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  • Check out the wonderful website "Forks Over Knives" for some great information, inspiration, and recipes.
  • Oh Carla, I feel your pain, too. But I'm in awe -- how much strength it took to actually throw out scones!! I'm not sure I could do it. Pat yourself on the back for that one! I'll look for you on Craftsy! Carol Ann Waugh is so creative; I've been to her studio in Denver. I love Amy's chili too but I can easily eat too much…
  • Back from my trip! Mihani, I feel your pain. Love your pet stories, too. Our “killer” garage cat is a master mouser and I’m thankful that she keeps our garage rodent-free. She also eats most of the critter, too, so it’s little muss to clean up. It’s not very vegan of me, but I can’t share the garage (or the house) with…
  • I'm with those folks who are better off with no cookie than to try and eat just one cookie. There's lots of great comments here with interesting thoughts on training one's mind to think along a different track. I have to say, since the original post on this article, that the idea of "mindful eating" has finally begun to…
  • Road trip starting tomorrow. It may be awhile before I check back in. I'm food prepping today to have healthy food to eat. I just have to remember I don't need much food when I'm sitting in a car all day. 800 calories tops. Even though MFP scolds me for it. Once we get to mom's house, I can take a good walk every day.…
  • I hear you. I love cheese, too (with bread)! But the calories, fat and sodium aren't worth it to me most days so it's now a treat for me, too. I had to stay away from it for awhile (like 3 or 4 months), to shake that craving. Now I eat a small serving of some really good cheese, like in a nice restaurant, with a good glass…
  • Mihani, I love chick’n tenders and patties, too. But I have to think of them as “junk food” that I can have occasionally. They stay out of sight in the freezer unless I’ve done a good workout that day. Mushroom March — good one! The year is whizzing by. I for one LOVE mushrooms!! My goals this month are to continue to…
  • I read here that things are good and not so good for some of us. Ah, life. It just keeps moving along. I'm just going with the flow. I am not doing great but still checking in. Will spend more time later. Spent the day doing tax paperwork, getting ready for our appointment coming up. Ugh. Back soon!
  • I've just started putting beets in smoothies. They are surprisingly good! I steam them in my rice cooker, unskinned, if only so my very old VitaMix can process them better. I didn't know how good beets were till I made them for my mother, following her directions. She just boils them like potatoes, skin and all. The skin…
  • I wondered what to do with the greens. Now I know. Thanks!
  • I keep my sodium intake to 1500 mg/day or less, for just that reason: bloating/water retention and, for me, high blood pressure. I feel SO MUCH BETTER now. MFP is very handy for tracking sodium intake. I don't salt anything anymore. My taste buds have adjusted and now I can actually taste food again, instead of just salt.…
  • Today was a beet smoothie (beets, cucumber, spinach, pineapple, green apple, pomegranate juice) for breakfast. As well as too much coffee. Dinner is two small tacos made with corn tortillas and 2 chopped up Boca burgers. I'll throw in some salsa and 1/2 an avocado. It's freaking windy today -- too much for a bike ride. Not…
  • After a delicious Mexican dinner, I am now dealing with heartburn. Ugh. I will be up tonight because I know I will have an acid stomach and reflux. Yuck. What was I thinking? Tomorrow morning I will be all puffy-eyed with too much sodium. I love Mexican food and I miss it sometimes. I thought I could be careful and not…
  • Today hubby and I took a nice 2-hour hike in a local area nearby. It was a little cold, with muddy slushy trails. The good thing is there were few people, even though we weren't the only ones out hiking. We didn't get to go as far as I wanted, as hubby's hip started hurting. It was probably a good thing because by the time…
  • Happy Friday! Mihani, I agree about those Luna bars. Or any snack bar, for that matter. Just can’t leave them alone so they can’t stay in the house in plain sight. Thanks for the tip on freezing the pumpkin loaf. I will try that! Otherwise I tend to snack on it too much. It’s the same with any “sweet treat” I make, like…
  • That tofu scramble looks quite tasty. I'm going to try it. Maybe not quite so spicy, though. I made a Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf for hubby's birthday this morning, from the Forks Over Knives Cookbook (I highly recommend that one). Because he's trying to lose weight, too, he didn't want a rich cake or ice cream, and neither did…
  • Oh, my, did I eat too much during the Super Bowl game? Yes. And I'm not even a football fan. I was just keeping hubby busy (and knitting). I made a large batch of vegetarian chili, guacamole and baked potatoes. Then proceeded to eat instead of knit. It was not a pleasant night trying to sleep with a too-full stomach. Ugh.…
  • Thanks, all, for good suggestions. It will be, like many things in a marriage, a compromise we can both live with! He's a pretty good sport, most of the time, so I will appeal to his adventurous spirit. We have such a good time when we go hiking; we just don't get ourselves out often enough. It's like we get overcome with…
  • @ CarlaEnsink — Pear anise oatmeal… sounds intruiging. I am going to try that Hearty Italian White Bean Basil Soup, too. I do a lot of crockpot versions of soups in the winter. Thanks for the link to that one. @liapr — how did the tofu scramble come out? And yes, I was shoveling snow in the evening one night but I don’t…
  • So here's a question for February: Hubby and I have birthdays close together near Valentine's Day, so we usually pick one day to celebrate all 3 events. We both like nice restaurants, a concert or other sedentary activity. And we do that anyway once or twice a month on average. But neither of us needs another fancy…
  • Perfect title for February! It has been that for me (not intentionally) because we got walloped with snow recently. I've been outside 3 days running, shoveling snow. It's great exercise and I can tell I'm much stronger, and can shovel longer. My FitBit has been registering over 10,000 steps, something I never do on an…
  • It gets easier once you have favorite recipes stored in your recipe tab. Also there are quite a few Dr Fuhrman recipes already in the database. You can also create lists in other tabs without logging all the ingredients. You can import recipes from another website, too. For things like salad, I created a recipe for a base…
  • Oh, the sale of a house -- eek. Sucks all your time and is so stressful. May your house sale go so smoothly that you actually have fun doing it!
  • I'm very wordy today. Sorry about that. But one more thing for those struggling: Knowing and understanding the reason WHY I am eating ETL. It helps to stick with ETL when I understand the science behind it. I'm not good at just following "rules." I need to know why. Once I understand the rationale behind something, and…
  • Knowing and understanding the reason WHY eating ETL matters is also important. It helps to stick with ETL when you understand the science behind it. I don't follow "rules" blindly. I need to know why. Once I understand the rationale behind something, and know it to be logical and based in fact, I find it much easier to do…
  • Just catching up with all the posts! I've just returned from a week at my mother's (taking care of her to give my sisters a break, and visiting with said sisters). I got way more exercise than I normally get but I fell victim to mom's very large container of roasted (but unsalted) deluxe mixed nuts. I ate WAY too many of…
  • CarlaEnsink, what do you think about the book? What is your take on it?
  • I will add that my sisters often compliment me now on how great my skin looks. Mind you, sisters tell you the bare truth, so I have to assume my skin has improved. I don't have dark circles under my eyes anymore, either. A friend who knew me before (pre-ETL) later told me that I looked like a drug addict; the dark circles…
  • My diary is open to anyone. I log pretty much every day. I am almost vegan/vegetarian. (Still eat fish occasionally.) I've been Nutritarian for over 3 years now and I LOVE it.
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