September 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm #14235
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I had my amazing chat with @MrsLoveChard today and my husband and I commited to a 100 day challenge to see us through to the end of the year. My husband is quitting his nicotine gum, and has his insurance medical in January to motivate him. I am commiting to abstinence from CRAP for 100 days and following the Nutritarian lifestyle.
The chart is up in the kitchen.
I’ll aim to post updates here.
Wish me luck.8+
September 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm #14244
YAY! Saturday is 100 days until the end of the year. YOU GOT THIS.
Wow, 200 a month savings for cutting the gum? Insane. I’m not sure what Canada laws are for life insurance but great blood work, blood pressure, and weight typically puts you in a preferred category for cheaper rates.2+
September 21, 2017 at 3:18 pm #14246
Thanks for the nudge. Sorry I missed today’s live session. I had my time conversion wrong.0
September 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm #14324
September 23, 2017 at 2:01 pm #14381
I used to drink a Glowing Green Smoothy (GGS) for my breakfast, so I decided to try it again today. Let’s just say tommorow I will have my Joel Fuhrman Chocolate Cherry Smoothy. If I’m being good I will have my leftover GGS first.
Lunch was emergency freezer tofu fingers with salad. I even ate the tofu fingers first. I know a no no, but my system was mad at me for not having my usual cacao. Maybe there will have to be some nice cream this afternoon to suck up to my taste buds.1+
October 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm #15981
I still drink GG smoothies and love them! Something about the grit from the pear and taste of the celery I just LOVE. And I’m always iron deficient so I feel like having the lemon helps my absorption. Do you not like the taste?1+
September 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm #14493
I’ve brushed my teeth, and even though bed time is a couple hours away, I’m calling it; 10 days all Nutritarian, no CRAP. 10 days is my new record. It makes me excited to aim for 14 days. It was defiantly easier today, and I was able to cut out the classic starch serving aside from the bit in my bean burger.3+
September 25, 2017 at 10:26 am #14523
Isn’t it silly how a number on a scale affects us so much. The number goes down and we’re happy. The number stays the same and we’re mildly diaspointed. I try to remind myself not of the number I once was at my lowest, or my goal, but of how far I’ve come. 9 lbs down today since starting In the nation. 50lbs down from my highest.2+
September 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm #14868
Numbers don’t define us… they just exist. They’re jut numbers. WE put emotions and feelings to them unnecessarily. Remember that the scale has NO power on you, it doesn’t know how you feel, it doesn’t know that you meditated today and had a huge salad [for example]. The scale and numbers… its just data. That’s all. Take note, and use your energy on things you LOVE. You are amazing.3+
September 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm #14660
Day 12. Yay 2 more days until 14 days of detox from CRAP.
In August I had been working up to having a 16 eating fast overnight every night. When school started back up I was to worried to do this and went back to my old hour. I’ve been working on being done eating by 6pm. Today was my first day not eating until 10am. The last hour and a half my stomach was defiantly more noticeable detoxing, but I made it totally fine so new goal on my @SarahRose Daily Habit tracker is to not eat until 10am.3+
September 27, 2017 at 11:09 am #14754
Day 12. I ended up driving around like crazy yesterday without my lunch. I had to go to a market that happened to have vegetable rice wraps. At the time I thought great and grabbed one. Now I’m wondering if the rice wraps we see through the health community are a Nutritarian no-no as there always white? I think it’s one of those situation where you aim for the 100%, so that when your forced to chose something less than perfect, but still a fairly healthy option, your ok. Or am I totally wrong, and white rice wraps are a Nutritarian fail?1+
September 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm #14864
The white rice wraps that we see in health stores with veggies and tofu are definitely not a Nutritarian “fail.” This is one of those “aim for 100% and fall at 98%” times, in my opinion. I wouldn’t sweat it, cause you’re not making it a staple. It’s more of an on-the-go type thing.2+
September 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm #14794
Day 13 I think was my first nailed it Nutritarian day. For the last 5 years I’ve sipped of 64 ounces of very green all produce Smoothy until a late lunch. Today I only had 16ounces at 9:45am, then vegetable lentil soup with raspberries at noon, followed by a giant salad tipped with bean burger patty and cantelope at 5.
I thought I was doing fine with detox cravings, but cutting back on my Smoothy, sticking to just eating 3 times, was probably the worst detox day i’ve gone through. Also a really strong sign that it was the right move as I was obviously slowing down my detox before.2+
September 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm #14866
Once you’ve pushed through detox and remain compliant, those symptoms won’t hang around like they are now. You are doing amazing… 9 pounds since you joined Nutribabe Nation! AMAZING.2+
September 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm #14936
Day 15; the 8/16 fasting, 3 meals a day was way easier today. Excited for my soup, and I think a little banana nice cream is going to happen.2+
September 30, 2017 at 9:17 pm #14992
Day 16 was a lot less toxic hunger and easier time with no snacking and 8/16 fasting2+
October 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm #15034
October 3, 2017 at 1:14 pm #15274
I’ve been very confused about green tea. I’ve read caffeine is bad and I’ve also read antioxidants in green tea are good.
Page 248 The End of Heart Disease by Joel Fuhrman; “It is important not to consume more than a very limited amount of caffeine, as it will enhance withdrawal symptoms (toxic hunger), making it much harder to not eat.”
I don’t need harder. Time to switch to decaf green tea.1+
October 3, 2017 at 11:04 pm #15435
For caffeinated teas, I definitely suggest to limit like Dr. Fuhrman says. Green tea has amazing health benefits but for the most part, it’s suggested that we are not relying on it for energy or to function. Basically, have no dependence on it. I’ll have a glass or two a few times a month maybe, but it’s not a staple.
For more info and benefits, see: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/green-tea/1+
October 4, 2017 at 9:18 am #15499
Yesterday I ate a large salad with beans and Nutritarian dressing at 11;30, with Chia pudding and raspberries for dessert. Than from 4:30 to 5:30 I ate Nutritarian pasta Marinara and banana nice cream with raspberries.
First day meeting The End of Heart Disease eating windows. Supper went great. Brunch was a bit weird, after I finished eating I still felt something in my stomach (toxic hunger?). I pushed through and it eventually went away. So today’s i’ll stay tough.2+
October 4, 2017 at 8:02 pm #15783
@Bethany I would say it still felt like, what I’ve come to think of, as my toxic hunger. Almost like it took longer for body to realize I’m fed it right away. It did go away.1+
October 6, 2017 at 7:52 pm #16061
It takes time for the brain to realize when the stomach is full, which is why it’s recommended to chew and eat slowly. You may have just been full and began digesting. 🙂1+
October 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm #15785
October 5, 2017 at 10:43 am #15847
Day 21! Yay! On Day 1 day 21 so did not seem possible.
Yesterday was one of those days I so would have gone for fast bad food. At my son’s school for Harvest Lunch the whole day preparing a Thanksgiving Feast. Didn’t even have a chance to eat at all until 2pm. Said no to all the food I was serving, thinking of you guys (Did I mention 11 homemade pies). I’m still a little shocked my body was fine going 20 hours without food. Of course I have lots of fat for it to eat 🙂
Kept passing the boys French fries with supper and eating my platter of brown rice stir fry .
Couldn’t do it without this community.2+
October 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm #15908
Day 21 is ✅ 😁2+
October 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm #16063
YASSSSS look at you ROCK. <31+
October 7, 2017 at 11:58 am #16102
I was reading some Fuhrman and he talked about your waist circumfrance being the best judge of a healthy size. I like this because it takes into account your weight might be heavier due to healthy muscle. Dr. F. Said 32″ max for women, but I found this by the less reliable Dr. Oz and liked it. Take your height in inches and divide by 2. That’s your max waist size to be out of danger. Might be a better measure for those really tall or short. I’m 5.3″ so 62/2=31.5″. I was technically 31″ this morning but my waist can fluctuate a lot Day to day. Opinions?
October 7, 2017 at 3:23 pm #16119
I started re reading ETL and was highlighting/flagging my copy. Trying to get all the little bit of wisdom, and came across this this morning.
“Do not try; instead make a commitment to do it right… It takes more than a try to quit addictions; it takes commitment. A commitment is a promise that you stick with, no matter what.”3+
October 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm #16326
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I really needed to read this today Kimberly “Do not try; instead make a commitment to do it right… It takes more than a try to quit addictions; it takes commitment. A commitment is a promise that you stick with, no matter what.”
Thank you for sharing!! I’m new here and excited to follow along on your journey, you are doing wonderful and it’s great to see you succeed!!3+
October 8, 2017 at 2:34 pm #16341
YES — I love that too!! Welcome, Ashley!!1+
October 8, 2017 at 8:39 pm #16398
Day 24 eating all Nutritarian.
Canadian Thanksgiving was at my house today. I did serve traditional stuffing, buns, gravy, turkey, and pie. I did not eat these. I also served Nutritarian salad, 3 roast veg, ETLD mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Everyone loved the food.
I ate my normal giant salad, roast veg, a little cranberry sauce, and my cup of mashed potatoes. For dessert I had blended frozen fruit with a date. Felt totally normal and included.
I feel like this was a big win, as eating Nutritarian felt totally normal to me today.
October 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm #16457
This is so great to hear, Kim! “Totally normal.” 🙂1+
October 9, 2017 at 10:15 am #16432
Scale numbers can sometimes be depressing. In a week I can have days no change, others a little loss, somedays up. I have an iscale that tacks everything on my phone for me. My favourite feature or the Trent charts. I think they much better show progress than just the numbers your looking to go down.1+
October 9, 2017 at 7:25 pm #16486
October 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm #16578
Is honey an addictive food? I have always loved ketchup. I’ve weaned down to a honey sweetened all natural ketchup. I’m thinking this might be something I need to order From Dr. Fuhrman’s site.
I ate late so I wanted my hot meal first. I also had an emergency rice appear avocado veg wrap on the way home for lunch. I did not eat the sauce.0
October 10, 2017 at 5:38 pm #16583
2 months ago I was crying in my hotel room, while on vacation, upset over reaching a new 7 year high in weight. All gained while on a Nutritarian meal plan, and exercising, and meditating.
But I wasn’t all in. I was still trying to have 1 or 2 “treats” a week.
Today I’m 11 pounds down, and fitting back in pants without elastic waists. BMI 22.8. You have to be all in. Daily accountability to a community is so important to me. So grateful for you all being here.3+
October 12, 2017 at 5:20 pm #16703
Look at how far you have come in 2 months!! So happy for you!!!1+
October 10, 2017 at 9:56 pm #16596
To awesome to not share. It’s the GBOMB song.0
October 11, 2017 at 7:42 am #16607
That was really cute, thanks for sharing.1+
October 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm #16625
My BMI today is 22.7.
I am so excited to be 22.7.
If your not aware of it 22.5 is one of Joel Fuhrman’s magic numbers. At 22.5 we are no longer considered in a health risk overweight zone. At 22.5 BMI you will live longer than average.
I want it so bad.
Let’s “flood your body with nutrients to heal and detoxify it, using superfoods as a way to promote wellness and longevity. By completing and sticking to the program, your BMI will fall below 22.5 and stay there for the rest of your life.” The End of Dieting
We got this. Let’s do it.3+
October 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm #16628
Amazing!! Good for you! All that hard work and commitment is paying off for you and your health!
October 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm #16776
Day 28 in the bag
Last night I did just water between my pm meal and my am meal. It went fine. It did cue in my toxic hunger more, but that’s awesome. I want those toxins leaving, not staying. Then the fat can safely follow.0
October 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm #16856
Just water between meal was easier today. I promise to write more tommorow.0
October 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm #16949
Day 30 100% Nutritarian
When your just starting Day 30 seems so far away. Looking back, it feels like a blink.
Today I’m back to the weight I was 2 years ago, and I did it while eating abundantly.
I came across this quote from page 93 of The End of Dieting. It’s from Emily’s twelve vital tips for losing weight. Tip 1;
“Success has nothing to do with economic status, nationality, education, social standing, professional training, career choice, a stable upbringing, or even support from loved one. Success is a direct result of thoroughly studying, understanding, and assimilating the science behind Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritional recommendations- and then making the decision to tenaciously earn your health back, no matter what. Success is having both feet in at all times, not “trying” to eat high-nutrient foods during the week and indulging on the weekends, or eating healthy only when it’s convenient. Trying only leaves the door cracked open to indulging in a whim. All who have succeeded made a firm decision to commit 100%.”
After 30 days and 12 pounds I agree with this 100%. I was afraid before. Afraid of failure. Afraid of never tasting chips and Oreos again. We have to let go of those fears. Forget them as they are holding us back. What’s on the other side is so much more amazing that our old comfortable vices.
You got this.! Your a Nutritarian Warrior!2+
October 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm #17093
I noticed last week that the more cooked non starchy vegetables I eat, the more weight I lost. It was like a magic pill. Load my plate with roast vegetables, weight came off overnight.
So this week I’m challenging myself to have a portion of non starchy roast veg every night with dinner, and to include a roasted crucifer.
Here is asparagus, chanterelle mushrooms, 2 eggplants, and cauliflower. The cauliflower is amazing. I couldn’t stop eating it.
Next week I’ll try to make it more green.
My favourites to roast are Shitake mushrooms, eggplant, asparagus, green beans, snow peas, zucchini, and cauliflower.2+
October 17, 2017 at 9:23 am #17192
Interesting that you mention that. The pound of cooked non- starchy vegetable box on the nutrition tracker seems to be the hardest for me to tick off! I always get a lot of raw veg in but cooked is harder for me. I will use your experience as motivation.1+
October 17, 2017 at 6:03 pm #17209
Wow this looks so good! Love this: “I noticed last week that the more cooked non starchy vegetables I eat, the more weight I lost.” YASSSSS1+
October 16, 2017 at 1:14 pm #17149
I’m a bit amazed by that number. I’ve never even done 5 days straight of any plan before this. It’s also become habit , and I honestly crave the food.
I don’t want those Halloween chips and chocolates in my house. I want me vegetables, beans, and cacao banana nice cream.
It’s all kind of amazing.
We’re all read the Nutritarian books that promise that the cravings will go away. They never did before for me because I wasn’t “on” all the time.
It’s not a lie. There really is light at the end of your food journey.2+
October 17, 2017 at 9:26 am #17194
I completely agree with you. It’s easier to be 100% than 95%. I know for me, I’m either 100% or I’m literally sitting in my pantry hiding from my kids and eating vegan cookies out of the box. Funny not funny? 🙂2+
October 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm #17211
33 days… about 1/3 of your 100 day challenge goal! I love watching your FLOURISH!1+
October 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm #17227
I was doing some serious happy dancing this morning.
And then I was afraid to post it.
I’ve been having so many break throughs and I feel like I’ve been doing so well. It makes me scared. Scared to be that girl crying in her closet again because nothing fits. Scared to go back to feeling like I have no control of my body. Scared I’ll back slide again.
But I’m not going to change. I’m not going back. I am in the drivers seat and staying there. I know what to do. I stay Nutritarian. I will never again out CRAP food in my mouth. I post and check in because that is what works for me.
Today my BMI is 22.5 and my waist 32″.
Now I’m a woman, so that weight may go up and down for the next bit. But I’m going to lock it in during these next few weeks, because I know how to do that now.2+
October 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm #17230
I totally feel you!!! I was scared of the happiness.. the crazy energy I felt… the success I was having. “Will it last?” And I can tell you this… as long as you keep doing what you’re doing, yes. It does last. 🙂1+
October 18, 2017 at 6:32 pm #17291
I ended up fasting through my all the way from dinner last night to dinner tonight.
I’m just kind of happened. I hosted a book fair at my son’s school. I took my lunch salad and fruit to eat, but only managed to get a single strawberry in my mouth (due to busyness)
There was about half an hour we’re I really feelt the toxic hunger (shaky and brain fog). Then it was gone.
I find being able to recognize that it’s just toxic hunger, and therefore be able to miss a meal, has been a huge help with staying compliant. I don’t have to panic and eat something less than ideal if I’m rushed. I can just wait it out until I find the time to eat Nutritarian.0
October 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm #17339
I found a Member-exclusive Facebook Live Chat: Benefits of Caloric Restriction and Fasting on DrFuhrman.com .
I apologize to those who don’t have membership to Dr. Fuhrman’s site.
It’s a great 27minute video.
I also caught myself snacking intentionally today. At 4pm I started preparing supper and started nibbling on the veggies I was prepping. And then life happened and I didn’t get to eat my actual meal until 5:30. Good reminder to be always vigilant.0
October 20, 2017 at 8:46 am #17375
Thanks for the link. I will have a listen today at work! 🙂1+
October 20, 2017 at 1:41 pm #17395
AM meal of pound salad with Fuhrman’s easy almond vinegrette. Cup of tofu fingers. Mini oranges.
I had 3 days of insanity so loving myself today with healthy food and some gentle yoga.1+
October 20, 2017 at 5:04 pm #17412
When hunting for pickles for Tuno I started wondering about salt limits.
The End of Heart Disease says if we ate only natural foods with no salt added we would consume about 500-750 milligrams of sodium a day. Which is supposed to be the perfect amount to maximize health. For maximum Disease prevention, sodium levels should be less than 1000 mg/day.
So I would consider 250 mg/day added sodium to be my max.
When hunting for pickles, Marinara, and no sugar ketchup it’s hard to find no sodium added.0
October 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm #17451
I’m down for a total of 15 pounds today.
Generally i have tox hunger at some point between 2-4 in the afternoon. By the time it’s actually time to eat, it’s always gone. I often re-watch Nutribabe videos at this time if I can. This is often when i’m in the kitchen cleaning up after school, getting the kid a snack, or prepping supper. I also like the craving videos that The Watering Mouth has.l so i’ve included the link to one:1+
October 21, 2017 at 6:59 pm #17455
Congratulations!! 15 pounds is fantastic!!! How long has it taken you?
I felt some lower throat hunger today after 16 plus hours of fasting and think I felt true hunger. It’s amazing how not uncomfortable it feels in comparison to toxic stomach based hunger. Who knew! I likely have never gone long enough with food to really feel it.1+
October 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm #17459
It took me 10 weeks total, but I’ve only been 100% Nutritarian compliant for ~5weeks, and trying to follow ETL guidelines for 4 weeks. Let’s say 3 weeks following 8/16 eating hours. I think I’ve been very close to meeting ETL guidelines these last 2 weeks. My weight loss really accelerated with the last two shifts. Eating my 2 pounds of veg has maybe been the fastest weight loss acceleration.
I also didn’t have as much to lose as some members, so this is very fast weight loss for me. I started at 5.3″ 140 pounds and am currently 125 pounds.
Isn’t it crazy that all this time we thought we were starving, but we were just detoxing.2+
October 22, 2017 at 11:37 am #17470
A typical meal prep week for me would be a salad dressing, giant salad for half the week, a veg/bean soup, 2 trays roast vegetables, and a bean dish. Just add fruit and your done for the week.
