Padme wrote this week to tell me about a new diet she’s been on and is very excited about.  According to the creator, this eight-week meal plan will shrink your waist, melt your fat, and give you the body of your dreams.

All the recipes, which Padme reports are both delicious and filling, incorporate lots of spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, and black pepper. The idea is that all these spices speed weight loss by flushing impurities from your body and super-charging your metabolism.

After the first week, which focuses on “detox,” Padme has already lost seven pounds and is absolutely thrilled with her results. But she had some questions:

“I know I’m going to hit a plateau eventually. Are there specific combinations of spices that work better together? Are there other spices I could add that rev up my metabolism even more? Could I lose weight even faster by increasing the amount I consume?  I’m willing to eat an entire jar or turmeric if it will melt away another inch.”


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