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My Personal Health Plan: Weight Loss Maintenance, Improved Health and Increased Lifespan

After I had found my solution to losing weight, I also wanted to become healthier and live longer. Although, there are no guarantees in life, one can look to other cultures and compare. I wondered who on this earth lived the longest and was healthiest. Furthermore, what foods did they eat? Continue reading “My Personal Health Plan: Weight Loss Maintenance, Improved Health and Increased Lifespan”

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Foods That Skyrocketed My Health After Losing 50 Pounds

The foods I listed below are those I have learned through my own research and trial and error best support my health. It could work for you too if you were willing to change over to a Continue reading “Foods That Skyrocketed My Health After Losing 50 Pounds”

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How to Pick the Healthiest Food to Eat

Your mind can play tricks on you when it comes to food. What I mean is that if you have a favorite food and you are trying to eat healthier, your addiction to it will soon lead you down the ‘primrose’ path to eating it. Continue reading “How to Pick the Healthiest Food to Eat”

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How I lost 5 pounds a month (50 that year)

Welcome! Glad you decided to learn how I lost 5 pounds a month. It is my hope that when you change your diet to largely plant based whole food, you will lose the weight you want, get healthier and live longer. Continue reading “How I lost 5 pounds a month (50 that year)”

Still Feeling Lousy After Losing Weight? Possible Reasons Why…

As we look around, we will find trim people who aren’t looking so healthy. Why is this so? There could be any number of causes. But, I can only speak for me. We’ve all been told by the mainstream media what we should eat. Continue reading “Still Feeling Lousy After Losing Weight? Possible Reasons Why…”

Quinoa Bowl Recipe With Mushrooms, Onions, Broccoli, Corn And Tamari Sauce

My Quinoa Bowl recipe With Mushrooms, Onions, Broccoli, Corn And Tamari Sauce is just like it says. No surprises. I am always looking for new recipes, but I think I have plenty as it is. Continue reading “Quinoa Bowl Recipe With Mushrooms, Onions, Broccoli, Corn And Tamari Sauce”

USDA My Plate: Daily Nutrition Guidelines for Vegetarians?

Although, I am not a professional health researcher, doctor or scientist, I back up what I say with citations often from the NIH, but not always. There are other government agencies I go to validating in my own mind the facts and non-facts that are spreading around the internet. Furthermore, I don’t want to contribute more misinformation. Continue reading “USDA My Plate: Daily Nutrition Guidelines for Vegetarians?”

Should We Eat More Potatoes Or Less?

I cut my potato consumption down because I felt I might be sensitive to ‘solanine’. But, I still do eat potatoes. I just don’t eat french fries, potato chips or baked potatoes anymore. Why, you ask? Continue reading “Should We Eat More Potatoes Or Less?”

Not Feeling Well? Your Easy Fix Could Be More Fruits And Vegetables

It is easy to get off tract sometimes with how much of what you should be eating. I found I wasn’t having enough servings of fruits and vegetables because I was eating more grain products and not as hungry. I also wondering why I wasn’t feeling as good. Continue reading “Not Feeling Well? Your Easy Fix Could Be More Fruits And Vegetables”

Avocado Cucumber Hummus Sandwich Roll-Up Recipe

I made myself a new sandwich the other day and wanted to share it with you. As you know, I am a vegetarian. More accurately, I eat only plant based whole food. Continue reading “Avocado Cucumber Hummus Sandwich Roll-Up Recipe”

Why Eat ‘Sprouted’, Not Refined Grain?

I did my tests eating grain and came to a conclusion through taking notes about how I felt, weighing evidence for and against. But, it’s so easy to forget and fall back eating something you know you shouldn’t. I always loved eating anything made from grain. This includes cereal, bread, crackers, tortillas, snack and junk food. Continue reading “Why Eat ‘Sprouted’, Not Refined Grain?”

Quick, Easy And Filling: My Potato, Beans And Tofu Bowl Recipe

I have been eating this lately in the morning. It’s quick and easy to make. It fills me up until 3-4 PM. Here’s how I do it… Continue reading “Quick, Easy And Filling: My Potato, Beans And Tofu Bowl Recipe”

Yes, More Grain Brain Belly Bashing: Update On Bread And Cereal Products

I recently wrote a couple posts on cereal and bread. You hear good and bad all day long about grain. It gets really confusing. I was getting my hopes up about eating lots of bread and cereal again.

But, then I remembered one thing. Carbs get turned to sugar in your mouth by your saliva and feeds the germs that cause cavities. This also goes for ‘sprouted grains’ in which a few breads and cereals I have tried are made from.

‘The truth about grain: Our bodies actually don’t require it. And, I believe that when you refine grain, and eat too much of it, you open yourself up to potential problems, one of which is potential weight gain. Fortunately, there are alternatives to grain that offer more nutrition’ ~ your author

I avoid eating ‘gummy’ carb food. Why? This is usually refined grains. I want to save my teeth. Why would gummy food mess with teeth? It sticks and gives the bad germs sugar to eat. Then, their waste products erode our teeth making way for future cavities. But, unfortunately, that’s not the only concern I have about eating whole and refined grain.

You might want to read my article on grain and other foods that feed cavities, here, before you dive into a box of cereal or keep buying any type of bread, crackers, tortillas and just about anything else that’s ‘starchy’. Your saliva turns carbs to sugar.

Firstly, we don’t want to feed the germs responsible for cavities. Secondly, we want to kill them dead. You might want to watch each informative video directly below and learn how to do this yourself.

If you want to protect your body and teeth, you have to try to stay away from acidic food. For example, instead of drinking coffee, try Japanese green tea like I drink everyday. Unfortunately, all grain is ‘acid forming’.

I know gerd and acid reflux aren’t the same thing, although I believe they are similar. I have never been diagnosed. Nevertheless, I should say I get an acid stomach after I eat refined boxed cereals like Grape Nuts®.

In conclusion, be sure to listen to your body in how it feels. If eating something causes just one problem, you might want to consider excluding it from your diet. There are many substitutes for grain. For example, you could eat potatoes, beans and tofu together in one bowl. I do. It’s satisfying and very filling!

*Eating refined or sprouted grain products isn’t for everyone. For example, Ezekiel® 4:9 sprouted bread and cereal have ‘malted barley’, a sweetener which I don’t eat. Although, at this point in time, I still do eat their corn and whole grain tortillas. Yet, I am not completely certain about the healthiness of eating any grains or not. I guess I would have to be tested for a reaction to each, but I will likely not do that. So, I will keep testing myself on an unscientific personal try it and see level and eventually come to a conclusion on my own about the whole eat grain or not thing. Nevertheless, if you are concerned about your teeth and cavities, be sure to read this page about grain.

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.

5 Best and Worst Foods For Weight Loss, Better Health And Longer Life

Changing the way we eat is hard. No one likes to be told what he can’t and can eat. We eat foods we like even when we know we shouldn’t. Continue reading “5 Best and Worst Foods For Weight Loss, Better Health And Longer Life”