21 Days To Healthy Eating
It’s True. In As Little As 21 Days You Can Devise
Your Own Approach To GUILT FREE EATING And
Begin To Enjoy Every Meal
When You Realize That Your
Weight Loss Issues Have Become A Thing Of The Past!
From The Desk Of Carolyn Hansen (Certified Fitness Instructor)
Hello, my name is Carolyn Hansen and my book 21 Days To Healthy Eating has been designed to help you restructure your approach to food so that you can quickly begin to experience the health benefits of eating clean unprocessed foods.
At the same time, adjusting your approach to eating is pointless unless you can easily maintain the new habits indefinitely. So the program outlined in 21 Days To Healthy Eating emphasizes a “one meal at a time” approach that makes the day-to-day decision to eat for health something that is easy to stick with for the long haul.
If you have tried one diet after another, only to end up where you started, with no real modification to your eating habits, then you will be pleasantly surprised at the approach adopted here, where real changes can be implemented in a 21 day course that can be carried out entirely at your own pace.
Here Is What This Healthy Eating System Is NOT
I want to take a moment before I tell you what 21 Days To Healthy Eating is about to impress upon you what it is not. I feel I need to do this because one of the main goals for the book is to teach you how to burn fat more efficiently by modifying the type, quantity, and eating frequency of the food you consume. So, regardless of what else it might be said to be, the book IS a fat loss instrument.
Because of this I think it is necessary to point out that there are a great many bogus weight loss sites online today, but this is not one of them. It is unfortunate, but these sites make it really difficult for the consumer to form an objective judgement about what is realistic and what is not when it comes to expectations about what a weight loss product can do for them.
The problem is so rampant that the Federal Trade Commission dedicates time and resources to alerting the public on what to look out for with these sites. They even have a highly detailed and useful downloadable PDF document entitled Red Flag Bogus Weight Loss Claims that I encourage you to check out. In a nutshell, be on the lookout for sites that claim you can easily reduce your body weight by more than about a pound a day, and keep it off for good, without embarking on a strenuous physical activity program and cutting calories from your diet.
By the way, you will find no such claims on this page. I can help you to lose weight, and the only thing I rely on to get the job done is my knowledge of how the human body responds to nutrition.
My feeling is that the majority of these bogus weight loss sites are very likely run by people who have never seen the inside of a gym, let alone spent any real time trying to figure out what works when it comes to trying to lose weight effectively. Well, I am of a different cut entirely.
No. I walk the talk, as they say. I currently run a highly successful Anytime Fitness center and I see five hundred clients stream into my gymnasium every day.
These clients of mine get the same advice from me that I am about to give you, and many of them are happy to pay me $150 per hour for a one-on-one consultation, because they know that when it comes to getting their weight under control I always deliver the kind of results they were hoping for. In fact, many of them pay between $2,000 to $3,000 to receive the kind of information that I have outlined for you in 21 Days To Healthy Eating.
It is my business to know what works and what does not when it comes to improving your health by improving the quality of the food you eat. In fact, I have earned a reputation as a no-nonsense health and fitness practitioner, and even garnered a little fame for myself by picking up a national level bodybuilding championship title along the way. In short, when it comes to the human body, and our pursuit of better health and a more perfect form, I have made it my job to know what I am talking about.
Bye Bye Junk Food?
Now that I have impressed upon you the idea that 21 Days To Healthy Eating is not a “get thin overnight” type product, but is based on practical healthy eating practices, let me fill you in on what the book IS about…
If you take a quick look below at the cover of my book you will see a parody of the war we fight with junk food every day. In all seriousness, though, it IS a war, the scope of which is growing every day to affect not only our health, but the health of our children – one in three of whom born after the year 2000 will experience some form of diabetes in their lifetime.
My goal is not to entirely remove the junk food from your diet, but to downsize it significantly, and for good. This is a realistic goal, and I will show you how to make those cravings for foods with “empty calories” vanish almost entirely.
