The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising Healthy Foods That Are Making You Fat-and Lose Weight Fast (2014)

By | March 29, 2018
The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising Healthy Foods That Are Making You Fat-and Lose Weight Fast (2014)

In this revolutionary, New York Times bestselling book, cutting-edge nutrition expert Lyn-Genet Recitas reveals the surprising truth behind what actually makes people pack on the pounds.

Carbs and portion sizes, it turns out, are not the problem. Foods that are revered by traditional weight loss programs, such as turkey, eggs, cauliflower, beans, and tomatoes, may be healthy in a vacuum, but when combined with each person’s unique chemistry, they can cause a toxic reaction that triggers weight gain, premature aging, inflammation, and a host of health problems including constipation, migraines, joint pain, and depression.

Now this groundbreaking 20-day program helps readers finally unlock the mystery behind what does and does not work for their individual body. With detailed meal plans, recipes, and effective, personalized advice, you will discover how to:
-Lose a half a pound a day while enjoying generous servings of foods you love
-Identify your hidden trigger foods that are causing weight gain and inflammation, among other symptoms
-Build a personalized healthy foods list that promotes rapid weight loss
-Avoid feeling bloated, tired, or unhealthy again!

Feel better, look better, and be empowered by the knowledge of what truly works best for your body!

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3 thoughts on “The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising Healthy Foods That Are Making You Fat-and Lose Weight Fast (2014)

  1. Amazon Customer
    173 of 176 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for people who have tried everything and nothing works, March 3, 2015
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    This review is written for all the 40+ women out there who have struggled and struggled to lose weight on any diet. I am one of those women. I am 48, work out 10 hours a week, eat 1200 calories a day, and am 20-30 pounds overweight and no matter what I did, could not budge the scale. I used to work out 5 hours a week and decided to double it thinking that the extra workouts would “beat” the weight off of me. So, I upped my workouts and……NOTHING! I had three kids in 5 years – the last when I was 42. I was able to get the weight off with the first two, but what worked with the first didn’t work with the second and nothing worked with the third. I had had previous success on weightwatchers, so I tried that again, but given that I’m a vegan and the points system now doesn’t count any of the fruits and vegetables you eat, well, that’s a problem since that’s where all my calories are coming from. I tried a high protein/low carb diet, which had limited success, but vegan sources of protein tend to be carby and although I’d only be eating about 1,200 calories a day, I’d struggle to even take off 1/4 of a pound a week! My 6’6″, 185-pound husband, who eats whatever he wants, whenever he wants says, “it’s calories in/calories out”. Clearly, if that’s the case, then this is new math that I don’t understand. I would get down in the dumps because I felt like I’d never get rid of the extra weight, but was at a complete loss for knowing what to do to get it off. I was ready to give up, but I couldn’t give up. Carrying extra weight around for many years is unhealthy.

    A friend of mine, who is also in my age group, recommended this book. I’d never heard of it before, but went out to Amazon to read the premise and the reviews. The reviews seemed like they were all written by people like me. I read on and saw that she provided options for tailoring The Plan to vegans and vegetarians, so I decided “what the hell” and bought the book. I spent the first week reading the book and looking through the recipes. There’s a fair amount of prep work that needs to be done to get your food ready for the first week. That said, the recipes are all super simple to make. They’re not gourmet, but they’re palatable. I read the book’s Plan for the first week and then pulled down the vegetarian and vegan menus off her website and kind of put together a hybrid plan for the week.

