Stray Dog Revolution
So I spent some time this morning figuring out how to apply those awesome little portion control containers to Dr. Fuhrman's 6-week nutritarian weight loss plan. For years, this was my go to plan for losing weight and feeling great, but as I've gotten older, it wasn't working well for me anymore. I actually gained weight doing the plan a year ago! Needless to say, I was pretty frustrated.
In taking a closer look at it today, I see exactly what I was doing wrong: portion control! Or rather, lack of it. Way too many starchy veggies and carbs, way too many beans, way too many nuts and avocado. Plus, truth be told, I was probably going off plan at restaurants much too often.
I won't say the containers are perfectly synced... I did my best in the two hours I had to work with. I reread key portions of the book and compared ounces and container sizes. It's pretty close, though. I added in some extras that are relatively harmless and, if it keeps you eating this way longer, then worth it. Like, for me? I do meal replacement shakes. Every morning in my fruit and veggie smoothie. It's something I won't give up. So I'm allowing it for myself. :) The eggs and lean fish are from Fuhrman's book. I will also be adding in a daily B-12 and vitamin D supplement. But other than that, what you see above is what you get.
So, starting next week I'm going back to this way of eating. And I'm going to use my cute little containers that I know and love but have been filling with too many foods that I know are not healthy for me in the long term. And I'm going to report back in six weeks. I'm hoping it goes better than it has in the past. I'm thinking it just might. :D
I've been studying nutrition and healthy eating for over a decade. As the saying goes, food can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.