Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Plan (Diet) by Lyn-Genet Recitas

Lyn-Genet Recitas author of The Plan says that greek yogurt, asparagus and many other "healthy foods" may be causing me to gain weight. My first thought, what? Second thought, that's why I'm not losing the weight even though I'm doing everything I've been told.

Before I bought the book I did my homework.

This First magazine article explains the plan in great detail. It's a good start.

Lyn Genet's website also has a ton of information. If you sign up for her newsletter you will see links to old newsletters and receive new ones with lot of good nuggets.

There are also some groups and forums out there that you can see what others are saying about "The Plan". These are the two I've learned a lot from.

The Plan Forum

Sparkpeople "The Plan" Group

So when I was done doing my research guess who ran out and got the book?  OK, I didn't run out, I ran to my phone and bought it on Kindle. I probably could have attempted this without the book but I really don't like going into things not fully educated. I don't want to waste my time with something that I may mess up on because I didn't arm myself with the correct information and the right tools.  

I did however do the yeast test before I got the book. I figured if I need to take the probiotics for a week before I could start "The Plan", then I wanted to get it started. 

On Sunday I spent the day drinking beer (it was Superbowl Sunday after all) and Sunday night eating chocolate. The next day I did have some white coating on my tongue. Not a lot but enough to not want to take any chances. Can I tell you it was not easy finding probiotics with 30 - 50 billion live cultures. I found several with 1 billion and even a few with 10 billion. I finally found one with 30 so I got it. Found it at Rite Aid for $24.99.

I started taking these yesterday so I will be starting "The Plan" on Monday. This is perfect. I'll have enough time to read the book. This week I'll create my shopping list. I'll post it when I'm done. On Sunday morning I'll do my shopping and the first three days prep work. And then on Wednesday I'll do the shopping and prep work for the next five days and then so on. Here's a guideline for day 1 - 20.

From reading the boards and forums it sounds like The first three days are very time consuming if you don't prep. I want to make this as easy as possible. I don't want to have any excuses for not following through.


  1. How are you doing on the plan? My family and I started on Monday. We are on Day 4 now. Trying to find out when we can try a new dressing on our salads. Thoughts?

    1. I'm doing great on The Plan, but I'm not fully following it by the book. I'm journaling it here: SkinnyChitChat.com

      Beginning on day four you can use any of the dressing in part four of the book. Thanks for asking and best of luck to you and your family.