    I’ve been on The Plan for a week now and have lost………wait for it……….9 pounds!!! How is that even possible? I don’t know and I’m not asking – who cares? And even though I’m only one week into this and still have a fair number of days left to go, I don’t even really care what happens from here on out because I’m down 9 pounds! The Plan makes perfect sense to me and is the first time I’ve ever come across a diet plan that is tailored to your body. I did another “medically supervised” diet plan where you were eating 1,200 calories a day and were supposed to take off 2-3 pounds a week. When I struggled to take off 1/2 a pound a week, I asked them why and they couldn’t answer me. If it’s a simple calories in/calories out equation, then anyone who was dedicated could lose weight. For some of us, our bodies attack the food we put in it and that has to be remedied. Her premise is such an interesting concept and explains so much about those folks who we all know who seem to eat whatever they want and stay as skinny as a rail. Most of us chalk it up to a faster metabolism, but how could someone’s metabolism be really that much faster than another person’s? The way I interpret The Plan is that it’s a personalized eating plan that tailors foods to your body chemistry so that we all can eat “whatever we want” and stay slim and fit. We all have the same metabolism, but those people who stay slim eating everything have a much more efficient metabolism because there aren’t any foods that hang up in their system. For the rest of us, it’s a scientific puzzle to figure out what works for us and what doesn’t. I also think she’s really on to something with the whole aging process and our systems becoming sensitized to certain foods that once gave us no trouble when we were younger.

    I am a huge believer in this book and plan. I have turned three other people on to it and they’re now doing it as well. Given that it’s the only thing that has worked for me, if you’re in the same boat and find you can’t budge the scale no matter what you do, it’s at least worth a try. I feel great, my arthritis has lessened, and I’m eating avocados for the first time in a couple of decades! Give it a try.

  2. JFM
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very accurate, a bit hard to implement, October 4, 2015
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    I am a doctor and am pretty well connected in my local medical community. The best endocrinologists and gastroenterologists have been unable to explain why I get rapid weight gain and severe constipation in spurts. I figured out that black beans, oatmeal, and a few other foods seemed to be associated with these episodes, but no one (including me) could really explain it. When I looked at the list of 85% reactive foods, I laughed because I eat them a lot and have eliminated a few because I feel so terrible when I eat them. I have only been following her plan for a week and have not lost weight, but I am literally eating about 800-1000 more calories a day and not gaining. I also stopped exercising temporarily per her protocol, so it’s pretty impressive to me. For anyone else who often feels worse, not better, after eating, give this book a look. The 4 stars is because I cannot possibly follow the recommendations working 80 hours a week, and I don’t even have kids. You’d have to have a fair bit of free time to pull it off 100%
  3. Run Fanatic
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    This is an easy read and a fairly straight forward eating plan geared …, June 6, 2016
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    This is an easy read and a fairly straight forward eating plan geared to helping you find foods that are reactive to your body. It is NOT a diet. You will lose some weight and, if you stick to eliminating the foods you are reactive to, you will maintain that weigh loss, but its not a quick fix diet book. That said – I was able to stick to it for about 10 days – I lost 5 lbs in that time and found a couple foods that I reacted to. A co-worker of mine is doing nearly the exact same thing but with a doctor and spending hundreds (as opposed to the $5 I spent on the book).

    The dishes are easy to prepare and I like the fact that you make a little more each night to be able to have for lunch or dinner the following evening. I have horrible self-restraint and will quickly and easily succumb to emotional eating, which is where The Plan fell apart for me (after a stressful week at work). I do plan on trying again when things calm down.

    I was pretty grumpy during the cleanse phase until I could eat protein again, but I have to admit, I was surprised at how much my palate changed and I found myself craving healthy foods and snacks (rye crackers with nut butters – seriously??!). I already eat pretty healthy but I can see now that I don’t get nearly enough vegetables and fruits.

    PROs:
    -Easy to prepare
    -Everything was real food, not supplements or shakes to buy (although she does make some suggestions around a probiotic and liver supplement, but those are entirely optional)
    -Food tasted good
    -Still able to have desserts (Poached fruits with whipped cream, piece of dark chocolate, etc.)
    -I have a thyroid disorder which makes me more sensitive to certain foods. There is a separate plan at the back of the book with alternate meals for those with thyroid disorders.
    -This is not a diet.
    -Great explications about the chemical reactions of food.

    CONs:
    -The book contained a lot of “success stories”, nearly one on every page. While a few were inspiring, I eventually got tired of them and stopped reading them (going straight for the meat of the material, no pun intended.

    I would definitely recommend this to my friends.

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