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  • Have you joined Dr. Fuhrman's on-line website? Lots of good discussions and information there for the newbie.
  • I suppose there is such a thing as "too much fiber" but there is also the scientific fact that we have to allow our intestinal gut flora to change so that we can tolerate more fiber. It's no surprise that digestive issues would appear when one suddenly begins eating 3 times the fiber one is used to eating. It takes about 2…
  • Carla, we do the same thing; cook big pots of something and eat on it for a few days. It means I only cook twice a week or so, and that's good for me. My crockpot is my handiest and most used kitchen appliance.
  • Interesting advice for sugar cravings: "If you're craving sugar, drink a whole 8-oz glass of water first and then wait 15 minutes. Your sugar craving might just be a craving for water. Or, after 15 minutes, you'll realize you are actually hungry. Then it's time for a healthy snack." First time I've heard of this. Wonder if…
  • Same here. We don't have kids at home anymore, but with hubby gone (visiting family) I tend to stay up well past midnight knitting or sewing, watching recorded shows on TV that he doesn't like, and that results in groggy mornings and dark circles under my eyes. I know I need to get more sleep. Hubby tells me I'm more…
  • Oh yes. Same here. But then housework would get in the way of my favorite (sedentary) activities -- knitting and quilting!
  • Whoa! Down 9.4 pounds? That’s great! That IS a motivator. Glad the headache issue is gone. It is something Dr F mentions, that most people will have headaches while detoxing and not to give up just when your body needs the detox time. You did well there. I did get headaches when I ditched dairy, but it was gone by the 2nd…
  • Do post your progress on the caffeine kick. I have acknowledged to myself that this is the next habit I need to tackle. I actually fear going without it, as well as how to replace that morning routine (relaxing while knitting and enjoying a cuppa joe every morning). It will be a cold-turkey thing for me, too, as moderation…
  • Holidays: Mihani, I too am glad the holidays are over. I was starting to lose all control of my eating. I am taking down the Christmas decorations over the next two days. Today is the warmest day we’re gonna get so I’m taking advantage of it to get the outside stuff packed away. Tomorrow I will work on the inside stuff.…
  • Soup is good. Really, it is a staple dish for weight loss. Try to think of the ETL program as a lifestyle change, something you will get better and better at as time passes. It really isn't a "diet." It is really a lifestyle change.
  • I'm finally getting back on track. I got a FitBit so maybe that will help me step up to more exercise this year. It's on my phone and computer, synced to MFP, and is tracking now. The house has been cleared of crap food and that helps immensely! I'm just starting to feel better and yes, I too had a major detox down-day so…
  • I have two sizes of insulated lunch bags that I use whenever we are out and about. I almost always eat before we go anywhere so I am not caught hungry in a restaurant. I bring all sorts of stuff with me: oranges, grapefruit, bananas, nuts, or dried fruit; containers of salads that can be eaten cold (like shredded cabbage…
  • You will likely find, as I did, that eating Nutritarian has greatly helped me lose way more body fat than I ever did doing any other kind of "diet." I've lost body fat that was always there, even when I was a young 115-pound 17-year-old. I have a waist now! I have thighs that fit into trim-cut jeans now! The only down side…
  • The middle to end of the 6-week plan was the toughest for me. The detox part made me want to just cave in, but I am known for my stubbornness and I powered through it. I felt so much better after the end of 6 weeks that I just continued on. Eventually I began to add more starches like potatoes and grains, but I found that…
  • Most definitely for me. The most important change is that I no longer take any medications whatsoever. No more blood pressure meds, no more sinus/headache meds. I am no longer pre-diabetic. I am no longer chronically anemic. That means I feel so much better now. Mihani is right: more energy, better sleep patterns, way less…
