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ANNIVERSARY MONTH: It was 10 years ago this month that I knew I had taken off 100 lbs. They are still off!
So, now, it has been 10 years that I have kept the weight off. I hope you will understand if I reach around and pat myself on the back. Yeah, I’m proud. Today, instead of wearing a size 22, I am wearing a size 2.
Well, I did finish Ani’s 15-day Fat Blast… I guess we can see that I am not the person to give you day-by-day updates. I liked it well enough… As I have previously mentioned, I did email Ani Phyo to ask her if I had to do the varied diet, or if I could stick with one thing, i.e., one breakfast smoothie, or one evening soup, etc. I never received an answer from Ani Phyo (which fact has made me like her much less – always, before, when I have approached a raw vegan book author with questions about the recipes In the book I have bought, they have been very helpful.
Anyway, I just pretty much stayed with the blueberry shake throughout the whole 15 days. Sometimes I did do a banana shake, and, in the last days, I did a banana-blueberry shake, based on both shakes.
I ate spinach salad until the spinach I’d bought started to wilt. Then I made a big spinach/sauerkraut salad.
I liked the tomato soup, the coconut tomato soup, and the red bell pepper soup, so I stuck with those.
When I was finishing up, I went back and read what Ani Phyo included after the diet info. There, I found a lot of the usual – eat what you want to when you want to. Ha! This seems to me like a disclaimer. You eat what you want to, and you will not get the results promised in the title.
By the middle of the Fat Blast, I found I needed to add a laxative tea at night. Things just weren’t moving through. I was eating things which were suggested, and I was using a blender, as opposed to a juicer, but needed some additional help to perform my morning ablutions.
I am happy to tell you that I came down to suing two or three of the shakes pretty much exclusively. 1 I found that the blueberry shake, and the banana shake worked well for me throughout the diet. A big reason there was finances.I just really didn’t have enough money to add in all of those lovely ideas that are suggested in the program.
Regardless, I did stick with the *idea* of the program, and I did lose at least one size (I don’t have a scale, so I can’t tell you what the 9weight equivalent was – I just got into my jeans and did not have to hold my breath to close them. I was able to put on a couple of dresses and not look like I was selling something. In one case, I was able to wear a dress I’d received as a gift, for the first time. Whoopee!
Since I am a veteran Master Cleanser, the whole time I was going through this Fat Blast, I felt a strong desire to do the salt cleanse. I think that was why I finally went to the laxative tea in the last days. I avoided using laxatives or the salt cleanse during the first part of the diet because I wanted to know how the diet worked. My experience, in the end, was that I needed a little more excitement to move me, so I finally resorted to the laxative tea.
Should you do this diet? I’d say yes. If you have enough money to eat all the things on the diet, it will be fun (all of the recipes are easy to prepare). If you adhere even moderately strictly to this diet, you will lose at least 15 pounds.
Many of us like to use nuts in our raw food preparations, and restaurants and many raw food videos make heavy use of nuts, but do we actually know what nutrients those nuts add to our diet? Many folks are interested in how to follow a raw low carb diet, some want to ensure they get enough protein, others are concerned with fat content, and still others are concerned about the vitamin and mineral content of their food.
I’ve just put up a page of nutrient information for the most nutritious nuts that we can use in raw food preparation. When we look at all of the nutrients of an individual nut, and understand how it can contribute to our nutritional needs, especially in combination with other foods, we can eat more responsibly and more confidently, and be more in control of our food intake.