Wednesday, November 29, 2006

No Eat To Live For me

Okay so I made the post that I would begin the Eat To Live diet and I have changed my mind. When I talked to a girl on the website and she told me that cheating on Eat To Live consisted of using brown rice flour to make a cake I decided that this diet probably was not for me. I thought brown rice flour was the healthiest choice for a cake, well not according to Dr. Fuhrman. I guess it is considered a treat on the Eat To Live diet. So basically I decided I will take some words of wisdom from the book Eat To Live and simply stick to whole foods or unrefined foods meaning no refined salt, sugar, flour, or oil. I will indulge in as many veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains as I feel I need to.
Anyway there are a few things that I did learn from the two days I was on the diet, one thing was I need to eat more raw greens, that is one goal I know I can handle. I can make blended salads, which means I can make smoothies with fruits, nuts and greens and just drink them down instead of wasting all that time chewing them. Above is a smoothie I made with:

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

2 large kale leaves

2 tbsp ground flaxseed

1 cup vanilla soy milk

2 tbsp raw cashews
1/2 cup cranberry juice

blend, blend, blend until smooth


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up on this on, I was thinking of trying it, does sound to restricted for me.

Urban Vegan said...

that is one gorgeous purple smoothie.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should try Dr McDougall’s diet, it is very similar, the only difference is that McDougall's diet is based around healthy carbs/starches. It includes grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans, doesn't include oils and doesn't advocate (but doesn't ban) high fat plant foods such as nuts, seeds, avocados and olives.

I find it much more doable than Dr Fuhrman’s and can see myself sticking to it long term.