JUMPSTART 7 Day Cleansing Diet
Complete Health Improvement Program,
originally known as Cardiac Health Improvement Project
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The Jumpstart Diet, developed by Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH and Aileen Ludington, MD, is one of the first tools in CHIP's offense against poor health and sub-optimal lifestyle. According to the JUMPSTART booklet (available in its entirety at the official CHIP website):
The 7-Day Cleansing Diet Plan" will provide a headstart for those who want to implement the Optimal Diet, the best therapeutic dietary plan available. This plan is an integral part of our Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP), and adjunct to our Health Education Seminars and Workshops. Although 15 years of testing have shown it to be an extremely safe approach, people with significant health problems, such as diabetes, are advised to check with their physicians.
~ The Authors
These excerpts are in no way to replace the JUMPSTART booklet, but will give the earnest health student a headstart in implementing a healthier lifestyle prior to beginning the CHIP program. Emphasis is placed on these things: increasing amounts of exercise on a daily, consistent basis will give greater assurance of success to the student in the CHIP program; water is very, very important, and should be consumed in the purest available form, around 64 ounces (8-8 ounce glasses) daily; eating a heart-healthy breakfast is essential; making the evening meal the lightest of the day is important.
If you suspect food allergies, do NOT use any milk, yogurt, wheat or corn during the 7 days. Note whether the allergies return when you resume various foods.
DIABETICS - If you are on insulin or diabetic pills, stay in daily contact with your physician to monitor and reduce your medication dosage. Insulin often has to be reduced by 2-3 units a day.
HYPERTENSION - If on medication, have your physician monitor and adjust your drug dosage as needed.
SMOKERS - Since the 7-Day Cleansing Diet reduces the cravings for tobacco, this could be your best time to break with the smoking habit.
PREGNANT AND NURSING WOMEN - Add an extra cup of non-dairy milk to each meal if desired
Expect some degree of withdrawal for two to five days as a result of food and/or caffeine/nicotine addictions. Symptoms may include headache, nausea, fatigue, depression, generallized aching, excessive gas, and diarrhea. Headaches will be worse if addicted to caffeine and nicotine. Hang in there!
TIPS - drink two glasses of water upon arising, add lemon if desired.
The 7-Day Cleansing JUMP START Diet
Fresh Fruit and Whole Grains
Introduce Vegetables and Bread
See Day 3