I don't like the creamy dressings so this fits the bill for me.I boil some red beets and save the juice. Mix the juice with favorite vinegar and about a quarter cup of pure fruit juice. I used apple-grape. I have used pomegranate. Pour that over the beets. I add sliced onions, a few whole cloves, a verysmall clove of garlic tooI then add a bit of water to cover. Pickled beets from my youth. I love the juice so much that I use it for my salads.The other quicky is I put a package of frozen organic - no salt - veggies with a container of no salt organic veggie broth. I added what spices I had on hand and other left over frig veggies. In about fifteen min we had a great dinner. Sure beats not eating right when you are in a hurry. Fast hot soup on a cold evening.
Friday, 30 September 2011
Just an aside, it's 9 pm, I finished dinner a while ago, cleaned up the "kitchen" and closed it down (turned out the lights), brushed my teeth, am not the least bit hungry, and yet, I'm sitting next to someone who is eating gorp, coke, and chips. It's not the food itself than makes me want to eat, but the fact that someone else is eating makes me want to eat too, even though I'm not hungry at all. I wish everyone would just eat 3 meals a day and stop tempting us nutritarians! oh well, this too shall pass, as soon as the crunching stops. :)
Anyway, tomorrow's food is same as today's except the jicama is kind of rotten so I threw it away. I must have picked a bad one. Anyway, I had a little more of everything else so it ended up being about the same number of calories for tomorrow. It's kind of weird how I pick the right amount of calories. I guess over time you get good at it.
total calories 1461, protein 66 g (14%), fat 22 g (13%), carbs 280 g (73%), fiber 87 g.
Thursday, 29 September 2011
That reminds me that another thing they recommend is daily weigh-ins. They admit it's controversial but they find it works for a lot of people. I don't recall where I saw that posted, sorry.
How’s that for alliteration?!
Fall [weekend] mornings = big sweaters, opaque tights, and homemade pumpkin spice lattes.
And the farmers’ market…do you have certain things that make you feel at home no matter where you may be? This is definitely one of them for me. Buying eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers makes me incredibly happy.
Making curtains was also on my hipster hit list. I got these fantastic curtains from the ex-apartment mate, took out 60 billion weird pleats, and worked a little sewing machine magic.
Finished product. Oh, yes. That is a record player, and it is amazing. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. Or maybe I just enjoy things that were more thoughtfully made and built to last vs everything fashioned from cheap particle board.
And here is an interesting recipe for you. Meat-less muffins with a lot of flavor, but you have to be ok with a bean-y texture. I’m always looking for quick weeknight recipes, and I’ve made this one twice.
Excited for the weekend, which will (among other things) include sleeping in and making delicious something(s) from my farmers’ market produce…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Total calories 1567, protein 68.5 g (14%), fat 21 g (11%), carbs 302 g (75%), fiber 113 g. wow, lots of fiber, 41g just from from that giant jicama.
Tomorrow we will hit a Whole Foods in Denver. I'm looking forward to getting some good produce there.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Today I supplemented what I had planned to eat with an apple and peach, increasing my calories to 1455. That made me feel much better--I was very hungry this morning and it makes it harder for me to sleep. Clearly 1272 calories is not enough for me. 1400-1600 seems about right. Tomorrow's meals are almost a repeat of today's. The best fruit in the local store to me looks to be the honeycrisp apples so that's what I'm eating. Surprisingly the store had jicama so I got to include that again in tomorrow's meals. It's a gigantic one. I think the bigger ones aren't as sweet. But it's still good. My broccoli went bad so I threw it out. I tried some conventional carrots from the store and didn't like them. So I haven't got a good carrot since California. Whole Foods may be expensive but their produce really does taste better. I wonder if most people in the US have never tasted a good carrot. They don't know what they are missing. Okay, after that blathering here are tomorrow's meals.
brekky: oatmeal with apple and raisins and nuts and seeds. mmmm, can't wait.
lunch and dinner: salad with romaine, spring greens, cabbage, cauliflower, jicama, lime juice, cilantro, apple, nuts and seeds, chickpeas.
snack/emergency food for mountain bike ride: small handful of raisins. I almost never feel a need to eat during exercise, but since I'm in the desert riding alone I may as well be a little cautious and bring a little food. Water seems to me to be way more important and I will bring a lot of that. But the food could give me a boost if I'm feeling tired on the way back.
