Day 18 – The Round 28-Day Diet


BECOMING_ROUND_TAKES-TIMEKeep on Rounding down!

If you are following each day of this diet starting with Day 1, then you are Rounding down. Remember that it took you a while to get to be your Rounded self, so to unRound yourself, you must be patient and trust that all is working and that you are on your way to fitting into smaller jeans.

Until then, like Trya Banks says, “Kiss my fat ass!”

What happens About Now

Many people slow down in the third week into any diet. Your body is adapting, but do not fret, soon it will learn that you mean business and be right back on track. So don’t stop working out or give up or sit down and eat a disgusting bag or bowl or box of whatever you used to shove down your gullet to mask whatever was really going on deep inside yourself. ROUND_EQUALSHEALTHY

You are learning that you and the food that Mother Nature designed belong together, and it is clear to you that the more you work with nature, the healthier and happier you will be.

Say, “It feels good to follow Mother Nature’s Smart Round eating code — Round equals Healthy!”

COWS_MOST-OF-TIMERound and Round we Go!

Remember that it is what y0u eat most of the time, not some of the time that matters most. So if you accidentally or purposefully eat the wrong food or too much food, do not berate yourself.FEELING_BLUE

You are human, I am human, we are all human. It’s okay. You can turn it around and you can turn it around right way!

The sooner you can get over any eating blunder and hop back on the Round eating train, the sooner you will be able to slip into those small jeans again – or for the very first time.

So no need to feel blue. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! What a relief!

GOOD_JOB_COW_ELEPHANTTime for some Affirming Goodness

When I feel down or mess up in any way, I do 2 things. First I say affirmations out loud to myself.

Affirmations to Say Out Loud

  • I eat Round food most of the time.
  • I am slim and fit.
  • I am strong and powerful.
  • I love myself inside and out.
  • I enjoy life and laugh often.
  • Now go make up your own!

Second, I write down ten good things about myself.

Ten Good Things

ELEPHANT_BRAVEIt takes ten positive things to wipe out one negative thing. So whenever something bad comes my way, no matter what form it takes, I turn it around by writing ten good things about myself. I then say them out loud. By the time I’m done, all those icky feelings that seemed unshakable — vanish. Bye-bye!TEN_GOOD_THINGS

Try Ten Good Things About Yourself

Sit down in a quite place and write down, in your diet diary, ten good things about yourself. Just write, do not think too hard. Let them come to you. Play music or lie down if that helps your mind relax so you can easily tap into all that is good about yourself. Nobody else needs to see this, so write your list like nobody is looking over your shoulder. This is for you and only you!

Now for Something Different

Let’s talk about Deliciously Round Fish

FISHMost of us should be eating more fish – including a portion of oily fish each week.  Oily fish are rich in certain types of fats, called omega 3 fatty acids, which can help keep our hearts healthy. Plus, fish tastes delicious and can be prepared endless ways, and can even be eaten even raw like sushi and sashimi.

Round Fish Portions

PORTIONS_BABYAim for at least two portions of fish a week, including a portion of oily fish. You can choose from fresh, frozen or canned – but remember that canned and smoked fish can be high in salt. You can have shellfish each week, but you should keep a close eye on the amount you eat in any given week. At most, eat no more than 12 ounces of shellfish in a week. Pick shellfish with relatively low on the food chain, hence low in mercury levels — so feel good about eating eat shrimp and calamari.

EMISS_PIGGYat these oily fish – salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, fresh tuna and sardines. Do NOT have more than one portion a week of shark, swordfish and marlin, due to their high levels of mercury.  Anyone who regularly eats a lot of fish should try and choose as wide a mercury-free variety as possible.

Round Recipes from my friend Chef Adam Weiner

Enjoy these Round recipes that my friend Chef Adam, created for one of his Culinary Arts classes. Note that some ingredients have been eliminated, such as flour, so that only the healthiest Rounding Down ingredients are used.

Curry Tropical Shellfish

SEAFOOD_DISHPortion your meal (when you pate it) to include 4 ounces of fish, 1 shot glass brown rice, and as always you can plate the entire meal over shredded lettuce pr cabbage for extra chewing time — and nutrients for your new shapely and slim body.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked as directed
  • 2  mango peeled and chopped
  • 1 papaya peeled and chopped
  • ½  Red Onion chopped
  • ½ jalapeno pepper (optional) with seeds and membrane removed, finely chopped
  • 1  spirg of cilantro or parsley finely chopped
  • 1  Pound of calamari steak cut into rings, peeled and deviened prawns, scallops, or thin fish cut into strips
    Note: You can use any one ingredient or any combination that you  may like.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 2  tablespoons curry powder (more or less depending on taste)
  • Chile pepper or powder to taste
  • 2 Lemons

Directions

Lightly season the seafood with salt and pepper. Use enough olive oil to barely coat the bottom of the pan and heat the oil just until it begins to shimmer. Add some of the seafood, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. After about a minute turn the seafood over and cook for another minute or so. The seafood is done when it is translucent. Remove the seafood, and stir into the pan the mango, papaya, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and curry powder. Cook over high heat until the mixture is heated through and the onions and fruit start to soften. Do not over cook. Add additional curry powder, chili powder flakes to taste and serve over rice  or shredded lettuce or cabbage.

Fish and Onions

FISH_ONIONSIngredients

  • 2 pounds thick filet of halibut, sea bass, or other mild thick fish
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds white onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon aged wine vinegar
  • 1 sprig  thyme, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley or cilantro coarsely chopped
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Directions

Remove any scales on the skin of the fish (if there is skin).  Rinse the fish and then pat dry.  Lightly season on both sides with salt and white pepper.  Place in a container and place in the refrigerator.

Warm the olive oil in a flame-proof casserole, add the onions, cover tightly over a very low flame  or low heat for 40 minutes.  Do not remove the lid while cooking.  At the end of the 40 minutes, add the vinegar, thyme and garlic and season with salt and pepper.

Remove half of the onions and set aside.  Place the fish on the remaining half, and cover the fish with the onions that you set aside.  Replace the lid on the casserole and cook for 15 to 20 minutes over very gentle heat.  Sprinkle with parsley.

Serve the fish and onions straight from the casserole, carefully removing the skin from the fish.  Serve with a salad, and end the meal with fresh Round fruit for a very healthy meal.

Tonight’s homework

  • Say affirmations out loud to yourself
  • Even if you feel great, write ten good things about yourself. it is always a good habit top remind yourself of your goodness.
  • Continue to eat your Round meals.Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day, every 2 to 3 hours.
  • Prepare your own meals and snacks ahead of time.
  • Stopping eating 3 hours before heading off to sleep.
  • D Sweaty Roundercises for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, and Shaping Roundercises 2 to 3 days a week.
  • Write everything else in your Round Diet Diary.
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