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Phase1of4/Day1 Dr. Fuhrman's Eat for Health

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Supposedly the Eat for Health Plan is a gentle way to arrive at Eat to Live which is very strict.

Well, I craved nothing yesterday! That is a miracle! emoticon

I was eating my 3rd meal all during the evening. No time for junk food. emoticon

I was actually hungry about 6:00 PM. emoticon

But....

Making these meals was really hard for me. emoticon

I was in the kitchen most of the day, preparing vegetables. emoticon

I have no system in place for preparing vegetables. emoticon I just grabbed what I had purchased in the morning from the grocery bags, washed them, chopped them, riffled through the fridge and cupboards for things like sesame seeds, cinnamon, lemon juice, utensils, measuring devices, knives, garbanzo beans, soy sauce, nuts, peanut butter, etc. I had forgotten emoticonto buy fish so I used garbanzo beans instead. I left emoticon all the vegetables on the cupboards because I was exhausted after making lunch. Finally about 10:00 pm I put the vegetables in the fridge. I had a nap emoticon in late afternoon so I had a little energy at night.

This morning's breakfast is toast and peanut butter and fruit. At least that is easy!

But today's lunch and dinner are lots of work. emoticon

My husband won't eat any vegetables! None! emoticon So I made him BBQ country pork ribs and rye bread. I did not know his health aide had given him a light breakfast (very unusual) and I had given him shrimp and cocktail sauce for lunch. He was starving at dinner time and I did not know it. I actually made my meal first-which was my lunch!----I ate and chewed and chewed and chewed in front of him while is meat was par-boiling. When I realized how hungry he was I gave him some rye bread and strawberries. If he had told me earlier about his light breakfast, I would have given him a heartier lunch. emoticon Not my fault. He never 'speaks up' till he is ravenously hungry. And he is able to make himself a meal if I have things where he can get them--but he will never do that! He has to be dying from hunger first. Then he looks for snacks! Very, very stubborn!

emoticonAnother hard thing about this Furhman way of eating is that tracking the foods in SP is very time consuming right now!
To track easier, I have typed in 2 days of meals , made groups of some meals, brought other members' Fuhrmans recipes into my recipe book on SP.


emoticonA continual problem in SP ingredient tracking is getting the measuring correct. For example, I want to say 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds, not grams . I know how to convert but it is time consuming. I used to be able to note this in the group or favorite's title. I could not note it in the favorites titles. I guess favorites titles can't be edited.

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GOPINTOS 6/10/2012 8:14PM

    You'll find your groove in no time :)

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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MRSBUCKEYE 6/10/2012 4:29PM

    I LOVE veggies and fruits - that's usually what I eat in the summer months. You seem to be doing very well ... way to go !!

So what is this Furhman's weight loss thingie ?? :)

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WALLAHALLA 6/10/2012 4:13PM

    I hate prepping fruits and veggies because I am so horridly slow and bad at it. I am also too cheap to pay for the small portions already cut. Guess if I keep at it long enough, I'll get a system down and pick up speed. Or lose a finger or two... emoticon

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LYNNGETTINTHIN 6/10/2012 11:22AM

    Glad to hear that you are experiencing success with your new diet plan. Good luck with all of that vegetable prep!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 6/10/2012 10:13AM

    Take your time. Track at home if it does not work on sparkpeople. As long as you are recording your information and tracking it you are still holding yourself accountable. emoticon

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1AVERY 6/10/2012 9:25AM

    I have a sparkfriend in Alberta that is dedicated to eating the Fuhrman way she lost 30 lbs. in no time. I was going to start it and I wouldn't have a problem I love veggies just haven't really adapted an eating plan yet. Monday after I go to the dietitician I am going to figure which route I want to take and stick to it.
It is always the prep that takes the time. Take a little at a time and if you are standing get a chair and sit up to the table to do it. I have been throwing a lot of veggies in the compost lately. My fridge is so full I can't always see what I have and great intentions don't always happen. You know The road to **** is paved with good intentions. So keep your chin up and take it slow and it will become a habit.
Too bad you couldn't get DH on board with the veggies it would really help him and it would definitely be a help to you to only have to make one meal for both of you.
My DH will eat whatever I make for him pretty much. I know what veggies he will eat and he eats most of them but just smaller portions than I do. My grandchildren are big veggies eaters and they only eat healthy except the 17 year old who is starting an eating plan and he is eating more veggies but fussy about which ones. I make the food and he can serve himself. No more sweets or junk food coming into this house. Teri emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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