yikes, time flies, time for bed. let me know how things are going for you. oh, here's tomorrow's food summary [edited later to reflect the extra sugar snap peas I had after dinner, and I had forgotten to add in the romaine]:
total calories 1585, fat 26 g (14%), protein 58 g (12%), carbs 305 g (74%), fiber 84 g
Monday, 26 September 2011
brekky: oatmeal and apple and nuts and seeds mixture (walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds). The oats and chopped apple are soaking in water overnight. A few minutes in the microwave and then sitting for a while, will make it luscious. As usual, I will eat in the car while companion drives.
lunch and dinner: salad made from: green lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, jicama, big honeycrisp apple, cilantro, lime, nuts & seed mixture, can of red kidney beans, 1/2 avocado. Tonight I used my last jicama. I will miss those. I love them!
Total calories planned for tomorrow is only 1272; fat 27 g (18%); protein 54 g (14%); carbs 225 g (68%), fiber 70 g. This is similar to the amount of calories I had today and I suspect it's not enough. I would have had more today but I didn't like the carrots. I'm just driving today and tomorrow so pretty sedentary. If I get hungry I'll eat an apple.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
So what should I have done differently? hmmm. The nuts were great, I don't regret eating them but I ate too many, past fullness. One or two dates would have been enough but I ate several more. I'm not that huge a date fan because they are almost too sweet for my tastes. On the other hand, eating them makes me feel like I got a treat and that's a nice feeling. So how do I prevent myself from overeating them next time? Maybe I should decide how much I will eat before I start eating them, dole them out, and put the rest away. And maybe I should wait until mealtime to eat them. Then it's more of a ritual. I do like Dr. Fuhrman's idea of eating only at meal times. Well, I'd like to think I'll do better next time so I'll give it a try!
Guilty as charged.
So I’m not sure what really happened in between my last post and now. Actually, I do know. Craziness and pure insanity. I’ve been at my new job for about a month and really love a lot of things about it so far. I’m working with kiddos who have various gastrointestinal disorders, and food allergies are a recurring theme, which is really interesting and challenging. Future post on that to come…
Here is a little preview of my new space. Lots and lots of character, hardwood floors, high ceilings, tons of natural light [I like it a lot].
And…I guess we’re officially cut off from summer weather now, although fall is my favorite season, and I love sweater weather and the colors of the changing leaves and all of that jazz. I snapped this at a wedding last weekend….the warm weather may be gone, but there are still fantastic sunsets to be enjoyed.
And with fall weather comes the first of many batches of homemade soup. Vegan carrot ginger soup is a fave and super easy to make. Get the recipe here.
Also, fall (for me) means pumpkin everything. Pumpkin pancakes were the star of Saturday morning breakfast. So good.
I’m still exploring Grand Rapids, but it seems to be a pretty artsy city with a bent toward the local food movement, which I appreciate. I had my first pumpkin ale of the season with a good friend visiting from Honduras earlier this week.
And ArtPrize just started today…there are a lot of random pieces of art in yards, on the side of buildings, restaurant lobbies, etc. It’s pretty cool.
Fave thing about fall?
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
How are you doing? Tomorrow is the half-way point! That's plenty of time to get back on track if you struggled, or to keep the momentum going if you are doing well. If you are doing well and can keep this up for an entire 6 weeks you can really learn to change your habits and preferences this way.
Have a great day today and tomorrow!
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Here's a picture of me and my yummy salad at Great Basin National park:
Saturday, 17 September 2011
I'm on vacation so don't spend much time online. We're having a fabulous time. Today was a fabulous mountain bike ride and hike in Salt Lake City. We've been here 2 nights with a Whole Foods near our hotel. I was thinking today that I should take advantage of Whole Foods. They have a "Health Starts Here" program based on a whole foods plant based diet! In their prepared food section, anything labeled as "Health Starts Here" is vegan with no oil, and less salt (hopefully). I was thinking today, I could save time and get a lot of meals from there. Then I ate my salad. It was soooo good. That is the problem. I love my salads so much. I brought oatmeal with me and I haven't eaten it yet because I prefer the salads! Here is tomorrow's:
This has, let's see if I can remember, cabbage, romaine lettuce, baby bok choy; some veggies cooked in the microwave: broccoli, sweet potato, zucchini, and mushrooms; cucumber, seed mixture, chickpeas, jicama, strawberries, blackberries, pear, balsamic vinegar. I've heard of jicama for a while and finally saw some in this Whole Foods. I love it! It's less sweet than most fruits and more sweet than most veggies. I also nibbled on really good fresh sugar snap peas while prepping. I've been eating tons of carrots so I actually got tired of them and won't have any tomorrow. I'll probably be craving them again when I get to the next Whole Foods.
