Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Montel Williams, is the author of
In this book he aims to help readers convert to a healthier lifestyle by incorporating some basic diet and fitness practices.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Williams began to explore dietary methods of healing. He came to the conclusion that the basis of good health involves eliminating junk food and maintaining a very high intake of fresh fruit and vegetables.
By employing the simple principles outlined in the book Williams has reduced his symptoms of multiple sclerosis by 30-40% and has been able to stop taking antidepressant medication.
21 Day Diet Basics
Williams says he doesn’t like the word ‘diet’ and instead likes to call his plan an eating regimen. He asserts that this is a lifestyle change and something that you need to do for the rest of your life.
He advises dieters to eliminate junk foods and processed foods. He says, “Try to reduce the amount of man-made garbage that you put in your body. And guess what? You’ll start feeling better.”
The foundation of Montel Williams’ eating regime involves eating as many colorful fruit and green vegetables as possible. He is a proponent of green smoothies, a blended combination of fruit and green leafy vegetables.
He starts every morning with a green drink, which he rotates with ingredients such as apples, oranges, peaches, spinach, lettuce, beets and mango. Williams says green smoothies are the “blast of nutrition and energy that helps power me through the day”.
The 21 Day Diet also recommends adhering to a Mediterranean style diet that includes a high intake of olive oil, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and eating more fish rather than red meat.
The book also includes food and exercise diaries that are designed to guide you through the process of changing your lifestyle and to track your progress.
Fruit, vegetables, green smoothies, green juice, sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, nuts, seeds, avocado, salmon, lean turkey, lean beef, olive oil, canola oil, raw chocolate, goji berries.