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7/2/19 9:30 A

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Ha! Iím a real mess some days!
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I noted your quote in your signature. I worked with a cradle LDS member at one newspaper (I was a journalist prior to becoming a massage therapist) and she always played the speech from Salt Lake in her office.
But I also stalked your teams... messianic congregations?
Iím orthodox leaning. Raised merely cultural, I decided to investigate my own backyard spiritually, after the Hare Krishna days and a lot of Eastern spiritual exploring.
Iím basically a JuBu, or Jewish Buddhist, and all that exploring informs my dietary choices, too.
When you question the assumed ďrightĒ to eat animals, the rest gets easy. Because itís not an option anymore.

Plus kosher meat is expensive! And salty.
Iím cheap\frugal and limit salt.

Edited by: TRUEPEACENIK at: 7/2/2019 (09:37)
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7/2/19 9:03 A

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Wow! You've been open to a lot of ideas and hopefully have ruled out a lot of meal plans. Looks like your about as tired as I sometimes feel when it gets to wondering why does something as simple as what to eat has to be complicated. I have been searching and trying different plans for years and feel like I am not any closer to being healthy that being random in choices brings. I really appreciate you sharing your story and experience. You are real to me.

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7/2/19 8:39 A

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Re: nutritarian (essay warning)
Iím struggling. Iím a many, many year lacto-vegetarian, but relied on carbs. That was based of iffy science I got from Frances Moore Lappť in Diet for a Small Planet. Science she debunked in an anniversary edition.

She had used the protein profile of an egg, and food combining rules to create that profile in a meal-by-meal basis. What we know now is amino acids need to be consumed in a day, not in a meal (and honestly I do fine with a rough average in a week).

Compound that with a LOT of Sunday Feasts at the local Krishna temple in my very cash strapped days, and learning to cook from them, and I was way too dependent on refined carbs.
I went 90 percent whole grain at home probably 25 years ago.

My veggieversary in November will be year 39.

I had a couple years where I had local fish in tight situations, so Iím not a pure vegetarian, but I have always held that itís a decision you make anew every day, at every meal. (Yes, that is a weird balance of no blame and no credit. I say no laurels upon which to rest.)

It has made kosher an absolute piece of cake, however. Iíve a dairy kitchen, but now, no dairy, less than a cup of whole grain carbs daily, no oil.

I watch The Watering Mouth on YouTube for inspiration. And on Pinterest I found ďHello, Nutrairian!Ē

My challenges are: a tiny fridge (smaller than counter height, I have a 3 cu ft fridge with a slot for three ice trays), erratic work schedules, a bad habit of food as social glue, an omnivore non live in partner, a shared upstairs kitchen (timing), and laziness.
Food prep is for a day or three, limited by space. So it gets done some but with little to no consistency.

As far as the food goes, itís simple for me. I cheat wildly by getting an oil and sugar free dressing and making my own citrus and red curry paste dressing. I make fruit a meal fairly regularly.

On a good week, Iíd say Iím 80 percent there. A bad week? I have Taco Bell hot sauce in my car. A lifetime of their bean burritos makes them my go to. They are what I got at age four when I first went to a fast food restaurant with my mom. I disliked meat then, too.



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CD14145254 Posts: 1,289
7/1/19 4:13 P

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I don't have any special secret savings places ūüėí I wish I did.

Your page says you are becoming a nutritarian. How is Dr Furhmans plan working for you? I am considering it. I have put a couple of his books on hold at the library to learn more.

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7/1/19 3:40 P

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In the US, we have so many competing grocers, but here in Colorado, they donít know it. They certainly donít price competitively, aside from junk.
So I trooped off to a Save a Lot, aimed at Latinx shoppers.
I found many produce deals and a couple dry good deals.
Limes, for instance are 3/$1 at the main stream market, but 10/$1 at the Latinx market.

What are your secret places to find groceries?

Edited by: TRUEPEACENIK at: 7/2/2019 (08:10)
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