Make America Thin Again

1970 - a thinner America

I want to take you back in time…

Back to when…

A size 16 was huge. And a size 16 back then is equal to a size 12 now. You couldn’t easily get clothing larger than a size 16.

The fat lady was an oddity seen only at the circus.

Type 2 diabetes was “old people diabetes”

Cancer was so rare that people thought it was contagious. They had no idea.

What changed?

FDA Lab 3407Processed food.

Back then food wasn’t filled with sugar and DNA altering chemicals.

Food wasn’t designed in a lab to be addicting.

We ate real food that had real nutrients.

Mc Donald’s was the only fast food, and it was a rare treat for the kids.

And people weren’t bombarded with food at every turn. Try walking through the mall without having something to eat now days.

Don’t get me wrong – we ate pizza, and pasta, and cake, and cookies, and drank pop. But they weren’t the main part of our diet. They were a treat. And they were made with real ingredients.

And we cooked with lots of bacon grease. Yeah, heart disease was a problem, even back then.

So, in a nutshell, here is the real secret…

Eat a balanced diet of real foods.

Eat real foods from each food group every day. Meat (which includes fish, poultry, etc.) , fruits, veggies, dairy, and starches (that’s the old version of carbs).

Eat sugar only as a treat.

Seriously – That’s it.  Not all this bogus diet BS.

Fake Baked MostaccioliSo what does that look like in real life?

Breakfast was usually some combination of cereal, oatmeal, toast, orange juice, and coffee. Sometimes we’d have sliced banana in our cereal.

Bacon and eggs was a weekend thing. Or biscuits and gravy.

Pancakes and waffles were a treat on the rare occasion that we went out for breakfast.

Lunch was usually a sandwich and a handful of chips in a baggie. Sometimes a hard boiled egg or carrots and celery.

Snacks would be a banana, an apple or orange, or grapes. Sometimes cheese and crackers.

Dinner was always a main dish, a veggie, and a starch. So –

  • Steak, steamed broccoli baked potato.
  • Pork chop, green beans, baked sweet potato.
  • Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread

Friday nights were usually the night you would do pizza.

There was usually a big dinner on Sunday. That would be the time to have things you wouldn’t have time to cook during the week – roasts, pot roast, etc.

Dessert would be a scoop of ice cream (not a pint), or a couple of cookies. Just a little something.

That was life back then.

I still eat pretty much that way to this day except I no longer do chips and I eat more veggies.

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When things started to change…

I remember how horrified I was the first time I was clothing in a size 24! I couldn’t believe that someone would be that big.

My best friend and my sister were exploding. My mother and my grandparents were getting bigger. Heck, it seemed like everyone was getting bigger..

That was in the late 1970s when things started to change.

Before that, packaged foods were considered something that lower class people would eat. No respectable mother would serve that garbage to her family.

I’ll never forget when my grandmother so proudly brought a platter of shake-n-bake chicken to the table. She was just beaming – “Isn’t this good?”

No. It tasted like chemicals, and the oven was a disaster that no one would clean except me – but that’s a story for another book…

Oh, but that’s easy for you. You were raised that way.

Yes, that’s true – to a point.

As a working single mom, I felt the allure of convenience foods. I tried many trying to find something that actually tasted as good as the real thing. It was always a fail.

But kids love mac-n-cheese and hot dogs. We would have that once a week. Fast food once a week. Go out once a week. Maybe a frozen pizza once in a while…

On the days that we ate real food, my daughter liked chicken and raw broccoli or raw carrots. We ate that a lot. We had spaghetti with a salad once a week. I made my own sauce.

But it wasn’t enough.

My daughter was a micro-preemie. She was always prone to respiratory infections – and she was sick a lot. She missed a lot of school. I either had to scramble to find care or take off work. I was always getting calls from the nurse’s office to come get my sick kid.

I finally said “Enough!”

We kept our Friday night eat out treat, but the rest of the week we ate real food. And I made sure we were taking our vitamins every day.

Our biggest fight was the removal of pop. But she got over it, and still rarely drinks it.

We went for over 2 years without a trip to the doctor, and when we did have to go – it was for a school check-up. The doctor pronounced her asthma free. She was healthy!

And we were both skinny as rails.

I had to laugh – One Friday night when we were out running around and I asked her where she wanted to eat. She said, “What do we have at home?”


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You don’t have to deprive yourself

You can eat pretty much anything you want in moderation, and as long as it’s made from real food.

You want cookies? Make them yourself. They’ll have less sugar and no chemicals. They’ll be better for you and taste so much better!

You want a gourmet cheeseburger? Make it yourself with lean ground beef. I come up with some pretty good ones. Try making your buns into garlic bread. Top your burgers with anything from lettuce, tomatoes, onions, salsa, avocado, olives…

Once you get used to eating real food, eating out becomes a real disappointment.


So, you’re right, I did have one advantage – I knew how to make real meals

You might not. Those skills are not being passed down the way they used to be.

Over the years, I’ve figured out how to put great meals out fast. Everything I made had to be fast, and inexpensive and taste good. I didn’t have much time or money, yet I managed to put good meals on the table almost every night. Even when we were on food stamps.

So many people are struggling with finding healthier eating that they will like and can live with

So I put together Rebel With a Fork so you don’t have to figure it all out alone.

