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November 2013

Hi! My name is Heidi. I'm trying to get back to a plant-based diet. Basically, I (should) eat lots of veggies, beans, lentils, fruit, some nuts & seeds, and some whole unprocessed grains.

It also try to eat just 3 meals a day (no snacks in between). I did the 5-6 small meals religiously for years. Now I feel like my life doesn't revolve around food! I try not to eat after 7pm. All of this means I can benefit from a mild catabolic phase ...
November 2013

Hi! My name is Heidi. I'm trying to get back to a plant-based diet. Basically, I (should) eat lots of veggies, beans, lentils, fruit, some nuts & seeds, and some whole unprocessed grains.

It also try to eat just 3 meals a day (no snacks in between). I did the 5-6 small meals religiously for years. Now I feel like my life doesn't revolve around food! I try not to eat after 7pm. All of this means I can benefit from a mild catabolic phase (detoxification), especially overnight. As a bonus, I wake up feeling so much more refreshed than I ever did before!

In the past these lifestyle changes caused me to quickly and easily lose 16lbs!! It literally melted off.
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Member Since: 1/30/2006

SparkPoints: 2,264

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My Goals:
To lose 10lbs

To get back to doing weight training and doing the rebounder for it's health benefits (boosting the lymphatic system).

To stay on track with my eating 99% of the time.

My Program:
November 2013 - I follow the eating lifestyle prescribed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman in his "Eat to Live" book. His book was a life-changing discovery!


In the past I've used Cathe Friedrich's advanced workout DVDs, and will probably use her workouts again at some point.

Personal Information:
I'm a Canadian girl!

I'm married (25 years!), have a 20 year old son, and a 16 year old daughter.

Age: 46
Height: 5'7"
Goal Weight: 118lbs

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BARBIE176
12/4/2013 7:48:51 PM

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"Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities."

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12/3/2013 11:17:48 PM

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WooHoo! The December A & I Challenge starts in about 45 minutes in my time zone! Let's go, SHIMMERING SNOWFLAKES team!
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JAKENELL
12/3/2013 12:19:12 AM

I feel like I've been involved in an "eating marathon" the past few months and came across the following while looking for help. I thought it was worth sharing.
Sheila (A&I Challenge; Shimmering Snowflakes)

emoticon Either your body is hungry or your mind is hungry.

1. Physical hunger is about food; mental hunger is not.
Physical hunger is about your bodyís need for food (energy).
Mental hunger is about your need for something other than food.

2. Physical hunger has physical signs; mental hunger has emotional signs.
Signs of physical hunger include: your stomach growling, feeling irritable, having a hard time concentrating, and experiencing a low level of energy.
The main sign of mental hunger is wanting to suppress or control an emotional state. For example, feeling bored, lonely, angry, stressed, or disappointed.

3. Physical hunger is general; mental hunger is specific.
Physical hungry is general; any food will satisfy your hunger or need for energy.
Mental hunger is specific; only a specific food or taste (sweet, salty, etc. ) will satisfy your hunger.

4. Physical hunger builds gradually; mental hunger is immediate.
Physical hunger builds gradually and gets stronger over time.
Mental hunger (cravings) comes on suddenly, and you generally feel an immediate need to satisfy it.

5. Physical hunger canít go away without eating; mental hunger can.
Physical hunger will only go away once you eat something (give your body energy).
Mental hunger can go away by distracting yourself, letting time pass, or by satisfying the real need (for example reducing stress or getting sleep).



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JAKENELL
12/1/2013 10:04:53 PM

emoticon I'm looking forward to being on the Shimmering Snowflakes team with you in the Aspire & Inspire Team's December challenge.
Sheila



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6/11/2013 12:00:38 AM

emoticon I hope you have a good year.



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