I have wandered about some of the dieting sites a little more and oh dear some of them are grim. Dieters trying to yank and beat their bodies into weird shapes. And getting angry and miserable about it. All those beautiful bodies. Remember there is no failure in the Celi Diet. Because you are designing your own Food Program. There are a few more of you who have joined me on the Celi Diet which is great because the Celi Diet is all about Loving the Body remember. Watching the Body not the weight. Cutting out processed foods. Allowing your body to achieve its natural weight. And eating well.
AS you know there are a few rules for the first few weeks. No processed foods. Eat fresh.
- No flour
- No sugar
- No rice
- No roots
- No cheating
This will quickly knock off some of that excess fat that has gathered around your internal organs. As this drops off you will start to feel more energetic and more excited about eating good food. I start every day with a lot of water. A lot of room temperature water. Before I even brush my teeth, I drink glasses of it. It gives my body a shower on the inside.
Eat Colourful food. In our first few weeks make yourself lovely food. In fact ALWAYS make your self lovely food. Food is wonderful. Food is not your enemy. Set the table, even when you are eating alone. And eat whilst thinking, chatting, reading, listening to music or writing. Mindless stuffing of food into your mouth while sitting on the couch watching the Giggle Box is banned. Banned. BANNED. I say!! CHEW your food and eat slowly at the table or in your favourite chair or at the breakfast bar or under a tree or IN the tree for that matter.
Here are a few perfect meals I found for you to help you cook simple healthy food that matches
the Celi Diet.
This is a great example of a Celi Diet meal, a lovely ancient recipe for chicken by Ang Sarap.
This is another lovely simple yet gorgeous meal by Cookinginsens. In fact quite a few of the recipes on her beautiful site are perfect for us.
Here is a delicious omelette breakfast from Gluten Free Zen.
How about a gorgeous salad
from Couscous and Consciousness!.
And an exotic Japanese savory egg custard that I just adore from The Chef and The Steward.
Plus this divine salmon meal from Midnite Chef.
AND just when you thought it was safe, how about a wee drinky while you are thinking
about what to cook for the Body Beautiful tonight. The honey version of course!! This is from Cook Eat Live Vegetarian.
And that was my lunch you watched go by. It is ideal for the working person to take to work. I put it in a plastic tub with a lid and take a fork and eat it all day. I bring it up to the loft and have a munch as I write. (Right now actually, can you hear me? chomp, chomp, chomp!) You will make your own variation of it as you design your own lifetime diet.
The optional dressing is 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 3/4 cup olive oil, a little garlic, 1/2 tsp whole grain mustard, dash of lemon, pepper and salt, and whatever green or dried herbs you have at hand. I put that all in a little mason jar and shake it up.
Eat well, have fun
ps. This post is my thank you to the lovely award givers. Thank you. I am not good at awards but I LOVE to introduce people!