While I have been trying to eat a bit healthier lately, I’m not usually one to try out diets because, in all honesty, if you’ve met me you’ll know that losing weight is not my issue – it’s keeping it on. So when my friend Katie (Lives in Heels) started reading Harley Pasternak’s book Body Reset Diet and became obsessed with it, she had my curiosity piqued.
Shortly after 1pm at the Maple Leaf Gardens Loblaws in downtown Toronto, trainer to the stars, Harley spoke about what the 15-day Body Reset Diet entails. 5 days of smoothies (a white, a red and a green – each day) as well as 10,000 steps. It doesn’t have to be intense exercise – just walk. One of the great points he made was that we’re a society that is under-active, but over-exercises. Meaning from the moment we’re asleep and get up, sit in the car, sit at our desk, sit on the ride home to go back to bed – we’re a fairly inactive people. People who say that they don’t have the time to make a healthy smoothie or eat properly yet find the time to binge-exercise by making time to go to the gym.
A quick demonstration of how to put together one of the green smoothies, the one that we got the recipe for on our chairs, was then passed around for us to sample and it was actually quite delicious. A bit thick, but I felt healthier already! During the question & answer period, I had the chance to ask him about doing the diet myself. Not for the purpose of losing weight, but just to eat a bit healthier. His response was so succinct: if you don’t have the weight to lose, you’re not going to lose the weight. Hm. Well, when you put it that way……
Afterwards, he signed the books that people brought with them and where Katie & I had a chance to briefly chat a bit more. She let slip that I don’t eat breakfast, and they agreed how I wouldn’t be “replacing” any meal with a smoothie when I didn’t have anything to eat in the morning anyway! Okay, another fair point. 😉
We chatted for a bit with Sabrina & Andrea from Penguin since Sabrina’s about to embark on the Body Reset Diet and Katie’s about halfway through. Overall a great inspiring chat to something I wasn’t familiar with, but has motivated me to be a bit healthier!