New Ms Fit Feature on New York Times Best Selling author, Lyn-Genet Recitas
We are so excited for this new feature on bestselling author and creator of The Plan, Lyn-Genet Recitas. Not only is Jessica now studying under Lyn-Genet to become a health coach, Alisa has just finished the book and is preparing to start doing The Plan. In case you missed Jessica blog yesterday, she explained how The Plan has had a huge positive impact on her life and Jessica is now in the process of becoming a Plan health coach
One of Jessica's favorite thing about the plan is she feels it gives her the tools to keep on track with her health and weight goals, especially when it comes to the mental, shall we say "drama" that we put ourselves through over deiting and weightloss. Some of us can feel tremendous stress about knowing we have a busy and demanding week coming up, or it's the holidays, or the million other reasons that makes of feel out of control at times of our weight and health. Now, Jessica explains,when she is up a pound,two, or three, or has a stressful week coming up, no big deal, she has the tools from The Plan that she knows works to get through it or get those pounds right off. This is the reason we wanted to share this before the holidays, to help anyone who, like us, has that stress that "oh the holidays are coming and with it that extra weight". We hope sharing about Lyn-Genet will help you have a "plan" and the tools to get through the holidays as stress-free as possible and start the new year.
WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?
I am so excited to be finishing up my 3rd book The Metabolism Plan. The Metabolism Plan (TMP) is going to help you understand how your body responds to exercise, just the way The Plan helped you understand that your weight and your health are just your chemical response to food.
When you exercise too intensely you can actually gain weight and slow your metabolism! Many of us are exercising too intensely which attacks thyroid function , our master gland for our metabolism. Then we have the flip side, people aren't exercising at all because you think you have to work out 60-90 minutes a day to have an effective workout regimen.
TMP shows you how to find the balance that works best for your body. I easily have women losing 6-7 points of body fat in a month. Of course on The Plan you lose 9% of your weight in a month until you reach your set weight.
WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FASHION RIGHT NOW?
I just bought the cutest 70s style mongolian curly lambs wool jacket, when it's cold I have to go over the top bcs I find winter so depressing- that with my floppy fedora and some high heel boots and I feel so Faye Dunaway.
PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BOOK THE PLAN:
The Plan is a method of finding the healthy foods that can cause inflammation, make you overweight and hasten the aging process. Wait- healthy foods make you fat? I know it’s counterintuitive, but it’s true. Healthy, low calorie foods like green beans, Greek yogurt, salmon, turkey or oatmeal can cause one to two-pound weight gain which is crazy but true!
A food that doesn't work for YOU can trigger an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response triggers a domino effect that ultimately affects your immune system. That “healthy” spinach and egg white omelette may be prematurely aging you, expanding your waistline and cause health issues.
What you need to know is that you are chemically unique and hat aging is a state of inflammation. Systems start to slow down as we get older. Your body just can't repair as quickly as it did in your teens and twenties. The foods you used to be able to break down easily when you were in oyur teens and twenties are just harder to break down in your thirties, forties and fifties and beyond.
When you find the foods that work for you? The weight flies off, all while eating over 2,000 calories a day. And as you know, Jessica Diaz, wine cheese and chocolate are part of the diet!
Here is a
by Lyn-Genet that I highly recommend if you are interested in learning more about how the plan can help you you reach your best health and best weight.
Lyn-Genet was so nice to share a few recipes with us from her cookbook that make great editions to any menu this Holiday week:
The Plan's "So Rich You Could Die Chocolate Pie"
12 oz Valrohona chocolate, finely chopped; or 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1 Cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup Silk Coconut milk or Rice dream
1 tsp Vanilla
Almond Flour Pie Crust This delicious pie crust is the perfect match for our Plan-friendly Pumpkin Pie recipe and Raw Chia Pecan Pie.
1.5 Cups Blanched Almond Flour 1/4 Cup softened butter 2 tsp Honey 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp cardamon Place all crust ingredients into the food processor and blend, Combine dough into a ball and roll out between 2 wax paper sheets. The dough will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator. Before cooking, place crust into 8-inch spring-form pan and cover the bottom of the pan. Yield: 8
Combine chocolate, whipping cream, coconut milk or rice dream in a medium bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir to blend and then microwave for another 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Stir in Vanilla.
Pour chocolate filling into pie shell and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, until firm to the touch. If you like serve with fresh whipped cream or The PLan's Coconut Whipped Cream.
Whipped Coconut Cream
1 (14-oz) can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk ( chilled in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight).
optional: 1 to 2 tbsp agave nectar
optional: 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
Open the chilled can of coconut milk without shaking it. Separate the cream on top from the liquid and transfer to a large bowl; discard the liquid. Add the Agave and vanilla to the cream, if desired. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip the coconut until forms creamy peaks, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately
Makes 4-6 servings
Lamb Shepherds Pie
1 lb ground lamb
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 zucchini, chopped into 1-inch cubes
1 head kale, deveined and chopped
1 medium potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 can full fat unsweetened coconut milk
Optional: 1 tsp dried sage or other herbs of choice
1/4 coarse gran sea salt
Preheat oven to 400 F
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add lamb, onion, garlic, and spices and cook, stirring, until lamb is browned about 6 minutes. Add zucchini and cook for 5 minutes. Add Kale, cover, and remove from heat. Let steam for 5-6 minutes, until kale is thoroughly cooked. Stir when done.
Meanwhile, in a steamer basket set in a large pot with 1 inch of simmering water, layer the potato cubes, then top with squash cubes. Steam for about 8 minutes, until tender. Transfer potatoes and squash to tow separate bowls. Add half the butter and coconut milk to the potatoes and half the squash. Mash each until creamy. Season with sage or other herbs, if desired, and salt.
Layer a 10x10-inch casserole dish with the mashed potatoes, then the lamb-kale mixture, and then the mashed squash. Bake for 15 minutes, until top is crispy brown.
Makes 6 servings
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