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An invaluable book!

Monday, October 07, 2013



This has more practical ideas for controlling weight--and attitude--than any book I have ever seen.

Either I have evolved on my own or else this is just a great book, but what ever, I am a believer! emoticon

I have finished the book and can't find anything wrong about this approach. emoticon

I am pairing it with the ideas of Fuhman. Fuhrman gave me the reasons for a plant-based diet. I don't understand emoticon portions from Fuhrman's approach. The 6 week plan is only 1000 calories. Huh? I believe I need to eat about 2000 to be comfortable right now and still lose weight. My weight is presently 250-260. A range! emoticon See, I am learning. I am not supposed to think in only one number! I am supposed to think in terms of a range. When I can stay at the the lower end of that, well, re-evaluate and hopefully go lower. emoticon

And Fuhrman's idea of eating 2 lbs. of veggies a day leads me to still think in terms of huge portions. That is not a healthy attitude for me.

has 2 weeks of actual menus and portions and recipes in 'normal' sized recipes. (One of Fuhrman's soups made 10 quarts! ) I have been trying to follow the Fuhrman way but my produce bill is huge and my prep time in the kitchen is taking over my life. says 10 min. prep time for breakfast and for lunch is 10 min. And prep time for dinner is never more than 30 min.

One thing I don't get- is that says I should be able to get his plan in place immediately and just do it and lose inches in the first 2 weeks. He makes it sound like the Miracle plan we all want. I have been trying to change my eating habits for say 50 years! and have not gotten my weight under control yet. (There was a 15 year period when I did pretty well-but was still highly, highly stressed. I had to think about my eating every minute to hold on.)

Two weeks!? Yeah Right! emoticon

The end of the book talks about people who cannot get their weight under control--guess who that is! emoticon But I don't want surgery. And until I change my eating habits I can't rely on drugs even as a temporary crutch like he suggests. I am glad he discussed all that drastic stuff. At least it makes me know he is realistic.

I am getting closer to being able to do this more efficiently. Losing 10 lbs. a year is the very, very best I have done in recent history.

Pray for me! emoticon And keep any huge catastrophes away from me. Dh's stroke 7 years ago destroyed me for a few years. I don't want to handle something like that--again--though it is always a possibility. I am 66 with health problems. So who knows what is in the future.

chris
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  • v NORASPAT
    This is a great blog. I looked at that book along with one called thinner you on a diet. They looked identical and it appears I chose wrong. Hopefully I can swap it, I am not sure.
    Today I got my labs back I have been good with food and exercised great deal.

    My A1c 5.3.

    Triglycerides went down and they were my problem

    HDH went up GREAT

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    BUT TOTAL CHOLESTEROL IS WAY HIGH AND SO IS MY LDL,

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    I have to see the Dr but I have been on Prednisolone after cataract surgery and I am hoping that is the culprit.
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    I am so with you I was certain It would work and it just aggravates me. Pat in Maine.

    1021 days ago
  • v CRAFTSFAN1
    I like the book because I am learning many things. I borrowed from the public library for my team INDYGIRL thread. I am thinking on buying it.

    Although I consider it a very good book to keep and get a lot of good things out of it, my diet of choice so far is the SP diet: one little change at a time in my lifestyle. After many, many years, is the only one that is helping me to loose weight.

    I can adapt the knowledge from Dr. Oz, to my SP diet.

    You are on my prays. Take care.

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    1023 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/9/2013 4:58:08 PM
  • v HIKETOHEIGHTS
    This book is on my coffee table Chris
    Victoria
    Dr. Oz Show FansTeam Leader
    1023 days ago
  • v IMEMINE1
    Thanks, Great blog. emoticon emoticon
    1023 days ago
  • v NANCYPAT1
    Glad you are finding something that is helping you.
    1023 days ago
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    1023 days ago
  • v DS9KIE
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Just don't give up.
    1024 days ago
  • v PURPLEPEONY
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    1024 days ago
  • v DIETER27
    hang in there. you can do it!
    1024 days ago
  • v ELLENIRENE
    I've heard good reviews on this book--might have to get me a copy
    1024 days ago
  • v 1STATEOFDENIAL
    Every body is different. Each person has to find what works for them. The error is when we believe that someone else's way that works for them MUST work for us otherwise we're not doing it right. Instead, try different things and see what works for you. What makes you feel good physically and mentally? Can the plan work in moderation and while living a "normal" life (as in not spending hours a day following the "plan")? If one plan doesn't work try something else. It seems you like to eat a lot of veggies, so what about eating some sensible portions of meatless meals and doing some juicing or soups for snacks? Modify to make it work for you.
    1024 days ago
  • v CAROLIAN
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  • v PYNETREE
    Will pray for you Chris..and for your husband.

