How I Am Going To Accomplish My Goal

We all set goals. If you are like me, I have set goals and intended on pursuing them but either laziness or lack of motivation has stopped me dead in my tracks. I have written other blog posts on the fact that I have been trying to lose weight and get healthier but I did not make up my mind to follow through with that…until now.

My goal is to be off of blood pressure medicine by December 31 of this year. I have four months and a day to accomplish this. What makes me so sure that I can tackle something so crazy?

After watching Forks Over Knives and reading through Four Hour Body, there is no doubt in my mind that I can do this. It is all about nutrition. It does not mean that I cannot eat fast food, but it does mean that fast food is not a staple part of my nutrition plan.

The main thing or the HOW that I have done to accomplish this goal is to obliterate the government’s food pyramid and design my own.

I took the pyramid and turned it upside down. I divided the pyramid into five parts.


1. Vegetables
2. Fruit
3. Nuts, Oils, and other healthy fats
4. Whole grains – Breads, Pasta, Rice etc.
5. Meat and Dairy

As you can see, I am not a vegan and I am not giving up meat. Meat is just not a requirement for every meal or every day.
What I love about Four Hour Body is the fact that there is a cheat day. So, if you want to eat the Cinnabon or the extra burger, that would be the day to that. The idea behind cheat day according to the Four Hour Body book is that cheat day keeps your body’s metabolism from figuring out a routine. In other words, you don’t let it get used to the fact that you have changed your eating habits. You are shocking the system, in a sense.
I will post more as December 31 is not far away and I have to figure out how to navigate Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Forks Over Knives is free to watch on Netflix now. If you do not have Netflix, you can buy the DVD here.
Four Hour Body is available in hardback and Kindle format. You can buy it on Amazon.