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Be Skinny Like the French

fryThe French eat high-fat foods, yet they have a fewer heart attacks and obese people than we do here in the United States. The experts only explanation is their approach to eating, which also happens to be a Round way to eat.

In a nutshell, by this Round way to eat, I mean that the French:

  • Eat smaller portions – an important Round concept
  • Eat only at mealtimes, snacking is a no-no – this unRound concept works when eating a high fat diet
  • Eat a wide variety of food – a flavor and nutritional must
  • Don’t skip meals – keeps a body consistently nutritionally satisfied
  • Enjoy their food – a Round eating must for a happy life
  • Cook with quality ingredients that are fresh and locally grown – very green and Round way to eat
  • Stop eating when they no longer feel hungry rather than stopping only when the food is demolished – makes it easier to eat smaller portions
  • Eat meals with family and friends – makes eating something to enjoy rather than eating on the run or feeling guilty about eating

It's so simple it's smart!

01_fancy_appletomatosbiggerThe basic concept behind the Round Diet is so simple a kindergartner could follow it. If a food did not grow in a Round shape, on a tree, vine or in the ground, likely it is not something healthy and you should not eat it.

Here’s an example of a snack that you can eat as a morning or afternoon snack. By keeping your body nutriented every 2 to 3 hours, you will keep you mind from wanting to debour everyting in sight like a wild animal.

Ask yourself next time you want a cookie, pizza or a donut:

Have I have ever seen a cookie, pizza or a donut tree, vine or bulb? The answer is no, which means the answer is no to eating it too.

Round Food Intake Form

A recent study conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, found that dieters who kept track of what they eat lost almost double the weight of those who diet without keeping track. Tracking your food is also a great way to know what you are eating throughout the day. Many people are surprised that they eat more than they think they do. It also helps you see changes over time that you might not notice from day to day.

On the form, there is a section for tracking Roundercises (Round exercises) to help you remember to exercise in combination with eating healthy Round foods.

Download the the Round Food Intake Form, print it, make copies, place in a binder, and fill out daily to track your Rounding down progress.

Eating Healthy Tips

Eating Rounding Down foods can be as simple as eating an apple freshly picked from one of Mother Nature’s trees, or it can involve your personal creative plating and presentation that could rival an Iron Chef.

  • Eat Round foods that you enjoy so that you will feel more satisfied.
  • Eat 3 small Round meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and 3 small Round snacks each day.
  • Space meals, including snacks, evenly apart, which often turns out to every 2 to 3 hours.
  • Appreciate the beautiful Round shape of each Rounding Down food before you eat it.
  • Serve Round meals on small plates (square or Round) or bowls & eat with small utensils, chopsticks or with your hands like a small child or chimpanzee.
  • Chew slowly so that your brain has the necessary 20 minutes to know that you are satiated.
  • Keep healthy Rounding Down snacks on or near your person & any places you frequent. This also includes storing snacks in your disaster kit for any unforeseen emergencies.
  • Decrease your appetite by drinking a glass of water, taking a walk, then downing another glass upon your return.
  • Reduce your chances of sabotaging your diet by giving in to a craving, once in while, guilt-free.
  • Avoid eating at least 3 hours before bedtime.

According to the Japanese Restaurant Association, 1.5 billion people eat with a knife, fork & spoon; 1.2 billion eat with chopsticks; 350 million eat with a knife & their hands; 250 million eat with their hands only.

88% of the ENTIRE population are trying to lose or maintain their weight, yet obesity in America among adults has gone up 30% since the late 1970s.

15% of children & adolescents are overfat, leading to more and more childhood diabetics.

Control your hunger with Nature’s portable snacks!

Eating Nature’s portable snacks will set you apart from those who fall prey to becoming so hungry that they uncontrollably consuming copious amounts of salty, quick fix, fattening foods. You will learn that snacks eaten between meals can stabilize your system as you feed yourself evenly throughout the day. A more stable you can lead to a calmer and more playful you.

As a busy on-the-go Round Eater you can enjoy healthy foods that Nature cleverly packaged in snack-friendly biodegradable outer coatings, such as oranges and bananas in peels, along with eggs and nuts in shells. Round travel-friendly snacks can be stored in your car, pocket, purse, gym bag, backpack or office to help you avoid devouring snacks made out of ingredients only a chemist could understand.

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a tongue-twisting phenolic chemical compound commonly added to foods high in fat and oils and cereal to stabilize flavor, odor and/or color. These toxic preservatives can cause cancer and migraines by simply allowing their names to roll off your tongue: Imidazolidinyl urea, Diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol), methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone.

“It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.”
Robert Fuoss

“Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.”
Albert Einstein

Prepare Healthy Round Snacks Ahead of Time

Snacking on UnRound foods can be the downfall of any diet, and can lead to overeating and binging with high-fat, calorie-dense foods. This is often due to poor snack-planning, which induces deep hunger and healthy eating goals are tossed out the window. For this reason, savvy Round eaters plan ahead by shopping for ready-to-eat, travel-friendly snacks, packaging them ahead of time, and making sure to grab one or two of them before heading out the door.

  • Keep a snack with you at all times, in your briefcase, pocket or purse.
  • Prepare snacks ahead of time and keep one or two with you at all times.
  • Keep your kitchen stocked with snack foods at all times.
  • Eat a snack if you feel light-headed, weak or insanely hungry.
  • Eat a snack 2 hours after a meal, but no sooner.

Natural Round fruits: Such as apples, bananas, blueberries, cherries, grapes, oranges and strawberries, or dried fruit such as blueberries, cranberries, mangos, prunes or raisons.

Long-lasting nut & seed mixes: Such as a almonds, walnuts, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, or a mix of dried fruit, nuts and seeds that you can keep in your purse, pocket, backpack, briefcase, car, office or disaster kit.

Flavorful fruits combos: Such as thinly sliced apples dipped in peanut butter, blueberries with plain yogurt, bananas with almond butter, or a small Round fruit salad.

Crunchy raw vegetables: Such as celery, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, green peppers, green beans, cucumbers, mushrooms or zucchini. Optionally, enjoy these with cottage cheese, yogurt or a lowfat dip.

Other favorites: Hard-boiled eggs, a sealed container of fresh cherry tomatoes, olives, or grapes that you can prepare the night before.

Example Food on the Round Diet

Here’s an example of 3 days of meals and snacks on the Round Diet. Keep in mind that along with these meals, I also added Extra Round foods for cooking and flavor.

For instance, I cooked the eggs in a drizzle of olive oil, and sprinkled the salads with a light dressing I made out of rice wine vinegar, olive oil, basil and Dijon mustard.

I also drank water during and inbetween meals, which means you might want to make sure you are within reach of a place to pee.