Volume 1 is a beginners handbook. Inside you will discover –

Learn to eat healthier

  • How “profits over people” is keeping you fat and sick and how you can bite back!
  • What is healthy? This seems to change almost weekly. Find common sense answers without the hype.
  • The truth about why foods we used to consider part of a healthy diet suddenly became bad for you – like eggs, milk and meat.
  • A fast start guide of what to eat when, and why – so that you can get off to a good start right away.
  • How to create basic fast dinners
  • How to develop your own menu plans that will save you time and money
  • How to remove the temptation to hit the drive-thru
  • Mind tricks that will help you overcome obstacles
  • The other missing ingredients that you need to lose weight successfully and keep it off for life.

I’ll even tell you what I went through to try to learn to like broccoli. I eat it all of the time now. So does my previously vegetable-phobic sister, and she’s lost a lot of weight! The almighty health gurus will hate this one.

(Hey – Did you know dogs love broccoli?)

You’ll also get the Healthy Foods Finder –

find healthy foods you likeSo…What foods do you have to eat?

The question really is, what healthy foods do you already like to eat? I guarantee that there are a lot of healthy foods that you like.

You’ll learn fascinating facts about the power of food

I was blown away when I started learning about the power of food. You always heard things like carrots are good for your eyes. My grandfather used to say if you ate garlic and onions, you would never have cancer. You will be astounded when you read about all of the things that food can do for you.

  • Did you know that garlic is a natural antibiotic?
  • That onions kill germs?
  • That broccoli can help prevent hormone based cancers?

The Healthy Food Finder  makes it fun and easy to find foods that you and your family actually like to eat. There are 100 foods listed, and a description of the health benefits of each one. Many will astonish you. (Even beer and chocolate!)

There is an exercise to go through with your family where you build a list of healthy foods that you all like, and you can start building your healthier eating habits based on these foods. People have a lot of fun with this exercise. You learn a ton about food, and you’ll always have something to talk about.

Its not a one size fits all diet – its a lifestyle change built around your individual tastes.

No tofu or wheat grass, I promise! You will be delighted to find out that you really do like a lot of healthier foods.

Speed Cooking“But I don’t have time to cook!”

The biggest stumbling block is learning to make real food – especially if you were raised on the typical American diet and have no clue where to even start.

Don’t feel bad. You are not alone. I’ll help you get off to a good start and show you how you can put together healthy meals faster and cheaper than the drive thru.

My kind of fast food

That’s my kind of fast food!

A steak, salad, and baked potato can cost less than McDonald’s. Can you believe that? And if you don’t putz around, you can have it on the table in about 15 minutes.

I very rarely make anything that takes longer than 30 minutes to get on the table. My record time is 11 minutes.


One Warning

This will ruin eating out for you when you realize you can make better food at home than you get at most restaurants. Eating out becomes a disappointment.

Oh, and everyone will want to eat at your house.

But its all good.

But – I’m not done yet!

You’ll also get the Small Bites Healthy Eating Coaching program. You’ll get healthy eating coaching in your email for the next 2 months to keep you going.

I’m not going to let you forget your commitment! If you want to learn to eat healthier for life and enjoy it – this will help.

At the end of it all, you will find that –

  • Your weight is in a steady decline
  • You feel better and have more energy
  • You are getting sick less
  • You are saving a bunch of money on health costs
  • Your kids are more behaved and their grades are improving
  • Your family is loving the meals you make
  • You have reduced your risk of disease
  • Your skin has a healthy glow
  • People are commenting on how great you look

I know you have probably been around the diet block a few times and you know what diet programs cost. And you know what poor health is costing you. And that’s only going to get worse if you don’t start turning things around pretty quickly.

Imagine life with fewer sick days, Doctor visits and prescriptions. Could you find something better to do with all that time and money? Especially with all that energy you’ll have now…

How much better would your life be if you could just lose a few pounds a week without feeling deprived? Would that be cool?

Even if you just lost 2 pounds a week, that’s over 100 pounds in a year!

I’m on a mission to help as many people get healthy as quickly as possible. I’m so excited to be able to make a difference your life. That is why I am making this whole program available for only $27. That’s just one time. No recurring or monthly fees.

So, to recap – you get:

  • Rebel With a Fork Volume 1 so you know the truth about how get healthy, lose weight, and feel better than you have in years
  • Healthy Foods Finder to help you find the healthy foods you already like to eat
  • Speed Cooking to help you get delicious healthy meals on the table in no time
  • Small Bites Healthy Eating Coaching delivered to your email for the next 60+ days
  • Email access to me if you have any questions or need some extra help

All for just one little payment of $27.

AND, if anytime within the next 30 days you feel that this isn’t working for you, ask for a refund.

So go ahead – hit the buy now button and lets get you started!

You can do this!


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Wait! How much? I thought sure it was…Oh well, I’ll leave it for now. Get it now before I change my mind!


grilled chicken salad

Keep chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and tortillas make fast dinners

PS – What do you have to lose? Extra weight and poor health – that’s what!

Once you get over the hump, no one ever wants to go back to the fat and unhealthy lifestyle. Stick with it. You will love the healthier lifestyle.

I’m here to help you every step of the way.

I’m so excited for you! Healthy feels so good!


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Once you get used to eating real food, the way nature intended, you no longer enjoy processed foods. We are so much happier now, and I know we are setting a good example for our girls.

Melissa King – creator of the popular blog My Whole Food Life


“I think I’m losing too much weight.” Debbie