I hope you are doing well, and if not, it only takes 4 days to get back on track!
Thursday, 15 September 2011
It's only day 2 of vacation and we're having a great time already. Yesterday was a long drive but I slept and ate my meals as a passenger, and listened to audio tapes while driving. It was very relaxing. Today we had a shorter drive, and lots of fun mountain biking and hiking in between rain showers. We stopped at the end of the day at a co-op which didn't have great produce except for a giant bag of spinach so I got that. That's enough to get me through until tomorrow. We walked by a vegetarian restaurant that looked fun. I'd eat there for a treat. But it was late and we just wanted to get to the hotel and relax. And I"d actually like to eat really clean during this 6-week challenge, and save my treats for later.
I'll post tomorrow's food which is similar's to today's food but I remember it better because I just made it. Tonight we're in a mini-suite with a great work area:
seed mixture, and red kidney beans. I think that was it. And that is the end of my food except for carrots and a little cabbage. Tomorrow we'll be near a Whole Foods so I'm looking forward to a whole new batch of produce.
How is your day going?
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Now everyone handles food on vacation differently. I prefer making my own food to trying to find something in restaurants, and my travel companion doesn't want to waste time in the restaurants either. You can make good time on the road by eating in the car. So it's sort of like camping only we'll be staying in hotels this trip. Here's my food for a few days. At right is an electric cooler, which plugs into the car electrical outlet. Picnic basket has utensils. The other bags (insulated) have today's food and some extra food that didn't fit into the cooler.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Here's what I ate today.
Brekky: small bowl of frozen fruit--banana, cherry, mango--before yoga class (was out of fresh, went grocery shopping after yoga). carrots and cabbage when I got home to tide me over to lunch.
Lunch: 2 giant corn on the cobs, delicious as usual. Tomorrow is probably the last day for fresh sweet corn so I'll do a repeat then. sliced tomato from the garden. some more carrots.
Dinner: giant salad with kale, collards (massaged), cabbage, cilantro, parsley, yellow squash, fantastic local red bell pepper, cucumber, edamame, mango, and balsamic vinegar. more carrots.
total calories 1400, protein 47 g (9%), fat 18 g (11%), carbs 301 g (80%), fiber 68 g.
Since I don't do caffeine, I occasionally desire a nap--fortunately that doesn't happen too often. It's amazing what a 10-15 minute nap can do to revive a girl. I have a yoga pad, blanket, pillow, eye mask, and earplugs at my office. Okay, that is overkill. Minimum equipment needed is just a yoga mat and you can nap anywhere with a floor.
Friday, 9 September 2011
Today I had the same old thing but my salad was really good! Wowsa, I'm making this again. I think I will have to post this as a separate recipe, which I'll do next.
Brekky: greens and beans, salad (after exercise).
lunch: baked sweet potato, salad.
snack*: carrots and sugar snap peas.
dinner: greens and beans, salad.
*egads, I had a snack. Dr. Fuhrman doesn't recommend snacks! Well, tough noodles. I was much happier riding my bike home at 7 pm having had the snack then I have been the last few weeks. I eat lunch at noon and don't get dinner until 8 pm. Lately my bike ride home has been tired and hungry. Tonight I was back to day dreaming on my bike and enjoying the ride. Plus this way I don't have to stuff myself at lunch in order to make it until dinner. I'm not going to worry about this "transgression."
I didn't weight my carrots and sugar snap peas so my calories are just a guess but they are probably within 100 of correct. By the way, I don't eat just a few carrots, I eat about a pound. We're getting local carrots again (hopefully for the next 8 months) and I just really like them.
Total calories: 1392, protein 50.5 g (11%), fat 16 g (10%), carbs 288 (79%), fiber 68 g.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Brekky: greens and beans, salad made from cabbage, spinach, lettuce, red bell pepper, cucumber, yellow squash, peaches, apples, seed mixture, balsamic vinegar.
Lunch: baked sweet potato and salad.
Dinner: greens and beans, salad. carrots, sugar snap peas, and kohlrabi while prepping tomorrow's meals.
I'm running low on fresh fruit so my total calories were a little low. I feel satisfied right now, hopefully won't wake up early hungry.
Total calories 1352, protein 55 g (12%), fat 21 g (13%), carbs 265 (75%), fiber 70 g.
