She saw me through my first blog. Which survived like three weeks before I got so bored with it and gave up. She's heard me plan and plot but never see lasting results. Then she told me about a book a friend of hers was reading and so I looked it up. The ideology behind the book made sense to me and so I went hunting on eBay. (I have a love hate relationship with eBay. I get great deals but then I spend way too much money lol). I found the $25 book for $6.50! So I bought a copy and have read through the first 66 pages. The farthest I've ever gotten in any weight loss book I've ever read.
In her book, Jackie Warner talks about how over processed foods have put our hormones out of whack. That our bodies are naturally predisposed to want to be thin and healthy because being thin and healthy is a means of survival. Our diets and personal choices are making us fat. Duh, right? The idea that you can eat naturally without all the diet food and still lose weight by balancing your body from the inside out is so simple yet so genius.
Her section on the deadly effects of sugar was eye opening. Over processed sugar is lightyears different from the product they ate when sugar was first discovered and so unhealthy for you its the cause of most of your problems. She explains how sugar is just as addictive as heroin or cocaine. It produces the same kinds of endorphins and high as a drug and you can crash from it just as hard and violently. She pledges that her diet will wean you off sugar so that you no longer crave it and your body can stop being dependent on it and start to regulate itself.
In the first two weeks of her plan she doesn't ask you to get rid of the bad things you're already eating. Cakes, cookies, bread, pasta. You can eat whatever you want you just have to add in a few things each day, every day for 2 weeks. She asks you to add in these foods in daily:
1 cup oatmeal
2-3 cups veggies
2 servings fruits
2-3 liters of water
8 oz whey protein shake
Herbal tea to curb late night snacking
I'm not an egg person so I'm really going to struggle on how to add those in there. I can choke down some oatmeal but its not my favorite. She provides a list of detoxing veggies for you to choose from and there are some on there I can munch on and others I'm going to make myself try. Fruits usually aren't a problem in the eating department my brain just isn't programmed to purchase them and keep them in the house.
She also recommends the following daily supplements. A multi-vitamin, Omega-3, Vitamin C, BCAA, Creatine, and CLA. It seems like a lot and I'm not sure how jazzed I am about taking so many pills. But I'm going to look into it and see if I can find a cost effective alternative. Maybe in the beginning I'll pick 2 or 3 instead of going with all 6 at once.
She pledges that her clients begin to lose weight in this 2 week jumpstart even without removing bad for you foods from their diets. Just by adding these items in and beginning to regulate their hormones and detoxifying their organs they start to set their bodies up for maximum weight loss.
I'm excited to go through the steps of this book and see what happens! I hope you'll follow along and toss in some words of encouragement along the way!