Ditch the Fear of Food and enjoy life
Fear No More.
It’s time for a diet revolution
No more boring food.
No more deprivation.
No more restriction.
No more diets.
No more fear.
"A way of eating you can Follow Forever"
Hi! We’re Desiree and Jessica Rumbaugh, & yes, we are mother & daughter
Let us ask you one question,
If there was a way of eating that allowed you to enjoy incredible tasting foods,
as much as you want until you’re satisfied,
and at the same time leave you feeling confident and happy with your figure,
do you think you would stick to it?
of course you would!
Looking back, we think we have tried every diet known to woman.
So many of them were absolutely terrible!
Here's just a few of our ridiculous attempts at losing weight:
The Cranberry Water Diet - sour, disgusting, and left us hungry and exhausted
The Leek Soup Diet - didn’t taste so bad but wasn’t near enough calories to give us energy for working out or let alone getting through the day.
The too much Protein Diet - Hello constipation! enough said.
Water Fasting - we went up to 7 days once on water only! Talk about being afraid of food.
We were desperate for a long-term solution that wouldn’t have a rebound period at the end or leave us hungry, tired, and miserable in social situations
Finally, after so many years, even decades of struggle, we finally feel at peace with food.
We no longer count calories.
We no longer deprive ourselves of delicious treats.
We no longer over-exercise like a hamsters on a wheel.
We no longer struggle with “trouble areas” or body hatred.
We LOVE to prepare food, eat and enjoy life!
We LOVE to share our delicious creations with others and invite friends over for dinner.
We want to share with the world that it’s possible to eat great and feel great too!
The difference is the QUALITY and food types.
Let us show you what we’ve learned
but first, you may be thinking....
Desiree and Jessica Rumbaugh are a Mother and Daughter who are both passionate about Food and Fitness.
Desiree is 56 years young and has been Living Lean her whole life. She spent the first half of her life as a dancer and then transitioned to Yoga in the late 80's after the birth of her two children.
Jessica just turned 30 and has been a personal trainer since the age of 18. She is also a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and helps clients all over the globe with fitness and nutrition programs, videos, and coaching.
Jessica is a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist. She has trained clients in both New York City and Southern California as well as authored several Ebook Workout Programs to help women get fit and lean. Find her programs at www.jessicarumbaugh.com
Desiree Rumbaugh is a world renowned Yoga teacher & travels the globe every weekend teaching Yoga all over the U.S. and the world, find her schedule at www.desireerumbaugh.com
Exercise definitely plays a large role in living a healthy and vibrant life but our daily fuel is just as significant!
Together we've helped thousands of people get in shape, eat healthier, and live happier lives
Hearing and seeing people around the globe transform their way of eating and get active daily is what brings us pure joy
We LOVE cookbooks!!! But the problem is with finding recipes that are both genuinely delicious and healthy at the same time!
Mistake #1) Some cookbooks use hard to find exotic ingredients that cost a fortune!
When we made this cookbook we vowed to use only ingredients that are household staples and easy to find in your local health food stores. We didn't order any exotic berries from the Amazon or use any hard to pronounce chemicals. The shopping list that goes with this book should be easy enough for anyone and everyone to enjoy.
Mistake #2) The recipes are healthy but don't taste good!
There's no way you're going to stick to eating healthy if the food tastes dry, boring and dull. We knew going into this project that no matter how healthy the dish it HAD to be family and taste-buds approved or else it's not worth it! Don't waste your time with recipes that don't taste good.
Mistake #3) The recipes taste delicious but use fat storing, allergy unfriendly, energy robbing ingredients that are horrible for you like flour, lard, & sugar
We all know that foods including flour, butter, sugar, and other fat-storing ingredients usually taste delicious. Sometimes they are even addictive! But fortunately the more you avoid them from the start, the easier time you'll have eliminating your cravings for junk and training your taste buds to truly appreciate the natural flavors and textures of whole REAL food!
1. Eat only REAL FOOD! It’s not hard to do and every recipe in the book is created from scratch with only real-food ingredients.
2. Eat when you are hungry and until you are satisfied but not stuffed. Eating real foods is the best way to train your natural feelings of satisfaction so you can easily set down the fork when you've had enough.
3. Cook with variety! Variety helps our immune systems stay strong & when your immune system is running on high gear your body will become an efficient fat burning machine. Plus you’ll never get bored with your diet, introducing new foods and new vegetables keeps things interesting.
Here's a sample of one of the pages from the Quick Start Guide explaining how to navigate this digital cookbook.
It's so much easier than flipping through messy paper pages in the kitchen!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will these Recipes help me lose weight?
