What inspired you to write your book?
Stephanie is the fiancée of my husband’s brother, Felix, who resides in Jacksonville, Florida. During the time spent in Jacksonville, I got a chance to get to know this sweet couple better. To my surprise, the more I knew about them, the more it broke my heart.
Stephanie was born with a heart problem. She was in the hospital four times in only two months. Each time, her doctor had to shock her in order for her heartbeat to get back to normal. I asked her if she was doing anything special before her heart started beating irregularly. She said she was just in the closet looking for clothes. At that moment, I realized how serious the situation was—we could lose her at any time. On March 24, 2015, Stephanie had her second ablation. (She had her first one in 12th grade.) This time, they also implanted a pacemaker into her body.
Prior to all the craziness, Stephanie showed me a photo of her and Felix taken a few years before she was put on her current heart medication and treatment. She looked a lot slimmer in the photo. She complained about how fast and how much weight she has gained due to the medication. The sad part is that she can’t really do normal exercises. She’s scared of going to the gym or doing anything that might increase her heartbeat because no one knows when her heart will go crazy again. That’s when I started thinking that maybe the best way for someone like Stephanie to lose weight is through detoxifying and changing what she eats every day.
During Stephanie’s recovery, I created this seven-day cleanse action plan with the hope of helping her detoxify her body and lose weight. She gladly accepted the challenge.
About your Book:
Having trouble losing weight? Want to look lean and sexy in your swimming suit at the beach? Trying to shed a few pounds quickly for that upcoming big event? Thinking about going to that pool party, but not quite confident about your body? Your calorie intake is through the roof after the holiday, and you wonder what to do to make yourself feel better.
What if there was an easy way for you to drop a couple pant sizes and feel great in just a week without having to take the time to step into the gym?
What’s Seven-Day Super Smoothie Cleanse Action Plan?
Seven-Day Super Smoothie Cleanse Action Plan is designed to offer you an easy-to-follow, step-by-step action plan to help you detox your body, lose weight, and, most importantly, build a healthy eating habit by drinking super delicious, super easy-to-make, super healthy smoothies for seven days. If you are worried about being hungry during the process, don’t be. Unlike other cleanse plan, there are six nutritious solid meals designed in the plan, such as Spicy Avocado Seared Tuna Combo and Healthy Vegetable Salad with four different dressings of your choice. Why? Because protein from an oily fish like tuna is the key to building lean muscle, and good fats from avocado are sating and packed with omega-3s, which help burn fat and reduce cellular inflammation.
Whether you are new to smoothies or know your way around a blender, I’ll walk you through the plan day by day, step by step, to ensure that you get the results you want.
What Does Seven-Day Super Smoothie Action Plan Offer?
A seven-day calendar with your pre-planned smoothie and salad meals.
A grocery shopping list to guide you through your local grocery store knowing exactly what to pick up, with the exact volume.
A detailed preparation guide helping you mentally and physically prepare for your cleanse.
Exactly what to do and what not to do during the seven days.
Powerful smoothie recipes with clear nutrition facts.
Tips on how to make a perfect smoothie.
Multiple healthy and delicious combo recipes for you to customize your plan.
Vibrant photos showing what your meals will look like.
What to do after you successfully finish your plan.
Introduction to a new lifestyle.
A free bonus inside.
This smoothie action plan has been proven to help you lose weight, reduce craving, and eat healthy in just seven days. Whether you want to fit into your favorite jeans again, are hoping to be ready for bikini season this summer, simply need a detox after all that serious eating during the holidays, or just feel like your body could use a cleanse, this book is for you!
Take Action, and Get Results!
Action plans won’t work without action. Keep reading and start your delicious Seven-Day Super Smoothie Cleanse Action Plan right away.
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
Classic Hummus Recipe
1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, NOT drained
1/2 cup tahini
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsps lemon juice
3/4 tsp salt
3 cloves garlic
5–10 drops hot sauce (optional)
Chopped fresh parsley and paprika for garnishing
Place all ingredients except parsley and paprika into a food processor. Blend until smooth.
Dish and garnish with a little more olive oil, parsley, and paprika.
What formats are your books in: eBook
How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
Recipe testing and photographing take more time than other genres of books.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a food book or cookbook
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I have always wanted to publish my own book. I heard that Kindle Direct Publishing is great for new authors like me. So I took a few courses about self-publishing and published my book on Amazon.
Sharon Chen is a former real estate professional turned healthy food blogger at Gourmet Persuasian.
When Sharon was growing up, she was strongly influenced by her mother’s passion for cooking. She realized early on how important cooking and eating at home are to a vibrant family life. It was not until Sharon moved away from her hometown of Shanghai, China to the States with her husband that she realized what cooking really means to her.
It’s a way of presenting and sharing love by turning a wide range of fresh ingredients into a plate of delicious and beautiful looking food to nurture those she cares about. It’s a way of giving thanks. That’s why Sharon strives to encourage more people to cook whole foods at home in a simple and healthy way by creating easy-to-make, delicious, and healthy recipes.
Sharon’s recipes have been featured in RedBook Magazine, SheKnows.com, Examiner.com, and numerous others. She strongly believes that a healthy lifestyle starts with eating right, and that nothing is better than homemade meals.