3 things to think when you eat

Woman Eating

Ladies and gentlemen,

I have recently discovered something amazing I want to share with you. Since I am practicing it, I am much less tempted over crap food with no effort.

You now know WHAT to eat but do you know HOW?

Our scientific society is now expert in knowing what we should eat, how many calories everything contains, what makes you fat, what gives you energy, what gives you high cholesterol level etc. These scientific findings are great…

BUT do we only know HOW we should eat? Most of us eat in noisy environment, talking, watching TV, for some people reading a book or else. We are not paying attention to what we are eating and this is contributing to our starvings and cravings…

If we change our attitude towards nutrition, we don’t need to do a diet. This is what Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, a great spiritual man, is teaching and, beyond the curiosity that this man is emanating, I firmly believe in it, because it sounds SO logical…

The 3 main things to do are:

  1. Be grateful to the Universe, God or the creator as you wish, to let us eat ! Thinking about many people starving in the world. We are so lucky!
  2. Concentrate on your food, sensation and feelings. What it is that you are introducing in your body? Think where it comes from, how long did this vegetable took to grow? Where did it grow? How this meat came into your plate, how long did the nature took to create this food for you.
  3. Think about all the good things this food will do to your body. All the vitamins, the benefits that they will provide you (even if you have no clue of what it is).

This is quite simple, but in practice, VERY hard to do. For that, you must be in a very calm atmosphere, do not talk, or if you talk, make a break in your eating.

This is a very short summary of his concept but if you are interested, you can read his book: The Yoga of Nutrition

That teaching is also very much linked with a book I’m reading now: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

This book has been written by a lovely German student, Giulia Enders, who explains in a very fun way (breaking the taboos) how our inside body works (poo and all..), and how our intestines are linked to our behaviour/mood, it is our second brain. But she also confirms that having any kind of stress while eating is sooooo bad for you.

Let me know if you have any comment on that!!

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How would you look like if you were slim?

SlimShoot

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Hi everyone,

I’m pleased to announce that I’m launching a fun and efficient tool to help us get some profound motivation to get the body of our dreams!

It is called SlimShoot!

I’m also delighted to offer a special -50% PROMO to any MyChronoDiet Visitors (specify it in the contact form)

A SlimShoot is a photo of your face with your dream body.

How does it work?

  • You send me your best portrait picture and your body shape
  • I find the perfect model/celebrity picture that has your body shape, hair and skin colors, chest size, as well as the right head position from your portrait picture.
  • I replace meticulously the model’s face with your face with Photoshop
  • And I send it to you by email so you can stick it on your vision board or fridge, or wherever you want to keep in mind your slimming goal!

Why does it work?

This had a terrific effect on your subconscious as this is completing a very ancient psychological technic of “visualisation”. If you can visualise yourself with the body you want during 21 days, your subconscious will end “believing” this is you and your body and will do everything so that it is TRUE. That works with anything you want!

Here is my Slimshoot:

I found a photo of me that I quite liked. Then I searched the Internet for hours for a model that would have the same shape as me (I have quite a big chest and very large hips). Then I found a great artistic picture of Marlene Favela, a Mexican actress and I replaced her face with mine just to see how I would be if I were as slim as I want to be.

Cecile's Original Photo

1. Cecile’s Original Photo

Marlene Favela's photo

2. Marlene Favela’s photo

 

My SlimShoot's picture

3. My SlimShoot!

The result was so encouraging to me that I stuck it on my Vision board, my fridge and my phone home screen! Since I did that, I’m more motivated than ever to reach the slimness I want!

I priced it £99 because I spend quite a few hours doing that meticulous job, but as I said, I offer -50% to any MyChronoDiet visitors 🙂 (specify it in the contact form)

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Have a lovely slimming process!

Cécile

 

 

What do French ladies eat during the winter?

This post is dedicated to one of our reader Athena from Panama City, Florida in the US, who kindly requested to know the answer to this question… So here you go Athena!

Impossible to answer this question accurately because there are probably at least as many ways to eat as there are French ladies!!

