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the slippery slope of concession

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

When I first started Eating to Live (see www.drfuhrman.com ) I was Radically obedient. I did NOT cheat.

But then came a fight with hubby....and a pack of coconut icecream pops....and a dollop here and a dollop there of fat free sour cream. And a little sprinkle of cheddar cheese. And three tacos...blue corn but still none the less: processed and maybe even fried. And I've had two hand fulls of raw cashews--which are not bad, but I'm not supposed to eat them by themselves as a snack. And there were 6 chocolate covered almonds. And a bite of vanilla ice cream. And there is the matter of eating between meals. Not a lot. A piece of fruit here and there....but all of these concessions add up and they are beginning to show in my weight.

My weight had been down to 202. But now it has wobbled its way back up to 204. I think that part of the problem definitely is that I'm not getting intense nutrition the way the plan outlines. My breakfast smoothie, while not too destructive; is really not high in nutrition. Lunch has been usually a smoothie with fruit and a couple handfuls of spinach....which is not bad...but COULD be so much better. I've completely forgotten the flax seed I"m supposed to have daily. Dinner has been usually a bean and veggie dish. If it were preceded by a salad, it would not be so bad.

I know that compared to the way some people eat, my diet has been sterling. But it COULD be so much better. And I know that my body wants it to be better. I have been exercising ....which is good!! But I need to bump up my body's intake of nutrients. I can feel the difference.

How am I going to go about this? Well, for lunch I will have broccoli....with sauce on it. And a salad. And I am going to re-read one or both of Dr. Fuhrman's books. And hang out a bit on his website. Entropy has set in. And it must be nipped in the bud before I regain more weight or before I lose sight of my goals altogether.
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  • BETRME100
    Oh my gosh, I can be the same way...a nibble here, a couple of bites there, and suddenly I'm eating things that I know aren't the healthiest for me. You're right, the chocolate covered almonds, in and of themselves, aren't terrible. But if they lead to another bite of something not on your plan, and then a handful of something else you didn't intend to eat...well then...you know where that leads. But you also know you've got the strength and determination to handle this! I applaud the fact that you've caught this before it goes any further...you rock!
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  • _LINDA
    Nothing derails a diet faster than those little nibbles snuck in here and there :(( Do wonder what coconut ice cream pops and chocolate covered almonds (was it at least dark chocolate?) were doing there, suppose hubby or daughter bought them.. As you must know the stress of dealing with a foul tempered DH who flies off at any little thing and dealing with constant pain makes your cortisol go over the roof and makes weight gain easy. May I suggest meditation every time something happens and you feel like snacking? People who regularly practise it seem to get a lot of benefit out of it. Stress drives so many to snacking (myself included) I know when I am at peace and calm, food is the farthest thing from my mind. You need some kind of distraction, a way to keep your mind off it.
    Getting refocused on how that diet is supposed to work is a good idea, go for it!

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    Stay motivated!
    2679 days ago
    You can get through this! Get on Fuhrman's website and look around! I recently got my hands on a copy of the Forks over Knives cookbook and there are some really great recipes in there. You may want to go to your local bookstore and browse through it and determine if it's worth buying. Preparation of food and gettng bored are my two biggest problems with weight loss.
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