5 dangerous, metabolism-killing foods to NEVER eat (+ 5 Yummy Recipes That Trigger Lean Body Response)

by Jackie Wicks

Avoiding these 5 categories of food is hard. The PEERtrainer Cheat System helps to gently guide you toward better habits.

The PEERtrainer Cheat System is an advanced weight loss and health plan, made super easy, and designed to work with, not against how the brain actually works. Here are some leading doctors commenting on it:

“it works in a real way with how human psychology works…I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function…without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains.”

–Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School

“gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral.”

-Sara Gottfried, MD, Graduate of Harvard and MIT

“The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world.”

Steven Masley, MD,  Assistant Professor University South Florida

Here are 5 recipes which are EASY to make and taste good.

These are rich in micronutrients, which are things found in plants, especially GREENS. These are things that we all “know” are good for us. These recipes make it easy and pack a punch.  If you like these, we have over 100 recipes in the new CHEAT SYSTEM DIET book. You can learn more about that book by clicking on the image on the right side of this post.

#1. PEERtrainer Energy Soup. This is a classic recipe that will make you feel so good, so full and help you drop weight. This might be the most micronutrient rich soup recipe ever created! If you are looking for a way to make vegetables taste great, make this TODAY.

People call me and write me almost every day and tell me that they lose weight when they add this soup to their diet.  Here it is:

Ingredients you will need:

  • 4 cups chicken stock broth (if you can, please get the organic stock without gluten and preservatives.  Pacific organic makes a great one.  If you are vegan, this is the only ingredient you need to change.  Substitute Vegetable Broth).
  • 3 stalks of broccoli  (cut off the stalk ends)
  • 1 bag of frozen spinach
  • 1 pk of mushrooms (make them shitake or a mixed blend if possible. If not, regular white mushrooms will do.  Regular square box)
  • 6 peeled carrots
  • 1 can of coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 fresh bay leaves (available in any grocery)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 1 x 1 inch chunks of fresh ginger
  • 6 medium cloves of fresh garlic
  • 2 – 3 fresh limes  (depending on your taste, these can be strong)
  • crushed red pepper (anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon or more, depending on your preference.  I prefer a more than less)
  • handful (a palm full) of fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • Few shakes of salt

Place broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, carrots and bay leaves in a large stock pot with the chicken broth and the can of coconut milk. Turn on high until boil.  Once it’s boiling, turn down to simmer for 18 – 20 minutes. (If you have questions about coconut milk and the saturated fat content, we have two blog posts that address this further down this page, featuring the input of Jonny Bowden who has a PhD in Nutrition.)

Slice onion into pieces (size and shape are not important)  In separate sauce pan, drop in the olive oil and sautee the onion in a large skillet in the olive oil, until translucent and slightly soft and browned. You must care for the onions and be sure to not burn them.   Do not go do something else in this part of the process.  In a Cuisinart or other food blender, grind up the garlic and ginger and stir in ginger and garlic for less than a minute. Then place the mixture into the large stock pot of vegs and broth/coconut milk.

In same sauce pan that you sautéed the onions, place the juice of two limes, a handful of crushed red pepper (more or less depending on how hot you like things), and a handful of cilantro into a sauce pan and sautee at high for a few minutes.  Pour into large stock pot.

Then with your Cuisinart smart stick, puree, puree until smooth.  It should be a bit ‘thick” and this will help with your hunger and keep you satiated.  The more you water it down, the less full you’ll feel.  Add a few shakes of salt.  Taste.  Depending on taste, add a bit more lime, red pepper flakes, or cilantro as needed and puree.

This soup makes probably 10 servings and has about 2 points per serving.  (Do not quote me on the weight watchers points/servings.  This is only an estimation).  If you are in weight loss mode,  eat before you eat other foods. Suggested pairings:

  • A bowl of black beans (you can throw them right in the soup)
  • Extra firm tofu (sautéed for 5 minutes with a bit of olive oil, fresh sesame seeds and red hot chili pepper flakes.
  • 4 oz of baked salmon or other protein.


Final Note: Unless you use a stick blender this will be a big pain and you won’t be as likely to do it.

Next: Recipe #2, How To Make a Chocolate Decadence Shake

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