Diet Results and Other Musings

More Plant Based Diet Results I’ll get straight to the good news: Following my plant based routine, I’m down another pound this morning! And I’m not feeling hungry or deprived! WIN! One thing I’ve noticed over the last couple of years is that, no matter which type of diet program I’m following – be it keto-carnivore or fat-free whole foods/starch-based – I get really hungry! I mean…the hunger pangs are horrible! And I feel like I have to either spend a lot of time Intermittent Fasting (IF) or I have to severely calorie restrict. Either way, I’m depriving my body

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Back To Raw Plants – Leaving Keto Behind

Raw Foods – I Used to Eat Loads of Them! This post is mostly for me…to track my progress and how I’m feeling. So, it won’t be long. After years of bouncing back and forth between a HFLC (High Fat Low Carb) Keto-Carnivore diet and a LFHC (Low Fat High Carb) WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) diet – incorporating mostly cooked whole plant foods…and just continuing to gain weight and feel sub-standard, I decided I’ve had enough! So, about three (3) days ago…I’m not really sure because I didn’t track it…but about March 1st, 2021…I decided to go back to

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Markus Rothkranz – One of My Inspirations

Markus Was One of My Early Raw Food Heroes. Back in 2007 I began a journey in search of the optimal diet for healing and disease prevention. That search led me to a mostly raw food diet. I’ve written a lot about that experience over the years. You can read my personal story HERE. But to summarize, I was was convinced that eating a mostly raw, whole-foods, plant-based diet was the answer to human nutrition and disease prevention. As a result, I decided to launch an online magazine devoted to spreading the word about this lifestyle. I purchased a domain

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Trying the Carnivore Diet

Will I see any benefit from adopting a carnivore diet? I decided to give it a try and find out for myself. I was eating a whole-food, plant-based diet for several months (off and on for y-e-a-r-s!) but that wasn’t working for me. So, I decided to pull out all the stops and try this all-animal (no dairy for me) approach. Why the dramatic shift in my diet and lifestyle? Many people would probably assume I was eating a plant-based diet for ethical reasons. Not so. I’m concerned about my own health, first and foremost. And, for me, diet isn’t

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The Starch Solution vs. Mary’s Mini

I’ve been following the 10-Day Mary’s Mini version of Dr. John McDougall’s The Starch Solution weight-loss plan, and today is Day 8. These are my thoughts and experience so far. I talk, in detail, about the differences between the two plans and why I’m choosing to try the Mary’s Mini version instead of the basic plan. Basically, for either plan you make starch the center of every meal you eat. The biggest difference is that on the basic plan, you can mix up a variety of starches without restriction. However, if you aren’t having weight-loss success, Mrs. McDougall, Mary, developed

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Low Carb High Fat or High Carb Low Fat – My Personal Story

Are you as confused about diet and all the freaking weight-loss programs and theories out there as I am? In this Car-Chat video I share (most of) my personal story about the struggle I’ve been through trying to lose weight and achieve optimal health and wellness. I have been dieting, literally, since I was 10 years old. If people think it’s a new phenomenon for kids to worry about their weight, I’ve got some news for you! Ya, I inherited my body obsession (mostly) from my mom, who was also obsessed with her weight. Frankly, I’m really fed up and

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My Diet Struggle – Keto-Carnivore or Vegan?

I’m sitting here in pain. Abdominal pain. It started late yesterday afternoon and it’s now 8:05 the next morning. It kept me awake most of the night. It’s a digestive thing. Nothing too serious…I can just tell. You know…the kind you feel after eating too many beans? Ya, that kind. But intense. It comes in waves, so it’s not constant. But a new cramp comes on every few minutes and it makes me writhe and palpate my belly like I would knead a big wad of bread dough. That does seem to help. A little. So, before I get into

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My History With Network Marketing (MLM)

My History With Home-Based Businesses I remember first hearing about home-based businesses when I was a child, probably around age eight or ten. I babysat for someone who was a Jafra rep, though I didn’t know what that meant. Just that she had some unique skincare products in her bathroom with royal bee honey in them-that part stuck with me. Because I thought it was strange that there would be face cream with special jelly that came from queen bees, and it was supposed to make your skin look amazing. Other MLM Companies Likewise, I remember hearing about Shaklee when I was

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Diet Confusion: Keto vs. Plant-Based

Have you been experiencing diet confusion? Frustrated by all of the conflicting and contradictory diet and nutrition messages out there? In particular, there is a major difference of opinion as to whether a low-carb, ketogenic diet, or a low-fat whole-foods/plant-based diet is the better choice for overall health, nutrition, and longevity. I know I’ve experienced more than my share of confusion on the subject! I watched this video by Ryan of Happy Healthy Vegan the other night…twice…because I think the explanation shared by Cyrus Khambatta of Mastering Diabetes, who has a PhD in nutritional biochemistry, makes literally more sense than

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