People often ask me how I get my protein: from vegetables, beans, and nuts and seeds. In Dr. Fuhrman's Healthy Times newsletter #42, Fueling the Vegan Athlete, he gives a table of estimates of protein requirements. The estimates are about 0.7-0.8 g/kg/day for sedentary individuals, 1.5 g/kg/day for endurance athletes, and closer to 2 g/kg/day for strength athletes. That is grams of protein per kg of body weight per day. My body weight is 125 lbs or 56.8 kg. So today I had about 1g/kg of protein. Another estimate of protein requirements from the table gives 12-15% of calories for all individuals from sedentary to strength athletes--note that athletes will naturally increase their protein intake by eating more calories. I had 12% today. I've read elsewhere that 5-10% of calories is sufficient (World health organization maybe?). I think I get enough. I exercise daily but I'm not an athlete (I am just a wannabe).
I hope your day was successful!
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Brekky: a bowl of frozen fruit while making a bunch of smoothies for housemate: banana, blueberries, mangos. and a ripe peach. and some sugar snap peas and carrots. and cherry tomatoes from the garden. and some tastes of smoothies.
Lunch: oriental yam and salad (cabbage, salad greens, spinach, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, apple, seed mixture). I actually didn't have time for lunch, ate the yam right before a meeting and the salad had to wait until about 4:30 pm.
Snack: I was surprised to see fruit at a presentation where we usually just have cookies and cake. I didn't even consider if I was hungry and just had some but in fact I kinda was since I hadn't eaten my salad yet, so that was fine. Then I had my salad after the presentation
Dinner: greens and beans, and salad, some carrots and sugar snap peas.
total calories 1463, protein 47.5 g (10%), fat 16.5 g (10%), carbs 311 g (80%), fiber 68 g.
The last few days had some emotional turmoil and some situations where in the past I might have strayed off plan or overeaten but the 6 week challenge has me happily focussed on reaching my goals. My desire for that is higher than any triggering desire to stray. Let's hope it stays that way. One day at a time!
For almost one week, I stayed good to my plan till dinner time. Even dinner time was much better. The good thing is that we are doing this s family. We have green smoothie.Thanks Tejas! If you want me to post your progress report, let me know. It's not a requirement, you can just add a comment to the blog occasionally.
In past 10 years, I gained 25 lbs.
I never liked SAD food and I used to eat lacto vegetarian diet (except that cooking oil was so cheap in US that I think I started to overuse it).Worst part of this weight gain was that I thought it is natural. I am already eating very healthy food and it is part of aging process (to get fat) and motherhood.I had really high triglyceride (wheat and rice and large portion size) In back of my mind, I was bothered by my extra weight but had no strong resolve. I tried for a week or so few times but would give up very soon.In beginning of this year, I got smart phone. I started to read many blogs related to food, well being etc.First four months I was blown away by information shared by various doctors and bloggers. Intellectually I knew that I need to do something but blogs finally motivated me enough to move on from my previous experience of fear of failure.I started to incorporate more and more raw food in diet. I would loose weight very fast but I can easily gain 5 lbs on Saturday party food.
As I started to learn more about my body, I started to work with my family as well. I am fortunate that I do not have any health issues in my family and I would like to keep it that way.In past 3 to 4 months, I lost only 15 lbs, but my lipid panel report shows much better numbers.My kids drink green smoothie at least 3 to 4 times per week.Our salad consumption is gone up 4 times and oil consumption is gone way down.
I am happy with progress we made as whole family.My typical day has no grain or oil till 6 pm. During dinner, I do eat very little wheat or rice (2 or 3 spoons) .My only problem is that I want to eat after 9 pm (some fried snack).I have these snacks for kids (school, day care)./ these are healthy crackers or bars, but they are still something that I should not eat.
I am participating in this 6 week challenge to get rid of 10 lbs and that will put me in my ideal weight range.In addition to all the blogs I follow and read, I also stumbled upon this book. Does anyone else know about “Dr. Richard Fleming”?Please do share your experience and story.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
This year, on the occasions that I strayed from healthy eating and then came back, I wondered: why was it so easy for me to be a vegan for the last 6 years but it is sometimes difficult to be a nutritarian? Both involve denying myself a category of foods. In fact, being vegan involved a complete 100% abstinence from certain foods whereas being a nutritarian just involves mostly abstaining (that turned out to be a clue). Interestingly, this year, I strayed for the first time in 5.5 years from veganism, about 3 times. That's because I gave myself permission, since Dr. Fuhrman allows for a small amount of animal products. I didn't follow his advice as he intended since I ate ice cream, one of the worst foods you could eat. But that straying clued me in to something.
