Now that we are in the book, hopefully through a good portion of Part 1 and maybe even into Part 2, I want to get into the way this program will work for you. By now, you are aware that your body needs a reset so that it can begin to transform and heal. We are going to address each of those areas today.
Our bodies need a reset. You have no doubt spent years creating habits that involve convenience foods: sugar and flour to name two. It's time to start crowding them out of our lives. Just like a bad habit, we need to stop creating room for sugar and flour and start opening up more space for the foods that will energize and speed up our metabolism. Portions that will leave you satisfied and challenge you to remember what it means to feel full.
Our minds need to reset. You have a lifetime of pre-conceived ideas behind what you eat, why you eat, and how you eat. Billions of dollars are spent annually on selling people a "diet" or convincing them which foods are good and which are bad. Food is neither good nor bad. Food is food. The good and bad are all in your mind based on what you choose to feel and believe. What if food were energy? When you looked at an apple, you saw stamina? What if you looked at an orange and saw immunity? Kale and lettuce as iron and vitamins?
What is your current relationship with food? Are you silently giving it power and control that it doesn't deserve? Or are you seeing it for what it is? Nutrients? After reading the Food Plan, comment on what you feel will be easiest and what will be challenging.
This week we are going to begin crowding out foods that do not serve us. You can portion control, like I do, or you can simply stick to the foods on this list without measuring. That is up to you. This is your meal plan this week: