Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I started reading "Super Immunity" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. I finished my reread of "Eat to Live" last night so I can start six weeks of his diet.
I had a danish while out with a friend last night. It didn't agree with me. I don't know what in it bothered me since it was the Sam's Club kind and had at least a hundred ingredients. I usually stay away from processed food with a long ingredient list. What can I say, I was hungry and it was there. I shouldn't have eaten it.
Anyway, it's now six weeks without processed crap and other sweets. I can do it. I'm eating fruit for or with my breakfast. Dr. Fuhrman's program encourages one to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. On his program, one should eat at least a cup of beans a day. Now, that I'm not eating meat ( I'm back to being vegetarian.) I eat at least two cups of beans a day. So I'm getting enough protein.
His program allows two servings of fish a week. I bought canned fish for that purpose. Sardines are a good source of omega 3s. I can't eat nuts or seeds like he recommends for that purpose since they don't agree with me.
On his program, people can lose a lot of weight. I already lots a lot of weight. I doubt that I have much more to lose. He insists that it's unlikely to lose too much weight on his program. His chart suggests that I can still lose fifteen more pounds before I'm too thin. I still have some belly fat so I'm not too concerned.
I do have a laugh at the back cover of "Eat to LIve". It says, "He promises you can lose at least thirty pounds in three months without ever going hungry." I would be massively underweight if I lost 30 pounds. The at least is in italics. I doubt I'm lose more than ten.
Back to reading "Super Immunity".