Jackie Warner, New York Times Bestselling Author of This is Why You’re Fat is at it again, with another book to help you live your best life ever. This is Why You’re Sick & Tired is aimed towards those of us who want to lose weight but don’t have the energy. The book and its 3-Week Detox Plan tackle the root cause of your energy issue to give you the tools you need for your brain and body to have the energy, motivation, and blueprint for sustainable weight loss.
The book is split into three sections. The first section deals with informing you of the causes for feeling sick and tired in the first place: poor cell health and sleep patterns, America’s autoimmune epidemic, and the burn-out syndrome. The second section then deals with tackling these issues and transforming yourself from “Burnout to Burn Bright.” Staring with cell and gland recovery and moving towards actual workouts and ways to motivate yourself to get the most out of every sweat session. From there Jackie helps us makeover our sleep and in turn reset our hormones by suggesting healthy foods to start incorporating into your diet to improve your mental state. Finally, you’re ready for the 3-Week Plan. Jackie shares meal plans with loads of recipes so you’ll never get bored and engaging workouts that you can do anywhere (with the help of free weights).
The book helps you not only achieve your weight loss goals but work towards naturally improving the quality of your emotional and mental wellbeing as well. Want a taste of what a day during the detox looks like? Here’s an example day from week one of This is Why You’re Sick and Tired!
Breakfast: Grape-Lime Smoothie (320 calories)
2 cups green grapes
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup instant oats
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
Combine and blend well.
- Snack: Almond Butter and Celery (190 calories)
- Lunch: Chopped Italian Salad (330 calories)
- Snack: Bell Peppers with Sweet Potato Hummus (153 calories)
- Dinner: Indonesian Peanut Rice (430 calories)
- After Dinner: Ginger Detox Tea
Monday’s workout during Week One focuses on your chest and biceps:
- Flat Dumbbell Press (10 reps/4 sets)
- Flat Dumbbell Fly (10 reps/4 sets)
- Close Curl (10 reps/4 sets)
- Hammer Curl (10 reps/4 sets)