So far this way of eating has worked best for me. The Makers diet provides me with boundless energy, good health and weight loss.
What’s the basis of the Maker’s Diet?
The first key is to eat a healthy diet. There are two criteria for me to eat a food. Number one, it had to be created by God as a food. Number two, it needs to be consumed in the form that is compatible for the human body–in the form that God created it. Throughout history, the world’s healthiest people have known how to preserve, prepare and consume food in its healthiest form. So if it’s animal food, it means that the animals were raised healthy. If it’s vegetable food, it means the vegetables were raised healthfully. When it comes to grains and dairy, the least processing and the preparation that allows them to be more digestible is the way that history tells us to eat. And it’s also using the laws of nature to preserve instead of the man made processes that we put into place.
What is the end result of the Maker’s Diet?
People that have gone on the program, sure people have lost 30 lbs in 40 days. People have had aches and pains diminish. One thing that is universal, people sleep better, they feel more rested and thus they have less stress or they feel the effects of stress less, their digestion improves, fewer colds and flus, allergies improve and yes, we get the occasional “I’m well from my incurable disease.” We know that that’s not a big study, it’s an anecdotal report, but we don’t care if it’s a placebo effect. We believe this plan helps people understand that our body is precious, and that life is a gift and health is the most important thing we have.
I have never felt deprived while eating this way. Foods included in this way of eating are…Lots of fresh organic veggies. You can even grow your own in earth boxes http://www.earthbox.com/ if you dont have space for a garden. Grassfed meats, with the exception of pork, fish (shellfish not included) Free range eggs, kefir, yogurt and various fruits. Also a key component of this way of eating is extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, celtic sea salt and eventually whole grain pastas and breads.
Here is a sample menu from my journal.
Coffee with organic cream and stevia
2 fresh free range eggs
made into an omelet with 1 cup fresh spinach, sauteed onion garlic and red pepper cooked in coconut oil,and crumbled feta.
1/2 cup tuna salad made with a bit of mayo and flaxseed oil, onion and celery.
1/2 a grilled chicken breast coated in a dry rub seasoning and coconut oil.
1 cup sauteed red and green kale with fresh garlic and a splash of soy sauce
4 slices grilled eggplant marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
about 46 oz. Want to drink at least 64 ounces a day.
Organic coffee with cream and about a teaspoon of raw honey
Smoothie made with 8oz coconut milk, 4 strawberries, 1 tbs raw cocao powder and GOL raw greens.
Leftover grilled chicken breast
Sauteed spinach with fresh garlic
Mashed Cauliflower with ghee, and a splash of cream.
Salad of baby greens, feta and cucumbers
meat sauce (grass fed beef)
Fresh cherries and 1 oz of raw milk cheese
Herbal tea with a few drops of stevia
6 oz coffee with cream and a bit of raw honey
Green smoothie made with GOL raw greens, strawberries and coconut milk
cherries and goat cheese
Roasted veggies (eggplant, broccoli, onion,whole cloves garlic, red pepper and mushrooms.
Leftover meat sauce from dinner smothered over veggies.
Pan seared thai seasoned flounder in coconut oil
kale with sesame seeds and splash of soy sauce
Salad with evoo, balsamic vinegar and cukes.
Coffee with cream and raw honey
Breakfast-Fruit smoothie made with whole goat milk yogurt, strawberries and blueberries with a splash of coconut milk and raw honey
Cherries and goat cheese
4 oz carrot juice
Grass fed filet mignon
roasted brussel sprouts in coconut oil, salt pepper, garlic powder
shredded cucumber and carrot in apple cider vinegar and olive oil
Leftovers from lunch
Hot herbal tea
organic fresh ground coffee with cream and raw honey
2 egg omelet with spinach, mushrooms, onion,garlic and feta cheese.
2 slices of nitrate/preservative free peppered turkey bacon
Fruit smoothie made with goat milk Kefir, strawberries, blueberries, almond butter, coconut milk and GOL raw greens.
Roasted chicken smothered in coconut oil, stuffed with lemon onion and garlic. Roasted veggies (broccoli, carrots, fennel, onions and garlic)
Whipped butternut squash with ghee (clarified butter) and cream.
an ounce or so of goat cheese.
coffee w/ cream and honey
Thai coconut milk soup
mixed roasted veggies
Raw goat cheese
coffee with cream and raw honey
raw protein drink (gol)
raw milk cheese
Pan seared lamb chops
leftover collard, mashed cauliflower and roasted veggies
mixed salad w/ goat cheese
steamed broccoli topped with butter
Here are a few shots of some of the meals i’ve enjoyed!
For lunch I usually prepare a big salad complete with baby greens, spinach, red pepper, sweet onion, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese and some sort of grilled meat or fish. VERY satisfying. I usually make a dressing out of evoo, or flaxseed oil and balsamic vinegar.
For more information on the Makers Diet, check out Jordan Reubins site at http://www.makers-diet.net/