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SHERYLP461's Photo SHERYLP461 Posts: 12,795
7/15/14 3:43 P

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I have not read that book, but maybe I can get DH to read it


"If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got." --Anonymous









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DHARMASCHOLAR's Photo DHARMASCHOLAR Posts: 2,323
7/15/14 6:34 A

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I second Never too Late to Go Vegan. And E2 and McDougall are great for people of any age. As for logging food, I find I do have to enter a lot of foods myself b/c I don't eat a lot of stuff that's in the system (like pre-made meals) So I've become really familiar with the recipe calculator. I do the recipe, calculate the nutritionals, then enter it into the tracker as "food not listed."
Portions can still be difficult for me, as I prefer knowing that a portion in 1 cup vs 1/4 of a recipe, so you just have to try your best on eyeballing the serving.
I'm still a member of the clean plate and emotional eater clubs, but now my plates are smaller and my food is healthier.

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7/4/14 1:27 P

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Here's another book to add to your reading list: "Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over 50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet" by Carol J Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina. It has become one of my favorite books.

Patt in Minneapolis
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6/30/14 11:18 P

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Thank you everyone! I'm going to take it one day at a time,and I've been doing lots of reading. And now I have more suggestions for books and websites! I'm excited!

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6/30/14 11:02 A

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Throwing in my two cents. I have found that eating Whole Foods, Plant Based (WFPB) is the ONLY 'diet' that has allowed me to lose weight. Since starting to eat this way I have lost an average of a pound a week, this is major for me. I have also eliminated wheat from my diet and have a greater amount of energy than since I was younger. Looking back I realized that as a child and young adult I TE/drank No milk products and was not a fan of bread, looking forward from there my husbands habit of bread at the table could have been contributing to my problem. I did both at about the same time so I cannot choose one over the other and feel both had a big part.
Sheryl


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6/30/14 2:51 A

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Choose what works for you - plants, no animal products. Log your food if you want. I like to do that to be sure I'm getting a balance of veggies, beans/pulses, etc. Oil isn't necessary. You'll find some links in the Kitchen Wizardry Forum on how to cook without it. Once you learn how to do that, you'll wonder why you ever used oil. Eat a rainbow every day.

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6/29/14 10:58 P

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I also eat the McDougall way. I am also way past menopausal time.. I lost weight easily by following his plan.. but I never thought about what I could NOT eat. I concentrated on the WHOLE HOST of wonderfully delicious plant based foods that I CAN eat. I am never hungry. I eat bread every day (Whole grain bread) I love bread! I cook almost all my own food, because I find that, that makes it easier to follow the plan... at least at first..

Get one of his books out of the library and read it if you can.

Good luck to you!

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6/29/14 10:30 P

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Dr. McDougall would say:

1. Eliminate All Animal Foods
2. Eliminate All Oils
3. Eliminate All High Fat Plant Foods: Nuts, Nut Butters, Seeds, Seed Butters, Avocados, Coconut, & Olives.
4. Eliminate All Flour Products
5. Eat Whole Grains and Potatoes 1/2--2/3 of your meal
6. Eat Legumes
7. Make Green & Yellow Vegetables One-Half to One-Third of your meal
8. Eat Uncooked Foods
9. Restrict Fresh Fruit to No More Than Two Servings a Day, and Avoid Dried Fruit, Fruit Puree, and Fruit Juice
10. Use Simple Sugar Sparingly

Guidelines for Healthy Eating
1. Eat until youre satisfied
2. Graze
3. Allow time for digestion
4. Chew foods thoroughly
5. Restrict variety

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6/29/14 10:10 P

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Hi and Welcome.

I am 60, in about 5 hours, and post-crazy also. I started a vegetarian diet 2 years ago. I am almost vegan but I still like heavy cream and cheese for my Alfredo sauce. I had no problems losing the excess weight. I am a firm believer in dark leafy greens for vitamins and minerals and lots of water to keep hydrated.

If you are worried about "cleaning" your plate and getting too many calories I suggest smaller portions. I eat several small meals/large snacks throughout the day. I may have a smoothie or a tall Vega One berry "shake" for breakfast. Then mid morning some grapes or a banana, a salad and soup for lunch, a mid afternoon snack of veggie strips or an apple and then a small dinner. That was today's menu. My salads have nuts and fruit in them for variety. There are several great salad ideas here under SparkRecipes. The Vega One has protein in it. If you like tofu there is another source of protein.

For more info on vegan diet check out the Vegan teams here on SP. There are also good websites for vegan recipes. One of my favorites is ohsheglows.com/

Ruth

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6/29/14 10:04 P

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Don't concern yourself with the menopausal/after 50 myth. When you eat plant based you'll see a new perspective about what you can do and it will surprise you.

I had a hysterectomy and chose not to take HRT's. I have no symptoms of menopause and I'm doing things now at 53 I wouldn't/couldn't do at 40.

I counted everything for years and just recently stopped and I'm still doing great and losing weight. I use to be raw, now I'm not and the weight loss is slow but steady.

As to overeating healthy food: I seriously doubt that you would or could eat 5 heads of lettuce, 5 lbs of carrots, 30 stalks of celery, etc. If you could it wouldn't make you gain weight. Most of the issue with overeating is the chemicals, msg, gmo's in the fake phood stuff that we get addicted to. Just stay away from that crap and learn to deal with life on it's terms.

Yes, there is an overwhelming amount of information. Just take your time.

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Hi, I'm new to the vegan and Engine2 world. And I'm coming off of a Paleo-type diet. My head is all turned around from all I've been learning. It's so hard to tell what's right and what's wrong in the nutrition arena! So far, I've come to the conclusion that many diet styles can be healthy, but the common things have to be "eat real food" and make vegetables the centerpiece.

I actually have 2 questions. I'm 54 and post-menopausal. Is there anyone out there with some suggestions on how to use this way of eating to lose weight at my age and stage in life?

Also, do you log your food and count calories? The Engine2 diet, as well as the other plant based food plans I've read about, says you don't have to count calories or measure or weigh food. But I'm an emotional eater, and tend to clean my plate. Even with the healthiest diet, I can find food that comforts me! :)

Thanks so much!!

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