This way of eating is NOT a diet...when I hear the word "diet", to me it means, what day do we start, what am am I depriving myself of, and when is the end date? We have all done this in the past...God knows I have been on every single diet that is out there...RETIRE FROM DIETING!
Unprocessed plant foods are nature's best kept secret---is so well kept because it's hard for corporate food interests to make a lot of money off something you can grow in your own backyard. It's as simple as that!! Vegetables and fruits are very low in fat and high in water content. Beans, whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts (the plant-kingdom rarity of high-fat food), are filled with fiber. Neither water nor fiber has any calories at all, and "Remove the fiber" is the recipe for creating processed foods. When the fiber goes, the calories increase.
The equation I love comes from the book, Main Street Vegan...Not Much Fat + Water + Fiber=Food That Fills You Up with Fewer Calories. This means you can eat large quantities, (no measuring, weighing, counting), lose weight and keep it off without dieting, obsessing or feeling guilty. As long as you are following a Whole Food Plant Based Diet, you can JUST EAT and not think about the calories. Some people think this is too good to be true, but I am here to tell you eating this way works! Just on the internet alone there is a boat-load of information and testimonials from people who have literally turned their lives around by EATING THE RIGHT FOODS.
OK, so the Day 14 menu looks like this:
Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros and garlic hashbrowns with Kale
Lunch: Chickpea salad rolls
Snack: Apple or other fruit
Dinner: Beans, greens and grains, (consider using barley, lentils or anything else you may have on hand.
Here's to the start of another week.... Go to the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart website for the above recipes....Drink, Drink, Drink your water....Exercise for 30 minutes today...Drink some more water...Let me know how you're doing!!