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  •   vegijoy reacted to this post about 3 months ago
    Thinking of fruit for supper...I've not found that eating fruit for supper makes me crave more fruit. I have been amazed how eating 1 or 2 apples curbs my hunger too. There's so much fiber in these northern-grown fruits. Biggest challenge is for me not to add grains like rice or oats to my 3rd...
    Thinking of fruit for supper...I've not found that eating fruit for supper makes me crave more fruit. I have been amazed how eating 1 or 2 apples curbs my hunger too. There's so much fiber in these northern-grown fruits. Biggest challenge is for me not to add grains like rice or oats to my 3rd meal. It may be just me but it makes it hard for me to sleep, it seems to create more acid. So I try to stick to just fruit. Sometimes I'll just have 2 meals a day and focus on starches, leafy veggies and whole grains. Or I'll have some berries on oatmeal for breakfast. That always fills me up.
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  • It's my third day on Starch- Smartest and
    I just crossed over from a BMI of 30 Obese to BMI of 29.1 Overweight.

    My next goal is a BMI of 24.7 Normal 31 lbs to lose to reach 172.4 lbs

    Future Goals BMI 22.9 from 30
    Weight 160 lbs from 203.4
    BP 110/70...
    It's my third day on Starch- Smartest and
    I just crossed over from a BMI of 30 Obese to BMI of 29.1 Overweight.

    My next goal is a BMI of 24.7 Normal 31 lbs to lose to reach 172.4 lbs

    Future Goals BMI 22.9 from 30
    Weight 160 lbs from 203.4
    BP 110/70 LDL 80-85 from 124/74
    LDL 80-85 from 100
    Total Cholesterol 150 from 180
    Blood Sugar <90 from 127

    I believe this is doable on a Starch-Smartest Diet
    I am hoping with strict adherence within 6 months but
    I'm in it for the long run regardless
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  •   drcarney commented on this post about 4 months ago
    Hi I just joined yesterday after hearing Dr Carney at the summit. Great talk! I had never heard about 17 ways caffeine inhibits weight loss. This helps a lot to overcome my long time on and off struggle with a diet coke addiction. I am a 71 year old man who has followed a vegan diet for over...
    Hi I just joined yesterday after hearing Dr Carney at the summit. Great talk! I had never heard about 17 ways caffeine inhibits weight loss. This helps a lot to overcome my long time on and off struggle with a diet coke addiction. I am a 71 year old man who has followed a vegan diet for over nine years.
    Sometimes my vegan diet has been very good and sometimes my addiction to Sugar, fat, and oil has sabotaged my best intentions. My diet has been good enough so far to stay out of the hospital but not enough to overcome markers of heart disease and diabetes and obesity. When my pre-diabetes recently climbed into the diabetes zone I knew my life depended on a new commitment to action. I have committed to the Heart Smartes Plan. Yesterday my first day on the plan was delightful. the food ways great and and I had no trouble waiting for the next mealtime. This new for me. Also drinking much more water is new for me as well. I can fell the benefits already. my weight is down in one day 1.5 lbs. ( salt) My Blood sugar is down. i feel deeply rested from more sleep and there is joy in my heart. I know I can do this with the support of this group. Thanks such for being here and for creating this website.
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  •   prentir reacted to this post about 5 months ago
    I have dropped a dress/pant size since January. But I'm hoping to keep losing. I try to eat only fruits for supper and this is helping--I focus on northern grown fruits. Lately, I have a small bowl of frozen blueberries and an apple. It seems to be working.
    • Thank you for joining this group and thank you for sharing that strategy. I know that Dr. Carney has seen a lot of people helped with their weightThank you for joining this group and thank you for sharing that strategy. I know that Dr. Carney has seen a lot of people helped with their weight loss when they change their big meal of the day for breakfast and only eat a very small fruit based meal in the evening.   More ...
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    • Congratulations on your success! I agree with Dr. Carney's suggestion and my first meal of the day is my biggest and then I taper from there to myCongratulations on your success! I agree with Dr. Carney's suggestion and my first meal of the day is my biggest and then I taper from there to my smallest meal. I try to finish eating by 4 p.m. but some days it's 6 p.m. I also eat greens with my breakfast meal. That really helps me control cravings for unhealthy foods during the day. It's like magic. :-)  More ...
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    • Congratulations Sgilmor! I know starting the day with "VFB" or Veggies For Breakfast seems to do a lot of magic for me, but I never considered aCongratulations Sgilmor! I know starting the day with "VFB" or Veggies For Breakfast seems to do a lot of magic for me, but I never considered a fruit based dinner; Not so sure I should as for a 2nd breakfast I'll usually have an oatmeal with fruit. Not to mention that just fruit for dinner I don't know how my body would react and cause me to want MORE sugar?