This approach to healthy eating is right for anyone who wants to win the war against junk food without having to engage in endless and ego-deflating battles with their food.
It Is NEVER Too Late To Recalibrate
Eating, of course, is a preoccupation with many of us. That would be OK if it was not for the fact that what we put into our bodies is one of the two most important factors that determine how our health progresses as we age. The other main factor, of course, is physical activity.
One of the biggest problems each of us faces daily is that it has become incredibly easy to sideline physical activity in favor of sitting in front of a monitor of one type or another during our waking hours. We are no longer required to expend energy to be socially productive. I am using a monitor to help write this page, you are using one to read it. At the same time, gaining access to food in HUGE quantities has never been easier. The trouble is, these two developments work against our basic biology and set us up for a lifetime struggle with body weight issues.
We become self conscious of the way we look (and quite frankly we really ought to be self conscious) but instead of addressing the problem the correct way, by adding exercise to our day, and being careful about what we eat, we put off doing the simple things that can turn it all around for us and help get our lives back on track. Well, I have dedicated my life to solving problems like this for other people, and now I want to help you achieve some of the results that they have.
After 14 Years Of Diabetes
Now I Have My Life Back
After devouring your information and putting it to use my blood sugar is consistently in the normal range!
I have had diabetes for the last 14 years, and have struggled during that time to have basic control over it. Now I do. When I got a recent blood test I discovered my HBA1C (which is a percent of the last 3 month’s blood sugars) was 7.6 – that’s a big improvement over my usual 9+ percent!
When I asked [my doctor] what I should be aiming for now I was told “You are there!” How fantastic is that? And then it got even better at the next checkup. I am down to 7.4 percent. These types of benefits are priceless!!!
I now have my life back. I am energised, healthy, happy, motivated, and no longer just existing, but living.
Thank you very much for showing me the way, and now I have to head off and do some meal prep 🙂
Carolyn, I am forever grateful to you,
The Feeling Of Relief
A Clear Path Out Of The Dark
I have a love hate relationship with food, as I’m sure a lot of others do also. Love to eat it, but my gosh, absolutely hate what it does to my body!
Emotional eating really put me into a depressive, dark hole. Over the course of only 2 years I really put on the bulk of my weight, ballooning from a size 6 to almost a size 14! I was disgusting, I felt so bad that I just ended up eating more. Not a good place to be.
I stumbled upon this Healthy Eating book after a friend mentioned it and I honestly can say the information I gained from reading this book helped me more than all of the other info on the net combined. It is simple to understand, with none of that medical mumbo, and the feeling of relief is enormous once you have a clear path out of the dark.
I am lucky to have found this and I hope that others can benefit from it also.
Amber Jordan – 29
The truth is that it matters not whether you have already developed health problems because of poor dietary habits, or you are merely looking to ward off health problems that you suspect might be lingering on the horizon. If you begin addressing the issue of what it is that you need to do to ensure that you are eating for health, rather than for mere pleasure and necessity, you are going to see some real benefits in the way that you feel. Not just in the short term, but for the rest of your life.
Healthy eating is not something to be practiced only by the “health nuts” who want to get back to nature. It is something we should all be practicing because it is going to improve the quality of our lives, and add years to its length.
Put An End To Overeating Today
Besides all that, healthy eating is just plain enjoyable. When you discover how to eat for health, you discover how to eat all the food you could want WITHOUT the guilt that affects so many of us and puts a real damper on our ability to enjoy life.
If the thought of enjoying your next meal fills you with dread because of the very real possibility that you will overeat, you can now relax, because I am going to show you how to once again begin appreciating food to the fullest extent, but without sacrificing your health to do it.
Very few people appreciate that the almost uncontrollable desire to eat beyond the point that would have past generations feeling full is something that we have programmed into our modern lifestyle. We have traded away the quality of nutrition in our food for ease of access.
Every time we reach for another box or can of processed food we are making an invisible trade – exchanging a little of our prospect for long term health for the short term convenience of being able to quickly and almost effortlessly put a meal in front of us.
