A. The Root Chakra is always a good place to start, and then work your way up to the Sacral Chakra the next week. There’s no need to rush through the chakras, trying to balance each one in a day. Take a week to ground yourself in the safety and security of the Root Chakra, then depending on your answers to the Quiz in THE CHAKRA ENERGY DIET, move on to the next chakra that needs balancing.
In order to balance your chakras and promote optimal health and vitality, it’s important to cut out inflammatory foods, such as sugar, simple carbs (like bread and other flour products), dairy products and alcohol – which all play havoc with your blood sugar, especially during the first week, as you get your feet firmly planted on the ground. The Root Chakra is all about feeling safe and secure, personally as well as financially and socially.
Ground yourself with lean protein sources (choose as many vegetarian options as possible) and lots and lots of root vegetables like beets, carrots and radishes. You can also add in vegetable smoothies to get at least 8-10 servings/day. During the first two weeks, it’s important to go off the foods you may normally crave – addictive sugar and simple carbs, even fruit. By the third week, you can add in whole grains and fruit to support your Solar Plexus Chakra.
Also, take time every day for at least a few minutes in nature to ground yourself. Practice a Nalu Meditation (stare at something beautiful for a minute or until you feel relaxed) or do the Circle of Joy Breath, inhaling and exhaling deeply to open your chest, heart and lungs. There’s lots more info and advice on balancing the chakras in my new book, The Chakra Energy Diet.
Menu Plan for the Root Chakra
Have three meals/day, each containing 20% lean protein and 80% low-starch vegetables – from large green salads containing organic lettuces and arugula, with tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, celery, sprouts, carrots, radishes, bell peppers and avocados, to steamed green vegetables such as kale, chard, spinach, broccoli, green beans, to brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and asparagus.
Smoothie or Juice of beets, carrots and kale followed by scrambled eggs or tofu mixed with veggies like red bell peppers, broccoli, red onion, seasoned with tumeric and Bragg Liquid Aminos… which gives the tofu the color of scrambled eggs and a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory spices as well.
Large Green Salad filled with nutrition-packed dark romaine or other organic lettuce, raw veggies with high-protein beans, peas, fish or poultry on top. Add a dash of Olive Oil/vinegar, spices & herbs (no bottled dressings that may contain high fructose corn syrup or the like).
Chicken & Veggie Stirfry
Saute any lean meat or fish with kale, carrots, onions, garlic, cauliflower or other veggies. Season with herbs, spices and Bragg Liquid Aminos.
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