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Friday, March 07, 2014

emoticon WOMAN up. Show some strength and willpower. Walking the path can be challenging. It's so worth it. Let's prove the doubters wrong.

emoticon GOOD things happen when you GO FOR IT. Yesterday was the start of a new challenge for me. Eating within the the recommended RDA or as close as possible and within my calorie range. The goal is to IMPROVE MY HEALTH.

Once the health improves then all things should fall into place. Healing is the focus. I experimented a few days before tasting, making up some recipes, seeing if the idea was even feasible. After playing around with some numbers on the food planner I came up with a few menus that will work. Eating this way requires you educating yourself on what foods have the most nutrition. Nutrient density is a key to our health.

This is what I ate yesterday. It was not hard to feel full, satisfied consuming so many foods. I stayed within my calorie range and I met most of the RDA. As you can see it is a wide variety of foods. Never was I hungry during the day. Some of the food I ate raw, juiced. The rest I cooked up making a big bowl of sauteed vegetables. YUM. emoticon

emoticon Grapes, 1 cup, seedless
Lemons, 2 fruit without seeds
Asparagus, fresh, 20 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long)
Swiss Chard, 3 cup, chopped
Garlic, 1 clove
Kale, 4 cup, chopped
Parsley, 2 cup
Lecithin granules, 1 tbsp
Wheat Grass Juice, 8 oz
Fenugreek Sprouts 3 cup
Bean Sprouts, Raw Mung, 3 cup
MCT Oil (Now Sports) 1 serving, 1 tbsp
Snow Pea Full RDA analysis, 98 gram(s)
Snow Pea Full RDA analysis, 98 gram(s)
Sweet Corn, Fresh, 1 cup
Yellow Peppers (bell peppers), 1 pepper, large (3-3/4" long, 3" dia)
Spinach, fresh, 1 cup
Zola Coconut Water, 16 oz
Brazil Nut (1 nut), 1 serving

As you can see it's highly NUTRIENT DENSE. Fruits and Vegetables are the new super-foods. I consumed 123 grams of protein from VEGETABLES. Calcium 136 which meets the RDA. No milk needed. Most of the B Vitamins are within the RDA. B-12 needs and Vitamin D requirements are met by a supplement. B-12 is not manufactured in many plants. Recently a few unusual fruit have been shown to create it. Vitamin D is found in Mushrooms and is made by the sunshine.

Calories: 1,346
Fat: 27 - 60g -38
Carbohydrates: 135 - 252g - 245
Protein: 60 - 136g - 123
Sodium, Na: 500 - 2,300mg -1,364
Calcium, Ca: 100 - 150% - 136
Fiber, total dietary: 25 - 35g -76. I juiced part of the food, so the fiber count is lower than posted.
Potassium, K: 3,500 - 4,700mg. - 8,525
Vitamin B-12: 100 - 200% - - - - 1 - 0
Selenium, Se: 100 - 200% - 171
Vitamin D: 100 - 150% - - - - 27 - 0
Iron, Fe: 100 - 150% - 381
Magnesium, Mg: 100 - 125% - 256
Riboflavin: 100 - 200% -138
Vitamin A, IU: 100 - 110% - 2,415
Vitamin B-6: 100 - 200% 143
Vitamin E: 100 - 200% 127
Zinc, Zn: 100 - 200% 70
Vitamin C: 100 - 500% 2,075
Folate, total: 100 - 125% 300
Manganese, Mn: 100 - 200% - 389
Copper, Cu: 100 - 150% 208
Phosphorus, P: 100 - 125% 252
Fatty acids, total saturated: 0 - 25g 17
This is the kind of food you eat, when you EAT TO LIVE.

I feel great. Actually WONDERFUL.

My experiment started about a week ago, unofficially. It was a time for testing some ideas. What blew me away was how wonderful it makes me feel. It sparked my desire to do this for the long haul. Just Imagine what wonderful improvements can happen.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CTUPTON 3/20/2014 6:40PM

    Looks like you have found the fountain of youth!

We are so proud of you! You are describing this fantastic way to eat!

Thanks so much! chris

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ANNEMARGAR 3/20/2014 7:07AM

    Thank you for sharing the macro-nutrients. I have been thinking of switching to a vegan diet, but worried that I could not get in enough protein for muscle development. 123g of protein is great!!

