I finished the 2 week exercise of no white flour, no sugar. I bought on peanut butter chocolate kiss cookie at the bakery and enjoyed it immensely. I also bought a loaf of Italian bread that was baked with slivers of garlic throughout. Delicious. And a tomato dish is going to figure into tomorrow's plan along with another slice or two. The bakery in Murphy hasn't heard of whole grain yet.
I DO agree with the wisdom of eating whole grains rather than grains stripped of nutrients and then fortified; and plan to do that, but I will still probably eat homemade bread made with white wheat flour from time to time. (just not the 6 pack of donuts in 2 days!!)
At this point, the Eat to Defeat people are not saying to avoid or limit animal products like Dr. Fuhrman is. As I understand Dr. Fuhrman, he is basing a lot of those ideas on the China Study.
And you are aware that the Eat to Defeat research shows anti-angiogenic benefit from dark meat chicken, yo. gurt, salmon, and other fish, shell fish, and those 4 cheeses (gouda and jarlsberg were 2 of those. So they are not saying to avoid animal products.
And they evidently have evidence that there are benefits, as far as anti-angiogenesis. So, if I choose animal products, I try to ONLY choose those that are on the Eat to Defeat List,
Example: Dark meat poultry instead of white
Yogurt instead of ice cream
gouda instead of cheddar
salmon or shrimp instead of I'm not sure what.
But that is how I think of it. If I buy a rotisserie chicken, I pull off all the chicken meat. I use the dark meat on salads, a iittle at a time or in soups. My dog gets to eat the white meat. She is very happy.
Until I finish losing the weight, i am going to limit animal products like Dr. Fuhrman recommends. He says a maximum of ONE serving a week, if you have a lot of weight to lose. I am trying to do that. This week, i thought I wanted a ground turkey patty. I fixed that and ate one bite. Gave the rest to my dog. It wasn't what I thought it would be. The same thing has happened with many other things I used to eat.
And if you are at goal weight and have no heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc. he says you may eat one serving a day, every other day. The idea is that allows your body a day of fruits and vegetables to clean out any harmful effects from the animal products before you pollute your body again. He says the fruits and vegetables are what your body needs to handle the food we eat that might have harmful agents. (think processed foods with all the additives)
I hope I have stayed focused on your question.
We can start a discussion about the reasons why Dr. Fuhrman says we should limit or eliminate animal products if you like.
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