5 Essential Recipes to Lose Weight & Defeat Diabetes Type 2
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5 Essential Recipes to Lose Weight & Defeat Diabetes Type 2

The Super-easy non-cook’s way of gaining health, energy and vitality for life
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Created by Davina Lloyd
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • When you've mastered these 5 essential recipes you'll have all the tools you'll need to change your eating habits, transform your health. and lose weight.
  • How did you do it! Revealed - details of radical weight loss and radical change
  • Diabetes Type 2 as a motivator for significant weight loss
  • Learn about labels: sugar, salt & fat - in disguise
  • The addiction of eating - a secret "stash" of sweets and treats
  • Everyday Different Salad - Don't get hungry; don't get bored
  • Six great tips about juicing & what to do with the pulp
  • What about protein in a plant-based diet?
  • The fifth & final recipe that isn't in your fridge - Essential Stillness
  • How an Essential Smoothie can help you lose weight
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  • Starting-line beginner level introduction to making plant-based recipes for weight loss and wellbeing

Start a radical reset of the way you eat, master the vital food recipes that will help body fat to melt away.

Discover the effective plant-based diet that doesn’t let you get HUNGRY or get BORED…

  • Exposed: the hidden stuff you might be eating now – that will change your thinking
  • Revealed: the powerful enzymes in fresh juices – that will increase your energy
  • Discovered: the surprising ‘salad’  –  that is different every day
  • Divulged: A succulent savoury ‘sauce’ – that fills without fattening
  • Unveiled: Super-smoothie – that’s as delicious as it’s nutritious
  • Disclosed: recipe for wellbeing – that heals and gives inner health.

Learn how Five Vital Methods will reward you with Vital Health, and the weight loss you want

The proof of the pudding, so to speak, is that I lost 50lbs by learning how this natural, plant-based diet  -  served up the way Nature Intended – mostly raw. And the reason I turned to this kind of food was that I began to really pay attention to what I was eating. In my effort to lose weight and reverse my diabetes type 2, I started to investigate the contents of my meals and assess their value. That’s why Lecture 2 explores food labels in depth.

 And when I discovered what was in food that had been picked, packed and processed, I didn’t want to eat it any more. Instead I learned to go back to basics, to feed myself with fresh ingredients that were as near to natural as possible, still containing their live properties of vitality and healing.

The result was that the weight began to fall off me, I gained energy, zest for life… and the blood sugar levels dropped down to the point which is described as in the normal range, ‘not diabetic’.

Content and overview

This course is the culmination – foodwise – of what I learned in order to lose weight. Losing the weight automatically made the blood sugar numbers come down. Fresh food, prepared by simple methods had a beneficial effect on other conditions (my asthma and arthritis are virtually eliminated). I believe – and most doctors and health practitioners would agree - that many chronic health conditions from heart disease and high blood pressure to back pain and osteoarthritis are aggravated by overweight. And the risk of stroke, heart disease and some types of cancer is considerably reduced by losing excess weight.

Now, I never was a great cook, so it might seem a bit of a cheek to be creating an online course about food – except when you realise how little I do to the food, and how much it has done for me.

So, with some humility and a great respect for the food itself, I offer you the four simple methods that have radically changed my life. And the fifth recipe – which comes from my long practice of meditation – and my certainty that the answer to each one of our challenges lies within ourselves… if we just sit still for long enough and wait for the inner solution to emerge.

My success has not been an overnight affair. And frankly, I don’t believe those claims for miracle instant weight loss. My personal experience is 'Quick off… quick back on again!'

What  5 Essential Recipes offers is a gradual permanent reprogramming of your relationship with food – through incorporating this way of eating into your lifestyle. And it results in long-term weight loss and life-long benefits in health and wellbeing.

Who is the target audience?
  • All those whose current weight is threatening their health and their way forward
  • Anyone who knows that the answer to weight loss is what they eat, and just want to know HOW
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
5 Simple yet radical recipes to switch your lifestyle to vitality & weight loss
8 Lectures 01:18:14

Lecture 1 - Introduction

The introduction lecture of this course gives an overview of the material, listing the reasons it was developed and what it consists of.  By the end of the lecture you'll learn about methods of preparing plant-based foods that will satisfy you and arouse your curiosity, and your creativity… and inspire you to lose weight. The lecture covers

  • Reasons people have for losing weight
  • Diabetes Type 2 as a motivator for significant weight loss
  • Introducing the 5 Essential Elements of this weight loss plan
  • How do you do it! The radical change
  • The facts, figures and feelings of my own weight loss
  • BMI alert and the family album that tells the tale
  • How old are you? Old habits throughout your life
  • List of 7 lectures and their contents
  • Small issues that will make big differences.
  • The diet with benefits – do it for yourself.

Preview 09:15

Lecture 2 Essential Labels

This lecture looks at the source of what we eat, and challenges you to know ‘Who made what you eat?’ It looks at the mysterious code of food labels and shows that new knowledge can compel you to make new decisions and embrace a new diet. 