I typically double my soups, so i always have one in the freezer to pull out. I sometimes put some starch vegetables or grains in my soup. Bean burgers and loafs typically have a small amount of grain to.
Happy food prep day.1+
October 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm #17486
That’s a great food prep! I’m lucky to get a double batch of soup and a base salad. I typically ensure there are beans in my soup but would really benefit some adding some cooked veg to my meal prep. I will try that for next week. Roasted Brussel sprouts is sounding mightly good1+
October 22, 2017 at 11:59 am #17472
Let’s be honest. Today my weight is up a bit. Not a full pound, but more than half.
I know why to. I didn’t eat my full pound cooked veg last night, nor my full cup of beans. I’ll make sure to nail those two today, and my weight will go back down.
The minimum 1 pound raw veg, 1 pound cooked nonstarchy veg, 1 cup beans, and ounce of nuts/seeds are a minimum for a reason. You really do need to eat them to lose weight.2+
October 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm #17502
I was aiming for half green roasted non starchy vegetables. Apparently I over shot. Tasty anyway. The cauliflower I bought will just have to go in another dish.
Asparagus, green beans, shiitake, zucchini, and My first time roasting beets. All with a lemon tahini dressing. I used the dressing bowl for my salad to spread the yumminess around.
Now I’m wondering if Beets are a starchy vegetable? I assume green beans are a non starchy vegetable and not part of my bean quota.
Prepped some Fuhrman’s Sunny Bean Burgers. I’ll make them again, but there not as good as his Chickpea burgers.
I like to throw them in my salads or with a plate of roast veg.0
October 23, 2017 at 8:11 am #17543
October 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm #17583
What’s your favourite workout? I like to mix mine up for variety and fun.
I walk my 3 year old German Shepard every day. I love to climb up the mountain I live on, but I can’t do that very often as it gives me really tight hip muscles. Hills are very stressful on the joint. So most days we walk an hour flat.
My body and mind needs yoga. It just doesn’t feel good unless I get it in. I like Boho Beautiful on utube for yoga and meditation and yoga.. They have beginer flows.
I also need Foam rolling daily even for 10 minutes to feel okay. Lauren Roxbugh has videos on utube and for sale for foam rolling, Pilates/yoga inspired foam rolling workouts, and rebounding routines (twice as effective as running). Her book is a must have for me.
Together yoga, foam rolling, and meditation mixed with Nutritarian eating make my body feel healthy, strong, flexible, and supple.
I also just enjoy classic weight training like what’s on Tone It Up, and I adore Ballet Beautiful (book and streaming videos) for strength training as well.
Excersise has never helped me lose weight. I’ve weighed some of my heaviest when doing extreme exercising daily. But I love muscle tone, flexability, and feeling good in my body. I also think for health you need to do something every day wether it’s waking, yoga, or physical chores.
Ballet Beautiful workout:
Boho Beautiful for yoga and Pilates:
October 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm #17585
I just found a Lauren Roxbough rebounder workout. The 10 minute rebounder is equivalent to 30-40 minutes of running. Strengthens bones, detoxing, tones you booty and core, flushes fat, good for your heart, strengthens your pelvic floor, and low impact (I have no cartilage left in my Kees so this is important to me).
We can find 10 minutes, right?1+
October 24, 2017 at 9:23 am #17629
Dry skin season has kicked in where I live. Making sure I get my daily ounce of nuts/seeds, tablespoon flax seed, and my 4 walnuts.
I have had eczema my whole life. At times I have been covered head to toe. I have scars from when it was so severe. I have been admired to hospital for it, and had doctors try and insist it was Chickenpox because my skin was so inflamed. For 2 years I could not go in the sun because the damage to my skin was like second degree burns. So the Nutritarian anti inflammatory lifestyle is very important to me. I even get complements on my skin now.
Doctor Fuhrman recommends we all take omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA). If you have eczema he also recommend “GLA from Borage oil or Black Currant seed oil. This may help improve the health of the skin, as well as reduce skin inflammation. Taking sufficient nutrients such as vitamin D, Zinc, and others via a multivitamin may help support skin health in general, reducing rash severity.
Probiotics have been shown to help in various allergic diseases, including eczema, and are a key part of treating eczema.”
Hope you all have beautiful and healthy skin this winter season.1+
October 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm #17662
What I ate today:
At 11am 3 cups of spinach with 3 cups of my premade salad mix, add Nutritarian dressing and bean sprouts. Dessert was 2 banana blended with flax, cacao, and smudge of Penut Butter, and topped with blueberries.
Supper was green beans, mushrooms, and zuccini with lemon tahini dressing. Fuhrman’s Sweet Potatoe soup, a bean burger patty , and oranges.1+
October 25, 2017 at 9:10 am #17681
November 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm #18515
YESSSS Love that you are tracking this! <31+
October 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm #17860
I’m a big fan of John Gabrielle’s visualizations and meditations for weight loss. This is a free one he just put out, and I really like it. It has a clense theme but I consider eating Nutritarian as pretty much being a clense; your eating clense foods pretty much except for the occasional flour product.
It was a big help to me today. The last 2 days I’ve been so busy I just ended up eating one giant meal each day. I’ve felt totally normal, which is very helpful on crazy days.1+
October 27, 2017 at 9:25 am #17920
things I do when I want to cave:
I do a lot of emergency meditations to get me through cravings. Utube craving videos and I have an app.
Short yoga sessions from Boho Beautiful on utube.
I’ll re watch utube videos by The Watering Mouth, ETLD, and Love Chard.
Walk, exercise, or Distract myself until I’l I’more mindful.
Stuff myself full of tea. Lots and lots of tea.
Read Fuhrman book passages.
Read and post here many times a day. This defiantly makes me stronger and would be my number one tip.
Think of my progress and that I’m not going to wipe it out. I have a board where I tick mark each day as Complete them Nutritarian. Each day makes stronger. It really does.
I also give myself windows we’re I’m allowed to eat, and only in those windows.
In the beginning I let myself binge on produce. it depends which stage your at and your goals. I think it’s better to have a platter veg and hummus than cave to to red food zones.
It’s a wave. It will come and go. Just ride it out.
It sounds crazy, but I do each of these daily. It’s a mindset shift. I am a food addict and I don’t eat addictive foods. I check in with my addiction coach (you guys) I’m done 42 days. If I can do it, you can do it. We’ll do it together.
November 3, 2017 at 4:08 pm #18517
Love all of these, I think you are nailing it. “Each day makes me stronger. It really does.” THIS. I am so proud of you and your dedication to yourself and to other members. Thank you so much for being here!! In addition, I love watching cat videos, playing with my cat, taking a nap, calling my mom or a friend.1+
October 27, 2017 at 9:51 pm #17968
When I started here I made my password my goal weight. I need to pick a new password now.2+
November 3, 2017 at 4:09 pm #18519
KIMMMMM OMG! YAY!!!!!1+
October 28, 2017 at 10:37 am #18057
I just read through all your posts. Congratulations on your success!!!!2+
October 28, 2017 at 10:39 am #18060
@Kermont I would highly recommend the iscale. It’s pricey but a good treat or present. I don’t have to bother writing anything down as it tracks for me, so I can see how far I’ve come. . I really love the trend charts. On a day or two we’re I’ve gone up a little I can look at the trend and realize it’s all good. It also shows that sometimes I stay the same but my muscle has gone up and my fat down.0
October 28, 2017 at 6:07 pm #18070
My am meal was a pound of roast nonstarchy veggies and 1/2 cup roast beets. Roasted in lemon and tahini. Plus a Fuhrman Sunny Bean burger. With green tea and Strawberries.
My PM meal was a simple salad of Arugula, spinach, green and purple cabbage, tomatoes, bell peppers, green onions, carrots, cumbersome, avocado, hemp hearts, and I squeezed a lemon on top.
No fancy dinner will have anything better than banana ice cream. Today I did 1 frozen and 1 fresh banana, 1 date, 1 tbs flax, 1 tbs cacao nibs all blended. I consider it Nutritarian Oreo cookie nice cream.1+
November 3, 2017 at 4:14 pm #18521
I have been OBSESSED with roasted vegetables lately!1+
October 29, 2017 at 12:22 am #18090
Home from my fancy charity gala. It was a buffet so i just chose a green salad that had the dressing on the side, and left the dressing off. There were nuts and caramilized onions that were probably done in oil, but I’m not counting the minuscule amount.
I was going to roast veg but after a bite I was pretty sure they were drowning in oil.
I drank my water all night and had a lovely time.
They key was that I ate my normal supper (at my normal time) before I left. I even had my Nutritarian dessert so I was never tempted by the other food.2+
October 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm #18113
I’m down 17 pounds since joining the nation. Lately my energy has been crazy high.
I made a double batch of veg/ bean soup. I added some light coconut milk and current powder to half and out in the fridge.
The second half I froze. Turns out I already had one in the freezer.
Just using no salt vegetable broth, your favourite veggies, greens, onions, garlic, and beans and your done as a base. I like to add some fresh basil. Then I decorate it. Sometimes current and coconut, other times Marinara. I’m thinking of adding some pumpkin to it next time for fall flavours.2+
October 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm #18154
I went shopping today for a me Halloween costume idea (my son loves Rainbow Dash from My Little Ponies). I was honestly frozen looking in the mirror of the change room; these can’t really be my legs. I can’t seriously fit this extra small size. (it’s GAP, if you take me down town I’ll be a bigger size. But I’ll take it)
It’s the exact opposite way I felt just 8 weeks and 18 pounds ago when I hid myself in maxi dresses.
So grateful I found this lifestyle and this group.2+
November 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm #18523
Seeing the changes in the mirror is sooooo crazy. Congrats on all of your success! So glad you’re here.1+
October 31, 2017 at 1:53 pm #18244
My waist at my belly button has been below 32” all week. My BMI and waist are now no longer overweight. Yay living long and healthy. Excited for Day 50 this Friday.2+
November 1, 2017 at 7:45 pm #18314
The Cookie Doe Hummus cookies need to leave my house. They throw my Nutritarian game off. Best to make just enough for your one treat day.2+
November 2, 2017 at 12:01 pm #18389
The cookie dough hummus will get you every time!!!! 🙂
So I guess it was good in cookie form…I’ll have to give that a try!2+
November 2, 2017 at 11:24 am #18360
Water fasting until supper today to reset my body from Halloween Nutritarian treat. So excited for tommorow’s day 50. I feel like there needs to be a watermelon cake and singing. Hmm… now I think I deserve a new workout books as a treat.
I have a sweater in my closet that my mom gave me years ago. I’ve never worn it as it was massively unflattering. I always figured it was just cut bad. I’m wearing it today and I look pretty darn good. Turns out all those lumps and bump issues were self made and not a manufacturing issue.3+
November 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm #18525
“…and I look pretty darn good.” HELL YES YOU DO, FLAUNT THAT1+
November 3, 2017 at 4:52 pm #18529
In 50 days I’ve lost 18 pounds and 8% body fat. I’ve gone from medically overweight to a healthy Nutritarian BMI and waist. I so wish I had my waist measurement from the beginning as I’ve lost 4” alone in the last month.
I’m going to celebrate with salad and watermelon because that’s what my body want now.
I’m disappearing from cell signal for the weekend. I’ll write it and post when I get back.2+
November 3, 2017 at 5:24 pm #18537
November 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm #18675
Day 51 & 52
I was at my fathers cabin for the weekend.
I was raised on lots of raw veggies. Whatever we could grow as we were poorer. A bit of other stuff, and daily baking by my mom. For the most part I’ve always had lots of raw produce in my diet, and baked sweets. I’ve been leaning in to Nutritarian (and gaining weight) for most of the last 4 Years. Healthy food at this point comes as pretty yummy to me.
The reason i gained weight for 4 Years while leaning in, is because I love to binge on healthy and unhealthy food. The cabin was my place to binge. I would eat amazing all week, and then let myself eat whatever whenever at the cabin on weekends.
For the first 50 days of my challenge I was to scared to go to the cabin. My fathers cabin is like living in a 7-11. Every type of bad food is cramed in there and always visible. Everyone at the cabin lives off the worst things all weekend.
This weekend was a big victory for me. I brought my own food and ate only that. I so had extra berries and banana ice cream. But I stuck to my meal times and ate only Nutritarian.2+
November 9, 2017 at 9:25 pm #18918
YAY What a HUGE success!!!1+
November 6, 2017 at 7:40 am #18691
Very proud of you, those childhood traditions are hard to break and you did it. Not the best weekend for me, I got Gardina Fishless filets, I know they are very bad for me but my wanting them won me over back on track today.1+
November 6, 2017 at 10:34 am #18697
Today I am the same weight I was when I graduated high school. Though I so do not have my 17 year old selfs muscle tonne. Good motivation to strength training today.
Day light savings time messed me up yesterday. I think I’m actually going to let my eating times shift a bit forward. I’ve been doing brunch and dinner.. I’m going to experiment with breakfast after the kids have been dropped off, and lunch before I pick them up. That way I’ll have more time with the family in the evening instead of eating for an hour.
I also saw the Fuhrman quote on his website this morning and thought to share:
“Spending more time in the non-fed state activates biological processes that help to prevent cancer and promote longevity. When the body is not digesting food it is most effectively detoxifying and healing. If we eat too often, we miss out on these beneficial processes. Snacking is typically recreational eating, and that means excess calories you did not need.”
Happy Nutritarianing today!3+
November 9, 2017 at 9:24 pm #18916
Congrats on getting to your HS graduating weight! I like the idea of shifting forward — I am doing the same thing. It get dark SO early!1+
November 7, 2017 at 7:01 pm #18815
I’ve been having body dysmorphia issues lately. Looking in the mirror and not being in love with my thighs. I know this is crazy, cause my thighs a beautiful and strong. I might need to get a real mirror in my house like they have in department stores. You know the ones, perfectly angled to make you look your best.0
November 9, 2017 at 9:23 pm #18914
Talk to me about this. What is it about your thighs? Are you valuing your success or self worth on your thighs? Talk it out.0
November 8, 2017 at 10:54 am #18843
In a couple weeks we have to go for a work weekend in Whistler. It’s only a few hours for us driving so I’m planning to pack a cooler and put it on the patio.
There’s supposed to be breakfast and supper provided. Saturday is the Xmas party meal and they even had a vegan option.
I’m thinking I’ll pack a lot of fruit, and some hearty salads that would included cold quinoa and beans. Herbal tea bags and Overnight oats should work to.
There’s a lot of healthy restaurants in the area where I can get vegan soup and drinks, but even there I’m expecting cold pressed oil and sea salt.
After hearing about @Bethany ‘s Mexico trip I’m concerned to go off course even for healthy soups. I want my 100 days but I’m also worried there’s a point we’re it becomes unhealthy. Even more so I don’t want to go through detox again.
November 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm #18912
In my experience, it is a LOT easier to bounce back from a little oil and salt in a salad or soup [not fried, etc.] than it is to bounce back fro refined sugar and refined grains. I would still see that as moving forward in your 100 days, just take notes of how you feel.1+
November 9, 2017 at 9:40 am #18890
Loaded my phone with daily affirmation.1+
November 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm #19076
For the last few years I’ve been working unsuccessfully with Naturopaths because I was starting to enter my midlife change. I was early puberty, but stillness I’m only 38. My cycle was very short and very irregular. My cycle has now lengthened back out and become consistent in the 4 months of flooding my body with Nutrients (I’ve been leaning in fairly heavily for 4 months).1+
November 13, 2017 at 5:50 am #19079
This lifestyle is just so damn good for us, I had headaches for over 40 years about 98% of the time, it was a normal thing for me. They are gone most of the time except for the seasonal allergies like right now with the fall leaves. 38 if far to young to start what seems like menopause, glad all is back on track.2+
November 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm #19175
My seasonal allergies are a lot better to. Not entirely gone, but I have hope. I have pretty extreme dust and mold allergies. The cold season is my worse time of year I’m sneezing at least 75% less and not as long in the morning.2+
November 18, 2017 at 10:38 pm #19466
I used to have bad dust and mold allergies too! Along with ragweed, dogs, and seasonal pollen… all are pretty much gone. Sometimes I can feel it, but I would say I’m at 90% or better all the time.1+
November 14, 2017 at 7:35 am #19232
I’m starting a yoga and Zumba class this week, ordered a yoga mat and it should be delivered today. We have a senior center that I just joined and they offer so many classes even a mindful meditation might give that a try too. Know what your going thru with the allergies I love looking at fall leaves but they don’t like me, take care.2+
November 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm #19236
I’m 5.3” I went from 139 pounds to 121.4 pounds. From a BMI of 25 to a BMI 21.5. From 34% body fat to 27.2% body fat. To a waist circumference at my belly button of 31”.
So I’ve lost 18 pounds and 7% body fat lost. Those are big numbers for someone my size and slow metabolism.
60 days of eating Nutritarian. Cravings way down and no longer driving me. I reach for hot water and meditations when I want to eat between meals now. I conquered eating Nutritarian in front of others. I no longer panic and turn to junk when I’m out and don’t have my food. I can now make quick whole food meals in a hurry, or skip when needed. I have a foundation of meal prep, eating, and new healthy habits to carry me forward.
My allergies are way less. I sleep better. My energy and mood are up up up.
I fit in my clothes again. I went from a medium to an extra small. Clothing shopping for the new me is so fun.
Thank you Nutribabe Nation.3+
November 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm #19289
Congratulations!!! Seeing your success is so motivating!3+
November 15, 2017 at 1:57 pm #19291
Another pound down for a total of 19 pounds lost since joining the Nation.
I forgot my ereeder at my parents place so I can’t give you the exact quote. Sorry. I was reading The End Of Diabetes and it was talking about salad greens being negative calories. You eat your big pound of salad and it actually causes energy (Hello stored fat) to leave your body. Talk about mortivation to step up my Salad game.
The magic weight loss pill has been found. It’s salad.5+
November 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm #19368
I was listening to Super Immunity today, and Fuhrman was talking about exercise boosting Immunity. I love to be active, but I’m not a big fan of activity that makes me sweaty enough to need a shower. I like hiking, Pilates, barre, yoga, ballet, and weight training. Fuhrman says for Immunity you need vigorous exercise, but as little as 5 minutes can help. So I’m challenging myself to rebounder for 10 minuets every other day.
Fuhrman also posted a Holiday article so I’ve included the link here:0
November 18, 2017 at 10:58 pm #19468
So much success, Kim. You are not only helping yourself but are helping show so many here in Nutribabe Nation how this is all possible!3+
November 19, 2017 at 9:54 pm #19577
Cabin weekends are defiantly getting easier with less cravings for the temptation all around. I bring my computer with exercise and yoga videos on it, do those when tempted to eat.3+
November 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm #19644
I was another pound down today. That’s 20 pounds down since joining Nutribabe Nation. Nutribabe Nation is the magic pill We’ve been waiting for.
