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Phase One (of 4) Dr. Fuhrman's Eat for Health

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Phase One is supposed to be a step toward a very dense nutrient way of eating. I thought Phase One would be a little more the way I already eat. Uh.... it is actually quite a drastic change for me.

On this phase he allows 2-5 oz of animal products a day.
I think Phase Four that is reduced to 2-5 oz. per week.

He says to shop twice a week. A big shopping trip first and later in the week restock fresh fruits and vegetables.

I input 2 days of menus into the Food Tracker. The total calories was a little over 1600.

And nothing after 8 PM. That definitely is my hardest time. But for each meal I think I will be chewing for an hour!

Meals and nothing in between is his way. He says the body needs time to digest and get rid of any toxins from the meal before eating again. That will be really hard for me!
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  • 1AVERY
    I have a friend that lost a lot of weight on this program she swears by it and it helped with her pain etc. I had a friend many years ago that lost all her weight by eliminating meat. It is a personal choice I am not a big red meat eater. I love chicken and fish and veggies. I have been told to count down on fruit it will help wit weight loss. I eat too much fruit. I love veggies so not an issue to get my veggies in. It is the preparing and time management are my main obstacles.
    Today off to the dietitician see what she says. I have an eating plan from a holisitic nutritionist haven't really started it yet. Maybe I will incorporate a few different plans after today. It is getting started again I am having trouble with. I will be OK now that I will have a weekly weigh in with the dietitician.
    Chris you will find what works best for you and that is what you will follow. We are here to support you in whatever decision you make. Teri
    2051 days ago
  • JILL313
    You'll have to keep us update as to how you're doing. It almost sounds like you will become a vegan if you stick with it. Good Luck, Chris.
    2052 days ago
  • MAGA99
    wishing u much luck
    2053 days ago
    I've been reading that it is more important to concentrate on eating a diet consisting of mainly fruits and vegetables (skipping the grains and starches), than to be overly concerned about eliminating meat from the diet; though it is good if you can mostly eliminate meat. The concern is that there are a whole lot of unhealthy vegetarians and vegans due to eating a very starch heavy diet (lots of rice etc.) or even eating lots of processed foods geared towards vegetarians or vegans (the fact is that most processed foods aren't the best for us even if they are vegetarian or vegan).

    Right now I still have chicken or fish every morning, but am really striving to eat fruits, vegetables, and greens the rest of the time. I still have work to do in cutting the (other) food group: sugar.
    2053 days ago

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    2053 days ago
    His plan is so rigid I found I could not really stick to it. I hope you have better luck than me! I follow the Eat Right America plan which is not that much different, but fits in better with my lifestyle. They do restrict the intake of animal protein, but I found after a short time I did not miss it as much as I thought I might. I lost 30 pounds in about seven months and have been able to keep it off even though I've not been following the plan 100% every day.

    2053 days ago
    Wow, only 2 to 5 ounces per week! I do not think I would like that. lol And the nothing-after-8-PM would be hard for me, too. So I will send you good thoughts and plenty of encouragement.

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    2053 days ago
    Thanks for the info. I'm working with a nutritionist and that helps me a lot. Good luck and keep us posted!
    2053 days ago
    2054 days ago
    emoticon . Throwing old habits out the window is hard. I have decided his plan Isn't right for me. Glad you posted
    2054 days ago
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