  • I made this dish for Christmas dinner and it was well-received by carnivores in attendance. I personally loved it. It's from an old Vegetarian Times cookbook I use often for family get-togethers. I omitted the salt and cut back the oil and I'm glad I did; no one noticed. It's quite low-calorie if you're careful with the…
  • I, too, am going strict -- starting today! I've eaten myself up 10 pounds and it has to stop. I gave away all my "fat" clothes and I am NOT going to buy any larger size clothes. I even had some chocolate, which usually isn't something I crave, and then I kept going back for "one more." Which ended up being 7 or 8 pieces.…
  • I certainly feel like I’m “dashing” in December. So much to do and so little time left! Grandson’s band concert, a trip to the theater to see a Nutcracker performance, a trip downtown to see the Christmas Market and Tuba Christmas, and then hosting Christmas dinner — that’s what’s left on my schedule! That Chickpea Cocoa…
  • Guitar lessons and working too hard and getting in the exercise. You guys are doing great! It is one thing about FOK that they don't use spices like ETL does, so I hunt around for similar soups/stews and check out the spices they use, then dump them in. Works great! Mihani had great suggestions. Don't be shy on the spices…
  • Love cuban black bean soup recipe. I have a very old favorite from the newspaper that I use often. Still have not tried to make my own “meatloaf” yet, especially in the crockpot. I'm putting that one on my list to make. Nature made sure I got some exercise over these past two days. We got at least 10” of snow by Tuesday…
  • I just made this for brunch (no oil) and I love it!! Got the idea from MFP poster EIEIElenaO. Coarsley chop two tart green apples. Slice 1/2 onion into thin-ish slices. Toss 'em in a skillet on med-hi heat, put the lid on, let 'em brown up a bit --(with a lid, the moisture from the onions keeps them sizzling and you gotta…
  • Nobody has started "Nutritarian November" yet? If I can figure out how, I will do it. Uh. Maybe. Let's see.
  • It's been awhile since I was here, so much to catch up with. We were traveling for awhile there and then a lot of work getting the acreage ready for winter. And of course now I am busy sewing and quilting and knitting Christmas gifts. Eeek -- It's almost November! Great reading what everyone's been up to. Busy bunch of…
  • Love the quote! And thanks for your link. I love it when an article makes me think.
  • I eat frozen vegetables and some frozen fruits. I do, however, read the labels to make sure the food is just the food, and not added salt, sugar or oil. Frozen veggies and fruit are just a notch below the real thing, nutritionally speaking. I rarely eat frozen meals as they are loaded with excess sodium, sugars and oil. I…
  • I made comfort food: a humble lentil soup with zucchini, low-sodium vegetable stock, shredded carrots. Weather has been turning cooler and I do love lentil soup. I know Dr. F says to not worry about calories, but I can eat two large bowls of lentils and that's a lot of calories. Which is what I did today, of course. No…
  • I'll be pouring through my recipes this week, now that it's cooling off and I can start using the oven again. I'll post something soon. October will be the month I start seeing the scale come down. My two goals this month: (1) work some regular exercise into my routine; and (2) the very simple, but not easy, task of…
  • tdh, you did great. I use Happy Cow too. I sympathize with the dinner event at sister's house; sometimes a plate of lettuce is all there is. Been there. So sorry. At least sister didn't berate you for not eating. I get that at step-daughter's house. Oh, well. I expect BBQ joints and German restaurants to have very little…
  • Mihani, how disappointing you couldn't walk your 5K. I hope your ankle/heel problem can be resolved. NewMe, your niece sounds like a real cutie-pie. Congratulations, auntie! But no wine for a month! That's impressive. I do like my wine in the evening. Change can be good; you're taking it all in stride. It's inspiring to…
  • Yes, I'm back. Glad to be sleeping in my own bed again. Well, now I am positive that I will never do a Tough Mudder. Thanks for the warning! I am in awe of you, however. So sorry to hear about the arthritic knee, Teri. I have RA in my little finger and as long as I'm eating good ETL it doesn't hurt, but oh if I eat certain…
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