    It will never be as easy taking OFF weight, as it was putting it on!

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    1025 days ago
  • v COCK-ROBIN
    My prayers go with you. Pray for me as well.
    1025 days ago
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  • v DRKYASHI
    Hmmm...What does YOUR doctor say??

    Good Luck and keep us posted!
    1025 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
    Hi Chri,
    I also watch Dr Oz .. And have read most diet books over the years.
    I have been trying to get my weight under control .. I have found that as we are all individuals and have different systems and illnesses to contend with there is never one set plan that works for all.
    I have worked out a plan that works for me ..
    Under this plan I have lost 66 Kilos or in excess of 145 lbs ..
    I eat mainly fruit and vegetables, chicken and fish . Never red meat ..and definately no fried foods .
    It works for me ..
    We all have to find what works for ourselves ..
    I always have a good breakfast .. That is most important .. Eat regularly. Eat to live ..
    Thank you for posting ..
    Hugs Susie emoticon
    1025 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2013 5:13:46 PM
  • v STITCH4EVER
    I READ THE FIRST ADDITION OF THIS BOOK WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT AND LOVE TO WATCH DR, OZ ON TV. BUT! HE SEEMS TO PROMOTE A NEW GIMMICK EVERY WEEK. IF WE TOOK ALL THE SUPPLEMENTS THAT THEY RECOMMEND AND DID THE PALEO THIS AND THE LOW CARB THAT AND NO MELATONIN AND ON AND ON FOREVER, WE WOULD ALL BE DEAD BY NOW. I DO TAKE THEIR HINTS ON HOW TO PROPERLY CLEAN AND STORE YOUR PRODUCE SINCE IT IS LOADED WITH CONTAMINANTS AND BACTERIA. BUT OTHER THAN THAT - MY DR. SAYS JUST TO EAT AS CLOSE TO NATURAL AS YOU CAN - NOTHING PRE-PREPARED, BOXED OR CANNED (IF POSSIBLE). PASTA IS ALMOST ALWAYS BOXED UNLESS YOU HAVE THE ROOM TO MAKE FRESH - WHICH I DON'T. BUT I CAN SURE DO MOST OF THE REST.
    ERIN
    1025 days ago
  • v DEE797
    Thanks for sharing this with us. I like Dr. Oz also. I havent read this yet, need to find it...we just moved and things are still in boxes. I am also trying to find what works for me and is something I can stick with. I believe Indygirl is doing a book club type thread on her team page with this.
    1025 days ago
  • v LIS193
    The plan that works for you is one you can stick to. Hope this is the one for you :)
    1025 days ago
  • v 2HAMSDIET
    I think we each have to find our own path. emoticon No one said this would be easy.
    1025 days ago
  • v BUSYGRANNY5
    This book is new to me; your blog has peeked my curiosity and I shall have to check it out.. Thanks!
    1025 days ago
  • v MCJULIEO
    Hang in there!

    You know that we are rooting for you!
    1025 days ago
  • v SANDYCRANE
    I have the original book and I may have to read it again.

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    1025 days ago
  • v JUSTYNA7
    Me too. I love your blog and it's timely. I am certainly trying to find what fits for me. I like the weight "range" idea rather than a single number. And portions are such a struggle for me so I would not like trying to eat too much. I find I take an idea from one place and another from another place and am gradually finding my own plan. More FIBER and more PROTEIN and more VEGETABLES and more SLEEP seem to be my themes. Thanks!
    1025 days ago
  • v DRAGON-CHICK
    I should get it.
    Wow - it's $18 on Kindle.
    Good investment, but pricey as Kindle books go.
    1025 days ago
  • v DSBRIDE
    I read this book too as I was a fan of Dr Oz. I tried and tried but doing what others told me only worked for a very short time and the regain came faster and faster. Finally I just had to do my own take according to my tastes. I took all the good parts from everything I've read and then my likes and dislikes and came up with a lifestyle I can live with. It's still not easy but at least it's doable!

    I wish you well on your journey and the crosses you must bear. You will only get stronger from here! God Bless!
    1025 days ago
  • v MAGIK0731
    Thanks for sharing!
    1025 days ago
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