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Beginning Saturday

Thursday, June 25, 2020

I have been failing with eating lately. The cravings are so intense; I can't eat sugar, flour or dairy in moderation without them triggering cravings. I've gained 10 pounds trying to get off of flour and dairy due to the intense cravings that come when I don't eat them every day. The sugar cravings came back without eating sugar. It must be the flour and maybe xylitol. Whatever. I'm done, just done with these cravings and trying moderation.
Beginning Saturday I'm starting a WFPB Bright Line Eating plan. I'm going to try it for two weeks to avoid sugar, flour and dairy completely to see if the cravings will eventually subside.
Friday morning I'll go to the city and get veggies prepped. Saturday is D day...

MY FOOD PLAN WEEK 1

7 BREAKFASTS
1 protein 1 breakfast grain 1 fruit

Soy milk, coffee, brown rice/wild rice & fruit
Soy milk coffee, hot quinoa/millet and berries

7 LUNCHES
1 protein 6 oz veggies 1 fruit 1 fat

2-Stir fry veggies, tofu, soy sauce garlic and ginger, canned pineapple
4-Broccoli or other frozen veggies, peppers, onions, garlic, Butler soy curls, tofu or tempe, fruit
1-leftovers smorgasbord, fruit

7 DINNERS
1 protein 6 oz veggies 8 oz salad or more veg 1 fat

1-Hummus with carrots celery cucumber, baked tater and garlic, onion, pepper (tahini is the fat)
4-Vegan meat, potatoes, bell pepper onions garlic, squash or frozen veggies and salad
1-Chard, white beans and mushrooms. Mashed taters with toppings. Salad
1-Pinto beans, corn, onion, garlic, can tomatoes, mixed veggies, Southwest seasonings. No fat

Plan for 5- 8 oz salads with 1TBS salad dressing unless fat free count the 1-fat
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  • no profile photo CD25161562
    Well I should have read this blogg first - you are doing the same program I am on - BLE - it is a great way of eating - definitely not a diet but a way of life - and the support you get from doing the program is way up there. Glad to hear your happy with it.

    NOTE: I read somewhere about soy - will see if i can find the information as i believe it gave a negative comment on having it - something to do how it works in the body - will look for it
    208 days ago
  • MRSLIVINGWELL
    Gosh! I could have written this blog word for word, including the 10 lbs (except I need to lose 15)! In my case it was company and traveling which introduced more foods that trigger my cravings. What usually works for me is to step down the bad things (cold turkey is hard to do) until my taste buds recover.. So much of the travel food was processed crap with high sodium. I lost six pounds in a week easily with just having my normal amount of sodium (very little) and using no processed foods.

    My getting serious will include eating before 6:30 pm and cuttting out the desserts (no sugar, fruit sweetened desserts as a last ditch effort).

    It might not seem like it, but I am more interested in healing my body (reducing cholesterol) than weight. But I am also very frugal and would rather not buy new clothes because the perfectly fine ones I own don't fit!

    LOVE your menu!

    Mrslivingwell
    Mcdou
    gall Plan Leader


    214 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    I think cravings are your body telling you it needs something.
    I think that when you eat that something that you're craving AND you already have a negative thought about it, like it will make you gain weight if you eat it, it's not a good idea to eat it.
    Your beliefs are very powerful.
    So, you either have to change your beliefs about the food, or avoid the food.
    I have tried both.
    I refuse to eliminate entire food groups from my diet in hopes that I will lose weight. I am not willing to forgo foods that I love, so I have instead changed my beliefs about food.
    It didn't happen overnight. It takes practise, like meditating takes practise.
    My advice is to feel good about what you have chosen to eat, and then eat, knowing that your body is being nourished.
    Sending love and hugs!
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    214 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2020 8:56:31 AM
  • AKA_TROUBLE
    I definitely try to keep that stuff out of my house. Still, my son wants his Ezekial bread and PB&J - I put them down in his kitchen immediately when I get home. emoticon
    214 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    I did the Forks Over Knives WFPB for 3 months.

    When I get cravings for sweets I eat dill pickles and the cravings stop.
    215 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Good luck with the Bright Line Eating . . . honestly it's a good eating plan. I find being off flour and sugar and eating regular meals and it really helps me.

    Hugs and good luck.
    215 days ago
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