If you’re a fan of the Paleo plan like me, then chances are you know that bone broth is on the list of ‘approved’ foods.
Until now, it’s been background noise for me as I’ve not paid much attention to it.
I’ve done some research and have decided that I’m going to gather the ingredients to make some. It’ll be a little adventure at the meat counter of my local supermarket.
“Hi. I’m looking for some beef bones. Do you have any?” Zing!
In fact, I’m seriously considering the 21-day plan as prescribed by Dr. Kellyann in her new book.
As I mentioned in this post, I need to lose some weight. This might be a great kick-starter for me!
Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet — Lose Up to 15 Pounds, 4 Inches – and Your Wrinkles – in Just 21 Days!
In a nutshell, here’s how the diet works. You invest three weeks of your life to eat certain foods. And, two days each week, you do a mini-fast and only drink bone broth.
What can’t you eat on your non-fasting days? Well…you’ll need to cut out bread, sugar, and other carbs. Perfect for those of us on the Paleo plan. Also, no dairy and no soy products. Boom! Perfect for those of us on the Paleo diet. You are allowed to eat green beans and sugar snap peas. But most legumes are off-limits during the 21-day diet. Alcohol is also a no-no during your three weeks on the bone broth diet.
So, what CAN you eat? Beef, chicken, Lamb, Turkey, wild boar. Fish. Eggs. Nitrite- and Gluten-Free deli meats, bacon, and sausages. Most fruits and vegetables on are on the plan too. You can drink coffee (black), mineral water, sparkling water, and tea.
You can make the broth on your stovetop or in a slow-cooker. I’m going to use the slow-cooker because it takes a long time to get all the goodness cooked out of the bones.
The book contains nine recipes for gourmet bone broth. And fifteen mini-fasting day snacks.
The book is written in a very upbeat, conversational style. There’s quite a bit of humor in it too. Which is great, since this kind of information could get really bogged down. Yes, the book has all the “science stuff” in it, but it’s totally understandable. (You won’t need a chemistry degree to get through it.)
Dr. Petrucci has included lots of ‘before and after’ pictures and stories of folks who have completed the 21-day challenge. And their results are VERY positive!
The book is full of recipes that include the bone broth you’ll make. There are sample meal plans and a grocery list to get your kitchen stocked up for your 21-day adventure.
The final section of the book is focused on optimizing your results with exercise, stress-reduction and a slim mind-set.
I’m a firm believer that the benefit of most diet plans is created in the kitchen. But, as humans, we were created to MOVE. Exercise should be on our to-do list every day. There’s no need to drive to the gym and pump iron for an hour. Walking is probably the best way to start.
Dr. Kellyann also talks about meditation. Taking some time to sit quietly and b-r-e-a-t-h-e is a great way to reduce stress. We all seem to be on a go-go-go schedule these days. It’s really import to take a timeout and do NOTHING.
DISCLAIMER: I was given a preview (digital) copy of this book in exchange for this review. Rest assured, all opinions are mine.