Hello fellow Minnesotans, some of whom I know from another team! I am changing my food plan and after reading the Engine 2 diet, plus the Eat for Life book, I am switching to a plant based diet. I've lost almost 30 pounds on weight watchers but it's just not working for me anymore. I'm tired of the points counting and I don't feel any better. Some years ago I lost a lot of weight on a McDougall/Ornish type diet and felt really good. I went off of it and gained the weight back and added a lot of medical issues. So now I'm on retirement, living alone, and I want and need to make changes. I've decided that the only thing I really have control over is my diet so I'm taking charge of it. I'm visiting my son and will be home tomorrow when I will clean out my kitchen and stock a lot of plant based foods. My goal this week is to not eat any cheese, red meat, or chicken. I may use up the canned tuna in my cupboard until I get some good bean recipes going. Wish me luck!
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Such a nice post! Thanks for sharing. You know the old saying, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone." I did the same thing as you: ate well for a long time and slowly crept back into bad old habits. I have been back on track for about two years now after middle age and bad eating started catching up with me, showing up with some health issues. I was tired of doctors telling me that there was nothing to do about it but take a pill to mask or fix the symptoms. I am out to prove them wrong!
There are lots of answers to the question of what constitutes healthy eating, but one thing is for sure: it doesn't come in a package with a list of unpronounceable ingredients. Good luck with your quest!
My name is Debra, I live in Minnesota, a transplant from Oregon. I've been happily married for 23 years, despite the fact my husband prefers to eat processed foods, beef, pork, & junk food. My husband claims that he married a granola cruncher...I proudly accepted the label. Sadly, I admit over time I lost the label. Consequently, we both gained weight. I continuously told him good nutrition is the key to a healthier life & is better than prescription drugs. I guess I'm a little slow...it took me a while to figure out...teach by example...I am hoping he'll catch on. I am thrilled to find this team. Debra
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