Why I am tending toward Fuhrman's eating plan. And who is Fuhrman anyway?
Monday, September 30, 2013
Fuhrman is a doctor. His plan is eating lots of vegetables with nuts and seeds and things like dates and raisins for sweetness.
I think what I like is that you can eat big portions---veggies.
He allows everything . But the 'bad' things he limits to a couple times a week in small portions.
Like grains, meats, dairy.
He says 2 lbs of vegetables a day! Half raw and half cooked.
All that sounds drastic and weird, I know. I am not quite sure why I am drawn to this. I used to believe eat just about anything in moderation. But that has not worked for me. I still crave things like bread, muffins, cookies, cheese, beef.
When I eat what he suggests my cravings go way down. I am not now craving breads or baked goods.
I hope I can break my cravings for cheese and dairy things. I eat way too much of them. Just a little does not satisfy me, especially later in the day.
What convinced me was his CD of his Book 1. It gives the reasons for his way of eating. I listened to it in the car. Then I had also bought his Book 2 as a book. It is recipes and lists of foods.
I did WW for many years. The first 2 or 3 years it was fine for me. I lost 89 lbs in under a year. I kept it off for maybe 6 years. Then I gained and lost 60 lbs with WW again. But!! then I had lots of life problems and depression. I gained a ton of weight an gave up any control of foods. That lasted a good 20 years! I almost had things under control and then my husband had his stroke. It took me a good 5 years to get things under control again--including retiring. So now I am trying Fuhrman's way. There is a team on SP called Eat to Live which is a book by Fuhrman.
I like his 2 books: Eat for Health. It is an easier way(easier than Eat to Live) to work into his method. Rather than in 6 weeks--you do according to your own time schedule. I can see it taking me 4 years! to get around to eating more like he suggests.