nothing but good stuff. really.
So here we are — the last day, and clearly the most fun: the plan for today is simple, just pick your favorite meals from any of the past fifteen days.
Or as Ani says, “Celebrate! … Pat yourself on the back. Feel proud that you’ve allowed time for yourself and your health to be a priority. To celebrate, you get to choose all of your favorite recipes to enjoy today. Beyond being a reward for all your dedication and hard work, this is designed to empower you to start thinking of ways you may like to incorporate the recipes you’ve learned here into the future and throughout the coming days, months, and years… Take time to notice how you feel right now. Read over your journal entries from the past two weeks and review your progress. Note all your challenges, along with all your positive changes.”
BREAKFAST: Choose any shake
SNACK: Choose any shake or snack
LUNCH; Choose any salad
SNACK: Choose any soup or shake
DINNER: Choose any soup or dinner meal
SNACK: Choose any favorite snack
Isn’t that a fabulous day? We’re going back to rate our recipes and figure out what to enjoy on this day.
If you have the book, you know that alongside the informational treasure trove the book is, following every day are questions to ponder in your journal. Keeping a journal turned out to be more useful than it would seem at first glance. Use your own journal or, like us, use the paperback to make notes.
We plan to take a few days off (still eating only plant-based foods), probably more like a week, and then get back on another two-week course. When we send Ani our stats and pictures, we’ll post a few here.
So — how are you doing? Or three better notions to ponder are Ani’s journal questions:
What will you eat tomorrow?
How will you continue to take care of yourself?
Is there anything you’d do differently next time?
This was some ride. As we’re wrapping this up, we’re watching Forks Over Knives. Beyond a doubt, a whole foods, plant-based diet is the recipe for good health and a long, healthy life. And Ani Phyo is one of the great guides. Thank you, Ani, for this undertaking. Thank you, thank you, thank you.