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Day 1: Starting the 90 Day Detox

Posted Feb 19 2009 6:08pm

I know this kinda snuck up on everyone, and if you’re just finding out about this now, don’t worry. It’s no big deal if you start a bit late. You can register HERE, for the high support version, or just follow along on the blog to listen to the low support version. Leave your questions in the comment box below and I’ll do my best to answer them the next day.

Day One:

Today I’m fasting. It’s Day One of the 90 Day Detox and, Sister, I’m ready! I admit I feel like I’ve already been fasting for days and it’s probably only been 15 hours! ;-) I’m a nibbler. I like to snack all day. I’ve never been great at fasting, but when I get into it, I love, love loooooove the way it makes me feel:






I don’t necessarily recommend that you fast if you’re coming from a bacon and egg background. Just stick to simple, cleansing foods today. Spring is just around the corner and with it will be all kinds of wonderful fresh fruits again! We still have gorgeous citrus, pears and apples and if you can find some other sweet, juicy fruits that haven’t been shipped in from Timbuktu, then I say, “Go for it!”

I have no problem with eating fruit, but understand that some people’s systems seem to be upset by eating too much fruit. We have two versions of the menu planner that are available for this program, if you want them. The menu plans themselves are entirely Raw Food menus. There aren’t any cooked food suggestions in them. We figure you’ve got enough of those. ;-) We have a low fat/high fruit version. And a version with a bit more fat and more emphasis on greens! By default we’re sending out the higher greens with a bit more fat, but for those of you who are signed on for the full support version of the program, then you can just let me know and I’ll get you the other.

Some people are writing saying they don’t know how to sign up for the detox. I understand that I didn’t make it very clear. I will make it more clear, but wanted to first alert the people who are an every day part of what we do around here.

You can read this blog post and go down to the special announcement. ;-) That’s where you can sign up for the program. I will be rewriting it and making this all a more official program very soon. I think this is a fabulous lead in to something like the Body Enlightenment System.

For people who have no prior experience with Raw Food, this 90-day program is a great way to get things rolling. Last night in my private coaching group call we had a lot to laugh about–mostly a series of blushing confessionals about how we’d all fallen a bit off the bandwagon lately. Admittedly chocolate was on the lips of the ladies last night.

It was incredible to see how, despite the miles between us, we’re so connected. It just affirms for me the importance of what we do here. It just validated further my reasons for doing this “Don’t Be So Obsessed About What You Eat” Detox.

We ARE all connected.

When one falls, we all go tumbling down–at least it can feel that way sometimes. But the reverse is also true, which raises the level of necessity for us as the pilgrims, pioneers and trail blazers of this movement to stick to our guns! To make this work and improve our health and our lives. People are watching and our actions DO influence the choices other people make. Think about THAT next time you want to shove a donut in your mouth.

We have a responsibility to take care of ourselves even more when we realize that our actions directly affect the well-being of others.

Every day I get testimonials, stories of transformation and tearful appreciation for how “I” have changed someone’s life. I mean, it’s hardly me changing anyone’s life, but clearly, having made the choice to share my message with the world, it is having an impact. Well, what if we ALL did that. What if we all took a giant step forward and were willing to put our story out there to inspire others in our community.

This program is being offered for FREE! There’s no reason not to direct anyone you love to some support to guide them through 90 days that could change their lives. The more each one of us can take responsibility for our “zone of influence” the faster things improve, the better life gets, the easier it is to achieve the things we want.

I hope today goes well for you! I’ll give you a few resources at the bottom of this page related to things I suggest you read this week!

I’ve made a commitment to myself and to this community for the next 90 days. I’m going to come here every day and post and offer my suggestions and support for getting through this detox. But I also promised that I’d share a story. Someone else’s transformation. I get them by the dozens every week. These are my real paycheck!

**Today’s Transformational Story**

This little firecracker of a diva has been nothing but sparkle and enthusiasm since she came on board. Here’s what she sent me today:

Hi Tera. I just wanted to thank you for all the work you put into the BES. The last 29 days have changed my life, to say the least. I’ve learned to listen to my body before I eat, and I’m much more aware that unstable emotions are what drove me to overeat or binge on junk foods in the past.

I no longer do this. I am full and satisfied all day on Raw foods, and I have come to expect and desire the feeling of energy and lightness that I’ve experienced on Raw. More important than the release of 21 pounds, is the release of the toxic relationship I had with food, and with myself. This BES has been about love, primarily for myself, and subsequently, for everyone around me. Never would I have expected that the girls on the BES forum would be the best part of the whole program! I have made true and lasting friendships, and I have become part of a community I will not soon forget or turn my back on. I went from a couch potato, to an active mother who goes to the Gym 5 days a week at 5:30am!!!! I am stronger, wiser, and more in love with the process of change than I ever thought possible! Something amazing and miraculous has happened to me on the BES, I’ve woken up to find that life is still very much worth living, and there’s happiness and health in abundance, all I have to do I reach for it, every hour, every day, one day at a time.

Thank You for the opportunity to experience all of this and more. May you be blessed for all the love and support you’re giving thousands of women, all over the world.

Sincerely, Tanya Schroeder

Your Detox Assignment for Today

If you’re just starting out, keep it simple.

Don’t eat until you’re hungry.

Try not to eat too late tonight. There are sooo many things you can do to improve the way you live and how you feel. Changing your diet is a big one. If you’re new to this, be gentle on yourself and get to sleep at a good time tonight. If you want to have an even better night’s sleep and wake up feeling rejunvated, then go to sleep on an empty stomach. That means leaving 3-4 hours between the time you hit the billow and your last mouthful of food.

On my menu today is water, water, water. I’ll let you know how I do! ;-)

Remember, the focus this week is on keeping GLUTEN and DAIRY off the table. I’ll be sending you links to resources throughout this process. Today, I think you should check out one of my favorite links ever:

There are fantastic resources, articles and thought-provoking art pieces to get you to realize how silly it is to even consider drinking milk in the first place, and some startling facts about why if you care about your health and well-being, you’ll avoid it completely.

*This week’s special guest is going to speak to us on the importance of not over-eating and also of the benefit of following a “no-supper diet”* I’ll keep you posted as the details fall into place.


Love and hugs and good vibrations!



Stay busy. Get things done. Organize a book shelf or sort through a stack of cluttered papers. Detox disorder, chaos and confusion whenever you can to really FEEL how this detox program will help bring all aspects of your health and life into harmony.


This is the perfect chance for you to get people in your community involved, by letting them know about this free program! We might make the sign up process more official so that there’s less confusion for everyone, but in the meantime, just send them to the blog and have them start here, then work their way forward!


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