The word "diet" is NOT very fab, if you ask us! To us, that denotes a temporary change in habit, rather than a longterm change.
What most people want is a lifestyle change, not to just lose a few pounds before the end of the month!
Victoria Beckham is one of those people who understands that it's about lifestyle, not about fad — and that's why she loves the new Honestly Healthy cookbook. She even tweeted a picture of it and a little love last month!
The creator is Natasha Corrett — who happens to be the stepsister of Sienna Miller. The idea behind it is to lose weight through alkaline eating while allowing usual diet no-nos such as wine and pizza!
The company itself also provides a home-cooked alkaline meal service that is used by Robbie Williams and Natalie Imbruglia!
Here's what Natasha has to say about it:
“The thing we really want to stress as much as possible is that this is not a diet – it’s a healthy way of eating. The whole reason for creating it was to get out of faddy diets. The alkaline eating plan is about getting your body into the optimum state it can be in – and alkaline is healthier than acidic. When your body is alkaline you have clear skin, greater concentration, shiny hair – all the things you want, with the bonus of weight loss.”
The most important thing is taking out refined sugars and replacing them with alternatives such as honey, agave and coconut palm sugar.
You also want to get to a level where 70 percent of food consumed is raw and uncooked, replacing acidic cow’s milk with alkaline alternatives like sheep or goat’s. Also, you have to make sure you're not eating too many proteins — and you need to drink hot water with lemon every morning to bring alkaline levels up.
In the cookbook that Victoria loves, there are better versions of things like pizza and brownies as well as super healthy veggie filled risottos and lentil salads! YUM!
If you're in the market for a new and healthier life, this could be it!!
[Image via WENN.]