Cheat System Diet Challenge Day 5

by Jackie Wicks
The Cheat System Diet

Hi There-

In the Day 5 Challenge we are going to dig into Chapter 2. Before we start I want to share with you an email I was sent from someone who is just starting:

“I’ve been logging my food since Friday. I went from 18 cheats on Friday,  15 on Saturday, to 10.5 for yesterday. It’s the first time in a very long time I have been honest with myself about what I’m eating. There have been at least 2 times I have cried while I have been reading your book. The first time was when I came to the part where you prompt the reader to say “I am so frustrated with losing weight, I’m so $#@*^% frustrated.” I’m getting choked up even now as I write.

You get it. You really get it!! The other time was the chapter on exercise. When I read the sentence “Are you exhausted already?” I started crying again. I have a lot of inflammation (RA ,fibromyalgia, and knee pain). I had hernia surgery in Oct of 2012 because I was over training. Since then I have been over eating and sitting a lot. I lost my “groove” and my faith in my ability to find balance in my life in the areas of eating and exercising. When I read “Whether you’re suffering from inflammation or are just burned out from overtraining, it’s best to start small until you feel like exercising again. That was
a healing moment for me.”

You get it. You’re writing to real people who are unique. You realize one size doesn’t fit all. For the first time in
2 years I finally have the encouragement I need to get healthy and shed the last 10 (nagging) unwanted pounds. When I bought this book I told myself it was the last “diet” book I’m buying, because I spent a lot of money over the years on trying to lose weight. Now I realize this is the last “diet” book because it makes eating healthy and fitness a very doable  way of life. If you ever write an updated version you should think about renaming it “The Cheat System Life Style”  This isn’t even
in the same realm as the other “diet” books on the market.”

In Chapter 2 of The Cheat System Diet the SINGLE most important thing to understand is to learn the difference between a macronutrient and a MICRONUTRIENT.

Micronutrient is the #1 underused word in weight loss. We hear a lot about carbs and paleo and fat and sugar and points. But micronutrients are the key to the kingdom.

These are nutrients found primarily in plants, and the basic deal here is that people do not get enough of them. Our friend Joel Fuhrman has pointed us and others to a PILE of research that shows that when micronutrient intake goes up, weight and risk of disease goes down.

This is a fundamental thing that nobody argues with. You can debate the merits of any other diet approach and idea, but you cannot debate the mountains of research connecting higher micronutrient intake to better health.

The “Eats” in the Cheat System contain high levels of micronutrients. As you bring your “Cheats” down, you naturally replace them with Eats.

You do this at your own pace, and don’t trigger “Brain Chaos.” You keep working the Eats and Cheats columns, and work the overall Cheat System plan, and you will succeed in a big way.

As a Challenge today, re-read Chapter 2. And make SURE to look at the graphic of the 3 stomachs on page 37 of the book!

-Jackie

PS: Please ask questions and leave comments in the comments section below. And if you have not bought a copy of the book you can get it here on Amazon.

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