We are so excited for this new feature on bestselling author and creator of The Plan, Lyn-Genet Recitas. Not only is Jessica now studying under Lyn-Genet to become a health coach, Alisa has just finished the book and is preparing to start doing The Plan. In case you missed Jessica blog yesterday, she explained how The Plan has had a huge positive impact on her life and Jessica is now in the process of becoming a Plan health coach
One of Jessica’s favorite thing about the plan is she feels it gives her the tools to keep on track with her health and weight goals, especially when it comes to the mental, shall we say “drama” that we put ourselves through over deiting and weightloss. Some of us can feel tremendous stress about knowing we have a busy and demanding week coming up, or it’s the holidays, or the million other reasons that makes of feel out of control at times of our weight and health. Now, Jessica explains,when she is up a pound,two, or three, or has a stressful week coming up, no big deal, she has the tools from The Plan that she knows works to get through it or get those pounds right off. This is the reason we wanted to share this before the holidays, to help anyone who, like us, has that stress that “oh the holidays are coming and with it that extra weight”. We hope sharing about Lyn-Genet will help you have a “plan” and the tools to get through the holidays as stress-free as possible and start the new year.
WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?
WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FASHION RIGHT NOW?
The Plan is a method of finding the healthy foods that can cause inflammation, make you overweight and hasten the aging process. Wait- healthy foods make you fat? I know it’s counterintuitive, but it’s true. Healthy, low calorie foods like green beans, Greek yogurt, salmon, turkey or oatmeal can cause one to two-pound weight gain which is crazy but true!
A food that doesn’t work for YOU can trigger an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response triggers a domino effect that ultimately affects your immune system. That “healthy” spinach and egg white omelette may be prematurely aging you, expanding your waistline and cause health issues.
What you need to know is that you are chemically unique and hat aging is a state of inflammation. Systems start to slow down as we get older. Your body just can’t repair as quickly as it did in your teens and twenties. The foods you used to be able to break down easily when you were in oyur teens and twenties are just harder to break down in your thirties, forties and fifties and beyond.
When you find the foods that work for you? The weight flies off, all while eating over 2,000 calories a day. And as you know, Jessica Diaz, wine cheese and chocolate are part of the diet!
Lyn-Genet was so nice to share a few recipes with us from her cookbook that make great editions to any menu this Holiday week:
The Plan’s “So Rich You Could Die Chocolate Pie”
12 oz Valrohona chocolate, finely chopped; or 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1 Cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup Silk Coconut milk or Rice dream
1 tsp Vanilla
Almond Flour Pie Crust
This delicious pie crust is the perfect match for our Plan-friendly Pumpkin Pie recipe and Raw Chia Pecan Pie.
1.5 Cups Blanched Almond Flour
1/4 Cup softened butter
2 tsp Honey
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cardamon
Place all crust ingredients into the food processor and blend, Combine dough into a ball and roll out between 2 wax paper sheets. The dough will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator.
Before cooking, place crust into 8-inch spring-form pan and cover the bottom of the pan.
Combine chocolate, whipping cream, coconut milk or rice dream in a medium bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir to blend and then microwave for another 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Stir in Vanilla.
Pour chocolate filling into pie shell and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, until firm to the touch. If you like serve with fresh whipped cream or The PLan’s Coconut Whipped Cream.
Whipped Coconut Cream
1 (14-oz) can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk ( chilled in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight).
optional: 1 to 2 tbsp agave nectar
optional: 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
Open the chilled can of coconut milk without shaking it. Separate the cream on top from the liquid and transfer to a large bowl; discard the liquid. Add the Agave and vanilla to the cream, if desired. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip the coconut until forms creamy peaks, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately
Makes 4-6 servings
Lamb Shepherds Pie