Enjoying seasonal treats provided by Mother Nature.3+
November 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm #19812
I am so excited and happy and PROUD to read this! Thank you so much for sharing. I am so glad you’re getting so much out of Nutribabe Nation. YOU are putting in the work learned here! <32+
November 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm #19652
This is my food prep for the week. I’m real lazy and I can whip this together in under 2 hours, including separate prep for my non Nutritarian guys.
I do very similar prep every week. I prep a salad twice a week. A dressing once a week(un-honey mustard) . When I make soup I double batch and freeze half (I converted lazy lentil to Mexican by swapping black beans for the lentils, and adding salsa). I roast 2-3 trays of veggies in lemon and tahini, and I make a bean dish (tofu fingers fingers).
I’ll have salad and the bean dish for my lunches. The soup and roast veggies for my supper. Just add fruit, and ALWAYS banana nice cream.2+
November 20, 2017 at 5:14 pm #19654
I haven’t made tofu fingers for a few weeks, they will be on the menu tomorrow.2+
November 21, 2017 at 9:41 am #19697
A friend was going on about how eating fruit would make her fat. I’m so sick of that idea. I went from overweight to an extra small eating a minimum of 4 fruit a day. I know TEOD says max 5 and low sugar fruit, but for non diabetics I think fruit is second only to non starchy veggies.
Berries and pomegranates starve our fat cells. Lots of fruit is negative calories. Fruit lengthens our tolemeres, this reverses aging. Fruit fights cancer. Think of all those nutrients.
I’m 117 pounds today. That’s due to greens, non starchy veg, beans, nut and seeds, and fruit. Fruit power 🍉 🍎 🍌 !
Short Fuhrman on fruit:
The Watering Mouth reading ETL fruit section:
November 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm #19814
I love Cheri! I forgot that she did the Nutritarian Nuggets and we have the Nutribabe Nuggets! 🙂 Did you see my video interview with her? I need to get it up here in the Nation, too:1+
November 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm #19781
November 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm #19818
November 21, 2017 at 7:06 pm #19822
Oh, awesome! A few other Nutribabe Nation members came here from that interview as well! 🙂1+
November 22, 2017 at 2:53 pm #19897
This weekend we are going to Whistler for my husband’s work’s Xmas party. I’m so excited. I’ve never been to a ski lodge before. Planning lots of sledding with the family.
I’ve already contacted the hotel and asked for the group menue for the two breakfasts and 2 suppers provided. Nothing was vegan, gluten free (allergies), or even close to Nutritarian except fruit at breakfast and raw veggies at supper the one night. The hotel was willing to make me something for me and charge me, but I declined. The hotel did offer for free to make me a no oil salad and a vegan dish for the one fancy supper, so I accepted that.
The hotel has a juice and Smoothy bar so that will cover me for breakfasts. I bought Lara bars, berries, and mandarin oranges for desserts.
Going to prep 3 days worth of cold bean and veggie salad and take with me in my cooler as our room has a little balcony I can keep it on. So I should have a happy Nutritarian get away.2+
November 22, 2017 at 4:58 pm #19901
You look great, sure you’ll have fun and smart to call ahead.3+
November 23, 2017 at 9:15 am #19920
Aside from the 21 pounds I’ve lost since joining the Nutribabe Nation, I’m down 10% body fat. All while mainting my muscle mass!!!
I wish I had my waist measurements from the beginning. I started tracking waist in October and I’m already 5” down at the belly button in 7 weeks.4+
November 26, 2017 at 5:41 pm #20075
CRAZY AMAZING progress, Kim! You look phenomenal!1+
November 25, 2017 at 4:05 pm #19980
My schedule got crazy and I had to fast pack my going away cooler. Apples and mandarin oranges, 2 Lara bars, 2 pounds salad, and dressing. I ate my roast veggies and tofu fingers on the ride up.
Turns out we have a tiny fridge in our room and a microwave. Wish I’d knows as I would have brought some soup.1+
November 25, 2017 at 4:09 pm #19984
Arrived at the hotel last night. Had sparking water and raw veggies at the first event last night. Then ate a couple bananas when I got back to the room.
At the breakfast event I had herbal tea and fruit.
When out with friends at Starbucks I had a cup of steamed coconut milk mixed with peppermint tea. I so recommend this as a seasonal treat.
Now back at the hotel having my pound of salad.
Will think of you all tonight at the big event.2+
November 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm #19993
So I just figured out that all the alternative mills at a Starbucks have a sugar in them. Pretty upset about that.
At least I only had less than a cup, so I’m going to meditate and shake it off.
I liked it as a treat so i guess I’ll have to make my own at home. I’ll share if I have any victory, but I think heating a cup of my favourite nut milk wit a drip of peppermint or a herbal tea bag and some water sounds tasty and easy.
Sorry if I messed any one up.0
November 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm #20077
No sorry needed! I know the feeling of finding out something later… ugh! BUT now we know for moving forward! Homemade is always in our control, so that’s a plus. Coconut peppermint! I mean, oh my gosh sounds so great.1+
November 26, 2017 at 12:54 am #20044
Back from our fancy Xmas work party. The restaurant was amazing, and they did make my Nutritarian meal adjustments.
I was given a Vegan butternut squash soup, then a giant plate of different veggies flavoured with lemon and herbs; turnips, squash, mushrooms, baby carrots, Brussels sprouts, sprouts, and something resembling a potato latke. Then both the gentlemen I was between gave me their green beans. Add water and herbal tea and I felt like I had a total treat.
I’m going to have to try and remake it.
I also meditated 3 times today to help.3+
November 26, 2017 at 5:44 pm #20079
SO great to hear! Love the meal, sounds wonderful.1+
November 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm #20088
Listings to the audio book Bright Line Eating by Susan Pierce Thompson. So enjoying it. Right now she’s talking about will power and how we only have 15 minutes of it a day. Which is why will power doesn’t work for me.
Things you can do to restore willpower: glucose, prayer, sleep, meditation, gratitude, and social connection.
This explains so much of my success in Nutribabe Nation. I post here daily for my social connection. Eapically when I feel at my most vaunarable (like yesterday). That’s a social connection for me booting my will power.
Of course Nutribabe’s also make me more grateful for having healthy food, health, you all, and life in general. Boosting my will power.
Being a Nutribabe makes me want to take care of myself with sleep. Boosting my will power.
Banana Nice cream boosts my will power through glucose.
Plus Nutribabe meditations. Boosting will power again.
There we have it; Science says Nutribabe Nation boosts your willpower.2+
December 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm #21110
OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! “Nutribabe Nation builds your willpower.” <31+
November 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm #20292
What I want / Why I want it from the Holiday Challenge:
1. Long term goal no more than the inch to pinch at the belly button that Fuhrman recommends for health. I measure my waist at the belly button since October, so that’s how I’mm track. I’m also grouping lose 5-7% body fat in this as they are pretty much the same thing.
2. 365 days Nutritarian. I haven’t decided if I’m going to do this all vegan or if I will occasionally taste something animal. My heart says go all vegan 100% 100% of the time. I have always wanted to be vegan since I first heard about it as a little kid. For the love of animals, for the environment, for health, to set an example and change the world. I’d love feedback on this goal please.
365 days should also flood my body with nutrients, reversing all the damage, achieving optimal health and beauty, avoid getting sick, and make me an awesome example for my loved one. Rocking 40 Nutritarian will feel good next year.
Should I discussion forum the 365 days? My 100 day journey comes to an end in 2017 and I’m a little lost what to do next.
3. Daily meditations to make me a better person. For my boys and my mental health.
4. I want great muscle tone, agility, and flexibility. To be able to do whatever I want to do with my family. For health. For me.
5. To go to my annual eye exam and be told I’m no longer a Glaucoma risk. Flooding my body with nutrients and keeping toxins out should do this. The reversal of my allergies I’m seeing should also eliminate any damaging inflammation. Why? I want to see all the beauty of the world and my boys smiling faces.
6. To read a health book every month, complete the Nutribase course every month, and watch every Nutribabe video. Why? To always find the next step, to be motivated and inspired, and to remind myself why I’m doing this and my goals.
7. Lights out at 10pm. it makes me a better person.
8. The longest term goal. I want to live to be over 100 rocking health. To be able to take care of my family, enjoy time with them, and set them up for optimum health and life.1+
November 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm #20635
Please stay Vegan, my reason for going vegetarian 22 years ago was for the animals I finally watched Forks over Knives in June 2016 and another dozen or so documentary’s on Netflix and went Vegan. I can not justify contributing to the abuse, pain and suffering of another being, just my opinion. Really enjoying Zumba, walking just is not enough to get me the weight loss I need.3+
November 29, 2017 at 6:42 pm #20645
@Debbie I never found exercise to help me lose weight. All the Science I have read says it’s great for you but not related to weight loss. Luckily for us we have a Nutritarian diet for weight loss. Exercise just makes us feel great, live longer and stronger, boost our immune system, plus it makes us gorgeous.2+
November 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm #20525
November 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm #20640
I have decided if they don’t renew my Green Card and deport me back to Canada I’m moving near you. You are killing it…..3+
November 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm #20627
My son has a cold which means extra snuggling with germs. I’m trying something new to avoid getting sick. I’ve made a immune boosting broth and am planning to just having that all day. The idea is to get digesting out of the way so my body has as much power to fight of invaders.
I’m sure just water would probably be ideal, but in my mental game isn’t ready for that. Hence a Nutritarian broth. Should I just have it at meals times, or sip like a delicious tea all day?
The broth I made is from Soupelina’s cook book. It’s vegan whole food based and easy to make Nutritarian by leaving out the oil and salt.1+
December 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm #21112
Water is truly the best here, but the broth is second best next to herbal tea like thyme or ginger turmeric.1+
November 30, 2017 at 5:13 pm #20714
The End Of Diabetes is still rocking my world. Defiantly in my top 3 Fuhrman books. Last night I was reading the exercise section.
Fuhrman says we would never skip a day of medicine, but if exercise is so much more effective than medicine, why do we ever miss it.
Fuhrman wants us to do cardio (even just walking is great) and strength training every day. Even 10 minutes too start is great.
The most brilliant idea; you have to exercise before each meal. You don’t get to eat until you’ve used exercise to push yourself into true hunger. Bam! Now I’ve tied an exercise habit to eating.
My dog makes me walk or hike each day. Strength training and yoga have been hard for me to nail down. So I’m going to tie my strength training to lunch. No food until I’ve done at least a short utube video. Game changer.
Muscles are sexy.3+
December 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm #20798
Driving kids on field trip in the big city today, and I lost my car key. It turns out it fell off it’s key chain in the car, but my husband still had to drive a spare key all the way to me. Took the kids to McDonalds and bought them food while we waited (I know Fast food Evil, but it was raining and right there). I never even thought to order food for myself. Never crossed my mind. Instead I debated ordering herbal tea. Then thought I could stress eat my Lara emergency bar, but shrugged it off and stayed calm. I’m like a weird bizzaro me.1+
December 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm #20870
I’m going to a restaurant for brunch for a friend’s birthday tommorow. I already called ahead and they are happy to modify for my needs.
While waiting for my Love Chard Restaurant Cards, I’ve made a lesser version to get me through tommorow.2+
December 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm #20985
Extended Family brunch out. I called ahead and checked what I could modify easily. Vegan gluten free lentil leek soup, side salad with a squeeze of lemon, flax bread which I got plain to dip a bit in my soup but had no room for after first bit (my dad ate it). Bonus they had ginger tumeric tea.2+
December 3, 2017 at 3:53 pm #20988
December 3, 2017 at 8:10 pm #20999
I was nibbling in tofu fingers and quinoa cakes while food prepping. Naughty. Salad first. Which in this case is a lesson to not to make my salad dressing last minute.
I was thinking back on this morning’s breakfast out. There were a lot of vegan gluten free options I debated. It’s not often I see meals I can eat at a restaurant. Then I said 2 were a sugar risk, and the bean burger wasn’t really going to help me with my goals. Yes, the soup probably had some salt and oil, which will cost me the days weight loss, but I still loaded up on veggies and beans. I picked based on my goals and I’m proud of that.2+
December 5, 2017 at 8:54 am #21236
What are quinoa cakes? I really like tofu fingers and add a few more spices ( garlic and onion powder, paprika) to the nutritional yeast.1+
December 4, 2017 at 10:57 am #21074
December 23rd is my day 100. What do I do after my 100 hundred days are up? This is how I eat now. After 80 days it’s pretty routine. Do I think it’s etched in stone? No. I’m thinking 365 days posted right. Or a separate maintenance goal? What would serve you all the best?
I’m excited for the challenge of my upcoming birthday and Xmas. I think it will be very empowering to realize I can eat this way no matter what. I’m using that to keep my ohyced to nail these last 2 weeks. I’m also working on my plan for the week before and after Xmas. I’m thinking extra Nutritarian treats but only at meal times. Xmas day is a Nutritarian free for all.
I’m also excited to enter maintenance pretty soon. I’m 5 pounds from my magic Fuhrman ideal weight. (Which i used to think was totally unattainable), and I now realize is easy once you have Nutribabe Nation and do everything Bethany says to in her videos.
Getting to maintenance will be a big win. At this point I’m not scared to be that skinny. As long as there’s muscles and health. I’m strong and I don’t care what other people think.
It will also be a new hurdle. Finding the balance of food so I don’t lose and I don’t gain, and optimize health.2+
December 4, 2017 at 5:56 pm #21114
THIS: “I picked based on my goals and I’m proud of that.” Love the thought process while ordering and deciding. You have come soooo far!
As far as after the 100 days and getting to maintenance… simply continue with your nutrition. What I love, goal wise, is adding recipes I haven’t tried yet, hobbies I have not yet explored, new meditations, etc.1+
December 5, 2017 at 9:59 am #21249
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Wow, Kimberley. Congratulations, your story is really inspiring. I love how you’ve been able to work through the eating out and family/work events. I’ll get there!2+
December 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm #21300
I had the rare opportunity to be able to watch Netflix and I ended up re watching Nutribabe Nation Facebook live videos. I’m warped.1+
December 5, 2017 at 3:02 pm #21306
Wow! I am so impressed. Needing a boost I got on nutribabe nation, your 100 days is amazing! You should be proud, thank you for the example.2+
December 6, 2017 at 9:22 am #21338
About 5 years ago I did an elimination diet and realized I wasn’t asthmatic, but instead had a severe gluten intolerance. I have weak barriers, and gluten allows larger particles to get into my blood stream. Making mucus, inflamed, itchy, and coughing like I have nemonia.
In the past I’ve mostly stuck to be gluten free. But small things snuck in. Last winter, I would have to pause constantly walking to cough hard enough, so that I could finally get a breath in. Winter is harder on my lungs for some reason.
I’ve realized while being CRAP and Nutritarian for 83 days, I’ve also effortlessly been gluten free as well. What I never accomplished with much effort for 5 years, poof Easy with this lifestyle.1+
December 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm #21412
I’ve often heard the stat that the people you hang out with the most have the most significant impact on you. Something like your an amalgamation of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
I’m a highly introverted, shy, and socially awkward person. I’m totally cool and love myself for who I am, but I don’t make a lot of friends. Being introverted, I’m also fine with that.
Facebook did it’s little year in review for me, and I realized how many friends I’ve made here. People I care about. People who lift me up. People who are all amazing influences on my life.
Thank you all. For your sharing. For your likes. Not just for me, but for everyone here. You make everyone’s life better.2+
December 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm #21416
It is so helpful to have a connection with likeminded people, non of my friends or family are even vegetarian but they are all supportive of my choice.2+
December 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm #21757
Sorry I was out of cell signal range for 48 hours. Noticed I’ve been having less cooked veg and more beans lately. Have to make sure I roast veg for the week tommorow.1+
December 11, 2017 at 5:35 am #21770
I was wondering where you were, glad to have you back….2+
December 11, 2017 at 9:38 am #21777
I have been waiting to say this …
25 pounds down
I am 1 pound from the Fuhrman ideal.
I hid in maxi dresses all summer. Now crop tops, fitted tank tops, and bikinis.
Thank you Nutribabe Nation!2+
December 11, 2017 at 12:12 pm #21815
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
Your journey has been so inspiring to follow. And to get so darn close to Fuhrman’s ideal weight!? Not easy and yet , you are there! I needed a kick in the pants after I got into the chocolate (vegan and dark but still!) last night and this was it. I shall push forward so I can be next!
Congratulations on your milestone!2+
December 12, 2017 at 12:36 pm #21851
Big challenge; I have Chloe’s Nutritarian cookies in my fridge.
I was listening the Bright Line Eating today and I got an idea.
Today I will only eat 2 cookies with my meal. Who knows what will happen tommorow. Today I will eat my pound of salad, pound of cooked veggies, GBOMBS, and max 2 Nutritarian cookies. I will focus on today, and only today.
Hint, tommorow never comes. Just focus on the present moment and your commitment right now.
December 13, 2017 at 9:26 am #21895
I so had extra cookies yesterday. Flour might be something I just can’t have in the house that often. For me right now, cookies are an occasional treat not an every day moderation.
I’ve been a bit scared of my weight loss lately. Eating more cookies is not the answer. Eating more nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes, and quinoa is the answer. Always choose with health in mind.
I so never thought I’d be scared of weight loss. I’m lower than I ever though possible and it’s throwing me for a loop. I’m not planning to work to lose more weight. I honestly think just eating Nutritarian I will probably drop a few more pounds. I’m more excited to watch my body regenerate and get stronger in the long haul.1+
December 13, 2017 at 9:48 am #21897
I’m sure you will find a balance to be able to maintain your healthy weight, nuts and avocados sound good to me.2+
December 14, 2017 at 8:54 am #21970
Finish line in sight. If you’ve read this far, Thank you.
After losing 25 pounds on Nutribabe Nation, and reaching the lowest adulation weight of my life of 114 pounds, here’s the secret; Do everything Bethany tells you to. Don’t question it, be embarrassed be it, or procrastinate. Embrace it and watch the weight fall off your body and health infuse your life.
Week 4 of the Holiday challenge. Day 2 Release.
I release the past. Everything about the past. Everything negative, dark, and scary. All my failures. All my victories. The past is gone. Poof. It weighs me no more. I am reborn in the present and it feels good.
Embarrassing moment done. Check.2+
December 14, 2017 at 10:41 am #21988
Kim, you really are an inspiration I really enjoy reading your post and seeing your progress.2+
December 15, 2017 at 9:27 am #22045
My birthday is December 21st, so this sunday is my birthday party. Since I always host, on my birthday my sisters hosts as her present to me. Last year she made WFPB tacos for me wrapped in lettuce. so i just asked her to leave out the oil and salt this year. A month ago I gave her Fuhrman’s black bean brownie recipe. She makes “normal” food for everyone else.
I’ve been mentally preparing in case anything is not Nutritarian. The cookies she normally make me are amazing but have coconut sugar. That’s a hard line for me that I will no longer cross. I had this whole crazy going to be mad inside thing playing out in my head. Then I listened to this week’s Light Up affirmation.
