Fit, Lean & Beautiful #54: “The Serwah Diet”

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #54: “The Serwah Diet” based on attention to culinary joy, establishing health and a fitness regimen

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Morning objectives:

Make sure you get your calcium

Either from a bowl of cereal with milk or a supplement

Nice varied high joy culinary breakfast sweet or savory

Some kind of fruit and fiber richness

Nice teacup and morning dishes happy start to the day

Other things:  iron and OJ (red blood cells), Zinc (white blood cells/immune), Ensure (all needed vitamins), carrot juice (high energy)

Clear colon methods-tea like oolong or a cup of tea

Sometimes you may want a sport or high endurance breakfast like rice cakes with peanut butter, banana and chia or sunflower seeds or other seeds

Open drapes and blinds, let light in (Circadian Rhythm)

 

Lunch or Dinner (a varied culinary diet for maximum joy and maximum health)

One meal vegetarian ( a nice salad, or soup and salad etc., veggie platter, hummus, should be high energy, low calories and low fat, nuts, seeds, beans) eg. Subscribe “Vegetarian Times”

One meal high protein ( nice piece of meat, especially red meat has the highest protein, rich blood)

Evening around 8 or 9 p.m. yogurt and a probiotic (Dancer recommended)

To assimilate foods

To pass BM in the morning

Assists with weight loss

Take biotin for hair and nails

Important Drinks:

Ensure, Gatorade (potassium), Joint juice, Cranberry Juice, Carrot Juice, Orange Juice, fresh squeezed juices or live juices, teas, fresh fruity and herbal teas, lemon and honey, mint and rose water, sage, rosemary, smoothies, beer for relaxation especially after driving tenseness and Starbucks Cold Brew for alertness and studying, sparkling waters, fresh squeezed sangrias and fruity mixed drinks

Weight loss 3 things

  • Colonic
  • Liposuction
  • Exercise

Main Dietary Objectives:

Establish health!

Establish a limber spine (yoga)

Stretch

Roll out thighs for aging with a massage or exercise stick

Physical Therapy

Targeted exercise

Swim

Walk on a treadmill or around neighborhood or on a track or in a nature reserve or with a dog

FITBIT watch for steps

Motion is lotion

Have a selection of exercise tapes  or attend classes

Pilate’s ball as if “the world” is in your hands

Sauna

Dance

Relaxation music

Strap to stretch out thighs and back

Weight resistance training for lifting and firming

Heart rate up to rev up metabolism and have an active and alive system, high anima

Enough rest

Salacyn for hands and feet, peel for hands and feet

Salicylic washes for face (Neutrogena) and microdermabrasion, Mandelic peels (healthy complexion)

See a plastic surgeon for sculptra and shaping and removing of scars, tattoos and hair

Buttocks-clench butt or gluts and release daily several times, do marching in place with ankle weights and yoga

Thin fingers and prettier hands-play piano or musical instruments

Sharp mind and improved memory leads to better intellect-music

Watch out for high acid diet, with preference for a more alkaline body

Eating 10 salads can be a natural colonic

Ayurvedic products for hair and skin (Himalaya Products, http://www.Iherb.com)

Infusium hair tonic as hair food for shiny healthy hair

Use “Refresh” eye drops for your eyes to sparkle and be lubricated

Keep Triple Ointment in the bathroom to tend to any burn, scrape, cut or wounds

Worry about your little “pooh bear”  when you are in need of a colonic and you are looking like a bear filled with poop in your colon

Occasionally fast with a maple syrup, lemon, cayenne pepper and water drink in very short periods like one to two days depending on what’s healthy for you, consult a respected fasting book

If your knees and legs are healthy enough, be able to run 2 miles fast like a police officer for optimal health

Also for good mental health and to fight depression: keep brain chemicals balanced, stay active, fill life with positive activities, the more active the less time for depression, work with circadian rhythm and light, work out/exercise to increase positive endorphins, propel yourself with goals, have a North Star

The above is based on the author’s work with nutritionists, physical therapists, personal trainers and management of a health food store.  Author had a life-long intellectual investigation into health and fitness especially after her health was disrupted with an injury and more acute attention was needed to restore health.  Being more of a “demolition” gave her strange insight into what it takes to restore, achieve and maintain optimal health.  This author’s idea of health pertains to diet, fitness and attention to joy. She believes culinary is integral to joy and would not forsake culinary for a diet, but intends to create a scaffolding that includes it.

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