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Exhausted, Moody and Vegan
I am meeting more and more people who have given a vegan diet a try. Unfortunately, the most common response I receive from a new acquaintance that finds out about my dietary practice is, "I tried that, but I need extra protein in my diet for energy.  I was so tired after a week that I had to I add lean meats, fish and dairy back into my diet."

Instead of disagreeing, shutting down and becoming upset that they didn't give it a solid try, I explain why they were feeling fatigue, possibly moody, uncomfortable, gassy and bloated.  This is only the transitional period and it’s due to detox.  When adopting a clean, whole food plant-based diet, many people experience uncomfortable detoxification symptoms such as cravings, fatigue or headaches.  Many will view this as their body signaling this plan isn't good for them.  I look at this as an awesome awareness of their body’s natural signals, but it couldn't be farther from the truth.  

The cravings and fatigue are triggered by withdrawal from food ingredients that your body is physically addicted to.  These food ingredients are found in animal products and chemicals in packaged processed foods.  The more of these foods we included in our previous diet, the more severe the symptoms can be.  

For example did you ever do a juice cleanse?  During this time of clean sipping, your body is withdrawing from toxic ingredients you had been eating before starting the cleanse.  During the first few days, your body is tired.  It is busy cleaning house and promoting fresh new healthy cell turnover. 

The great news is we can do the exact same thing with the practice of a Protective Diet.  The difference is we can eat solid health-promoting foods to satisfy our cravings during detox.  The best part is that it isn't a temporary fix or just a reboot, sending you back to your old ways when juice isn't satisfying your need for hunger satisfaction.  After we power through Protective Diet's Whole Food Detox and Taste Bud Reprogram, high energy and evenness of mood emerge.  Our body continues to heal and repair on the path to optimal health.  Cravings for off-plan foods vanish and our taste buds begin to detect fats and sugars in low-fat, natural plant-based foods, creating greater food satisfaction.   We can then easily continue this deliciously satisfying practice long term, resulting in permanent life-changing health improvements and weight loss.

This week’s PD-Ed lesson will cover what to expect, and how to view the detox symptoms as positive change.  We will cover tips to speed up the detox and pamper your way through this beautiful healing transition to health.  We’re looking forward to guiding and supporting you through healing detoxification and taste bud reprogram with the practice of a Protective Diet.

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This week's class subject:
Class #108 November 17, 8:00 CDT
The High Fiber Transition

How to eliminate and speed up common temporary detox symptoms and reduce bloat and gas when increasing dietary fiber

What PD-Ed Students Are Cooking This Week

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One-Day PD Intensive - San Diego
January 16th 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jump start your practice with an intensive high-energy day of this lifestyle to shift your mind, body, spirit and daily practice to achieve optimal health. Enjoy personal attention that will guide you through the benefits that are yours for the taking with a motivational, concentrated day filled with educational examples. Jerry and Julie Marie will ignite the fire in you to successfully and progressively practice a full-time lifestyle of Nutritional Intervention. You will return home with renewed enthusiasm, clear direction, continued support, and motivation to follow through no matter what life serves you.
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Saturday November 21st 5:00 PM PST
Cuvier Park, San Diego, CA

The value of  Protective Diet Education:

  • PD-Ed will guide you through the 30 Day Detox & Taste Bud Re-program to eliminate food addiction and support you on your path to optimal health
  • You will have access to over 100 archived classes
  • One live interactive coaching webcast per week
  • Two weekly live interactive group coaching chats to answer all your questions
  • Access to over 185 premium recipes to keep you excited and on plan
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Interact with a community of successful families, mothers, fathers, children, seniors, and singles practicing this lifestyle.  This group is supportive and most of all filled with helpful and encouraging friends.  Many have mastered this lifestyle and have achieved optimal health.  They are in the group to assist you to do the same.  Join the group and introduce yourself. 
Julie Marie Christensen is the Creator and Recipe Developer of the Protective Diet, Director and Educator at Protective Diet-Ed, Television Chef on Health Local, Cooking Instructor for Humana, Public Speaker, Creator of The Protective Diet 30 Day Whole Food Detox &Taste Bud Reprogramming and host of The Protective Mind & Body Retreat.  Her creation of the Protective Diet has guided thousands of students to reverse disease and reach their ideal body weight.  Julie specializes in eliminating obesity and food addictions with her innovative, original, oil, sugar, nut and additive free plant based recipes along with PD-Ed.  PD-Ed is a live, interactive, weekly, webcast to make adopting this diet and lifestyle affordable, rewarding and sustainable

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Are you in need of one-on-one support and attention?  Julie Marie will assist you in jump-starting your practice, perfecting your application and simplifying your Protective Diet lifestyle.  She will answer personal questions, assuring that you are on the fast track to optimal health.  Receive motivating support filled with useful tips to hone your individual practice and simplify your healthy life.  One hour via Skype or phone call will have you extremely motivated, confident and excited about the day-to-day application of a Protective Diet and all the health benefits ahead of you.  Julie is excited as always to be your guide and to personally assist you in achieving all of your health goals.  Make your video chat or call reservation today.
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Julie Marie Christensen

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