How Is That Possible?
You must be asking yourself, “How is that possible, to eat anything you want still lose weight?” There is of course a catch, you can eat anything you want, just not all of the time.
You have to give up something to get something….right?
But, I don’t have the cravings I once had, and neither will you, the longer you stay on the program. The idea is really, if you eat the right foods 90% of the time, 10% of the time you can eat whatever you want. What you actually want will change.
Your Taste Will Change
As you begin to consume less, sugar, salt, fat and other empty calories and start eating ‘cleaner’, you will notice that food taste better. That’s because your taste buds are not being masked any longer.
Your sense of taste will be heightened, but certain favorite foods may not taste better. They may start to taste, too salty, too sweet, or just oily, greasy or heavy. You’ll start tasting what they really taste like. You’ll start seeing them for what they really are.
Eating Healthy will become your norm, and it should. Don’t for one second think that you’re giving up something, you’re not. You’re learning to eat the way your body wants to be fed.
Putting food in it’s proper context is really what it’s all about.
Think of food as Fuel, to keep the machine of your body running smooth. Give your body what it needs, not what you keep telling yourself you want. You can have the stuff you think you crave, but you have to stop thinking of it as Food.
Start thinking of them as a once in a while Indulgence. You may love lobster, but you probably don’t need to have it every day. It’s a special thing. Certainly more special than some of the stuff you eat every day, that is just Filler.
It’s all part of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) I think of all of the Grasses as Filler. These would include, wheat, rice, oats, barley, corn. Stuff you would feed livestock, to fatten them up. Add potatoes to the mix and there’s your basic fillers. What do you think this stuff is doing to you?
Overfed and Undernourished
All of the Fat, Sugar, Salt, Empty Calories, Fast “Food”, Processed “Food” lack Nutrition and are designed to be Addicting. Making you unsatisfied and needing more. Leaving you, Overfed and Undernourished. Sorry, it’s not food.
Is it any wonder you have no energy without your, soda, coffee, and energy drinks to get you through the day. I’ve never even tasted an energy drink. I have no need. Soon, you won’t either. You’ll be getting all the energy you need from the Food you eat.
I crave my Big Salad more than I crave any other type of appetizer. It’s not only what I want, it’s what my body needs. The Big Salad, is not my appetizer, it is the main part of my meal. I make some beautiful salads. All of the freshest, most eye catching, delicious produce I can find in the market.
It would be a crime to cover that beautiful, healthy, delicious, fresh produce with a heavy bottled dressing. Do you even know what’s in that bottle? I know what’s in mine.
Dressed with my Homemade Dressing, that has No Fat, No Oil, No Salt and Tastes Great. You can have all you want without worry or guilt. What more could you ask for?
Eat Your Fill
Of, Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but there are an endless number of recipes and combinations you make from GBOMBS. I’m going to be sharing a bunch of my recipes with you. I hope you’ll share yours as well.
They have been the staple of the way I eat from over 2 years. They are exactly what I need and want to eat.
Not on your spouse, but certainly on this program. First of all you can relax because you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods, forever. Just for a bit.
Think of it like looking forward to a birthday, vacation, or a holiday weekend. Which would also be the perfect occasions to use your Cheat Meal. You know they’re coming and you can look forward to it.
The Way I Use My Cheat Meals
I like to plan my Cheat Meal for the week on a Sunday. I like to plan, shop and cook these meals myself. I love to cook. I’m the best cook I know. I know exactly how I like my food prepared.
I also like the idea that there should be some effort made for a Comfort Food. For example I can get a pizza anywhere. It’s too easy. But, I want it to be special, not easy. So, I’ll make the dough from scratch on Saturday. Then on Sunday, while I’m heating the pizza stone in the oven, I make the sauce. I’ll tear up the fresh Basil from my home grown plant. OMG.
I don’t know if you’re salivating right now, but I sure am. I don’t want fast food, I want memorable food. My advice, make it yourself, make it perfect. Don’t make it run of the mill and store bought.
The Advantage Of Cheating
One of the big advantages of the Cheat Meal, above and beyond the idea that you really can, eat anything you want still lose weight. Is that it tricks your body.
I don’t count calories, but Eating Healthy is very low calorie by Nature, and I do mean Nature. Even eating as much as you want. The body can after a while read this as a Food Shortage and go into Starvation Mode. Where it starts holding on to excess fat, instead of losing it as you want. It’s your classic ‘plateau’.
Dealing With A Plateau
We all hit them. You’re doing everything right, but the needle on the scale doesn’t move. The standard response is, “I’ve got to Eat Less and Exercise More!” Have you ever thought that?
Wrong! I say, “Eat More! Eat that Comfort Food you’ve been craving. Have a piece of cake” whatever. Enjoy it without guilt.
Your body will think, “Hey Cool, we’re not starving! I can start Shedding That Fat Again!”
Just Do Not Turn Your Cheat Meal Into the Lost Weekend or A Cheat Month. Get back on the horse, and start thinking about your next Cheat Meal. It’s only a couple of days away…right?
You Can Do It
Eat anything you want still lose weight.