The Secret to Dr. Gundry’s Success
If you don’t know who Dr. Gundry is, he’s the author of the new book The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain–also, The Book That Has Changed My Life.
He’s a pretty successful guy, and he tells you that in the first hundred pages or so, but he doesn’t come out and say the secret to his success. He hints at it, especially in the last section of the book, but he never comes out and says “This is a huge part of why I’m so successful.”
I’m about to reveal the secret to you.
Should I write a book about it, though? A scavenger hunt?
If you have your Plant Paradox book in front of you, I’ll show you where to find the secret to his success. He tells you on the following pages:
- p. 225 “Breakfast may seem daunting…”
- p. 227 “A spiralizer is a great tool…”
- p. 246 “You’ll find meal plans…”
- p. 338 “Raw Mushroom Soup…”
- p. 342 “Here is a replacement…”
- p. 344 “You have probably heard…”
- p. 347 “I usually paid dearly…”
- p. 357 “A few years ago…”
Do you see a connection?
What if I type it like this:
- p. 225 “My wife, Penny, and I have…”
- p. 227 “My wife and I share…”
- p. 246 “My wife and I love…”
- p. 338 “my wife and I want…”
- p. 342 “I cooked for my wife…”
- p. 344 “My wife and I make…”
- p. 347 “as did my wife…”
- p. 357 “my wife and I sat down for lunch…”
My wife and I. That’s it. That’s the secret. He and his wife both eat this way. You won’t find Doritos, Little Debbies, or pastries at their house because they both do it. They’re both committed.
They eat disgusting green smoothies together and giant green salads and raw mushroom soup for “comfort food.” Dr. Gundry doesn’t have to sit and watch his wife devour a plate of french fries, while he sadly sips his mushroom soup (“It’s just as good, it’s just as good,” I can hear him muttering.)
They’re in it together, and neither of them has to live with the temptation of one partner eating like a down-home American cattle farmer while the other eats a head of Romaine.
This scenario sets them up for success unlike any other. Familial support is the absolute best way of guaranteeing success in a lifestyle change. Who can possibly continue to say no day after day after month after month to delicious junk sitting around the house in plain sight? The answer is no one. Even the strongest will power cracks.
I feel so blessed that my husband is along for the ride as I heal my gut. Sure, we have bread and lunch meat in the house for his occasional sandwich, but the ice cream is gone. The chips, the “healthy” granola, the nutella, and all the food that comes in a box is gone. It went in the trash or was donated the day I committed to changing my life.
For those who aren’t as lucky, I wish I could buy a retreat in the woods where we could all go for a year-long gut-healing campout. How nice would that be?
I can’t afford that at the moment, though, so here are some ideas for how you might cope:
- Put all the junk food in a lock box. Seriously. Let your spouse be the only one who knows the combo.
- Tell the fam that if they’re going to eat “other” food, it must be out of your sight. That’s not a lot to ask, and they should at least be willing to do this for you.
- Always have an “alternative” prepared. This one is harder cause you have to work more, but if you have a just-as-good alternative to whatever someone else is eating, you’re more likely to avoid.
- Nag at them incessantly to do this with you.
- ^^^ Just kidding. (Maybe)