I have tried many diets and the only one that worked was Quick Weight Loss, and it only worked as long as I was willing to take their expensive pills and eat grilled chicken! I think I will discuss that diet later. I don't want to be on another diet but rather I want to change my diet. There is a difference. Going on a diet is something temporary in order to lose weight. On the other hand one's diet consists of what he or she eats on a regular basis. For example, the Chinese (in general) have their diet, it consists of lots of vegetables and rice or noodles and very little meat. The Japanese have their diet and so do the Mediterraneans, Indians and we Americans. Up until yesterday my diet was aptly called the Standard American Diet or SAD, which is quite appropriate as we Americans are among the fattest people on earth. We also lead the world in heart disease and cancer, and I just love the people in that picture above too much to leave them behind.
So What Is Your New Diet Called
Well, I'm glad you asked. For the next 28 days (and hopefully forever) I will give up foods that are nutrient poor and high in empty calories. I will give up. processed foods. I will give up foods that are high in fats, sugars and yes I am going to give up all forms of meat. I will give up, beef, chicken, pork, fish, milk, cheese and yogurt. What I will eat are nuts, grains, fruits and vegetables and other nutrient rich foods. I will give up a dozen foods but I will gain hundreds of foods that I rarely or never ate before, foods that are super nutritious, like quinoa, spelt, buckwheat, kale, watercress and hundreds of other foods. So, though you might call my diet Vegeterian or Vegan, that would not be entirely accurate. A more proper title for my new eating lifestyle would be Plant Strong Nutrient Rich.
So there you have it. For the next 28 Days (and hopefully longer) I will eat a Plant Strong Nutrient Rich diet.
At the end of those 28 Days, I will report to you the changes to my weight, blood pressure etc. I can't weight (get it?) to see how it turns out! So join me on this journey as I will try to blog every day.
Tomorrow: Engine 2 I love You.