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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 9

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I was hoping that my nausea from the day before would be gone by morning, but it was still there when I woke up. Either I’ve got a bug, had something that just didn’t sit well, or I’m detoxing. Detox is very normal when you’re switching to this way of eating and is different for everyone. I was down another .7 on the scale so that was encouraging. However I sort of blew that because I ended up getting a breakfast sandwich on the way to work because it was the only thing that sounded at all good for breakfast. I was still feeling bad at lunch so I opted for the hot bar at my local food co-op. I didn’t make terrible choices, but they use oil so I know things weren’t very compliant. I just couldn’t stomach the salad I brought. I also had some strawberries. I was feeling even worse at dinner so I just had some potatoes and a granola bar. Not great, but it’s all my stomach would handle. Hoping this is gone by tomorrow so I can get back on track. Get your…

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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 8

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I didn’t workout this morning because I woke up feeling sick to my stomach. Not sure what that’s about, but hoping it passes quickly because when I don’t feel well I tend to eat junk. I weighed in this morning and was actually up .4 which was a bit of a bummer. I’m only down .7 for the first week, but I learned a lot about myself and I’m prepped for this week. I’ve only got one really tricky day and I’m thinking through a plan for it. I decided to stick with the apple pie oatmeal since I still have some apples. I’ll switch to my summer breakfast once they’re gone. By lunch I still felt sick to my stomach, but stuck with my planned salad. I only ate about half because I just didn’t feel good. I had some pineapple as well and that helped some. By dinner I was feeling a good bit better. I had leftover tofu and peanut slaw. I took my dog on a walk instead of going to the gym like I had planned. I did end up eating a granola bar…

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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 7

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. As expected I was back up in weight today. No shock there so I’m not going to let it bother me. I had a great workout and then the rest of the pancakes that I made from the bonus recipes I received from pre-ordering Dr. Fuhrman’s new cookbook. I think spent a good portion of the day prepping food for the week so that I don’t struggle. I made some baked tofu and a slaw recipe that I got from the bonus recipes and had that for lunch. Lots of leftovers so they’ll be good for dinner this week too. My youngest son brought me a churro from Costco and I totally ate it. Just one more reminder that I just cannot have those things in my house. For dinner I made the chickpea curry in a hurry and rice. I love this recipe so much. So overall it was a pretty uneventful day. Had a lot of grains, so I’m not expecting any big numbers on the scale tomorrow. My time of the month has passed though, so I’m hoping that next week will see bigger numbers. Get…

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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 6

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Weekends are always really tough for me. I do much better when I have routine and it’s difficult to keep a routine on the weekend. I was determined to keep to the plan, but it didn’t really go that way. I woke up to see a good loss on the scale, but the day sort of fell apart from there. Breakfast was good. Dr. Fuhrman has a new quick and easy cookbook coming out in December and if you pre-order it you can go to his website and pick up some bonus recipes. The pancake recipe was in that bonus. I don’t eat pancakes a lot and had totally stopped some time ago because I didn’t want to use eggs. These don’t use any animal products of course, so I didn’t feel bad about eating them. I decided to take my kids out for lunch. That wasn’t too bad because I chose McAlister’s and was able to get a salad and a plain baked potato. I did forget to have them leave off the cheese, but thankfully they didn’t put much on. I did choose a fat-free ranch dressing…

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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 5

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I was happy to find that I was down another .7 pounds this morning! Not a huge amount of weight, but given that I’m probably holding onto some fluid due to it being that time of the month I’m good with it. I noticed last night that I really wasn’t all that tired at my normal bed time, and I felt like I’d slept better than normal when I woke up this morning. I had apple pie oatmeal again, but next week is going to be warm so I’m going to switch to an overnight oats recipe from the Plant Powered Families cookbook. Lunch was a big salad with beans and the last of my Just Ranch. I got the ingredients for several oil free dressings, so next week I should have some better options. I also had some strawberries. The rest of the day sort of went to crap from there. I ate lunch pretty early because I had to leave work to pick up my youngest son for an appointment. Then my oldest son had a tennis match. By the time I left that I was feeling…

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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 4

