Sunday, July 17, 2011
21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart is an amazing book written by Dr. Neal D. Barnard
This book is about boosting metabolism, lowering cholesterol, losing weight, and improving your health.
Took me two days--such an easy read, and so powerful!! After reading this book, I feel overwhelmed with the possibilities that are going to be affecting my body!
No Calorie Counting
No exercise is involved (unless you decide)
And Carb control
**This is a plant based diet, that eliminates the use of animal products, and oil.
There are delicious recipes, plus he gives you tips on how to grocery shop, and still be able to go out and eat a fabulous meal at restaurants.
Best of all, my whole family and two of my close friends are ALL doing it right along with me!
My "Kickstart" is starting Monday, and I can not wait!
This weekend, I wrote down a list of all the health foods that I love and know I will enjoy.
I then went into my cabinets and fridge, and threw away anything unhealthy and that had a fat gram higher than 3!
Thats the only thing you really have to do. Keep watch on gram of fat. Anything over 3g, you should avoid.
Even though this program involves that you do not eat meat, there are ENDLESS meals you can have. Today, I tried some.
For breakfast I had a egg"less" burrito (made with tofu), saute peppers and onions, on a whole wheat soft tortilla wrap...I also had a 1/2 cup of mangoes...and it was DELICOUS!
For Snack I had baked tortilla chips (that I made using whole wheat pita bread, and hummus!
Lunch I had a green salad with chickpeas and lemon dressing
And for dinner, I made whole wheat pasta with oyster mushrooms, in a lemon sauce.
My whole day was so incredibly tasty. I especially love eating, so I was very pleased with my meals.
My daughter who is 3 ate my dinner and kept asking for me!! For a night time snack, I had strawberries and honeydew melon dipped in chocolate. I used natural peanutbutter and mixed it with cocoa powder (learned from my uncle), and my daughter and I inhaled it!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING THIS BOOK!! AND KEEP ME UPDATED ON YOUR PROGRESS