Universal Truth - you are a hottie. But … from time to time, between the long hours, the client dinners, family meals, weekends in Napa and a seeming abundance of start-up Cupcake parlors … *le poids brut* gets a little outside your target range …. and by a little outside, we might mean 1*σ*. You cut back on carbs, try to make it to the gym, forgo Frappucinos and yet you can’t quite seem to de-pudge as easily as you used to. Wha’ happen?
Ugh - and now you are jean-shopping and feeling not quite your stylish-self … has the time come to admit defeat and go up a size?
Maybe, but before you do, check out Tera Warner: This is a ‘get your system back on track’ program that isn’t really based on calorie restriction. In fact, you’ll be shocked at the amount of food (especially bananas) you are being asked to eat.
The fundamentals seem to be:
1. limit dietary fats, added salt and sugar
2. inject as much chlorophyll as possible into your liver
3. create massive ‘up and to the right’ growth in the rainbow chard market
Here in the beautiful bubble of Silicon Valley, we are a data-driven bunch. And to be honest, the research support for why these green-intense raw food / juice / smoothie programs work is thin (most of the research talks about ‘new-age claims’, ‘the 70s’ and ‘lack of conclusive evidence’). Books like *The China Study* help support the case for a mostly vegan diet but we are not there yet on the raw and the green.
And yet, Tera has 100,000+ followers. So before you throw in the towel on your skinny jeans, amp up your shrubbery intake and see what happens :-)
- Bananas - 2
- Blueberries - 1 C
- Papaya - 1
- Rainbow Chard - 5 leaves
- Coconut Water - to taste