Eat to Live Six Week Challenge – Peggy – Week 1

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I had a smoothie this morning, and a salad for lunch with flavored vinegars as my dressing. For dinner, I will have a bean/veggie stew and a smaller salad.  Earlier this week, I did go out to eat at a steakhouse for lunch one day this week with a friend.  It was a challenge.  It was interesting asking how things were prepared as I had never done that before.  I had always just ate the food however it was cooked.  I took an active role in my health for a change.  It was scary and yet exciting.  I ended up having a strawberry pecan salad, hold the cheese.  I brought my own flavored vinegar to the restaurant. I also had half a potato, dry and mixed veggies with no butter or oil.  So I consider that a success. On another day, I finished off a 7 Layer Dip leftover from the New Year’s Eve party.  I experimented with making my own chips.  I used corn tortillas sprayed with amino acid, put spices on it and baked them.  I also made a cheese sauce made with cashews and it did have avocado in it.  So while it was compliant, it was not ideal for weight loss.  All in all it was a good week and definitely a learning experience.  It gave me belief that I can do this.  I found I love my salads.  The biggest thing I learned is that I really can choose to not snack after dinner.  I typically eat dinner around 4-5 pm.  But I don’t go to bed until around midnight.  So I thought I had to eat another meal, which would make 4 meals a day since I get up around 7am.   So far, so good.

About the Author:

Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.

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