Your body is being robbed daily of the nutrition that it needs to function at its peak, and the result is rebellion – biological cravings for more food that result in overeating. To get overeating under control, so that you can maintain a healthy body weight, it is absolutely essential that you discover for yourself the truth about what it is that you are eating.
Reassert CONTROL Of Your Health
To be content to purchase your food today from a supermarket without this knowledge is equivalent to saying that you have faith in large foods companies to place your health interests above their profit line, so that they can continue to serve you long and well.
If that were true we would not be looking today at an epidemic of obesity and food-related chronic health issues, the scale of which threatens to undermine not only our future well-being as individuals, but as a society equipped to handle disease on an epic scale.
The reality is that only YOU have the power to ensure your longevity and quality of life. If someone were to come to me and say they had decided to become a doctor I would be shocked if they told me they were planning to do it without going to medical school first.
By the same token, if someone were to tell me that they are hoping to live a long and healthy life, but they are planning to do it while paying NO ATTENTION to the quality of the food they are consuming, then I would be shocked by their willingness to allow their ignorance of the role of nutrition in their life to shave perhaps 10 years off its span.
In 21 Days To Healthy Eating you will find recipes to guide you in the kitchen and in the supermarket. You will learn which foods to embrace, and which to avoid. But more importantly, you will understand the reasons behind the decision to put one food type into your trolley, and leave others on the shelf. In the war with junk food, you are a combatant, whether you know it or not, as are all the members of your family. It is time for all of us to equip ourselves with the knowledge we need to fight that war.
With 21 Days To Healthy Eating on your shelf you will be ready to fight those battles, and claim daily victories that stack up not only as extra days that leave you feeling energized and vibrant, but which add to your lifespan. I want you to experience the same satisfaction and well-being that I enjoy everyday, in large part due to simple decisions I make each time I sit down to eat.
What’s Inside 21 Days To Healthy Eating?
I have written before on the topic of healthy eating, but never to the detailed extent found in this book. All of the truly important facts about this subject have been distilled and presented in a format that will make it easy for you to get started on what might otherwise be a fairly challenging process. Afterall, you have probably learned a lifetime’s worth of bad eating habits that can be difficult to break. But break them you will, by the time you have finished reading 21 Days To Healthy Eating and begun putting the ideas into practice.
In addition to the 21 day plan of attack, the content has been broken into 12 sections as follows:
1 – You Really Are What You Eat
This is where you discover that the old maxim You Are What You Eat is not only true, it is frightening in the context of today’s appallingly low food quality. If we are what we eat, then the bodies of most of us are almost entirely made out of corn. I kid you not.
In this chapter you will be introduced to the scope of the challenge that faces you today whenever you turn to “food” as a means to quell your hunger. It sure looks like food. But is it? What are the consequences of building our bodies from the cheap foodstuffs that mimic the real thing?
You will learn why dieting is a fundamentally misguided approach to sustained weight loss, and why you will continue to be a slave to your hunger and food cravings if you do not cease chasing the fantasy of the miracle diet.
2 – Both Calories And TOXINS Make You Fat
Would you be surprised to learn that the total calorie count of the food you are eating is not the only thing that is making you fat? It is true. There is another component to your food that nobody is talking about which is also making you fat. If you remain ignorant of this one fat loss factor your attempts to drop body weight will always stall, no matter how hard you try. Eliminate this component from your food, and then you will be able to watch the pounds come off.
3 – How Clean Eating Speeds Your Weight Loss
This is the core of the book – an introduction to the concept of clean eating. This is the solution to the problem exposed in Chapter Two, and is the key to easy body weight control. You are going to learn how an adherence to clean eating is the guiding principle by which you will be able to decide how to prepare your meals for the greatest long term health benefits.
But do not worry – clean eating is not an all or nothing approach that will have you falling off the healthy eating wagon after a month. Rather, it is a sensible approach to nutrition that has as its main benefit the stabilization of your blood sugar levels. This one change can mean the difference between a life of constant health struggles, and a life that makes enjoyment of everyday activities possible again.