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SUSIEMT 3/8/2014 2:00PM

    I am really impressed with your list of food. I just don't know if I could do it myself! However, I need more leafy green veggies in my future! Keep up the good work!

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ERIN1957 3/8/2014 12:49PM

    You are so right on all counts!
You rawk big time!

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SMITHKRISTI 3/8/2014 11:00AM


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AZMOMXTWO 3/8/2014 10:18AM

  great blog

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MAMISHELI53 3/8/2014 9:33AM

And "woman up" indeed! I think in many ways women are stronger than men!

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NYARAMULA 3/8/2014 4:37AM


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JANIEWWJD 3/8/2014 12:08AM

    There you go!!!!! Go for it and be happy with yourself!!!!
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RICKI157 3/7/2014 11:50PM

    emoticon You are doing emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 3/7/2014 10:28PM

    Keep it up

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TEXASFILLY 3/7/2014 8:11PM

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MICKEYH 3/7/2014 6:15PM

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EILEEN828 3/7/2014 5:58PM

    Excellent, excellent, excellent! This fits exactly the diet I spoke of earlier. The only thing that made me cringe was the MCT oil. My son was using that in the hospital and it helped to promote the diarrhea he had, still sort of has( that and the mega antibiotics he needed for bacterial infection). The diet would call for unheated virgin olive oil ( heating it destroys it's health properties). Plus you should eliminate tomatoes, potatoes (except sweet potatoes or yams) and especially peppers of all kinds except black pepper, and eggplant and tobacco. These are all plants from the nightshade family and you are allergic to each plant's individual compounds. The diet would also call for drinking slippery elm bark powder(tea) and American yellow saffron tea to help with detoxing. You want your diet to be 80% alkaline and 20% acidic from all foods. Get outside for more vit D and go barefoot or leather soled shoes to ground yourself ( it eliminates free radicals in your body. Look up grounding on the web if you haven't heard of this yet). Thanks again for your continuing inspiration! emoticon

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OUATEONE2 3/7/2014 4:38PM

    Enjoyed your blog and educational as well. Not sure I can be a complete vegetarian but have been reducing animal protein sources from our diets and will continue to do so. emoticon

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TOKIEMOON 3/7/2014 2:56PM

    Super job - Your diligence is paying off! I wish you much continued success. I'm not able to give up eating chicken and fish. This cold, bitter winter season, I need warm, cooked foods to feel satisfied. I hope to 'lighten' my habits when the weather changes.

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TTHINAGAINN 3/7/2014 2:40PM

    INCREDIBLE!!!! emoticon You've sparked me! I have been vegetarian and even gone full vegan and felt wonderful when I was. I need to get back to that spot again; I was much healthier!

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JANTHEBLONDE 3/7/2014 1:47PM

    Another awesome blog girlfriend! You are such an inspiration! You rock!

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GERIKRAGH 3/7/2014 12:56PM

    Great job! I can never get my RDA but hope it evens out over the week!

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SMILINGEYES2 3/7/2014 12:05PM

    Taking charge is so important.

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WALLAHALLA 3/7/2014 12:05PM

    I love the food list. I hope you keep posting that. It will help me make a grocery list so that I can imitate your good habits. Some of it is not available in my area, so I'll just have to do the best I can.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/7/2014 12:01PM


Thought you might enjoy this:

There is a beautiful saying in India’s ancient Vedic tradition: “If you want to recreate the world, look at it with fresh eyes.” Today have the intention to see one thing as if for the first time. Look without the camouflage of your memories. Sometimes the hardest thing is to truly see someone we have known for a long time, such as our partner, child, or friend. We assume we know who they are, and so we stop seeing. It is also important to look at yourself as though doing so for the first time. We may assume that we know ourselves, but as we are discovering, who we are is much more than our limited ego-mind can envision. Through the eyes of your true self, take a few moments to consider how truly magnificent you really are.
Existence, consciousness, bliss. Deepak Chopra

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DRAGON-CHICK 3/7/2014 11:58AM

    You rock!!! Congrats and way to go!!!

Love this blog! Keep 'em coming.

(Please! I need the motivation!)

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PJB145 3/7/2014 11:54AM

    I wish you much success. I know if you put your mind to this new way of eating you will succeed. Good luck.

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