I’m On A 30-Pound Weight Loss Journey
I’ve found a plan that works for my body!!!!!! Wooohooo!!! Let’s be real, No one wants to put time and effort into a plan that’s not working. I know the Starch Solution works for many others. I picked it because it was an appealing way to eat and sustainable for me. I love carbs. I wanted a plan that allowed me to keep my affection for oven-baked fries intact. We had a good run. Goodbye Starch Solution. Hello, Eat to Live.
After doing the Starch Solution for a solid month I made extraordinarily little progress in the area of weight loss and body mass index. This past week was extremely hard mentally. I knew the Starch Solution wasn’t working the way I hoped it would. After my last weigh-in, I hunkered down and made sure my plate was a 50/50 split of carbs and non-starchy veg. I completely stuck to whole foods just to ensure fidelity. I followed the 50/50 split Sunday thru Wednesday. I weighed in on Thursday morning because I was curious. My weight had rebounded to 165.
I cried. A lot!
After my pity party for one ended, I began the hunt for a new plant-based plan. I came across the work of Dr. Joel Fuhrman M. D. I immediately downloaded his book and started the 6 weeks reset detailed in his plan. started that evening. Dr. Fuhrman’s plan adds a little more whole fats from nuts, seeds, and avocado. He limits carbs to one cup per day and added a boatload of greens. There are a ton of YouTube videos detailing how his “Nutritarian” plan works. His book Eat to Live is also available on Amazon and most digital platforms as well as local libraries.
I made a hard and fast U-turn. I didn’t want to waste another day in fear and confusion over what to eat. I thought the switch would be difficult, but it proved rather easy because the 2 plans are closely aligned. I did have to purchase flax seeds and mushrooms… you’ll have to read about why he requires these in a later post.
I feel amazing and a little more balanced on this plan. I didn’t realize how much I was missing healthy fats to give me that satiated feeling.
Current Weigh-In and Exercise Results
November 22, 2020
Weight: 162.2 (I was on The Starch Solution the first half of the week and on Eat to Live for the remainder of the week.)
Exercise: Walked 2 miles 5x this week
Last Week’s Weigh-In Results
November 15, 2020
Weight: 164.6 (Up 2 ounces)
Exercise: Walked 2 miles 4x this week
See you next week for a post Thanksgiving update. This should be humbling and fun.