Last Updated:12 June 1999
Created on Sat, 10 Apr 1999

I can give you a few tips if you'd like...I was 94 lbs and am today 112 lbs (eight pounds heavier might not sound like a lot to most people, but when you're under a hundred pounds, it makes a big difference!) ... know what I mean? (especially in the face - around the cheeks for example!) It took me four months to add the eight pounds on, roughly a pound each week.

For breakfast I had my usual fruit "smoothie" (fresh fruit blended with water) but this time instead of mixing it with half an avocado as I was doing before, I used less water, added alternately almond milk, (a beverage made from soaked sprouted skinned raw almonds) banana icecream (the banana the whole banana and nothing but the banana) - peeled, first, of course, then frozen in a transparent plastic "zip-lock" baggie sealing in the goodness.

Also many more kinds of pulses, nuts and seeds. I'll try to remember them all: sesame and almond butter, black walnut halves (fresh and raw - not toasted) hazel or filberts, macadamia, brazil, pine nuts, (delicious!) seeds other than sesame: pumpkin, sunflower, flax (E!) chia, etc.,...

Oh, and what types of other fruit? Try to include a larger variety and make two smoothies instead of one! Mangoes, organic grapes (remove the pips (seeds,) if they have any in them because that makes you thinner! - and pick preferably the dark coloured ones, like the Concord grapes which are ideal for juicing! Naturally also apples, pears, peaches, coconuts, papaya, plums, apricots, blueberries, kiwis, and other berries, pineapple (any dried fruit is best soaked for at least a couple of hours before using!)

What about the other meals? Maybe some fresh veggies with lots of greens and sprouted legumes and raw corn and raw sweet potato pre-soaked in water and dulse (a dark/mauve/pinkish looking sea vegetable) and a little fresh lemon squeezed on top. Sprouted millet, (wonderful grain!) sprouted breads - especially Manna bread - fabulous!!! It's made from only whole grains, (no flour, yeast or oil) and then remember to add the wonderfully kept secret: chopped fresh parsley!!! Add it liberally to all vegetable dishes, and sprinkle it on soups and add it to vegetable juices (carrot, beetroot, celery, etc.) as it helps the weight stay on!!!

Let me know how it goes. You'll become a gourmet food preparer in the end!!!

Blessings, Janine

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