One of the most common struggles when you go on a diet is yo-yo dieting. You can lose weight, but it never lasts. It comes back, no matter how many times you try. It makes you feel depressed and burnt out with the process.
The reason behind this is because a diet’s lifestyle can be too demanding, complicated, expensive, and time consuming. With your busy life, you can barely remember what day it is half the time, let alone remember whether it’s your diet day, your cheat day, or what foods to have ready!
- You hate obsessively counting calories
- You hate having to remember a list of what you can and cannot eat
- You don’t feel it’s fair if you can’t eat the foods you want to eat
- You don’t have the time or money to buy ‘special’ diet foods or pre-made meals
- The rigid diet rules can be too restrictive if you have a sensitive stomach
Above all, you hate being that annoying person who is always on a diet. You feel deprived of a decent lunch with friends. You feel deprived because you spend a large chunk of your time buying, washing, slicing, and bagging foods to put in your cooler.
With all these frustrating restrictions and expenses that burn your hard-earned cash, you still don’t lose the weight – or the weight comes back! Isn’t there a less frustrating, less expensive way to eat simple and lose the weight once and for all?
A non-restrictive, non-expensive way of eating
If you have been struggling with eating habits that’s made it hard for you to lose weight, then the Cruise Control Diet meal plan may be your answer. It’s a non-restrictive, non-expensive way of eating that gives you a lot of freedom and control to eat what you want.
This diet is discovered by James Ward, who was struggling with yo-yo dieting also. However, after eating this diet, he was able to lose 36 lbs in 2 months. The best part is that the weight never came back, and he is living a much healthier life than before.
This diet focuses on building healthy eating habits. As you may know, a large part of losing your weight is determined by what you eat. Even if you don’t go to the gym to workout, you can still burn off a lot of fat just by eating the right foods at the right time. This is why James has dedicated over 70 pages of delicious, mouth-watering recipes in his cookbook.
The recipes that he covers in the book include recipes for salads, vegetable side dishes, soups, meat, fish and seafood, and plenty of breakfast ideas. There are more than a dozen recipes for salads, more than a dozen recipes to create vegetable side dishes, and more than one and a half dozen recipes to cook meats.
The recipes are written with clear and concise instructions so you know exactly what to do in the kitchen. Many of these menus are quick to cook or prepare, but there are a few big meals that take more than half an hour to cook.
The best part of the cookbook is that it’s made for beginners in the kitchen. James believes that the easier it is for you to eat healthy, the easier it becomes to lose weight. When it’s easy for you to eat healthy by cooking the recipes in this cookbook, then you are more likely to stay on your diet and lose the weight. On top of that, the recipes do not sacrifice taste for health, which means the menus are both healthy and tasty.
An example breakfast recipe
Personally, I love the breakfast recipes. Eating a healthy first meal of the day is important if you want to have a productive day. If you eat a healthy meal, then it will give you a boost of energy which will last and keep you going throughout the day. If you eat a bad meal for breakfast, then your body will feel slow and sluggish, and you won’ get any work done that day.
An example of one of these quick and easy breakfast recipes is preparing nuts and apples. James writes that this is a very fulfilling “breakfast to go”. You need:
- 2/3 cup of raw, unsalted almonds (or you can use walnuts or hazelnuts)
- 1 apple
You simply eat the apple and chew the almonds in between. This is one of the simplest recipes in the cookbook. I’ve tried it personally, and it is fulfilling and does give a clean boost of energy for the entire day. Try eating this yourself tomorrow morning and see how you feel!
This example recipe is just one of dozens of recipes you can find the cookbook. I shouldn’t write more examples, since it’s better for you to read it straight from the book. If you want to have a closer look at these recipes, then read my review of James’ Cruise Control Diet here.