What is the Hallelujah Diet
We all love to eat. Food is a part of our traditions, our social lives and even our entertainment as we watch cooking as a sport on television. While the purpose of food is to nourish and sustain our bodies the question is, does your body love the food you are choosing to eat? A diet filled with processed, refined and unhealthy foods with too few fruits and vegetables can add up to fatigue, a weakened immune system, sickness and very serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
The Hallelujah Diet System is the antidote to the guilt and sickness often caused by what we call the Standard American Diet or SAD. When you begin to replace SAD foods with living, plant-based foods that nourish your bodies, you reclaim the gift of self-healing.
With delicious recipes augmented by scientifically proven products, exercise programs, pure water and our supportive community, The Hallelujah Diet will nourish and cleanse your body, promote disease resistance, increase energy, strengthen your immune system, help support your body in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and encourage weight loss. Simply put, you’ll feel better and it will show.
The raw portion of the diet includes fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, oils, fats, seasonings, and dairy alternatives.
Drinks include freshly extracted vegetable juices and re-mineralized distilled water.
Steamed vegetables, baked sweet potatoes, whole grains, whole-grain pasta, squash (baked or steamed), and beans are among the cooked foods allowed.
As with any vegan diet, no meat, dairy, or eggs are allowed. If you’re accustomed to a nightly glass of wine, you’ll have to find a new way to unwind. Alcohol is not permitted on the plan. Neither are most soy products, processed fruits and veggies, refined grains, and certain nuts, seeds, oils, seasonings, soups, and sweets.
The Hallelujah Diet has a recovery diet. If you have a life threatening disease and a compromised immune system you would want to follow
the recovery diet which is more aggressive than the standard diet.
With the recovery diet you will consume two quarts of carrot juice per day with barley powder and added vitamins and supplements. You will probably turn orange as I did with this much beta carotene in your body. Not to worry – the orange will fade away when you return to the standard diet after resolving your illness.
The length of the recovery diet is determined by how long you have had the illness. It could be twelve to eighteen months. The recovery
diet will flood the body with all the power of live foods to hasten the rebuilding of the immune system. It’s good to be orange!
The Hallelujah Diet suggests that 85 percent of your diet should consist of “living” foods, which include:
- Fresh vegetable juices
- Dairy alternatives like almond milk and banana milk
- Organic fresh or dried fruit, though this is limited to 15 percent of daily intake
- Uncooked whole grains, such as soaked oats and ground flax seed
- Raw beans and peas
- Raw nuts and seeds, eaten sparingly because of their high calorie count
- Oils, including extra-virgin olive oil and flax oil
- Fresh herbs and seasonings
- Raw vegetables
The other 15 percent of your diet can consist of certain cooked foods, such as:
- Stewed fruit
- Whole-grain breads, cereals, and pastas
- Cooked beans
- Homemade vegan soups
- Steamed or stir-fried vegetables
- Herbal teas
- Non-dairy cheeses and milks
The following foods are strictly avoided on the Hallelujah Diet:
- Alcohol, coffee, tea, cocoa, and carbonated drinks
- Animal products, including meat, fish, and dairy
- Processed foods, including canned fruits or vegetables, refined grains, and hydrogenated oils
- Roasted or salted nuts or seeds
- Salt and pepper
Supplements, including barley powder at every meal, are encouraged by the Hallelujah Diet and sold on its Web site. During a typical day on the Hallelujah Diet, you might eat barley powder for breakfast, vegetable juice for snacks, some more barley powder along with raw fruit or vegetables for lunch, and more barley powder, a large salad, and a baked potato or brown rice for dinner.
Foods To Avoid in The Hallelujah Diet
- Coffee (grain coffees like Pero and Roma are fine)
- Teas containing caffeine (caffeine-free herb teas are fine)
- Carbonated beverages and soft drinks
- All artificial and sugar containing drinks, sports drinks, and all juices containing preservatives, refined salt, sugar, and artificial sweeteners
- All milk, cheese, ice cream, whipped toppings, and non-dairy creamers
Soy Milk and other Soy Products
- Most soy products should be avoided
- Canned and sweetened fruits
- Non-organic and sulfured dried fruits
- Refined, bleached flour products, most cold breakfast cereals, and white rice
All Meats and Eggs
- Beef, pork, fish, chicken, eggs, turkey, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, sausage, bologna, etc.
Certain Nuts and Seeds
- All roasted and/or salted seeds and nuts
- All lard, margarine, shortenings, and anything containing hydrogenated oils or trans fats
- Refined table salt and any seasoning containing it
- Any canned, packaged, or creamed soups containing salt or dairy products
- All refined white or brown sugar (brown sugar is simply refined white sugar)
- Sugar syrups
- Chocolate (carob is a wonderful chocolate substitute)
- Candy, gum, cookies, donuts, cakes, pies, or other products containing refined sugars or artificial sweeteners
- All canned vegetables with added salt or preservatives
- Vegetables fried in oil
- Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc.
- Many over the counter and doctor prescribed drugs
NOTE: Do not discontinue doctor prescribed drugs without doctor’s permission.