Day 22 – The Round 28-Day Diet


MONA_INTHERUNNINGGreat Job Everyone!

You are all still in the running to become your own top possible self.

You are eating Rounder, exercising, visualizing, cooking, plating, affirming yourself, writing in your diary, laughing daily, measuring your success, getting 8 hours sleep, relaxing,  taking bubble baths, and enjoying your new Round habits.

EAT_ROUNDER_SNOPEEat Even Rounder

The Rounder you eat the healthier you will be, so let’s strive to eat as Round as possible.

Our goal is to transform you into the healthy, slim and strong person that you are, and then keep you that way using your new Round view of food.

Some important reminders and a few new ones:.

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Eat Round foods that you enjoy so that you will feel more satisfied.

Eat 3 small Round meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and 3 small Round snacks each day.

Space meals, including snacks, evenly apart, which often turns out to every 2 to 3 hours.

Avoid picnicking on a slope or slant of any kind due to the natural rolling nature of Round foods — unless you enjoy chasing food down a hill.

Appreciate the beautiful Round shape of each Rounding Down food before you eat it.

Serve Round meals on small plates (square or Round) or bowls & eat with small utensils, chopsticks or eat with your hands like a small child or chimpanzee.

Chew slowly so that your brain has the necessary 20 minutes to know that you are satiated.

Keep healthy Rounding Down snacks on or near your person & any places you frequent — and don’t forget to store snacks in your disaster kit for any unforeseen emergencies.

Decrease your appetite by drinking a glass of water, taking a walk, then downing another glass upon your return.

Reduce your chances of sabotaging your diet by giving in to a craving, once in while, guilt-free.

Avoid eating at least 3 hours before bedtime.

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Eating Round Starts with Shopping

COW_YEPThe produce department and your local farmer’s market are lush resources for fresh Round fruits and vegetables. They are where you should get at least half the food you eat.

Finding these foods is so easy a kindergartner could do it.

Time for a Shopping Exercise

The next time you go food shopping, try this food shopping exercise. It will help instill and impress the Round visual cues that will help you eat Rounder for the rest of your life.

What to do: Go food shopping and buy mostly Super and Sliced Round foods, some Animal Round foods (unless you are a vegetarian or vegan), a variety of Extra Round foods for flavor, and simply gloss over Shaped and Special Round foods for now.

Some Round Shopping Rules

Use this list of Round foods as a general guide when food shopping.

SHOPPING_LIST

Follow the Round Rule

Buy food that nature grew in a Round shape, like tomatoes and eggs, or food that can be sliced into circles from its natural grown shape, like bananas and cucumbers. When you get home, unpack it and take a look at how healthy, fresh and delicious it all looks. Feel good that you will be feeding your body nutritious foods that are beautiful in all their natural Roundness.

COW_EXAMPLENEWApples. oranges, blueberries, grapes, kiwis, melons, lettuce, bell peppers, onions, garlic, cabbage, mushrooms, a whole chicken, potatoes, nuts, eggs and a bottle of wine made from Round grapes.

CUCUMBER_SALADPrepare and Plate

For a simple Round meal, make a fruit salad with as Round of shapes as possible, a dinner salad with Round ingredients, roasted Round vegetables and a Round chicken with garlic and mushrooms. Use any recipe you like, such as one online, but try to incorporate Extra Round ingredients like olive oil, spices, herbs, plain yogurt and soy sauce.

Find your boldest and most colorful plates and silverware to plate each dish with Roundness in mind. This means that you will slice the food so it maintains its Round shape, like cutting cucumber into circles or leaving cherry tomatoes whole as they grew.

lemonslimesServe and Show Off
Serve a Round meal to your family, especially kids who are getting Rounder by the decade, for the occasion of no occasion other than sharing your new healthy view of food. Let the Round food shine and be the star for everyone to see for themselves.

Decorate the table with fresh fruit like lemons and limes — show them off in all their Round glory.

COW_TIPBy decorating with Round fruits and vegetables, you can enjoy a natural pop of color in any room. And, as a complementary decoration, add some fresh flowers that you can find in the wild or buy from any number of places — your best and greenest  bet — your local farmer’s market.

The Roundest & Most Nutritious Super Round Foods

TOPTEN_ROUNDESTAfter comparing the experts’ lists of the most nutritious foods, I concluded that the top ten Roundest foods are:

  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Dark chocolate
  • Oats
  • Salmon
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt

Enjoy these top ten as often as possible!

moms_dish_blueberriesYay for Blueberries

The blueberry is the number one low fat, low sugar, high fiber, nutrient-packed, antioxidant-rich, disease thwarting, memory protecting, expert recommended, naturally portable, dessert replacing, colorfully delicious, food on our Round planet.

