Fasting and Monodiets for Women
Approach monodiets or fasts of any kind, beyond a single day, with caution. Seek the supervision of your physician or health care practitioner. All dietary changes should be gradual. That is, first practice for one day, then the next time, try three days, building from there.
Yogi Bhajan never suggested that women should fast for greater lengths of time because of the harmful effects on a woman’s endocrine system—and the imbalances created. Instead he often suggested monodiets, which involved eating only one type of food for 1-3 days, a week, 10 days, or 40 days. The Green Diet is a classic example of a monodiet.
The Green Diet
Eat only green things, primarily vegetables, with an emphasis on leafy greens for calcium, seaweed for minerals, and avocado for healthy fats; with a few fruits (green apples, green grapes, kiwi, or pears) and pistachios to enrich the diet and keep the blood sugars balanced.
This diet allows the blood to become more alkaline, decreases cortisone and other stress factors in the tissues, adds moisture to the colon and purifies the liver, pancreas, and intestines.
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan