Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan (again)! My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the aggressive 6 week Eat to Live plan by Dr. Fuhrman until I reach that magic number! I will be posting what I eat each and every day (or as close as I can get) with pics! If you are currently on the plan we would love to hear from you–please comment and post pics below!
WHAT I ATE ON DAY 4:
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Steel-cut oatmeal with 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 apple, sprinkling of pomegranate seeds and raw flaxseeds
Lunch: (see salad above) with mixed baby greens, apple spices, red bell peppers, carrots, red onions, 1/4th Hass avocado and a sprinkle of dry roasted, unsalted pistachios. Dressed with balsamic vinegar. Cherry pie LARA BAR.
Dinner: Local Indian take-out restaurant. Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that this meal does not meet the guidelines for the Eat to Live 6 week aggressive weight loss plan. The fact that we are in the middle of a move into our very first home, I will most likely be adhering to the less aggressive Maintenance plan where you eat 90% of your calories the way you did on the 6 week plan and 10% from nutrient-vacant foods like meats, dairy, and refined carbs.
My Indian dinner was vegetarian but I did have white rice (at least it was mixed with veggies for extra fiber) and there was likely loads of extra salt that I would not have consumed if I cooked these dishes myself at home. But it is safe to say that my Dal lentils, eggplant and mixed vegetables stuck to the 90/10 rule. No fruit for dessert since I had that white rice for dinner (btw: only one cup).
Check out what I ate on Day 3!
Check out what I ate on Day 2!
I am reading your blog and your recipes because hubby and I are about to start with the meal plan. He is actually excited about starting because he wants to loose at least 20 lbs. He does not eat a lot of vegetable but he actually likes them better then meat. I was the one that read Dr. Fuhrman’s book so I was the one that brought up this diet or way of eating, but I am the one who is extremely worried about falling off the wagon because I love sweets and ice cream and all the things I am not suppose to eat. So I am soooo worried. I am glad that we have you to follow and I am thinking on writing my feelings down each day, so when my friends ask I can honestly tell them how I did it. Another thing is, I am 130 lbs and really do not want to loose too much weight, I don’t mind loosing some fat around my hips and things but I am worried about looking to skinny or pale. As you can tell I am all over the place, I am going to start and I will make myself do the entire diet because I want for both the hubby and I to be healthier and have more energy. Wish us luck!!!! I am thinking of going to Sam’s Club to buy most of the fruits and vegetables, I think I have a Trader Joe’s in the area.
So nice to meet you, Gisel!
So happy you are starting your nutritarian journey with your hubby!
You can still have ice cream–just nutrify it by making it from ripe bananas that you cut up and freeze. Then blend it with some nut milk and add fresh fruit–I promise you’ll love it!
Yes, I try to buy all my produce from Costco when able!
Make sure to stop by and let us know how it’s going!
HI! I’m on the program and looking for ideas on what to eat. Would you explain the Lara Bar? I that compliant with the ‘aggressive’ plan?
So excited to hear you’re starting the nutritarian plan!
LARA bars are technically compliant but 1 bar uses up most of your daily allowance of dried fruit and nuts. So if you were to have one on a given day you’d want to dress your salads with vinegar or citrus juice and avoid anything with more nuts and seeds!