Okay, this is more of an understanding than a step, but still: you have to come to grips with this being way different than the lifestyle you’re used to.
So much of being successful at Dr. Fuhrman’s 6-week aggressive weight-loss plan is about having the right mindset going in.
The level of change is scary–I’m not going to sugarcoat anything here. When you read those guidelines were you like: “What in the world am I going to eat?!”
I totally sympathize with the nutritarian culture shock—but coming from someone comfortably on the other side, you can do this (and it’s not going to be as bad as you think, I promise)!
All you need right now is an open mind and the dedication to not give up on your health.
No matter which plan you choose, it’s nice to approach this as a 6-week reset. Think of these next 6 weeks as a reprogramming of your habits.
By practicing new health-promoting habits for the next month-and-a-half you are going to convince yourself that you can lose weight, correct your health issues and feel freaking amazing by going plant-based, un-processed, no-oil, and no-added-salt.
It’s that feeling you get towards the end of this plan that will keep you wanting more. After my 6 weeks I realized: This is how I need to live! Free from my food-fixation, binge eating, recreational eating, and the vicious cycle of absolutely hating myself for engaging in all of the above.
I felt what it was like to be free from troubled-eating, and you will too!