However, here are some trends…

The least we can say is that our behaviour in this matter is very paradoxical. Our pace of life and the dictates of fashion, influence us to prefer fast food or a diet low in animal proteins. Luckily, our culture of taste takes over and prompts us to look for the flavour in everything we eat and drink. Therefore, all opportunities are good to concoct delicious dishes with fresh basic products, spices, meat or fish and to vary the pleasures.

In winter specifically, we favour soups, stews … We also like fondue, raclette, gratins. We appreciate (also) a lot of grilled meat (pork, beef, lamb…) and fish.

Over the christmas celebrations, we prefer wildfowl, fine and delicate dishes such as shellfish, fish, white meat (like rabbit, quail…), old vegetables (Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, squash…), chestnuts….

Finally, we are great amateur of pastries, sweets, cheese and wine, especially when it is very cold!!!

To conclude, whether you are in the rush, “fashionista” or others, our culinary credo might be:

“A life at 100 miles an hour but full of flavours!”

French Boeuf Bourguignon

This is a nice Boeuf Bourguignon I ate last week. Perfect for the cold winter…

Original French Text:

Que mangent les françaises en hiver ?

Impossible de répondre précisément à cette question car il y a surement au moins autant de façons de se nourrir qu’il y a de françaises !!

Quelques tendances toutefois…

Le moins que l’on puisse dire, c’est que notre comportement en la matière est très paradoxal. Notre rythme de vie et les diktats de la mode, nous « poussent » à privilégier la restauration rapide ou une alimentation faible en protéines animales.

Toutefois, notre culture du goût reprend heureusement le dessus et nous incite à rechercher de la saveur dans tout ce que nous mangeons ou ( nous ) buvons.
Dès lors, toutes les occasions sont bonnes pour mitonner des bons petits plats à base de produits frais, d’épices, de viande ou de poisson et à varier les plaisirs.

En hiver précisément, nous privilégions les plats mijotés : potages, ragoûts… Nous aimons également les fondues, la raclette, les gratins. Nous apprécions (également)beaucoup la viande grillée (porc, bœuf, agneau…) et le poisson.

Pendant les fêtes, nous privilégions le gibier, les mets fins et délicats comme les crustacés, les poissons, la viande blanche ( du type lapin, caille…), les légumes anciens ( topinambour, panais, courges….), les marrons…. Nous sommes enfin de grandes amatrices de pâtisseries, de confiseries, de fromage et de vin, particulièrement quand il fait très froid !!!

En conclusion, que l’on soit pressée, « fashionista » ou autre , notre credo culinaire pourrait être :

« Une vie à 100 à l’heure mais pleine de saveurs ! »

Starter Diet – Week 2 menu

BREAKFAST


  • Cheese
    ____grams of cheese type Cheddar, Gouda… (check your quantities). You can choose one cheese per day or eat the same all week.
    Don’t like Cheese? Replace it by the same quantity of charcuterie (ham, chorizo etc…) + 1 egg (cooked as you wish)
  • Bread
    ____ grams of white bread like baguette!!! (check your quantities). Make sure this bread does not contain any sugar. The industrial square bread is full of sugar for example.
  • Olive Oil
    1 table spoon of olive oil or 10 grams of butter (same quantity for everyone)
    [Never eat margarine please, it is very chemical and does nothing for your health, enjoy the real butter!]
  • Drink
    Tea, Coffee, Sparking or Still Water WITHOUT ANY SUGAR
  • Daily Multivitamin
    Take a daily multivitamin to help you get on with the day.

LUNCH


  • Meat
    This week we are going to have red meat only (beef, lamb..)
    ____ grams of meat (check your quantities)
    Don’t like meat? Replace it by the same quantity of your breakfast cheese + fish in the quantity of meat indicted above.
  • Pasta
    ____ table spoons of pasta  (check your quantities).
    Don’t like Starch? Replace it by the same quantity of vegetables and add 10 grams of meat.
  • Drink
    3 big glasses of water + 1 Tea or Coffee WITHOUT ANY SUGAR

 

SNACK


The snack quantities are valid for everyone.

  • Vegetable fats
    2 table spoons (or 12.5 cl) of any nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts…)
  • Fruits and sugar derivatives
    This week will be the cooked fruits week!
    2 table spoons of any cooked fruit. My favourite is cooked apple or pear.
    Any fruit is allowed except banana!