Some people call blueberries dark blue gems. Blueberries are among the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world, and a half cup of blueberries is equivalent to the antioxidant power of five servings of peas, carrots, apples, squash or broccoli.

Blueberries don’t have a huge amount of any single nutrient, but they have the synergy of multiple nutrients. There’s vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, carotenoids, and hundreds of other compounds in this one small and darkly pigmented fruit.

According to experts, as an antioxidant, blueberries are ranked the highest of all the fruits and vegetables tested, compounds in wild blueberries may help prevent cancer, antioxidants in blueberries protect us from aging, blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and fiber.

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Traveling Blueberries

BLUEBERRYBlueberries are Round travel-friendly snacks can be stored in a baggie or airtight container in your car, pocket, purse, gym bag, backpack or office to help you avoid devouring snacks made out of ingredients only a chemist could understand.

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” Albert Einstein

COW_YEPBeing a Round Vegetarian

Eating a Round vegetarian diet means you will eat mostly Super and Sliced Round foods, which is a Super Round way to eat.

Becoming a vegetarian can help save the lives of billions of animals. Kicking the meat habit will also keep many diseases at bay, like cancer, stroke, heart disease and many other chronic afflictions that take away the lives of millions every year.

Types of Vegetarians

COWS_PEOPLE_TOOLacto-Vegetarians

These food lovers do not eat meat, poultry, fish, and eggs, but love eating dairy products and plant foods.

Ovo-Vegetarians

These foodies do not eat meat or dairy products, but keep eggs in their dietary repertoire.

Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians

These animal lovers abstain from eating meat, poultry or fish, but happily dine on dairy products and eggs.

Pescatarians or Fishatarians

These eaters abstain from eating meat or poultry, but will eat fish.

Semi-vegetarians or Vegetarian Sympathizers

These animal lovers eat less meat, fish, and chicken than they used to, are more mindful about choosing organically raised animals, and do their best to a eat variety of plant foods.

Vegans

These veggie lovers never eat meat or animal products (including eggs & dairy products), and subsist solely on plant foods.

“I’m a level 5 vegan—I don’t eat anything that casts a shadow.”  Character on The Simpsons

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What else?

Kicking the meat habit will also help save our forests, wetlands and wildlife habitats from becoming feed croplands for farm raised animals who are raised just to become food. Eating less meat also can reduce water pollution, global warming and will allow more food to be fed directly to hungry people around the world. Plus, eating less meat means that more animals will live and won’t be abused in factory farms or slaughterhouses.

What am I?

I am technically a vegetarian sympathizer (see below), in honor of my bovine friends, the environment, and my health. This means that I am a vegetarian who eats Round eggs and curvy fish, and will eat meat once in a while, but not much and I feel bad about it when I do.

TOON_SPEAK_LIKE_FRENCHBe Skinny Like the French

The French eat high-fat foods, yet they have a fewer heart attacks and obese people than we do here in the United States. The experts only explanation is their approach to eating, which also happens to be a Round way to eat.

In a nutshell, by this Round way to eat, I mean that the French:

  • Eat smaller portions: An important Round concept
  • Eat only at mealtimes, snacking is a no-no: This unRound concept works when eating a high fat diet
  • Eat a wide variety of food: A flavor and nutritional must
  • Don’t skip meals: Keeps a body consistently nutritionally satisfied
  • Enjoy their food: A Round eating must for a happy life
  • Cook with quality ingredients that are fresh and locally grown: Very green and Round way to eat
  • Stop eating when they no longer feel hungry rather than stopping only when the food is demolished: Makes it easier to eat smaller portions
  • Eat meals with family and friends: Makes eating something to enjoy rather than eating on the run or feeling guilty about eating.

Tonight’s Homework

Make sure you are following all these steps:

  • STEP 1: Be Prepared
  • STEP 2: Recognize Round Foods
  • STEP 3: Choose your Round meals
  • STEP 4: Choose Recipes
  • STEP 5: Make a shopping list
  • STEP 6: Go Round food shopping
  • STEP 7: Prepare Round food
  • STEP 8: Portion and Plate Round food
  • STEP 9: Eat Round food
  • STEP 10: Follow a Balanced Roundercise Routine
  • STEP 11: Visualize your smaller butt and happy self
  • STEP 12: Affirm Yourself
  • STEP 13: Write in Your Diary
  • STEP 14: Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime
  • STEP 15: Take Time to Relax
  • STEP 16: Measure yourself
  • STEP 17: Get 8 hours sleep
  • STEP 18: Find a Diet Buddy
  • STEP 19: Fit laughter into your day
  • STEP 20: Stand Beside the Round Diet No No’s
  • STEP 21: Enjoy your new Round eating and living habits
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