I am my own light house. I texted my sister and asked if she wanted me to make dessert since I’m already so difficult. She said she’s making the brownie recipe I gave her.2+
December 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm #22078
I think we forget that Yummy healthy food doesn’t have to be pretty or take a long time. I was in a lazy mood and down to just my leftover roasted veg. Popped it in the microwave with some frozen edamame. Add fruit and I’m done.
Down to 23% body fat.2+
December 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm #22163
No part of my thighs touch anymore. That’s insane.
My birthday is Dec 21, but my birthday party is tonight. The food will all be Nutritarian, but I’m not planning for ETL portion sizes. Nutritarian fajitas in lettuce wraps and Fuhrman black bean brownies 🙂 . I get pretty excited for food.
At this point I’m not wanting to stray at all. Not because I don’t want to go back to the way I was, but because I honestly want my Nutritarian food.
Going to make sure for lunch I have my pound of salad and berries as my grounding foundation. Meditation and some yoga today.2+
December 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm #22183
Hint, tomorrow never comes. Just focus on the present moment and your commitment right now.” LOVE THIS!!!
Hope you had am amazing birthday party tonight, Kim! Sending you love and ALL the best in the next upcoming year!
Thank you so much for sharing yourself, your honesty, wisdom, experience, and vulnerability with us! You inspire SO MANY.1+
December 18, 2017 at 8:56 pm #22260
After eating so much intact grains last night I was a pound up. Normally I would panic, stomp, and pout. Instead I shook it off. Today I had leftovers again, so the scale might be mean again, but tommorow I’ll have salad and soup and soon enough the weight will pop off again. I know the magic solution now. As long as I don’t eat addictive foods, and put myself back on plan the next meal it will always be ok. What a relief and weight off my back. I so did not predict the mindset shifts as a product of this lifestyle, and honestly I like it as much as the weight loss (almost).
I put the Fuhrman brownie bites in my banana nice cream. Decadent to the extreme.3+
December 19, 2017 at 11:16 am #22269
That extra pound went away nice and easy
I think the constant colds and flush that surround kids finally sunk it’s teeth into me. Going to fast until supper to let my body fight it off. Planning some beautiful salad, soup, and berries for supper.
I’ve been doing some longer 25 minute meditations with the Infinity Call. Loving it.1+
December 20, 2017 at 10:02 am #22299
Listening to Bright Line Eating still. Today she was talking about the power of thought, and I wanted to share.
Our thoughts are powerful. The author let herself dream of cake one day, the next day she bought a cake. She went right off the rails to the tune of 20 dress sizes up. I’ve done this quite a few times, although my worst was probably 12 dress sizes up.
Don’t dream of food that’s not on plan. Your setting yourself up for failure. I dream of my Nutritarian Xmas food. “Failing to Prep is planning to fail”.
The author has a few mantras that I’m going to mess up: “Not my food” or “NMF”, “poison”, “ I don’t eat that food”. Non Nutritarian food is a bright line, do not cross.1+
December 20, 2017 at 10:19 am #22301
So I had the joy of my first experience of someone attacking me for being “too skinny”. It was my Grandma who is one of the few people I treat with kid gloves. She went on for quite a bit and I just kept answering with science and that I feel healthier. That and I’ve seen pictures, and she and my mom were tiny in their youth.
I never got upset or let it get to me. Science is on my side. When people have issues with my eating l, that’s their issues not mine. People often feel guilty for their lifestyle and want me to join them to relive their negative feelings. That’s not my job.
The next day I saw her again and she was asking me how I eat to help a cousin with a cough.2+
December 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm #22360
I had a great Nutritarian Birthday, if not ETL. Which seems to be my perfect way to Holiday. My body and I are looking forward to a more veggie centric day tomorrow.
I got new clothes for a smaller me, Fuhrman products, and exercise stuff. Very Nutritarian presents. The best present of course is a healthy and happy body, mind, and soul. Ok, and extra small clothes 🙂
I just had 2 of Fuhrman’s Peppermint Bites and they are a new holiday must for me.2+
December 22, 2017 at 9:18 am #22369
It feels like my birthday eve again. It’s feels so unimanagable to say that tommorow is my 100th day of eating only and always Nutritarian. It’s a lot bigger accomplishment to me than turning 39.
My sister asked me yesterday what I was going to do on Day 101. I told her this is how I eat now. I’m a food addict, I can’t do 80 or even 95%. For me that’s like trying to have heroine only occasionally. The amazing thing is my sister understood. My sister is like a 1 in the food addiction susceptibility scale and does Paleo 80% of the time. She’s known me so long she’s seen that I’m a 10 on the food addiction susceptibility scale.
I’ve read a lot of books on the science of habits. Bright Line Eating says some people are 30 days and some food addicts are 262 days to form a habit. I’m going for 365 days of ETL. That’s my present to me for making it to day 99. @Bethanny can we change my goal title to “Kimberley’s 365 Day Journey”?3+
December 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm #22408
So even though I technically still have to get through the day, I’m posting now.
For most of us when we start this journey our focus is on weight loss and health. I was very sick 10 years ago and thus my health journey has been longer than most. Trying to find something sustainable though was impossible until now. I’m a female so weight loss as always at a battle with health. A lot of diet plans work but they always cost me my health and beauty (because isn’t beauty health). As a food addict I battled cravings constantly; eat perfect all week to be sabatoged by one dish on the weekend. Eating whole food plant based (like Oh She Glows, Delicolioisly Ella, Kris Carr, not Nutritarian) could not keep my weight on health in check, as it didn’t nourish enough, it didn’t Eliminate addictive foods enough.
Trying Nutritarian I’m my own without the mental game also didn’t work for me.
I sit here on Xmas Eve Eve and the most profound thing is the feeling of freedom and peace. I’ve been meditating on this all week, and obviously I’m over joyed with how I look (5.3” 113 pounds). So many aspects of my health have improved; my skin, my joints, my lungs, my immune system, my allergies. But there is a deeper change within my mind and soul. My health and weight caused me so much pain and darkness for so long, and I feel Free. Free from worrying constantly about what I’m eating, thinking I’m fat, feeling fat and unhealthy, coughing, sneezing, fighting to breath, unable to do the physical activities I want to due to join pain, exercising to the point of hurting my body, and all the emotional baggage that comes with this while all I wanted was to have a healthy and fit body of a 39 year old.
And now I’m free from all that. I don’t have to obsess about it all anymore. I can hear my body and give it what it wants; vegtables, fruit, and GBOMBS. I have a system down to support my health. I know what to do when I stumble and need emotional support.
Thank you all for being on the journey with me. I’m so excited to delve deeper into healing past damage to my body in the new year and seeing all the amazing benefits being Nutritarian for life will bring.
Wishing you all a Happy, Safe, and Peacful Holiday Season!4+
December 24, 2017 at 9:15 am #22415
When I started my 100 day challenge I only had a week of eating only Nutritarian under my belt. I talked to @Bethany and she helped me take the leap to do a 100 day challenge.. After that week I made the board you see below, and every single day I made my checkmark. I also posted here every day I had cell signal. Both of these are very important to my success.
Since then, I’ve read a lot on the power of X’s in a row. I’m sharing a Jerry Seinfeld story here:
“He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker. He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day.
“After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job is to not break the chain.”
Every night I put that mark up felt good. It felt like an acknowledgment of a victory. It also gave me constant reminders of something new to reach for; 3 days, 7, 10,14, 20, 25…,80,90,100 Days.
A loved one a few years back went through AA. At AA meeting you get little coins to celebrate sobriety for certain day milestones. This is that for me. I’m a recovering food addict,I will be my whole life, and I treat myself like one. It’s not a dark or shameful thing, just like being a recovering alcoholic isn’t anything to feel bad about. It’s a Disease, not you. Acknowledging my addiction gave me power. Power to draw lines in front of triggers I do not cross because I’m an addict and crossing those lines will only bring me and my loved ones deep sadness. A bite of Xmas cookie is not worth all that pain and suffering, just like a shot of heroine.4+
December 24, 2017 at 4:55 pm #22423
Kimberley, wow. Just WOW! Your mental game is so strong. You take time each day and decide your focuses. SO IMPORTANT.
100 days officially under your belt… a belt with a few tighter notches. 😘 I am so inspired by your drive and dedication and openness and honesty. Your presence is so energetic and positive. YOU have impacted so many other Nutribabes here in the Nation… thank you for sharing YOU.
Keep being who you are and discovering what that means… and also creating what you want it to be!
PS loving the Jerry Seinfeld reference. We have so much in common!
Congratulations, Kim. Let’s crush another year of optimum life. 💋👭1+
December 25, 2017 at 10:24 pm #22453
Merry Christmas! I’ve had my first Nutritarian Christmas. I ate a lot of food, and not just at meal times, but it was all Nutritarian.
I feel like I have enough glycogen stores to last all winter. Looking forward to a more normal day of leftovers tomorrow.
I received a few food gifts I couldn’t eat, but I’ve gotten used to it now. I honestly feel very grateful for their efforts and donate it to somone else (my dad eats anything). I don’t mention I can’t eat it, unless the question it. Then I just make sure to shower them in love, appreciation, and move the topic along. Possibly make fun of my self and my difficult hippie eating.
Hope you all had a healthy and happy day of family and feasting.0
December 26, 2017 at 10:45 am #22456
Happy Boxing Day! It will be a hygee day at my house. Yay relaxing and spending quality time with my boys.
Even though I only ate Nutritarian food yesterday I have a very noisy tummy this morning. Having to remind myself that grazing is done, the tummy is telling me to let it rest and heal. Goal to go back to my normal eating times today.
There’s going to be extra starch as I have Nutritarian French Toast and mashed potatoes, but at least I can love my body by giving it lots of vegetables and time in between meals to heal.
So glad to have time to meditate this morning and listen to my body. I use the Calm app. I like to do a 8-10 minute before my am meal, and a 2-3 minute before my evening meal. It really helps pause my crazy hanger monster and bring me back to my Why.
Hope you have a day of happiness, health, and a heart full of love.0
December 27, 2017 at 9:47 am #22557
I really enjoy Jon Gabriel guided detox visualizations:
I mostly use the Calm app, I have @Sarah Rose’s on my phone, and now I’m trying longer meditations with the Infinty Call (so hard).
Mindfulness is a big goal for 2018 as I know it affects all aspects of my life, including my diet. So for January inwant to read The Mindful Vegan. I do not often just sit and eat my food. So interested to see what the impact will be.0
December 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm #22708
I’m 1.5 pounds up from 4 days of Xmas Nutritarian decadaence. I’m not worried. The Xmas Nutritarian food is frozen or gone. Soup and salad are being made right now, and I’m back to my normal eating hours.
This is my public announcement that all other chocolate bars must destroy themselves in shame that they don’t have GBOMBS in them.
I got a tester pack of Fuhrman bars for my b day. The Apple cinnamon was good, but I am so ordering a box of the peanut butter chocolate.
They have his organic GBOMB blend in them: kale, spinach, mung beans, onions, blueberries, flax seeds, relishing mushrooms.
Seriously! I’m having s chocolate peanut butter bar and GBOMBS! My mind is blown. How great to have them for days when GBOMBS are hard to find, like traveling.1+
December 29, 2017 at 12:08 pm #23027
Those look amazing!!!
Aren’t you Canadian as well? I’ve only ordered from Dr F twice because I can’t stomach the almost $50 shipping fees once it’s converted 🙁1+
December 29, 2017 at 1:59 am #22741
3 minutes from Day 106 so I’m posting.
Think this might be the latest I’ve stayed up all year. So off to bed after this.
I’ve signed up for a free 21 day online yoga challenge starting January 1st: https://wanderlust.com/journal/21-reasons-to-take-the-21-day-challenge/0
December 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm #23215
I thought this was an important thing to share. These past two weeks I have stayed the same weight. This is the two weeks of my birthday and Xmas. I host, have an 8 year old and his friends, and a non Nutritarian husband, so my house is always full of bad food. I’m okay with this.
I’ve stayed Nutritarian through this all. There were extra starches, on Xmas I snacked, and for the 5 days of Xmas instensity I ate 3 meals a day instead of two. On those 5 days I did not always nail my minimums either.
The day before Xmas I was actually down 2 pounds. Then for the next 5 days I put in 2 pounds. I have two days of my more normal eating under my belt. Yay! I’m feeling better, and I know those two pounds will come back off with time now that I’m back in the swing of things. Getting back into pattern took a bit of a push though.
I did not like eating 3 times a day. I have a pound raw salad one meal and a pound cooked veg one meal, add fruit, beans, and Nutritarian dressing to both. The third meal was always food I didn’t need, and I was never true hunger for it.
I swear the unusual Nutritarian compliant flour products of Xmas high jacked my brain. I found the same with Nutritarian cookies before. I’d eat Nutritarian crackers with hummus, instead of veggies with hummus. Nutritarian Flour products have a pull for me, and I don’t want them in my house. They don’t have the hard Bright Line for me that I’ve made for other foods. They’re a slippery slope food, that probably I should commit a hard Bright Line to. Just, Nutritarian French Toast was so good.1+
December 31, 2017 at 8:30 pm #23361
I’ve been debating and changing my 2018 word a lot this week. Quite a few have resonated with me on different days.
Then the last 24 hours I’ve wanted to do this post. My wish for everyone for the holiday season and the new year is for you to love yourself. Right now. Just the way you are, you are a gorgeous sexy thing. Go to the mirror and tell yourself your hot stuff. Right it on the mirror.
When I was bigger I told myself If I was small, I would be confident. I would love my body, When I’m small everything will be easier. I can wear whatever I want. I’d never suck anything in.
You know what, I’m 5.3” 114 pounds and I still look in the mirror and find flaws. I look for them. I suck in parts. My thighs touch absolutely no where, and I still catch myself disparaging at my legs.
We as women don’t say these thing to ourselves cause we carry extra fat. I’m an extra small. These thoughts have nothing to do with the way we look or our size. It’s photo shopping, and a diet obsessed world media trying to get our money. They’ve warped our brains to thing we’re not worthy if we can’t bounce a quarter off our rear end.
2018 is the year of LOVE. Love for my boys with quality time, kind words, and taking the time and effort to make them the healthiest food possible. Most importantly Loving myself. Loving myself with Nutritarian food, loving myself with GBOMBS. Loving myself with hikes, daily yoga, daily meditation, and foam rolling. Loving myself with my words and thoughts, and taking time for me.
Going to go write LOVE on my bathroom mirror, and positive messages on my boys mirrors.3+
January 1, 2018 at 7:39 pm #23534
Happy New Year!
I spent the day walking with the family, meditating, yoga, and food prepping. Kind of perfect way to start the year.
Weekly food prep of roast snow peas, peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli. Roast tofu in peanut sauce, 2 dressings: a beet edamame and a cilantro lime.
My husband did not like my peanut tofu sauce, which might be grounds for divorce. Except he actually ate his broccoli and mushroom. He made a face, but he ate them so I don’t care.1+
January 3, 2018 at 12:35 am #23930
Day 110 for me and day 2 for my husband.
This is what I fed my husband for his first Nutritarian work day. The only change that was requested was lunch wasn’t quite enough to hold him. He’s getting all his minimums in. I think what I’m going to do is make him some Nutritarian bars as a nice reward. He’s already lean, and so I don’t think a little extra grain, nuts, and his 1 daily dried fruit will hurt. In the mean time, tommorow I added a few life saving walnuts and I am sharing my Xmas Fuhrman Bites. Very generous of me, but he ate his mushrooms no complaint and he would never touch them before.1+
January 3, 2018 at 7:10 pm #23996
Day 111 is just fun to say. Like confetti should come out of the numbers 🎉. Food makes me hyper, excuse my silliness.
My lunch salad is beside my Paleo sisters salad. It’s just such a sad little salad. Poor vegtables.
Today is my first day of adding steamed greens to my daily menue. There was peanut dressing that is not shown. I put no salt seasong on and the steamed kale and it tasted salty. No salt, and I still think it tastes salty. That’s it. I can never go back to salt.
Hugs and Nutritarian wishes to you.0
January 4, 2018 at 11:45 am #24015
The Calm meditation app just released a new Cravings meditation. Love it.
I’ve talked a lot prior about how important meditation is to me staying the path. I did not meditate regularly before. When I post about cravings, Bethany asks “have you been meditating” and sure enough I would have fallen out of habit.
I love to do a few minutes before it’s time to eat, and when emotions that will drive emotional eating start to kick up.
Science says it really does boost will power.
For me I find that it takes me out of the craving wave or piranha mode, let’s me see what’s driving it, remember my Why I want Nutritarian food, and then move more peacefully along the right path.1+
January 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm #24135
Has anyone found a “Salad is the main dish”
print out? Bethany we need one. I found an “I Love Big salads” one on Hello Nutritarian.
I was re reading Eat To Live. How many times have we heard Fuhrman tell us to put a “Salad is the main dish” on the fridge. The minute I read it (before bed) I put it on my to do list for the next day. Printed it yesterday and stuck it up. Now I have it as a reminder for the salad challenge, and an always reminder.
The other print is the ETL guidelines.
Disappearing from cell signal for 48 hours. Have a good weekend.2+
January 7, 2018 at 8:21 pm #24541
Xmas Eve I was 2 pound away from my Fuhrman ideal, and scared. I’d never been that weight even as a teenager. I felt amazing, but I needed some time to process. So I did some maintenance experimenting.
The first week was Xmas so I enjoyed extra starchy veg and grains. After 4 days and 2 pounds up, I stopped that experiment. I’m 5.3.5” (the half inch is important) and have had a slow metabolism since I reached my full height at age 11, so starches and grains look to be something I will always have to watch. I’m also very active.
Last week I had fun with fat. Lots of extra nuts and seeds. I maintained. Not up, not down, maintained. I like extra fat. I felt lumpy eating extra starch, but extra fat was just extra yum.
So now I’m ready to lose the last few pounds. I’m not scared of it anymore. I’m still a curvy little thing. I still have thighs and booty even if my waist is so close to the inch to pinch health ideal. When I need to pause my weight loss I know I just add some more Fuhrman fat.
Note: I do go over my minimums of unlimited all the time and it has never affected my weight loss. I often have 2-3 cups of beans and it hasn’t affected me. On those days though I will eliminate all or most of my grains and starchy veg. The odd day going over on fat also seem to be okay for me, just not tripe every day 🙂0
January 8, 2018 at 9:34 pm #24964
Weekly Food Prep Day
Brown basmati rice
Chilli and Coconut Lentil Curry from freezer
Walnut Balsamic dressing
Roasted cauliflower, mushrooms, and bok-Choy in lemon tahini dressing
Plus salad and chickpeas, and fruit chopped up and ready to go
I’ll add hummus tomorrow
Feeling saucy for roasting baby bok-Choy. A first for me and definatly something I will repeat.1+
January 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm #25091
I finally found men guidelines in the 10 in 20 ebook. I’d tried the other Fuhrman diet book but couldn’t find. Sure enough 10 in 20 gives men 2 cups cooked starchy veg or intact grains. It also gives men 1.5 ounces nuts and seed.