Before I strayed from veganism (first time Nov. 2010), my vegan logic when choosing food was, 1) is it vegan? 2) if not, what's something vegan I can eat? I have a clever clever brain (as do you) and all of my cleverness was applied to finding something vegan to eat.
As a nutritarian, because there is some leeway and you can eat an occasional cookie and still be healthy, sometimes my clever clever brain, which loves sugar, will go all out to argue why it's justified. It is a powerful force when my clever clever brain goes all out to convince me of something. It is too smart for me. It will just keep on arguing until I am convinced.
If I were to decide that for me being a nutritarian means eating only health-promoting food, then maybe my decision process will be like the vegan one. 1) Is it nutritarian? 2) if not, what's something nutritarian I can eat. no arguments. And then my clever clever brain, which is a powerful force, can go all out applying itself to finding me good nutritarian food to eat.
So I decided I want to be vegan and nutritarian, which for me means, no animal products, and no disease-promoting foods (that is, 100% healthy foods instead of 90, 95, 98%). It's just easier that way.
I'm not saying I'll always be vegan and nutritarian but I want to be now and I hope I will be forever.
Brekky: a little bowl of frozen fruit, then went to a wonderful yoga class. I didn't want to eat much before that. had some blackberries afterwards.
Lunch: 2 gigantic ears of corn. Our corn stand is going away so we got 2 ears instead of one. I savored each bite. It was yummy. also had some sliced tomato and raw veggies--no time to make a salad so I just chopped of a hunk of cabbage (our local cabbage is that good right now!), some carrots, sugar snap peas, and kohlrabi. I forgot to snap a picture at the beginning, but here it is nearly at the end.
Dinner: salad made from cabbage, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, red bell pepper, patty pan squash, yummy small apple, seed mixture, a little orange juice. Everything was local except the seed mixture and orange juice. I was out of vinegar, hence the orange juice. This salad would have been perfect with a fruit infused vinegar and some chopped walnuts. I'm hoping to get both soon because we're now getting really good local apples and this salad will probably become a daily staple. I also had 2 servings of my greens and beans.
I haven't been eating enough nuts/seeds. When I get some walnuts I'll remedy that.
Total calories 1498; protein 58 g (11%), fat 17 g (10%), carbs 316 g (79%), fiber 75g.
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Thanks for participating and please post, send mail, give advice and encouragement to each other.
|screen name||short goals|
|ReeRee||Finish Eat to Live, Follow Eat to Live, plan, pray|
|Tejas Jain||loose 10 lbs|
|Jenjenwh||break the 200 barrier, exercise every day, size 14|
|Jen4short||get healthy, lose 10-20 lbs|
|Healthy Girl||plan, exercise, record for 7 weeks|
|mberkovitz||rekindle enthusiasm, let go of overeating, find peace with that|
|Dru262||get rid of the figs & dates & desserts, return to basics|
|nuway2health||lose 14 lbs, exercise 2-3 times per week|
|linda5sons||identify inflammation triggers, increase recipe repertoire for son, regular exercise|
|Tina Brandenburg||eat 100% nutritarian, get creative with exercise (knee injury), lose at least 5 lbs|
|PamelaNY||continue eating 100% ETL, no eating after 9 pm, become aware of fullness and stop eating before full|
|KristiW||go 6 weeks without overeating|
|Rovercon||lose 20 lbs, exercise to 4-5 times per week, stay on plan, lower BP|
|Chewydaisy||strict ETL 6WP|
|Suz||exericse 5-6 times/week, stick to 6 week diet, stop eating when full|
|Dokken||Strictly follow 6 wk. plan and do not overeat|
|Bonnie S||exercise a minimum of 4 times per week, ETL six week plan at about 90%, stop snacking, omit the junk food|
|veggieteach||lose 6 pounds eating vegan to get to 159|
|JJS||adhere to weight loss plan; start exercising|
|Patricia||eat nutritarian 100%, more greens; improve diet of young child|
|otnetty||stictly adhere to 6-week plan; walk a mile, eventually twice a day|
|stoerkel||lost 10 lbs; 95% ETL/EFH by the end of the challenge|
|Tess||follow ETL; exercise 5 days/wk starting with 15 min; journal food, exercise and feelings daily|
|Okra||stop eating before full; always be prepared; don't eat trigger foods|
