Sunday, 19 January 2014

Daniels Diet Day 4

Good Morning,

I think a great scripture for today is Hebrews 10 v 35 -36. ' therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise'.

I am confident the diet principles of Daniel will help you achieve your goals. Why? Because of the many hundreds of people who have contacted me telling me that this diet has helped them in many ways. Because i have felt the changes to my health so much.

Help to Stay on Track:
Planning your meals in advance and sticking to this plan will keep you accountable of the foods you eat and will help you to stick to your program.
Stick to a shopping list to avoid impulse purchases and purchasing foods that are not on the allowable food list.  Always shop on a full stomach. It is easier to make the right choices when you are not hungry.
Remove as much food as practical from your home that is not on the allowable food list. Remember: “If it’s in front of you it will eventually be eaten”.
Ensure you have a good support network. Tell your friends and family that you are on the program, your reasons and motivations for doing it and how important your goals are to you. Try and get an exercise ‘buddy’.  Ask them to be supportive and not offer you junk foods etc. as it only makes it harder for you. There is a support on my Facebook page

If making meals in advance split into correct serving sizes and refrigerate or freeze immediately
Drinking a large glass of water before your meal will make you feel full and help to avoid over eating.
Learn to say “no” to temptation and “stop” when feeling full. Remember eat slowly and at the table and not in front of TV is wise. Try not to have sweets and cookies in the house. Remove the temptation.

My Day 4.

  • Bike ride along the Swan river for 45 - 50  minutes. I might have overdone it as i feel a little drained of energy after. So i will hydrate and eat fruit to compensate.
  • fruit and veggie juice and some nuts an hour after
  • I will eat large salad for lunch - the trick is to vary your salads and dressings so you don't get bored with same ones.
  • More nuts and seeds and piece of fruit during the afternoon
  • Dinner -brown rice - see below recipe

Red Lentil Salad
1 tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic crushed
2 tsp cumin 1 cup red lentils
1½ cups vegetable stock Juice of 1 lemon
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 4 shallot chopped
1 bunch coriander, chopped Pinch of  sea salt and cayenne pepper
¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted

Preparation Method
Heat the oil in a pan; cook the garlic and cumin for 1 minute. Add the lentils and stir to coat in cumin mixture. Stir in vegetable stock and bring to boil. Simmer the lentils, uncovered, stirring often for 10 -15 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed. Allow to cool, then adding remaining ingredients, garnishing with the almonds and serve with mixed lettuce and salads.

Try this for Dinner!

Brown rice pilaf with asparagus
3 cups of cooked brown rice
2 ½ cup of cubed Portobello mushrooms 2 cloves of garlic minced
1 red onion fine chopped
½ cup of red lentils
½ cup of verjuice
1 ½ cups of veggie stock
2 teaspoons lemon rind fine grated
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
1 to two bunches of asparagus cut into 3 cm. pieces
1 tablespoon of lemon thyme leaves
2 tablespoons of toasted Almond slivers
2 spoons of olive oil

Preparation Method
Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until nearly soft
Add the mushrooms and stir until tender
Add the red lentils and stir for a minute
Add the stock, verjuice, rind, juice and cook covered for maybe 15 to 2o min.
Add the asparagus cook for five minutes
Add the thyme and cooked rice
You may need a little more liquid
Adjust seasoning you may need a little salt
Serve with the almond sprinkled over the Top and a little more thyme

be Blessed for today


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