Now of course the more of these you add, the less you’ll lose weight. He would like to lose a little weight. The nuts and seeds I will defiantly give him more of as those fats are important.
For the extra cup grains he gets I might just give him an extra cup beans or maybe a little oatmeal in his Smoothy. I think that will work better for weight loss and health. I
Going with what worked for me. Track weight and how I feel. If it needs to be modified for weight loss, cut back in starchy grains and veg when ready.0
January 10, 2018 at 7:32 pm #25424
His and her supper, plus that half of the grapes my son doesn’t eat.
I finally bough Ceylon Cinnamon. I previously had a giant Cosco cinnamon I’ve been trying to use up. I knew Ceylon was supposed to be the best for health, but didn’t know the other cinnamon is actually toxic to the liver. We love to put it on berries daily so I figured it was time to upgrade. I have to make sure to claim my half of the berries first or Hubs tries to claim them all.1+
January 11, 2018 at 9:37 am #25579
January 12, 2018 at 9:09 pm #25972
This is how I broke my Friday Fast. Yes, it was a lot of food but I was quite insistent I was getting my banana nice cream.
You want to get teeny tiny you just have to eat a lot of food. Look at all those negative calories.
Love this life style so much! Where else can you eat more food than anyone else, reverse aging, heal all your ailments, be your most beautiful self, be your most happiest, focused, energetic self, and become an extra small. Nutritarian’s got it going on!0
January 13, 2018 at 10:16 am #26168
Love the banana nice cream, i must have 12 frozen cut up bananas in my freezer, love adding frozen blueberries a little cacao nibs and a couple walnuts.1+
January 13, 2018 at 8:51 pm #26277
As moms we all like to sit around and complain about our hips and waist. We tell ourselves and each other it’s just our bones moved wider with pregnancy. That one mom rocking her bikini is a genetic abnormality.
Not a miracle, starvation, pills, genetic luck, or extreme exercises. I tried everything and they didn’t give me my waist back. Even extremes could only take me to the border of obesity and healthy weight, and as I neared 40 that wasn’t even possible anymore. I thought my waist was gone forever. Not possible.
Lies. All lies.
Those bones that moved out during pregnancy have magically shifted back and I have my hour glass back.
Nutritarian is the miracle.0
January 13, 2018 at 10:15 pm #26342
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So inspiring….thank you for sharing ❤1+
January 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm #26529
A lot of athletes talk about their foundation their rock that sets the tone for the day.
Every day when I enter the kitchen I prep for my NEXT day.
No matter what happens, when I open that fridge door the next day there is everyone’s breakfast, lunch, and generally dinner. If dinner, isn’t there I make it right then, not before dinner. That won’t happen with me. I’m won’t have any will power left by then
Another rock for me. Is meditation. I have Jon Gabriels’s meditation weight loss book and I use his free weight loss meditations all the time. He even has more you can purchase, I’m just frugal.
Before I eat lunch I meditate. I also try to do this before supper. Even 3 minutes is great.
This is one of Jon’s Gabriels’s Weight Loss visualization and meditations. I LOVE it and think it’s perfection.
[audio src="https://gm-detox-program-2.0.s3.amazonaws.com/01_Preparing_To_Cleanse.mp3" /]0
January 15, 2018 at 7:50 pm #27509
Eventually I learned to save produce money by going to the produce store and not the grocer. With hubby going Nutritarian the amount of produce we’regoing Through is huge. I can’t fit enough in the fridge to even last us a week. So I moved to produce shopping at Cosco with supplements from the produce store as Cosco doens’t Have great veggie variety and no herbs.
I’m also using all those cheap organic frozen fruit to make supper sorbet. Yummy.
I could not keep us in fresh berries. Finally figured this was because Josh’s matabolism hasn’t slowed down yet. Yay, saving money by aging slower with slower matabolisms.0
January 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm #27713
I had a weird day. I opened the fridge for breaking my fast and there was no salad there. I hadn’t prepped it the night before when things got crazy. Totally threw me. Grabed a soup I’d previously frozen and moved on.
So there’s another one of my foundaitions:
1. Meditate daily
2 move daily
3 always have a salad and dressing prepped for the next day
4 always have Nutritarian fast food in the freezer.
I’ve been quite determined to get my home life reorganized since Xmas and kid’s off school hit, but I guess I let my Nutritarian prep slide. Tommorow’s another crazy day but I’m getting my prep done. Not only does it make my body feel good it makes my mind feel safe, proud, and ready to conquer the day.0
January 17, 2018 at 6:38 pm #27936
I really like saying the quarter marks. Seem like an accomplishment.
I’m back to 113 pounds so Xmas excess is bye bye. Hubby has lost 4 pounds in 2 weeks. So i just be doing something right.
Today on my meditation call my teacher/guide said meditation was fasting for the mind. 💗 it. I fast on Fridays for my body. To allow it a break from digestion, to get out of it’s way and let it heal. Now I meditate to get out of my mind’s way so I can hear it and the truth of who I am.
My mind says it was some yummy nutrients.0
January 18, 2018 at 9:59 pm #28033
I’ve share before re that I have daily Nutritarian affirmation reminders on my phone.
These are a few of mine I have right now. I like to have my weekly goal in there too. This week’s goal for me is “1/4 cup raw allium”.
There also great meditation mantra moments. So I’ll close my eyes and repeat it 3 times slowly. I’ve been doing that lately before I enter the house, crave, or start to eat.1+
January 19, 2018 at 12:14 am #28063
Wow! I am so impressed!! I am stealing your idea and creating reminders and affirmations for myself on my phone. Thank you for sharing your journey. I am inspired.1+
January 21, 2018 at 8:54 pm #28231
My son’s school has had a lot of drama lately. Stuff I’m being pressured to fix. So for the first time ever I’m going to have to learn to say No and be okay with it, even if it implodes.
It’a been getting me down. You know what lifts me back up? You guys. I was reading all the amazing food and life style posts on Nutribabe Nation. Such positive changes in your lives.
I have produce, Nutritarian dressing, beans, and a veggie lentil soup. I have yoga, walking, meditation, and more food, walking tommorow. I have a plan to make lots of freezer dishes for hubby to lighten my load. It just all lifts my spirits
Now to go research how to say No.1+
January 22, 2018 at 10:04 pm #28326
My husband doesn’t like to talk food. Of course, it’s my favourite subject.
I explained to him briefly the 5% rule with meat and asked him if he wanted me to start making him a little meal with his dishes. He said no.
Insert cheers, happy dancing, and fireworks.
I’m experimenting with making giant portions of his favourite dishes and freezing. So today I made Fuhrman 10 in 20 Chili. I left 3 portions in the fridge, and froze 3 double portions.
I’ll keep doing this with all his favourite dishes. So he can have a nice variety I can just pull out of freezer, and just prep a new one once a week.
He likes one big dish on a grain. Which i so didn’t see coming. But no soup. So I add greens and mushrooms to everything I make for him.1+
January 23, 2018 at 9:03 am #28353
My husband was in a work meeting all day yesterday. They had a catered lunch. When it was time for lunch he excused himself to go check on his employees, and grabed his prepared Nutritarian lunch. So proud of him.
Your all about to embark on a 100 day journey. I’m so excited and proud of you to. I have a bunch more 100 day sisters coming. You al will motivate me to power through to 200+ days.
Nothing I haven’t shared before, but I thought this might help for your first week. After years of committing and then not following through on a Nutritarian diet, I have a system now that allowed me to finally have stuck to it for 130 days. Let’s start you slow.
1. Starting tomorrow when you wake up you will stay ETL for 3 days. No loftier goals. Focus on 3 days. You can do 3 Days. Tell yourself this at every temptation. Just today I am Nutritarian. After 3 days, add 2 days to aim for 5. Keep going.
2. Checkmark on a calender when 100% Nutritarian. . You’ll not want to break your chain once it gets going.
3. Reach out to us. I honestly suggest posting here at least once a day. Science says it boosts your will power.
4. Always have your meals ready when you go to bed for the next day. That way your Nutritarian food is fast easy food. No work.
5. If your going to go off ETL stay Nutritarian. Don’t white knuckle diet it. Have produce if you need it in between. Baby steps.
January 24, 2018 at 3:40 pm #28444
I’m from Vancouver Canada. Birthplace of Lulu Lemon. I pretty much lived my off hours of my 20s in Lulu Lemon. Purchased from the original store in Kits before they went global.
After having my son my Lulu Lemon days were done. I complained about quality and that every dimple showed. What poor products they had become. I also fit nothing in the store anymore.
Today I purchased size 2 Lululemom shorts and leggings (on sale, they’re expensive). My cellulite was gone. Poof. Nutritarian magic.
I love you crazy Nutritarian Nerds. This lifestyle rocks.0
January 25, 2018 at 4:13 pm #28665
Never doubt my ability to be lazy and find every step I can skip.
I made my salad for lunch just now. While I was chopping up my salad I made 3 more identical salads.
I made Fuhrman’s lazy lentils yesterday for 2 evening suppers for us. While there I quadrupled that recipe. Same for the Chili I made Monday. So I have 4 weeks work of 1-2 night suppers in the freezer. Hubby like a rotation of different dishes. This way I only have to cook once or twice a week.
When so have it all down packed. I’ll share, but that’s pretty much the gist of it.0
January 26, 2018 at 12:24 pm #29057
I haven’t shared my weight tracker in a while, so here it is. I love tracking it like this. There were weeks in there that I lost no weight. Every single week I had a day or two were my weight went up. You can defiantly see where it slows down, but I’m still seeing shifts even now. Just these last few days I’ve shifted down a half pound and seem to be staying there. Figure that must be the visceral fat starting to shift. Yay! I don’t care about losing weight below where I am (I’m 3 pounds over Fuhrman ideal), but I know for health it can take years to shift those. Love that walking the Fuhrman path never ends and stops progressing.
I didn’t include a photo but my muscle mass has never changed this whole 28 pound weight loss journey.
Hubby seems to losing 2 pounds a week. The basic difference from how we eat is he gets a cup grain with supper and a morning Smoothy. We both eat extra nuts and seeds. I love that once you reach your weight loss goals you don’t have to watch fats anymore. Hubby is a tall muscle guy so he seems to still be able to eat extra nuts and seeds and still lose.0
January 27, 2018 at 11:16 am #29135
I victory dance and crow for every new number. Even 0.2 pounds lower is a victory. C
I haven’t seen a new number in over a month so I’m so freaking out right now with joy. Celebrate every victory! Every day your Nutritarian!
28 pounds down
2 pounds over Fuhrman ideal
10 pounds lighter than when I graduated high school
Never seen this number ever before.
Victory Smoothies for Everyone!!!2+
January 28, 2018 at 8:49 pm #29180
Excited for the 100 Day Challenge tommorow. Go team Nutribabe!
Decided to call mine the “200 Day Challenge” as a way to keep myself motivate to hit day 200 100% Nutritarian 100% Of the time.
Restarted the recommended courses. Some of these I’ve taken once before. Some I’ve already watched a few times. I always learn something new. Or find a new focus. They inspire me every time.
Below is my Mindful Productivity Journa from @SarahRose’s Hub. I’ve been writing my responses from the Nutribabe workbooks in here. So much of the two hubs intertwine.
Mostly before I printed the workbooks and wrote directly in them, then threw them out. I wanted to keep the writings this time. In the beginning I just answered in my head, but pretty soon I realized (even though it felt embarrassing at first) that writing it down really did move me towards my goals faster. I so encourage you to do EVERYTHING Bethany says. Even stuff that seems “not you”. It’s the magic. Do it and we’ll share bikini shopping photos at the end of our 100 days.2+
January 29, 2018 at 4:07 pm #29214
Still loving revisiting older Nutribabe Nation courses for the 100 Day Challenge. Writing everything down in my @SarahRose Mindful Productivity Hub journal is so therapeutic.
Taking the Food Addiction Course right now and new issues came up for me to deal with and conquer like a NutriQueen.
“The voice in my head says I am weak for having food addictions. That others judge me for it and think I just lack will power and I’m a loser. I’ve actually heard people say this about other food addicts.
Forget that. I have a voice and I’m going to use it. I am a recovering food addict. I will always be a food addict, and I’m totally okay with that. It’s just the way I’m wired, and the way those evil bastard for companies target us.
I’m not weak to admit that, I’m strong to acknowledge it. Science backs me, not them. So their wrong. Even stronger if I screw what they think about me for saying it, and possible help someone else by admitting it out loud.
If people want to judge me for it, I’m sorry they have these mental issues, but it has nothing to do with me.
I am a Shining Brilliant Plant Powered Goddess for seeing my true self and conquering my addiction. Go me! I rock!”2+
January 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm #29283
So I’ve come to the realization that I’m a thin person.
I was listening to a Fuhrman lecture today, and he was saying ETL is a diet book meant for overweight individuals, not for thin individuals. Thin people need more fat in their diet as they don’t have as much in their body to “eat”. Total light bulb moment.
I haven’t been restricting my nuts and seeds for the last month. I actually make sure I get my ounce in as I know it’s important. But going forward I’m going to make 2 ounces, plus my tablespoon flax, plus my 2 walnuts my new minimum. If my weight maintains I’ll keep increasing my healthy whole fats until I find my healthy equalibrium. I want all the benefits nuts and seeds can give me.
Fuhrman said 20-40% fat is ideal for thin, athletes, pregnant or lactating people. Since I’m thin now, I’ll have to start treating myself like it. Starting to read Eat For Life.1+
February 1, 2018 at 3:50 pm #29517
Sorry, I missed posting yesterday. But I had a huge win and gift this morning.
My 8 year old son turned to me last night and said “you know that healthy eating thing you and Dad are doing. I want to try that to.”
I did a very good job not jumping up and running around the room victory dancing.
I was ready re-listening to Fuhrman’s family book, but I’m going to go through my physical copy with a highlighter this weekend.
My son is a tiny thing, and already eats pretty good. I’m just going to push more fruits and veggies, and use this as a chance to get some of the negatives in his diet slowly out. Swap in brown rice and bean pastas is an easy first introduction. Debating if I should mix it with his old, but I think i might just use rewards for trying the new way if eating to get positive momentum going.
The biggest thing I have always struggled with is the limited time they have to eat at school. My sone would live off raw produce and grain seed rice cakes if you let him. But that’s not a lot of calories in a 10 min window. Time to experiment.
Still a huge win I know I can figure this out.1+
February 4, 2018 at 8:47 pm #29581
Back from a cabin weekend. Little one has a fever. So there was lots of snuggling, movies, books, and GBOMBS. Raw onions craziness!
Little Man just finally ate an apple and some brown rice (with earth balance) now after not eating since yesterday lunch. I’m following his cue. I had breakfast and lunch today and am then fasting to fight the bug. I never want Sunday supper anyway, too busy anyway.
I haven’t been “sick” since becoming 100% Nutritarian, but I have a had a few lower energy days. Guessing those where days my body was fighting something.0
February 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm #29592
Food experiments this weekend. I made the Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Spinach from Fuhrman’s Quick and Easy cook book page 179.
I thought it was really good. Hubby was not impressed, but that could be because it was on wild rice and he has refused to have wild rice ever again. Wierdo, wild rice is my favourite grain.
We both liked the Peanut Butter Cookie on page 253. I did not add fruit preserve as I had none. They were nice and not addictive for me, which makes me like them even more. I want to try them with walnut butter to replace the peanut butter.
My BMI is 19.8 this morning and my body fat is 21.0%. Hubby is down about 10 pounds since starting and is looking even tastier than peanut butter lentil cookies. I had not restricted his nuts and seeds at all and he’s been happily losing 1-2 pounds a week so I’m not worried about it.0
February 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm #29604
I love my son’s skin. Any chance I get to touch it I’m amazed. Children’s skin glows from within, and the texture… how can you call what I have and what he has the same skin.
Last night as I washed my moisturizer off I realized I do have the same skin. That crazy textureless smooth rubbery skin.
At 39 having fought my skin my whole life (eczema, acne, wrinkles, 1st degree burn equivalent damaged paper thin skin that couldn’t even go in the sun for years), so the fact that my skin texture has improved so much is just the cherry on my banana nice cream.1+
February 7, 2018 at 9:01 pm #29612
A lot of people freak out over Fuhrman’s weight recommendations. I always says there’s a difference from being an extra small healthy and in healthy.
I was really sick about 11 years ago and this weight briefly. I had no curves and was a sickly looking malnourished thing.
Now, I’m still a DD32 in bra size. I was bigger at my heaviest and just in denial about buying a bigger bra size, so one stretched bra had to be thrown out. The rest fit perfect now.
I still have a bubble butt, I still have thighs, they just don’t touch any more.0
February 8, 2018 at 7:38 pm #29644
I think it might be time to give up and go get some new leggings. I work from home and am a mom, so I mostly just wear leggings. I love my leggings collection, but there starting to get pretty baggy.
I even got new size small leggings for Xmas. The foot taller than me model was wearing a small, and I figured I would never be smaller than that. I have trouble ordering an extra small. I sometimes can’t believe I’m that size or will stay that size.
I also plan to order matching sports bras with the leggings, as I don’t need to wear a shirt when working out anymore. Freedom.0
February 9, 2018 at 10:39 pm #29669
With the stress of my son being sick this week I chose not to fast today, and instead ate my normal piggy self.. I ate all this plus 6 Fuhrman Pop Ems during my two meals. Normally on Mondays and Fridays I try to wait and listen to my true hunger, but I didn’t have the mood for it today.
Did 50 minutes of a foam rolling workout and 20 minutes of rebounding. 3 meditation sessions to let the stress go.
He’s feeling a lot better today, which make me feel better. There’s nothing worse than your child crying in pain.0
February 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm #29695
Triple batch of a coconut curry lentil soup. Big 8 cup container for the next few days and a match to go in freezer. A few individual serving sizes for emergencies to go in the freezer, plus a double portion to freeze for hubby and I.
I added mushrooms and zucchini too. You could honestly just cook once. Freeze lots and have a new dish every week this way. Which is mostly what a I do.
In my freezer I have have chilli, chick pea curry in a hurry, mushroom stroganoff, best ever lentil soup, and Mexican lentil soup. This lets me cook once a week still, but be able to put out a new dish every day or so.0
February 11, 2018 at 11:34 am #29718
75% of the way to 200 days. Not going to blow that winning streak.
Hosting a dinner party tonight. I’m making my Cesar salad, Fuhrman minestrone. A guest is bringing whole wheat buns.
I’m either making a blueberry cobbler or Fuhrman brownies. I’ll probably make both by Valentines.
My son and his Aunt are also going to make cupcakes. My sister can’t figure out why I don’t have eggs or oils in my house. La sigh! He only think I had that she needed was some old sprinkles.
