Our Weight Loss Plan — We love to lose!
That is why we keep doing it.
Dan has lost 180# and Marlene has lost 80#. Do you want to be a loser too? Or, maybe you just want to get healthy. Here is where we will share with you the process and the results. We have been the guinea pigs for our own road to greater health.
Here is the main gist of Dan and Marlene’s Nutrition Plan:
Every person needs to adjust this plan according to their own waking hours. For instance, Dan and I are up very, very late, but also sleep later. Our noon, therefore, is not 12:00, but, rather, more like 2:00 p.m. If you are an early to bed, early to rise person, your noon may be 10:30 or 11:00. I hope this helps you to understand how to make the plan fit your own lifestyle.
BREAKFAST = BREAK FAST
Breakfast is actually a word that means what it says, breaking the fast. Did you know you were “fasting”? Well, when you go for more than 3 to 4 hours without eating, your body registers that you are fasting. So, when you begin your day with break-fast, you are breaking the nightly fast. That is one reason that it is so very important to eat breakfast. DON’T SKIP MEALS unless you are on a Biblical fast.
Think of it this way. If you ever knew what it was like to live before everything was automatic, back when you had to build a fire for heat, you know that, during the night, the fire often went out…or at least so low that there was little or no heat left. That is what happens to your inner furnace during the same time. First thing you need to do, if you want to lose weight and get healthier, is to stoke up the fire. EAT!
Now, what happens if no one keeps the fire going during the day…no one puts any more fuel on it? It will go out or get too cold to profit anything. Your inner furnace is the same way. You have to fuel it if you want it to burn. AND…YOU DO WANT IT TO BURN…BURN ALL THAT FAT OUT OF YOUR BODY. So, in order to keep the furnace burning up that fat, you have to EAT!
If you make the right food (fuel) choices, it would be better for you to eat ALL day than it would for you to eat once per day. Keep your fat-burning furnace going…EAT!
Breakfast – From the time you get up until within 1/2 hour or so of your lunch time (3 to 4 hours after rising), eat fruit…all the fruit you want…any fruit you want. The juicy types of fruit do not make you feel as filled, so I recommend that you eat a banana as your last fruit because it holds you longer. Fresh fruit is always the best. I do not recommend dried fruits or fruits packed in syrup. The sugar defeats the purpose. Juices can be used; but, remember, it takes many, many fruits to make 4 ounces of juice. And, juice, alone, will not be as filling as the number of fruits it takes to make that juice.
Lunch (1/2 hour or so after eating the last fruit) – Eat vegetables (except potato) with protein (if you want protein). This can be meat, cheeses, soy, beans, anything protein.
Eat vegetables (including potato if you want it) with starchy carbohydrates (if you want the carbs). This can be pastas, potatoes, breads, etc.
Dinner (3 to 4 hours after eating lunch) – Eat vegetables (except potatoes) with protein (if you want protein). This can be meat, cheeses, soy, beans, anything protein.
Eat vegetables (including potatoes if you want it) with starchy carbohydrates (if you want the carbs). This can be pastas, potatoes, breads, etc.
GET IT? The whole idea is fruit in the morning then DO NOT MIX CARBS WITH PROTEINS AT ANY MEAL.
Why does this work? From research we have done, it takes one kind of acid to digest carbs…and another type to digest proteins. When you combine them, neither is properly digested; and, therefore, you are not getting the full nutrition from any of it. Now, I know that veggies are carbs…but, except for potatoes, they are mostly water and they are NOT CONCENTRATED carbs. So, those mostly water veggies can be eaten with either one…concentrated carbs or proteins. But, the concentrated carbs and proteins should NOT be eaten together.
Dan and I are proof that it works. And, his diabetic meds have been decreased from 6 to 2 per day, with plans on eliminating them all together.
We have been on probably every DIET in the world and failed. We, obviously, are NOT FAILING at this new nutritional lifestyle.
Hungry? Need a snack? Snack (3 or so hours after dinner) Grab vegetables or fruit. Or, make this great drink:
1C Apple juice
1/2 C Plain, unflavored (LIVE CULTURE) Yogurt
1 or more trays of ice
Put ingredients into the blender. Add ice until the drink is thick. Drink it. It is both delicious and filling. We put our fiber powder in ours.
ALWAYS TAKE A GOOD QUALITY MULTI-VITAMIN IF YOU HAVE NO MEDICAL REASON NOT TO DO SO.
Dr. Becker, “Your Health” at 12:00 Noon on the Dish Network, Family Net, recommends that a diabetic needs to have a carb before bed. It can be a slice of toast or a few crackers, etc. Something rather minor, but still a carb. It helps stabilize the sugar during the “fast”.
Now, you do not have to eat the same choice for both lunch and dinner as long as there is 3-4 hours between them. You might choose the veggies and protein for lunch and the veggies and carbs for dinner, or vice versa.
WE ARE NOT DOCTORS OR A NUTRITIONISTS, BUT THIS HAS WORKED FOR DAN AND I. HE HAS LOST OVER 180 POUNDS AND I HAVE LOST AROUND 80 POUNDS. DAN HAS GONE FROM 6 DIABETES PILLS PER DAY TO 2 PER DAY AND MAY BE ELIMINATING ONE OF THEM AT ANY TIME. OUR DOCTOR BELIEVES THAT, IF WE STAY ON THE DAN AND MARLENE’S NUTRITION PLAN, DAN WILL BECOME NON-DIABETIC.
BECAUSE OF TODAY’S SUIT-CRAZY SOCIETY, I MUST “COVER MY ANATOMY” BY SAYING THAT I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE WHO CHOOSES TO TRY OUR EATING PLAN. IF YOU DECIDE TO TRY IT, YOU ARE STRICTLY ON YOUR OWN, BY YOUR OWN FREE WILL, AND TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS AND DECISIONS AND WILL NOT, IN ANY WAY, HOLD DAN AND/OR MARLENE LIABLE. WE HAVE MADE NO MONETARY CHARGES FOR THIS INFORMATION. IF I COULD, I WOULD GATHER EVERY OVERWEIGHT, UNHEALTHY PERSON I COULD FIND AND HELP THEM CHANGE THEIR LIVES, FOREVER, THROUGH THE DAN AND MARLENE NUTRITION PLAN.