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2/27/12 7:43 A

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I went to a restaurant in Ann Arbor yesterday called Seva, they had an extensive vegan menu, with many standard items which could also be "veganized" - I got this whole wheat wrap thing with veggies and tempeh, also had avocado - delicious. I wanted to try it because I have never had tempeh before. Don't want to have too much soy based product (certainly no more than once per week for me, if that) but it was pretty good. Other than the avocado, this didn't have a lot of fat in it (well, maybe tempehy, not sure yet on that) and that is good fat, so didn't feel too bad about it.

I know this challenge is about NOT eating out, so sorry for posting here. I am trying very hard to find places I CAN eat reasonably well, since I do have to go out often.

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2/26/12 9:10 P

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I think the sodium content is unacceptable for me. I have to keep my hypertension under control, and 960 mg of sodium is just about the max that anyone should have in one day. So I think I'll continue to avoid Subway.

The fat total wasn't as bad as I had thought, but I know in my heart that it is still much higher than what is in my own cooking.

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2/26/12 8:20 P

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I always get the veggie pattie one and they said it from Morningstar so I didn't think the fat was too high. My daughter got their new falafal sub. She said it was pretty good.

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2/26/12 7:55 P

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Subway used to be one of my favorite places to get a special sandwich. That is, until I found out that processed meats are highly associated with cancer. I tried their veggie patty sub, and liked it until--I found out that it had high levels of fat in it. There's always an "until," except so far, for Ruby Tuesday's salad bar. Who knows? I may find out that they spray salt on everything. I wouldn't be surprised at all. (disclaimer--never heard that about RT, but it's just a theoretical example).

The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

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2/26/12 12:44 P

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I don't eat out too often, but I did get Subway last week. I thought it tasted too salty.

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2/25/12 2:16 P

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that is what I have been trying to do for heatly and money reasons.



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2/25/12 12:01 P

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I can sometimes get away with this, but there are times that I have to attend functions that are luncheons. Eating in a restaurant would be better, I could order from the menu.

These functions are typically a set menu, everybody gets the same thing. SO - that usually means I eat a salad, if I'm lucky it doesn't already have dressing on it. Sometimes I'll get really lucky and have a baked potato. The last one I went to had baked chicken, mashed potaoes buried in gravy and a salad buried in ranch dressing. A few steamed veggies was all I could eat. Fortunately I was with a friend that gave me her steamed veggies in exchange for a doggie bag with my chicken!

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2/25/12 11:04 A

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Unfortunately this is one I cannot do. I have to take clients and suppliers out for lunch at least once a week (often times more) and next week for example, I have two dinners out with suppliers who are coming into town for meetings.

I think it's a great challenge though, for people who don't have to do business over meals.....I am not really into eating out too much anymore unless I can go to a sushi place (vegetarian sushi only) which is my new big craze. ;-)

A friend and I were talking the other day, she's been pretty much an ETL type eater without realizing it, she said when she goes to restaurants, she can't believe how salty and otherwise "blah" the food tastes. I agree with her 100%. I guess fresh, whole foods really do taste so much better once you get all the yucky stuff out of your system and give your body and taste buds a break from it. I never would have thought.....

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2/25/12 10:59 A

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This seems like a do-able challenge, but one that would improve health overall. It is likely a switch from the American lifetstyle for many.

This past week: no restaurants for me. I enjoyed the Winter Minestrone Soup and Rasedar Rajma (curried kidney beans) from www.fatfreevegan.com , both of which I made during the wonderful three-day weekend (thanks to President's Day).

Edited by: BURRITAELITA at: 2/25/2012 (11:00)
The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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