by Carly Asse
The first step was to clean out Tracy’s fridge. What a project that was! It was no surprise that her fridge was riddled with mostly dairy and meat products, the #1 “No-No” of Unsupersize me. I also found many processed foods, which are basically foods that are not in their whole form and have been tampered with preservatives and other unhealthy additives that cause us to gain weight and get sick. So, we filled up about 3-4 huge trash bags with all the of the foods Tracy could no longer eat. It is not unusual to find these items in the fridge of one who is obese. It takes a lot of food to maintain that mass. There was very little left for Tracy to eat after I ransacked her fridge and we now joke about it, because at the end I was worried that she would not have anything to eat!! We quickly ended that concern by heading to Wards grocery store to load up. Tracy was ready to get healthy and eager to get started!
I still remember the smile on Tracy’s face as we walked into Wards and I told her, “you can have anything you want in the produce section and eat as much as you want.” No portion control, no counting calories, no restrictions! Those rules all lead to ravenous eating and failure. Those who attempt to restrict their calories and portions only succeed for a short period of time, and then usually gain more weight than was lost to begin with! That is the beauty of the plant based diet! You can eat unlimited fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, seeds, and legumes. So we loaded up her cart with plant based foods and began our journey to good health!
In the end, the Unsupersize Me nutrition plan ALWAYS WORKS! I have watched it work for many different people over the years, but no example is more clear cut than that of Tracy Ryan. The plant based diet is low in calories but dense in nutrition, so you feel satiated but at the same time can consume lots of food (my favorite part!). You don’t have to count calories, measure carbs or fat, or control portions.You simply eat WHATEVER plant based whole foods you want, WHENEVER you want to! Still having doubts? Tracy lost 17 lbs in the first week,10lbs in the second week, and 100lbs in 3 ½ months!!! And, it’s easy to do!! So what are you waiting for!? Get healthy now!!