organic yogurt (cow-milk) ...

AN AMERICAN BREAKFAST

AN AMERICAN BREAKFAST

My breakfast usually looked something like this:

  • Over hard Omega-3 Eggs
  • Cilantro seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic)
  • Turkey Bacon (No preservatives) 
  • Double Roasted Salsa

Or like this ...

SIMPLY PLEASANT:  Organic Yogurt w/ Berries, Boiled Egg w/ Raw Almond Butter

SIMPLY PLEASANT: Organic Yogurt w/ Berries, Boiled Egg w/ Raw Almond Butter

Lunch looked something like this...

HEALING CUP:  Raw Carrot Juice w/ Fresh Organic Persian Cucumber

HEALING CUP: Raw Carrot Juice w/ Fresh Organic Persian Cucumber

And dinner went something like...

BBQ CHICKEN (TENDER GREENS):  Butter Lettuce, House Veggies, Aqua Fresca

BBQ CHICKEN (TENDER GREENS): Butter Lettuce, House Veggies, Aqua Fresca

I've lost a lot of unnecessary weight and really slimmed down these past two weeks on this diet alone. Of course, I did some light 15 minute cardio at least three to five times per week with Shaun T's Hip Hop Abs or a 6lb medicine ball of 30 3-tier squats, abs, and 10 close-hand push-ups. I was able to rest for about 5-8 hours per night and I'd squeeze in a 15 minute power nap if I could. 

I should also let you know that this practice includes meditation on short and powerful healing prayers referenced in "The Maker's Diet" in the morning and before bed. I can also say that if I felt any healing senses the most throughout this experience, it would be during these prayers. 

Overall, I feel great!  

I look better, my skins starting to glow (no more pale dead face), my abs are defining, I'm more energized, and I don't even remember feeling any joint pains in my knees this past week. So, yea - Phase 2 here I go...

See you next week! OX

Happy Healing,

Nauli

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