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Well I was hoping to be down some more with this morning’s weigh in, but I was up .2. I think I had way too much fat yesterday and I had a LOT of grains. There’s probably a bit of PMS fluid retention going on as well. Not going to let it bother me though, this is a marathon not a sprint. I want the weight to come off, but I also want to conquer my food addiction so that when the weight does come back off, it doesn’t return. Breakfast was my trusty apple pie oatmeal. I also took measurements so I have some reference points there and plan to take some before pictures. Lunch was leftover Chickpea Curry in a Hurry from the 10 in 20 program. I love this dish so much! It alone made the cost of that program very worth it. If you’re interested in purchasing it yourself (It’s less than $20) I’ll put a banner at the bottom. I also had pineapple which I have to lay off of because it’s starting to hurt my mouth! After work I decided to go to the…

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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 3

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I did not get up and workout this morning because I stayed up far too late and needed the sleep. I did find that I was down .7 on the scale which wasn’t as much as I’d hoped for, but still moving in the right direction. Breakfast was the apple pie oatmeal again. Most people need more variety than I do in meals, but I like simple and knowing that it works with the plan. When it gets and stays warmer I will switch to overnight oats. Before lunch I found myself snacking on croutons. Dr. Fuhrman wants you to avoid snacking so you c an begin to know what true hunger really is. He says that because people never let the digestion process complete, they don’t know the feeling and as soon as the slightest twinge happens in their stomach they fill it up again. This mindless snacking was simply from boredom. My job isn’t terribly exciting and sometimes I just eat for no reason. I recognized it for what it was and stopped myself. Lunch was another big salad with the beans this time and some strawberries.…

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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 2

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Today is day 2 of my journey on the 6 week aggressive weight loss plan from Eat to Live. I weigh myself every morning no matter what I’m eating so I’m not going to change that habit for this plan. I’m not married to the number on the scale so it doesn’t impact my mood to see my weight every day. For some people this is a very bad idea though, so you need to do what works for you. Somewhat unsurprisingly I was up a pound. I ate a lot of food and not all of it was Eat to Live friendly so it wasn’t a shock to see that number. But it’s a new day right? I admittedly have an addiction to buying the biggest unsweetened tea from Sheetz every morning and sweetening it with the equivalent of three packets of Splenda. I broke a very serious addiction to Coke Zero two years ago but replaced it with this addiction. I’m not worried much about the tea, but the Splenda isn’t a good idea and I need to drop this habit too. I wasn’t really going to…

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Eat To Live 6 Week Plan Day 1

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.   Today is Day 1 of my trek through the 6-week ultimate weight loss plan from the book Eat to Live. I want to start out by giving you a bit more information about where I’m starting from so that you have some frame of reference. As I mentioned in my first post about Eat to Live I had previously lost weight following Weight Watchers. I joined at 213 and was able to lose 60 pounds. About halfway through I dropped meat from my diet. So I’ve been a vegetarian for at least five years or more now. So this transition may not be quite as hard for me as it is for others because that part has been done for so long. Being vegetarian doesn’t mean healthy though and I’ve gained back nearly all of the weight I lost. As of this morning I am currently at 199.1 pounds and I am 5’6″. Thankfully I don’t have a ton of health problems (at least not that I’m aware of) but I do have some issues I would like to see improve in the next six weeks. I was diagnosed…

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Eat to Live

 This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Several years ago I was overweight and had developed severe heartburn which then turned into a chronic cough. My doctor told me what I already knew, that the heartburn was caused by my weight and he sent me off with a prescription. I threw the prescription in the trash and joined Weight Watchers. Over the course of a year I lost sixty pounds. Then over the next five years I gained fifty of those pounds back. During the year I lost the weight I became a vegetarian. I started absorbing every bit of knowledge I could get my hands on about vegan, vegetarian, and plant based diets. Enter Eat to Live I happened to be home in the middle of a weekday and caught an episode of Dr. Oz (cue groaning…I don’t like him anymore either). One of the guests on his show was Dr. Joel Fuhrman and he was talking about his book Eat to Live. Oddly enough I already had a copy of the book sitting on my shelf. I had purchased it during an Amazon holiday sale because I thought it looked interesting, but I hadn’t…

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