Don’t care, I got my husband to commit to this eating style forever. All our family members are obese, very sick, and in pain. Nothing makes you want your produce like watching your future self if you don’t go Nutritarian.0
February 14, 2018 at 2:47 pm #29769
People new to this lifestyle or outside it might see Nutritarianism as an extreme depravation diet. I don’t eat pretty much anything else most of my friends and family eat. I bring my own food everywhere. When I say I eat produce, beans, nuts and seeds and grains it doesn’t sound like a long list.
However, we know the opposite is true. There is no better way to say “I love you” to my body than Nutritarianism. I love myself so much I would never damage my body, mind, or emotions with that other destructive food.
I don’t want to be sad, coughing, sick, inflamed, in joint pain, and an early death risk. I think the food they eat is extreme. Why eat what causes you so much long term pain and grief, just for a second of addictive dopamine hit.
So let’s show them how to love themselves and their loved ones today. It’s Valentines. I’m showing my body love with a huge salad with edamame and creamy blood orange dressing. Chocolate Bananace Nice Cream with coconut and cacao nibs on top. Bowl of berries with flax, cinnamon, and cacao. Veggies bean soup is like a hug on a cold day.
And Nutritarian Hot Chocolate.
💗 you Nutribabe’s. Happy Valentines!0
February 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm #29901
So basically maintenance is the same as weight loss eating except for with a bit more nuts and seeds. Makes sense I guess.
I have figured out the Nutritarian candy store is a great frozen produce isle. There’s a store in my area that i don’t often go to, but I wanted one of everything in the frozen isle. They even had frozen beans.0
February 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm #29965
It’s sunny out and I’m feeling refreshed and renewed to get back to basics.
I eat big. It’s just the way that I eat. It’s better for me to eat a pound or more of salad, watermelon, and cacao banana nice cream every lunch then to add in some Nutritarian brownies or Lara bars. I seem to gain weight fast eating Nutritarian treats. Those are for Holidays and special occasions. I’m okay with giant bowls of decadent banana nice cream and sortbet every day if that keeps me at my goal weight.
Have a freezer soup out for supper and lots of berries, oranges, and grapes.
Maybe in a year I’ll get past having to stuff my self. If I don’t. I won’t worry about it. It’s all good for me food and the produce has no impact on my size.0
February 21, 2018 at 12:08 pm #30065
That number feels good.
One of Bethany’s comments caught me today and I realized I was carrying around a grudge about my weight loss.
In my head when ever I started a diet I always imagined the compliments I would get when I lost weight. I know, I don’t need extrernal validation, but it was just something I always did.
Here I am, having lost 25 pounds, gone from overweight to an extra small, and the only compliment I received ever was from my husband. None of my friends have ever mentioned anything, and my extended family has been quite negative about it. I know this is there issues and not mine, but part of me is disappointed by it. So a I released it with @SarahRose’s negative self talk course.1+
February 23, 2018 at 11:56 am #30122
The negative self talkcourse kind of feels like I’m focusing more of negatives. But i think it’s good cause Writting down 5 positives is helping me release thoughts I’m sure have been floating around in my head for a while.
Today I got all upset as I got in trouble with my family for spending to much time making healthy food, eating healthy food, exercising, meditating, and checking in here.
1. I do not spend more time than any other mom food prepping.
2. I can not be a loving caring mother without taking care of my health.
3. I have to set an example that mental and physical health is not negotiable.
4. Garbage food may be faster but it will all make us misearable, Sick, and grumpy any way. It will not help the cause.
5. This is just the way it is. If you love me you want me to take care of myself. Get over it.1+
February 24, 2018 at 5:19 pm #30206
I gained a few pounds but my scale says it’s all sexy muscle so it’s all good.
I thought I’d take a second to review Fuhrman products we’ve tried.
We’re liking the multi vitamins. I’m going to try some garden of life and compare the batsmen lists to Fuhrman’s book recommdatioms.
G BOMB bars are all AMAZING. They taste like dessert and come on the have kale, spinach, mung beans, onions, reishi mushrooms, flax seeds, blueberries. Etcetera. All other bars are now losers by default because Fuhrman’s taste the best and no one else has those ingredients. Our favourite are lemon and the peanut butter chocolate, but they are all good.
My husband has them every day since he has a sick pack now even eating them. I save them for a special treat as I’ll gain weight eating them to often.
The Pop Ems don’t taste even as close to as good as the ones I make at home. We’ve tried them all. They are good, but why buy them when you can make healthier better tasting ones at home.
His Kale chips are by far the best Kale chips I’ve ever had.
They are my number one Fuhrman product. I’be Asked for a dehydrator so I can try making them. I think the cashews are the secret. So good.
I actually haven’t even been able to find Nutritarian compliant kale chips.
My husband uses the Fuhrman cooler ever day for lunch. It’s perfect. It holds his giant meals in a compact size with lots of pockets for ice packs. Going to order another one for myself.
Wishing you all hugs and health1+
February 24, 2018 at 5:24 pm #30208
My apologies. I should have checked for all my typo errors before posting above. I so need an edit button.0
February 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm #30210
I gained a few pounds but my scale says it’s all sexy muscle so it’s all good.
I thought I’d take a second to review Fuhrman products we’ve tried.
We’re liking the multi vitamins. I’m going to try some garden of life and compare the batsmen lists to Fuhrman’s book recommdatioms.
G BOMB bars are all AMAZING. They taste like dessert and come on the have kale, spinach, mung beans, onions, reishi mushrooms, flax seeds, blueberries. Etcetera. All other bars are now losers by default because Fuhrman’s taste the best and no one else has those ingredients. Our favourite are lemon and the peanut butter chocolate.
My husband has them every day since he has a sick pack now even eating them. I save them for a special treat as I’ll gain weight eating them to often.0
February 26, 2018 at 12:07 am #30232
New clothes shopping always is good for me to see the real me, and not the old me my brain can see. I’m 4 pounds over Fuhrman ideal. I’m fine with that. I know viceral fat from yo-yo dieting take years to come off.0
February 26, 2018 at 11:53 am #30242
I need some happy sunshine this morning so inoistened to The latest MO show. Bethany you so count as beautiful happy sunshine.
I journaled my way through the entire show. I did every single person’a journal print. It felt so good. Now I feel so good.
I did two whole pages including a love letter to my body. I would never have journaled in my past but it really does work.
Sarah Rose and Bethany have made me crave journaling. It makes me feel very similar to meditation. Keeps my on my path, and helps me let go of negativity and move into honouring and loving myself.
Love @Bethany and @SarahRise so much for introducing me to journaling and self reflection.0
February 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm #30301
Mid week Salad prepping.
A basis of this lifestyle is that we can resist SAD addictive foods only once we have flooded our body with nutrients. Then the cravings lessen as we have finally actually fed our bodies what they need.
It an take a while to get enough nutrient stores in your body, but the cravings will die off. My pound salad is not negotiable. It’s the rock on which my success is built.0
February 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm #30381
I’m part of Sara Rise’a Mindfull Produxtivity Hub. She has an affirmation corse. Today’s prompt was to write everything I’d accomplished. That felt really really good.0
March 1, 2018 at 6:49 pm #30404
Cosco day. When I go to Cosco I buy every single frozen fruit they have. It’s the Nutritarian Candy Isle.1+
March 3, 2018 at 10:30 am #30444
March 4, 2018 at 1:59 pm #30483
No food went into my mouth before this photo was taken. My little chocolate nut bite was dipped in banana nice cream and in my mouth the second I had taken the photo.
My husband got a promotion at work so I made him some date but cacao balls as a treat. The promotion came a perfect time as my son needs to go to a special expensive medical needs school. It’s not a normal private school, it qualifies as a medical expense as it’s for special need kids. The raise will go straight to paying for part of his school.
My son is twice exceptional; he tests in the top two percent but he has a mild phonic decoding learning difference and a mild written output expression. Especially frustrating for a smart guy. His giftedness also comes with big emotions and anxiety. We are so grateful for being able to be able to give him what he needs.1+
March 6, 2018 at 3:12 pm #30550
I’ve been feeling more tired and down lately. I think I’m fighting my son’s cold bug. Each day I’ve noticed hat my salad makes me happier and gives me more energy. 💗 🥗0
March 7, 2018 at 2:12 pm #30576
I read that we should take at least 30 minutes to eat our meals. If not, we are rushing it and not giving our bodies a chance to register all we’ve eaten. Today I checked and I am way too fast of an eater. Working at slowing down.0
March 8, 2018 at 1:23 pm #30733
Something that comes up a lot in this lifestyle is “I’m eating too much nuts, seeds, and dried fruit”.
We all commit to not walking into the kitchen and opening those calorically dense treats up and going to town. We can’t eliminate them, the ounce is a minimum we have to get in for health. Unfortunately extra nuts, seeds, and dried fruit can halt weight loss.
White knuckle Dieting doesn’t work for me. Will power is not something I have a lot of. So what are we to do? What has worked so far. Replacing unhealthy habits with healthy habits . 💥 💡 Having a Plan in place.
I reach for hot water and herbal tea when I see my son left half a cookie on his on his plate. Uping my Beans helps, so here’s the simple solution. When I’m tempted to walk into the kitchen and eat extra nuts/seeds/dried fruit I’m going to reach for beans; roasted Chickpeas, edamame, and tofu fingers I keep in the freezer.
Beans are unlimited. They have never halted my weight loss. I think there’s nothing wrong with starting and ending the meal with extra beans if it gets us through.1+
March 9, 2018 at 4:53 pm #30803
My husband has some massive free weights. I can’t even pick up the 25 pound weight, but I used to carry that much extra on my body every day. No wonder I feel so much better.0
March 10, 2018 at 11:22 am #30845
I walk the dog in the evening or have bath so I don’t fight evening cravings. I more tend to fight the mental game in the morning. I’m a morning person so half my day is really in the am.
So I meditate, do yoga, get my exercise in, keep busy with my meal prepping, video game time with the family, journal my Sarah Rose Steckler Mindful Productivity Hub Affirmation Course. Call a friend or my mom. I find that when I’m busy enjoying the moment I never notice the toxic hunger.
I also notice my toxic hunger is often driven my dehydration. Taking the time to sit down, have a cup of tea, and just breath.0
March 11, 2018 at 9:34 pm #30922
I went bathing suit shopping today and liked the way I looked in everything. Oh how things change.
Day Light Savings through me a bit and I did not get my 2 pounds of veggies all in, and over indulged in other area. The two pounds must always be eaten first for me. Their my foundation, my priority. Live and learn. Tomorrow is a new day.1+
March 12, 2018 at 11:28 pm #30998
KIm you are such an inspiration!!!1+
March 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm #31044
Loved Bethany’s Tuesday video today. I listened and then meditated on it.
1. I am no longer addicted to junk food! That phrase. I want to shout it from the roof top. To see junk food used to guarantee I would obsess over it and hunt it down until every last bit was gone. It no longer controls me. Abstinence and flooding your body with nutrients really does lead to freedom from food addiction. You need both. Get your 2 pounds of produce in.
2. I am fulfilled by peace. Not food. Not shopping. Peace fulfills me. OMG! My life is so much better.
Thank you Nutribabe Nation.1+
March 15, 2018 at 6:32 pm #31173
Half way to my 365 days goal.
I posted this on Facebook as well so sorry for the repeat.
Today is my 6 month abstinence from CRAP anniversary. For 6 months I have only eaten Nutritarian food. My Nutritarian journey started long before that, but 180 days ago I took the plunge and committed.
Taking time to meditate, journal, do some yoga today. To appreciate my mind and body, and how far I’ve come. How tough those first few weeks and month were, and how effortless it is now. I’ve maintained below 115 pounds for over 3 months.
I used to eat non stop, and now I eat twice a day in a restricted eating window to let my body heal and optimize. I don’t throw up due to low blood sugar swings anymore. My joints don’t ache anymore.
I became a consistent meditator. Since Xmas I have exercised outside of walking every singe day but a couple. Once you have eating down other habits flow easy.
I sailed through Holidays Nutritarian. I feed my family Nutritarian feasts. My husband has joined me since January 1st. Knowing his health is safe is priceless.
I am no longer uncontrollable around junk food. My pound salad is my rock, my foundation.
I am a 10 on the Bright Line food addiction susceptibility scale. I am a binge eater and emotional eater. Cookie bags and giant Cosco chips bags used to quake in fear of seeing me knowing they would not last the day. I still eat big. I smash over 20 servings of produce a day. I feed my body beautifying healthy fats. Beans fuel my active life. My skin glows. As eating big is crucial for successes. If I can do this, anyone can do this.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for supporting me on my journey. 🍌 🌸 🧘🏼♀️0
March 15, 2018 at 8:31 pm #31186
Apparently it’s day182 not 1800
March 17, 2018 at 10:06 am #31259
There are two things I’m focusing on right now.
One, not eating until stuffed. I have 2 days I’m so far. Now, I’m still eating until full but no longer eating until stuffed. I imagine there will eventually be a progression to eating until that 80% full feeling? But baby steps. I’m still making my big portion of pound salad, and then I just save some for supper. Same with my nice cream. I’m sure gene will be a point where my nice cream gets smaller but I’m not there yet. Some food does have to give and the 2 pounds produce has to stay. So sadly there will be less fruit, but I’ll make sure I get 4 minimum.
A lot of what made this lifestyle work for me was that I could stuff as much produce in my face as I wanted and still lose weight. It’s how I lost all my weight actually. I stuffed my face every day. So if your at that phase don’t worry about it. Dr Fuhrman says it takes 6 months so get a decent nutriotional level built up in your body. That was what I was doing for my first 6 months.
For my first 6 months I was building new eating window, no snacking, saying no to non Nutritarian food, meditation, daily movement, and journaling habits. Now I’m diving deep and healing even more. Pulling out something dark in me that feels the need to stuff myself and keep trying to stuff in more.
I am so proud of myself to have made it this far, and now to find more to heal. To acknowledge I do still have an emotional issue with food and to love myself enough to treat this issue.0
March 18, 2018 at 11:57 am #31269
For a couple months leading up until Xmas I Water fasted 24 Hours 2 days a week. That’s on top of the 6-7 hour two meal eating window I generally do. I loved my water fast days.
After Xmas I struggled to get back into my eating groove again so I dropped the 24 hour water fasts. I feel like I’m in. A good place and craving a break day agin. So I’m going to jump back into a weekly Monday 24 hour water fast.
Now it’s important to me that I continue to work on not stuffing myself. So I have to watch that.
I’m also only 113 pounds right now so I’m only going to do it once a week. I dinner want to slip too low. Although I do have 8 pounds left in my healthy weight range. I know when I first got to this lower weight I missed some of my size. I’ve put on a lot of muscle since then and love my curves again. This time it’s healthy muscle size not just fat making me think I was strong. When i do my daily yoga I can feel my muscles right there under my hands and I LOVE it.
Happy healthy Sunday everyone!0
March 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm #31335
Leading up to Xmas I got in the habit of water fasting 22-24 hours a couple times a week. In the winter I was not often motivated to do it. Today is my first day doing a 22-24 hour water fast. I’d like to go back to doing this once a week.
Personally I think using up all my glycogen stores and feeling true hunger every once in a while is important to me. That’s I’m not just eating cause it’s tasty and fun, but that I’m actually going to enter fat burning mode if I don’t eat.
I’ve also struggled with inflammation in the past and water fasting lowers inflammation markers.
Obviously I would love auto phagocytosis (cellular turnover and repair) to kick in, but I don’t know if that can happen on such a short fast. I’m still learning.
Oxidative stress decreases. Cardiovascular function improves. Improves immune function. Kicks up detox for sure.
Blood sugar lowers and insulin sensitivity improves.
It’s a break for the digestive system to it can repair itself.
I often do it on days when I’m just to busy to eat, and it always shocks me that I’m not hungry, have great energy, stable mood and I’m mentally fine.
My body has glucose energy for 24 hours in my liver, and after that it has fat it stored for energy. I don’t need food so I give my body a break to it can work at healing and repairing me.0
March 19, 2018 at 10:11 pm #31386
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I have so enjoyed reading your success! I have been mentally visualizing your unbroken chain!!!! I will be starting mine soon!!!1+
March 22, 2018 at 6:51 pm #31739
I’ve been doing so good this last week only eating until full. Then tonight I ate past that point. I’ve anazlyed what lead to this and decided it was because I ate my fruit first. I like a little sweet after dinner, so I need to make sure I leave room for a little fruit after. I’ve found even a handful of fruit will satisfy this. Ever time I learn what not to do, and make a when and then plan, I grow stronger. When and then plans are game changers. I release my past mistakes and leave them in the past.1+
March 26, 2018 at 12:16 pm #33386
It’s Monday again so on Mondays I wait until I feel true hunger to eat my meal. That seems to be around the 22 hour mark but today it has be 21 hours as my son and I are both going to a play date after school together. Going to try just one big meal, but if I feel true hunger again I’ll try Bethany’s suggestion and see if a smoothie will tied it over or some soup.
I had 3 meals the last two days and I am it got me out of the true hunger phase. I only ate until full so that was a win, but eating 3 meals felt indulgent and I wasn’t feeding true hunger.0
March 27, 2018 at 5:59 pm #33541
In the beginning we are often focused on watching for scale movement. I’ve been pretty much the same weight for the last few months. At 5.3.5″ and 113 pounds I’m fine with that.
When I first started this journey I did not fit any of my jeans. After buying so many new bigger sizes, I had hit a point where I just lived in elastic waist bands and maxi dresses. It was real fun on this journey to fit back into the 8 different sizes in my closet in my reverse weight gain. Now I thought I was done needing smaller jeans. I’ve been basically the same weight for 3 months.
Today, at the exact same weight, my jeans were falling off me. I can feel muscles right under my skin now too. So even though my weight is staying the same my body composition and size is changing. Let’s hope this is visceral fat starting to shift too.
I love that each week we commit to this path we see new benefits. Each week on this path we heal old damage. Each week on this path we are getting younger, stronger, healthier, fitter, and happier.0
March 28, 2018 at 1:27 pm #33564
So this seems to keep happening, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. For my first meal I only eat part of my pound salad, but I finish my nice cream. Then for my second/last meal I finish my salad and have some soup, a handful of fruit.
If I’m only eating until full I can’t fit all my minimums in at this size and metabolism. So what do I choose? I have a call scheduled with Bethany next week to work through this.0
March 29, 2018 at 12:05 pm #33726
April 2nd is my 200th day of abstinence from SAD food. I ate Nutritarian before, but I had cheats.
To celebrate I’m adding a new coloured line to my tracking chart. Blue to represent Financial Health. Finances can cause a lot of stress, which leads to less sleep and emotional eating. I very much consider Financial Health one of the 4 pillars of health (Mind/Spirit, Nutrition, purposeful Movement). So a Blue Line will represent a day I stayed on budget.
Kind of off topic, but kinda of not too.0
March 30, 2018 at 9:23 am #33797
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson
“There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk”
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in.
I am lost . . . I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault . . .
It takes forever to find a way out.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in this same place. But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there.
I still fall . . . it’s a habit . . . but,
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.
