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6/26/12 9:16 A

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Here's a link to an article by Jeff Novick, RD on calorie density that you might find interesting www.forksoverknives.com/the-calorie-
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One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.- Eleanor Roosevelt

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6/25/12 10:24 P

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Whole grains, beans/legumes, sweet potatoes and other starchy veggies (without butter, cheese, etc.), tofu/tempeh/seitan are all good choices. Fill up the rest of your plate with greens and veggies, and be sure to eat some fruit. Each doctor seems to have slightly different recommendations for following a plant-based diet - Fuhrman, Esselstyn, McDougall, Barnard. None of us are qualified to offer medical or dietary advice; we just know what works best for us through experience and reading. You might want to ask your doctor for a referral to a dietitian who is familiar with plant-based diets to help you develop a personalized program.

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One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.- Eleanor Roosevelt

The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. ~Ann Wigmore


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6/25/12 9:09 P

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Eat complex carbs. They don't impact your cholesterol like ANY fat, sugar and simple carbs do. The best way to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (Dr. Esselstyn: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease) is to eat mostly whole veggies, whole fruits, complex carbs and legumes. Lower you intake of fat of all kinds including olive oil.



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6/25/12 8:59 P

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I have begun to limit my simple carbs in an attempt to lower my cholesterol and triglycerides. My diet is already so low in saturated fats that there's not much place to go there. Likewise, while I could stand to lose a little weight, I really shouldn't lose a whole lot.

I've been using the nutrition tracker, and it seems that I'm not getting enough calories to maintain my weight. As I said, that's OK for a little while, but it shouldn't go on forever. A vegetarian diet limiting simple carbs is simply not very calorie-dense. Packing in enough food to maintain my weight seems just about impossible to me. Any helpful ideas?

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