Friday, February 17, 2017

Plant-Based Journey Week 3

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I can hardly believe we've passed the 3-week mark in this plant-based diet study.  As of today, I've lost 9 POUNDS!  I'm feeling great, my clothes are fitting better, and I'm not really missing cheese much anymore.

At our class this week, we were joined by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of several books about eating a "nutritarian diet."  They even gave us one of his books. (Click HERE to get it on Amazon.)

Here are a few nuggets of information that struck a chord with me:

When we eat nutrient dense foods, we are not as hungry.  When we eat unhealthy foods, we are ALWAYS hungry.  We're never satisfied.

The longer you live in a stage of not digesting food, the longer you live.  (When the body is not digesting food, it can focus energy on healing itself.  When it is constantly digesting, it doesn't have the energy to do anything else.)

"We are creating an army of nutritionally-informed people."

For more detailed information, watch my video below.

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Here are the recipes I made this week:

I've been using two cookbooks this week.  Click HERE to get Plant Strong on Amazon.

Click HERE to get Blissful Basil on Amazon.

Plant Strong Recipes
Rainbow Quinoa

Veggie Pizza (I made my own crust and used nutritional yeast, spinach, tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, pepperoncinis, scallions, and chopped fresh basil.)

PBJB Burrito 

Recipe from Blissful Basil Chocolate Covered Date Candy


  1. Congrats - I've been doing a real food diet for the last year with the occasional treat in between in addition to exercise and man oh man I've never felt better. So much energy and finally in a size 8 pant. Keep up the good work but I have to say I don't think I could give up my cheese. I have this thing for Swiss and Parmesan.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

    1. My weakness is cheddar and anything on a pizza! But I'm feeling so good and losing weight, so I think I could reduce my intake of cheese for the long haul. Right now, for the research study, I'm limited to one time a week, but later I might have a bit more than that. We'll see.

    2. Oh, and by the way, I contacted the winner of my giveaway, but haven't heard back from her. I'll send her another message giving her a week to respond and if I don't hear from her, I'll select someone else.

  2. Hi Jennifer, didn't notice the link for the Naked Food digital link free for 2 years. Enjoy all you do. Thanks.


    1. Oops! Sorry about that. I've included the link above. I think the deal is only good in February.

  3. I signed up for the free 2 year digital subscription to Naked. Thank you.


  4. I signed up for the free 2 year digital subscription to Naked. Thank you.


    1. Oh, I'm so glad you got in on that deal. I think it's only through the end of February, so spread the word! I've only seen the current Winter issue, but I love it so far. Have you been eating plant-based?

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