Just wanted to share a quick story with you.
My Uncle who comes from farm country (meat and potatoes family), has known how we eat for a few years. His daughter lived with us while going to college and changed her diet and her major! I am not sure how he has felt about it, but I think he "knew" we were a little crazy. ha. Well...last week he asked my husband what he did to lose weight a few years ago. He wanted exact details, knowing it was completely diet related. My husband lost 80 lbs in a matter of months, just by changing diet. He is still not a big exerciser and has maintained that loss within about 10 pounds.
My husband gave him details, based on a diet that comes from the book by Joel Fuhrman, Eat to Live. Dr Fuhrman offers a 6 week challenge in the back of his book and my husband followed his guidelines strictly. (He easily lost 40lbs in that time)
The guidelines that he share with his uncle:
-Fruit for breakfast (a few fruits)
-1 lb of salad for lunch, a lot of spinach and romaine with a variety of veggies, topped with beans and raw nuts. He did not use dressing (at first he used a little balsamic vinegar).
-Dinner was steamed veggie (about a pound) not overcooked. Fresh not frozen, if you can.
He followed this strictly for 6 weeks and was 40 pounds lighter! It was crazy awesome, he felt better than ever, thoughts were clearer, energy was up, and motivation to continue this lifestyle was abundant!
Update on his uncle: within 2 day he had lost 5 lbs, its quick to lose water weight because of all the salt we consume in eating processed foods. By day six he was 9 whole pounds lighter!
AWESOME right?? It reminds me to get back to the basics. That's where it's at!
Love and Light