Friday, September 24, 2010

Monday is THE day: Operation Lose Baby Weight

It's official. Monday September 27th is my day. I have gotten my goal sheet out. I have marked down my steps: prepare stocks and lacto-fermented condiments, go shopping, write out menu. I have committed to my two week span. I feel emotionally ready. I even feel excited. It's time.

I am embarking on a two week schedule of real food designed for weight loss. I will document my progress and share the recipes I make here on my blog.

I have tried so very many things over the last 10 months since weaning E. I exercise. I don't eat sugar. I sleep well. I take my cod liver oil and adrenal supports. I oil pull every morning. But the weight is stubborn, and I believe it to be hormone-related and toxin-related. It's time to follow a schedule made by people I trust who believe in real food. Real food is raw, pastured dairy, fresh vegetables and fruit, soaked and sprouted grains, healthy fats like coconut oil and lacto-fermented condiments.

I bought and read Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon. There are two phases I can try in the book: Phase One and Phase Two. My two weeks from September 27-October 11 will determine whether I need to move to Phase Two or not. If I lose weight on Phase One, then I will continue with it. If not, then I will move onto Phase Two and use that plan. No matter the Phase I end up with, my long goal after these two weeks will be to lose 50 lbs.

The basics:
1. Take coconut oil 20 minutes before each meal, it curbs appetite and provides nutrients.
2. Three meals a day, with no snacks, will set up a proper dynamic between satiation and hunger.
3. Follow Phase One to see if you lose weight, if not then follow Phase Two.

The book comes with recipes and schedules. It's perfect for a control freak like me :)

Monday's menu looks like this (recipes in the book are capitalized):

1/2 grapefruit with Coconut Sprinkles
2 eggs fried in butter or coconut oil with 2 pieces nitrate-free bacon
1 slice sprouted whole-grain toast with coconut oil or butter
1 cup whole raw milk or warm Coconut Milk Tonic

Coconut Corn Soup
raw cheese or butter on whole-grain (soaked) or Coconut Crackers
spritzer or purchased kombucha

Mesclun Salad
Baked Chicken with Coconut Peanut Sauce
Green Beans with Coconut
Kimchi (homemade or purchased)
choice of Quick and Easy Beverage


Robin said...

Way to go! I believe in you! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Jacque said...

I'll do it with you! But for me just no sugar or corn. I thought mine was hard, but after reading yours, mine looks much easier! =)

McDonalds said...

I love LOVE KIMCHI, so when you eat it, think of me. Most people I know get really grossed out by it, but I became an addict to the fermented cabbage while living with Asians in really takes me back to da kine... I believe in you. I am not at all ready for such an endeavor, but I allpalud your efforts and maybe someday...on a different note, I want to hang out. I will email you to set a time and date...

Bored in Vernal said...

Where do you get all the coconut? The only coconut I see in the grocery store has added sugar!

k said...

I get my coconut oil from Green Pastures where I buy my cod liver oil.

But I buy my coconut from either Sprouts (a cheap health food store around here) or from my Azure Standard coop:

In fact, I get a lot from Azure: shredded coconut, coconut spread, canned coconut water, canned coconut milk, and whole coconuts. The prices for all of those items is cheaper than any store around me here in AZ.

EmilyCC said...

Monday's menu looks quite tasty! Good luck!