They say that no two people are alike, so does that mean there is no “one size fits all” diet plan? According to Lyn-Genet Recitas, author of the radical new weight loss book—The Plan—there isn’t. According to Recitas, your weight is nothing more than a reflection of your body’s chemical reaction to foods. You’re not eating too many carbs, or too much fat, or too many calories. You’re simply eating certain reactive foods that are triggering an inflammatory response.
So what foods should you be eating? How long will it take to notice results with a new approach to eating? If you can commit twenty days to The Plan, you’ll notice what foods your body reacts to and that will lead you to more informed food choices.
The Plan has three phases. Phase One is the three day cleanse, which is an easy detox to create a neutral base line in your body. Phase Two is a testing phase that finds which specific foods at restaurants or at home can be considered “friendly” or “reactive.” Phase Three is called Testing on Your Own and consists of creating your own menu based on your body’s responses. Once you hit phase three, The Plan becomes a natural and easy way of life.
The Plan will guide you through each of the three phases and give you examples and recipes to help adjust your eating habits. Also included is a step-by-step guide filled with dozens of recipes and strategies you can use to figure out your own body and its reaction to certain foods. Believe it or not, foods like chocolate-covered strawberries, homemade nutella, and zucchini pizza are all examples of recipes you will find in The Plan.
An example of one day of The Plan:
Day Six: Protein
- Weigh yourself and record the results in your Plan Journal
- Drink 16 ounces of fresh water with lemon juice (after you weigh yourself).
- Take your liver support supplement and/or drink a cup of dandelion tea.
For women: 1 cup of flax granola with choice of approved fruit (1/2 cup of blueberries, ½ apple, or ½ pear)
For men: 1 ½ cups of flax granola with choice of approved fruit (1 cup of blueberries or 1 whole apple or pear).
Silk coconut milk or Rice Dream
Baby romaine with sautéed zucchini, goat cheese, and pumpkin seeds
For women: 1 rye cracker with 1 to 2 tablespoons of homemade hummus
For men: 2 rye crackers with 3 to 4 tablespoons of homemade hummus
For women: ½ piece of approved fruit and a small handful of raw almonds
For men: 1 whole piece of fruit and a small handful of raw almonds
Choose between your protein to test on a bed of mixed greens:
Wild white fish
Roasted Squash, Kale, and Manchego Salad
1 ounce of dark chocolate or Cinnamon Poached Fruit with whipped cream
Be sure to drink your recommended daily water intake throughout the day, ending by 7:30pm