Eating good healthy food to the point of feeling happily full (plus working out) will bring your body into perfect balance. For some that may mean losing weight. The key is to eat enough to feel satisfied, but avoid over-eating. We've designed all of these recipes to have a balance of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, healthy fats, as well as vitamins and minerals that will nourish your body at the same time as providing a pleasing and satiating experience. We find that with the right balance in your nutrition the temptation to over-eat becomes less, therefore your weight naturally maintains the right level.
What if I have allergies?
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in these recipes, please feel free to make substitutions. Most of our ingredients are safe for everyone as they are gluten, soy and dairy free.
Are these recipes made by professional chefs?
We would not call ourselves professional chefs, but we are experienced and enthusiastic and we have tried each of these recipes multiple times so we know that they work.
What’s Fearless about these recipes?
Preparing delicious healthy food transforms your fear of food and cooking for yourself helps you become aware of what you are eating. We feel that you will lose your desire for fast or take out food after you learn how to make delicious high quality food at home. You are what you eat and it is best that you know exactly what you are putting into your body. Over the years we have learned that developing a love for healthy cooking and making food at home has helped us overcome our fear or eating the wrong foods or over-eating. Often times over-eating is a symptom of previously under-eating, so keeping a steady stream of balanced nutrition is the best way to fall for either trap.
Should I count calories or macros?
Count neither. All of our recipes are pretty balanced. When you avoid refined flour and sugar, you automatically turn towards whole foods and if you make sure you are getting a variety each day, you don’t have to worry so much about the numbers. Counting everything you eat is dangerous as it often leads to obsessive behavior and we want you to feel at ease with the food you are feeding yourself and your family.
Can I use this book if I’m a Vegan/Vegetarian?
Absolutely. The recipes in this book are all plant based, so if you want to make a dish into a vegan or vegetarian option, you can easily substitute beans, eggs or cheese for meat or other animal products. We do not recommend soy, but tempeh once in a while is an option as it is fermented.
Can I order a hard-copy?
No, sorry we do not offer a hard-copy version, but you can certainly print out the recipes if you like.
Are these recipes good for Women over certain age..(50, 60, 70?)
Desiree Rumbaugh (the co-author) is 56 years old at the time of publishing and many of these recipes are staples in her home. Eating well at any and every age is important and there is certainly no age-restriction on healthy balanced eating.
Why is there no soy or soy-protein in these recipes? Is tofu/tempeh/etc.. unhealthy?
There is much information out there today about soy and soy protein being dangerous especially for women. Tempeh is fermented and is thought to be a little better for you. Tofu is a processed soy product and we avoid it along with soy sauce. It's been our experience that we don't need to use it as a meat substitute, we either choose chicken, fish, turkey, eggs, or the occasional red meat as our regular sources of protein. Vegetarians can use tempeh, beans, nuts and sprouts.
Why is there no red-meat in these recipes, do you not recommend eating red meat?
Yes! We enjoy eating red meat on occasion though we do use it sparingly. In this book we decided to share with you only our most frequent and regular dietary staples. There are many reasons for using red meat sparingly, one being in favor of the environment. We are very particular about the type of red meat that we will eat, preferring grass fed and grass finished over conventionally produced beef. This is a very expensive type of meat but once in a while it is a great treat and it has a lot of health benefits. We might choose to eat grass fed red beef out at a nice restaurant for a special occasion or treat ourselves at home once a month.
How many eggs is okay per day?
Depending on your body size, we recommend about two per day. Personally, we eat about 8-12 organic eggs per week.
Is it better to eat egg whites or keep the yolks in?
Definitely keep the yolks in! Egg yolks are very healthy for you. We recommend cooking them very gently over low-heat to retain as many of the nutrients as possible. Desiree puts two organic egg yolks in her smoothie every other day and then cooks the whites to enjoy with her salad at lunch.
Do I need to take any supplements like multivitamins while on this meal plan?
Unless your doctor or nutritionist has specifically recommended supplements, you may not need any if you are eating a clean well balanced diet. if you have your blood work done and find that your thyroid is out of balance or anything else for that matter, we suggest you consult with a qualified nutritionist. Desiree did this at the time of menopause and it made all the difference for her. She had low thyroid and adrenal fatigue, but now, with the proper supplementation, nutrition and exercise, she is feeling better than ever.
Why is gluten-free healthier?
There is a lot of press about gluten these days. Organic wheat might be fine and digestible for many people, but when you eat stop eating gluten in the form of refined flour and substitute it with more plant food your digestion and assimilation of food improves dramatically. Refined flour products turn into sugar during the digestion process and too much sugar causes inflammation which is the root of many diseases in the body. We find that gluten containing foods are not necessary and you can have a full and vibrant diet without them! So regardless if you are gluten tolerant or not, we figure why not try to live gluten-free? Bread and pasta are inferior food sources to plants and best to save for only occasional use.