By the end of this lecture you will know what there is to be revealed from labels. What you learn may motivate you to make radical changes.

  • Who made what you eat?
  • Reasons and excuses for an unhealthy diet
  • Fast food & ready-made meals
  • Learning to read labels
  • Sugar, salt and fat – in disguise
  • Learning the code of labels and making informed decisions
  • Switch to raw – Nature doesn’t label natural food
  • New style eating – new energy: advantages of plant-based food
  • The addiction of eating – a secret ‘stash’ of treats.
Preview 11:30

Lecture 3 Essential Juicing

This Lecture examines some of the misunderstandings and resistance to juicing, and lists the many benefits. By the end of this session you will know not only how to create a Magic Green Juice, but you’ll also know exactly its nutritional content and benefits of each ingredient, plus tips of master juicing and what to do with the ‘waste’ pulp.

  • Definition of juicing – essential enzymes
  • Why juice? How juicing contributes to weight loss
  • List of benefits including: nutritional content, and reduces food craving
  • Quick way to take in quantity and variety of nutrients
  • Ingredients of ‘Magic Green Juice’ – in a practical demonstration
  • Specific benefits of specific ingredients (from aphrodisiac to weight loss)
  • Six great tips of recycling juicing pulps
  • How to get the best out of juicing.
Essential Juicing

Lecture 4 Essential Salad

Making a salad – sounds like Nothing New to learn. This lecture shows the way to make a daily salad different every day. NO hunger and NO boredom. By the end of this lecture you’ll know how to achieve the apparently impossible task of eating not just 5 a day, but 10 a day.
  • First lesson in salads – Variety: Don’t get hungry. Don’t get Bored.
  • Introduce salad alternatives and combinations to make it ‘essential’ to your day.
  • Ingredients of “everyday different” salad
  • Practical high-speed demo of salad making
  • How to turn 5-a-day into 10-a-day fruit and veg
  • 10 steps to make a Rainbow Salad
  • Some extra kit to shred your veg for surprising texture and taste
Essential Salads

Lecture 5 Essential Sauce

This lecture gives the low-down on a genuinely essential element of this plant-based food plan. By the end of this lecture you’ll understand how much protein you really need, what the benefits of this sauce are – and how to assemble one for yourself.

  • Definition of the Essential Sauce – when is a sauce not a sauce
  • What it is NOT and what it is.
  • What about protein in a plant-based diet?
  • Health benefits of the ‘Essential Salad’
  • Full ingredients for the Essential Sauces
  • Variety through unlikely pairings of flavour
  • Practical demonstrations of the ‘assembly’ of the sauce
  • Turning a salad into a full meal - part of the weight-loss plan.   
Essential Sauces

Lecture 6 Essential Smoothie

This lecture sets out exactly how you can incorporate smoothies into your daily diet – and use them as a meal replacement to lose weight. By the end of this lecture you’ll be convinced of the benefits of smoothie and gained the confidence to start creating your own unique blends.

  • What ls so essential about a smoothie?
  • The importance of breakfast - Breakfast around the world
  • A good breakfast means you don’t have an excuse
  • The perfect breakfast
  • Five-a-day = a Fruit Smoothie; now make it 10!
  • Ingredients of The Essential Super-Smoothie
  • Smoothies and losing weight
  • Surprising Smoothies – unusual and exotic recipes
  • Essential Smoothie Tips, Hints and Shortcuts.
Essential Smoothies

Lecture 7 Essential Stillness

The recipe of this lecture is quite different from the others. It takes its ingredients not from the outside (from your fridge or larder), but from within your inner self. It provides an opportunity for reflection on what has contributed to our unhappy ways with food and the resulting weight.

By the end of this audio commentary you will have had a chance to examine your own relationship with food, together with creating a space to receive insight and inspiration for the change you want to make.

  • The Fifth and Final recipe – for the inner self
  • Getting out of balance means getting overweight
  • What’s stopping us returning to fat, unfitness
  • Essential Stillness – the Fresh Idea
  • Instead of Action – Essential Stillness
  • How to reverse the journey to make ourselves well
  • Connect with your wiser self to restore the balance
  • Audio Commentary that takes you into an experience of The Quiet Place (relaxing videos and soothing voiceover that enables new thoughts to settle and determination to find root and grow.
Essential Stillness

Essential Disclaimer
About the Instructor
Davina Lloyd
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Motivator, meditator, and self-cured diabetic

I am a trainer, facilitator, Courage Coach, and I deliver courses within the Health Service on long-term conditions, health and wellbeing, as an accredited Tutor and Assessor. For many years I’ve been helping people to understand the blocks and barriers that stand in the way of change, and encouraging them to realise their full personal potential. Since conquering my own diabetes and training to become a Diabetes Champion, I have a passion to share what I’ve learned. I have been a chief executive, a magazine editor and broadcaster on health and family issues, but I believe that this course, on how I defeated Diabetes, is the most important learning I’ve ever done and most useful I’ve wanted to share.