The Eat to Live Challenge only lasts six weeks, and no exercise is necessary! No calorie-counting and no portion control. Get healthy more quickly than you thought possible!
Vegetarian. Vegan. Gluten-free. Paleo. Ketogenic.
What the heck? All these different diets are enough to make anyone crazy! What are they, and which one is best? There is SO MUCH conflicting health information out there. How do you know what to believe?
My parents (and my father in particular) have always been very health-conscious. When I was a child, they made me eat alfalfa tablets, as though I were a horse. (I did have horse lips, so maybe it was appropriate. When you’re done reading this post, you should come back and click on “horse lips” to read the funny story about that).
I have not always been very health-conscious. True, there was that time in college when I eschewed all forms of fat. I used to make myself fat-free cookie dough with just sugar, water, and flour. Now when I look back, I feel sick that I just traded one kind of poison (oil) with another (sugar).
In the past few years, I have become very conscious of my sugar intake. That doesn’t mean I have always acted in my best interest where this is concerned! It just means I am aware of it, and now have an extra measure of guilt when I eat cookies or ice cream. I did The Bellyfat Cure and have been a proponent of that program for several years. That program severely limits sugars and carbs, but it does not limit meat or fat. As part of the sugar limitations, most fruit was excluded from this plan. Because of this, I made sure to take Juice Plus (a whole food supplement) while I was on it.
Even though The Bellyfat Cure works, I’m not entirely sure it’s healthy. Yes, cutting sugars and carbs is healthy. But cutting fruit and eating a lot of meat, cheese, and butter is not healthy.
That’s why I was so happy to read Eat to Live and discover a new eating plan that I am excited to try! (Thanks to one of my readers who recommended this book to me!)
This plan is mostly plant-based. You eat as many fruits and vegetables as you want. Add beans for extra protein and fiber, and you are golden. This plan limits meat, dairy, and fat. So I’m going to have to stop eating all that cheese that I STARTED eating when I learned about The Bellyfat Cure!
HOWEVER, what I love about this plan is that it doesn’t say, “You can never eat another piece of meat or cookie for the rest of your life.” The idea is to fill yourself up with protein and fiber from plants, and occasionally have some meat or a special treat.
This plan does not limit calories or prescribe portion sizes. You should eat A TON of vegetables and fruits and you should not feel hungry. This isn’t about depriving yourself and being miserable. This is about filling up on the good stuff that is chock-full of cancer-fighting nutrition. You’ll naturally eat fewer calories while still feeling satisfied.
So, are you ready to try it? I’m going to give it a go for six weeks and see how I feel. Join me!
Here’s the thing–you’re not committing to marriage. It’s only six weeks. Plus, you don’t have to exercise in order to lose weight on this plan. Of course, exercise is healthy and you SHOULD do it. But if changing your diet AND exercising is just too much to think about, then no worries! Just be a couch potato! As long as you are eating a salad on that couch, you are set!
I’m going to make things easy for you by emailing you menu plans each week. These will have recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And they won’t all be salads, either 🙂
Here’s what I’m expecting from doing this challenge:
- Flubber reduction around my mid-section
- Loss of desire for refined sugars and treats
- More energy
- Feeling more powerful about my food choices
What would YOU like to experience? Do you want to lose a few pounds? Do you feel guilty about the way you eat and want to make a change? Do you have diabetes or other health conditions that you want to cure? Well, there’s no time to waste!
Sign up now to join the challenge! When you do, I’ll send you all the details, including an invitation to our special Facebook group where we can share recipes, experiences, and encouragement. Once you learn the details, if you decide not to do it, I’ll never know! So don’t worry that you’re getting yourself into something you don’t really want to do. You’re only committed if you want to be. For some people, changing the way they eat is like changing their religion. It’s hard and scary and takes a lot of thought. I personally am going to have to get over my 15-grams-of-sugar-a-day mindset, because I’ll be eating a lot of fruit and exceeding that limit. But it’s o.k! I can do it for a month and a half and then go back to my 15 grams a day if I feel like I need to. Same thing with you. If you’ve been told beans are bad, set that thought aside and try them for six weeks. Then, based on your own experience, you can cut them out again if you like. You are free to choose!
Hey, it never hurts to try. Just give it a shot! Click on the graphic below to sign up for the challenge, then watch for your email with all the details. (Email should be coming out on Thursday, August 3, 2017).
Note: This is not an official challenge sanctioned by Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live. This challenge is solely created by me (Melissa Howell) based off the information in the book Eat to Live. I make no promises or health claims associated with this challenge.
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