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The Makers Diet

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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.

Breakfast

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.

Lunch

1/2 cup tuna salad made with a bit of mayo and flaxseed oil, onion and celery.

Dinner

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.

Water

about 46 oz. Want to drink at least 64 ounces a day.

Friday 1/14/11

Breakfast

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.

Lunch

Leftover grilled chicken breast

Sauteed spinach with fresh garlic

Mashed Cauliflower with ghee, and a splash of cream.

Dinner

Salad of baby greens, feta and cucumbers

spaghetti squash

meat sauce (grass fed beef)

Snack

Fresh cherries and 1 oz of raw milk cheese

Herbal tea with a few drops of stevia

Water-64 oz

Saturday 1/15/11

Breakfast

6 oz coffee with cream and a bit of raw honey

Green smoothie made with GOL raw greens, strawberries and coconut milk

snack

cherries and goat cheese

Lunch

Roasted veggies (eggplant, broccoli, onion,whole cloves garlic,  red pepper and mushrooms.

Leftover meat sauce from dinner smothered over veggies.

Dinner

Pan seared thai seasoned flounder in coconut oil

kale with sesame seeds and splash of soy sauce

Salad with evoo, balsamic vinegar and cukes.

Sunday 11/16/11

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

Snack

Cherries and goat cheese

4 oz carrot juice

Lunch

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

Dinner

Leftovers from lunch

Hot herbal tea

Monday-1/17/11

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Fruit smoothie made with goat milk Kefir, strawberries, blueberries, almond butter, coconut milk and GOL raw greens.

Dinner

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.

Snack

an ounce or so of goat cheese.

Tuesday 1/18/11

Breakfast

Smoothie

coffee w/ cream and honey

Lunch

Thai coconut milk soup

Dinner

roasted chicken

mixed roasted veggies

salad

Snack

Raw goat cheese

Cherries

Dinner

Baked fish

Mashed cauliflower

Collard greens

Wednesday 1/19/11

Breakfast

coffee with cream and raw honey

raw protein drink (gol)

snack

raw milk cheese

lunch

Pan seared lamb chops

leftover collard, mashed cauliflower and roasted veggies

Dinner

Grilled salmon

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/