Friday, March 18, 2011

3-4 th Week Update From Genevieve

Hello Ladies. It’s encouraging to read your progress. My diet & exercise have been up and down in the past few weeks. Week 2-3 I did well with keeping consistently active, making sure to get a half hour of rebounding in before breakfast and taking 2 mile walks several times a day. But since Monday this week, I’ve been down in energy and have not been exercising regularly. I just have a hard time getting started. Today I'm going to try to get 3 miles in.

At the beginning of this challenge I was doing phase one of the Makers diet (no grains, almost no beans/nuts, and generally limits insulin producing foods ), but I’ve not been as consistent with staying on it as I should be since then. I have been eating all “nourishing foods” (avoiding white flour/sugar and artificial foods) and I’ve been concentrating on increasing the digestibility of the food by soaking/sprouting grains, beans, nut & seeds. Since I’ve not seen any changes on the scale since last time, I’m strating a more restrictive diet for 1 month (March 18th-April 18th). 1 month seems a lot less intimidating than “until I reach my weight goal”. I need definite structure at least until I can gain better control of my habits. For extra accountability, my sister, Evelyn has agreed to help me stay with it. She knows my weight, and diet plan this time. Here's the plan:

Foods to enjoy
Animal Products -

Organic & Free Range Kosher Meat - Beef, Lamb, Deer, etc
Kosher Poultry, Chicken, Turckey, etc
Kosher Fish- Salmon, Tilapia, etc
Organ Meats-must be Organic
Bone Broth


Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin
Sesame Seed Oil
Cod Liver Oil
Olive Oil

Beans, Seeds, & Fruits-

Miso-in small amounts
Lentils-Must be Sprouted
Flaxseeds-in small amounts, soaked
Grapefruit- 1 per day max
Raw Honey -in small amounts
Coconut- Meat, Milk, & Extra Virgin Oil

Coffee-Fresh ground, organic
Tea-Herbal- Black, Green , Root
Lacto-Fermented Beverages
Ginger Ale- Homemade
Kombucha-1 cup max per day
Root Beer-Homemade

Culinary Vegetables-
Avocado-in small amounts
Brussels sprouts
Celery-Stalk & Root
Lacto-Fermented Vegetables
Ginger Carrots etc
Leafy greens-
Endive, Escarole, Radicchio, Arugula, Fraise, Watercress, Mesclun, Chard etc
Lettuce- Leaf of All Kinds (
Romaine, Red, Boston etc)
Sea Vegetables-
Nori, Kelp, Wakame etc
String beans
Tomatoes- including Canned in small amounts

Foods I'm Avoiding:
Grains- (Pasta, Rice, Quinoa, Bread, etc)
Beans- Except Miso & Lentils in small amounts
Potato's, Sweet Potatoes, & Yams
Sweeteners-(Heated Honey, Sugar, Molasses, Maple Syrup etc)-except Raw Honey
Nuts & Nut Butters-Except Coconut
Seeds & Seed Butters, Except Flaxseeds & very small seeds, mustard etc
Fruits- Except Grapefruit, Lemons, & Limes
Canned Olives
Sausage, bacon, hotdog & Luncheon type meats

Jordan Rubin (author of the Makers diet)-reccommends 1 partial cleansing fast day per week. I'm doing a Fast Friday and will not be eating breakfast or lunch, but will make sure to stay hydrated with water, tea, & bone broth, and will eat a light evening meal. This fast is not for weight loss and is only meant to give the body a healing break.

Mommy will be doing this plan with me, but not quite as restrictively. She is going to eat a little bit of raw dairy and is not going to do the partial fast day.
I’m hoping this plan will help reduce our insulin sensitivity, increase our energy levels, boost immunity, restart our worn out digestive system & help boost weight loss =).



Madridmom said...

Wow! I haven't even heard of a lot of the stuff on your food list. I sure hope you see some real results as you are making a serious commitment with your food plan. I commend you .... I don't think I could do that!

Landry ladies said...

Thanks Madridmom, I don’t think this diet is something everyone needs to do, but I’m looking forward to seeing what will happen. Yesterday went well with the fast and I did get in those 3 miles! I’m going to still follow Dani Joys idea of having a “Cheat day” once a week. I’ll still try to make it healthy food, but it will feel like cheating to me.

Cindy B. said...

It is great that you sister is going to help you keep up. Accountability is a great key to success. I'm not sure I could find all those foods in our stores, but I commend you for having a good plan and sticking to it. Keep up the good work, but don't overdo it. Glad you are going to take a day off once in while, but that you are being smart about it. Let us know how it goes!

junglewife said...

Wow, that's a great goal you're setting to eat so healthy. I have not read the Maker's Diet but I have heard it is good. I also think it's a good idea to set a time limit for yourself - you can always extend it, but that way you don't get too discouraged or want to quit if it is just "indefinite." Good for you!

Dani Joy said...

Sounds great Genn! I too need to start cutting out the grains. I am noticing that they are staying on me. jeje

I am so glad you are back on the blog! ;) You are a great encouragement to me.

Dani Joy

Siberia said...

It's great you can get the foods listed on your diet. I'd be sure to lose weight on it, because we can't even get most of those things in the country where we live. Hee hee.


Charlie said...

I love grains too. I was encouraged by your post to try to sprout some wheat berries to make sprouted bread. I found a recipe online that I'd like to try. I started it last night. I hope it turns out great.

Any tips on sprouting wheat berries?