Wednesday, January 01, 2014
I was reading some blogs yesterday and I stumbled on one that talked about ETL. I had to look it up since I'd never heard that phrase before. Eat To Live, which is a book by Dr Fuhrman. Read some additional info on the internet and read comments on Amazon. Dr F advocates, from what I've gathered so far, eating mostly vegetables and beans. Your protein will come from the veggies since you will be ingesting so much - up to a pound a day. 6 weeks of this way of life and you should drop some serious weight and feel fantastic. Well I've been stuck at a plateau since before Thanksgiving, and I already eat a lot of veggies so I'd only be giving up my daily fish and occasional slice of bread. Okay I'll try it. Mixed up a huge batch of bean, onion, tomatoes stuff that I normally roll in lettuce leaves or tortillas and measured out into containers. This will be my lunch each day for the next week. Then I cooked my regular zucchini, kale, onion, mushroom, tomato stuff and measured into containers too. This will be part of my dinner (with salad). Not sure what I will have for breakfast as I don't want to be at school all day with onion breath. I am desperate to break this plateau and will give it the 6 week commitment that Dr F advocates.
Also started adding in my new exercises for 2014. Jumping jacks today along with pushups (yup, they are back) and some light weights. Still jogging in the basement with a new movie starting today - Waking Ned Devine. So I'm off!