With all the fabulous results we've seen people have when they shift to Whole Food Plant Based eating, one thing has become very clear, when they go 100% WFPB, the results are 100% better than if they go only 80%.
It may seem odd, but the truth is, if you want to see significant change in your health or weight loss journey, the results are not linear. That is, if you go 80% WFPB and continue to eat a few of your old favourite processed foods or cheesy dishes, you don't get 80% of the results. You get more like 20% of the results.
Ironically, when clients experience this and we point it out, what they say is, "That isn't fair." Well, we didn't make the rules. We're just sharing what we've seen occurs. And we haven't seen an exception. That's why we're telling you this. Not so you'll feel guilty if you have some potato chips or donuts, but so you'll know the program isn't failing if you haven't see the results you were hoping for but you haven't gone 100% yet.
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Sometimes when clients have had good results, they tell us they start to add back in the occasional bowl of ice cream (instead of Nice Cream :-) or cheesy thing. They start to test the limits of how totally WFPB they need to be to maintain the results. And it never fails, they start seeing the gains fall away. Some aches and pains or weight returns, or a different ailment arises.
Dr. Michael Klaper shared this same point in an analogy at the Dallas conference we were in that made sense. He said, if your car is designed to run on gasoline and you put just 10% diesel in the tank, it doesn't lose just 10% of its performance. It hardly functions. It seems our bodies are like that too. To feel the best, go 100%.
The recipe this week is a Quick Tamale Pie. We call it quick because it requires almost no prep time, although it bakes for an hour. It's absolutely delicious. The first time we made it, we went back for seconds.
To your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Quick Tamale Pie (Serves 4-6) *Adapted from Mary McDougall
- 5 cups frozen corn
- ½ cup Masa flour or corn flour (made in a high-speed blender. See below)
- ¼ cup vegetable broth or filtered water
- pinch of Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy
- ground black pepper to taste
- 4 ounce can chopped Green chilies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees,
Add corn, flour, broth and spices to a food processor. Process until fairly smooth. Scrape into a large bowl. Add chilies and mix well.
Scoop into an 8 x 8 baking dish. Cover and bake for 1 hour.
Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with salsa or canned chili or re-fried beans.
Homemade Corn Flour
- 1 cup polenta or corn meal (this makes more than needed for the recipe, but is necessary to blend in the blender)
Add corn to a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.