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    • We love our lighter fruit based evening meals. It helps us sleep better, not to be too full, and to have eaten such quickly digesting foods. And, itWe love our lighter fruit based evening meals. It helps us sleep better, not to be too full, and to have eaten such quickly digesting foods. And, it is sure a tasty treat each evening. The secret is to have a large breakfast and a big lunch so that when the evening meal time rolls around you are not feeling super hungry and so do not give in to the temptation to over eat.  More ...
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    • Here is the link to download a PDF of the various levels of the Starch-Smart System:  https://keycdn.drcarney.com/images/starch_smart/handouts/StarchHere is the link to download a PDF of the various levels of the Starch-Smart System:  https://keycdn.drcarney.com/images/starch_smart/handouts/Starch-SmartSystemLevels.pdf  More ...
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    • I am following the same diet. It took a day or so to get used to eating Kale for breakfast but, two months in, I really love it. My evening meal isI am following the same diet. It took a day or so to get used to eating Kale for breakfast but, two months in, I really love it. My evening meal is fruit pudding! This is blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and pears cooked with quinoa. This is really filling and satisfied my need for fruits and grains.   More ...
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    • All this talk about fruit for supper is making me really hungry and now I am really looking forward to my supper tonight. :-)
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  •   prentir commented on this post about 5 months ago
    HI All, I'm only two months into the whole foods plant based lifestyle so I thought i'd reach out to some like minded folks and make some friends!

    since I started I've lost around seventeen pounds and down two pant sizes. I'm not sure I can pin it down to just one thing because as you know,...
    HI All, I'm only two months into the whole foods plant based lifestyle so I thought i'd reach out to some like minded folks and make some friends!

    since I started I've lost around seventeen pounds and down two pant sizes. I'm not sure I can pin it down to just one thing because as you know, detoxing off all the nasty hazardous things like meat, eggs, dairy, sugar, salt, oil, flour etc. it's easy to drop pounds. But one thing that stands out for me is how I feel after enjoying VFB (Veggies for breakfast) vs eating oatmeal with fruit... lately i'm eating the later as a second breakfast, just a much smaller portion.

    Obviously I'm new to this so if anyone has any pointers, or food ideas, I"m all ears! I spend way too much time looking for recipes, shopping and then cooking!
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    • This blog explains why we like to also have beans for breakfast and how it helps to control cravings:  https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/breThis blog explains why we like to also have beans for breakfast and how it helps to control cravings:  https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/breakfast-beans-to-beat-the-hangries  More ...
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    • Thanks Sean! I can't wait to check out the links, unfortunately I"m running out the door for work right now!
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    • Hi Lori,

      Welcome to the wonderful world of whole food plant based eating. It's been an amazing journey for me as it is for all who take up this wayHi Lori,

      Welcome to the wonderful world of whole food plant based eating. It's been an amazing journey for me as it is for all who take up this way of living.

      Please consider joining ATX Alive if you're on Facebook. This is a dynamic group of plant eaters who get together regularly. It's become an important part of my tribe and it's always uplifting to be around others who are like minded.
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    • ATX Alive will be a great group for Lori to observe but since she lives so far away she won't be able to get here in person. But, we did talk aboutATX Alive will be a great group for Lori to observe but since she lives so far away she won't be able to get here in person. But, we did talk about her finding a group or starting one where she lives. So, I hope that her checking out ATX Alive will be encouraging to her. Also, she can visit ATXAlive.com if she is not on Facebook. :-)  More ...
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    • Ah! I thought she was in our area.

      Lori, there are great Facebook groups to join too for moral supporr and inspiration. I'd start by searching forAh! I thought she was in our area.

      Lori, there are great Facebook groups to join too for moral supporr and inspiration. I'd start by searching for McDougall and joining all those groups.
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    • thanks for the welcome Sara!
      I deleted my facebook after one of the big information breaches! that's why I'm here! I'll check out ATXAlive.com when
      thanks for the welcome Sara!
      I deleted my facebook after one of the big information breaches! that's why I'm here! I'll check out ATXAlive.com when I get a chance!
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    • First, Lori WELL DONE! Great job on the weight loss and pant size. I remember how excited it was for me to come down from 48 inch waist to my nowFirst, Lori WELL DONE! Great job on the weight loss and pant size. I remember how excited it was for me to come down from 48 inch waist to my now 38 inches. This was a major achievement for me and the prize was I can now get a pair or Versace jeans to fit So it is important to give yourself rewards as your journey continues. this becomes even more important as you trim down as the weight loss slows. This is a good thing as you body is homing in on you ideal weight based on you energy consumption. It is my understanding that psychologist's say it takes three-years of performing a routine to have it become natural. We all need help so it is great to surround yourself with supports - people that are on the same journey. I am two months in to a reboot of my diet also. I "fell off the wagon" last May when my doctor at the time would not support my lifestyle change. On finding Dr. Carney I am now back in earnest. So congrats again.  More ...
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  •   prentir commented on this post about 5 months ago
    Hello everyone. So Dr. Carney's Starch Smartest system says to eat veggies for breakfast. What do you have for quick breakfast? Also, it says NO vinegar, which I use Balsamic vinegar for salad dressing... what do you use for salad dressing?

    thanks!
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