Pat Reimer shares...
"After nearly 40 years of dieting, including two times of losing 100 lbs only to gain it all back immediately after, I reached a point where I was well over 300 lbs, and I was left wondering how that could be.
I mean, I had enough diet knowledge to write an Encyclopedia of dieting tips, but I was still obese. A dietitian recently told me, "Don't eat foods that your grandparents or great-grandparents wouldn't have cooked with.” So I began searching online for 'Recipes from scratch" and "Grandma's Recipes" and in my searching, I arrived at "Completely Nourished".
I watched Christy's video where she talked about the additives in foods, and I began to learn more about them and the damage they can cause to our health. Then I downloaded the free beginner cookbook she offers, and I was surprised to see so many family-friendly meals.
For someone coming from boxed macaroni and cheese and hot dogs, I was unsure if I would be able to find recipes that my family would be willing to try. Imagine my surprise when I saw meatloaf and taco salad and salad dressings that were so simple to make and could double as marinades for grilling quick meals! I could do this!
Shopping took some time at first as I began to read labels and remove the blinders that I once wore when shopping. To be honest, I'm still learning my way, but most stores do have non-additive items or organic items if you spend some time looking around or ask an employee for help, and after about a week of eating additive free, (relying a ton on Christy’s and Chad’s e-cookbook and the beginner guide) even at my body size, I noticed I was sleeping better at night and had much more energy during the day and well into the evening hours.
My health began to improve, my skin began to improve, and I really did feel better. In addition, I began seeing my weight go down, but I was still eating foods like Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, Homemade Pizza, and Pan-Seared Cajun Shrimp (from their Eating Additive-Free e-book)! The Cajun shrimp was such a family favorite that I had to make it two nights in a row!
Honestly, to those unsure if this this will work for you, just give it a try. Check out the information here on this website and try a few recipes. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain if you find out, as I did, that eating additive-laden foods truly can affect the way you feel."
Mandy Thomas shares...
"Christy has tons of delicious recipe ideas in her cookbook that have made my transition very smooth!
I love her recipes and so do my friends and family - - even my little nieces and nephews! Christy took great care to pack her cookbook full of kid-friendly recipes, which is great!
And most of the foods are basic things that I’ve always loved to eat anyway; but now I can make them from scratch and know exactly what I’m putting into my body!
And the cookbook makes a great gift, too. I buy it for people all the time because it’s truly a gift that keeps on giving..."
Noreen Wilkins shares...
"Thank you for such a wonderful cookbook!
Your cookbook is by far the easiest one I've ever followed and has made me a much better cook than I was. I never thought that so few ingredients can create such mouth-watering dishes that I am proud to serve any of my guests.
I can honestly tell you that it's hard to pick a favorite recipe and I’ve already cooked several of them more than one time.
I've lost weight and have maintained my current weight with your recipes. They are very healthy, and I give two thumbs up for all the work that you put into this cookbook that has made it a success for both myself and my husband.
Thank you for such creative and healthy dishes!"
Julie Wasser shares...
"I purchased Christy's cookbook when I was on the hunt for healthy, new recipes in one spot that offered ideas for using only unprocessed foods.
Many dishes are also freezer-friendly so I could store them for later use. Not only is this cookbook a great resource but Christy is, too. If you have any questions as you go through the book, she is always available with an answer!
Some of our favorite recipes include Baked Cheesy Chicken Strips, Simple Guacamole (no more processed packets for us), Balsamic Grilled Chicken, Easy Baked Fish, Ground Italian Sausage (this is the only way we eat sausage now and it's FANTASTIC!), Tomato-Basil Lentil Soup and Black Beans and Rice.
I look forward to trying the dessert recipes, too!"