•   prentir commented on this post about 7 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, 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!
    • 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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