Bootcamp Week 2
I joined the BrightLine Bootcamp, which is a fee based 10 week online course. I was really successful in the BrightLine 14 day challenge, I lost 1-2 pounds a week without a lot of effort. I would like to lose another 20 pounds so I joined the Bootcamp for motivation. I like the daily reminders about how and why I’m eating this way. I use the online Facebook group for inspiration but I haven’t used any of the coaching calls and other avenues of support they offer. That’s not really my style. I have not embraced the 12 step aspects of the program but they’re there if you need them. I am happily using daily meditation, meal planning and committing my food plan the night before, to support my new lifestyle.
We all have to do our own experiments around food. A few weeks ago, I fell into a vat of bread, cinnamon rolls and cake, I think I was just rebelling, but truthfully I felt terrible eating bread and sugar. I noticed more fatigue, muscle pain and headaches. Lesson learned. Eating real, whole, unprocessed foods is giving me plenty of foods that I love and none of the foods that don’t love me.
Experiment if you must but….
I think we each have to do our own experiments with inflammatory foods, like sugar and flour, to see the impact they have on our health.
Any healthy diet is better than the SAD
Until you stop eating the SAD, standard American diet, you don’t realize how these over processed foods negativity impact your well being. I challenge you to try BrightLine, Paleo, Whole 30, Primate or any similar diet for a month and see how you feel. You’ll probably lose a few pounds while you reduce your inflammation. Every successful dietary change includes avoiding highly processed carbohydrates. It’s a fact that simple carbohydrates increase insulin levels and increase insulin resistance. The end result of those increased insulin levels is obesity and type 2 diabetes, which is killing Americans.
Do something, anything to improve your diet and your wellness.
Mexican Shredded Beef, , serve in lettuce wraps, on taco salad or with grilled red and orange bell peppers.
Chicken Cacciatore without flour; serve over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.
Minestrone Soup; this recipe can be modified by adding any vegan protein, I’ve used chic peas and lentils. I add any vegetables that I have available. Having a bowl of soup with vegetables and vegetarian protein has been a delicious and satisfying way for me to eat a compliant lunch meal.
You can find more information at BrightLineEating.com or by reading the book BrightLine Eating. I’m not an affiliate, but I am a believer.
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Hey Doc – Thanks for introducing me to this. I did the 14 day challenge and signed up for the bootcamp on Monday with meditation that I’ve never done before. As someone who has lost the same 50 pounds over and over again, I believe this program will help me. I’m believing that retraining my brain will be what I need to be successful.
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I like it and it definitely works. Let me know if I can help.
Where did you find that spreadsheet to do your menus? Is that something anyone can get?
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I used Numbers which is Apple’s spreadsheet program similar to Excel. I just put the meals and behaviors at the top and the days of the week on the other axis. BrightLine has similar spreadsheets to download when you pay for the 14 day challenge or the Bootcamp. Both classes are good if you want to try Brightline.