Spring Reset Programme

 

Get ready to feel good and look great

  • The Spring re-set programme involves taking some herbs before and after meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) and at bedtime, along with drinking a detox tea through the day.
  • It is good to have a light breakfast of freshly cooked fruit (recipe below). Aim to have your main quantity of food at lunchtime and to have a lighter evening meal by 6-7pm. 
  • Additionally a 20-30 minute walk or gentle exercise that you enjoy most days is really helpful. Moderate exercise helps your body cleanse impurities through your breath, sweat and increased metabolism.  
  • Where you can, choose foods from the food list most suited to your natural body type

If you are quick, changeable and like variety with a slight or smaller build then choose foods from the
Light Vata Diet 


If you are goal oriented, perfectionist and like a challenge with a medium build then choose foods from the
Light Pitta Diet
 

If you are naturally laid back and relaxed, with a strong and stocky build then choose foods from the
Light Kapha Diet
 

Prior meals take
Elim Tox 1 tablet  
Genitrac 1 tablet  
Gluco-Balance 1 tablet

15-30 minutes after meals take
Herbal Digest 1 tablet
Guggul 1 tablet 
Turmeric 1 tablet
If you don’t feel hunger or find your digestion is variable take 2 tablets of Herbal Digest after lunch.

Bedtime 
Digest Tone 1-3 tablets
Herbal Cleanse 2 -3 tablets

If you generally have easy bowel motions then take 1 tablet of Digest Tone and 2 tablets of Herbal Cleanse at night.

If you generally have a soft or loose bowel motion then take 2 tablets of Herbal Cleanse and do not take Digest Tone.

If you generally have a sluggish or hard to pass bowel motion or eliminate less than daily, take Digest Tone 3 tablets and Herbal Cleanse 3 tablets. Reduce the dose if your bowel motions become watery. Aim for a soft bowel motion that feels like you have cleaned out well.

Detoxifying tea
Sip your tea every 15 minutes through the day.
Boil 2.5 L of water in the morning for 10 minutes with the following spices added
•    1/4 teaspoon whole cumin
•    1/2 teaspoon whole coriander
•    1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds
Let it steep for ten minutes with the lid on. Then strain out the spices and pour the water into a thermos. Sip throughout the day every 30 minutes. Make a new batch of tea every morning.


Light tasty breakfast
For breakfast eat a baked or stewed apple or pear with 4-8 prunes that have been soaked overnight.
Put the whole apple or pear in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until soft. For best results, insert three whole cloves around the circumference of the apple or pear before cooking. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before eating.
To stew, simmer one sliced apple or pear in two cups of water with three whole cloves and the two dried figs for 10-20 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the water and allow it to cool before eating.
If you are still hungry, complete your breakfast with one to two cups of hot, cooked whole-grain cereal, seasoned with cinnamon or cardamom. See your food list for suitable grains to use.

Cleansing Meal Plan for all doshas
Aim to have 3 main meals a day and to avoid daytime snacks during your cleanse.

Breakfast
Do not skip breakfast. Even if you are not hungry, at least have a stewed or baked apple or pear with raisins to start your day. This provides easily digestible nutrition and helps increase your appetite for lunch.
If you are hungry, also have a bowl of cooked whole-grain cereal. If you have a strong appetite and tend to get hungry well before lunchtime, make your cereal with milk or soymilk and add ground nuts for extra protein.


Lunch
Make lunch the main meal of the day. Your lunch should consist mainly of cooked foods, with a small salad on the side if you wish. Ensure a balanced meal with whole grains, freshly cooked vegetables and protein.
•    Vegetarian sources: lentils, chickpeas, or other legumes, tofu or soy; fresh cheese (panir), cottage cheese or yogurt.
•    Non vegetarian sources: meat, poultry, fish or seafood 
Only take non-vegetarian sources of protein and curdled foods such as cheese, cottage cheese 


Dinner
Enjoy a light, easy-to-digest evening meal.  Good choices include cooked grains, cooked vegetables, and soups, including legume soups such as lentils. It is important to avoid non-vegetarian foods (such as poultry, meat, fish) and cheese at the evening meal.


Bedtime  
If hungry at bedtime have a warm milk or soymilk boiled with a pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, or ginger.