I walk down another street.1+
March 31, 2018 at 1:23 pm #33865
Day 198 and I’m 111.9 pounds
Spring kind of mood I decided to go through the torture of gutting my warm weather wardrobe. Winter was easy; I bought a couple new jeans and leggings and just wore baggy tops. Slowly buying clothes that fit.
Spring is a high and low process. Saying goodbye to favourites that have been stretched way to far to save. Tucking away pieces too big that I just adore too much to part with. Someday I’ll be ready to give them to someone I love to charish them.
Maxi dresses and shorts are staying as I can’t afford to replace everything. Shorts are convient as I no longer have to undue the button to pull them off and on. I Can only make my shorts work as the ones I have are not from my highest weight (actually about 20 pounds below my high). That works for mom life anyway.
A few pieces actually fit me now. Lots of Pieces I was saving for when I was skinny enough are now too big.
Lots of empty hangers and room now in the closet. Looking forward to slowly replacing those too big pieces I’m keeping so I don’t have to run around naked 🙂0
April 1, 2018 at 11:25 am #33882
I’ve lost 28 pounds since starting. I know it doesn’t seem like a lot but I’m only 5.3”. I was obese and now I’m an extra small.
I’ve gone from 35% body fat to 21%. A BMI Of 25 To 19.8.
My height weight was over 180 pregnant, and 155 not pregnant, but I’d lost most of that and was working my way back up to it when I discovered this group.
I’ve lost ~ 12” at my waist since starting with this group.
Sarah Rose 🌹 has a card pull in her Mindful Productivity Hub this morning. Mine was very profound for me. It was about how we gradually shift our vibrational frequency. There was no through or place we could not go to with time, but it take time. Nutritarianism was like that for me. I couldn’t cannon ball into eating perfect and GBoMBing every day. It was too many things to master all at once. We’re students gradually shifting our very being to be a person who eats ETL guidelines, GBOMBS, meditates, is minfdfyll about true hunger, emotional eating, exercises and moves daily, etcetera. You can’t become a grand master overnight. We have to be patient and purposeful building new habit staying to then every day, and gradually shifting our being to be a Grand Master Nutritarian. Love yourself and accept where you are on this journey. Soon we’ll all be sitting on our cloud of enlightened eating and living, at peace with our bodies and food.0
April 2, 2018 at 10:31 am #33918
So today is my 200th day eating all Nutritarian all the time. 100% abstinence from SAD food (and gluten) for 200 days.
The first 100 days was a lot about weight loss, letting go of addiction, flooding my body with nutrients. For the second 100 days my husband joined me as a Nutritarian. That took a lot of adjusting. My husband weighs 60 more pounds than me, we can’t eat the same food. So learning a new prep system and how to say no to his more decadent Nutritarian items.
The second 100 days was about learning what my maintenance plan would look like. Basically I get an extra ounce of nuts/seeds, and don’t have to worry about an occasional extra date or nut. Occasional being a key word.
Seeing how my body continues to shift has been amazing. My body compensation really started to shift lately. My muscles are right there always under my skin now. My body is attacking visceral fat.
I am so excited for another 100 days of cleaning and healing my body. Becoming the best possible version of me, by supporting myself with what I truly need. Learning to get in touch with true hunger for every meal, and to stop when satiated.
What an amazing, exciting journey we are all on. Best wishes to you all in your 100 day journeys.0
April 3, 2018 at 12:14 pm #33939
Don’t leave anything to chance. I don’t make a spot on the day’s I complete. I make 100 spots as I know I’m going to complete those. Moving on to my 300 days goal feeling good.0
April 5, 2018 at 11:09 pm #34080
After an awesome call with Bethany I’ve decided to ditch all attempts at eating windows and just eat when I feel truly hungry. No restricting. Just listening to my body and it’s true needs. For this month I’m just working on nailing my first meal.
I used to have problems getting emotionslly through 10am, but instead I’ve had tea at that time and have sailed though the last few days. Hoping that’s a trend. I seem to be settling around noon to 1 for first meal so far. But also recognizing after a big workout the meal times may shift as my bodies needs shift.0
April 8, 2018 at 7:10 am #34216
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Kimberley, I’m a rookie to nutritarian eating and just joined Nutribabe Nation a week or two ago. Your journey is such an inspiration! I need accountability as I transition. Did you find posting here daily helpful? Was it enough to keep you on track?1+
April 8, 2018 at 9:36 am #34255
Hi Kelly (@Nuttyfornow) posting here daily for my first 100 days defiantly gave me more accountability. I would recommend daily over the less frequent I’m doing now. Daily gives you no cheat room. Every day you have to be on.
I also post everything I eat in the Facebook group. Everything, even when I have too many Lara bars. The two combined is magic. I know I have to eat my salad because everyone will be looking for it.
April 8, 2018 at 8:17 pm #34265
I so wanted to reach for a date stuffed with Almond butter after dinner, even though I was full. Waited 5 minutes and it totally passed. The crazy things our dopamine tried to trick us with.0
April 9, 2018 at 10:30 pm #34322
I have a lot of different ways I track. I have my giant X calender as I work my way to 365 days 💯 compliant. . I have the ihealth app tied to my scale; I love the graph on it. I also have this. When I started with this group I wrote each weight I would have to reach on my way to my goal. There was originally only 19 pounds, I added as I made new goals. Each time I hit a weight I would write the date down, and as I said goodbye forever to a weight I crossed it off. It’s my victory board.0
April 10, 2018 at 3:18 pm #34330
My Day 208
Josh’s Day 100! 💯 compliant, no snacking, for 100 days. He’a Amazing. Effortlessly. He even eats the dishes he that turn our gross 🙂
I honestly teared up. I can not even begin to describe the relief I feel that he will be healthy and here with me for 70-80 more years. (I plan to live to 125). It’s what we dream of when we’re 14 years old. Immortal and together forever in love. This lifestyle is as close as your going to get. The way we eat is the fountain of youth. Reversing past damages, making us younger every day.
Many blessing to you all this day. May your 🥗 always be bountiful and your 🍎 tasty.
The picture is his 100 days treats I got him.0
April 11, 2018 at 11:17 pm #34377
The worls’s current oldest confirmabke person is 117. 122 is the oldest confirmabke in record. Schoenberg says 125 is max human life expectancy as of now. So I’m aiming for 125. When I was a kid so wanted to live to 100, but I really want to see my son turn 100 so that would be 130. Planning my diet, exercise, and life style around that.0
April 13, 2018 at 11:07 am #34383
It’s Friday and on Friday I like fun food. Going into the market to find Nutritarian Alfredo ingredients. Zuccini noodles are how I make this work. Yes a small bowl of bean pasta is fine, with a side of a whole lot of yummy veggies. I like to eat big though. I’d Much rather spiraze 3 zuccinis and have a giant bowl of yumminess.
Also planning a taco bowl party for my father’s upcoming B day. I’m prepping all the vegan taco ingredients separate to go on lettuce leaves. My sister is making a meat option and brining dairy toppings. Then the party guests can mix and match as they want.0
April 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm #34429
Salad prepping while I wait for true hunger. I wanted to share one of my favourite salad beans. You can get these sprouted mixed beans in the produce section every once in a while. If I see them I buy them as they are a nice crunchy change. Plus so good for you being a sprout.
I also cheat often and buy the different pre cut coleslaw mixes and mix them all together with greens. Just add your favourite onion and veggies.0
April 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm #34449
So I wrote a while back about having issues making it past 10am even though I did not have true hunger then. I’m really trying to get in touch with feeding only true hunger and not over taxing my body by over eating anymore (cause I love to stuff my self like a pig, bad habit, even if I am lean. What has been working for me so far, is at 10am I end my overnight water fast and have tea then. I replaced the 10am eating habit with a 10am tea habit. I do really well with replacing bad habits as opposed to just trying to pretend the old habit no longer pulls at me.
I’ve also been letting myself eat at noon if I want to, even if I don’t have true hunger. I have to wait until noon though, unless I have true hunger. Baby steps.
This was has been easy for me. No effort or fight. Which is my favourite way to build new healthy habits.
Next step is to push that window farther and farther until it’s only true hunger that triggers my first meal. Not sure if I’ll do 12:30 or 1pm tommorow as my new eating window opening. Ok, I’m committing to 1pm. I have to make it until 1 pm, or true hunger, to start my eating window for the day.
All of this has effortlessly led to a 5-6 hour eating window. Something I had tried before and found insanely hard to do. I’m not at true hunger for my second meal yet, but eventually that’s the plan.
Only eating until full has been going well. I mess up every once in a while, but only putting 2 bananas in my nice cream has worked this week. If I want more for supper I can have more so no need to stuff. I also put berries in my nice cream at lunch so it’s not something I have to justify over eating on later.0
April 16, 2018 at 1:31 pm #34486
Planning and prepping for success. Instead of my usual large ziplocks, I froze my bananas 2 per bag. That way all I pull out is two for banana nice cream. Not temptation to put in more. What a simple solution. Yay me!
Note: I lost all my weight having 3-4 bananas every day. I see no issue if you want to add more banana. At my tinny size now 4 bananas is Chinese’s food painful stuffed for me. If I want more nice cream I can have more with supper.
I don’t bag out the nuts/seeds and berries as I don’t go over on those for nice cream.
I love Nice Cream so much it’s insane. Going to have to open a nice cream shop in some hippie neighbourhood one day. Retirement dreams 🙂0
April 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm #34586
So I’m a binge eater. Bingeing was one of my great passions. I managed to just be overweight and not obese because I ate perfect all week and then ate the entire bag of Cosco chips on the weekend or the whole tray of French fries. To see it, or to know it was there, was to eat it until I felt sick and then eat some more.
For my first 9 months following ETL I still binged. It took me a few months to let go of SAD food. That’s when I met you guys. I still binged for 6 more months, but I binged Nutritarian on unlimited foods. Knowing I could eat 1.5 pounds of salad and 5 bananas cacao nice cream was a saviour for me. I could still binge at my set eating times.
The amazing things is, this healed me so much. I was flooding my body with nutrients, and I kicked my SAD food addictions. I no longer had to white knuckle it. I sit beside chips and cookies all the time totally fine now.
Once my body hit a decent reserve then I started to tackle the bingeing. I’d lost all my weight bingeing Nutritarian and bingeing, so that wasn’t an issue. But when I hit the 6 month mark 💯, just like Fuhrman says will happen, I realized my nutritional needs were finally met. I could finally let go of bingeing.
What I don’t like now about intermittent fasting rules is they don’t force you to turn into true hunger. I did have strict hours in the begging. First I worked at stoping when full. I put it away for later, so I’m okay. I can have more later. Over a month this became smaller portion to me. I refrained my brain to not stuff it self anymore with food. Instead to stuff my life full with LIFE.
Now I do not eat set times, I’m waiting until I have true hunger. This is an on going weaning process for me. I’ve just been slowly moving my eating window back, but I can eat whenever I feel true hunger or that set time. My first meal of the day is now true hunger pretty much always. My next goal will to get my second meal true hunger too, but I know it will come with patience and self love. For now I’m just happy I’ve reached a healing place where I’m no longer stuffing myself Sick, and I’m more than satisfied. The bottomless pit is full of love, activities, life.
You are not alone. We all have inner demons we are battling. We break them together. 💗0
April 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm #34648
The real Day 217
So much awesome food being made I have decision fatigue about supper.
I steamed some Bok Choy in broth and added garlic and Braggs liquid aminos. Dreaming of peanut sauce on this.
Roasted mushrooms and zucchini in lemon and tahini.
The made Fuhrman’s Chickpea curry in a hurry in the leftover Braggs liquid aminos. Going to put over sweet potatoes wedges I have in my freezer. I did‘ seven add the curry as it was so dance amazing without. I can always add later.
I think I have so much food in my freezer I can go at least a few weeks without making anything other than dressing, salad, and beans. Might be a fun challenge to empty it all out and the refill with new things. I bet I could save enough in groceries for May that I could put aside a mini summer vacation.0
April 20, 2018 at 8:51 pm #34670
Today Bethany asked us about our original whys. It was 9 months ago but it would have been around weight loss. I knew what to do and why, I just couldn’t stick to it. I had even bought an ETL meal prep program. Couldn’t break free entirely of addictive foods after a month of eating all my meals ETL.
After 218 days and 13 pounds maintained below my original goal weight, I think I crushed that original why.
New why’s; I want to live to 130. I want to see my son turn 100. He’s also promised to take me swimming in the lake when I’m 100. I want to be able to do that.
I want to set an example for my husband to keep staying Nutritarian. I want to set an example for my loved ones.
All the women in my family started menopause late 30s and early 40s , so I want to make sure I transition into that in a healthy way. I am 39.
I’ve been reading the latest Fuhrman book, and I am so determined to fully convert my son to whole food plant based by the end of the year. Not sure too much what that will look like yet. I’ve already removed all meat from his diet. If he wants some at parties I’m fine with that. I don’t want to creat a mental problem with that. I will not buy any more chips, he can have healthy popcorn. I’ve set up positive reinforcement points and targets for produce consumption. Going to tell him we are starting to mix in brown rice with his white rice slowly. I only managed a half cup of brown rice on it’s own the first try, and that was with incentives.
Sweets will be harder to find something he likes, but I’m determined with perseverance, focus, and patience I can slowly retrain his taste buds. In the mean time I’m okay with maple syrup cookies as a transition food.
Does anyone follow any good examples for Nutritarian kids? Sure there’s lots of lighter whole food plant based ones with oils and maple syrup. I’m going to tell my son he should start a channel about going healthy. Talking to him about his why’s.0
April 20, 2018 at 10:23 pm #34674
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Just want to say you are amazing and an inspiration! I think you are doing great with your son. I LOVE your new whys. Excited to see how my whys evolve.1+
April 21, 2018 at 9:59 am #34756
There’s so many ways we check in with ourselves and empower ourselves to stay on track daily.
Lots post all their meals here daily. I love this as it defiantly encourages me to stay more compliant as I’m sharing.
I have my 100 day calendar. Now 365 days calendar.
I also have my priorities in my daily repeating Todo List. At the appropriate time through the day I have pop up to do reminders:
2. Pound salad
3. pound cooked non starchy veg
4. foam roll
6. weights or cardio
7. journal 3 things I value about myself
8. multi vitamin
9. Omega 3
10. Borage oil (Fuhrman recommends for eczema)
11. Walk dog
12. Journal gratitude
13. Check in with the group0
April 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm #34819
It’s my father’s 67th birthday today. The health of our moms is horrible, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with my dad. He’s a little overweight but doctor health perfect. He still hikes the mountain a few times a week to check on the water tank. He works the yard all day all weekend. He prefers to eat my food. It’s amazing.
He does still like his healthy sugar granola and Cosco dark chocolate treats, but it goes to show how every step you make benefits you.
He’s a big preacher of the whole food plant based lifestyle, even if he doesn’t always walk the walk. I make sure to talk to him about it all the time, and he follows lots of great health examples on Facebook and Instagram. I’ve talked to him about slowly embracing it more and more every day as he gets older.
I’m so glad so set an example for him of going all in. That he sees my husband do it. Here’s to having another 40-60 healthy years with my first rock.0
April 24, 2018 at 11:59 am #34848
I really believe we have to love and honour our selves, just as we are currently, on our journey to reach our goals. It’s part of the mental game. You can’t beat yourself up. If you beat yourself up, your using up some of your power to make healthy choices. You have to talk to yourself with kindness and positivity.
I’ve also written about body dyismorphia. It does not matter what weight I am. I can still see myself as thick, big, and a bloated jiggly tummy. I have exercise, healthy eating, and healthy weight to hit back with now. I see myself distorted with my home mirrors, but am always shocked how small I am when I see myself out and about. Oddly if I snap a photo I see myself big there to.
One of the things I’ve been doing the last month is each and every day I write down 3 things I value about myself:
1. By eating vegan I am helping Mother Earth.
2. I have 4 days of weight training under my belt. Go me. This is helping to build strong muscles and bones for health as I age. It will help me live longer and healthier. Yay life!
3. I went to bed last night to make sure I had 8 hours of sleep. This helps me make healthier and more productive decisions the next day. It increases my happiness and positivity. It’s a key stone to health for me. Go me!
I also like to list abundance in my life:
1. A fridge full of healthy, beautiful, life healing and sustaining produce.
2. Swimming quality time with my son today. I am blessed to be able to spend time with him and supper him.
3. Sleep costs nothing and I control how much sleep I get. 8 hours of healing, beauty boosting, sleep available to me every night free. Better than any supplement.
I knew how to eat for health and weight loss before becoming a Nutribabe. I even had Eat to Live meal prep food plans. It was the mental game that was missing for me. Nutribabe Nation is where I learned so much of this. I redo courses and watch the videos over and over, learning more every time.
Happy salad eating.0
April 30, 2018 at 9:57 am #35262
Day 228 Nutritarian
Before my 100 day challenge I had never ever finished any health or weight loss challenges (aside from school or work work, I’m a CPA). So aside from weight loss, my 100 day challenge really let me see my true potential. It broke a bad perception of myself; ok it smashed it.
Before becoming Nutritarian I weight weight trained. In truth, I exercised like a fiend. It gave me lovely muscles under all that fat. Never helped me lose a pound though. When starting Nutritarian all in I stopped all excercise aside from dog walking. To save my will power for the diet.
December 26th I started by adding back yoga daily, even if only for 7 minutes. I just had to do some yoga. It’s ranged from 3 minutes to a few 2.5 hour days. I completed 10 weeks of 3 times a week foam rolling and I want to keep up with that for health. With the foam rolling I also added in rebounding And I want to keep rebounding twice a week for 30 minutes as I know that cardio is good for my heart. Last week I added back on 5 weight training sessions. I’ve done the Tone It Up videos in the past so I’m going to commit to a month of those.
I had an opportunity last week to ask Dr Fuhrman a question on a Facebook live, and he answered. My question was what exercise regime he recommended for health and longevity. He emphasized not overdoing it, but really pushed weight training 2-4 times a week. The importance for keeping bone density and muscles as we age. I’m 40 this year so this is important to me.
1. Keeping up my eating routine and mindfulness practice.
2. Keeping up walking 4+ hours a week, 3 foam rolling sessions, 2 30 minute rebounder, yoga stretches daily and 2 yoga sessions a week.
3. Adding 5 Tone It Up workouts weekly
Healthy sexy muscles for summer.1+
May 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm #35312
I had a nice surprise this morning. I hadn’t weighed for a week. I can normally go up and down a pound, if I go up 2 pound it’s a sign I’ve gotten of course and to reign in back in.
This morning I was up 6 pounds.
I’m not panicking or worried, I know how to lose it. I also know how I gained it. I had added a third meal of fruit salad for 3 days, for 3 days I had a 2 wraps with supper, and I had had lentil lentil butter cookies in the week. One of those is maintenance. More than one of those is weight gain.
I’ve been wanting to get into a good clean groove so this will get me back into my happy place. Not worried at all.0
May 2, 2018 at 3:47 pm #35394
Down 2 pounds in two days which just goes to show how much rice effects my body. It must make me retain water or something. I still have it occasionally but not on the daily. I’ll have to test other grains and see if I do better with different ones.
