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…
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.
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
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.
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.
Lecture 4 Essential Salad
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.
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.
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.
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.