Before and After
My beautiful mom waiting for me to join her some day in heaven.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 189.4
to the Green Smoothie Lovers Team!
Drinking green smoothies is the quickest, easiest way to obtain incredible health results. Simply by adding one Green Smoothie to your diet every day will start to bring about amazing positive change in the body. When the body gets the foods it needs, it can heal itself. Green Smoothies are fast and extremely easy to make. No matter what your schedule is, you can manage making a Green Smoothie. From start to finish, it takes less than 5 minutes, and that includes cleaning up!
1603 days ago
THANK YOU for the goodie! I am so happy when people ask about following a plant-based eating plan because there are so many health risks in eating meat, dairy, and processed foods, and so many benefits to eating this way. You are doing the right thing for sure! Thank you for recommending the post punk kitchen website! I'm going to browse it and see what looks good ; ) Your vegan eating plan sounds very good so far - keep going! It will take time to adjust to this way of eating (it requires more effort to make soups and a little more time at dinner to make brown rice or quinoa, but we'll get used to it). I'm only at the end of the 3rd week on this plan myself, but honestly, I don't feel the sugar cravings I used to feel, and I don't feel the need to binge eat at night like I used to : ) I hope you feel the same benefits right away as well.
The garlic/onion salad dressing is very easy - so easy that I usually eyeball the ingredients, so I'm not sure of exact measurements. I just shake together a flask full of the following:
Apple cider vinegar (this is the base of the dressing)
Canola oil (or you could probably use olive oil - use about 1/4 of this compared to the apple cider vinegar)
1/4 chopped onion
4 or 5 garlic cloves
This dressing is really good on spinach salad with red onions.
CHEERS to you for making this incredibly healthy decision. Please share your successes and any recipes that sound good...I think having variety is going to be key in making this plan work long-term.
1621 days ago
OMG MAZZALIN, you are on the right track if you have started the Eat to Live plan...it will CHANGE EVERYTHING you've struggled with in your diet, and you will feel fantastic!
As Dr. Fuhrman said, you can eat UNLIMITED veggies, fruits and legumes on the 6 week plan. This means that you can eat until you feel satisfied every time you eat. I recommend that you go to the grocery store and buy a ton of romaine, spinach, and green leaf lettuce and a bunch of veggies to make salads with (tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, etc.) (Because you bought all these salad ingredients, they will motivate you to eat them since you don't want them to go bad ; ) Also buy canned beans like blackbeans, garbanzo beans, and kidney beans. Put them on your salads, it will make your salad more delicious and you will feel more satiated. I also recommend buying soup ingredients - dried lentils, onions, vegetable broth, garlic, etc and making simple soups. Get out a book from the library - I recommend "a life in balance" by Meg Wolff, or go online to search for vegan, plant-based recipes, I recommend http://healthygirlskitchen.blogspot.com. It will take some time and creativity to do this plan, but it is SO worth it.
Following are what I ate the past two days:
huge bowl of mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries) and a whole banana, along with a glass of water and a cup of unsweetened decaf green tea - I was stuffed afterward!
Homemade black bean soup and a small spinach salad with red onions and balsamic vinaigrette dressing, glass of water with lemon; unsweetened decaf green tea
Huge field green salad with soybeans, garbanzo beans, many vegetables, garlic and onion homemade salad dressing and a half of a baked sweet potato with cinnamon - Delicious and Nutritious! Glass of water, unsweetened peppermint herbal tea
Steel cut oatmeal with a chopped honeycrisp apple and cinnamon; small bowl of mixed berries, glass of water, unsweetened green tea
Large field green salad with broccoli, asparagus, red pepper, and red onion with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and a half of a sweet potato with cinnamon, glass of water with lemon
Homemade black bean soup over quinoa (delicious!); small spinach salad with garlic and onion dressing; glass of water with lemon and a cup of peppermint herbal tea (unsweetened)
These meals are super-simple, they just take some planning. YOU CAN DO THIS! Eating like this simplifies your life and makes you super healthy without having to count calories or agonize about healthy food choices.
GOOD LUCK! Keep me posted on your progress.
1621 days ago
Congratulations on your weight loss and for having the motivation to continue with exercise! You're 100% right that exercise - especially strength training is so important to maintaining our health and consequent happiness as we get older. Your before and after pictures are inspiring...keep up the great work!
1621 days ago
A Godly Woman
A woman of beauty
A woman of grace
A woman of excellence
Beholding God's face
She walks with the Lord
Knowing her purpose
No matter what happens
She walks in God's love
Reflecting the beauty
Of her Father above
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