I also have helpful Lara Bar gremlin. If I just have a bite of a Lara bar and and put it back, that remaining part magically disappears by the next morning. Stupid men and their stupid fast metabolisms and sexy abs.1+
May 3, 2018 at 9:24 am #35420
Something I’ve been adding to my morning journal routine lately is setting a intention and goal for the day. So I wake up, do a quick 10 minute meditation (I prefer longer but working on that), then journal 3 things I value about myself, 3 areas of abundance in my life, and set my intention and goal for the day.
Today’s intentions is to just take care of myself, Josh, and Marek. No one else, just focus on what we need; healthy food prepped, exercise, meditation, and the day organized and what we need done done.
Today’s goal is to listen to my body and intuition before and after eating so I feed only my true hunger and not old unhealthy habit.
Happy Spring Day! It’s our season of beautiful produce.0
May 4, 2018 at 9:52 am #35514
So Monday I was shocked to be way out of my normal weight range. I normally hover 2-4 pounds over Fuhrman ideal. Then poof Monday I was 8 pounds over ideal. I was shocked. I hadn’t left my happy range in 6 months.
So I jumped right back into my version of Fuhrman Radical Weight Loss Plan (with unlimited fruit) and I’m down 3 pounds in 3 days.
A lot of this I think is how much the 3 days of brown rice on the weekend affected my body. Maybe the rice makes me retain water.
I also do think the Radical Weight ReductionPlan in The End Of Heart Disease is Nutritarian Black Belt. It’s how Bethany ate for her 100 day journey (I think). It’s how I ate for my last 10 pounds. It’s how I normally eat in maintenance with the exception of the additional ounce nuts/seeds and I always do unlimited fruit, and the occasional weekend grain or Nutritarian treat.0
May 5, 2018 at 10:45 am #35553
Josh is still going strong. He’s 6 foot and started January first at 191 pounds and now weighs 169 pounds. For the first time in his adult life he’s in his healthy medical weight range.
He stays 100 compliant no problem. He eats very Eat To Live he has a few Lara bars a day, 1 with each meal.
The only stumble he has is on the weekend when he goes to nap right after his salad and before having his fruit. Then he wants to snack. When I tell him no, he’ll wait until an early supper.
He’s very good at following rules. Wish I was that good sometimes but I’m a Questionaire.0
May 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm #35625
I have a plan to make it to day 300 strong, healthy, and proud. I’ve signed up for the Tone It Up Bikini Series starting tommorow. I’ve been doing the Tone It zip daily strength training moves for the last two weeks and it seems the perfect compliment to this way of eating. Both make me feel strong and unstoppable. Plus, I want to be strong and healthy for the next 80+ years of my life, and I know we lose muscle as we age.0
May 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm #35652
I was chatting with a friend this morning who’s really having a hard time fully committing to this way of eating. She fully believes that EAt To Live is for her, but doesn’t believe she can do it.
My husband calls me Nutritarian Obsessed. I totally am. I own that. It works for me and makes me happy and excited each and every day to live this lifestyle.
I considers this learning how to take care of all of me. I want a PHD in how to live a life I love and feel amazing doing it. I listen to Nutritarian book in the car daily. I read everything here and on our Facebook page. I watch all of Fuhrman, Bethany, Eat To Live Daily, Nutrition Facts, and the Watering Mouths videos. I follow Nutritarian’s on Instagram. I’ve read off of Fuhrman’s books (ok I’m only part way through Eat For Health). I read supporting books like Bright Line Eating, Pleasure Trap, The Mindful Vegan.
I have Nutritarian saying up around the house, my check mark board, and reminders in my phone. I even journal about this lifestyle.
In the beginning I think you have to dive deep. Then if you’ve got your habits down you can back off. Or you can find out how fun it is and dive deep and continue to grow.0
May 8, 2018 at 9:20 am #35681
So this is my freezer meal stash. It’s how Josh and I eat Nutritarian and I only cook 1-2 times a week.
There’s also 1 cup servings of starches and 3 cup servings of all kids of beans. Lots of frozen veggies and fruit.
I’ve shared before that I double to quadruple batch all repeater recipes. New ones I do test out single or double.
For instance Josh this week is having from the freezer Tangine, Chinese Food, and 3 different curry dishes cause we love curry.
I also have 3 different soups in the freezer and a few roast veggie tofu dishes.0
May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm #35730
3 things I value in my life:
1. Amazing tasting Spring Produce
2. Beautiful bountiful pound salads healing and supporting my body and my dreams.
3. SAD food seems disgusting and gross to me now. Such a turn off. I never dreamed I’d say that.
3 areas of abundance in my life:
1. My Nutribabe Sisters
2. Bethany’s amazing knowledge and patient guidance.
3. This day as ever Day is a gift worth appreciating.0
May 10, 2018 at 10:22 pm #35744
Can we talk about the importance of sleep. I only had 7 hours the other night vs my normal 8. I woke up and my brain was defiantly not as on fire as normal. I was sluggish. I was quicker to lose my temper and say not nice things. I was not as mindful. I was not my normal happy self.
When I entered that kitchen I wanted to eat. My body said it needed glucose for energy as I hadn’t given it enough sleep. I had no true hunger, and even thought I craved fruit and grains, I wasn’t going to give in. I told myself I would be reinforcing a bad habit. By making the emotional eating pathway on my brain stronger I would sooner cave again, and again, and again. Feeding my emotional hunger this one time would lead my off my goal path.
I choose which pathways of my brain I make stronger, and which ones I let weaken. It is only through daily habit and mindfulness this can be accomplished. One little habit at a time, builds super freeways to heath.
Never underestimate the impact sleep has in your day and your ability to accomplish your goals.0
May 12, 2018 at 8:49 am #35767
Weekend motivation. I am the author of my own life.0
May 14, 2018 at 6:12 pm #35807
I’m on my 243 day Nutritarian 100%. I’m only 2-4 pounds over Fuhrman ideal so I’m not really focused on weight loss. I lost my weight during the fall here, and maintained since January. I’m fine with that.
I’m always looking to push to that next level of health, longevity, and happiness.
Goals leading up to summer:
Pushing myself out of my fitness comfort zone and really seeing what my body is capable of. In a sustainable body healing manner. So input goal of 5 days of week of my sweaty strength building fitness program. Output goal of lower body fat and sexy muscles.
I’ve been really working at learning to feed my true hunger. I can very comfortably wait until true hunger or noon to start eating on weekdays. I’ve upped this to one day a week waiting until true hunger. This seems to happen for me around 2pm. So my big push for myself this round is each week I will add one day a week I have to wait for true hunger before eating. By the end I’ll have 6 days of feeding true hunger.0
May 16, 2018 at 9:33 am #35829
I was at a school swim field trip yesterday. I’m done thinking about how I look in my swimsuit. I want to be carefree like a child again and not think about how I look, just live life.
I’m an extra small, how is it I will pick on my body. I’m so shirt and small I have trouble finding clothes small enough to actually fit me. Pop culture has messed up the female mind. If we don’t look like an airbrushed filtered model we pick on our bodies and thinks it’s less than perfect. I’m done with that. I’m done waking up every morning and finding something that need improvement.
Body Love Revolution!!! No matter what it looks like, we should love our bodies.
I won’t let Magazine in the house anymore with air brushed distorted body images, and I’ve unfollowed those on social media. I don’t want to risk warping future generations.0
May 19, 2018 at 11:55 am #35936
At some point we will all be tested to go off Plan. For some of us we are far enough into our journey that SAD foods pull is no longer an issue; instead nuts and dried fruit pulls us off. For others they SAD food super highway’s Exit sign still blinks brightly. Ether way we will all have a time we are tempted to eat off Plan.
Here’s my solution, Eat. Eat Nutritarian. Flood your body with Nutrients to conquer those cravings. Your two pounds of veggies is so crucial for this.
I got indulgent with dried fruit and nuts this week. My weight went up to my warning weight. So I’m challenging myself to no dried fruit or snacking nuts today, but I’m going to eat huge amount of nutrients to conquer this. Fruit and non starchy vegetables are unlimited. Enjoy this bounty.
If you feel the need to feed your emotions, stuff your face with grapes and fruit, crunch away on platters of veggies and hummus. I’m very found of opening up a giant watermelon and going to town on half of it with a spoon. It’s amazing tasting and won’t block your weight loss.
Rethink your weekend wine and Oreo habit. It has never served you in the past, only hurt you. Rethink all your old habits that may have seemed easy and comforting, but stop you from reaching your goals and being happy.
Trust me wine, Oreos, and French fries having nothing on berries and nice cream.0
May 20, 2018 at 4:42 pm #36008
My banana stash is down to 3 frozen and the rest green. Oh the horror!0
May 21, 2018 at 12:04 pm #36023
I made a very blueberry peanut butter flax nice cream for breakfast. But my binge urges have been more present this week. I wanted more. So didn’t need it though.
For me the magic solution to binge eating is beans. I try to eat just to satiety most of the time, but sometimes I can’t fight it. Remember beans are an unlimited food. So I pulled out some edamame pods for the win.
Sure I could have given in and stuffed my face over the limit with nuts and dried fruit. But then I’d weigh more tomorrow. SAD food is never an option for me. At times I have had between 2-4 cups of beans a day and they have never caused me weight issues.
That beautiful slow release of blood sugar. All the amazing photo chemicals, fibre, and protein. People like to pretend meat is the solution. It’s not, it spikes your insulin and cancer growing hormones. It clogs up the arteries in your brain and body, causing strikes, dementia, heart attacked. It clogs your intestines preventing toxins, waste, and weight from leaving your body. It peaches calcium from my bones making them brittle.
Beans are so my food BFF.0
May 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm #36090
Today I fit into a teeny tiny skirt from when I was anorexic 15 years ago.
Instead of being starving, I am stuffed.
Instead of having micro muscle tears, hairline fractures in my bones, acne, rashes, constantly tired and sick to my stomach,…I have abundant energy to get though my day and workouts, curvy muscles, clear skin, stable blood sugar (no more dizziness, fainting, throwing up), and overflowing happiness and gratitude.
Oh what I wish I could tell my younger self.1+
June 2, 2018 at 10:53 am #36493
I’m 6 weeks into my upped leveled exercise routine. I’m really seeing the results now. One things to know about exercise is, it always add numbers to the scale for me. It always has.
I’ve gone from 112 to 115 as my new normal weight. I’m still an extra small so small that lots of extra smalls are often too big for me. So I’m not freaking out at all. I’m hoping it’s all muscle and that’s great. I actually look leaner, my stomach is getting nice lines and is flatter. There’s this pretty muscle line all along my upper outside thigh. I look better. Not like I have more weight on my body cause I’m defiantly leaner.
It’s weird to be ok being heavier, but there’s less to pinch at my belly and I’m definitely not over Fuhrman’s inch to pinch ideal. We talk a lot about the Fuhrman ideal weight and I think this is important to share. You can weigh more with muscle and still be smaller and have less body fat. It’s why I prefer the inch to pinch ideal over a pound number.
I think it’s also important to not stress about an ideal weight either. I had days were I was upset about my weight being up. So I went and bought some new tiny exercise shorts and tops. Celebrated how I looked and felt, not what I weighed. The scale is not the big all encompassing end goal. How I feel, how I look, how happy I am is the end goal for me.
I might retire my scale, and just use a tape measure for the next while. I don’t want it messing with my head.1+
June 6, 2018 at 12:54 pm #36714
I’ve actually been moving away from my 100/365 day calendar lately and into an actual journal. I’ve shared before that I write each morning my intention and goal for the day, 3 things I value about myself, and 3 areas of abundance in my life. The first things I write after the date is how many days I’ve been SOS and gluten free. Keeping the chain going that way.
I’ve also been writing my daily Pleasure, Rest, Beauty, Connection, Movement, and Nourishment. This is not my idea, it’s actually from a fitness group I’ve been following. I think it’s quiet brilliant. I think you need all these things to be balances and fulfilled. I’m really enjoying it. It helps me remember throughout the day to have all these things in my life, and don’t we all want that. At the end of the day it lets me remember all my wins and some beautiful positive moments in my day. Fuhrman even writes the importance of having a fulfilled and balanced life is crucial to succeed at an Eat To Live lifestyle.0
June 7, 2018 at 10:56 am #36745
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Fantastic! That is so exciting! I look forward to seeing your progress1+
June 8, 2018 at 9:35 pm #36791
This is a great Bright Line Eating article I read on “insatiable hunger”. If you often finish your meal, are full, and still want more, this is a good read.
I find Bright Lines (rules) on the way I eat so much easier. It takes away the internal conflict. A few of my Bright Lines I will not cross.
1. I never will eat SOS
2. I will not snack
3. No animal products
4. I do not eat before 10am or true hunger
5. I do not snack on whole nuts or dried fruit. These are binge triggers for me. I’ll eat them in dishes fine but not on their own.1+
June 19, 2018 at 9:55 am #36988
Two exciting things.
1. I just discovered Dr Gregor has a podcast
2. Calm now has mindful eating meditations on top of their master class and cravings meditation. I can’t wait to have a meal not in mom mode, so i can listen to it while i eat.
Every day I strive to listen to some Nutritarian. I often listen when walking the dog, commuting, or food prepping. It helps keep me focused on my whys. As well as excited and improving.0
June 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm #37021
Dr F says after a couple years Nutritarian your immune system can heal and allergies can go away. Good long term motivation.
Plus stuffing my face with this much food, and weighing less than I ever have since I entered my teens.0
July 15, 2018 at 9:11 pm #37155
With a prepped fridge I have no excuse. I work to make sure I have no excuses possible. Open, grab, eat, win.0
July 23, 2018 at 3:58 pm #37212
I have shared many times I have zero will power, I am a 10 on the food addiction scale, I’m a binge eater, and apparently I’m 1/1000 because I will cram Nutritarian. Yet, following this lifestyle I’ve gone from obese to an extra small and maintained. I’m 312 days 100% free of SAD food.
We’ve seen Elisha interview Dr Doug Lisle on the Cram circuit. I wanted to share another interview he does on the Cram circuit and Binge eating. I know I have a few friends in this group that can so join me cramming and bingeing Nutritarian.
I’ve learned that I can Cram the unlimited foods and still be teeny tiny. I crammed the unlimited foods during my whole weight loss phase. Probably helped me avoid binges. I mean I have 4-6 banana nice cream almost every day, still do. I ate 1.5 pound salads, 2-3 cups of beans, 8-10 servings of fruit and had no weight loss issues. I might have lost faster restricting, but I might also have not been able to be compliant then, or teeter tottered to bingeing on limited foods. I didn’t cram on was the limited foods during weight loss, except on Holidays.
I struggled in maintenance with cramming limited foods. I’ve been doing this less and less lately. For me, that means I can never just put Whole dried fruit or nuts in my mouth. I do fine with them in dressing and sauces. We have to break that conditioning through abstinence. Anyone want to join me in a 7 day challenge to not put whole dried fruit and nuts in their mouth all week? Of course I will still meet my ounce nuts/seeds, tablespoon ground flax, 2 walnuts in dressing form.0
July 31, 2018 at 10:41 am #37231
Day 9 of not putting whole nuts/seeds of dried fruit in my mouth. The first and third day were tougher, fighting the craving, but after day 4th it let up.
The weekend at the cabin was again tough. I’m normally more decadent there, and tend to do a lot of nuts with my meals. So I just ate more fruit and veggies and got through it.
Now at home it’s starting to click. My body is starting to stop preparing for those higher calorie nuts and dried fruit. So the cravings aren’t as strong to cram them.
2 weeks is supposed to be the deadline to really see my body adjust, and the craving to die off. Exciting.
I’m really noticing how more in touch with my true hunger this has allowed me to be. I’m putting back dishes when full again. Where as when I was eating and expecting nuts or dried fruit after a meal, I was a bottomless pit. I never would have guessed that nibbling on nuts and dried fruit was what was knocking me out of my groove.
Breakfast was blueberries with cinnamon, ground flax, and cacao nibs, plus a side of edamame.0
August 24, 2018 at 6:50 pm #37378
3 weeks to go to my one year 100% Nutritarian and 100% free of SAD food goal. I’ve already decided to do another 100 days, and this time sticking 100% to the ETL guidelines. That would take me through my and my husbands’s 25th anniversary, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and my 40th Birthday. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 25th, and my 40th year. Who will join me?0
September 2, 2018 at 9:38 am #37384
I had a nice present this morning. My weight is my normal 114 pounds but my body fat is at an all time low of 20.4% this morning. I know the body fat on scales is supposed to be inaccurate, but at least I have the consistency of the same scale for a few years. So apparently all that ETL says about only through consistent Nutritarian’s eating for years can we eliminate visceral fat is true. Down 15% body fat is huge to me and my health.
I’m finding only writing myself once a cycle very beneficial. I’m better at sticking to my eating rules when I don’t weigh myself, as weighing myself wether the number is up or down seems to result in more indulgent eating.
Closing in on the one year mark 100% Nutritarian and free of sad food. I can taste it.0
September 8, 2018 at 10:20 am #37388
My son had McDonald’s French fries for his birthday. We don’t normally let him have Cancer fries but birthdays are exceptions. French fries and chocolate chip cookies used to be my absolute favourite food.
Man the smelled disgusting. Almost a year free and I wanted to cover my nose they smelled so vile.
It blows my mind that my addiction used to make me think they were amazing. The oil smelled so rancid, and they felt like the were costing me in gross vile slime just being in the same room as them.0
September 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm #37393
Rereading all my posts for the first 10 days. I’m so proud .0
September 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm #37395
I’ve realized my first 100 days were about weight loss and figuring out what worked for me. Plus starting the restoration of health. My 2nd hundred days was learning how to maintain a weight. The last couple months I’ve seen maintenance level out, and what I think has happened is my metabolism finally found it’s balance with the level I eat. I’m not going up or down anymore. My body knows what I’m going to feed it and it’s adjusted my metabolism accordingly to maintain this weight.
To those in maintenance or getting close; it took a long time for my body to find it’s balance. Trust that your metabolism will slow and you will find that balance. It might mean temporarily more nuts and grains, but I really am eating ETL in maintenance now. I was hoping for more nuts but this is okay.0
September 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm #37400
I’m all done eating for the day. Off to exercise and hopefully have a bubble bath.
I would love to say I had a Nutritarian freast of Chinese food, black bean brownies, and lentil PB cookies. I did not. I just had my normal food that had been prepped earlier in the week… and I was happy with that.
My 365th day is a celebration not of food, which it would have been before, but of food freedom. I ate my normal healthy Nutritarian food and was as happy as could be doing so. In between I didn’t obsess over food, or have to resist naughty food. Instead i went and bought size 2 clothes that fit me. Now I WANT to exercise to end my day.
Thank you for being here for my full year. I hope the journal can help and inspire you on your own health journey.0
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