4 – Banishing HFCS And Trans Fats From Your Diet
Prepare to take control of your shopping cart as we work to eliminate the most harmful foods from your pantry. Simply knowing how to analyze a food ingredient label will set you on course for more healthy food choices and have you wondering why you did not notice the warnings earlier.
In short, the presence of a food label is the number one indicator that the food you are holding on your hand should probably not go into your shopping cart. This is not an absolute rule, and you will learn how to sail the murky waters of food ingredient terminology. You will know what to avoid, and why you are doing so.
5 – Become The Architect To Your Weight Loss Goals
Now it is time to begin using our newfound knowledge of natural and processed foods to make decisions on how to select the foods that best suit our goals for maintaining a healthy body weight. If you need to lose a few pounds, you will learn the best approach to doing that in the kitchen. You will be introduced to the concept of a “balanced meal” and appreciate the role of each of the food types that go into creating a balanced meal.
All food is currency of one type or another to your body. If you get the balance wrong, your body suffers in the short term, and your health deteriorates long term. Balance is the key to longevity. This chapter ends with some examples of meals that have been balanced according to the framework provided.
6 – 21st Century Nutrition
Now that we have mastered food selection we can start to build meals that solve the problems that others fall prey to using the unguided approach to meal preparation. This will introduce you to a completely NEW way of looking at when to eat, and how much to eat.
I am going to tell you to toss out the three square meals a day philosophy that you grew up with and replace it with an eating pattern that quells hunger, stabilizes blood sugar, and stifles the urge to overeat. Do not worry, this is less radical than it sounds. More importantly, it works!
7 – Planning For Weight Loss – One Meal At A Time
The haphazard approach to anything in life tends to lead to unpredictable results. So this is where I teach you how to plan your meals for best weight loss results. If you want to see the pounds peel off consistently, you will benefit from the methodical approach taught here.
I will show you how to optimize your chances for sustained success by adopting habits that virtually guarantee you never go astray for more than the period of a single meal. You will be introduced to quantitative measures of success, such as calorie counting, and see how they can be used, at least initially, to guide you. You will also learn the importance of measuring body composition in the fat loss war.
8 – The First 7 Days To Fat Loss – Reinventing Breakfast
This is the section of the book where we dedicate the first 7 days of our 21 Days To Healthy Eating looking at how breakfast can be restructured to fit in with our new rules for eating. You will learn how to track your food intake for the short term, until such time as your new eating pattern has been established and you follow it automatically. We end the chapter with some example breakfast meals that satisfy our goals.
9 / 10 – The Second 7 Days To Fat Loss – Let’s Do Lunch / Final 7 Days To Fat Loss – Dinners That Delight
I continue to slice and dice both lunch and dinner meals for you so that you can do likewise. These two chapters cover the remaining two-thirds of our 21 day plan to restructure your meals and bring you into the healthy eating fold. You will be given a ton of ideas for recipes to use right from the pages of the book.
11 – The Challenges Of Eating Clean
It’s not easy being green. Or eating clean. At least, not all the time. So in this chapter I address the challenges associated with eating clean and present you with a few tips to help you keep on track.
Let’s face it, trying to avoid processed food is almost as challenging as trying to ignore noise pollution. It comes at you from every direction, and you are going to have to be on your toes for much of the time if you are to stay ahead of the curve. But it is doable, and I will show you how.
12 – A Firm Toned Body Is Your Ticket To Fat Loss
Finally, in the last chapter we take a quick look at the other major factor that determines how your health progresses as you age. I would be remiss if I did not at least point you in the right direction, and what I am talking about is, of course, physical exercise, and it is a key element to any successful fat loss strategy. If you are hoping that by eating healthy you will get better control over your body weight, you will do so. But to get the best results you cannot ignore the role of physical activity. I will tell you how to get those results from exercise in the shortest amount of time.