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4/29/12 11:53 P

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Welcome -

Congratulations on taking your health & future into your own hands. I recommend you consider watching the following documentaries, they are available through Netflex, and Red Box: Forks Over Knives & The Engine 2 Diet, Food Matters. Another that is available for free through Hulu is Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. This one is close to the message suggested below to the 80/10/10 diet.

Good Luck!!

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DS9KIE's Photo DS9KIE SparkPoints: (259,851)
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4/25/12 11:41 P

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I agree eating fruits and veggies is the way to go. Read Eat to Live by Joel Furhman

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4/25/12 1:51 P

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Lots of fresh fruits and veggies will give you tons of energy. Fats, in any form, slow down and/or blocks absorption of these good carbs by your body. Trust me! I have crashed several times because of it!

Karen is right, getting the processed, salty food out of your diet is a biggy.

Welcome to the team!

Edited by: JULESRULES78 at: 4/25/2012 (13:53)
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4/25/12 1:43 P

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Welcome! Id recommend cutting out dairy and cheese and salty foods and also processed snacks. That would start you off in the right direction.

Karen - The Green Smoothie Loving High Carb Low Fat Raw Organic Vegan Co-Leader Low Fat Raw Vegan : www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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FOR RAW FOOD SUCCESS READ 80/10/10 BY DR. DOUG GRAHAM! EAT FRUIT! CARB UP!


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4/25/12 1:36 P

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I'm with ya! As far as knowing how to be healthy and not gain weight while being a vegetarian. I am new to this and am just starting out. Carbs and starchy foods have been uncomfortable for me in my diet for a long time so transitioning to eating those for energy and fullness is difficult. I afraid it is making me gain weight. I need to know the healthy balance for optimum energy and cleanliness.

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4/25/12 1:17 P

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I have been a vegetarian for four years and somehow have gained unwanted pounds. I need everyones help to make good food choices to lose and maintain a healthy weight.

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