The Balance article refers to rebalancing the evil 6 to see how they effect you, but I can't find any more information on this. Anyone?
We can drink coffee, thank goodness! Although I used to use the flavored creamer in mine. That took some time to undo! I have found that chocolate almond/coconut milk with a shot of espresso works when I really hit a craving.
I was wondering the same thing. lol I was addicted to putting bad creamer in mine though. That took some getting used to undoing! I do like chocolate almond milk with espresso in it though. :) That gets me by on a really hard day!
Raw meal is another good one. It definitely gets really thick!
1 scoop vanilla powder
Cocoa powder (Unsweetened)
1c. frozen cherries
1c. Almond milk
We bought VegaOne instead of Fuel because it was easier to get nearby. It's very similar and free from everything we are to stay away from.
organic is always good, but I'm not sure you can lump them all together and say they are as bad as milk... most people aren't skipping milk because of chemicals.
I have used coconut milk and almond milk both and I like the Silk in refrigerator best. It doesn't have that boiled can/box taste. Unsweetened works in smoothies because you can't tell once you have added the mix or the fruit.
I think it's only as complicated as you make it. If you feel the need to go hard core, then you bet it will be harder. If you just can't then start with the 6. I think that was all I was trying to say. But then again, I was already trying to eat healthier before i started this and I live somewhere that has access to allergy friendly items on the local grocery shelves. So maybe my view is skewed there. But I have made food the family will eat, I just have to get creative sometimes. Other times I just have to eat something else, but I still sit down with them.
Because a lot of people have allergies to these foods, many restraunts already have an alternative menu or a list of their foods with common allergens. I managed to eat at Red Lobster the other night by ordering crab (its in a shell so butter on the side which I left untouched) and grilled shrimp with nothing on them. I also had a salad with vinagrette dressing. All of these met the guidelines.
Like some of the others on here I do make meals for the whole family that they will actually eat. You might have to be creative about using some things you didn't think of before, and read ingredient labels, but after one week I am down 5 pounds and I'm feeling good about this working. I've struggled my whole life and was always good as maintaining weight but could never lose more than 5 lbs at a time. If you think maybe an allergy is holding you back this is a lot easier than going in for a test! They give you the flexibility to go hard core or just avoid the evil 6. Grocery shopping isn't any more complicated than it was before, because you can find most of these items in the store or are buying them anyway. A few things like pasta if its something you crave, might be a couple dollars more per bag, but meat and veggies are always the same. You will also be amazed at what kids will eat sometimes. I have 4 in elementary school and sometimes they want to eat what I'm eating just because I am eating it and its "special".
I am beginning to think that some of these recipes are for the balance program. Although it does say to LIMIT added sugar. I was able to find some dark chocolate with no soy but there will always be some sugar in anythign but straight cocoa.
On the shake, I had to agree. I bought RAW meal and Vega One from Sprouts and Lucky's. Whole Foods probably has then as well. No shipping and really similar ingredients. The Vega One is really tasty for those that miss sweet things.
maybe go for nuts an cinnamon?
I found that too! But after a few days even the littlest amount tasted sweeter to me, sometimes too sweet.
Chocolate was mine! I even like dark chocolate, but many of them have soy lecithin and definitely some sugar. Since we are supposed to limit excess sugar I ended up rewarding myself with a square once in a while if I had no sugar that day. I also have a problem remembering to drink water, so I tried to drink a glass each time i craved the chocolate.