|Livewell||lose 20 pounds, workout 6 days a week and get more firmly settled in the universe of Nutritarianism; move away from food addictions|
|lightweight||sticking to eating on ETL-approved foods|
|Peggy14063||Follow ETL; enlighten others; support my sister|
|thomjane||follow ETL; exercise 4 hours/wk|
|yumikat||follow ETL; exercise 4 times per week; lose 10 lbs|
|Bemily||make healthy choices when eating out/ETL|
|Vgtrian||90% 6WP; exercise twice a week|
|charflower||cut out processed foods; exercise more|
|Diane S.||lose 12 lbs, complete transition to nutritarianism|
|Pippi1||6WP while taking on stressful job|
|dwatkins||prepare, eat well no matter what my schedule is, improve my health|
|Booberry||get healthy, ride horse like the wind|
|Ali123.||lose 20 lbs, walk to and from work + 2 good workouts on weekend|
|Janeen||continue eating healthy; make no rude remarks to family about unhealthy eating; make green juice 4xs/wk; exercise; gain 3 lbs|
|Laurenstyle||lost 10 lbs; workout at least 5xs/wk;Learn to appreciate the journey of ETL and step into my power letting the health transformation open me up to other new changes in career, relationships, spirituality,etc..|
|Trudy||stay off all white flour and sugar free for 6 weeks|
|Ttujill||follow a healthy diet, lose 10 lbs, and influence my husbands diet to hopefully enable him to lose 10lbs as well|
|WildHorses||lose 8 pounds and also feel great along te way!|
|marcid||exercise 4 to 5 times per week; go to bed early enough; ETL 6WP faithfully; lose some weight|
|Exona||just focus on me and the goal of better health....with no compromising (learn to deal with social events)|
|Carol1one||Follow Eat To Live, the 6-Week Plan|
|Willow||complete Dr. Fuhrman's six week program|
|AmandaB||overcome emotional, habitual, and addictive eating habits; lose 25 lbs; inspire others|
|KathyColdHands||ETL 6WP; exercise vigorously 4-6 days/week; lose 20 lbs;|
|Rachel||lose 30 lbs|
|minirunner||stop eating sugar and overcome binge eating|
Last night I juiced 5 lbs of carrots and a bunch of celery added them to a pound of beans, 1/4 cup of purple barley, 1/4 cup of wild rice, and 1/4 cup of kamut (wheatberries), and soaked them overnight. Here's the beans and grains before adding the juice (kind of pretty):
Here's the nutritional information for 2 servings: 327 calories, 17 g protein (17%), 2 g fat (4%), 65 g carbs (78%), 16 g fiber.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
We have over 50 entrants to the challenge! I think this is a good number. It gives each of you a pretty good chance to win the vita-mix. I'll post more when I finish putting your info into an excel spreadsheet.
Saturday can be a challenge for me when I'm home more and doing more food prep. I think knowing I will post here makes me behave! So I did behave and here is what I ate:
brekky: some frozen fruit, mangos, cherries, blueberries, and some fresh local spinach. One reason I'm liking the frozen fruit is that I bought a bunch of fresh blueberries from Michigan (not too far from here) and froze them to make them last longer. They are really good! And I love mango but don't get good fresh mango here in Wisconsin. I ate a light breakfast because I had a yoga class.
Lunch: big ole' salad. It's a sign of Fall that we now get local spinach and lettuce again, both requiring cooler temperatures. I got a bunch so I just made a huge salad to split between lunch and dinner. All ingredients were local except the seeds and vinegar: cabbage, spinach, salad greens, cucumber, patty pan squash, yellow bell pepper, tomatoes, seed mixture. I also had corn on the cob. I ate a few grapes, carrots and sugar snap peas after yoga, sort of a finish to my brekky. Here's lunch.
Total calories 1424: 56 g protein (12%), 22 g fat (13%), 285 g carbs (75%), 71 g figer.
I was surprised to see I lost 2 lbs this week. I didn't go hungry, just didn't overeat. My average caloric intake over the last 7 days was 1446. I gained about 6 lbs this summer from my deviations from healthy eating. I bet it was less than 10% of my total calories but they were very unhealthy foods, not at all what Dr. Fuhrman recommends for your 10% allocation of less healthy foods. It really is true that that stuff just goes right to fat on your body. I wouldn't mind converting that fat to muscle as my BMI is reasonably low (18.8). I had a good workout yesterday that should have helped.