Yes, and whole grains rather than processed, but in moderation.
No added fat other than what is in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. No dairy and a rare treat BBQ with 100% grass fed beef or field raised bug eating chickens. The fat content of both is completely different than the factory meats. BUT I don't need the added fats. Forks Over Knives and McDougal are our source of recipes. We don't consider ourselves vegans, just WHOLE FOOD eaters. Never, or extremely rarely ANY processed foods. I feel so much better and now stress eat a bowl of carrots, super sweet organic or sustainably grown.Matt Gruber wrote: ↑Jun 02 2018 9:50amDan
Glad you are still here to tell the tale!
I have given up all oil's and butter too. They really don't do anything for me taste wise. They are to me, just liquid calories, like sugar water with no flavor. If i'm going to eat something calorie dense, it is going to be ice cream There is plenty of oil in peanuts without having to add more. I add salt to veggies and sprinkle on some cheese. Might not buy any more cheese, but it is good to add if my weight drops below 120.
When i was a kid i used to love margarine, but they cancelled my brand due to trans fat. I only put a tiny bit on, but it tasted great. I've tried others but none compare. They don't like to melt easily, and don't taste good. So salt for me does the trick. I was not getting enough salt, so veggies are any easy way to get enough.
So half the food in my fridge i don't plan to buy again. It will be a month until i use it up, and my new plan fully kicks in.
Interesting....will read more on Sulforaphane!Matt Gruber wrote: ↑Jun 15 2018 11:53amso i spent $39 on vegan food, hanging from my ebike.
made a side dish of beet greens and broccoli. i never had beet greens before, tastes like spinach. good! ate it all.
a 14oz beet is going into my bean dish. should end up very red.
$20 was nuts, 38oz of almonds $12 and 16 oz pistachios $8.
got my broccoli seeds and i learned to grind them in a coffee grinder for magical Sulforaphane. Easier than growing sprouts. Sulforaphane seeks out cancer cells in the bloodstream and turns them off so they die. Everybody has faulty cells, but meat, eggs and dairy inhibit the action of the immune system. Send in the Sulforaphane
Said to have many other benefits, like anti-aging. Numerous studies prove it works on cancer cells. Not cheap like flax seeds, but fascinating to try. i can mix the powder w/PB(makes it crunchy) or put it in my cold bean dish. (cooking can ruin it)
Thanks for reading; nobody agrees on food, that is why stores sell 100,000+ items