 DINER


  • Fish
    This week we will eat fishes like cod, whiting, ray, flounder…
    ___ grams of fish (check your quantities).
    Don’t like fish? Replace it by white meat but remove 60 grams from the fish quantity above.
  • Vegetables
    This week will be leek asparagus and champignons type…
    ___table spoons of vegetables (check your quantities).
  • Drink
    3 big glasses of water + 1 Tea or Coffee WITHOUT ANY SUGAR

 

Where can I find the tryptophan proteins?

Reader’s question:

“I have a couple of questions: I seem to only be able to find tryptophan on tablet form and what do you mean by a table spoon?
Thanks for getting back to me and thank you for a very clear blog!”

My answer:

“You can find the Tryptozen proteins on Amazon. 
They sell it as bars. If you found it as tablets, just make sure that it’s the right amount 25 grams per tablet but having something to drink is better mentally 😉
Table spoon designates the big spoon you use to eat soup for example, not the small one (tea or coffee spoon).
I wish you the best for the starter diet!”

Good news! You need to weight the food cooked (not raw)

I have just listened to some Doctor Delabos videos, and I have just learned that we need to weight the meat or fish COOKED, not raw like I use to do! He says that it’s because when you cook it, the weight reduces (which makes sense…)

That means: MORE FOOD 🙂

Why breakfast is a MUST?

Doctor Delabos has some very good videos and I really like this one, where he’s explaining why the breakfast is a very important meal and I have translated his precious advice for you guys below:

 

During the first time visit, when I speak to you about the breakfast, you tell me:”OH BUT DOCTOR, I NEVER EAT BREAKFAST!!!”

And I reply: “No way, this breakfast is A MUST, this is the MOST IMPORTANT of all meals!”

And it is very amusing to see when a man is supporting his wife in her diet but is only having his breakfast, he realises that he is losing weight almost as quickly as her, ONLY by having added the sacred cheese with the bread and butter (or olive oil) in the morning…

So I’m telling you that this breakfast is an absolute MUST and is the guarantee of the success and not to take this breakfast, unfortunately will lead to a failure even if the beginning it’s ok because you have some weight to lose, but in the days, weeks, or months, it WILL be a complete disaster if you do not eat a morning breakfast.

 

So just remind one thing, the breakfast in the morning IS ESSENTIAL, INEVITABLE, and you see that you will feel a huge change in your well-being, no more sensation of abnormal fatigue, you will see the difference…

Don’t like Cheese, Chocolate, Fish or Meat? There is a solution…

Evil Cheese

Check out the weekly menu for the starter diet and you will see that you can handle it by replacing:

  • Cheese by charcuterie and 1 egg
  • Meat by cheese and fish
  • Fish by white meat
  • Chocolate (who doesn’t like chocolate????) by nuts, olives or avocado

 

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What kind of chocolate can I eat in my snack?

A very good question from a reader:

“Hi,
I would like to start this diet as well. I have a question re the snack time: is it right that you can have it only after 5 pm? and how much can you have chocolate or what else for snack time? I mean, I would not be able to snack the olives…
I love sweets: milka, suchard, honey, etc.
Could you please give me your opinion on it.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely,”

 

My answer:

“Hello,

1. You should have your snack time about 4 to 5 hours after your lunch, so it has nothing to do with the time.
2. For snack, you can eat about 30gr of DARK chocolate (54% min of cacao), sorry but you need to forget about Milka or Suchard. These are full of fats that will be stored immediately where you don’t want! However, I don’t know where you live but there are some really nice and sweet dark chocolates mixed with nuts which are delicious (Brand: Cote d’or). You should keep your Suchard and others for your joker meals!
3. What else for snack: all kind of nuts (30gr) and also something sweet like fruits, cooked fruit (example: apple in the oven is really nice or dried mangos..)”

There are 10 times more calcium in cheese than in milk

Reader’s question:

“re the dairy: what about calcium? as I see in this diet there is no at all place for calcium (except cheese in the morning).
Regards.”

Answer:

“There is 10 times more calcium in cheese than in milk, so you don’t have to worry!
I hope this helps and good luck!”