Day 1 of 42
I have decided to blog about my experience with the Eat To Live six-week food plan by Dr. Fuhrman. For me, this is not necessarily a weight loss diet but a plan to take back control of my out of control food choices. I have found myself over the past few years easily giving into the temptations that are not sound health based decisions. These have included such indulgences as soda, coffee with lots of sugary creamer, crackers, chips, alcohol, white pastas and too much meat. My intake of good green veggies decreased because I usually filled up on the stuff that is considered to have low nutritional value. With this and getting older, I am finding the tummy getting bigger and my energy lower. When I increased my exercising, weight was not coming off of me like it did in my 20's. Even walking, stair-climbing or running 3 miles a day was not affecting my weight like I would have expected. Thank goodness, according to my doctor's visit last year, my readings for such things as cholesterol and blood pressure were in the very good zones but if I continued this poor way of eating, there would be very good chances of that changing very quickly.
When I started reading the book Eat to Live, I realized that for most of my life I followed a similar eating style to this plan. I always enjoyed vegetables, fruits and nuts and thus tended to eat meat, pastas and junk food in moderation. Coffee in my diet wasn't constant. Alcohol was an occasional enjoyment. I even had a soda once in a while at a special outing. All this was in moderation. Slowly though, my habits changed for the worst. Although I continued to workout, I just gave in too easily to temptations. I challenged myself to return to moderation, but found I just was not fully committing to healthy eating.
So, I decided I needed to make more drastic changes.
Dr. Furhman's Eat to Live asks for a commitment. Not an "I will try." So after reading his book and reading reviews and knowing what I am getting into, I have made the commitment.
This plan may be tough but I figure six weeks of this "diet" won't kill me.