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RATFINKROB's Photo RATFINKROB SparkPoints: (21,751)
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2/6/12 10:10 A

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I have given up cigarettes, meat, refined sugar, alcohol, and fried food. That's it!

Step away from my coffee and no one has to get hurt! Oh yea and while your at it toss me a slice of whole grain sprouted bread emoticon

Rob

I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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2/5/12 10:11 P

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I order it online: www.iherb.com/ I drink it with vanilla soy creamer sometimes and it tastes REALLY good !!! give it a try...I am away from coffee completely and don't miss it at all !!!

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2/5/12 9:14 P

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I have never heard of Pero............I love my coffee with vanilla creamer. Can it taste like that? Where do you find this to try?

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1/26/12 1:57 P

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Yes it could be hard to go gluten free.. especially with the PERO containing......
barley, chicory and rye, all on the GLUTEN elimination list....





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NIKINA_G's Photo NIKINA_G SparkPoints: (3,757)
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1/26/12 1:22 P

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Great !!! you are an inspiration for sure !!! I quit drinking coffee two month ago and am now enjoying a good cup of PERO , which is made from barley, chicory and rye, tastes like coffee tho :) yummmmm....I havn't eaten meat beside chicken and fish in January and will stay with that habit . ALso no sugar. It would be hard for me to eat no gluten tho...I love bread too much !!!

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1/26/12 11:47 A

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Wow! Your capability for restraint is admirable - I'm sure it bodes well for future success!
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"I will run, until there's no one left to run. I will love, until there's no one else to love." - The Dears


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1/26/12 9:10 A

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Hi EASTFALLS! You're an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your story. I look forward to hearing more from you!

~JODROX~


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1/26/12 7:31 A

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Hi folks,

Just coming off of a month of:
no caffeine
no alcohol
no gluten
no refined sugar
no meat

Which means I have been reacquainting myself with the flavor of fruits and vegetables (really juicy red grapefruits are my favorite). Lots of roasted vegetables and I used Mark Bittman's Food Matters cookbook to give me ideas of ways to combine things - like sweet potato rounds baked in the oven and then sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.

I have yo-yo'd around for several years but have, like a pin ball machine, settled in the zone of giving my body and mind a break from all the crap that I accustomed myself to putting in it in excessive quantities.

A friend of mine shared an article with me at the beginning of January that talked about the difference between intentions and goals. Intentions are more like guiding principles and in that regard, they are supremely helpful to me in that they are less focused on a number (as in 20 pounds to lose) and more on a way of like, such as "I will be kind and respectful to myself, emotionally and physically". It is not kind or respectful to myself to assault my body with junk while depriving it of the very real things it needs. And we all know the crossover between physical and emotional, so when I am unkind to myself physically, the emotional piece is not far behind.

So this seems like the most appropriate forum for me to check into, and I will share my experiences as I go.

BTW, the month of January was a good start for me. I ate well, learned to embrace and enjoy decaffeinated herbal teas (who knew?) and lost 11.5 pounds in the bargain. Starting this weekend, I am easing back into caffeine (will reserve that for the delicious lattes I love on the weekends at my favorite coffee shop); will start having red wine with dinner; will stay away from refined sugars pretty much altogether, I think; will do the "sane eating" regime that Bittman has talked so much about.

Here's looking forward to new days and healthier (and happier) mindsets.....

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