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12/22/17 11:15 A

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I started eating plant based 6 days ago. I was going to wait until the beginning of the year...but decided to jump into it early emoticon My goal is to lower my cholesterol and triglyceride numbers (although in the healthy range they are creeping up every year) I also hate the idea of hurting animals emoticon Good luck on your weight loss journey....and have a great Spark-Day! emoticon



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12/15/17 8:25 A

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I'm glad to see there are some people using both SP and choosing a WFPB diet. It has made a huge difference for me! And the best part is, I am no longer tempted by the sugary sweets that are flooding our office and everywhere at the holidays! It is so freeing to be able to know that I can be in control like this! I hope we will continue to communicate about this. As I said before, I joined a FB group and get daily posts from others about recipes, encouragement, or just helpful tips.

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12/13/17 8:11 A

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I am happy to find like minded folks who are on the whole food plant base diet journey. I think it is the key to health and the key to avoiding the pleasure trap triad (continuously seeking food, avoiding pain, conserving energy or AKA laziness). I feel satiated and in control. As a matter of fact, I never felt so good and satiated in my entire life. It requires efforts but it is very well worth it. I am so satiated and satisfied that I am not even tempted with junk food of any kind. I am doing it for good health, if I lose weight, fine but it is not the first goal even though I am considered obese. I enjoy feeling in control when it comes to food. It is not like other form of control, it is effortless, it is just a state of being. That is what I like the most about it.

Edited by: REMEMBERPICTURE at: 12/13/2017 (08:12)
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10/26/17 8:18 A

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Thanks for responding to my post. I love SP but I needed to try to help myself heal after a cancer scare. I bought some of Joel Fuhrman's Eat to Live books, that is hard to do, so I am working with it to modify it to work for me. BEANS seem to be the answer for the protein! Although of course many plants have protein as well. I recommend you check out (not necessarily join, it's expensive) that diet plan, and also I found a lot of help in a FB group, called Whole Food Plant Based Eating. The constant share of recipes, encouragement, etc. has been great. Ultimately I would like to be able to use SP to track my plant based diet.

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10/25/17 9:30 P

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I'm doing this. But not with any system. I'm on about day 45. The hardest part is my entire meal planning is around protein. Apparently I never got enough protein when I was eating meat. I just did not buy it or want it. So, Knowing correct protein levels help you to lose weight, which means I would weigh less and then need less protein. I'm all for the losing weight. I'd love to hear your favorite go to protein meals. Oh, I'm not doing soy, or wheat, or sugar, or dairy. Limited selection. Thank god for chia seeds, hemp seeds and flax seeds, as well as protein powder.

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10/15/17 8:37 A

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I am searching for like minded people who follow a Whole Food Plant Based diet. I recently battled cancer and am working to correct my body's imbalances with food. I started with Dr. Furman and for the first time in a long time lost weight and I feel wonderful! I would like to join a group if there is one.

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KENTUCKYLADY48 Posts: 4
9/9/17 12:35 P

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hi. i am planning on starting the whole food plant based diet in a few days. i have been slowly transitioning from the standard american diet. i never was a big meat eater so giving up meat is no problem for me but dairy is. i still have a little milk and some butter. eggs are hard to give up also.i am going to try almond milk as a replacement for the milk.
i have watched a lot of videos and read a lot about this diet and from what i gather is in order to get enough calories you will just need to eat more food. try to pick the starchy vegetables as they say they are better for energy. and lots of greens. i have to add greens to a smoothie cause i cant stand them, except for lettuce.
ok well i'm just rattling on here lol. nice to meet you my friend



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7/20/17 11:05 P

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I too just started on a plant based diet. I was getting to where I would get physically sick when I ate beef or any processed foods. I was sick so often I lost 23 pounds in a couple of months. Not a good way to lose weight. So I was looking around the internet for answers and everything I found kept coming up eat a plant based diet or a 1 ingredient diet. So I started with that a few days ago. My trouble is I am not getting enough calories and will end up still losing weight. I want to maintain my weight at this point. Any tips what to eat will help.

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5/14/17 9:47 A

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Hi! How is your plant based diet going? I transitioned to a whole food, plant-based diet (with juicing) over the past couple of years. I recently started cutting out almost all oil. I was also greatly influenced by Forks Over Knives, as well as The China Study. The movies Food Choices and PlantPure Nation were also very good.
-Stephanie

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8/17/16 8:24 A

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I ate a whole food plant based diet for two months at the beginning of the year. I felt great and lost weight too. Then work became stressful and my daughter got married overseas ... well, I even started eating some meat, and I've been vegetarian for 8 years! I am back from my travels and motivated to get on a whole food plant based diet again. I am hoping by joining Spark People that I can find like minded people. My inspiration for going wf plant based was the film "Forks Over Knives". I truly believe this is the way to a healthier me. I just need to keep motivated, because it is a lot more work than getting fast food or cooking something processed, or just eating cheese ...!



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8/2/16 9:35 P

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There is a vegan chef named Chloe Coscarelli. She has been featured on the Food Network a few times and has several cookbooks. Her recipes look really good and adaptable for us "real people." She also has a website with lots of recipes



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7/27/16 10:02 A

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Thanks for this info: I will check out PPN!

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
― Winston S. Churchill


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7/27/16 8:48 A

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The BEST cookbook for plant based whole foods is hands down Plant Pure Nation by Kim Campbell!!! I own dozens of cookbooks for PBWF and this is my go to book every time. The recipes are easy and most have ingredients we are all familiar with and they are tasty to the point even my carnivore husband likes them.

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7/19/16 10:25 A

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Hi,
I started on the Eat to Live regimen (Dr. Fuhrman) 8 days ago and have see my blood sugars drop 30-40 points (in AM) and have lost 8 pounds. I also just feel better! It does take work and planning to eat a plant-based diet, but now is a great time to pursue a start on this way of life. I would suggest going to your library and borrowing Eat to Live and the companion cookbook so that you get some ideas.

I also started back on the treadmill, as my goal is to be healthy and get my diabetes under control. Good luck with your journey!

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
― Winston S. Churchill


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7/9/16 10:15 A

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Check out Dr Fuhrman.com
He is a M.D. and a nutritionist

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6/28/16 1:13 A

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Hi all,
I'm looking for some new friends interested in vegetarian or plant based diet recipes and advice. I'm trying hard to cut out meat and animal products. I just need a little push in the right direction. Thank you....Julie

Life is short. Enjoy it while you can.


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